WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPPERS NEWS

Drake holds off Western Kentucky for 81-79 win in OT

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Kale Abrahamson scored a career-high 41 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, and Drake held off Western Kentucky for an 81-79 victory on Monday night in the Gulf Coast Showcase. Drake's Graham Woodward opened overtime with a 3-pointer and, after Chris McNeal answered with a layup for his first basket of the game, Reed Timmer completed a 3-point...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

FIU blown out by Western Kentucky to end season

MIAMI (AP) -- Brandon Doughty threw for 224 yards and three TDs, D'Andre Ferby ran for three TDs, and Western Kentucky beat Florida International University 63-7 on Saturday in a game delayed by lightning. The bowl-eligible Hilltoppers (9-2, 7-0 Conference USA) outgained the Golden Panthers 477 total yards to 168 and held them scoreless until the fourth quarter. Wonderful Terry returned...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky beats FIU 63-7

MIAMI (AP) Brandon Doughty threw for 224 yards and three TDs, D'Andre Ferby ran for three TDs, and Western Kentucky beat Florida International University 63-7 on Saturday in a game delayed by lightning. The bowl-eligible Hilltoppers (9-2, 7-0 Conference USA) outgained the Golden Panthers 477 total yards to 168 and held them scoreless until the fourth quarter. Wonderful Terry...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

FIU blown out by Western Kentucky to end season

MIAMI (AP) -- Brandon Doughty threw for 224 yards and three TDs, D'Andre Ferby ran for three TDs, and Western Kentucky beat Florida International University 63-7 on Saturday in a game delayed by lightning. The bowl-eligible Hilltoppers (9-2, 7-0 Conference USA) outgained the Golden Panthers 477 total yards to 168 and held them scoreless until the fourth quarter. Wonderful Terry returned...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky holds off Stony Brooks 67-66

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Justin Johnson scored a career-high 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds and Western Kentucky held off Stony Brook down the stretch to win 67-66 on Saturday. Carson Puriefoy pulled Stony Brook within 67-66 with a 3-pointer with 2:06 left, but the Sea Wolves missed all six of their shots down the stretch, including two free throws, and time...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky beats Campbellsville 97-77 in opener

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Nigel Snipes scored 24 points and hit 5 of 10 3-pointers and Western Kentucky beat Campbellsville 97-77 Saturday night in its season opener. Frederick Edmond scored 20, Justin Johnson added 16 with 15 rebounds and four assists, and Ben Lawson chipped in 13. It was an exhibition game for NAIA Cambellsville (4-0), which was led by Hagen Tyler's 28 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

FAU toppled on road by Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Brandon Doughty threw four touchdowns passes and added a touchdown reception in Western Kentucky's 35-19 win on Saturday in the C-USA matchup at L.T. Smith Stadium.A homecoming crowd of 18,421 saw the senior quarterback complete 24 of 29 passes for 273 yards and one interception along with his four touchdown passes.Western Kentucky (8-2 6-0 C-USA) pulled...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky beats Florida Atlantic 35-19

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Brandon Doughty threw four touchdowns passes and added a touchdown reception in Western Kentucky's 35-19 win on Saturday in the C-USA matchup at L.T. Smith Stadium. A homecoming crowd of 18,421 saw the senior quarterback complete 24 of 29 passes for 273 yards and one interception along with his four touchdown passes. Western Kentucky (8-2 6-0 C-USA) pulled...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

FAU toppled on road by Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Brandon Doughty threw four touchdowns passes and added a touchdown reception in Western Kentucky's 35-19 win on Saturday in the C-USA matchup at L.T. Smith Stadium. A homecoming crowd of 18,421 saw the senior quarterback complete 24 of 29 passes for 273 yards and one interception along with his four touchdown passes. Western Kentucky (8-2 6-0 C-USA) pulled...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky rolls over Old Dominion 55-30

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Anthony Wales rushed for a career-high four touchdowns and Brandon Doughty threw for three scores to lead Western Kentucky to a 55-30 win over Old Dominion on Saturday. Doughty, who has now thrown at least one touchdown pass in 23 consecutive games, completed 21 of 28 pass attempts for 276 yards. Nicholas Norris pulled in five of those for 117 yards and one score...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 5 LSU tunes up for Alabama by beating WKU on ground & through air

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Brandon Harris passed for a career-high 286 yards, with two of his three scoring passes going for more than 50 yards, and No. 5 LSU beat Western Kentucky 48-20 on Saturday night. Leonard Fournette ran for 150 yards and a short touchdown on a soggy field, giving him 1,352 yards rushing and 15 TDs this season. Now LSU (7-0), which has next weekend off, can look...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

LSU Tigers vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the No. 5 LSU Tigers will host the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. No. 5 LSU (6-0) will hope to blow out Western Kentucky (6-1) in this one. Coverage of this game airs on ESNPU at 7:00 pm ET from Tiger Stadium. The Odds: LSU is a 17 point favorite against Western Kentucky. The over/under for this game is 67 total points. Will LSU blow out Western Kentucky in this one or...
Via Tireball.com
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Les Miles praises WKU, votes for them in Coaches Poll

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are one of the better teams in the Conference USA this year. The team is 6-1 and 4-0 in the conference, with their only loss being a 38-35 heartbreaker to the then-undefeated Indiana Hoosiers. The Hilltoppers have one of their toughest matchups this year when they head to Baton Rouge to play the LSU Tigers on Saturday. According to The Courier-Journal...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Miles: Western Kentucky 'is a very good football team'

Les Miles previewed opponent Western Kentucky in a jam-packed press conference on Monday afternoon. The Hilltoppers enter Saturday's contest at 6-1. They've already beaten an SEC opponent in Vanderbilt this year, and came within four points of beating Indiana. This isn't a fact lost on Miles. "This is a very good football team," said Miles. "They're good in offense, defense, and...
Via Fox Sports
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 7 Rankings with LSU Comments

Blog updates/LSU I decided to delay my response to “30 for 30: Trojan Horse” until the end of the week, because I won’t have much to talk about then. There isn’t enough with Western Kentucky worth talking about for a full blog. The Hilltoppers played close games at Vanderbilt (which they won) and at Indiana (the only team to beat them).  LSU’s secondary may be stretched...
Via In The Neutral Zone
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Doughty, Western Kentucky ease by North Texas 55-28

DENTON, Texas (AP) Brandon Doughty passed for 350 yards and four touchdowns, and Anthony Wales had 259 total yards and three touchdowns to help Western Kentucky beat North Texas 55-28 on Thursday night for its seventh straight Conference USA victory. Doughty found Wales out of the backfield for a 5-yard touchdown to open the scoring and connected with Jared Dangerfield on a short...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

High-octane Western Kentucky beats Middle Tennessee 58-28

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Western Kentucky's high-powered offense dominated from the outset as the host Hilltoppers scored on eight of 10 first-half possessions, routing Middle Tennessee, 58-28, on Saturday in Conference USA play. Quarterback Brandon Doughty led Western Kentucky, (5-1, 3-0) which put up 52 first-half points against the Blue Raiders (2-4, 1-1), throwing five first...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Western Kentucky scores on throw by WR

Baylor leads Kansas 52-7 at the half in the early blowout of the day, but Western Kentucky-Middle Tennessee isn’t far behind. WKU leads 49-14 late in the first half. Quarterback Brandon Doughty has five touchdowns already, and he’s not the only Hilltopper to strike through the air. Up 35-14, Doughty threw a screen to sophomore receiver Nacarius Fant, who found Taywan Taylor wide...
Via College Spun
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky rolls to win over Rice

HOUSTON (AP) -- Brandon Doughty threw for 409 yards and four first-half touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky to a 49-10 win over Rice on Saturday. D'Andre Ferby added two touchdown runs for the Hilltoppers (4-1, 2-0 Conference USA), who piled up 504 yards. Doughty finished 28 of 38 and moved into the top 100 in NCAA for career passing yards with 9,800. He connected with Taywan Taylor...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky rolls to win over Rice

HOUSTON (AP) -- Brandon Doughty threw for 409 yards and four first-half touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky to a 49-10 win over Rice on Saturday. D'Andre Ferby added two touchdown runs for the Hilltoppers (4-1, 2-0 Conference USA), who piled up 504 yards. Doughty finished 28 of 38 and moved into the top 100 in NCAA for career passing yards with 9,800. He connected with Taywan Taylor...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky rolls to 49-10 win over Rice

HOUSTON (AP) Brandon Doughty threw for 409 yards and four first-half touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky to a 49-10 win over Rice on Saturday. D'Andre Ferby added two touchdown runs for the Hilltoppers (4-1, 2-0 Conference USA), who piled up 504 yards. Doughty finished 28 of 38 and moved into the top 100 in NCAA for career passing yards with 9,800. He connected with Taywan Taylor...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Top five performers and honoraries from Week 4

QB Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky vs. Miami (OH): 33-of-41, 457 yards, 6 TD 2015 Totals: 115-of-155, 1,591 yards, 11 TD, 2 INT Next Opponent: Rice (Oct. 3 at 3:30 PM ET) RB DeAndre Washington, Texas Tech vs. TCU: 22 carries, 188 yards, 4 TD 2015 Totals: 48 carries, 475 yards, 5 TD Next Opponent: Baylor (Oct. 3 at 3:30 PM ET) WR Josh Doctson, Texas Christian vs. Texas Tech: 18...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Doughty throws 6 TDs, W. Kentucky beats Miami (Ohio)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Senior quarterback Brandon Doughty threw for 457 yards and six touchdowns -- five in the first half -- as Western Kentucky rolled over Miami (Ohio) 56-14 on Saturday. Doughty, who passed for 381 yards in the first half, had touchdown passes of nine, three, five, four and 59 yards yards over the first two quarters as Western Kentucky built a 49-7 halftime...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Doughty throws 6 TDs, W. Kentucky beats Miami (Ohio)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Senior quarterback Brandon Doughty threw for 457 yards and six touchdowns -- five in the first half -- as Western Kentucky rolled over Miami (Ohio) 56-14 on Saturday. Doughty, who passed for 381 yards in the first half, had touchdown passes of nine, three, five, four and 59 yards yards over the first two quarters as Western Kentucky built a 49-7 halftime...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Doughty throws 6 TDs, W. Kentucky beats Miami (Ohio) 56-14

BOWLING GREEN, KY. (AP) Senior quarterback Brandon Doughty threw for 457 yards and six touchdowns - five in the first half - as Western Kentucky rolled over Miami (Ohio) 56-14 on Saturday. Doughty, who passed for 381 yards in the first half, had touchdown passes of nine, three, five, four and 59 yards over the first two quarters as WKU built a 49-7 halftime lead. The 49 points were...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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