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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
23 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 Associated Press
24 days ago  |  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

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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
December 21, 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...
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 Associated Press
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

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

WKU RB Leon Allen suffers horrific leg injury

Remember former Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware breaking his leg during the NCAA Tournament a few years ago? That was a pretty awful injury, right? Well, last night’s game between Louisiana Tech and Western Kentucky may have provided an even worse injury provided another injury of that nature. During the game last night, Western Kentucky running back Leon Allen caught hit...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky QB Brandon Doughty Throws For 441 Yards In Win Over Louisiana Tech

Most football fans were probably watching the Steelers-Patriots game Thursday night, but those from the Western Kentucky and Louisiana Tech campuses got to see a heck of a game between their two teams. Western Kentucky led throughout the game, but couldn't put away Louisiana Tech even though WKU QB Brandon Doughty threw for 441 yards.Even though he threw for over 400 he somehow only...
Via FatManWriting
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

WKU, Russell Athletic announce 5-year apparel, uniform deal

It looks like the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers won’t be using any other apparel company for their uniforms over the next few years. It was announced Monday afternoon that the WKU Athletic Department and Russell Athletic had reached a 5-year contract extension in their apparel and uniform deal. According to, the deal runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021 and is worth...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

European SG not joining Western Kentucky

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers lost four of their top five scorers from last season over the summer. The team is in dire straits for scorers this season as they currently only return Chris Harrison-Docks from the 2014-15 season. The team planned on European shooting guard Kristaps Gluditis being one of those players for this season. According to College Basketball Talk, Gluditis...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky All-American OL facing DUI charge

Things just got really bad for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football team. Nothing is set in stone just yet, but if I know the NCAA and college football programs like I do, they could be without an All-American offensive lineman for the 2015 season. According to College Football Talk, redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Brandon Ray was charged with careless driving and first...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Google Mapping a Home Run from This Vanderbilt Game

As of press time, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are leading the No. 1-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores in the seventh inning of a college baseball game being played at the latter’s home park (box). For much of the interval before that press time, the author of this dumb post was sitting on his couch and watching the […]
Via Fangraphs
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Regardless of the score, Central Michigan still won

Central Michigan came up just short against Western Kentucky in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl--but we all know it doesn't really matter. The post F*ck The Scoreboard: You Won, Central Michigan appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Western Kentucky LB Terran Williams Brings Central Michigan QB Cooper Rush Some Harsh 'Holiday Cheer'

Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. Some people want like electronics, cash, chocolate, and gift cards. Some people don't like fruitcake, underwear and socks (unless you're over 40; at that age they are a practical and appreciated gift), that thing your mom swears you always wanted but you never actually did, and a massive blow from a linebacker on the opposing team.Like what Western...
Via FatManWriting
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bahamas Bowl ends on insane Hail Mary play

Hardly anyone was in attendance on Wednesday at the Bahamas Bowl to witness what will easily go down as one of the best bowl games of the season. Central Michigan came within one point of a shocking victory after the Chippewas nearly erased a 38-point deficit in the fourth quarter alone. Their final touchdown came...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: WKU completed a Hail Mary to end the half

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rolled over Army today 52-24 but the key play happened right before half-time with WKU up by just 7 points…. In case you missed the last play of the first half. #WKU RT @FanSidedGIF: VINE – Hail Mary #ARMYvsWKU — Wave The Red Towel (@WaveTheRedTowel) November 15, 2014
Via The Student Section
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Western Kentucky player takes knee for a safety

As we saw at the end of last year’s Iron Bowl, you sometimes need just one second to score in a college football game. Saturday, the Wisconsin Badgers put up two points without having to even make a play. How? On the game’s opening kickoff, Western Illinois return man Kyle Hammonds took the ball just out of the end zone before taking a knee back in it. Clearly, that’s a safety...
Via College Spun
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowling Green Falcons at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the Bowling Green Falcons and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will face off against one another as their 2014 football season gets underway. This is the first game for each team. Coverage of the contest between Bowling Green and Western Kentucky will air on the CBS Sports Network at 7:30 pm ET from L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, KY. Odds: The Bowling Green Falcons...
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 86 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers season preview

Recently, it’s been a wild transition for Western Kentucky with the move to Conference USA this season while Bobby Petrino subsequently left the program after one successful run (8-4) to join Louisville. The new head coach is former pro athlete Jeff Brohm, who served as Petrino’s offensive coordinator in 2013.  The biggest obstacle in 2014 will be replacing two-time All-American...
Via College Football Universe
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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