WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPPERS NEWS

2016 Shrine Game Feature: Quarterback Brandon Doughty of Western Kentucky

The 2016 Shrine Game features a slew of intriguing quarterback prospects. Blake Frohnapfel, Vernon Adams Jr. and Nate Sudfeld have all gotten some attention as legitimate UDFA signings, if not draftees, but Western Kentucky’s Brandon Doughty is the main attraction in St. Petersburg. By: Derrik Klassen A Florida native, Doughty took his talents to Western Kentucky after graduating...
Via Optimum Scouting
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky fends off North Texas, 81-76

DENTON, Texas (AP) Chris Harrison-Docks scored 16 points and Aaron Cosby had 16 more, including five clutch free throws, and Western Kentucky slipped by North Texas 81-76 on Saturday night. Justin Johnson had 13 points and Anton Waters and Nigel Snipes each finished with 10 for Western Kentucky (10-8, 2-3 Conference USA). The Hilltoppers never trailed in the second half and had...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: WKU's Tyson Helton expected to join brother Clay's staff at USC

Western Kentucky offensive coordinator Tyson Helton is expected to join his brother Clay's staff at USC as the Trojans' passing-game coordinator and QB coach, a source told FOX Sports on Thursday. The details are still be sorted out.The 38-year-old Helton helped WKU rank No. 9 in the nation and No. 3 in yards per play in total offense this season. In 2014, the younger Helton coordinated...
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: USC to hire Clay Helton's brother, Western Kentucky OC Tyson Helton, as QB coach

USC head coach Clay Helton is expected to hire his brother, Western Kentucky offensive coordinator Tyson Helton, as the Trojans quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator, sources told FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman on Thursday. Tyson Helton, Clay's younger brother, led a Western Kentucky offense that ranked No. 4 in scoring in the FBS in 2015. The Hilltoppers averaged 44.3 points...
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft under-the-radar player spotlight: Brandon Doughty

In the upcoming NFL Draft, there are a host of quarterbacks that could do well and will be drafted in the first round. There are also a number of quarterbacks that will likely fall to later rounds and have to sit and wait for their turn to shine in the league. Western Kentucky’s Brandon Doughty could possibly be one of those guys. He has had a fantastic career with the Hilltoppers...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: WKU fools USF on 53 yard flea flicker

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers beat the USF Bulls 45-35 in the Miami Beach Bowl last night. Here’s our favorite play of the game courtesy of @clippit…. The post Watch: WKU fools USF on 53 yard flea flicker appeared first on The Student Section.
Via Bloguin Best
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: WKU fools USF on 53 yard flea flicker

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers beat the USF Bulls 45-35 in the Miami Beach Bowl last night. Here’s our favorite play of the game courtesy of @clippit…. The post Watch: WKU fools USF on 53 yard flea flicker appeared first on The Student Section.
Via The Student Section
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky QB Doughty and "God-given arm" eyeing NFL

MIAMI (AP) Brandon Doughty's left arm is covered in tattoos. The skin on his right arm remains pristine. There's a simple reason for that. ''I would never touch this arm like that,'' Doughty said after his right arm unleashed a 461-yard, three-touchdown effort to carry Western Kentucky to a win over South Florida in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday - the final game of his six-year...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

QB Doughty joins exclusive club as WKU tops USF in Miami Beach Bowl

MIAMI -- Brandon Doughty's final game at Western Kentucky perfectly epitomized his career with the Hilltoppers, with a slow start followed by a record-setting finish.Doughty threw for 461 yards and three touchdowns, and Western Kentucky overcame an early 14-point deficit to beat South Florida 45-35 in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday.Doughty finished the season with 5,055 yards for...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Doughty wins finale, WKU tops USF 45-35 in Miami B

MIAMI (AP) Brandon Doughty's final game at Western Kentucky perfectly epitomized his career with the Hilltoppers, with a slow start followed by a record-setting finish. Doughty threw for 461 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 25 Western Kentucky overcame an early 14-point deficit to beat South Florida 45-35 in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday. Doughty finished the season with...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

USF outgunned by Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky in Miami Beach Bowl

MIAMI (AP) -- Brandon Doughty capped his career by throwing for 461 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 25 Western Kentucky overcame an early 14-point deficit to beat South Florida 45-35 in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday.Doughty finished the season with 5,055 yards for the Hilltoppers (12-2), posting the 14th season of 5,000 or more in FBS history.Anthony Wales rushed for 105 yards...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Doughty wins finale, WKU tops USF 45-35 in Miami Beach Bowl

MIAMI (AP) Brandon Doughty's final game at Western Kentucky perfectly epitomized his career with the Hilltoppers, with a slow start followed by a record-setting finish. Doughty threw for 461 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 25 Western Kentucky overcame an early 14-point deficit to beat South Florida 45-35 in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday. Doughty finished the season with...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Beach Bowl: USF vs. Western Kentucky game preview

TV: ESPN Time: 2:30 p.m. MIAMI (AP) -- The matchup-makers knew what they were doing when they decided that Western Kentucky and South Florida would meet in the Miami Beach Bowl.On one side is USF coach Willie Taggart, who was a star quarterback at Western Kentucky and then eventually became the Hilltoppers coach -- responsible in large part for landing some of the players currently...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Taggart's past and present collide in Miami Beach Bowl

MIAMI (AP) The matchup-makers knew what they were doing when they decided that Western Kentucky and South Florida would meet in the Miami Beach Bowl. On one side is USF coach Willie Taggart, who was a star quarterback at Western Kentucky and then eventually became the Hilltoppers coach - responsible in large part for landing some of the players currently on that school's roster...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Beach Bowl Capsule

No. 25 Western Kentucky (11-2) vs. South Florida (8-4), 2:30 p.m. EST (ESPN) Line: Western Kentucky by 2-1/2 Series Record: USF leads 4-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE History for Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty, for starters. The super-prolific senior enters his college finale with 12,394 yards, 991 completions and 108 touchdown passes. He's attracted the eye of NFL scouts...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. South Florida Bulls: Betting odds, point spread and tv streaming

On Monday evening the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and South Florida Bulls will face off against one another in the Miami Beach Bowl. Western Kentucky (11-2) and South Florida (8-4) will each be looking for the win in this one. ESPN has coverage of this contest beginning at 2:30 pm ET from Marlins Park in Miami, FL. The Odds: The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 2.5 point favorites...
Via Tireball.com
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

W. Kentucky-South Florida Preview

The inaugural Miami Beach Bowl produced one of the more memorable - and infamous - finishes of the 2014 postseason. There's no hostility existing between this year's participants, however, due to the close ties that bind No. 25 Western Kentucky and South Florida. Willie Taggart's turnaround of the USF program in his third season likely comes as no surprise to followers of the...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Doughty leads All-Conference USA team

Western Kentucky Brandon Doughty has been one of the best players in the Conference USA for the past two seasons. This year, he led the fourth-ranked Hilltoppers offense to their first conference championship since moving to the FBS by throwing for over 4,500 yards and 45 touchdowns. Because of his accolades, he has been named to the All-Conference USA first team along with a host...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Beach Bowl Matchup

Western Kentucky (11-2, Conference USA) vs. South Florida (8-4, American Athletic Conference), Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m. LOCATION: Miami TOP PLAYERS Western Kentucky: Brandon Doughty, 45 TD passes (leads nation), 94 TD passes last two seasons. South Florida: Marlon Mack, 1,273 rushing yards, 6.6 yards per carry, 8 TDs. NOTABLE Western Kentucky: For as prolific as Doughty is, the...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky tops Southern Miss to secure C-USA title

Hilltoppers QB Brandon Doughty celebrates after being named Player of the Game on Saturday vs. Southern Miss. Wesley Hitt Getty ImagesBOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Brandon Doughty finished off his final home game for Western Kentucky with something he didn't believe was possible when he came to the school in 2011 -- a conference championship.Doughty threw for 410 yards with three touchdown...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky beats Southern Miss 45-28 for CUSA title

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Brandon Doughty threw for 410 yards with three touchdown passes and Western Kentucky came from behind to defeat Southern Mississippi 45-28 in the Conference USA Championship Game on Saturday. Doughty finished with 34 completions in 52 attempts, shaking off a first-half interception that helped put the East Division champion Hilltoppers in a 14-point first...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ C-USA Championship Preview

Just because the Conference USA title game will likely not have playoff implications, does not mean it is not worth watching. This year’s C-USA title game features a juggernaut Western Kentucky team (11-2, 8-0 C-USA) looking to win its second straight conference title against an upstart Southern Mississippi (9-3, 7-1 C-USA) squad, who can reach double-digit wins for the first time...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WKU to host USM/LaTech winner in Conference USA championship

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have once again been a very good team this year. They just defeated the Marshall Thundering Herd, 49-28, to win the Conference USA East division championship and finish the year 10-2. We now know that the Hilltoppers will host the winner of Saturday’s game between Southern Mississippi and Louisiana Tech in the conference championship game next weekend...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky overwhelms Marshall to win Conference USA East

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Brandon Doughty threw for 370 yards, including five touchdowns, as Western Kentucky routed Marshall 49-28 to win the East Division of Conference USA on Friday.The Hilltoppers (10-2, 8-0) earned the right to host the conference championship game on Dec. 5 against the winner of Saturday's game between Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech to determine the West Division...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky overwhelms Marshall in 49-28 win

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Brandon Doughty threw for 370 yards, including five touchdowns, as Western Kentucky routed Marshall 49-28 to win the East Division of Conference USA on Friday. The Hilltoppers (10-2, 8-0) earned the right to host the conference championship game on Dec. 5 against the winner of Saturday's game between Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech to determine the West...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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