WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPPERS NEWS

W. Kentucky leading rusher charged with public intoxication

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers running back Leon Allen was arrested on Sunday morning for public intoxication, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.  Allen was booked at at 4:40 a.m. ET and was released later in the morning. He was officially charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place. Allen is the Hilltoppers’ leading rusher and racked up 1,542 yards in 2014 with 13...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 11, 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

Western Kentucky faces lofty expectations as C-USA favorite

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Western Kentucky showed poise with a season-ending five-game winning streak that earned a bowl berth and the program's first FBS postseason victory. Coach Jeff Brohm hopes his Hilltoppers sustain the momentum with a strong start. WKU (8-5, 4-4 Conference USA) is the media's preseason favorite to win the East division. That's a lofty expectation for the second...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 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

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 wkusports.com, the deal runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021 and is worth...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WKU’s second-leading rusher out indefinitely with injury

Western Kentucky may have been hoping for another fine season from junior running back Anthony “Ace” Wales, but his contributions on offense won’t be immediate. Per Zach Greenwell of the Bowling Green Daily News, Wales has suffered an undisclosed injury and will be out indefinitely. Hilltoppers coach Jeff Brohm briefly addressed Wales’ injury. “There are some guys that we’re missing...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Brown's stop saves Western Kentucky's win over Vanderbilt

Western Kentucky's offense continually bailed out its defense last season. Maybe this year the defense returns the favor. Joe Brown stopped Nathan Marcus a yard shy of the goal line on a two-point conversion attempt with 33 seconds left to preserve Western Kentucky's 14-12 victory over Vanderbilt on Thursday night. Brown made an open-field tackle after Marcus caught Johnny McCrary...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WKU LB Der’Quione Mobley arrested for trafficking weed

Well, this isn’t how you want to follow up your team’s big win over an SEC team in the season opener. On Wednesday morning, it was reported that Western Kentucky Hilltoppers linebacker Der’Quione Mobley was arrested earlier this week. According to the Bowling Green Daily News,  Mobley was arrested on a charge of trafficking of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech-W. Kentucky Preview

Western Kentucky seeks improvement and a bit more when it hosts Louisiana Tech. The Hilltoppers overcame a sluggish offensive start to beat Vanderbilt 14-12 in their opener and now look to return to their high-scoring ways Thursday night in the home opener against Louisiana Tech. The Conference USA media chose the Hilltoppers to win the East and the Bulldogs to repeat as West champions...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Ky. RB Allen leaves game with injury after big start

  Western Kentucky senior running back Leon Allen left Thursday night's game against Louisiana Tech with a left leg injury. Allen, who rushed for 1,542 yards last season, sustained the injury with 12:47 remaining in the third quarter. Quarterback Brandon Doughty threw incomplete to Allen with linebacker Nick Thomason covering him. Thomason had his arms wrapped around Allen's lower...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 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...
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September 11, 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

Hilltoppers back Allen sustains season-ending knee injury

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm says running back Leon Allen will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left knee injury Thursday night in a victory over Louisiana Tech. Brohm's statement Friday night did not specify Allen's injury or his treatment, but said the senior ''will have the full complement of resources and total support of our medical...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

Western Kentucky tops Southern Miss to secure C-USA title

BOWLING 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 passes and Western Kentucky came from behind to defeat Southern Mississippi 45-28 in the Conference USA Championship Game on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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