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Andrew Jackson, Antonio Andrews pace WKU in upset

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Senior running back Antonio Andrews had a solid showing in Western Kentucky's win over Kentucky.

Western Kentucky put Kentucky in the SEC cellar before the Wildcats had even played an SEC game Saturday, and it's two NFL draft prospects played a major role in the 35-26 victory for Bobby Petrino's new Sun Belt Conference team.

Linebacker Andrew Jackson made eight tackles, including a tackle for loss and a pass breakup, to lead the WKU defense. Jackson ranks as the No. 80 senior NFL draft prospect in the nation, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

Meanwhile, running back Antonio Andrews rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown, added 37 receiving yards, and another 58 return yards. The Hilltoppers senior (6-0, 219 pounds) has impressed scouts with his ability to catch the ball, and return both punts and kickoffs.

Both Andrews and Jackson are on the Senior Bowl watch list.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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