BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Mike White threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns and Western Kentucky rolled to a 45-7 victory over North Texas on Saturday.Western Kentucky (8-3, 6-1) held the Mean Green (4-5, 2-4) to 232 total yards of offense, just 55 in the first half, and didnt give up a score until the game was well out of reach.The defending Conference USA champion Hilltoppers won their fifth straight and control the race for the conferences East Division title. The Hilltoppers can lock a spot in the conference championship game with a win at Marshall on Nov. 26.White connected with Taywan Taylor in the first quarter for touchdown passes of 64 and 75 yards in the first six plays of the game.We wanted to start the game off early and fast, and try to take their will, Taylor said. We did a good job of that.Taylor led with 166 yards receiving and three scores. Anthony Wales had 121 yards rushing and ran for a 3-yard TD to put Western Kentucky up 31-0 at the half.Western Kentucky had 543 yards of offense for 7.3 yards per play.Andrew Tucker ran for a 71-yard TD run in the third quarter to avoid the shutout for North Texas. Our defense got off the field and we shut them down, Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm said. Our defense was dominant.Alabama transfer Alec Morris stepped in at quarterback for North Texas, replacing freshman Mason Fine who fumbled off a sack in the second quarter. Morris was 14 of 26 for 108 yards passing with an interception.Western Kentucky capitalized off the sack fumble forced by Joe Brown, and scored on the next play with a 33-yard strike from White to Nicholas Norris. Norris added another touchdown grab in the third quarter.Since 2013, the Hilltoppers are 13-1 in November, and 9-1 in three years under Brohm.Were at the point now where you win and advance and if you lose, you dont, Brohm said. Thats what makes it so exciting . Theres always something riding on the games. Every game matters. I think when thats the way it is, you have to enjoy the ride.THE TAKEAWAYWKU receiver Nicholas Norris had 66 yards receiving at halftime to reach 1,000 yards on the season. He joined Taylor (1,340 yards) as the first WKU wide receiver duo to have 1,000-yards receiving in the same season. Norris finished with 90 yards and two TDs.North Texas lost its third straight and must win out to become bowl eligible under first-year coach Seth Littrell.UP NEXTWestern Kentucky will have a week off before wrapping up the regular season at struggling Marshall on Nov. 26.North Texas hosts Southern Mississippi next Saturday.Patrick Peterson Color Rush Jersey . JOHNS, N. Chandler Jones Cardinals Jersey . JOHNS, N. http://www.arizonacardinalsshoponline.com/brandon-williams-cardinals-jersey.html . 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Williams, DeVante Harris and Ken Crawley -- whod never played a regular season snap before Sundays loss to Oakland.Their encore will come this Sunday against the New York Giants, whose offense features two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning and a receiving corps led by one of the biggest young stars in the NFL, Odell Beckham Jr.Theyre going to see that we have young corners and theyre going to try to attack that, Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro said. Everybody knows that.The Saints allowed Oaklands Derek Car to throw for 319 yards, one touchdown and two 2-point conversions on Sunday, including one conversion to give the Raiders the lead for good at 35-34 with 47 seconds left. Crawly, an undrafted rookie out of Colorado, was covering veteran receiver Michael Crabtree on that decisive play.Payton gave his first-year cornerbacks mixed reviews.There are snaps they played very well and there are some snaps obviously weve got to get cleaned up, Payton said. There are some things theyve got to get better at here and I think they will from Week 1 to Week 2.The youth movement at defensive back came as part of an effort to overhaul a defense that has ranked second-to-last in the NFL the previous two seasons. But the Saints could be increasingly exposed for their decision to go young now that Breaux will be sidelined more than a month. He did not play in the fourth quarter of Sundays loss, when Oakland scored 22 points.Delvins a great player. Hes one of the best corners in this league and its going to hurt us, Vaccaro said.Payton said the Saints wont radically change their defensive scheme in the wake of Breauxs absence, but will miss their ability to rely on his skills in one-on-one coverage of an opponents top receiver.Weve got to underrstand who were playing and what were trying to take away, Payton said.dddddddddddd So I dont think by any means you start with a whole new plan. Obviously, losing a good player like him can alter some things youre wanting to do coverage-wise.The Giants are coming off a season-opening, 20-19 victory over Dallas in which Manning passed for 203 yards, which is by no means a big day in the modern NFL. But he also passed for all three of New Yorks touchdowns.The Saints could get some veteran secondary help from Sterling Moore, who was signed last week but did not play Sunday. Moore said he joined the squad a little too late to be involved in the game plan for Oakland, but expects to play against the Giants, a team he knows from his three seasons with Dallas from 2012 to 2014. He also faced New York last season while with Tampa Bay.Moore said he can help New Orleans young defensive backs scout the Giants passing attack by sharing the knowledge that Ive had going against certain receivers.Williams, technically a second-year player out of Florida State who spent his rookie season on injured reserve, started against Oakland.He said he, Harris and Crawley are definitely looking to get better, but werent entirely discouraged by how they played in their first regular season game.We competed at a high level in the game. We challenged the receivers, Williams said. Theres always little things we can fix with techniques, knowing situations, knowing where theyre aligned.Vaccaro, who started as a rookie in 2013, now makes a lot of the calls for the secondary. He said he can relate to the challenges some of the Saints defensive backs face in getting so many live snaps so early in their careers.I remember my rookie year my head was spinning going into a game, Vaccaro said. Each game, it gets easier and easier. You get less nervous. You get more comfortable.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '
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