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Western Kentucky utilized a trick play in overtime to stun Kentucky on the road 32-31 Saturday night.
The Hilltoppers (2-1) went for the win with a two-point try after Antonio Andrews pulled them within a point on 2-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Kawaun Jakes threw a lateral to Andrews, who threw back to Jakes to clinch the victory.
The Wildcats (1-2) had scored first in overtime on a Jonathan George 12-yard run to take a 31-24 lead. On Western Kentucky's OT possession, a roughing-the-passer call set the Hilltoppers up at the Kentucky 2-yard line and led to Andrews' TD.
The Hilltoppers raced out to a 17-0 first-half lead, intercepting Kentucky's Maxwell Smith three times - the sophomore quarterback would add another later. Smith did lead Kentucky on a 77-yard scoring drive that culminated in a 22-yard, game-tying touchdown pass to wide receiver DeMarcus Sweat.
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Chalk up another victory up for the little guys. One week after Louisiana Monroe upset heavily favored #8 Arkansas in overtime (31-28), their Sun Belt Conference brethren knocked off another Southeastern Conference opponent this week as well. Watch as Western Kentucky quarterback Kawaun Jakes laterals the ball to tailback Antonio Andrews, who then whips the pigskin back across the...
For the second week in a row the Sun Belt Conference
prevails over an SEC team on the road.
Last week it was Louisiana-Monroe coming back to stun Arkansas, now
Western Kentucky shocks Kentucky in overtime 32-31 in overtime.
Here’s how WKY head coach Willie Taggart feels about
the win. (Thanks WTVQ Lexington, Kentucky)
Coach Taggart your Hilltoppers did...
The title pretty much tells you everything you need to know about this one. The Hilltoppers scored on a play where quarterback Kuwaun Jakes handed the ball off to Antonio Andrews, who then passed the ball back across the field to Jakes who was wide open and able to trot into the end zone for the 2 points.
This is the first win for Western Kentucky over a SEC team. This is also the...
Outside of LSU and Alabama, the SEC hasn't looked like the most dominant conference in division one college football this season.
Last week, then 8th-ranked Arkansas lost to Louisana-Monroe in overtime and this week, another SEC team lost to another Sun Belt opponent in OT.
Watch as Western Kentucky's Kawaun Jakes executes a brilliant trick play to stun Kentucky...
Western Kentucky confidently waltzed into Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium, and after a little sleight of hand headed home with perhaps the biggest wins in its football history.
''WKU red is the new blue,'' Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggart said after his Sun Belt squad upended its in-state foe from the vaunted Southeastern Conference.
The Hilltoppers completed...