Zappe’s 6 TD passes propel Western Kentucky past FAU
Hilltoppers led 31-10 at halftime
Bailey Zappe passed for 470 yards and six touchdowns Saturday as Western Kentucky rolled to a 52-17 victory over Florida Atlantic.
Zappe had a 1-yard TD toss to Jerreth Sterns to open the scoring and connected with Mitchell Tinsley for an 8-yarder as WKU grabbed a 14-3 lead.
Zappe hit Joey Beljan for a 3-yard TD before Teja Young picked him off and returned it 62 yards for a score — pulling the Owls (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA) within 21-10.
Zappe answered with a 3-yard TD toss to freshman Malachi Corley and Brayden Narveson followed with a 26-yard field goal to give the Hilltoppers a 31-10 lead at the half.
Associated Press 2021