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Central Michigan edges Western Kentucky 24-21

Coaching Western Kentucky for one game before moving on to an uncertain future, Lance Guidry had to make a crucial decision with the game on the line. Fourth down, 51 seconds remaining. Kick a field goal and play for overtime, or go for the win? ''That was all the players. We were going to kick the field goal, but they told me that they were here to win the game,'&...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky falls to Central Michigan 24-21

With 51 seconds left in his only game as Western Kentucky's coach, Lance Guidry had nothing to lose - and neither did his players. So the Hilltoppers went for it on fourth down instead of trying a tying field goal, and although the move backfired, there was little regret afterward. ''That was all the players. We were going to kick the field goal, but they told me that...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Guidry gamble fails in Motor City Bowl

DETROIT -- On a normal day, Lance Guidry would have kicked the field goal and gone to overtime. Wednesday, though, was far from normal. Trailing 24-21 with 51 seconds left in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, Guidry's Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were facing fourth-and-two from the Central Michigan 19. The interim coach told his team to kick the ball and set up overtime. They...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

DC's Preview: Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan Wednesday, December 26th, 7:30 PM on ESPN The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl has been played since 1997, although most of us know of it as the Motor City Bowl (until 2009). This bowl game is typically a MAC vs. Big Ten match-up, but since the Big Ten can't fill all of it's tie-ins this year (or maybe...
Via Double Coverage Football
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Little Caesars Bowl Pick – Hilltoppers

Little Caesars Bowl Pick – HilltoppersAs kickoff approached in Hawaii on Christmas Eve, my confidence remained high as I expected to continue my winning streak. Unfortunately, Fresno State decided to make it the most lopsided loss of my season. I predicted 50 points for the Bulldogs and they could only muster 10. That being said, losing by 45 and losing by one count the same in...
Via BeyondUSports
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee 34, W. Kentucky 29

Reggie Whatley's 96-yard kick return touchdown in the fourth quarter lifted Middle Tennessee to a 34-29 win over Western Kentucky on Thursday night. With the win, the Blue Raiders (6-3, 4-1 Sun Belt) are now in sole possession of second place in the Sun Belt, trailing first-place Louisiana-Monroe (6-2, 4-0). Whatley's kick return came with 6:03 left in the game just after...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football: Week 9 Sneaky Plays

A very interesting Week Eight is in the books and it is now time to look ahead to the Ninth week of the college football season and the “sneaky” plays it has in store for fantasy owners. Here is a look at some guys who might fill in nicely for owners in need of a potential diamond in the rough.Wes Lunt Oklahoma State QB vs. TCU: This true freshman started the season as the starting...
Via Football Nation
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Monroe 43, W. Kentucky 42, OT

Louisiana-Monroe's Kolton Browning found Rashon Caesar on a two-point conversion pass to give ULM (5-2, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference) a 43-42 overtime win over Western Kentucky on Saturday. The two-point conversion followed a 4-yard touchdown run by Browning to bring the Warhawks (5-2, 3-0) within 42-41. Browning finished 22-of-41 for 308 yards and two touchdowns passing, and ran...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky Survives Wild Game Against Troy

Those of us at the OSG HQ love a good Sun Belt Conference match-up.  Thursday Night’s Western Kentucky – Troy game qualifies and it was entertaining. The Hilltoppers overcame a 10 point first half deficit and a wild second half to defeat the Trojans 31-26. Here’s the highlights (Thanks WSFA-TV, Montgomery, AL)   WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery...
Via Online Sports Guys
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

W. Kentucky 31, Troy 26

Kawaun Jakes threw three touchdown passes and Western Kentucky had a key fourth-quarter defensive stand to preserve a 31-26 victory over Troy on Thursday night. Antonio Andrews rushed for 113 yards and the Hilltoppers (5-1, 2-0 Sun Belt Conference) won their fourth consecutive game since losing at No. 1 Alabama. They have won two straight over the Trojans (3-3, 2-2) after starting...
Via Fox Sports
October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

W. Kentucky 42, Southern Miss. 17

Antonio Andrews accounted for 136 yards rushing, 74 yards receiving and two touchdowns on Saturday as Western Kentucky rolled to a 42-17 win over Southern Mississippi. Western Kentucky quarterback Kawaun Jakes threw touchdown passes of 25, 36 and 2 yards. He finished the game 12-for-18 for 173 yards and no interceptions. The Hilltoppers amassed 560 yards of total offense while...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Western Kentucky uses trick play to win in OT

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...
Via Bush League Chronicle
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky stuns Kentucky 32-31 in OT

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...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky beats Kentucky on trick two-point conversion (Video)

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...
Via Outside the Boxscore
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

W. Kentucky 32, Kentucky 31, OT

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...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Alabama football: Western Kentucky game preview

Overview: A week after dismantling then-No. 8 Michigan 41-14 in Cowboys Stadium, the Crimson Tide will play host to the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky in their home opener at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Saturday’s game can be seen on the SEC Network at 2:30 p.m. CT. The only other meeting between these two teams was a 41-7 drubbing by Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2008. Western Kentucky...
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September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

W. Kentucky 49, Austin Peay 10

Kawaun Jakes threw for a career-high 296 yards and four touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky over Austin Peay 49-10 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. The fourth-year starting quarterback completed 18-of-23 passes, including touchdown passes of 21 yards to Willie McNeal, 15 yards to Tim Gorski, 13 yards to Boe Brand and 18 yards to Kadeem Jones. He also ran for...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Pre-Season Preview: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

2011 Record: (7-5, 7-1 in Sun Belt) Head Coach: Willie Taggart (9-15 at WKU, 9-7 in Sun Belt) Last Bowl Game: 1963 Tangerine Bowl: Beat Coast Guard Bears 27-0 2011 Preview   Schedule Glimpse: 2012 Schedule Link Big Name Opponents: 9/8 at Alabama, 9/15 at Kentucky Must Win: 9/1 vs Austin Peay, 11/10 vs FAU Revenge: 9/29 at Arkansas State Statistical Snapshot: 2011...
Via College Football Zealots
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

W. Kentucky 31, North Texas 21

Kawaun Jakes threw for 231 yards and three touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky over North Texas 31-21 on Saturday night. Jakes' longest touchdown pass was for 63 yards to Tyler Higbee late in first half, giving the Hilltoppers (6-5, 6-1 Sun Belt) a 17-14 lead. They never trailed again. Bobby Rainey led the game in running with 214 yards and a touchdown for Western Kentucky...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Toppers Too Much For Mean Green, 31-21

DENTON, Texas (11/19/11) - Kawaun Jakes threw three touchdown passes and Bobby Rainey ran for 214 yards to lead the Western Kentucky football team to a 31-21 win against North Texas on Saturday night at Apogee Stadium.
Via North Texas Mean Green Athletics
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss
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