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Respect. Defend. Own.

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The next chapter is about to begin. As WKU enters a new athletic season in 2016-17, it also enters a new era as an athletic program. Hilltopper student-athletes and staff made sure this new era begins with a heightened standard, following incredible freshman and sophomore seasons in Conference USA. WKU’s 14 combined championships are double the next closest member school over the past two seasons, and the standards for academic achievement have never been higher. Now it’s time to move forward with that momentum at our backs. Respect the past. Defend the present. Own the future. OWN THE FUTURE

Winning championships and graduating at a high level is nothing new. As Hilltoppers, it’s in our blood. Since 1958, WKU has won at least one conference championship - an incredible streak of 58 consecutive seasons.

With success comes the target. After a record-breaking campaign in 2014-15, in which WKU became the first Conference USA school to win eight championships and a bowl game, the Hilltoppers got everyone’s best shot in 2015-16, and they responded with six more championships and a secondconsecutive bowl victory.

WKU’s brand is constantly evolving. As more and more fans join the Hilltopper Nation, WKU must grow with them. In 2016-17, we will introduce a new look for WKU.

It is on the current Hilltoppers now to defend that legacy. We will keep the same sense of urgency to continue as an athletic and academic leader – not only in Conference USA, but in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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Every program brings something valuable and unique to WKU, but we’re all intertwined by the belief that together, we can set the standard. That’s very much the spirit of our new look. No matter how you choose to display your pride, it will be synonymous with success in WKU’s past, present and future.­­­­

HISTORY

With that success, E.A. Diddle’s red towel has transformed from an interesting anecdote on the hardwood to a symbol of excellence, heritage and pride for all Hilltoppers.

What we have won, we have earned.

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As we move forward, understanding where we came from is paramount to current and future success. The path for current Hilltoppers has been cleared by legends like Clem Haskins and Jim McDaniels in basketball, Jimmy Feix and Jack Harbaugh in football, and hundreds of others like Kenny Perry, Virgil Livers and Crystal Kelly.

The legendary red towel is here to stay, make no mistake about it. It will always be a part of those who represent the Hilltoppers, and those who came before them. But starting in 2016-17, fans will be able to express their support for Hilltopper basketball and football in the same way they support Lady Topper volleyball and basketball.

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DEFEND THE PRESENT

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RESPECT THE PAST


Table of Contents 1 2 3 4 8 10 12 14 15 16 17

Respect. Defend. Own. Table of Contents Quick Facts Media Information Houchens-Smith Stadium Alphabetical Roster Numerical Roster Hilltopper Breakdown (Returning Letterwinners) Hilltopper Breakdown (By Position Group) Hilltopper Breakdown (What Returns/By State) Hilltopper IMG Sports Network

2016 OUTLOOK

20 Preseason Notebook 21 2016 Season Outlook 24 2016 Depth Chart

COACHING STAFF

26 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 42 44

Head Coach Jeff Brohm Nick Holt Tony Levine Chris Barclay Brian Brohm Mike Cassity Don Dunn Bryan Ellis Reggie Johnson Dale Williams Support Staff Hilltopper Strength Coaching Staff by the Numbers

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46 Player Directory 47 The Hilltoppers Senior wide receiver Nicholas Norris

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82 2015 Final Statistics 93 2015 Final Superlative 94 2015 Box Scores/Recaps

HISTORY

102 111 113 114 116 118 122 125 126 130 132 136 140 142 146 147 149 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 168

Team Records Individual Records - Passing Individual Records - Receiving Individual Records - Rushing Individual Records - Total Offense Individual Records - Special Teams Individual Records - Defense WKU in the Polls Top Individual Games Yearly Team Statistics Annual Statistics Leaders NCAA Statistics Leaders Hilltopper All-Americans Hilltopper Honor Roll Hilltopper Legends Pro Hilltoppers All-Time Letterwinners All-Time Assistant Coaches 2002 National Champions 2015 Conference USA Champions Stadium Records Program Milestones WKU Postseason Games Series Records Year-By-Year Records All-Time Results

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Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky University President Director of Athletics Senior Athletic Staff Student-Athlete Outreach Big Red

CONFERENCE USA

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Conference USA C-USA Championship Game 2016 C-USA Bowl Partners 2015 C-USA Final Statistics

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202 2016 Opponent Profiles 206 2016 Series Breakdown 208 2016 Composite Schedule

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Quick Facts

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2016 WKU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT S 1 Rice* S 10 at Alabama S 17 at Miami (Ohio) S 24 Vanderbilt O 1 Houston Baptist O 6 at LA Tech* O 15 at Middle Tennessee* O 22 Old Dominion* O 29 at Florida Atlantic* N 5 FIU* N 12 North Texas* N 26 at Marshall* Home games in Bold

TIME TV 7 p.m. CBS SN 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 2:30 p.m. ESPN3 3:30 p.m. CBS SN 6 p.m. 7 p.m. CBS SN 1:30 p.m. 6 p.m. ASN 2:30 p.m. ASN 4:30 p.m. beIN 2:30 p.m. TBA ESPN TBA

* - Denotes C-USA Game

All times Central

2015 WKU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

12-2 OVERALL; 8-0 C-USA; CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONS; MIAMI BEACH BOWL CHAMPIONS; FINAL AP RANKING: 24

SCORE W, 14-12 W, 41-38 L, 35-38 W, 56-14 W, 49-10 W, 58-28 W, 55-28 L, 20-48 W, 55-30 W, 35-19 W, 63-7 W, 49-28 W, 45-28 W, 45-35

ATTEND 30,307 17,515 44,823 20,320 20,124 16,993 10,155 101,561 20,118 18,421 14,380 17,687 16,823 21,712

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

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WKUSports.com is the official online home for all 16 sports on The Hill. Rosters, schedules, statistics, game notes, game recaps and media guides are constantly updated online.

Editor: Kyle Neaves Asst. Editor: Brett Pund Design/Layout: Kyle Neaves, Gerald Printing Contributors: Lance Dozier, Damarius Gibson Photography: Bryan Lemon, Clinton Lewis, Joe Imel, Megan Stearman, Dr. James Robinson, Tim Porco, Trinity High School, University of Louisville, WKU Archives, Brandon Carter, Steve Roberts Printing: Gerald Printing

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CREDITS The 2016 WKU Football Media Guide is a publication of the WKU Athletic Media Relations Office. All text and photo content is property of WKU Athletics and Western Kentucky University and may not be reproduced without permission. This document was printed with state funds.

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Starters Returning (O/D/S) 13 (7/4/2) Starters Lost (O/D/S) 12 (4/7/1) Lettermen Returning (O/D/S) 55 (25/26/4) Lettermen Lost (O/D/S) 21 (8/12/1) All-Time Record: 554-382-31 (.589) All-Time Conference Record: 191-130-9 (.592) Home Facility Houchens-Smith Stadium Capacity 22,113 Surface FieldTurf Stadium Opening 1968 Addition Completed 2008 First Year in FBS 2009

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Location Bowling Green, Ky. Founded 1906 Enrollment 20,178 Nickname Hilltoppers Colors Red and White Conference Conference USA President Dr. Gary Ransdell Provost Dr. David Lee Director of Athletics Todd Stewart Faculty Representative Dr. Craig Martin

SUPPORT STAFF

NAME POSITION Greg Brohm Director of Football Operations Dave Consiglio Asst. Dir. Strength & Conditioning Donald Day Strength & Conditioning Assistant Anthony Davis Offensive Graduate Assistant Nate Dennison Director of Player Personnel Brian Ditmer Head Equipment Manager Jessica Hulderman Assistant Athletic Trainer Zach Lankford Offensive Quality Control Vince Lewis Offensive Graduate Assistant Justin Lovett Strength & Conditioning Director Kenny Martin Defensive Graduate Assistant Sean Pugh Character Coach John Riley Football Video Coordinator Robert Sampson Asst. Dir. of Football Operations Bryan Schneider Head Football Trainer Chris Springer Defensive Graduate Assistant Tyson Street Assistant Equipment Manager

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Home games in Bold | * - Denotes C-USA Game ^ - C-USA Championship Game | % - Miami Beach Bowl

POSITION ALMA MATER Head Coach Louisville, ‘89 Associate HC/DC U. of Pacific, ‘86 Special Teams/TEs Minnesota, ‘96 Running Backs Wake Forest, ‘05 Quarterbacks Louisville, ‘07 Secondary Kentucky, ‘76 Defensive Tackles E. Tenn. St., ‘76 Wide Receivers UAB, ‘10 Defensive Ends Louisville, ‘96 Offensive Line West Virginia, ‘94

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DATE OPPONENT S 3 at Vanderbilt S 10 LA Tech* S 19 at Indiana S 26 Miami (Ohio) O 3 at Rice* O 10 Middle Tennessee* O 15 at North Texas* O 24 at LSU O 31 at Old Dominion* N 7 Florida Atlantic (HC)* N 21 at FIU* N 27 Marshall* D 5 Southern Miss^ D 21 vs. South Florida%

COACHING STAFF

NAME Jeff Brohm Nick Holt Tony Levine Chris Barclay Brian Brohm Mike Cassity Don Dunn Bryan Ellis Reggie Johnson Dale Williams


Media Information WORKING CREDENTIALS: To request credentials, contact the Athletics Media Relations (AMR) office. All requests should be made as early as possible and should be limited to working press only. Requests made on gameday will not be approved. Working space in the Houchens-Smith Stadium press box is limited and a photo work room is available on the ground level for credentialed photographers. Credentials will be screened and issued on a priority basis, with national publications, daily newspapers, wire services, originating radio and television networks, television tape crews and student newspapers from WKU and the visiting school receiving top priority. Requests from weekly newspaper, internet publications, and radio stations that cover WKU and the visiting team will be honored on a spaceavailable basis. Requests for credentials will be reviewed on a case-by-case, year-by-year basis. The Athletic Media Relations office has the final authority on whether any individuals from any organization will be issued media credentials. Complimentary tickets are not provided to the media. Spouses, dates, equipment carries and non-working members of the media are restricted from the pressbox, sidelines and interview areas. Any abuse of a credential to a WKU athletic event will result in the immediate removal of the media member from the event as well as the agency losing credential privileges for the remainder of the season. MEDIA WILL-CALL: If not received by mail, credentials may be picked up at the media “Will Call” table, located next to the press box elevators on the lower level of the east side of the stadium between gates 4 and 5. Please be mindful that parking passes cannot be picked up at will-call and must be received prior to gameday. PHOTOGRAPHERS: Credentials for photographers will be issued on the basis of circulation, with priority granted to agencies covering the participating schools on a regular basis. Credentials will not be issued to freelance photographers unless they are employed by a reputable publication or the AMR office of the participating schools. Per NCAA rule, images or likeness of current student-athletes may not be sold, distributed or used for commercial purposes. SIDELINE AREAS: Excluding select portions of the game, media sideline access is reserved for photographers/ videographers. Credentialed photographers/videographers who arrive at media “Will Call” without proper equipment will not be granted sideline access. When on the sideline, media must remain outside the bench area. This includes during pre-game activities.

FIELD AND LOCKER ROOM ACCESS: Photographers are allowed access to the playing field at only two points throughout the course of the event: when the Hilltoppers enter the field immediately prior to kickoff and immediately following the game. WKU’s locker room is closed at all times. RECRUITS: Per NCAA rule, media are not permitted to have contact with a prospect or family members of a prospect during their visit (official or unofficial) to campus, including prospects in attendance at practice or games. Contact includes in-person conversations, phone calls, text messages, e-mails, etc. Media are also asked to make every effort to keep distance from prospects on campus, including at practice, during pre-game activities on the sidelines and in the stands. GAMEDAY SERVICES: Members of the media covering WKU will be provided with pregame notes for both teams, a game program and a flipcard. Statistics and a running play-by-play will be handed out after each quarter. Approximately 30 minutes following the completion of the game, a final statistical book, including complete team and individual stats, running play-by-play and postgame quotes from players and coaches, will be available. The first run of books will be given directly to the visiting SID. POSTGAME INTERVIEWS: For home games, Coach Jeff Brohm will hold a postgame news conference with the media in the team meeting room of Harbaugh Hall. AMR office representatives will be available to assist in postgame interviews. A member of the AMR staff will accompany members of the press wishing to go to the sidelines, beginning with five minutes remaining in the final quarter. WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE: Coach Brohm holds a weekly press conference each Monday during the season, beginning at 11:30 a.m. (CT), in the Paul Just Media Center inside E.A. Diddle Arena. Select players will also be available at the weekly presser. For media members unable to attend, a teleconference line is available. Contact Kyle Neaves for more information. PRACTICES: Practices are open to media Tuesday and Wednesday for periods 1 through 4. Video is permitted for individual drills only during the open periods, although media may be alerted of other portions that are not available for video. Media should remain on the concrete strip on the East side of the stadium for photo and video purposes. Requests for players and assistants should be made by 11 a.m. on the day of practice.

DATES TO REMEMBER

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July 25-26 Conference USA Football Kick-Off (Dallas, Texas)

August 6 WKU Football Media Day

August 22 Classes Begin

August 2 Players report to camp (First practice August 3)

August 13 WKU Football Fan Fest (Diddle Arena)

September 1 Season Opener vs. Rice 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

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Media Information WKU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS/ MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Kyle Neaves Associate AD Football Contact 228-424-6921 (Cell) 270-745-3756 (Office) Kyle.Neaves@wku.edu @KyleNeavesWKU Athletic Media Relations Staff Directory

Kyle Neaves Zach Greenwell Currie McFayden Paul Just Lance Dozier Steve Roberts

Associate AD, Communications Associate Director Assistant Director SID Emeritus/Historian Media Relations Assistant Staff Photographer

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CONFERENCE USA MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Russ Anderson Assistant Commissioner RDAnderson@c-usa.org Mailing Information Conference USA 5201 North O’Connor - Suite 300 Irving, Texas 75039 Phone 214-774-1300 Fax 214-496-0055

Mailing Information

Website ConferenceUSA.com

Website

Social Media Twitter: @Conference_USA @CUSAFB

Social Media

Facebook: Conference USA

E.A. Diddle Arena c/o Media Relations 1605 Avenue of Champions Bowling Green, KY 42101-6412

WKUSports.com

Instagram @WKUSports @WKU_Football

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Twitter: Facebook: @WKUSports WKU Athletics @WKUFootball WKU Football @JeffBrohm @WKUSportsPics

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WE ARE ‘WKU’

HISTORY

Western Kentucky University has a long and storied history across its 16 Division I NCAA programs.

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We respectfully ask that you refer to our University’s athletic programs as the WKU Hilltoppers and WKU Lady Toppers.

W. Kentucky Western Ky.

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Media Information PUBLICATIONS/WEBSITES

TELEVISION

RADIO

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS Jeff Nations (Sports Editor) Brad Stephens (Beat Writer) Joe Imel 813 College Street PO Box 90012 Bowling Green, KY 42102 (270) 781-1700

WBKO-ABC (Bowling Green) Chad Bishop (Columnist) Dominque Yates 2727 Russellville Road PO Box 1300 Bowling Green, KY 42101-9800 (270) 781-1313

HILLTOPPER/IMG SPORTS NETWORK Chris Bloomfield (General Manager) Randy Lee (Play-by-Play) E.A. Diddle Arena 1605 Avenue of Champions Bowling Green, KY 42101-6412 (270) 745-6065

WKYU-PBS (Bowling Green) David Brinkley Jordan Basham Academic Complex 1906 College Heights Boulevard #11035 Bowling Green, KY 42101 (270) 745-2400

WKYU-FM (Bowling Green) Academic Complex 1906 College Heights Boulevard #11035 Bowling Green, KY 42101 (270) 745-5489

LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL Tim Sullivan 525 W. Broadway Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 582-4361 LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER John Clay Mark Story 100 Main and Midland Avenue Lexington, Kentucky 40508 (859) 231-3227 OWENSBORO MESSENGER-INQUIRER Jim Pickens 1401 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 42141 (270) 926-0123 GLASGOW DAILY TIMES Scott Wilson P.O. Box 1179 Glasgow, KY 42142 270-678-5171 TENNESSEEAN David Ammenheuser 1100 Broadway Nashville, TN 37202 615-259-8010 COLLEGE HEIGHTS HERALD (WKU Student Newspaper) John Reecer (Sports Editor) 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11084 Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-745-2653 RIVALS.COM (TOPPER TALK) Sean Williams (Publisher) 270-543-1370 SCOUT.COM (WKU INSIDER) Jody Demling (Publisher) Michael McCammon

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WDRB-FOX (Louisville) Tom Lane John Lewis Rick Bozich Eric Crawford 634 West Muhammad Ali Blvd. Louisville, KY 40203 WLKY-CBS (Louisville) Fred Cowgill 1918 Mellwood Avenue Louisville, KY 40206 WHAS-ABC (Louisville) Kent Spencer 520 West Chestnut Street Louisville, KY 40202 WAVE-NBC(Louisville) Kent Taylor Kendrick Haskins Brian Winner 725 South Floyd Street Louisville, KY 40203 WKRN-ABC (Nashville) Cory Curtis Dawn Davenport Joe Leadingham News 2, WKRN-TV 441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210 WSMV-NBC (Nashville) Rudy Kalis Chris Harris WSMV-TV 5700 Knob Road Nashville, TN 37209

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WKRD (Louisville) Jody Demling 4000 Radio Drive #1 Louisville, Kentucky 40218 ESPN RADIO (Louisville) Andy Sweeney Drew Deener 11700 Commonwealth Drive Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 267-9680 ESPN 1450 AM WWKU (Commonwealth Broadcasting) Derron Steenbergen 107 McIntosh Street, Suite 107 Bowling Green, KY 42104 WDNS-FM Tony Rose 804 College Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 104.5 THE ZONE FM 10 Music Circle East Nashville, TN 102.5 THE GAME FM Jeremy Bennefield 1824 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37217-3208


Media Information 2016 TRAVEL PLANS Alabama - September 10

Hyatt Regency - The Wynfrey 1000 Riverchase Galleria Birmingham, Ala., 35244 Phone: 205-705-1234

Miami (Ohio) - September 17 Cincinnati Marriot North 6189 Muhlhauser Road West Chester Township, Ohio, 45069 Phone: 513-874-7335 LA Tech - October 6 Hilton Shreveport Convention Center 104 Market Street Shreveport, La., 71101 Phone: 318-698-0900

DIRECTIONS TO WKU

From I-65 North (heading south): Take the first Bowling Green exit (exit 28) onto US 31-W. Follow the signs for US 31-W South -- Bowling Green. Stay on the four-lane US 31-W South (Louisville Road) to the stop light at the bridge over Barren River. Continue straight through the light. When the one-way streets merge into the four-lane University Blvd., you will be on the NW corner of the Western Kentucky University campus (railroad on right, WKU on left). From I-65 South (heading north): Take the second Bowling Green exit (exit 22) onto Scottsville Road and follow it all the way down to the 31-W intersection. Take a left at the light and follow 31-W down to the roundabout and exit right onto University Blvd. WKU’s athletic facilities will be located on your right coming up the road. From US 68-80 West (heading east): Follow US 68-80 (Russellville Road) into Bowling Green. You will pass under a railroad overpass (with its “Welcome to Western” sign) and turn left onto University Blvd. The athletics complex will then be on your right -- first Nick Denes Field (baseball), then Houchens IndustriesL.T. Smith Stadium. The Arena/Stadium Parking Lot and E.A. Diddle Arena will be on your right just past the Stadium.

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From the Natcher Parkway (heading south): Take the first Bowling Green exit (US 231, exit 9) and turn right onto Morgantown Road (US 231) into Bowling Green. You will cross Veterans Memorial Lane and pass Warren Central High School (on the right). When you reach the junction of US 231 and US 68-80 (Holley Corporation on your right and Arby’s straight ahead), turn left onto Russellville Road and follow the directions for US 68-80 above from the railroad overpass (“Welcome to WKU” sign) on in to Diddle Arena/Smith Stadium.

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Marshall - November 26 Pullman Plaza 1001 3rd Avenue Huntington, W. Va., 25701 Phone: 304-525-1001

Time 12h 43m 4h 43m 3h 59m 1h 10m 12h 43m 9h 8m 1h 40m 11h 10m 13h 30m 13h 47m 11h 4m 4h 18m

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Florida Atlantic - October 29 Embassy Suites by Hilton 661 NW 53rd Street Boca Raton, Fla., 33487 Phone: 561-994-8200

MILEAGE CHART

Distance to Bowling Green, Ky. Miles Rice - Houston, Texas 845 Alabama - Tuscaloosa, Ala. 313 Miami (Ohio) - Oxford, Ohio 259 Vanderbilt - Nashville, Tenn. 68 Houston Baptist - Houston, Texas 845 LA Tech - Ruston, La. 578 Middle Tennessee - Murfreesboro, Tenn. 100 Old Dominion - Norfolk, Va. 736 FAU - Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 950 FIU - Miami, Fla. 973 North Texas - Denton, Texas 739 Marshall - Huntington, W. Va. 280

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Middle Tennessee - October 15 Doubletree by Hilton 1850 Old Fort Parkway Murfreesboro, Tenn., 37129 Phone: 615-895-5555

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Houchens-Smith Stadium L.T. SMITH

STADIUM QUICK FACTS Capacity 22,113 Surface FieldTurf Stadium Opening 1968 Addition Completed 2008 Home Record Top Crowd

171-84-4 (.665) 23,252 (Southern Miss ‘12)

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The stadium is named for the late L.T. Smith, who came to WKU in 1920 and established the industrial arts curriculum on campus. Smith headed that department until 1957 when he took over as administrator of the WKU Physical Plant. In 1963, Smith was named the Coordinator of New Construction, a post he held until his retirement in 1965. In addition to his other duties, Smith coached the Hilltoppers in 1920 and 1921 and the men’s basketball team during the 1921-22 campaign. He was instrumental in bringing the legendary E.A. Diddle, a member of both the Naismith and Helms Foundation Basketball Halls of Fame, to The Hill to take over the coaching duties in 1922. Smith, a member of the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame, also served as chairman of the school’s Athletic Committee almost continuously from the time he helped form it in 1922 until his retirement in 1965.

HOUCHENS-SMITH STADIUM

FEIX FIELD

Houchens-Smith Stadium and Jimmy Feix Field has been home to the Hilltoppers for over 40 years, although the facility has seen several phases of improvements since WKU played its first game there on September 21, 1968.

Jimmy Feix was WKU’s first football All-American as a quarterback in 1952 and took over the head coaching job in 1968, leading Hilltopper football to some of its greatest seasons, concluding his illustrious 16-year stint at the helm with a school-record 106 wins.

In 2008, the stadium underwent a major $50 million expansion project, resulting in new locker rooms, meeting rooms, weight rooms, and training rooms. Ahead of the Conference USA move, the Hilltoppers also installed a brand new FieldTurf surface, complete with black endzones as voted on by WKU fans on WKUSports.com. The turf features FieldTurf’s most advanced fill technology with player safety as the foremost concern.

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The field inside Houchens-Smith stadium was named in his honor at the beginning of the 1991 season. Feix enjoyed a career in professional football before a four-year career in the armed forces. Feix returned to The Hill in 1957 as an assistant football coach. He passed away on October 5, 2014 at the age of 83.


Houchens-Smith Stadium THE HILLTOPPER NICKNAME The evolution of the name ‘Hilltoppers’ is obvious to those who have seen the WKU campus. The operations of Western Kentucky State Normal School were moved from the site of its forerunner, Southern Normal School, to a commanding hill in the southwestern portion of Bowling Green on Feb. 4, 1911. The move was completed as the entire student body marched to the new site, carrying various articles of school equipment along the way. Since the summit of ‘The Hill’ rises 232 feet above nearby Barren River and the comparatively level plain that surrounds the hill, it was only natural that the student-athletes who represented the institution come to be known as ‘Hilltoppers’. Still, the name did not come into use until the 1925-26 school year. Prior to that, WKU’s athletic teams were commonly referred to as the ‘Pedagogues’ or ‘Teachers’.

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LARGEST CROWDS IN STADIUM HISTORY 2008-Present (Capacity — 22,113)

23,252 22,323 22,297 20,973 20,772 20,568 20,320 20,110 19,813 19,409

Southern Miss Louisiana-Monroe Murray State Morgan State Indiana South Florida Miami (Ohio) Troy Navy Navy

1990-2007 (Capacity — 17,500)

18,944 18,898 18,317 18,000 17,600 16,972 16,165 15,824 15,282 14,500

Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Troy West Virginia Tech North Carolina Central Morehead State Illinois State

1968-89 (Capacity — 19,250) Eastern Kentucky Morehead State Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee Dayton Middle Tennessee Tennessee Tech Morehead State Morehead State Eastern Kentucky

W, 41-17 L, 42-43(OT) W, 50-9 W, 58-17 L, 21-38 L, 13-35 W, 56-14 L, 26-32 W, 19-7 L, 14-40

9/10/05 9/15/07 9/20/03 9/29/90 9/27/96 11/10/07 9/8/07 10/27/07 11/17/07 9/15/90

W, 23-21 W, 26-6 W, 36-3 L, 12-35 W, 14-7 L, 17-21 W, 87-0 W, 50-14 W, 52-12 W, 19-9

10/26/68 11/1/75 11/8/80 11/4/72 11/12/74 11/13/76 10/16/71 10/27/79 10/29/77 10/25/80

L, 7-16 W, 14-10 W, 30-15 L, 17-21 W, 32-15 W, 38-7 W, 15-7 L, 0-3 T, 20-20 W, 13-10

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20,428 20,100 20,100 20,000 20,000 20,000 19,926 19,800 19,750 19,700

9/22/12 10/20/12 9/20/08 9/21/13 9/18/10 9/12/09 9/26/15 10/26/13 9/28/13 9/10/11

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Alphabetical Roster No. Name 33 78 3 54 7 2 17 8 9 13 13 55 53 35 49 83 38 53 34 94 87 47 24 10 4 64 1 22 32 60 7 9 42 14 21 28 70 77 43 99 68 4 36 49 11 16 67 3 5 29 18 91 10 76

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Leon Allen Nick Allen Quinton Baker Daeshawn Bertram Joe Brown Keith Brown Stephon Brown John Brunner Omarius Bryant Will Bush Demetrius Cain Tyler Camp Clark Campbell Nicholas Coffey Jake Collins Chris Cotto Tacorian Darden Jeremy Darvin Drew Davis Nick Dawson-Brents Stevie Donatell Nolan Dowling Devante Duclos Steven Duncan Drew Eckels Dennis Edwards Nacarius Fant DeAndre Farris D’Andre Ferby Dylan Ferguson Tyler Ferguson Nelson Fishback Kyle Fourtenbary Juwan Gardner Jordon Gonzalez Drell Greene Max Halpin Hunter Holland Ben Holt Ty’Ron Horton Parker Howell Joel Iyiegbuniwe AJ Jackson Canon Jackson Lucky Jackson Quin Jernighan Seth Joest Chris Johnson Jason Johnson Leverick Johnson Shaquille Johnson Trae Jones Devon Key Forrest Lamp

Pos. RB OL RB LB DB LB WR WR DL WR LB OL LB DL P/K WR DB DL LB DL TE LS DL QB QB OL WR DB RB DL QB QB TE DB DB DB OL OL RB DL OL LB DB LB WR WR OL DL DB DB TE DL DB OL

Ht. Wt. Cl.-Exp. 6-0 6-6 5-10 5-11 5-10 6-1 5-9 6-3 6-3 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-1 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-6 6-0 6-1 6-5 6-4 6-1 5-9 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-2 5-11 6-3 6-5 6-2 5-11 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-4

235 300 195 225 195 240 190 190 310 195 230 305 200 270 200 190 185 295 225 275 235 230 240 230 210 305 185 190 240 300 225 215 225 205 180 200 295 290 220 280 285 225 175 210 185 205 290 290 205 185 235 280 195 300

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r-Sr.-3L r-So.-TR Fr.-HS r-Jr.-2L Jr.-2L GS-TR r-Sr.-1L r-Fr.-RS Sr.-1L r-So.-1L Fr.-HS r-Fr.-RS r-Fr.-RS r-Fr.-RS r-So.-1L Fr.-HS r-Fr.-RS Fr.-HS Sr.-3L GS-TR GS-TR r-Sr.-3L Sr.-3L Fr.-HS r-So.-RS r-So.-1L Jr.-2L r-So.-1L r-So.-1L r-So.-SQ GS-TR r-Sr.-2L Fr.-HS r-Jr.-1L r-Fr.-RS So.-1L r-Sr.-3L r-Fr.-RS r-Fr.-RS r-Fr.-RS r-Fr.-RS r-So.-1L r-Fr.-RS r-Fr.-RS r-Fr.-RS r-Fr.-RS Fr.-HS Jr.-JC r-Fr.-RS Jr.-2L Sr.-3L r-Jr.-1L Fr.-HS r-Sr.-3L

Hometown/Previous School Bradenton, Fla. (Manatee) Belleville, Ill. (Belleville West/UT-Martin) Ashland, Ky. (Ashland Blazer) Louisville, Ky. (Trinity) Louisville, Ky. (Butler) Miami, Fla. (Miami Norland/Louisville) Atlanta, Ga. (Henry County) Clearwater, Fla. (Clearwater Catholic) Byram, Miss. (Southwest MS CC) Louisville, Ky. (Ballard) Princeton, Ky. (Caldwell County) Forsyth, Ga. (Mary Persons) Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier) Dunnville, Ky. (Russell County) Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier) Hallandale, Fla. (Hallandale) Russellville, Ky. (Russellville) Nashville, Tenn. (Father Ryan) Madison, Ala. (Bob Jones) Charlotte, N.C. (Phillip O’Berry/Louisville) Lone Tree, Colo. (Highlands/Wake Forest) Belleville, Ill. (Belleville East) Miami, Fla. (Miami Central) Summerville, S.C. (Ashley Ridge) Daytona, Fla. (Warner Christian Aca.) Snellville, Ga. (South Gwinnett) Bowling Green, Ky. (Bowling Green) Shelbyville, Ky. (Collins) Nashville, Tenn. (Ensworth) Mount Washington, Ky. (Bullitt East) Bakersfield, Calif. (Ridgeview/Louisville) Oroville, Calif. (Durham/Butte CC) Opelika, Ala. (Opelika) Louisville, Ky. (DuPont Manual) Louisville, Ky. (DuPont Manual) Alma, Ga. (Bacon County) Fort Mitchell, Ky. (Covington Catholic) Buford, Ga. (Buford) Bowling Green, Ky. (Bowling Green) Louisville, Ky. (DuPont Manual) Nashville, Tenn. (Christ Presbyterian Aca.) Bowling Green, Ky. (South Warren) Louisville, Ky. (Seneca) Louisville, Ky. (Trinity) Lexington, Ky. (Lafayette) LaVergne, Tenn. (LaVergne) Versailles, Ky. (Woodford County) Gulfport, Miss. (Gulfport/Mississippi Gulf Coast CC) Pahokee, Fla. (Pahokee) Miami, Fla. (Northwestern) Lake City, Fla. (Columbia) Cusseta, Ga. (Chattahoochee County) Lexington, Ky. (Bryan Station) Venice, Fla. (Venice)


Alphabetical Roster No. Name

Pos.

Ht. Wt. Cl.-Exp.

Hometown/Previous School Montgomery, Ala. (Carver) Clearwater, Fla. (Clearwater/Presbyterian) Madison, Ala. (Bob Jones) Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Northridge) Bowling Green, Ky. (Bowling Green/Louisville) Louisville, Ky. (Pleasure Ridge Park/Georgetown Coll.) Birmingham, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville/UAB) Muscle Shoals, Ala. (Muscle Shoals) Louisville, Ky. (Central) Fort Myers, Fla. (Fort Myers/Saddleback Coll.) Melbourne, Fla. (Viera) Louisville, Ky. (DeSales) Miami, Fla. (Booker T. Washington) Fairfield, Ohio (Fairfield/East Tennessee) Flossmoore, Ill. (Homewood-Flossmoor) Ashland, Ky. (Ashland Blazer) Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro) Paducah, Ky. (Paducah Tilghman) Suwanee, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge) Pembroke Pines, Fla. (Flanagan) Lexington, Ky. (Lafayette) Northport, Ala. (Tuscaloosa County) Madison, Ala. (Bob Jones) Lakeland, Fla. (George W. Jenkins) Columbus, Ga. (Pacelli) Madisonville, Ky. (Madisonville-North Hopkins) Johnson City, Tenn. (Science Hill) Frankfort, Ky. (Frankfort) Birmingham, Ala. (Vestavia Hills) Louisville, Ky. (DeSales) Paducah, Ky. (McCracken County) Dade City, Fla. (Pasco) Abingdon, Va. (Abingdon/Emory & Henry) Royal Palm Beach, Fla. (Royal Palm Beach) New Orleans, La. (McDonogh 35) Carrollton, Ga. (Carrollton) Tucker, Ga. (Tucker) Bolingbrook, Ill. (Bolingbrook/Wyoming) Louisville, Ky. (Pleasure Ridge Park) Edmonton, Ky. (Metcalfe County) Mobile, Ala. (St. Paul’s Episcopal) Glasgow, Ky. (Glasgow) Fort Thomas, Ky. (Highlands) Clearwater, Fla. (Central Catholic) Clearwater, Fla. (Calvary Christian) Louisville, Ky. (Central) Gibsonton, Fla. (East Bay) Birmingham, Ala. (Vestavia Hills) Hopkinsville, Ky. (Christian County) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (University/USF) Shelbyville, Ky. (Collins) Mayfield, Ky. (Graves County) Dublin, Ga. (West Laurens) Joliet, Ill. (Joliet Catholic Aca.) Louisville, Ky. (Southern) @WKUFootball

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OPPONENTS

Fr.-HS r-Sr.-2L r-So.-SQ Fr.-HS r-Sr.-2L r-Sr.-1L r-Jr.-1L r-So.-1L r-So.-SQ So.-JC r-Fr.-RS r-Jr.-2L Sr.-3L r-So.-1L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Sr.-3L Jr.-2L r-Fr.-RS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS r-Jr.-2L r-Jr.-2L r-Fr.-RS r-Fr.-RS r-Fr.-RS Fr.-HS Sr.-3L r-So.-1L r-So.-1L r-Fr.-RS So.-TR r-Jr.-2L r-Jr.-2L r-Fr.-RS Fr.-HS r-Jr.-SQ Sr.-3L r-Fr.-RS r-Jr.-2L r-Fr.-RS r-So.-SQ r-Sr.-3L r-Fr.-RS r-Sr.-3L Fr.-HS Sr.-3L Fr.-HS r-Jr.-RS r-So.-1L r-Fr.-RS r-Sr.-3L Fr.-HS r-Jr.-1L

UNIVERSIT Y

200 205 300 325 315 250 240 205 230 230 190 310 175 190 200 230 190 255 300 180 230 310 285 255 305 310 220 230 250 190 290 285 175 195 290 200 240 205 195 235 175 220 265 225 220 195 180 210 215 215 220 270 310 295 240

HISTORY

6-4 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-6 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-0 6-6 5-9 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-3 5-9 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-5 6-2 6-3 6-5 6-0 5-11 6-5 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-2 5-8 6-0 6-5 6-1 6-4 5-10 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-2 6-6 6-2 6-4

2015 REVIEW

WR DB DL DL OL TE LB DB LB LS WR OL WR K LB LB P DL OL WR LB OL OL DL DL OL K DL DL DB DL OL K DB OL LB DL RB WR DL WR RB TE RB TE RB DB DB DB QB LB DL OL OL TE

HILLTOPPERS

Xavier Lane Branden Leston Julien Lewis Jalen Madden Joe Manley Desmond Maxwell T.J. McCollum Martavius Mims Der’Quione Mobley Jared Nash Devin Nixon Matt Nord Nicholas Norris Ryan Nuss Tyler Obee Drew O’Bryan Joseph Occhipinti Derik Overstreet Miles Pate Jahcour Pearson DeVon Quincy Adam Raschilla Brandon Ray Tanner Reeves Chris Rehak Cullen Reynolds Alex Rinella Anthony Robinson Kalvin Robinson Nathan Roush Evan Sayner R.J. Scaife Skyler Simcox De’Andre Simmons Jimmie Sims Jarrett Sippola Cecil Stallings Omar Stover Taywan Taylor Jack Thompson Kylen Towner Marquez Trigg Nick True Blair Vaughan Wesley Vollmer Anthony Wales Gaej Walker Marcus Ward Devon Wharton Mike White Masai Whyte Heath Wiggins Darrell Williams Jr. Tyler Witt Deon Yelder

GENERAL

9 31 96 55 79 89 6 27 50 94 6 69 15 37 45 1 15 72 63 82 58 52 51 11 52 73 39 40 48 20 56 71 88 23 75 59 18 25 2 90 81 5 85 41 84 20 30 8 26 14 25 95 62 74 19

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Numerical Roster No. Name 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 11 11 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 17 18 18 19 20 20 21 22 23 24 25 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38

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Nacarius Fant Drew O’Bryan Keith Brown Taywan Taylor Quinton Baker Chris Johnson Drew Eckels Joel Iyiegbuniwe Jason Johnson Marquez Trigg T.J. McCollum Devin Nixon Joe Brown Tyler Ferguson John Brunner Marcus Ward Omarius Bryant Nelson Fishback Xavier Lane Steven Duncan Devon Key Lucky Jackson Tanner Reeves Will Bush Demetrius Cain Juwan Gardner Mike White Nicholas Norris Joseph Occhipinti Quin Jernighan Stephon Brown Shaquille Johnson Cecil Stallings Deon Yelder Nathan Roush Anthony Wales Jordon Gonzalez DeAndre Farris De’Andre Simmons Devante Duclos Omar Stover Masai Whyte Devon Wharton Martavius Mims Drell Greene Leverick Johnson Gaej Walker Branden Leston D’Andre Ferby Leon Allen Drew Davis Nicholas Coffey AJ Jackson Ryan Nuss Tacorian Darden

Pos. WR LB LB WR RB DL QB LB DB RB LB WR DB QB WR DB DL QB WR QB DB WR DL WR LB DB QB WR P WR WR TE DL TE DB RB DB DB DB DL RB LB DB DB DB DB DB DB RB RB LB DL DB K DB

Ht. Wt. 5-9 6-2 6-1 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-0 5-10 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-1 6-4 5-11 6-1 6-1 6-4 5-9 6-3 6-3 5-9 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-2 5-10 6-0 5-10 5-11 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-4 5-11 5-10 5-10

185 230 240 195 195 290 210 225 205 220 240 190 195 225 190 210 310 215 200 230 195 185 255 195 230 205 215 175 190 205 190 235 240 240 190 195 180 190 195 240 205 220 215 205 200 185 180 205 240 235 225 270 175 190 185

2015 Conference USA Champions

Exp. Jr.-2L Fr.-HS GS-TR Sr.-3L Fr.-HS Jr.-JC r-So.-RS r-So.-1L r-Fr.-RS r-Fr.-RS r-Jr.-1L r-Fr.-RS Jr.-2L GS-TR r-Fr.-RS Sr.-3L Sr.-1L r-Sr.-2L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS r-Fr.-RS r-Jr.-2L r-So.-1L Fr.-HS r-Jr.-1L r-Jr.-RS Sr.-3L Sr.-3L r-Fr.-RS r-Sr.-1L Sr.-3L Fr.-HS r-Jr.-1L r-So.-1L r-Sr.-3L r-Fr.-RS r-So.-1L r-Jr.-2L Sr.-3L r-Jr.-SQ r-So.-1L Fr.-HS r-So.-1L So.-1L Jr.-2L Fr.-HS r-Sr.-2L r-So.-1L r-Sr.-3L Sr.-3L r-Fr.-RS r-Fr.-RS r-So.-1L r-Fr.-RS

Hometown/Previous School Bowling Green, Ky. (Bowling Green) Ashland, Ky. (Ashland Blazer) Miami, Fla. (Miami Norland/Louisville) Louisville, Ky. (Pleasure Ridge Park) Ashland, Ky. (Ashland Blazer) Gulfport, Miss. (Gulfport/Mississippi Gulf Coast CC) Daytona, Fla. (Warner Christian Aca.) Bowling Green, Ky. (South Warren) Pahokee, Fla. (Pahokee) Glasgow, Ky. (Glasgow) Birmingham, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville/UAB) Melbourne, Fla. (Viera) Louisville, Ky. (Butler) Bakersfield, Calif. (Ridgeview/Louisville) Clearwater, Fla. (Clearwater Catholic) Birmingham, Ala. (Vestavia Hills) Byram, Miss. (Southwest MS CC) Oroville, Calif. (Durham/Butte CC) Montgomery, Ala. (Carver) Summerville, S.C. (Ashley Ridge) Lexington, Ky. (Bryan Station) Lexington, Ky. (Lafayette) Lakeland, Fla. (George W. Jenkins) Louisville, Ky. (Ballard) Princeton, Ky. (Caldwell County) Louisville, Ky. (DuPont Manual) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (University/USF) Miami, Fla. (Booker T. Washington) Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro) LaVergne, Tenn. (LaVergne) Atlanta, Ga. (Henry County) Lake City, Fla. (Columbia) Tucker, Ga. (Tucker) Louisville, Ky. (Southern) Louisville, Ky. (DeSales) Louisville, Ky. (Central) Louisville, Ky. (DuPont Manual) Shelbyville, Ky. (Collins) Royal Palm Beach, Fla. (Royal Palm Beach) Miami, Fla. (Miami Central) Bolingbrook, Ill. (Bolingbrook/Wyoming) Shelbyville, Ky. (Collins) Hopkinsville, Ky. (Christian County) Muscle Shoals, Ala. (Muscle Shoals) Alma, Ga. (Bacon County) Miami, Fla. (Northwestern) Gibsonton, Fla. (East Bay) Clearwater, Fla. (Clearwater/Presbyterian) Nashville, Tenn. (Ensworth) Bradenton, Fla. (Manatee) Madison, Ala. (Bob Jones) Dunnville, Ky. (Russell County) Louisville, Ky. (Seneca) Fairfield, Ohio (Fairfield/East Tennessee) Russellville, Ky. (Russellville)


Numerical Roster No. Name

Pos.

Ht. Wt.

Exp.

Hometown/Previous School Johnson City, Tenn. (Science Hill) Frankfort, Ky. (Frankfort) Clearwater, Fla. (Central Catholic) Opelika, Ala. (Opelika) Bowling Green, Ky. (Bowling Green) Flossmoore, Ill. (Homewood-Flossmoor) Belleville, Ill. (Belleville East) Birmingham, Ala. (Vestavia Hills) Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier) Louisville, Ky. (Trinity) Louisville, Ky. (Central) Madison, Ala. (Bob Jones) Northport, Ala. (Tuscaloosa County) Columbus, Ga. (Pacelli) Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier) Nashville, Tenn. (Father Ryan) Louisville, Ky. (Trinity) Forsyth, Ga. (Mary Persons) Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Northridge) Paducah, Ky. (McCracken County) Lexington, Ky. (Lafayette) Carrollton, Ga. (Carrollton) Mount Washington, Ky. (Bullitt East) Dublin, Ga. (West Laurens) Suwanne, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge) Snellville, Ga. (South Gwinnett) Versailles, Ky. (Woodford County) Nashville, Tenn. (Christ Presbyterian Aca.) Louisville, Ky. (DeSales) Fort Mitchell, Ky. (Covington Catholic) Dade City, Fla. (Pasco) Paducah, Ky. (Paducah Tilghman) Madisonville, Ky. (Madisonville-North Hopkins) Joliet, Ill. (Joliet Catholic Aca.) New Orleans, La. (McDonogh 35) Venice, Fla. (Venice) Buford, Ga. (Buford) Belleville, Ill. (Belleville West/UT-Martin) Bowling Green, Ky. (Bowling Green/Louisville) Mobile, Ala. (St. Paul’s Episcopal) Pembroke Pines, Fla. (Flanagan) Hallandale, Fla. (Hallandale) Clearwater, Fla. (Calvary Christian) Fort Thomas, Ky. (Highlands) Lone Tree, Colo. (Highlands/Wake Forest) Abingdon, Va. (Abingdon/Emory & Henry) Louisville, Ky. (Pleasure Ridge Park/Georgetown Coll.) Edmonton, Ky. (Metcalfe County) Cusseta, Ga. (Chattahoochee County) Charlotte, N.C. (Phillip O’Berry/Louisville) Fort Myers, Fla. (Fort Myers/Saddleback Coll.) Mayfield, Ky. (Graves County) Madison, Ala. (Bob Jones) Louisville, Ky. (DuPont Manual) @WKUFootball

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OPPONENTS

r-Fr.-RS Fr.-HS r-Sr.-3L Fr.-HS r-Fr.-RS Fr.-HS r-Sr.-3L Sr.-3L r-So.-1L r-Fr.-RS r-So.-SQ r-Jr.-2L Fr.-HS r-Fr.-RS r-Fr.-RS Fr.-HS r-Jr.-2L r-Fr.-RS Fr.-HS r-So.-1L Fr.-HS r-Fr.-RS r-So.-SQ r-Sr.-3L r-Fr.-RS r-So.-1L Fr.-HS r-Fr.-RS r-Jr.-2L r-Sr.-3L r-Fr.-RS Jr.-2L r-Fr.-RS Fr.-HS r-Jr.-2L r-Sr.-3L r-Fr.-RS r-So.-TR r-Sr.-2L r-Jr.-2L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS r-Fr.-RS r-So.-SQ GS-TR So.-TR r-Sr.-1L r-Fr.-RS r-Jr.-1L GS-TR So.-JC r-Fr.-RS r-So.-SQ r-Fr.-RS

UNIVERSIT Y

220 230 225 225 220 200 230 250 200 210 230 285 310 305 200 295 225 305 325 290 230 200 300 310 300 305 290 285 310 295 285 255 310 295 290 300 290 300 315 175 180 190 220 265 235 175 250 235 280 275 230 270 300 280

HISTORY

6-1 6-3 6-1 6-4 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-5 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-6 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-5 6-6 6-3 6-5 6-2 6-5 6-2 6-5 6-4 6-2 6-6 6-6 5-8 5-9 5-11 6-4 6-5 6-6 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-3 5-11 6-2 6-3 6-3

2015 REVIEW

K DL RB TE RB LB LS DL P/K LB LB OL OL DL LB DL LB OL DL DL LB LB DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR WR WR TE TE TE K TE DL DL DL LS DL DL DL

HILLTOPPERS

Alex Rinella Anthony Robinson Blair Vaughan Kyle Fourtenbary Ben Holt Tyler Obee Nolan Dowling Kalvin Robinson Jake Collins Canon Jackson Der’Quione Mobley Brandon Ray Adam Raschilla Chris Rehak Clark Campbell Jeremy Darvin Daeshawn Bertram Tyler Camp Jalen Madden Evan Sayner DeVon Quincy Jarrett Sippola Dylan Ferguson Darrell Williams Jr. Miles Pate Dennis Edwards Seth Joest Parker Howell Matt Nord Max Halpin R.J. Scaife Derik Overstreet Cullen Reynolds Tyler Witt Jimmie Sims Forrest Lamp Hunter Holland Nick Allen Joe Manley Kylen Towner Jahcour Pearson Chris Cotto Wesley Vollmer Nick True Stevie Donatell Skyler Simcox Desmond Maxwell Jack Thompson Trae Jones Nick Dawson-Brents Jared Nash Heath Wiggins Julien Lewis Ty’Ron Horton

GENERAL

39 40 41 42 43 45 47 48 49 49 50 51 52 52 53 53 54 55 55 56 58 59 60 62 63 64 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 81 82 83 84 85 87 88 89 90 91 94 94 95 96 99

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Hilltopper Breakdown RETURNING LETTERWINNERS (54) OFFENSE (24) Quarterbacks (2) Nelson Fishback Mike White (TR) Running Backs (4) Leon Allen D’Andre Ferby Blair Vaughan Anthony Wales

Tight Ends (4) Stevie Donatell (TR) Shaquille Johnson Desmond Maxwell Deon Yelder Wide Receivers (6) Stephon Brown Will Bush Nacarius Fant Nicholas Norris Taywan Taylor Kylen Towner

Offensive Line (8) Dennis Edwards Max Halpin Forrest Lamp Joe Manley Matt Nord Brandon Ray Jimmie Sims Darrell Williams, Jr.

SPECIALISTS (4) Nolan Dowling, LS Joseph Occhipinti, P Jake Collins, P Ryan Nuss, KOS

DEFENSE (26) Defensive Line (9) Omarius Bryant Nick Dawson-Brents (TR) Devante Duclos Trae Jones Derik Overstreet Tanner Reeves Kalvin Robinson Evan Sayner

Linebackers (7) Daeshawn Bertram Keith Brown (TR) Drew Davis Joel Iyiegbuniwe T.J. McCollum Isaac Tanner Masai Whyte

Secondary (10) Joe Brown DeAndre Farris Juwan Gardner Drell Greene Leverick Johnson Branden Leston Martavius Mims Nathan Roush De’Andre Simmons Marcus Ward

HILLTOPPERS BY CLASS Seniors (25) Leon Allen, Keith Brown, Stephon Brown, Omarius Bryant, Drew Davis, Nick Dawson-Brents, Stevie Donatell, Nolan Dowling, Devante Duclos, Tyler Ferguson, Nelson Fishback, Max Halpin, Shaquille Johnson, Forrest Lamp, Branden Leston, Joe Manley, Desmond Maxwell, Nicholas Norris, Joseph Occhipinti, Kalvin Robinson, Taywan Taylor, Blair Vaughan, Anthony Wales, Marcus Ward, Darrell Williams, Jr. Juniors (18) Daeshawn Bertram, Joe Brown, Nacarius Fant, Juwan Gardner, Chris Johnson, Leverick Johnson, Trae Jones, T.J. McCollum, Matt Nord, Derik Overstreet, Brandon Ray, Tanner Reeves, De’Andre Simmons, Jimmie Sims, Omar Stover, Kylen Towner, Mike White, Deon Yelder Sophomores (20) Nick Allen, Will Bush, Jake Collins, Drew Eckels, Dennis Edwards, DeAndre Farris, D’Andre Ferby, Dylan Ferguson, Drell Greene, Joel Iyiegbuniwe, Julien Lewis, Martavius Mims, Der’Quione Mobley, Jared Nash, Ryan Nuss, Nathan Roush, Evan Sayner, Skyler Simcox, Nick True, Masai Whyte Redshirt Freshmen (26) John Brunner, Tyler Camp, Clark Campbell, Nicholas Coffey, Tacorian Darden, Jordon Gonzalez, Hunter Holland, Ben Holt, Ty’Ron Horton, Parker Howell, AJ Jackson, Canon Jackson, Lucky Jackson, Quin Jernighan, Jason Johnson, Devin Nixon, Miles Pate, Chris Rehak, Cullen Reynolds, Alex Rinella, R.J. Scaife, Jarrett Sippola, Jack Thompson, Marquez Trigg, Wesley Vollmer, Heath Wiggins True Freshmen (20) Quinton Baker, Demetrius Cain, Chris Cotto, Jeremy Darvin, Steven Duncan, Kyle Fourtenbary, Seth Joest, Devon Key, Xavier Lane, Jalen Madden, Tyler Obee, Drew O’Bryan, Jahcour Pearson, DeVon Quincy, Adam Raschilla, Anthony Robinson, Cecil Stallings, Gaej Walker, Devon Wharton, Tyler Witt

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2015 Conference USA Champions


Hilltopper Breakdown QUARTERBACK Returning (3) Drew Eckels Nelson Fishback Mike White

r-So. r-Sr. r-Jr.

SQ 2L RS

Additions (2) Steven Duncan Tyler Ferguson*

Fr. GS

HS TR

Lettermen Lost (1) Brandon Doughty

3L

RUNNING BACK Returning (7) Leon Allen D’Andre Ferby Ben Holt Omar Stover Marquez Trigg Blair Vaughan Anthony Wales

r-Sr. r-So. r-Fr. r-Jr. r-Fr. r-Sr. r-Sr.

3L 1L RS SQ RS 3L 3L

Fr.

HS

Lettermen Lost (1) Darmontre Warr

2L

Additions (1) Quinton Baker*

TIGHT ENDS Returning (5) Shaquille Johnson Desmond Maxwell Nick True Wesley Vollmer Deon Yelder

TR HS

Lettermen Lost (4) George Fant Tim Gorski Tyler Higbee Devin Scott

1L 4L 4L 3L

HS HS HS

Additions (4) Nick Allen* Seth Joest Adam Raschilla Tyler Witt

r-So. Fr. Fr. Fr.

TR HS HS HS

DEFENSIVE LINE Returning (14) Omarius Bryant Nicholas Coffey Devante Duclos Dylan Ferguson Ty’Ron Horton Trae Jones Julien Lewis Derik Overstreet Tanner Reeves Chris Rehak Kalvin Robinson Evan Sayner Jack Thompson Heath Wiggins

Sr. r-Fr. Sr. r-So. r-Fr. r-Jr. r-So. Jr. r-Jr. r-Fr. Sr. r-So. r-Fr. r-Fr.

1L RS 3L SQ RS 1L SQ 2L 2L RS 3L 1L RS RS

Fr. GS Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

HS TR JC HS HS HS

Lettermen Lost (6) Maurice Bennett Ge’Monee Brown Jontavius Morris Gavin Rocker Bryan Shorter Devante Terrell

3L 2L 1L 4L 4L 3L

Additions (6) Jeremy Darvin Nick Dawson-Brents* Chris Johnson* Jalen Madden Anthony Robinson Cecil Stallings

LINEBACKERS Returning (9) Daeshawn Bertram Clark Campbell Drew Davis Joel Iyiegbuniwe

r-Jr. r-Fr. Sr. r-So.

2L RS 3L 1L

GS Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

TR HS HS HS HS

Lettermen Lost (4) Dejon Brown Nick Holt Nick Newton Issac Tanner

2L 2L 1L 1L

SECONDARY Returning (14) Joe Brown Ta’Corian Darden DeAndre Farris Juwan Gardner Jordon Gonzalez Drell Greene AJ Jackson Jason Johnson Leverick Johnson Branden Leston Martavius Mims Nathan Roush De’Andre Simmons Marcus Ward

Jr. r-Fr. r-So. r-Jr. r-Fr. So. r-Fr. r-Fr. Jr. r-Sr. r-So. r-So. r-Jr. Sr.

2L RS 1L 1L RS 1L RS RS 2L 2L 1L 1L 2L 3L

Fr. Fr. Fr.

HS HS HS

Lettermen Lost (4) Forrest Coleman Prince Charles Iworah Wonderful Terry DeVante Thomas

2L 3L 2L 1L

SPECIALISTS Returning (5) Jake Collins Nolan Dowling Ryan Nuss Joseph Occhipinti Alex Rinella

r-So. r-Sr. r-So. Sr. r-Fr.

1L 3L 1L 3L RS

So. So.

JC TR

Lettermen Lost (1) Garrett Schwettman

4L

Additions (5) Keith Brown* Dee Cain* Tyler Obee Drew O’Bryan* DeVon Quincy*

Additions (3) Devon Key Gaej Walker Devon Wharton*

Additions (2) Jared Nash Skyler Simcox

* - Joined team in spring 2016

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OPPONENTS

Fr. Fr. Fr.

1L RS 1L 2L RS RS RS 3L 3L 2L

RS 1L 3L RS RS 3L 2L 2L RS 2L RS RS 2L 3L

RS 1L SQ RS 1L

UNIVERSIT Y

Additions (3) Chris Cotto Xavier Lane Jahcour Pearson

r-Sr. r-Fr. r-So. Jr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-Fr. Sr. Sr. r-Jr.

r-Fr. r-So. r-Sr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-Sr. r-Sr. r-Jr. r-Fr. r-Jr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-Jr. r-Sr.

r-Fr. r-Jr. r-So. r-Fr. r-So.

HISTORY

WIDE RECEIVERS Returning (10) Stephon Brown John Brunner Will Bush Nacarius Fant Lucky Jackson Quin Jernighan Devin Nixon Nicholas Norris Taywan Taylor Kylen Towner

OFFENSIVE LINE Returning (14) Tyler Camp Dennis Edwards Max Halpin Hunter Holland Parker Howell Forrest Lamp Joe Manley Matt Nord Miles Pate Brandon Ray Cullen Reynolds R.J. Scaife Jimmie Sims Darrell Williams, Jr.

Canon Jackson T.J. McCollum Der’Quione Mobley Jarrett Sippola Masai Whyte

2015 REVIEW

GS Fr.

Additions (2) Stevie Donatell Kyle Fourtenbary

2L 2L

HILLTOPPERS

3L 1L SQ RS 1L

Lettermen Lost (2) Jared Dangerfield Antwane Grant

GENERAL

Sr. r-Sr. r-So. r-Fr. r-Jr.

2016 FOOTBALL


Hilltopper Breakdown WHAT RETURNS...

Rushing Yards.................92.3% Passing Yards........................3% Receiving Yards..............56.6% Punt Return Yards..........100% Kick Return Yards..........94.2% Interceptions...................41.2% Scoring...............................51.9% Total Offense...................30.8% All-Purpose Yards..........69.5% Field Goals..............................0% Punting Yards...................100% Tackles................................61.7% Tackles for Loss..............58.4% Sacks...................................50.0% Fumbles Recovered......28.6% Fumbles Forced..............41.7%

Offensive Starts Returning OL Forrest Lamp................................39 OL Brandon Ray................................27 OL Darrell Williams, Jr......................27 OL Max Halpin...................................24 WR Taywan Taylor.............................19 RB Leon Allen.....................................14 OL Dennis Edwards..........................13 WR Nicholas Norris..........................18 RB Anthony Wales.............................. 7 RB D’Andre Ferby................................ 4 WR Nacarius Fant................................ 1 QB Nelson Fishback........................... 1 OL Joe Manley..................................... 1 TE Desmond Maxwell....................... 1

Defensive Starts Returning DB Marcus Ward................................29 DL Derik Overstreet.........................21 DB Branden Leston..........................20 LB T.J. McCollum...............................14 DB Joe Brown....................................... 4 DL Tanner Reeves............................... 3 DL Omarius Bryant............................. 2 DL Kalvin Robinson............................ 2 DB DeAndre Simmons...................... 2 DL Devante Duclos............................ 1 DB Martavius Mims............................ 1 Specialist Starts Returning LS Nolan Dowling.............................39 P Joseph Occhipinti.........................15 P Jake Collins......................................11

Offensive Starts Lost QB Brandon Doughty.....................38 WR Jared Dangerfield.....................26 TE Tim Gorski......................................18 WR Antwane Grant..........................18 TE Tyler Higbee..................................16 Defensive Starts Lost DL Gavin Rocker................................39 DL Jontavius Morris.........................32 LB Nick Holt........................................27 DB P. Charles Iworah........................27 DL Bryan Shorter..............................25 LB Dejon Brown................................20 DL Devante Terrell............................17 DB Wonderful Terry..........................11 LB Nick Newton................................... 7 DL Ge’Monee Brown......................... 4 DB Forrest Coleman........................... 2 Specialist Starts Lost K Garrett Schwettman....................51

HILLTOPPERS BY STATE ALABAMA (12) Birmingham - T.J. McCollum, Kalvin Robinson, Marcus Ward Madison - Drew Davis, Julien Lewis, Brandon Ray Mobile - Kylen Towner Montgomery - Xavier Lane Muscle Shoals - Martavius Mims Opelika - Kyle Fourtenbary Tuscaloosa - Jalen Madden, Adam Raschilla

CALIFORNIA (2) Bakersfield - Tyler Ferguson Oroville - Nelson Fishback

COLORADO (1) Lone Tree - Stevie Donatell

FLORIDA (22) Bradenton - Leon Allen Clearwater - John Brunner, Branden Leston, Blair Vaughan, Wesley Vollmer Dade City - R.J. Scaife Dayton - Drew Eckels Fort Lauderdale - Mike White Fort Myers - Jared Nash Gibsonton - Gaej Walker Hallandale - Chris Cotto Lake City - Shaquille Johnson Lakeland - Tanner Reeves Melbourne - Devin Nixon

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Miami - Keith Brown, Devante Duclos, Leverick Johnson, Nicholas Norris Pahokee - Jason Johnson Pembroke Pines - Jahcour Pearson Royal Palm Beach - De’Andre Simmons Venice - Forrest Lamp

GEORGIA (11) Alma - Drell Greene Atlanta - Stephon Brown Buford - Hunter Holland Carrolton - Jarrett Sippola Columbus - Chris Rehak Cusseta - Trae Jones Dublin - Darrell Williams, Jr. Forsyth - Tyler Camp Snellville - Dennis Edwards Suwanee - Miles Pate Tucker - Cecil Stallings

ILLINOIS (5) Belleville - Nick Allen, Nolan Dowling Bolingbrook - Omar Stover Flossmoore - Tyler Obee Joliet - Tyler Witt

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Ashland - Quinton Baker, Drew O’Bryan Bowling Green - Nacarius Fant, Ben Holt, Joel Iyiegbuniwe, Joe Manley, Jordan Meredith Dunnville - Nick Coffey Edmonton - Jack Thompson Fort Mitchell - Max Halpin Fort Thomas - Nick True Frankfort - Anthony Robinson Glasgow - Marquez Trigg Hopkinsville - Devon Wharton Lexington - Lucky Jackson, Devon Key, DeVon Quincy Louisville - Daeshawn Bertram, Joe Brown, Will Bush, Clark Campbell, Jake Collins, Juwan Gardner, Jordon Gonzalez, Ty’Ron Horton, AJ Jackson, Canon Jackson, Desmond Maxwell, Der’Quione Mobley, Matt Nord, Nathan Roush, Taywan Taylor, Anthony Wales, Deon Yelder Madisonville - Cullen Reynolds Mayfield - Heath Wiggins Mt. Washington - Dylan Ferguson Owensboro - John Stratton Paducah - Derik Overstreet, Evan Sayner Princeton - Demetrius Cain Russellville - Tacorian Darden Shelbyville - DeAndre Farris, Masai Whyte Versailles - Seth Joest

New Orleans - Jimmie Sims

MISSISSIPPI (2) Byram - Omarius Bryant Gulfport - Chris Johnson

NORTH CAROLINA (1) Charlotte - Nick Dawson-Brents

OHIO (1) Fairfield - Ryan Nuss

SOUTH CAROLINA (1) Summerville - Steven Duncan

TENNESSEE (6)

Johnson City - Alex Rinella LaVergne - Quin Jernighan Nashville - Jeremy Darvin, D’Andre Ferby, Parker Howell, Joseph Occhipinti

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Preseason Notebook REPLACING NUMBER 12

KEY OFFENSIVE PIECES RETURN

The biggest story line for WKU will no doubt be who replaces All-American quarterback Brandon Doughty. After three years as the starter, Doughty shattered every passing record on the books and leaves WKU 27-11 as a starter, with a pair of bowl wins, a conference championship and a Top 25 ranking to his ledger. Where Doughty threw for a combined 12,855 yards on 1,491 attempts over his career, the four quarterbacks vying to replace him have combined to attempt 468 passes for 3,131 yards with a large majority of those coming form Mike White’s two years as a starter at South Florida.

If there were ever a situation to feel somewhat comfortable about replacing a two-time league MVP at the quarterback position, WKU might have it in 2016.

SIX STRAIGHT 1,000-YARD RUSHERS

Whoever ultimately replaces Doughty will have the benefit of 131 combined starts on the offensive line alone in front of him, the second-most nationally.

WKU has had a running back reach the 1,000-yard mark in each of the last six seasons, after becoming just the second program in NCAA history to have a 1,500-yard rusher in five consecutive seasons. Northern Illinois had a runner go for 1,500 from 2002 to 2006. WKU is tied with Baylor and San Diego State. Auburn and Boise State have seven while Oregon’s streak stands at nine-straight seasons.

HILLTOPPERS AT HOME

Under Jeff Brohm, the Hilltoppers have been nearly unstoppable inside the confines of Houchens-Smith Stadium, where they have tallied an 11-1 record since the Brohm Era began. WKU averages 48.3 points at home under Brohm (580 points over 12 games) and carried a 10-game home winning streak into the offseason, the longest since winning 11 between 1972 and 1974. WKU has won 10 or more games in a row at home just five times in program history. (10) 1992-94, 2003-05; 2014-15; (11) 1972-74; (13) 1987-89; (14) 1931-33

TOPS IN CONFERENCE USA

WKU has won seven or more games in five consecutive seasons, the longest active streak in the league. The Hilltoppers also own a 12-game winning streak against C-USA opponents, which is the longest active streak in the FBS and longest in C-USA since Tulsa also won 12-consecutive over the years of 2010-11. And, over the past five seasons, only Marshall (45) has won more combined games than WKU’s 42. WKU was also the first team in league history to go undefeated in league action (8-0) and win the Conference USA Championship Game as the Hilltoppers swept through the league last season to win their first FBS Conference Championship.

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The Hilltoppers return all five starting offensive linemen including C-USA First Teamer Forrest Lamp, as well as a 1,500yard receiver (Taywan Taylor), a 900-yard receiver (Nicholas Norris), a 1,000-yard rusher (Anthony Wales) and a running back who was third nationally among freshmen with 11 rushing scores last season in D’Andre Ferby.

THE GROUP OF...SEVEN

WKU is one of seven “Group of Five” programs to win seven or more games in five consecutive seasons, the longest active streak in Conference USA. Since the 2011 season, these G5 teams have also had five-straight seven-plus win seasons, in order by total number of wins: Northern Illinois (54), Boise State (52), Cincinnati (45), Toledo and Arkansas State (44) and San Diego State (43).

DEFENSIVE DEPTH

Where the offense returns a wealth of starting experience, the defensive side of the ball returns a wealth of game experience but just four starters. Back for 2016 are safeties Marcus Ward and Branden Leston, defensive end Derik Overstreet and linebacker T.J. McCollum - a combined 84 starts between them as only McCollum is a one-year starter in that group. What the Hilltoppers do return, however, is plenty of depth as a result of playing numerous young players in 2015. Of the 32 players on the defense who saw at least three games of action last year, 21 return for 2016. WKU also added a pair of FBS transfers out of Louisville in Keith Brown and defensive lineman Nick Dawson-Brents who will have one year of eligibility remaining.

TOUGH OUT OF CONFERENCE

After going 0-12 against non-conference foes in their first three years as an FBS team (2009-11), WKU has turned it around and has been on a hot streak against teams from outside their conference. Since 2012, the Hilltoppers are 14-6 against non-conference opponents with their losses coming at Indiana and No. 5 LSU (2015), at Illinois (2014), at Tennessee (2013) at No. 1 Alabama (2012) and vs. Central Michigan in the 2012 Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl. WKU is 11-1 over that same span against teams from outside the Power 5 conferences and has a pair of wins over Kentucky (2012/2013) and Vanderbilt (2015).


Outlook The goals were met last season. WKU dominated Conference USA en route to its first-ever conference championship at the FBS level. The Hilltoppers won their bowl game for the second-straight season by defeating USF in the 2015 Miami Beach Bowl. The “Brohm Squad” finished with seven-or-more wins for the fifth-consecutive year as it posted a 12-2 mark and a perfect 8-0 record in conference games. Consistency has been established at the FBS level on The Hill and the plan is to continue to ride the momentum into the upcoming season. There will be many that are quick to question what the 2016 version of the Hilltoppers will look like without back-to-back C-USA Most Valuable Player Brandon Doughty under center, but those same people must also look at what WKU will be returning for the upcoming season. The Tops return all five starting offensive linemen, including C-USA First Teamer Forrest Lamp, as well as a 1,500-yard receiver (Taywan Taylor), a 900-yard receiver (Nicholas Norris), a 1,000-yard rusher (Anthony Wales) and a running back in D’Andre Ferby who was third nationally among freshmen with 11 rushing touchdowns last season. Head coach Jeff Brohm’s offense, which ranked ninth in the country in total offense and fourth in passing offense, always draws all of the attention, but the defense also returns key players for 2016. The leading tackler from a year ago T.J. McCollum will lead the linebacking group, safety duo Marcus Ward and Brandon Leston return and 18 others who saw action in at least three games last season for a unit that tied for fourth in the NCAA in turnover margin.

THE OFFENSE It all starts with replacing No. 12.

Offensive Line Whoever takes over at quarterback for WKU will have a wealth of experience along a talented offensive front for the Hilltoppers, which returns all five starters from a year ago and has a combined 129 starts. 2015 All-C-USA first team selection Forrest Lamp headlines the experienced offensive line. He is joined by left guard Brandon Ray (27 starts), center Max Halpin (24 starts), right guards Dennis Edwards and Joe Manley (14 combined starts) and right tackle Darrell Williams, Jr. (27 starts). The talented line helped pave the way for Doughty during his record-setting campaign and for WKU’s sixth-straight 1,000-yard rusher in Anthony Wales last season. The same lineman group was also a part of the 2014 offensive outburst that broke 49 single-game and single-season records and produced the first 4,500-yard passer and 1,500-yard rusher in FBS history. Running Back A school that was once known for its old-school, heavy rushing load mentality has now changed into the up-tempo, spread style. The traditional I-formation that running backs on The Hill were used to has segued into the spread, but that has not changed the success at the running back position for the Hilltoppers as WKU has had six-straight seasons with a 1,000-yard rusher. In 2015, it was All-C-USA second teamer Anthony Wales that went over the century mark for the Tops. After missing the first three games and most of the next two, he ran for 1,091 yards in the final nine contests on 155 carries to go along with nine touchdowns. His 7.04 yard per carry average on the year was the fifth-best in C-USA history. He rattled off sixstraight 100-yard rushing games, totaling seven on the year, @WKUFootball

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There will be five quarterbacks on the roster heading into the 2016 campaign that will be vying to replace him, which have combined to attempt 468 passes for 3,131 yards over their

Tyler Ferguson also adds collegiate football experience to the WKU quarterbacks as he transferred to The Hill as a grad transfer from Louisville, while also previously playing for Penn State. Redshirt-sophomore Drew Eckels and freshman Steven Duncan round out the signal callers for the Tops.

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There is no doubt that Doughty will live in the history books at WKU for years to come, but where do the Tops look for leadership on the high-octane offense that has dominated Conference USA for the past two seasons under the reigns of head coach Jeff Brohm?

Redshirt-senior Nelson Fishback, who spent the past two years in a reserve role behind Doughty, suffered an offseason injury that will cause him to be out for a majority of the season due to a surgery. He will be a great asset with the Hilltopper quarterbacks thanks to his knowledge of the playbook and system as he has played in 11 games on The Hill, drawing a start against Troy in 2013.

HISTORY

In Doughty, WKU is losing a three-year starter at quarterback that shattered every passing record in the books and left The Hill with a 27-11 record as a starter, with a pair of bowl wins, a conference championship and a Top 25 ranking to his ledger. All of those impressive accolades go with a combined 12,855 yards on 1,491 attempts for his career, which included a record-setting 5,055 passing yards and six 400-yard passing games last season.

He made 15 starts during his two seasons with the Bulls, including 10 in 11 games in the 2014 season, and had bright moments during his time. The best performance came at Houston in 2013 where he threw for a career-high 311 yards and two touchdowns on the road against the Cougars. White posted six 200-yard passing performances and totaled 2,722 yards and 11 touchdowns during his time in Tampa.

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There’s is no question that the biggest talking point coming into the upcoming season will be who will take over at the quarterback position for the Hilltoppers after the departure of one of the greatest quarterbacks in college football history.

White, who could not play last season due to NCAA transfer regulations, came to WKU after spending two seasons as the starting quarterback at USF. During his year on the sidelines, White looked to master the playbook that Brohm and his offense executes, while also taking pointers from fellow Florida native Doughty.

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careers. The most experienced signal caller of the bunch will be transfer Mike White.

GENERAL

The move up to the FBS level has had its highs and lows for WKU, but the Hilltoppers have clearly established themselves as proven winners after stringing together five-straight winning seasons. The Tops have gone from the hunters to the hunted when 2016 rolls around. With the primary pieces on the offensive and defensive side of the ball, WKU will be looking to continue that winning formula that Jeff Brohm has installed on The Hill.

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Outlook to become just the sixth running back in league history to hit that mark. Wales’ 932 yards in eight conference games also led the league’s other running backs by over 200 yards as Kenneth Dixon of LA Tech was behind him at 722. He also averaged nearly a full half-yard per carry more in league games than the next closes running back at 7.22. Wales gashed North Texas with a career-best 193 rushing yards to go along with five receptions for 66 yards to register 259 total yards. He was named Offensive Player of the Week later in the year after a 185-yard, four TD performance at Old Dominion. If Wales was the lightning, D’Andre Ferby was the thunder to WKU’s one-two punch in the backfield last season. He finished his rookie campaign with All-Freshman team honors on the power of 650 yards and 11 touchdowns, which were the third-most among freshman running backs in the country. The short-yardage back was crucial in late-game scenarios, converting 37 first downs and five fourth-down conversions on eight attempts in his debut season. A number of talented youngsters will also have a chance to shine in redshirt freshman Marquez Trigg, redshirt freshman full back Ben Holt and true freshman speedster Quinton Baker who joined the Tops early this spring. Senior Leon Allen, who rushed for over 1,500 yards in 2014 and more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage that season, was also granted a medical redshirt and is continuing to work on returning from injury for the 2016 season. Wide Receivers/Tight Ends Following a year where WKU fielded one of the strongest and most productive wide receiving corps in the nation, the Hilltoppers will have a mix of veteran players with youthful pass catchers going into 2016. The Tops will miss seniors Jared Dangerfield, Tyler Higbee and Antwane Grant, which combined for 2,108 yards and 23 touchdowns on 175 receptions, but WKU will have the top receivers as far as yardage in Taywan Taylor and Nicholas Norris. Taylor will be the top offensive weapon on the team after having the single greatest season by a wide receiver in Hilltopper Football history in 2015, becoming just the second 1,000-yard receiver in program history and setting singleseason records for receiving yards (1,467), receptions (86) and touchdown catches (17). The Second Team All-American by ProFootballFocus.com ranked third nationally in receiving yards, while his 104.8 yards per game were the 10th-most in the country. Norris blossomed into a true playmaker for the explosive WKU passing attack last season and will look to assume an even bigger role in the passing game this year. He tallied 971 yards on 63 receptions with six touchdowns a year ago, with his yardage total finishing as the third-most in a single season at WKU and his 63 receptions being the seventh-most. “Big Play Norris” was what he became known as in 2015 as he rattled off seven plays of at least 40 yards, including a pair of long touchdown receptions in the Miami Beach Bowl triumph. Nacarius Fant will have a bigger role in the offense after a season where the versatile receiver did just about everything. He was the only player to record a statistic rushing, passing, receiving and returning punts and kickoffs. He finished the year with 159 yards on 13 catches, while also going 2-for-3 for 76 yards passing as both completions went for touchdowns.

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He sparked the Hilltoppers to victory in the bowl game with a nine-yard rushing score that was followed by a 37-yard punt return that led to another WKU touchdown. The tight end group will have new faces in 2016 after seeing Higbee leave in the fourth round of the NFL Draft and Tim Gorski, Devin Scott and George Fant leave as seniors. Desmond Maxwell (13 games played) and Shaquille Johnson (14 games played) have the most experience on The Hill at the position, although both were mainly used for protection on special teams. Tall targets Deon Yelder and Nick True also plan to be in the plans, while WKU also welcomes grad transfer Stevie Donatell who spent the last four seasons at Wake Forest and caught three passes for 31 yards last season. THE DEFENSE Defensive Line Although key players along the defensive line in Gavin Rocker, Jontavius Morris, Ge’Monee Brown and Bryan Shorter all graduated a year ago, the Hilltoppers will still boast a wealth of experience and depth up front defensively. Two-year starter Derik Overstreet returns as a defensive end, while Omarius Bryant will also be in the mix after a successful debut season as a gap-plugging defensive tackle for the Tops. Overstreet will be one of the unit’s leaders heading into 2016 as he has started 21 contests since coming to The Hill in 2014. The 2014 C-USA All-Freshman Team selection carried over his strong freshman season to a solid sophomore campaign, leading all WKU defensive linemen in tackles (48 total) and tackles for loss (9.0). He was also one of the best against the run last season, making 38 tackles on rushing plays to lead all Hilltopper defensive linemen. Bryant developed into a solid player for WKU in 2016 as he finished the year with 30 tackles (17 solo) and 3.5 tackles for loss with 1.5 sacks. The interior lineman drew starts at Indiana and LSU and tallied four or more tackles in five contests. He also graded out as the top player in the 2015 Miami Beach Bowl per Pro Football Focus. Joining Overstreet at defensive end will be Tanner Reeves, Nick Dawson-Brents and Devante Duclos. Reeves saw action in all 14 games a year ago, while Duclos played in eight contests after shifting over to defensive end. Dawson-Brents comes to WKU after spending three seasons at Louisville, playing all 13 games for the Cardinals in 2015. JUCO transfer Chris Johnson will team up with Evan Sayner and Julien Lewis in the interior of the Hilltopper defensive front with Bryant. Johnson was tabbed the No. 20 junior college defensive tackle in the nation by 247Sports.com, while Sayner and Lewis both served in reserve roles a year ago. Linebackers Losing senior leaders in Nick Holt and Dejon Brown would normally be a cause for concern, but that is not the case for WKU’s linebacker group for the upcoming season. The Hilltoppers return 2015 Conference USA Honorable Mention selection T.J. McCollum that should lead this group along with a potential star in Joel Iyiegbuniwe. The linebacking core will also be excited about the addition of graduate transfer Keith Brown, who spent his last three seasons up the road with Dawson-Brents in the Louisville defense. McCollum had a breakout campaign for WKU in 2015 and was a major contributor to the defensive success for the


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Hilltoppers. The UAB transfer, who tallied seven tackles in 2014, led WKU in tackles with 106 (69 solo) and tackles for loss with 11.5 for 30 yards. McCollum was a force against the run as his 80 tackles on rushing plays were 18 more than the next closest player. He averaged 7.6 tackles per game and was one of just seven players in Conference USA to eclipse the 100-tackle mark for the year. Brown will add quality experience to the WKU defense after his time at Louisville. For his career with the Cardinals, he racked up 113 tackles and six tackles for loss, which included a 2015 campaign where he recorded 33 total tackles and two for a loss. Brown was a four-star prospect out of high school and an Army All-American. The speedy Iyiegbuniwe will be pushing for a larger role in 2016 for WKU after a season where he played in a reserve role and on special teams. Daeshawn Bertram and Masai Whyte will also be in the linebacking group after impressing last year in reserve action for the Hilltoppers. Secondary The WKU secondary will have a pair of the most experienced players on the Hilltopper defense that will play with some fresh faces in the cornerback positions. The safety tandem of Marcus Ward and Branden Leston will again be prominent in the Tops’ pass coverage, while defensive coordinator Nick Holt looks to replace senior corners Prince Charles Iworah and Wonderful Terry. Not only was Leston a presence in the passing game but he also posted the most tackles by a Hilltopper secondary player with 96 since Brian Lowder tallied as many in 2002. Of his 96 tackles, a team-high 70 were solo as were his 30 tackles on passing plays. He had at least six stops in eight of his contests,

including four with at least nine tackles. Leston’s partner Ward has started at safety in every game but one over the last two seasons for WKU. As a pair, the two have started 20 of the last 21 Hilltopper contests together in the secondary. Ward, who also starred in the classroom with C-USA All-Academic honors, finished 2015 with 57 tackles (37 solo) and a career-best 7.5 tackles for loss. WKU will also have reserve safeties Martavius Mims and Leverick Johnson back to continue to shuffle in the Hilltopper secondary. Two cornerbacks that gained valuable experience a year ago was junior Joe Brown and redshirt junior De’Andre Simmons. Brown made most of his impact as WKU’s primary nickelback last season, making 37 tackles (24 solo), breaking up nine passes and picking off his first-career pass at FIU. His biggest moment came in the victory at Vanderbilt as he stopped the Commodore ball carrier at the one-yard line on a two-point conversion attempt to secure the 14-12 triumph. Simmons served as the No. 3 corner for the Hilltoppers last season behind the pair of senior starters. He played in all 14 contests, including starts against Miami (Ohio) and at Rice, and recorded his first-career interception against the Redhawks and tallied a season-high five tackles against Louisiana Tech. Redshirt sophomore DeAndre Farris and redshirt freshman Tacorian Darden will push to make their way into the secondary rotation. Farris saw time in 13 games last year and tallied 13 tackles and an interception against Miami (Ohio), while Darden was one of WKU’s top performers during spring practice. Drell Greene also figures to see action in 2016 after he was the lone freshman to play last year, playing in 11 contests.

LAST SCHOOL Ashland Blazer Louisville/Miami Norland Caldwell County Hallandale Father Ryan Louisville/Phillip O’Berry Aca. Wake Forest/Highlands Ashley Ridge Louisville/Penn State Opelika Woodford County Miss. Gulf Coast CC/Gulfport Bryan Station Carver Northridge Ashland Blazer Flanagan Tuscaloosa County Frankfort Tucker East Bay Joliet Catholic Aca.

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HOMETOWN Ashland, Ky. Miami, Fla. Princeton, Ky. Hallandale, Fla. Nashville, Tenn. Miami, Fla. Lone Tree, Colo. Summerville, S.C. Bakersfield, Calif. Opelika, Ala. Versailles, Ky. Gulfport, Miss. Lexington, Ky. Montgomery, Ala. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Ashland, Ky. Pembroke Pines, Fla. Northport, Ala. Frankfort, Ky. Tucker, Ga. Gibsonton, Fla. Joliet, Ill.

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POSITION Running Back Linebacker Linebacker Wide Receiver Defensive Line Defensive Line Tight End Quarterback Quarterback Tight End Offensive Line Defensive Line Defensive Back Wide Receiver Defensive Line Linebacker Wide Receiver Offensive Line Defensive Line Defensive Line Defensive Back Offensive Line

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WT 180 235 210 190 285 260 235 230 220 230 295 290 190 200 325 230 180 310 230 240 180 295

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HT 5-10 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-2 6-3 6-6 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-4 6-2 6-3 5-9 6-6 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-3

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NAME Quinton Baker Keith Brown* Demetrius Cain Chris Cotto Jeremy Darvin Nick Dawson-Brents* Stevie Donatell* Steven Duncan Tyler Ferguson* Kyle Fourtenbary Seth Joest Chris Johnson Devon Key Xavier Lane Jalen Madden Drew O’Bryan Jahcour Pearson Adam Raschilla Anthony Robinson Cecil Stallings Gaej Walker Tyler Witt

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Depth Chart OFFENSE WR

1 83 16

LT

DEFENSE 5-9 5-11 6-3

185 Jr. 195 r-So. 205 r-Fr.

76 Forrest Lamp 75 Jimmie Sims 71 R.J. Scaife

6-4 6-5 6-5

300 r-Sr. 290 r-Jr. 285 r-Fr.

LG

51 Brandon Ray 75 Jimmie Sims 63 Miles Pate

6-2 6-5 6-3

285 r-Jr. 290 r-Jr. 300 r-Fr.

C

70 Max Halpin 64 Dennis Edwards

6-3 6-1

295 r-Sr. 305 r-So.

RG

64 Dennis Edwards 79 Joe Manley

6-1 6-6

305 r-So. 315 r-Sr.

RT

62 Darrell Williams, Jr. 6-6 69 Matt Nord 6-6 68 Parker Howell 6-5

310 r-Sr. 310 r-Jr. 285 r-Fr.

WR

15 Nicholas Norris 81 Kylen Towner 17 Stephon Brown

5-9 5-8 5-9

175 175 190

Sr. r-Jr. r-Sr.

WR

2 11

6-1 6-1

195 185

Sr. r-Fr.

QB 14 Mike White or 7 Tyler Ferguson or 4 Drew Eckels 10 Steven Duncan RB 20 Anthony Wales 32 D’Andre Ferby 5 Marquez Trigg

6-4 6-4 6-4 6-5

215 r-Jr. 225 Gr. 210 r-So. 230 Fr.

5-10 6-1 6-0

195 r-Sr. 240 r-So. 220 r-Fr.

TE

6-4 6-2 6-4 6-6

235 250 240 235

18 89 19 87

Nacarius Fant Will Bush Quin Jernighan

Taywan Taylor Lucky Jackson

Shaquille Johnson Desmond Maxwell Deon Yelder Stevie Donatell

Sr. r-Sr. r-Jr. Gr.

DE DT

72 Derik Overstreet 48 Kalvin Robinson 24 Devante Duclos

6-2 6-3 6-1

255 250 240

9 96

Omarius Bryant Julien Lewis

6-3 6-3

310 Sr. 300 r-So.

DT DE

3 55 35

Chris Johnson Evan Sayner Nick Coffey

6-2 6-3 6-4

290 Jr. 290 r-So. 270 r-Fr.

94 11

Nick Dawson-Brents 6-3 Tanner Reeves 6-4

275 255

LB

6 25

T.J. McCollum Masai Whyte

6-3 6-0

240 r-Jr. 220 r-So.

LB

2 50 54

Keith Brown Der’Quione Mobley Daeshawn Bertram

6-1 6-1 5-11

240 Gr. 230 r-So. 225 r-Jr.

LB

4 34 43

Joel Iyiegbuniwe Drew Davis Ben Holt

6-2 6-1 5-11

225 r-So. 225 Sr. 220 r-Fr.

CB 23 De’Andre Simmons 27 Martavius Mims 36 AJ Jackson S 31 Branden Leston 5 Jason Johnson S 8 Marcus Ward 28 Drell Greene 14 Juwan Gardner

5-11 6-1 5-11

195 r-Jr. 205 r-So. 175 r-Fr.

6-3 6-0

205 r-Sr. 205 r-Fr.

6-3 6-1 6-1

210 200 205

CB

7 29 22 21

5-10 6-1 5-10 6-0

195 Jr. 185 Jr. 190 r-So. 180 r-Fr.

SNP PR

47 Nolan Dowling 94 Jared Nash

6-3 225 5-11 230

r-Jr. So.

1 81

Nacarius Fant Kylen Towner

5-9 5-8

185 175

Jr. r-Jr.

KOR 81 Kylen Towner 1 Nacarius Fant

5-8 5-9

175 185

r-Jr. Jr.

Joe Brown Leverick Johnson DeAndre Farris Jordon Gonzalez

Jr. Sr. Sr.

Gr. r-Jr.

Sr. So. r-Jr.

SPECIAL TEAMS PK

37 39 88

KO P

Ryan Nuss Alex Rinella Skyler Simcox

5-10 190 6-1 220 6-0 175

r-So. r-Fr. So.

37 Ryan Nuss 39 Alex Rinella

5-10 190 6-1 220

r-So. r-Fr.

49 Jake Collins 15 Joseph Occhipinti

6-1 6-3

r-So Sr.

200 190

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Head Coach Jeff Brohm head coach

JEFF BROHM Jeff Brohm, a native Kentuckian and one of the state’s most notable football products, enters his third season as the head football coach at WKU.

THE BROHM FILE PERSONAL

Born | April 24, 1971 Hometown | Louisville, Ky. Wife | Jennifer Children | Brady and Brooke

PLAYING CAREER (QB)

College | Louisville (1989-93) NFL | San Diego Chargers (1994), Washington Redskins (1995), San Francisco 49ers (1995-97), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1998), Denver Broncos (1999), Cleveland Browns (2000) XFL | Orlando Rage (2001)

COACHING CAREER

In just his second year at the helm, Brohm led WKU to arguably its greatest season in school history and certainly its greatest at the FBS level. The Hilltoppers finished No. 24 nationally after they earned their first national ranking, first FBS conference title, and first double-digit win total since moving to the FBS seven years ago. Under Brohm, the Hilltoppers have won consecutive bowl games, coming away with championships in the 2015 Miami Beach Bowl and 2014 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. He is the first head coach in program history to win 20 games in his first two years. Brohm’s development of quarterback Brandon Doughty helped carry the Hilltoppers to such lofty heights. Under his direction, Doughty became just the third quarterback in the last 50 years to lead the country in passing yards, pass completions and completion percentage in 2015. Doughty broke every record for a quarterback in the state of Kentucky

LOUISVILLE FIRE (AF2)

2002 | Head Coach

LOUISVILLE

2003-06 | Quarterbacks 2007 | Assistant Head Coach/Passing Game 2008 | Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator

FLORIDA ATLANTIC

2009 | Quarterbacks

ILLINOIS

2010-11 | Quarterbacks

UAB

2012 | Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

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2013 | Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator 2014-16 | Head Coach

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over his three years as a starter, all with Brohm on staff, and became just the third quarterback in FBS history to lead the country in passing yards and touchdowns in consecutive seasons. He was also Conference USA’s firstever back-to-back Most Valuable Player and was named a Third Team All-American by Athlon Sports after a season in which he became just the third C-USA player and 11th player ever to pass for over 5,000 yards in a season. The 2015 Hilltoppers were also the first team in C-USA’s 20-year history to go undefeated in league play and win the conference championship game. They were also the league’s second-most dominant champion of all time, winning their league games by an average margin 27.1 points per game, many of which were decided in the first half. A 13-year collegiate coaching veteran with experience in the Big 10, Big East, Conference USA and Sun Belt conferences, Brohm came to The Hill as the offensive coordinator in 2013 where he directed a high-flying, high-scoring offensive attack that shattered 18 single-season school


Head Coach Jeff Brohm records including total offense, individual passing yards and individual rushing yards. He obliterated those marks once he was given full control of the offense.

2016 FOOTBALL Under Brohm, the Hilltoppers won their first bowl at the FBS level, a 49-48 thriller against Central Michigan in the inaugural Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. WKU also recorded consecutive eight-win seasons for the first time since 2003-04.

The Hilltoppers have finished inside the Top 10 in Total Offense (No. 4 in 2014, No. 9 in 2015), Passing Offense (No. 2 in 2014, No. 4 in 2015) and Scoring Offense (No. 6 in 2014, No. 3 in 2015) each of Brohm’s two seasons at the helm. They are one of two program’s in the country to have such a streak, along with TCU.

As the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator for the Tops, along with Doughty’s improvement, running back Antonio Andrews, now with the Tennessee Titans, broke his own school record, set in 2012, and became just the 11th player in FBS history to rush for 1,700 yards or more in consecutive seasons when he piled up 1,730 rushing yards in 2013.

In Brohm’s first season, WKU broke 50 school and conference records including the school’s single-season and single-game records in total yards (season/game), touchdown passes (season/game), points scored in a season, and a host of others.

For his efforts, Andrews was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year and earned five All-American team distinctions. Andrews is also the school’s first ever first-round invitee to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, the nation’s preeminent all-star game for graduating seniors.

“He’s a heck of a play-caller. I mean the guy’s a mastermind out there.”

Under Brohm’s direction, the Hilltopper offense was No. 2 in the Sun Belt, finishing the regular season just two-tenths of a yard per game away from the top spot, averaging 458.5 yards per game.

Former WKU quarterback Brandon Doughty

Doughty’s 49 touchdown passes and 4,830 yards were national-best numbers as he earned Conference USA Most Valuable Player honors and the Sammy Baugh Award, given to the nation’s top quarterback. Doughty was even more deadly at home where he finished the year without throwing a single interception to 24 touchdowns - the only QB in the country with more than 60 attempts who can make that claim.

Brohm began molding Scheelhaase in 2010 and he quickly showed results, throwing 13 touchdowns and one interception over the last seven games of the season after throwing four touchdowns and seven interceptions in the first six games. Scheelhaase also broke the Illinois records for rushing by a quarterback and by a freshman with 868 yards. Prior to going to Illinois, Brohm spent the 2009 season as the quarterbacks coach at Florida Atlantic in the Sun Belt Conference, where he was reunited with his college coach,

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JEFF BROHM’S OFFENSIVE BREAKDOWN Starting Quarterbacks

PPG 34.6 49.8 43.4 37.8 35.2 24.7 27.4 32.5 22.6 28.2 30.8 44.4 44.3

Pass YPG 260.7 288.6 293.6 290.0 341.9 212.2 279.7 151.0 184.0 308.8 261.7 374.0 372.2

OPPONENTS

3,374 5,254 64.2 44,029 322 128

YPG 488.8 539.0 482.1 475.3 488.0 376.7 432.1 397.1 355.7 419.1 458.5 534.6 526.4

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Totals

Att. Pct. Yds. TD INT 357 61.3 3,145 17 10 355 71.8 3,415 26 5 374 65.7 3,523 24 9 383 63.8 3,759 21 7 473 65.1 4,024 30 12 377 58.6 2,493 16 16 437 58.1 3,287 26 7 264 58.7 1,825 17 8 291 63.0 2,110 13 8 477 58.5 3,706 21 13 374 65.8 2,857 14 14 552 67.9 4,830 49 10 540 71.9 5,055 48 9

HISTORY

Cmp. Louisville, 2003 219 Louisville, 2004 255 Louisville, 2005 246 Louisville, 2006 244 Louisville, 2007 308 Louisville, 2008 221 FAU, 2009 254 Illinois, 2010 155 Illinois, 2011 184 UAB, 2012 279 WKU, 2013 246 WKU, 2014 375 WKU, 2015 388

Total Offense

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GENERAL

To put it into perspective, if Doughty had never played a single road game on the year, he would have still broken WKU’s single season touchdown passes record, a record that had stood since 1985 with 22.

Known for his development of signal callers, Brohm spent two years at Illinois before making the move to UAB for the 2012 season. In his second year working with Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, Brohm guided the sophomore to improved numbers in passing yardage, completion percentage and passing efficiency in 2011. Scheelhaase’s 138.0 rating was the fourth-best season mark in Illini history.

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Head Coach Jeff Brohm JEFF BROHM’S FOOTBALL INFLUENCE AS A PLAYER San Diego Chargers (1994) Bobby Ross Sylvester Croom Jerry Sullivan Junior Seau Washington Redskins (1995) Cam Cameron Norv Turner Russ Grimm

Howard Schnellenberger. While Brohm was at FAU, the Owls averaged 27.4 points per game, 279.7 yards passing per contest and 432.1 yards of total offense per game. Brohm served as the quarterbacks coach at Louisville from 2003-06, assistant head coach and passing game coordinator in 2007, and the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator in 2008. Under Brohm’s direction, the Cardinals’ passing attack flourished, including a record-breaking season in 2007 with Brohm’s younger brother, Brian, as quarterback. Brian Brohm threw for 4,024 yards including 30 touchdowns, on his way to repeating second team All-Big East accolades. Brian finished second in the nation in passing efficiency and completed 68.8 percent of his throws in 2006.

San Francisco 49ers (1995-97) George Seifert Pete Carroll Steve Mariucci Jay Gruden Marty Mornhingweg Steve Young Jerry Rice Terrell Owens Rod Woodson

In his first season as an assistant coach at Louisville, Brohm guided quarterback Stefan LeFors to a No. 1 national ranking in passing efficiency and completion percentage, and watched as the southpaw narrowly missed setting NCAA records in both categories.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1998) Tony Dungy Herman Edwards Monte Kiffin Rod Marinelli Mike Shula Lovie Smith Trent Dilfer Warren Sapp Derrick Brooks

From 1998-2000, Brohm played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos and the Cleveland Browns. In 2001, he played in the XFL for the Orlando Rage and was

Denver Bronocs (1999) Mike Shanahan Gary Kubiak Cleveland Browns (2000) Romeo Crennel Tony Sparano

AS A COACH Louisville (Player 1989-93, Asst. Coach 2003-08) Howard Schnellenberger Bobby Petrino Danny Hope Paul Petrino Greg Nord Mike Cassity Ken Delgado Mike Summers Ron English Illinois (Quarterbacks Coach 2010-11) Ron Zook Dan Disch

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Brohm began his NFL career in 1994 with the San Diego Chargers, who played in Super Bowl XXIX. He played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1995-97, where he was the backup quarterback to Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst Steve Young in 1997.


Head Coach Jeff Brohm named first team All-XFL with the league’s highest QB rating at 99.9. Brohm was one of four family members to earn a gridiron letter from Louisville. He wrapped up his four-year collegiate career as one of the most prolific offensive players to wear Louisville’s jersey. As a three-year starter for the Cards, Brohm ranks among the all-time leaders for passing yards, touchdown passes, completions, total offense and completion percentage.

2016 FOOTBALL As a student-athlete at Louisville, Brohm played two seasons of baseball with the Cleveland Indians’ organization while playing football for the Cards. Brohm also was named the Kentucky High School Player of the Decade for the 1980s before attending Louisville, where his number was honored in 2006 for his contributions as a Cardinal quarterback. Brohm received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Louisville in 1994. He and his wife, Jennifer, have a son, Brady, and daughter, Brooke.

A Louisville native, he was voted the team’s MVP in both 1992 and 1993, and always will be remembered for a gritty performance in leading Louisville to an 18-7 victory over Michigan State in the 1993 Liberty Bowl, one of Schnellenberger’s six career bowl victories. Playing with two steel pins and one steel plate in the index finger of his throwing hand, Brohm completed 19-of-29 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown, all while playing in 20-degree temperatures and freezing rain to earn the game’s MVP award.

“Jeff has just seized the moment and has really taken our program to an all-time high level. It’s just been remarkable growth.” WKU Director of Athletics Todd Stewart

BROHM’S DRAFT PICKS PLAYER ROUND TEAM

Oakland Raiders Kansas City Chiefs

2008 Brian Brohm Harry Douglas Gary Barnidge Breno Giacomini Mario Urrutia

2nd (56) 3rd (84) 5th (141) 5th (150) 7th (246)

Green Bay Packers Atlanta Falcons Carolina Panthers Green Bay Packers Cincinnati Bengals

2009 Eric Wood George Bussey

1st (28th) Buffalo Bills 5th (170) New England Patriots

2010 Rusty Smith

6th (176)

Tennessee Titans

2011 Rob Housler Mikel Leshoure

3rd (69) 2nd (57)

Arizona Cardinals Detroit Lions

2012 A.J. Jenkins Jeff Allen

1st (28) 2nd (44)

San Francisco 49ers Kansas City Chiefs

2013 Hugh Thornton

3rd (86)

Indianapolis Colts

2015 J.J. Nelson Kennard Backman

5th (159) 6th (213)

Arizona Cardinals Green Bay Packers

2016 Tyler Higbee Brandon Doughty Prince Charles Iworah

4th (110) 7th (223) 7th (249)

Los Angeles Rams Miami Dolphins San Francisco 49ers @WKUFootball

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OPPONENTS

4th (100) 5th (148)

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Green Bay Packers

HISTORY

3rd (75)

2007 Michael Bush Kolby Smith

2015 REVIEW

2006 Jason Spitz

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2nd (54) Carolina Panthers 4th (121) Carolina Panthers 7th (326) Buffalo Bills 7th (253) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

GENERAL

2005 Eric Shelton Stefan LeFors Lionel Gates J.R. Russell


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NICK HOLT ASSOC. HEAD COACH - DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR FOURTH YEAR AT WKU | UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC ‘86 Nick Holt, a former BCS conference defensive coordinator, head coach and a former national champion, serves as the defensive coordinator at WKU.

THE HOLT FILE PERSONAL

Born | Oct. 15, 1962 Hometown | San Jose, Calif. Wife | Julie Children | Nick and Ben

PLAYING CAREER (LB) College | Pacific (1981, 1983-85)

COACHING CAREER ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL (CALIF.)

1986 | Defensive Coordinator

UNLV

1987 | Graduate Assistant 1988-89 | Defensive Line

IDAHO

1990-93 | Defensive Line 1994 | Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line 1995-97 | Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

LOUISVILLE

1998-2000 | Defensive Line

USC

2001-03 | Linebackers

IDAHO

2004-05 | Head Coach

USC

2006-08 | Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line

WASHINGTON

2009-11 | Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator

ARKANSAS

2012 | Recruiting Coordinator

WKU

2013 | Defensive Coordinator 2014-16 | Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator

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After a season in which WKU’s defense was littered with youth and inexperience, resulting in an opportunistic but still raw squad, Holt’s defense responded with a defense that was, at times, suffocating in 2015. The Hilltoppers were one of the most improved defenses in the FBS in 2015, improving their run defense by 60 yards per game, their pass defense by 50 yards per game, resulting in an overall per-game improvement of the defense by 104 total yards. The results showed on the scoreboard as well as the Hilltoppers were the third-most improved scoring defense in the country, allowing two full touchdowns fewer per game. In 2013, Holt’s defense ranked No. 14 overall in total defense while his pass defense was No. 10 in the nation. Among conference members, the Hilltoppers finished with the top tackler in terms of tackles for loss and sacks in linebacker Xavius Boyd while defensive back Cam Thomas was the league’s best ball hawk, leading the SBC with 15 passes defended. Under Holt’s tutelage, Boyd had a career season and was named the SBC’s Defensive Player of the Year, giving WKU the award in consecutive seasons (Quanterus Smith in 2012). The Hilltoppers also had four players on the first team All-SBC defensive team as Boyd, Thomas, Jonathan Dowling and Bar’ee Boyd. Before spending one season at Arkansas, Holt was the defensive coordinator at the University of Washington from 2009-11. Prior to that he was defensive coordinator at the University of Southern California from 2006-08 and the head coach at Idaho from 2004-05. From 2001-03, he was the linebackers coach at USC and helped the Trojans win the 2003 national championship.

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In his final season coordinating the USC defense, he helped lead the Trojans to their NCAA-record seventhstraight 11-win season, a seventh consecutive Pac-10 title and seventh straight BCS bowl berth. USC ended the season by beating Penn State for an unprecedented third straight Rose Bowl victory. The 2008 Trojans led the NCAA in scoring defense at 9.00 points per game, pass defense with 134.38 yards per game allowed and in pass efficiency defense with a 85.75 rating. Holt began his coaching career in 1986 at St. Mary’s High School in Stockton, Calif., and moved to the UNLV in 1987 as a graduate assistant. He was promoted to linebackers coach for the 1988-89 seasons before moving to Idaho. Holt was a four-year letterman at linebacker at the University of the Pacific and earned honorable-mention All-America honors in 1985, when he was the Tigers’ MVP and team captain. Holt graduated from Pacific in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in political economics. Holt and his wife Julie have two sons, Nick and Ben. The oldest son, Nick, lettered for two seasons on The Hill while starting all 27 games of his WKU career at middle linebacker for his father. The younger son, Ben, is WKU’s only two-way player entering the season.


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TONY LEVINE SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR - TIGHT ENDS FIRST YEAR AT WKU | MINNESOTA ‘96

THE LEVINE FILE PERSONAL

Born | Oct. 28, 1972 Hometown | St. Paul, Minnesota Wife | Erin Children | Benjamin, Asher, Eli and Willa

PLAYING CAREER (WR) College | Minnesota (1991-95) AFL | Minnesota Pike (1996)

COACHING CAREER TEXAS STATE

AUBURN

2000-01 | Offensive Graduate Assistant

LOUISVILLE

CAROLINA PANTHERS

2006-07 | Assistant Special Teams/Strength and Conditioning

Levine and his wife, Erin, have three sons, Benjamin, Asher and Eli, as well as a daughter, Willa.

OPPONENTS

Prior to taking over the program as the head coach, Levine led Houston’s special teams, tight ends and inside receivers from 2008-11. He was also assistant head coach from 2010-11. From 2008-11, Houston returned eight kickoffs for touchdowns, the secondmost by any FBS school over that time

Over his career, Levine has recruited and/or coached a first round NFL draft pick (D.J. Hayden, Houston), an American Athletic Conference rookie of the year (John O’Korn, Houston), an American Athletic Conference Special Teams player of the year (Demarcus Ayers, Houston), Houston’s first 5-star recruit (Deontay Greenberry), and signed three Top 100 players from Florida (Louisville).

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WKU

2016 | Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends

While at Louisville, the Cardinals posted a 20-4 overall record and 11-3 conference record with back-to-back top 20 national rankings including a No. 6 overall ranking following a 2004 C-USA Championship. He got his coaching start serving as a graduate assistant at Auburn (2000-01) after spending three seasons on staff at Texas State University (1997-1999).

HISTORY

HOUSTON

2008-09 | Special Teams Coordinator/Inside Receivers/ Tight Ends 20010-11 | Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator/Inside Receivers/Tight Ends 2012-14 | Head Coach

Levine’s punter, Richie Leone, was an All-C-USA First Team selection in 2012, AAC Second Team choice and a Second Team All-American in 2013 as well as a three-time semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award. Leone is the only player in Houston history to lead the program in punting in four straight years.

Before going to Houston, Levine spent two seasons working with special teams for both the Carolina Panthers (2006-07) and Louisville Cardinals (2004-05) as well as one season at Louisiana Tech (2002).

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2003 | Director of Football Operations 2004-05 | Special Teams Coordinator/Outside Linebackers

In 2013, the Cougars were No. 5 nationally in kick return average (25.3), led by American Athletic Conference Co-Special Teams Player of the Year Demarcus Ayers. Ayers, who also added AAC First Team honors, led the conference and was No. 12 nationally with a 27.6 yard per return average and his 1,021 return yards set a Houston freshman record and were second on the UH single-season chart.

In 2010, punt returner Patrick Edwards finished seventh nationally and led C-USA with a 15.4-yard per return average. Levine’s inside receivers were also an integral piece to a Houston offensive attack that consistently led the nation in total offense. In 2009, receivers James Cleveland and Tyron Carrier each surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark while tight end Fendi Onobun became a sixth round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams. Carrier also tied an NCAA career record with seven career kick return touchdowns.

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LOUISIANA TECH

2002 | Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends

In Levine’s first game as head coach at Houston, the Cougars beat No. 22 Penn State 30-14 in the 2012 TicketCity Bowl, setting a Cotton Bowl Stadium record with 532 yards passing vs. the nation’s No. 4-ranked pass defense. Houston finished the season ranked No. 14 by USA Today and No. 18 by the Associated Press, the first end-of-season national ranking for the Cougars since 1990, and Levine became the first Houston head coach to open his career with a win vs. a nationally-ranked opponent since 1957.

period. During this same time frame, Houston also ranked among the national leaders in blocked kicks (16).

GENERAL

1997-98 | Assistant Receivers and Tight Ends 1999 | Assistant Receivers/Tight Ends/Co-Recruiting Coordinator

Tony Levine enters his first season at WKU and will coordinate the special teams and coach tight ends after great success over seven seasons at Houston. A former head coach, Levine led the Cougars for three seasons, taking them to consecutive bowl games and winning seasons in his final two years at the helm. The 2016 season will mark Levine’s 21st year in the coaching ranks, including stints at all levels of football, from high school to college to the NFL.

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CHRIS BARCLAY ASSISTANT COACH - RUNNING BACKS FIRST YEAR AT WKU | WAKE FOREST ‘05 Chris Barclay begins his first season leading the WKU running backs after spending two years at Marshall in a similar role.

THE BARCLAY FILE PERSONAL

Born | Oct. 15, 1983 Hometown | Louisville, Ky. Wife | Ashlee Children | Houstyn

PLAYING CAREER (RB)

College | Wake Forest (2002-05) NFL | Cleveland Browns (2006-07), Tennessee Titans (2007), New Orleans Saints (2007), Atlanta Falcons (2008)

COACHING CAREER WAKE FOREST

2009-10 | Recruiting Assistant 2011 | Defensive Graduate Assistant

WILLIAM AND MARY

2012-13 | Running Backs

A Louisville, Ky., native, Barclay earned his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest where he remains the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,032 yards and 40 touchdowns and was a two-time All-ACC First Teamer, earning letters at the school from 2002-05. He became the first player in ACC history to lead the league in rushing three consecutive seasons and was named the 2005 ACC Player of the Year. Barclay enjoyed a three-year NFL career from 2006-08 with the Cleveland Browns (2006-07), Berlin Thunder (NFL Europe), Tennessee Titans (2007), New Orleans Saints (2007) and Atlanta Falcons (2008). At Marshall, Barclay helped direct the transformation of All-C-USA First Team running back Devon Johnson from tight end to a primary ball handler in the backfield. Under Barclay’s guidance, Johnson rushed for 1,767 yards in 2014, his first year as a running back, the second-most in a single season in Marshall history.

MARSHALL

2014-15 | Running Backs

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Johnson also set the school’s singlegame rushing record in 2014 with 272 yards against Florida Atlantic and was named a semifinalist for the Doak Walker award in 2014. Prior to going to Huntington, Barclay spent two seasons (2012-13) at William and Mary coaching running backs. In 2013, Barclay tutored Mikal Abdul-Saboor to All-Colonial Athletic Association Third Team honors as he ranked fourth in the league with 91.6 rushing yards per game. Barclay spent three seasons between his NFL career and William and Mary as an assistant at Wake Forest, serving as the Demon Deacon’s recruiting assistant for two years (2009-10) and a defensive graduate assistant in 2011. Barclay is married to the former Ashlee Haggard, also of Louisville. The couple has one child, Houstyn.


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2016 FOOTBALL

BRIAN BROHM ASSISTANT COACH - QUARTERBACKS FIRST YEAR AT WKU | LOUISVILLE ‘07 Brian Brohm enters his first season on The Hill following an eight-year professional career in the National Football League and Canadian Football League, in which he played for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills as well as the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

THE BROHM FILE PERSONAL

Born | September 23, 1985 Hometown | Louisville, Ky. Wife | Ashley Children | Weston

PLAYING CAREER (QB)

College | Louisville (2004-07) NFL | Green Bay Packers (2008), Buffalo Bills (2009-10) UFL | Las Vegas Locomotives (2011-12) CFL | Hamilton Tiger Cats (2013), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2014-15)

COACHING CAREER

The Cardinals finished 12-1 in 2006 and No. 6 in the final Associated Press poll, as Brohm led a Louisville attack that finished No. 2 nationally in Total Offense, averaging 475.3 yards per game.

He is the younger brother of head coach Jeff Brohm and Director of Football Operations Greg Brohm. Brian and his wife, the former Ashley Krawczyk, welcomed their first son, Weston, in the spring of 2016.

Brohm threw a then-school record 30 touchdown passes for the Cardinals in 2007 while his 10,755 career passing yards are No. 2 all-time in Louisville history as are his 4,024 passing yards in 2007. Brohm was the C-USA Freshman of hte Year in 2004. Brohm enjoyed one of the most storied prep careers in Kentucky high school football history at Louisville Trinity where he led the Shamrocks to the KHSAA 4A state title three consecutive seasons (2001-03) and took home MVP honors of all three title games, including a 555-yard, seventouchdown performance in the 2002 title game.

GENERAL

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A second round NFL Draft pick in 2008 (56th overall), Brohm threw for 10,775 yards and 71 touchdowns as a three-year starter for the Cardinals and took home MVP honors in the 2007 Orange Bowl.

In 2003, Brohm was named Kentucky’s “Mr. Football”, USA Today’s Offensive Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year. Brohm’s 119 career passing touchdowns and 698 completions at Trinity both rank sixth all-time in KHSAA history. Brohm’s 10,579 passing yards are fifth all-time in KHSAA history.

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MIKE CASSITY ASSISTANT COACH - SECONDARY FOURTH YEAR AT WKU | KENTUCKY ‘76 Mike Cassity is in his second stint as a Hilltopper assistant as he returned to The Hill in 2013 after serving as the defensive coordinator and the defensive backs coach from 1983-88 at WKU.

THE CASSITY FILE PERSONAL

Born | August 22, 1953 Hometown | Fort Campbell, Ky. Children | Brooke, Hunter, Skyler and Braden

PLAYING CAREER (DB) College | Kentucky (1971-76)

COACHING CAREER KENTUCKY

1975 | Student Coach 1979 | Part-time Assistant/Defensive Backs 1980-81 | Defensive Backs

MOREHEAD STATE

1982 | Defensive Backs

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1983 | Defensive Coordinator 1984-88 | Defensive Backs

NORTHEAST LOUISIANA (UL-MONROE)

1989 | Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs

EAST CAROLINA

1990-81 | Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs

GEORGIA TECH

1992-93 | Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs

CINCINNATI

1994 | Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs

WISCONSIN

1995-96 | Defensive Backs

BAYLOR

1997-98 | Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs

OKLAHOMA STATE

1999 | Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs 2000 | Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs

ILLINOIS

2001-03 | Defensive Coordinator/Corners

LOUISVILLE

2004-07 | Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

MARSHALL

Cassity’s secondary helped contribute to a massive defensive turnaround in 2015 as the Hilltoppers allowed 104 fewer yards overall compared to 2014. WKU was the third most improved scoring defense as well, allowing 14 fewer points per game, and they were led on the back end by safeties Branden Leston and Marcus Ward. Leston finished second on the team in total tackles with 96, the most by a WKU secondary player since Brian Lowder tallied as many in 2002. In 2013, then-junior corner Cam Thomas led the Sun Belt in interceptions with five while safety Jonathan Dowling led the nation in forced fumbles per game. In 2014, the defensive backs were No. 3 nationally in defensive touchdowns with five. Hilltopper defensive backs intercepted a league-best 14 passes and had two of the top four individual performances of the season. Junior corner Cam Thomas led the league with five picks while senior Tyree Robinson was one of three players in the league to snatch four interceptions. No other player in the league defended as many passes as Thomas either, who finished the regular season with an SBC-best 15 (five interceptions, 10 PBU) Cassity began his coaching career at UK as a student coach in 1975 while completing his degree. He was a part-time assistant coach in 1979. From there, the trail wound through Morehead State, WKU, Northeast Louisiana, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Louisville and Marshall.

2009-11 | Defensive Backs

KENTUCKY

2012 | Defensive Backs

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2013-16 | Secondary

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As the defensive coordinator at Louisville, Cassity helped the Cardinals win the 2004 C-USA championship, the 2006 Big East title and advance to three bowl games, highlighted by a victory in the 2007 Orange Bowl. In the Orange Bowl campaign, Louisville finished second in the nation in quarterback sacks and 17th nationally in scoring defense. Cassity also was defensive coordinator at Illinois, the 2001 Big Ten champion and participant in the 2002 Sugar Bowl, and at Baylor, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, East Carolina, Northeast Louisiana and WKU. During the 1991 season at East Carolina, the Pirates posted an 11-1 record, capped by a victory in the Peach Bowl. The ECU coaches were selected as the National Coaching Staff of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association. A native of Ft. Campbell, Ky., Cassity is a graduate of Ft. Campbell High School. He was a two-sport athlete at Kentucky in football and wrestling. In football, he played from 1971-74, starting his final two seasons at safety. He received the Kiwanis Club 110 Percenter Award for his effort and dedication.


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2016 FOOTBALL

DON DUNN ASSISTANT COACH - D. TACKLES/RECRUITING COORD. FOURTH YEAR AT WKU | EAST TENNESSEE STATE ‘76 One of the country’s most veteran defensive line coaches, Don Dunn serves as WKU’s defensive tackles coaches as well as the recruiting coordinator.

THE DUNN FILE PERSONAL

Born | September 27, 1953 Hometown | Louisville, Ky. Wife | Dona Children | Jonathan

PLAYING CAREER

College | Lees-McRae Junior College (1971-73), East Tennessee State (1973-74)

COACHING CAREER DAVID CROCKETT HIGH SCHOOL (TENN.)

1976 | Assistant

HOLSTON HIGH SCHOOL (TENN.) LEES-MCRAE JUNIOR COLLEGE

1980-82 | Assistant

MONTANA STATE PACIFIC

1990-91 | Defensive Line 1992-93 | Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator

OLE MISS AUBURN

1999-2008 | Defensive Tackles

OPPONENTS

TEXAS TECH

2009-12 | Director of High School Relations

During his time coaching the defensive line at Auburn, Dunn helped the Tigers rank sixth in the nation in scoring defense in 2005 and seventh in 2006, while leading the nation in scoring defense in 2004. Dunn also helped lead Auburn to a berth in the Sugar Bowl in 2005.

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1995-98 | Defensive Tackles

Don and his wife, Dona, have a son, Jonathan.

HISTORY

NEVADA

1994 | Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line

Aside from his coaching stops at Texas Tech and Auburn, Dunn has also put time in as an assistant coach at Ole Miss, Nevada, Pacific, Montana State, Tennessee and Lees-McRae Junior College, while also coaching five years at the high school level.

Dunn earned an associate’s degree from Lees-McRae Junior College in 1973. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education from East Tennessee State in 1976 before graduating with a master’s degree in secondary education from Union College in 1980.

2015 REVIEW

1985-89 | Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator

With over 40 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level, Dunn came to WKU after spending three seasons as the director of high school relations at Texas Tech after spending 10 seasons on staff with Tommy Tuberville at Auburn as the defensive line coach.

Dunn began his career at the high school level from 1976-1980 at Holston High School (Knoxville, Tenn.) and David Crockett High School (Jonesboro, Tenn.) where he was a health and physical education teacher and served as the strength coach from 1977-1980.

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TENNESSEE

1983-84 | Defensive Graduate Assistant

In 2014, Ge’Monee Brown led the team in tackles for loss while Shorter’s 5.5 sacks tied for the team-high, a rare accomplishment for a pair of interior defensive linemen.

Dunn was the defensive line coach, recruiting coordinator and special teams coach while at Montana State from 1985-1990 after initially making his way into the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee from 1983-1985 and at Lees-McRae Junior College in Banner Elk, N.C., where he spent three seasons (1980-83) serving as an assistant coach overseeing the offensive and defensive line, special teams and taking on recruiting coordinator duties.

GENERAL

1977-79 | Assistant

Last season, Dunn’s interior defensive front featured arguably his deepest position group since his arrival on The Hill. Transfers Jontavius Morris and Omarius Bryant were immediate difference makers, as Morris, started 13 games for the Hilltoppers at nose tackle, giving WKU a true run stopper in the middle. Dunn’s group showed immediate improvement, allowing 60 fewer rushing yards per game and finished as the No. 5 rushing defense in the league. Bryant’s development under Dunn was evident as he dominated the Miami Beach Bowl inside, finishing with four total tackles but grading out as the game’s top player according to Pro Football Focus.

Dunn also has defensive coordinator experience at the college ranks, serving as the co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach for one season at the University of Nevada following a three-year stint at Pacific.

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2013-16 | Defensive Tackles/Recruiting Coordinator

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Coaching Staff

BRYAN ELLIS ASSISTANT COACH - WIDE RECEIVERS THIRD YEAR AT WKU | UAB ‘10 Bryan Ellis begins his first season as the wide receivers coach for the Hilltoppers after previously spending a season leading the WKU running back corps.

THE ELLIS FILE PERSONAL

Born | September 13, 1987 Hometown | Byron, Ga.

PLAYING CAREER (QB) College | UAB (2007-11)

COACHING CAREER UAB

2012-13 | Offensive Graduate Assistant

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2014 | Offensive Quality Control 2015 | Running Backs 2016 | Wide Receivers

In his first year, Ellis inherited a bevy of talented, experienced running backs, including a senior leader in Leon Allen who had rushed for over 1,500 yards the previous season. Three games in, however, Ellis was charged with replacing Allen who suffered a season-ending knee injury. WKU’s running backs responded by producing a sixth-straight 1,000-yard rusher in Anthony Wales and an AllFreshman running back in D’Andre Ferby, the league’s top one-two combo in the back field. Ellis came to The Hill in 2014 to serve as an offensive quality control coach, where he assisted then-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tyson Helton with the development of the Hilltopper signal callers. That year was the beginning of WKU’s transition into one of the nation’s top passing offenses as quarterback Brandon Doughty led the FBS in passing yards (4,830) and touchdowns (49) in what was then his senior year. Ellis enjoyed a stellar prep and collegiate career at the position at his alma mater and most recent coaching stop, UAB, where he spent the 2013 season in a similar capacity for the Blazers.

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In 2010, Ellis had nine starts at quarterback for the Blazers with 2,940 passing yards and 25 touchdowns in 11 total games. After his playing career was done, Ellis transitioned to a graduate assistant coaching role working with the quarterbacks for the previous two seasons. Ellis, a Byron, Ga., native, had an outstanding prep career at Peach County High and was tabbed the Atlanta Journal-Constitution AAA State Offensive Player of the Year. He passed for more than 3,600 and threw 31 touchdowns as a senior, leading his Trojans’ squad to a 14-1 record and Class AAA State Championship.


Coaching Staff

2016 FOOTBALL

REGGIE JOHNSON ASSISTANT COACH - DEFENSIVE ENDS FIRST YEAR AT WKU | LOUISVILLE ‘96 Reggie Johnson enters his first season leading the defensive ends on The Hill.

THE JOHNSON FILE PERSONAL

Born | April 14, 1969 Hometown | Chicago, Ill. Wife | Eulice Children | Sydney and Jordan

PLAYING CAREER (LB) College | Louisville (1987-90)

COACHING CAREER LOUISVILLE

1997 | Defensive Graduate Assistant

ALABAMA A&M

UTEP

LOUISVILLE

2003 | Defensive Line 2004-07 | Linebackers

UAB

2012-13 | Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Johnson and his wife, Eulice, have two children, Sydney and Jordan.

Johnson, a Chicago, Ill., native, spent five seasons at his alma mater, the University of Louisville, coaching the defensive line in 2003 and linebackers from 2004-07. In 2003, the Louisville defensive front included All-American Elvis Dumervil, who also won the Nagurski and Hendricks awards as well as then-freshman Amobi Okoye, who would go on to become the 10th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the youngest player to ever be drafted by an NFL team at 19 years old.

HISTORY

ALABAMA A&M

He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and his master’s degree in education from Louisville.

2015 REVIEW

ARKANSAS

2008-11 | Linebackers

During his time in Fayetteville, Razorback linebacker Jerry Franklin was named a Freshman All-American and SEC All-Freshman Team in 2008 before going on to lead the team in tackles for four consecutive seasons, a feat not accomplished at Arkansas since 1960. As a senior, Franklin ranked sixth in the SEC with a career-best 101 tackles, the most by an Arkansas player since 2007.

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2001 | Defensive Ends 2002 | Linebackers

At UAB, Johnson mentored linebacker Marvin Burdette to AllConference USA honors in 2012 as he set UAB single-season and career records for tackles with 157 and 406, respectively. Prior to his move to Birmingham, Johnson spent four seasons at Arkansas (2008-11) where he also coached the linebackers.

Johnson began his coaching career as a defensive graduate assistant at UL in 1998. His first full-time coaching position was his first stint at Alabama A&M where he coached defensive tackles in 1998 and 1999. In 2000, he coached inside linebackers. A&M ranked first in the country in rushing defense (39.7) and 10th in total defense (275 ypg.) for the 2000 season. After the 2000 season, Johnson moved to UTEP where he coached defensive ends in 2001 and linebackers in 2002.

GENERAL

1998 | Defensive Tackles 1999-00 | Inside Linebackers/Special Teams

Johnson came to WKU after two season as the defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Alabama A&M. He previously spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach at UAB.

Johnson was a four-year letterman at the University of Louisville from 1987-90. His senior year, he helped the Cardinals finish 10-1-1 with a 34-7 victory over Alabama in the 1991 Fiesta Bowl. He ended his career with 252 tackles.

2014-15 | Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line

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UNIVERSIT Y

2016 | Defensive Ends

OPPONENTS

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DALE WILLIAMS ASSISTANT COACH - OFFENSIVE LINE FIRST YEAR AT WKU | WEST VIRGINIA ‘94 Dale Williams, an 18-year collegiate coaching veteran, enters his first season on The Hill leading the offensive line.

THE WILLIAMS FILE PERSONAL

Born | December 4, 1970 Hometown | Cleveland, Ohio Wife | Wendi Children | Nicole and Dominick

PLAYING CAREER (OL) College | West Virginia (1989-93) AFL | Cleveland Thunderbolts (1994)

COACHING CAREER WEST VIRGINIA

1994-96 | Offensive Graduate Assistant

NORTH GREENVILLE COLLEGE

1996-97 | Offensive Line

GARDNER-WEBB

1997-99 | Offensive Line

FINDLAY

2000-02 | Offensive Line 2002-04 | Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line/ Recruiting Coordinator

FLORIDA ATLANTIC

2005-11 | Offensive Line

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2016 | Offensive Line

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Williams’ previous collegiate coaching stops include Florida Atlantic from 2005 to 2011 where he previously worked with head coach Jeff Brohm and for head coach Howard Schnellenberger for seven years, as well as the University of Findlay where he served as offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator from 2000 to 2004, the final three seasons serving as offensive coordinator. During his time at FAU, Williams was a part of a coaching staff that helped transform the Owls into an FBS bowl competitor, when, in 2007, the Owls were co-Sun Belt Conference Champions and won their first bowl game in their first-ever appearance, a 44-27 victory in the New Orleans Bowl. The following season, the Owls won five of their final six games to go on to win the 2008 Motor City Bowl. Williams’ offensive line played a major role in that surge as the line finished No. 13 and No. 15, respectively, in Sacks Allowed and helped quarterback Rusty Smith go on to win Sun Belt Player of the Year honors in 2007. Three of Williams’ offensive linemen, John Rizzo, Jarrid Smith and David Matlock, went on to earn All-Sun Belt accolades. Williams’ line also helped create the first-ever 1,000-yard running back in FAU history in Charles Pierre, who rushed for 1,009 yards in 2008, averaging over six yards per carry. The line repeated that performance in 2009, leading the way for current Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris to run for a secondconsecutive school record with 1,392 yards in 2009. Morris capped his career in 2010 with another near 1,000-yard performance, going for 928 in 2010 behind Williams’ offensive front.

2015 Conference USA Champions

At Findlay, Williams was a part of a 2002 team that finished the year ranked No. 25 nationally with a 9-2 mark, led by running back Robert Campbell’s 1,564 rushing yards. Williams’ offensive line also allowed just 15 sacks that season. In 2004, Findlay averaged 246.6 yards on the ground and allowed just 18 sacks while blocking for another 1,500-yard rusher in Michael Simpson who rushed for a then-school record 1,659 yards while averaging 5.7 yards per carry. Williams also coached numerous Oilers to AllGLIAC honors, including first teamer Brad Dunlap (2002), second teamers Ken Meibers (2001), Phil Gunder (2003) and Mike Patrick (2004), along with eight other honorable mention performers in just five seasons. Prior to Findlay, Williams spent three seasons, from 1997 to 1999, coaching the offensive line at Gardner-Webb following two seasons at North Greenville College. Williams got his start in the coaching profession during a three-year stint as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, West Virginia. Since 2012, Williams has coached at Lake Worth High School and Olympic Heights High School as an assistant and head coach as well as in private business. Williams was a three-year letterman and a two-year starter for the Mountainers and was named the team’s best lineman during its run to the 1994 Sugar Bowl. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from WVU in 1994 and 1996, respectively. Williams and his wife, Wendi, have two children, Nicole and Dominick.


Support Staff

2016 FOOTBALL

Greg Brohm

Nate Dennison

Director of Football Operations

Director of Player Personnel

Greg Brohm serves as the Hilltoppers’ Director of Football Operations, overseeing all aspects of the program.

Nate Dennison enters his eighth season on the Hilltopper football staff and fifth as the Director of Player Personnel.

Third Year at WKU | Louisville ‘93

Prior to WKU, Brohm spent two years as a teacher and head football coach at Thomas Nelson High School in Bardstown where he started the football program from the ground up at the brand new school. Brohm spent five seasons as the Director of Football Operations at Louisville after one year as President of the Louisville Fire of the Arena2 Football League. During his time at Louisville, Brohm spent three years as the DFO under former Hilltopper coach Bobby Petrino as the Cardinals won a Conference USA and Big East Championship, went to three bowl games and twice finished in the AP Top 10. Prior to joining the Fire, Brohm served as an account manager for WHAS Radio and Clear Channel Communications for nine years, where he developed new clients, promotions and marketing plans. Brohm also served on the WHAS broadcast team for Cardinal football for nine seasons. In addition to working on the U of L broadcast team, Brohm has previously hosted a daily radio sports talk show for two years, a weekly television sports talk show for three years and served periodically as a color analyst on several high school radio and TV broadcasts in the Louisville area.

First Year at WKU | Kentucky ‘09

A native of Lexington, Ky., Sampson graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Communications in 2009 and a Masters from Eastern Kentucky in 2011.

10th Year at WKU | WKU ‘12

Brian Ditmer serves as the program’s Head Equipment Manager, a post he assumed prior to the 2015 season. Ditmer spent one year as the assistant equipment manager for the Hilltoppers after two seasons as a graduate assistant in the same area. The 2016 season marks his 10th season overall working in the WKU equipment room. Prior to becoming a graduate assistant, Ditmer served as a student manager from 2007 to 2012. Ditmer is a member of the American Equipment Managers Association and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Marketing from WKU with a minor in Marketing in 2012 as well as his Masters degree in Sport Media and Branding in 2014.

Tyson Street Assistant Equipment Manager Second Year at WKU | Tennessee ‘13

Tyson Street begins his second season as the Hilltoppers assistant equipment manager. Street came to The Hill from Wake Forest, where he spent one season serving as Assistant Manager of Equipment Services. Street handled all of the equipment needs for the Demon Deacon track & field and cross country programs while also assisting with the Wake Forest football program. @WKUFootball

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OPPONENTS

Sampson previously spent three full-time seasons on the sports information staff at WKU before a one-year stint at TCU in a similar capacity.

Head Equipment Manager

UNIVERSIT Y

Robert Sampson begins his first season on The Hill as Assistant Director of Football Operations.

Brian Ditmer

HISTORY

Assistant Director of Football Operations

A native of Lore City, Ohio, Dennison attended Ohio State University, where he earned a degree in sport and leisure studies in 2007. He spent the 2007 season as a recruiting intern for the Buckeyes before coming to WKU.

2015 REVIEW

Robert Sampson

Dennison came to WKU in the summer of 2007, and spent two seasons as a recruiting graduate assistant. He was promoted to assistant recruiting coordinator for the 2009 season before taking on a player development title in 2009.

HILLTOPPERS

In high school, Brohm was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and baseball at Trinity High School. In 1987, Brohm was named First Team All-State in football and was inducted into the Trinity High School Hall of Fame in 2006. The Brohm Family, known as Louisville’s First Family of Football, recently received the inaugural Howard Schnellenberger Award, given by the Louisville Catholic Sports Hall of Fame.

Under Dennison’s watch, WKU signed the top recruiting class in the Sun Belt in consecutive seasons, 2012 and 2013 as well as the No. 2 class in Conference USA in 2014 and 2016.

GENERAL

Brohm, who graduated from Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in 1993, was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for the Cardinals from 1988-92 under head coach Howard Schnellenberger. He was a starter for the 1991 Fiesta Bowl championship team as a receiver, catching passes from his brother, Jeff.

Eighth Year at WKU | Ohio State ‘07


Support Staff Prior to joining the Deacons, Street served as a student equipment manager at the University of Tennessee. He was the head student manager for his final two seasons in Knoxville.

Jessica Hulderman

A native of Dalton, Ga. Street graduated from Tennessee in 2013 with a degree in business management with a focus in entrepreneurship.

Jessica Hulderman enters her second season on The Hill, serving as the assistant athletic trainer for the football program.

John Riley Director of Football Video

Fourth Year at WKU | Arkansas State ‘08 John Riley oversees all video operations for the Hilltoppers and enters his third season on the staff. Riley came to The Hill after serving as the assistant at Mississippi State since February 2010. In 2008 and 2009, he was the head of the video department at Arkansas State, after serving as an intern since 2004. Riley is a member of the Collegiate Sports Video Association and has held membership since 2008. He was named the 2015 C-USA Video Coordinator of the Year by the CSVA. Additionally, Riley has also worked various NCAA and conference tournaments including the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Regionals in Memphis, Tenn., and the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball First and Second Round games in Little Rock, Ark. A graduate of Arkansas State, Riley earned his MBA in 2009 after completing his undergraduate work in sports management in 2008. Riley is married to the former Dr. Ashley Alm.

Bryan Schneider Head Football Athletic Trainer Fourth Year at WKU | Texas State ‘08

Bryan Schneider begins his fourth season as the main athletic trainer for the Hilltopper football program. Schneider came to The Hill after serving as an assistant athletic trainer at Texas Tech since 2011. Prior to working in Lubbock, Schneider was a year-long intern for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010 after earning his master’s degree from Auburn in 2010. Before his two years on the Plains, Schneider interned with the Houston Texans (2006) and Detroit Lions (2007) while completing his undergraduate work at Texas State, earning his degree in 2008. Schneider is an active member of the College Athletic Trainer Society and National Athletic Trainers Association. He is married to the former Lisa Koch, WKU’s senior woman administrator.

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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Second Year at WKU | Alabama ‘10

Prior to coming to WKU, Hulderman worked as the assistant athletic trainer at Conference USA member Louisiana Tech, including a stint as the interim head football trainer in 201415. She also worked with the women’s tennis team and was a rehabilitation coordinator for all post-operative procedures for football and tennis. Additionally, Hulderman worked with the men’s and women’s track and field teams. She is an active member of the National Athlete Trainer’s Association and holds NATA BOC certification. Hulderman earned her Masters of Scienece in Kinesiology and Health from the University of Wyoming and did her undergraduate work at the University of Alabama.

Sean Pugh Character Coach

Ninth Year at WKU | WKU ‘07 Sean Pugh, a former Hilltopper offensive lineman, begins his ninth season on the WKU football staff. As the character coach, Pugh provides social and spiritual support to the Hilltoppers. Pugh came to WKU in 2002, redshirting during WKU’s national championship season. He began his playing career in 2003, playing in 10 games on both special teams and on offense, grading out at 81 percent for the season, not allowing a sack in his first year of action. In all, Pugh saw action in 36 games during his four seasons in uniform - posting 30 wins and twice advancing to the NCAA FCS playoffs. A native of Huber Heights, Ohio, Pugh started and lettered three years at Huber Heights Wayne High School. Pugh holds a degree in physical education from WKU. Pugh is married to the former TraShana Martin.


Support Staff

2016 FOOTBALL

Zach Lankford

Chris Springer

Offensive Quality Control

Defensive Graduate Assistant

Zach Lankford enters his third season on staff, and his second as the offensive quality control assistant.

Chris Springer enters his third season as a defensive graduate assistant, working with the Hilltopper defensive backs.

Third Year at WKU | UAB ‘10

Prior to coming to WKU, Lankford served as the Associate Director of Recruiting and Player Development at UAB, managing the program’s on-campus recruiting efforts and high school relations. Lankford was also a stand-out tight end for the Blazers, completing his playing career in 2009. Lankford entered the coaching profession at Reinhardt University (NAIA) where he was an offensive intern and tight ends coach. Following a season there, he moved on to Georgia Military College (NJCAA) as the offensive line and tight ends coach. Lankford earned his bachelor’s degree in History at UAB in 2010.

Anthony Davis, II Offensive Graduate Assistant Second Year at WKU | WKU ‘15

Former WKU running back Anthony Davis begins his first season as an offensive graduate assistant after lettering for the Hilltoppers last season.

Offensive Graduate Assistant Fifth Year at WKU | WKU ‘16

Springer earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Lindenwood University in 2013, where he was also a two-year letterman and captain as a defensive back in his senior season.

Kenny Martin Defensive Graduate Assistant First Year at WKU | WKU ‘12

A former defensive lineman for the Hilltoppers, Kenny Martin returns to The Hill for his first season as a defensive graduate assistant. A four-year letterman for WKU, Martin played in 48 games with 32 starts from 2009-12 and was a member of WKU’s first-ever FBS bowl team in the 2012 Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl. Martin, a native of Orlando, Fla., tallied 6.5 tackles for loss and 72 total tackles over his career. Prior to returning to The Hill, Martin coached the defensive line at his former high school, Ocee, in Orlando, as well as working with the coaching staff at Warren Central High School in Bowling Green.

HISTORY UNIVERSIT Y

Vince Lewis begins his first season as an offensive graduate assistant after spending his undergraduate years in various roles with the program.

In the summer of 2014, Spring also interned with the Hilltopper strength staff under the direction of coach Justin Lovett.

2015 REVIEW

Vince Lewis

Springer, coaching the wide receivers and working on the strength staff, helped mentor Jacob Johnson to All-LSC second team honors.

HILLTOPPERS

Davis, a native of Indianapolis, rushed for 1,127 yards with 11 touchdowns in just six games as a prep star at Warren Central for coach John Hart.

Springer came to The Hill prior to the 2014 season following one season at Eastern New Mexico University, a member of NCAA Division II and the Lone Star Conference. With Springer on staff, ENMU had its first winning season since 2004 and secured their first LSC title since 1991.

GENERAL

Davis spent the spring working with the Hilltopper strength and conditioning coaches, assisting with offseason and spring workouts. Prior to WKU, Davis spent 2011-14 at the University of Indiana where he earned a pair of letters in 2013 and 2014.

Third Year at WKU | Lindenwood ‘13

OPPONENTS

In 2015, Lewis served as a student assistant coach, primarily working with the quarterbacks, including three-year starter Brandon Doughty who led the nation in touchdown passes each of his final two seasons on The Hill. He began his affiliation with the program as a student equipment manager. Lewis attended North Oldham High School in Prospect, Ky., and was primarily a punter/kicker. @WKUFootball

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Hilltopper Strength

JUSTIN LOVETT DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING THIRD YEAR AT WKU | COLORADO STATE ‘03 Justin Lovett begins his third season as the Director of Football Strength and Conditioning at WKU.

THE LOVETT FILE

PERSONAL

Born | January 8, 1977 Hometown | Beavercreek, Ohio Wife | Amy Children | Tillman and Lyndon

PLAYING CAREER (LB) College | Univ. of Findlay (1995-96)

COACHING CAREER GRANDVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

2004-08 | Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

UTEP

2008-09| Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

DENVER BRONCOS

2010-12 | Strength and Conditioning Assistant

GEORGIA

2012-14 | Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning

WKU

2014-16 | Director of Football Strength and Conditioning

Under Lovett’s direction, the Hilltoppers participate in a year-round regiment focused on the individual athlete, using a principle-based strength, speed, and conditioning performance enhancement model to improve mental discipline, physical toughness, and explosive football attributes. Lovett and his strength staff consistent seek to employ the latest in cutting edge technology and best common practices to reduce risk of on-the-field related injuries, including use of fully integrated corrective exercises, movement efficiency training, and functional kinematic program design. Prior to coming to WKU, Lovett was a member of the Georgia Bulldog football strength and conditioning staff beginning in June of 2012. While in Athens, fifteen Bulldogs were eventually drafted into the NFL from those squads, including a trio of firstround picks in Todd Gurley, Jarvis Jones, and Alec Ogletree. During Lovett’s two years as an assistant, plus one year serving a strength and conditioning internship for the Denver Broncos under Rich Tuten, he worked with Pro Bowlers Brian Dawkins, Champ Bailey, Brandon Marshall, Elvis Dumervil, Brandon Lloyd, Willis McGahee, Ryan Clady, and Von Miller. Lovett was a two-sport athlete in football and baseball at the University of Findlay (NAIA) from 1995-96. A native of Beavercreek, Ohio, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Colorado State University, and a master’s degree in Exercise Science (Athletic Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention) from California University of Pennsylvania.

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Lovett also holds current certifications from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified), National Strength and Conditioning Association (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), National Academy of Sports Medicine (Performance Enhancement Specialist & Corrective Exercise Specialist), as well as from the National Association of Speed and Explosion (Specialist in Speed and Explosion). Lovett and his wife, Amy, have two sons, Tillman and Lyndon.


Hilltopper Strength

2016 FOOTBALL

Dave Consiglio

Domenic Reno

Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning

Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning

Third Year at WKU | Wisconsin-Oshkosh ‘10

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 2014-16 | WKU (Asst. Director of Strength and Conditioning) 2012-13 | UAB (Director of Sports Enhancement) 2010-11 | Arizona State (S&C Intern) 2009 | Grambling State (Graduate Assistant) Certifications: CSCS, CPR, AED and First Aid

Donald Day Strength and Conditioning Assistant

Third Year at WKU | Worcester State ‘02

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 2014-16 | WKU (Asst. Director of Strength and Conditioning) 2011-13 | New York Giants (Assistant, 2012 World Champions) 2010 | San Diego Padres organization 2003-10 | Wagner College (Director of Strength and Conditioning) 2007, 09-10 | New York Yankees organization 2003 | Toronto Blue Jays organization 2002 | Boston College (Strength and Conditioning intern) Certifications: ISSA, FMS, USAW, PES, USATF, NASE, NESTA, CSCS

First Year at WKU | Akron ‘14

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 2016 | WKU (S&C Assistant) 2015-16 | American University (Assistant) 2014-15 | Akron (Graduate Assistant) Certifications: CSCS, CPR, AED and First Aid GENERAL HILLTOPPERS 2015 REVIEW HISTORY UNIVERSIT Y OPPONENTS

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Coaching Staff COACHING STAFF BY THE NUMBERS

181

Years of Combined Coaching Experience

69

Total Bowl Game Appearances

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Bowl Game Victories

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Years Coaching College Football in Kentucky

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THE COACHING STAFF With success comes opportunity, and with the success of the 2015 season, opportunities presented themselves for a number of coaches off the Hilltopper coaching staff. WKU enters 2016 with a handful of new coaches; however as new as they may be to WKU’s players, every hire head coach Jeff Brohm made in the offseason was a calculated one, with familiarity to the head coach from previous stops in his career. Two of the most important constants remain: offensive and defensive schemes. As Brohm serves as the offensive play caller, so too does defensive coordinator and associate head coach Nick Holt who returns for his fourth season on The Hill. A majority of the defensive staff returns while Brohm, who is as hands-on as any head coach in the country when it comes to his side of the ball, will get his new offensive assistants up to speed in no time. Across the offensive front, Dale Williams takes the reins of one of the nation’s most experienced offensive lines. Williams’ group, led by All-American candidate Forrest Lamp, returns a combined 131 starts, the second-most in the country and returns all five starters from 2015. Williams, a former lineman himself at West Virginia, has the playing experience and performance clout to continue to mold this group into one of the nation’s elite offensive lines. Keeping with the theme of experience at the position, Chris Barclay comes in to lead the running backs. Barclay, the all-time leading rusher in Wake Forest history, has watched WKU from afar after spending time at rival Marshall and inherits a loaded running back room that returns a 1,000-yard rusher (Anthony Wales) and a freshman sensation (D’Andre Ferby).

Consecutive Years with One Assistant Coaching in Kentucky

The quarterbacks will be led by former second round draft pick Brian Brohm who enters his first season as a coach. He follows a similar path to his brother, Jeff, whose first coaching job was to lead the quarterbacks at Louisville.

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Bryan Ellis moves to wide receivers this season after cutting his teeth as a full-timer with the running backs last season. After losing a 1,500-yard back in the second game of the year, Ellis proved he has what it takes to get the most out of his players.

BCS Bowl Game Appearances

Defensively, only Reggie Johnson enters as a newcomer to the staff. A former coordinator at UAB, Johnson’s ties to Brohm date back to their days at Louisville together, both as players and coaches. For the previous two seasons, special teams duties have been split over a pair of full-time assistants. They are drawn under a single umbrella in 2016 as former Houston head coach Tony Levine, one of the nation’s top special teams coaches, joins the staff as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach - a position previously coached by a graduate assistant.

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Leston, Branden Lewis, Julian Madden, Jalen Manley, Joe Maxwell, Desmond McCollum, T.J. Mims, Martavius Mobley, Der’Quione Nash, Jared Nixon, Devin Nord, Matt Norris, Nicholas Nuss, Ryan Obee, Tyler O’Bryan, Drew Occhipinti, Joseph Overstreet, Derick Pate, Miles Pearson, Jahcour Quincy, DeVon Raschilla, Adam Ray, Brandon Reeves, Tanner Rehak, Chris Reynolds, Cullen Rinella, Alex Robinson, Anthony Robinson, Kalvin Roush, Nathan Sayner, Evan Scaife, R.J. Simcox, Skyler Simmons, De’Andre Sims, Jimmie Sippola, Jarrett Stallings, Cecil Stover, Omar Taylor, Taywan Thompson, Jack Towner, Kylen Trigg, Marquez True, Nick Vaughan, Blair Vollmer, Wesley Wales, Anthony Walker, Gaej Ward, Marcus Wharton, Devon White, Mike Whyte, Masai Wiggins, Heath Williams, Jr., Darrell Witt, Tyler Yelder, Deon


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33 Leon Allen 6-0, 235, r-Sr. Running Back Manatee HS Bradenton, Fla.

2014 Second Team All-Conference USA 2014 Second Team All-Conference Phil Steele 2015 (Sr.): Allen entered the season with high expectations and lived up to those expectations early on, rushing for 137 yards on 27 total carries with a pair of touchdowns while also catching five passes for 72 yards. However, the senior running back was lost for the season against Louisiana Tech with a knee injury. He was granted a medical hardship waiver to recover the season of eligibility on March 1, 2016. 2014 (Jr.): Allen led Conference USA and ranked seventh nationally with 2,018 yards from scrimmage during his junior season. He set both C-USA and WKU single-game rushing records vs. Army, rushing for 345 yards, at the time ranking as the 16th highest single-game rushing output in FBS history. Allen finished off the 2014 season with 1,542 rushing yards, ranking him third in C-USA and 18th nationally. Allen, Boise State’s Jay Ajayi and Miami’s Duke Johnson were the only three players in the FBS to post 1,500 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards. Allen tallied six 100-yard performances in 2014, and had a pair of 200-yard performances—one of which was a 237-yard effort in a win at No. 19 Marshall. Allen posted 1,011 scrimmage yards (750 rushing) and eight touchdowns during the season-ending five-game winning streak.

TD Lg. 1              41 0              9 0              7 1              46 0              5 0              14 0              2 0              0 0              0 0              0 0             0 2 46

Rush Yds          10 92 13 52 8 40 7 37 7 8 3 6 2 3 9 61 1 1 11 53 1 4 72      357

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2014 Bowling Green Illinois Middle Tennessee Navy UAB FAU Old Dominion LA Tech UTEP Army UTSA Marshall Central Michigan Totals                  

Rush Yds          27 99 34 118 30 128 17 102 9 29 12 58 32 182 14 76 14 48 33 345 14 68 33 237 13 52 272      1,542

TD             Lg. 1 17 1 28 1 15 0 24 0 13 2 19 2 19 0 19 1 21 3 80 0 28 1 36 1 29 13 80

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Rush Yds          15 56 12 81 27 137

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HS/Misc.: Allen was rated as a two-star recruit by both Rivals. com and Scout.com, helping lead Manatee High to a 2011 Class 7A Florida State Championship. He served as a dualthreat running back in his senior season, finishing the year

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2012 (Fr.): Allen became WKU’s No. 2 option at running back in his true freshman season, finishing second on the team in rushing yards (317), yards per game (28.8) and yards per carry (5.7). He saw action in 11-of-13 games, leading the Hilltoppers in carries during their first two contests. Allen debuted with immediate impact against Austin Peay on Sept. 1, leading WKU with 93 rushing yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. He toted the rock a team-high 11 times at top-ranked Alabama on Sept. 8, totaling 28 yards on the day. Allen posted a career-high 132 rushing yards and a touchdown on just 11 carries against Southern Miss on Sept. 22.

with 834 yards on 161 carries and 10 touchdowns to go along with 36 receptions for 336 yards and two scores. He also earned Honorable Mention All-State honors to go along with First-Team All-Area honors.

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2013 (So.): Allen rushed for 357 yards on 72 carries with five touchdowns as the primary back-up to All-American Antonio Andrews. He added 202 yards on 22 receptions and was the only true running back to catch a touchdown pass. Allen’s best performance was a 10-carry, 92-yard showing in the season opener against Kentucky when he also scored his first touchdown of the season. In the second week of the season, he had a 13-carry game against Tennessee to set his high-water mark for the season while his season-high for receiving yards was a three-catch, 46-yard day against Louisiana-Lafayette.

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Nick Allen 6-6, 300, r-So. Offensive Line UT-Martin/Belleville West HS Belleville, Ill.

Daeshawn Bertram 5-11, 225, r-Jr. Linebacker Trinity HS Louisville, Ky.

Before WKU: Allen spent two seasons at UT-Martin, where he redshirted his freshman year in 2014 and did not see any action in 2015 for the Skyhawks. He played his high school ball at Belleville West High School, where the Maroons went 7-3 overall in 2013. Allen earned 2013 Belleville News-Democrat All-City and All-Area accolades while playing on both sides of the ball. He was also named a First Team All-Southwestern Conference offensive tackle in his senior season at Belleville West HS.

3 Quinton Baker 5-10, 195, Fr. Running Back Ashland Paul Blazer HS Ashland, Ky. HS/Misc.: Baker prepped at Ashland Paul Blazer HS for coach Tony Love. During his senior campaign, he led all of KHSAA Class 4A in rushing and scoring with 1,976 yards and 26 touchdowns, averaging 165 yards per game, while his 165 yards per game ranked tied for fifth in the state across all classes. Defensively, Baker also intercepted two passes and returned one for a score. Baker is a three-star rated prospect and the No. 21 all-purpose running back in the nation by 247Sports.com which also tabs him as the No. 8 player in the state. Rivals.com and Scout.com both have Baker rated as a three-star prospect. Rivals lists Baker as the No. 19 all-purpose back in the nation and No. 4 player in the state while Scout has him as the state’s top running back prospect. He is a two-time All-State selection by the CourierJournal and All-State First Team selection by the Associated Press. Baker rushed for 6,234 yards and scored 86 touchdowns for his career. As a senior, Baker was one of nine finalists for Kentucky’s Mr. Football award. In the 2016 Border Bowl, Baker picked up Kentucky MVP honors. He tallied 98 all-purpose yards including a 75-yard touchdown reception.

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2015 (r-So.): Bertram saw action in all 14 games, recording at least one tackle in 10 of them as a reserve linebacker. He tallied a season-high three tackles (one solo) against Miami and finished with 15 tackles (eight solo) on the season. Bertram was primarily utilized in special teams situations as well, with 12 of his 15 tackles coming on special teams coverage, including 11 on kickoff. 2014 (r-Fr.): Bertram was a key reserve at middle linebacker and also served as a special teams ace last season. In his first season on the field, he posted 19 tackles, one sack, forced a fumble, and intercepted a pass. Bertram had a six-yard tackle for loss in a win over Army, along with a forced fumble in a win over UTSA. Bertram’s interception came against LA Tech quarterback Cody Sokol on November 1. 2013 (Fr.): Bertram redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Bertram was a two-star prospect out of Trinity High School, where he played for coach Bob Beatty. While at Trinity, Bertram’s 2012 Shamrocks finished as the No. 1 in Kentucky, No. 11 nationally in the MaxPreps.com high school rankings. Bertram tallied 57 tackles in his senior season and won state championships in three consecutive seasons (2010-12.)

7 Joe Brown 5-10, 195, Jr. Defensive Back Butler HS Louisville, Ky. 2015 (So.): After converting from running back to defensive back in the spring, Brown made an immediate impact as WKU’s primary nickelback and reserve cornerback as a true sophomore. Brown saw time in 13 games, missing only the Miami (Ohio) game, and tallied 37 tackles (24 solo) including a season-high nine at Indiana. No tackle was bigger, however, that Brown’s tackle of Vanderbilt tight end Nathan Marcus at the one-yard line on a two-point conversion attempt to secure the 14-12 win in the season opener. Brown added his first career interception with a two-yard return at FIU (Nov. 21) and broke up nine passes, including two at North Texas (Oct. 15) and Marshall (Nov. 27). Brown also added 1.5 tackles for loss, including one at North Texas and a half-TFL at LSU.


The Hilltoppers 2014 (Fr.): Playing as a true freshman, Brown appeared in nine games in his first season at WKU. He served primarily on special teams as a returner and gunner in which he made five tackles on kick return coverage. Brown began the season with the running backs but converted to defensive back during the LA Tech game. He had one rush for a yard against UAB and returned five kickoffs for 139 yards, including two for 59 yards against the Bulldogs. HS/Misc.: Joe Brown earned second team all-star honors in 2013 from the Louisville Courier-Journal while prepping at Butler High School for coach Gary Wheeler. Brown and the Bears tallied an 11-3 record and was named a “Best of the Bluegrass” all-star as well as the Kentucky Football Coaches Association District Player of the Year – as well as a first-team all-district player. Brown rushed for 1,242 yards with 15 touchdowns and had a receiving touchdown on 86 yards. Brown was a two-star prospect and the No. 10 player in Kentucky by Scout.com, a two-star prospect and the No. 21 player in Kentucky by Rivals.com, and a two-star prospect and No. 26 ranked player in Kentucky by 247sports.com.

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2015 Vanderbilt LA Tech Indiana Rice Middle Tennessee North Texas LSU Old Dominion Florida Atlantic FIU Marshall Southern Miss South Florida Totals

U-A-T 2-2-4 3-4-7 5-4-9 2-0-2 2-0-2 1-0-1 2-2-4 0-0-0 2-0-2 0-0-0 3-0-3 2-1-3 0-0-0 24-13-37

TFL Sack INT FF-FR 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.5-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-2 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.5-4 0.0-0 1-2 0-0

CAREER TOTALS 28-14-42 1.5-4 0.0-0 1-2 0-0

9 at Indiana, 9/19/15 1 at FIU, 11/21/15 2, 2x, last vs. Marshall, 11/27/15 1.0 at North Texas, 10/15/15

17 Stephon Brown 5-9, 190, r-Sr. Wide Receiver Henry County HS Atlanta, Ga. 2015 (r-Jr.): As a redshirt junior, Brown saw action in a career-best nine games, primarily as a reserve receiver and cover man on special teams. He recorded one special teams tackle against Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 26). 2014 (r-So.): Brown appeared in three games for the special teams unit in 2014, primarily as a gunner on punt return and kick cover units. 2013 (So.): Brown redshirted as a sophomore and did not see any action. 2012 (Fr.): Brown saw action in two games during his first season on The Hill, recording a special teams tackle against Florida Atlantic on Nov. 10. He was named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year by the WKU coaching staff. Before WKU: Brown spent time at Atlanta Sports Academy where he caught 64 passes for 979 yards and 10 touchdowns. He returned four punts for touchdowns.

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HS/Misc.: A jack-of-all-trades at Henry County High School, Brown finished the 2010 season with 32 receptions for 510 yards, 46 carries for 482 yards and 10 total touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball. Defensively, Brown piled up 52 tackles, forced five fumbles, reeled in four interceptions.

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Tackles Interceptions Pass Breakups Tackles for Loss

Before WKU: Brown comes to The Hill after spending three seasons at Louisville. Brown recorded 33 total tackles, two for a loss, last season with the Cardinals. The linebacker racked up 113 tackles, six for a loss, in his career at Louisville. Brown appeared in 37 games while at Louisville. While at Miami Norland HS, Brown was named to the freshman All-American team in 2012 by Fox Sports and was an Army All-American. Brown was a four-star prospect and was rated as the No. 7 inside linebacker in the country and No. 25 in the state of Florida by Rivals.com. Brown led Norland to a perfect 15-0 record and Class 5A Florida State championship as he recorded 113 tackles, five sacks and returned an interception for touchdown as a senior. He finished with 142 tackles and four sacks as a junior.

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TFL Sack INT FF-FR 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0.0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0

Keith Brown 6-1, 240, Gr. Linebacker Louisville/Miami Norland HS Miami, Fla.

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8 John Brunner 6-3, 190, r-Fr. Wide Receiver Clearwater Catholic Clearwater, Fla. 2015 (Fr.): Brunner redshirted his first year on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Brunner prepped at Clearwater Catholic where he caught 41 passes for 740 yards and five touchdowns as a senior, helping his squad to an 11-2 finish. As a junior, Brunner caught 16 balls for 257 yards and nine touchdowns. He averaged 17.5 yards per catch over those two seasons and tallied 1,038 all-purpose yards, including a 41-yard punt return as a junior.

BRYANT’S CAREER GAME-BY-GAME 2015 Vanderbilt LA Tech Indiana Rice Middle Tennessee North Texas LSU Old Dominion Florida Atlantic FIU Marshall Southern Miss South Florida Totals

U-A-T 1-3-4 0-0-0 3-1-4 0-0-0 0-1-1 1-0-1 3-2-5 0-1-1 3-0-3 0-1-1 0-2-2 3-1-4 3-1-4 17-13-30

TFL Sack INT FF-FR 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-5 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.5-12 1.5-12 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 3.5-20 1.5-12 0 0-0

CAREER TOTALS 17-13-30 3.5-20 1.5-12 0

9 Omarius Bryant 6-3, 310, Sr. Defensive Line Southwest MS CC Byram, Miss.

2016 Preseason All-C-USA Third Team Athlon 2015 (Jr.): Bryant enjoyed a steady career progression as the season carried along during his junior campaign. He finished the year with 30 tackles (17 solo) and 3.5 for loss with 1.5 sacks. Bryant tallied four or more tackles from his interior lineman position in five of the 13 games he appeared in (Vanderbilt, Indiana, LSU, Southern Miss and USF) while drawing two starts, at Indiana and at LSU. He graded out as the top player in the 2015 Miami Beach Bowl, per Pro Football Focus, and also added two hurries in the season’s final two games Before WKU: Bryant came to The Hill from Southwest Mississippi Community College where he played for coach Tucker Peavy. Bryant was an All-MACJC 1st Team All-South Selection after leading the Bears in tackles as a sophomore with 86 total tackles from his interior line position. He had a season-high 20 (12 solo) in a 38-14 win over East Central CC, and in his final five games, Bryant racked up double-digit tackles in each with 18 (14 solo) against Pearl River CC. Bryant also added five sacks and eight tackles for loss on the season. He averaged 10.8 tackles per game to lead the team. Bryant played his high school ball at Terry High (Hazelhurst, Miss.) where he tallied 71 tackles and five sacks during his senior campaign.

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5 at LSU, 10/24/15 1.5 vs. Southern Miss, 12/5/15 1.5 vs. Southern Miss, 12/5/15 n/a

13 Will Bush 5-11, 195, r-So. Wide Receiver Ballard HS Louisville, Ky. 2015 (r-Fr.): Bush saw time in six games as a redshirt freshman, catching one pass for eight yards at Old Dominion and adding two rushes for 18 yards, including his first-ever touchdown, a nine-yard rush to score the game’s final points at FIU. Bush’s other run was also a nine-yard carry at Rice. 2014 (Fr.): Bush redshirted first season on The Hill. Bush also ran for the Hilltopper Track and Field team at the 2014 Conference USA Indoor Championships, placing 13th in the Men’s 60M Dash, clocking a 6.96 HS/Misc.: Bush joined the Hilltoppers after an Associated Press second-team all-state season at Ballard High School for coach Mike Jackson. Bush had 38 receptions for 694 yards and eight touchdowns on the year and was the 2013 100-meter state champion and 200-meter state runner-up on the track. He also earned Kentucky Football Coaches Association District Player of the Year honors and was a first-time alldistrict performer and a Best of the Blue Grass All-Star. Bush was rated a two-star prospect according to Rivals.com, Scout. com, and 247Sports.com and the No. 16 prospect in the state by Scout.com and the No. 13 prospect by 247Sports.com.


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Demetrius Cain 6-1, 230, Fr. Linebacker Caldwell County HS Princeton, Ky.

Clark Campbell 6-2, 200, r-Fr. Linebacker St. Xavier HS Louisville, Ky.

HS/Misc.: Cain came to The Hill via Caldwell County where he was a two-time All-State performer on the Louisville Courier-Journal’s First Team and Second Team as a junior and senior, respectively. Cain was also named to the All-BluegrassPreps.com All-State team. During his senior season, a two-way star, Cain helped Caldwell County to a 10-3 record and a final eight showing in the KHSAA 3A Playoffs. Defensively, Cain snagged three interceptions, including a pick six against Mayfield, as well as two fumble recoveries for 102 total yards. On the other side of the ball, Cain led the Tigers in scoring with 148 points behind 14 rushing touchdowns and six through the air. Cain tallied 38 receptions for 547 yards and 69 rushes for 369 yards. ain was rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com and Scout.com. Scout rated Cain as the top safety prospect in the state while 247Sports listed Cain as the No. 11 player in the Commonwealth and the 123rd-best athlete in the nation.

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Nicholas Coffey 6-4, 270, r-Fr. Defensive Lineman Russell County HS Dunnville, Ky. 2015 (Fr.): Coffey redshirted his first year on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Coffey prepped at Russell County under coach Bob Sharp and played both defensive end and tight end for the Lakers. Coffey picked up Courier-Journal First Team All-State and 2014 All-Bluegrasspreps.com First Team honors for his play. Coffey was rated the 15th best football prospect in the state by 247Sports.com and was a Best of the Bluegrass AllStar as a senior.

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HS/Misc.: Camp helped lead his Mary Persons Bulldogs to a 9-3 record as a senior center, under the direction of coach Brian Nelson and was named a Georgia Class 4A All-State First Teamer by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Camp was also named a 4-A All-State Second Teamer by the Georgia Sportswriters Association as well as a first team All-Region selection.

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2015 (Fr.): Camp redshirted his first year on The Hill.

HS/Misc.: Campbell prepped at St. Xavier High School in Louisville under head coach Wil Wolford, where he helped the Tigers to the Class 6A Kentucky High School Football Playoffs in his final two seasons. In his senior season, he was a part of a defense that moved St. Xavier to within one game of the Final Four before losing to eventual state champions Trinity. The Tigers finished ranked fifth in the state of Kentucky in 2013 with Campbell playing defense for the Tigers.

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Tyler Camp 6-3, 305, r-Fr. Offensive Line Mary Persons HS Forsyth, Ga.

2015 (Fr.): Campbell redshirted his first year on The Hill.

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Jake Collins 6-1, 200, r-So. Punter/Kicker St. Xavier HS Louisville, Ky.

Chris Cotto 5-11, 190, Fr. Wide Receiver Hallandale HS Hallandale, Fla.

2015 Conference USA All-Freshman Team 2015 Conference USA All-Academic Team 2015 Ray Guy Award Nominee 2015 (r-Fr.): Collins became something of a utility man for the Hilltoppers in his first season of action, which ended in All-Conference USA Freshman Team and All-Academic Team honors. Collins became WKU’s primary punter for the final 11 games of the year, taking over following the Indiana game, took over kickoff duties for the final five games of the season, and took over holding duties for the final 10 games. Collins ended the year with 37 punts for 1,542 yards - a 41.7 yard average, the highest single-season average since Hendrix Brakefield’s 42.1 in 2012 and tied for sixth in single-season school history. Collins, typically a rugby-style punter, finished 19th nationally in Net Punting average at 40.4 yards, with just 13 returns for 28 yards of his 37 punts. He downed 14 of his 37 punts inside the 20, including a season-best 3-for-5 performance against Marshall. He had a season-long punt of 59 yards, one of seven 50-yarders, at North Texas. Collins added 44 kickoffs for 2,500 yards (56.8) with two touchbacks. 2014 (Fr.): Collins redshirted his first year on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Collins prepped at St. Xavier in Louisville where he was a place kicker and punter for the Tigers. Collins finished his senior year going 10-of-14 on field goals with a seasonlong of 45 yards. In the punt game, Collins averaged 37 yards per punt over 35 punts for 1295 yards with a season-long of 51 yards. He also picked up MVP honors in the 2013 Best of the Bluegrass game and was a 2013 6A All-District teamer.

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6, 2x, last vs. USF, 12/21/15 253 vs. USF, 12/21/15 59 at North Texas, 10/15/15 3, 2x, last vs. MAR, 11/27/15 537 vs. FAU, 11/7/15

HS/Misc.: Chris Cotto spent his prep career at Hallandale HS under coach Dameon Jones. As a senior, Cotto helped lead his team to a Regional Finals appearance in the Florida state high school football 5A playoffs and appeared in the South Florida Sports All-Star game where he took home Offensive MVP honors for Broward County. Cotto tallied 32 receptions for 405 yards and nine touchdowns his junior year. During that year Cotto led Hallandale to the school’s first ever undefeated season. The Hallandale, Fla. native is ranked as a three-star prospect by 247sports.com and Rivals.com and a two-star by ESPN and Scout.com.

38 Tacorian Darden 5-10, 185, r-Fr. Defensive Back Russellville HS Russellville, Ky. 2015 (Fr.): Darden redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Darden prepped as Russellville High School where he played safety, quarterback and wide receiver. As a senior, he tallied 645 yards on 82 rushes with eight touchdowns, 871 yards on 44-of-96 passing with 10 touchdown passes, caught three passes for 73 yards and a touchdown as well as picking off five passes with one pick-six.

53 Jeremy Darvin 6-1, 295, Fr. Defensive Lineman Father Ryan HS Nashville, Tenn. HS/Misc.: Jeremy Darvin comes to the Hill from Father Ryan HS in Nashville, Tenn. where he played for coach Bruce Lussier. In his senior season, Darvin was named to the Division II All-State team by TSWA, first team All-Midstate by the Tennessean and Division II-AA All-Region team. Darvin is ranked as a three-star prospect by most recruiting services including 247sports.com, Rivals. com, Scout.com and ESPN.com. Scout.com has Darvin ranked as the second-best DT in the state and No. 47 in the south region. As a junior, Darvin recorded 42 tackles - eight behind the line of scrimmage - two sacks and a pair of pass deflections.

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34 Drew Davis 6-1, 225, Sr. Linebacker Bob Jones HS Madison, Ala. 2015 (Jr.): Davis emerged as WKU’s top tackling threat on special teams, leading the team in special teams tackles with all 18 of his total tackles coming on special teams duty, 17 of those coming on kickoff coverage, six more than the next closest Hilltopper. Davis also recovered one fumble in the opener at Vanderbilt. He had a season and career-high three tackles at Indiana, North Texas and Old Dominion. Davis appeared in all 14 games. 2014 (So.): Davis appeared in all 13 games as a reserve linebacker and gunner on special teams. He tallied 20 tackles (13 solo) on the season as well as one sack at Marshall. Davis recorded a season-high five tackles against the Thundering Herd. Davis also forced a fumble on the sack, stripping Marshall QB Rakeem Cato. 2013 (Fr.): Davis saw action in eight games in 2013, primarily as a gunner on special teams units including kickoff and punt coverages. He recorded one tackle in the regular season and saw time in six of the final seven games of the season. HS/Misc.: Davis was named the Huntsville Times Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 after he posted 165 tackles for Bob Jones High School with 16 tackles for loss to go along with seven sacks and four forced fumbles. Davis finished his senior season earning First-Team All-State and First-Team All-Region honors. Davis also showed off his athleticism in the spring, running track for the Patriot track and field squad.

47 Nolan Dowling 6-0, 230, r-Sr. Long Snapper Belleville East HS Belleville, Ill.

2015 Honorable Mention All-Conference USA 2014 Honorable Mention All-Conference USA 2015 (r-Jr.): A steady force in WKU’s specialist unit, Dowling completed his third year as a starter executing 148 snaps with only one blocked kick, the first since Dowling became the starter. He added a pair of punt coverage tackles on the year, a solo tackle vs. Miami (Ohio) and an assisted tackle at the Miami Beach Bowl against South Florida. 2014 (r-So.): Dowling executed 142 error-free snaps for field goals, punts and extra points in 2014. As a team, WKU missed just five field goals and one extra point and fumbled a punt on the year but none due to poor snaps from Dowling.

2012 (Fr.): Dowling redshirted in his first season on The Hil

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HS/Misc.: Dowling was a three-year starter at Belleville East High School, ranking as the sixth-best long snapper in the nation by Kohl’s Kicking and 21st by Rubio Long Snapping. He was a three-time recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Character Award at Belleville East.

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2013 (r-Fr.): Dowling served as the primary long snapper in every game for the Hilltoppers. Dowling snapped 37 punts, 16 field goals and 47 extra points, tallying perfect snaps on each and did not allow a blocked punt or kick all season.

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Before WKU: Dawson-Brents, a Charlotte, N.C., native comes to The Hill after spending three seasons at Louisville. DawsonBrents appeared in 37 games for Louisville including all 13 in 2015. Dawson-Brents was an Army All-American coming out of Berry Academy and was the No. 2 inside linebacker in the country as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com. Rivals also rated Dawson-Brents as the No. 89 player overall. He was named to the North Carolina all-state high school football team by the Associated Press and selected All-Queen City. As a senior, he was credited with 126 tackles, 12 sacks, eight forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries in 11 games. Dawson-Brents recorded 113 tackles, including 14 for a loss, and five sacks as a junior and 125 tackles and six interceptions, returning three for touchdowns as a sophomore.

Before WKU: Donatell comes to The Hill after spending four seasons at Wake Forest. He played in 27 games over the last three years for the Demon Deacons, playing linebacker in his first two campaigns before making the switch to tight end before the 2015 season. In 2015, Donatell caught three passes for 31 yards while participating in 12 contests. He prepped at Highlands Rach High School and was a four-sport athlete while in high school, playing football, basketball, track and baseball during his prep days. He was the team’s starting quarterback in his senior season, throwing for 1,686 yards and 23 touchdowns and adding 625 yards rushing and seven more touchdowns. His father, Ed Donatell, is the secondary coach for the Chicago Bears and a former defensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers.

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Devante Duclos 6-1, 240, Sr. Defensive Lineman Miami Central HS Miami, Fla.

Drew Eckels 6-4, 210, r-So. Quarterback Warner Christian Academy Daytona, Fla.

2015 (Jr.): Duclos shifted to the defensive end position as a junior and saw action in eight games, tallying four tackles (three solo) with a tackle for loss and pass breakup against Miami. 2014 (So.): Duclos appeared in six of 13 games as a reserve linebacker and special teams gunner. He tallied five tackles (three solo) on the season. 2014 (So.): Duclos appeared in all 12 games as a true freshman on The Hill, earning his first-career start at Texas State. He tallied six tackles on the season including a seasonbest three solo tackles at Army. Duclos also tallied his firstcareer sack and tackle for loss against the Bobcats, a five-yard loss. HS/Misc.: Duclos came to WKU in January 2013 as an early enrollee after a high school playing career at Miami Central High School. The Rockets were ranked as the No. 1 team in the nation entering the 2012 season by USA Today, finishing the 2012 campaign with a 12-2 record. Duclos helped Miami Central to a state title in 2012, which was the school’s second state championship in the last three seasons.

10 Steven Duncan 6-5, 230, Fr. Quarterback Ashley Ridge HS Summerville, S.C. HS/Misc.: Steven Duncan prepped at Ashley Ridge HS under coach Kenneth Walker. As a senior, Duncan threw for over 3,000 yards and connected on 26 touchdown passes and was named to the All-Lowcountry second team. In 2014, the QB recorded 2,589 passing yards and 29 touchdowns. Duncan is ranked as a two-star prospect by Scout.com, Rivals.com and ESPN.com. Duncan is the first player from his high school to sign a scholarship to play at the FBS level.

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2015 (r-Fr.): Eckels got his first collegiate action in the fourth quarter of the North Texas game, completing his only pass attempt for 10 yards to Nacarius Fant on third down. Two plays prior, Eckels’ first collegiate play, he scrambled for four yards before laying into a defender, resulting in a shoulder injury that would require surgery and sideline him the rest of the season. 2014 (Fr.): Eckels redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Eckels prepped at Warner Christian Academy for coach Steve Allen where he threw for 2,027 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior and finished with a 20-4 record over his two seasons as a starter. ESPN’s Recruiting Nation rated Eckels a three-star recruit and the No. 61 pro-style quarterback in the 2014 class. He was a two-star recruit by 24/7 Sports and ranked as the No. 104 pro-style quarterback in the country.

64 Dennis Edwards 6-1, 305, r-So. Offensive Line South Gwinnett HS Snellville, Ga.

2015 Conference USA All-Freshman Team 2015 (r-Fr.): Edwards immediately assumed a starting role in WKU’s offensive front, starting 12 games and appearing in all 14 at right guard for the Hilltoppers. Behind Edwards, WKU produced a sixth-straight 1,000-yard runner as well as breaking the single-season records for passing yards and total offense by team and individual (Brandon Doughty) for the third consecutive season. 2014 (Fr.): Edwards redshirted in his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Dennis Edwards prepped at South Gwinnett High School for coach John Small and was an Atlanta Journal Constitution first-team all-area player as well as an honorable mention all-state performer. The Gwinnett Daily Post named Edwards a first-team all-county player and the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association named him a North/ South all-star as well as a Gwinnett County all-star. According to 247Sports.com, Edwards was a three-star prospect and the 19th best offensive center in the nation and a three-star prospect by Scout.com and a two-star prospect by Rivals.com.


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Nacarius Fant 5-9, 185, Jr. Wide Receiver Bowling Green HS Bowling Green, Ky.

DeAndre Farris 5-10, 190, r-So. Defensive Back Martha Layne Collins HS Shelbyville, Ky.

2016 Preseason All-C-USA Fourth Team Athlon (PR) 2015 (So.): Fant did everything short of kick during his sophomore season on The Hill, as the only player to record a statistic rushing, passing, receiving and returning punts and kickoffs. He finished the year with 159 yards on 13 catches, 10 yards rushing on two attempts with one touchdown (Miami Beach Bowl) while going 2-for-3 for 76 yards passing with both completions - one to Taywan Taylor for 69 yards vs. Middle Tennessee and the other to Brandon Doughty for three yards against Florida Atlantic - going for touchdowns. Fant also added 37 punt return yards on four attempts and one seven-yard kickoff return. Fant’s biggest sequence came in the Miami Beach Bowl’s third quarter when he sparked the team, then ahead just 24-21, by rushing for a nine-yard touchdown to put WKU up 31-21. After a three-and-out by the defense, Fant returned the subsequent punt 37 yards to the USF 26-yard line, leading to a 26-yard touchdown pass to Jared Dangerfield on the next offensive play and 14 quick WKU points in a span of 1:45.

2014 (Fr.): Farris redshirted his first season on The Hill. Farris began his career as a wide receiver and converted to safety during the spring of 2015. HS/Misc.: Farris came to The Hill after a state championship senior season at Martha Layne Collins High School with coach Jerry Lucas. Farris’ 1,051 receiving yards and 682 rushing yards, with 31 total touchdowns, helped the Titans to a KHSAA 5A championship in 2013. Farris was an Associated Press first-team All-State performer as well as a member of the Lexington-Herald Leader’s Class of the Commonwealth and a Best of the Bluegrass All-Star. Farris was a three-star prospect by Scout.com, ESPN.com, and Rivals.com while 247Sports.com rated Farris a two-star. He was the No. 14 prospect in Kentucky by 247Sports.com and the No. 7 prospect by ESPN.com.

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2014 (Fr.): Fant saw time in four games and caught his first collegiate pass for three yards at Middle Tennessee. He also appeared against LA Tech and UTEP, but did not record a statistic, and was the only non-quarterback to complete a pass for the Hilltoppers in 2014, a 25-yard wide receiver pass to Tyler Higbee at Marshall.

2015 (r-Fr.): Farris completed his conversion from offense to defense in 2015, seeing time in 13 games and tallying 13 tackles (nine solo) with one tackle for loss at North Texas (Oct. 15). Farris got his first career interception against Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 26). He was also a contributor on special teams, tallying seven kickoff coverage tackles, eighth-most among the team.

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HS/Misc.: Three-time 5A state champion and the 2013 Kentucky Mr. Football, Fant had a standout career at Bowling Green High School for coach Kevin Wallace. Fant tallied 1,701 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns on 83 receptions as a senior and finished with 4,487 yards and 62 touchdowns on 227 career receptions. Fant holds every single-game, singleseason and career receiving record at BGHS and ranks in the top-20 in eight individual categories in the KHSAA record book including: career touchdowns (53/4th), single-season touchdowns (24/t-7th), single-game touchdowns (4,t-7th), career receptions (227/t-5th), single-season receptions (83/t-17th), single-game receptions (15/t-14th), career yards (4,473/3rd), and single-season yards (1,699/7th). The Purples were 53-3 during Fant’s four-year career, another school record. Fant was named a second team All-American by Max Preps and a first-team All-State selection by the Associated Press. All four of the major recruiting services (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and ESPN) rated Fant as a three-star prospect while 247Sports has him as the No. 7 player in the state.

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D’Andre Ferby 6-1, 240, r-So. Running Back Ensworth HS Nashville, Tenn.

Rushing Attempts 22 vs. Miami (Oh.), 9/26/15 Rushing Yards 115 vs. Miami (Oh.), 9/26/15 Rushing Touchdowns 3 at FIU, 11/21/15 Receptions 3 vs. LA Tech, 9/10/15 Receiving Yards 16 vs. LA Tech, 9/10/15

60 Dylan Ferguson 6-2, 300, r-So. Defensive Line Bullitt East HS Mount Washington, Ky.

2016 Doak Walker Award Watch List 2015 Conference USA All-Freshman Team 2015 (r-Fr.): Ferby was the thunder to WKU’s one-two punch at running back in his first season of action. He finished his rookie campaign with All-Freshman team honors on the power of 650 yards on 164 carries with 11 touchdowns, the third-most among freshman running backs in the country. Ferby was particularly punishing in late game scenarios, routinely running over defenders on his way to converting 37 first downs and five fourth down conversions in eight attempts. Ferby also caught nine passes for 33 yards and had a two-point conversion reception against Louisiana Tech while his season-long run of 35 yards came at LSU, setting up an eventual touchdown for the Hilltoppers.

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2014 (Fr.): Ferguson redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Ferguson prepped at Bullitt East High School and helped his team to an 11-2 finish and appearance in the KHSAA 5A State Playoffs as an offensive and defensive tackle.

2014 (Fr.): Ferby redshirted in his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Ferby joined the Hilltoppers after winning a Division II 2A state championship at Ensworth High School with coach Ricky Bowers. In eight games, Ferby rushed for 1,322 yards and 22 touchdowns, pushing his career total to 2,151 yards and 28 touchdowns. Ferby was named the Division II-AA Tennessee Mr. Football and was a Tennessee Sportswriters Association first-team All-State performer. The Tennessean named Ferby to their first-time All-Midstate squad while 247Sports.com, Scout.com, ESPN.com, and Rivals.com all had Ferby as a three-star prospect. Ferby was the No. 34 prospect in Tennessee by ESPN.com and the No. 23 prospect by 247Sports.com.

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7 Tyler Ferguson 6-4, 225, Gr. Quarterback Louisville/Ridgeview HS Bakersfield, Calif. Before WKU: Ferguson came to WKU after spending a redshirt season at Louisville in 2014 and did not see any action for the Cardinals in 2015 after transferring in from Penn State. In 2013, at Penn State, Ferguson saw time in five games for the Nittany Lions and went 10-of-15 for 155 yards and a touchdown. Prior to Penn State, Ferguson was one of the top junior college prospects out of College of the Sequoias where he broke single-season records at the junior college with 2,614 passing yards and 199 completions. ESPN.com rated Ferguson as the No. 3 JUCO quarterback that season. Ferguson threw for 1,275 yards and 10 touchdowns during an injury-shortened senior season at Ridgeview High School. Ferguson averaged 182.1 passing yards per game as a senior, completing 64 percent of his passes, with a long completion of 62 yards. A team captain and two-year starter, Ferguson led the team in every passing category during his junior season, throwing for 1,338 yards (55 percent) and eight touchdowns. He also lettered on the hardwood and considered playing college basketball at the NCAA Division III level.


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Nelson Fishback 6-2, 215, r-Sr. Quarterback Butte College/Durham HS Durham, Calif.

Juwan Gardner 6-1, 205, r-Jr. Defensive Back duPont Manual HS Louisville, Ky.

2015 (r-Jr.): Fishback served as the primary backup during the 2015 season and saw action in six games. He went 7-for-8 passing for 70 yards with a seasonbest 4-for-5 passing for 40 yards at North Texas. Fishback had season-long completions of 16 yards (North Texas) and 15 yards (Rice). 2014 (Jr.): Fishback redshirted during his true junior season. 2013 (So.): Fishback saw action in five games at quarterback, starting the Troy game, in his first season on The Hill. On the year, he threw for 174 yards on 13-of-18 attempts with one touchdown, a strike to Tim Gorski as the Tops’ final score at Georgia State. He added 29 yards rushing on 10 attempts with one touchdown, an 11-yard scamper against Morgan State. Fishback’s top performance came on a 5-of-6 day against ULL when he threw for 78 yards and finished with a 192.53 efficiency rating.

21 Jordon Gonzalez 6-0, 180, r-Fr. Defensive Back DuPont Manual HS Louisville, Ky. 2015 (Fr.): Gonzalez redshirted his first season on The Hill.

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HS/Misc.: Kyle Fourtenbary helped Opelika High to a 12-1 season as a senior with an appearance in the Alabama 6A State quarterfinals, where they lost their only game of the season under coach Brian Blackmon. He was named to the Alabama Offensive All-State Second Team by USA Today after tallying 472 yards and six touchdowns on 28 receptions. Fourtenbary is named a twostar prospect by Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com, and the No. 81 player in Alabama by 247Sports while Scout rated Fourtenbary the No. 96 player in the state. As a junior, Fourtenbary tallied 510 yards and four touchdowns on 26 receptions.

HS/Misc.: Gardner intercepted six passes and returned three back for touchdowns in his final two years at duPont Manual leading the Crimsons to a 9-3 season in 2011. Gardner had five interceptions in 2011 to lead the team in that category. The 6-1, 200-pound defensive back tallied 99 total tackles in his final two years at duPont Manual, including 55 stops in his senior season of 2012. Gardner was named an Honorable Mention All-State performer while also being mentioned as a 2012 Best of the Bluegrass All-Star. Gardner also used his athleticism in track, running for the Crimson track program.

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2014 (r-Fr.): Gardner saw time in eight games on the season as a reserve defensive back, primarily at safety. He tallied four tackles (three solo) on the year with a season-high two coming in the season opener. Gardner’s biggest moment of the season was a 96-yard interception return for touchdown against Old Dominion. It was the longest defensive touchdown in school history and ended a furious scoring rally between the offenses as WKU shutout the Monarchs in that fourth quarter. For that play, he was named the CFPA Honorable Mention National Defensive Back of the Week.

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Before WKU: Fishback was the primary signal caller for the Roadrunners in 2012, propelling Butte College to a Nor-Cal Conference Championship and a win in the State Center Bowl. In a run-heavy offense, Fishback threw for nearly 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns. Under Fishback’s direction the Roadrunners finished the 2012 season with a 10-1 record, averaging 34.1 points per game. As a senior at Durham High, Fishback threw for 1,701 yards on 122-of-213 passing attempts, averaging 141.8 yards per game and throwing 23 touchdowns to just two interceptions. Fishback also rushed for 585 yards on 101 carries with 11 touchdowns to lead his team in rushing touchdowns.

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28 Drell Greene 6-1, 200, So. Defensive Back Bacon County HS Alma, Ga. 2015 (Fr.): Greene was the lone freshman to see action in 2015 for the Hilltoppers, appearing in the final 11 games, beginning with Miami (Ohio). Greene primarily saw time on special teams, tallying 12 total tackles (nine solo) including a season-high four (two solo) at FIU (Nov. 21). Of Greene’s 12 tackles, 11 came on kickoff coverage, second-most among all players. HS/Misc.: Greene prepped at Bacon County High and was a two-star rated recruit by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com. Greene played running back, quarterback and defensive back in high school and also starred on the basketball court. Greene was also named one of the most overlooked high school seniors in the state of Georgia by the Atlanta JournalConstitution.

70 Max Halpin 6-3, 295, r-Sr. Offensive Line Covington Catholic Fort Mitchell, Ky.

2016 Rimington Award Watch List 2016 Preseason All-C-USA Fourth Team (Athlon) 2015 Rimington Award Watch List 2015 (r-Jr.): Halpin returned from a back injury in fine form, starting all 14 games for the Hilltoppers and leading WKU’s offensive line to another record setting campaign. The Hilltopper front blocked for the school’s third-consecutive record breaker in passing offense and total offense, while paving the way for a sixth-consecutive 1,000-yard rusher. In Halpin’s 29 games of total action - 24 starts, the Hilltoppers have averaged 503.3 yards of total offense. 2014 (r-So.): Halpin started the first three games of the season at center before a season-ending back injury sidelined him. Prior to injury he helped engineer a pair of 700-yard offensive efforts against Bowling Green and Middle Tennessee. 2013 (r-Fr.): Halpin entered the season as the No. 2 center behind longtime starter Sean Conway but immediately jumped into the starting role when Conway was injured against South Alabama in Week 3 of the season. Halpin started the final five games of the season, seeing action in all 12 and starting seven total. WKU was 6-1 with Halpin as the starting center and 7-1 including the Morgan State game when he took over for Conway after the game’s first offensive snap resulted in a 65-yard touchdown run for Antonio Andrews.

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2012 (Fr.): Halpin redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Halpin was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Covington Catholic High School and was Honorable Mention All-State following his senior season. He was also selected as the starting center for the Kentucky Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game.

77 Hunter Holland 6-2, 290, r-Fr. Offensive Line Buford HS Buford, Ga. 2015 (Fr.): Holland redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Holland prepped at Buford High in Georgia where he was Georgia Class 4A All-State First Team player by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sportswriters Association for coach Jess Simpson, who was also named the Coach of the Year for the classification by both publications. Holland helped anchor a line that led his team to a perfect 15-0 record and a GHSA 4A State Championship, including a dominant 55-10 victory in the championship game and a No. 7 national ranking in the final Super 25 by USA Today.

43 Ben Holt 5-11, 220, r-Fr. Running Back Bowling Green HS Bowling Green, Ky. 2015 (Fr.): Holt redshirted his first season on The Hill. As a scout team contributor, Holt routinely rotated between working as a full back and linebacker HS/Misc.: Holt prepped at Bowling Green High for coach Kevin Wallace where he played primarily linebacker and full back. Holt tallied 95 tackles, 35 tackles for loss and 18 sacks. Holt garnered First Team All-State honors from the Associated Press as a defensive lineman. He was also named the Class 5-A District Two Player of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association. Holt is the son of defensive coordinator Nick Holt and younger brother of former two-year starter at middle linebacker Nick Holt.


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99 Ty’Ron Horton 6-3, 280, r-Fr. Defensive Line DuPont Manual HS Louisville, Ky. 2015 (Fr.): Horton redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Horton prepped at Louisville’s DuPont Manual High School for coach Oliver Lucas, earned Courier-Journal All-State Second Team Associated Press All-State honorable mention honors during his senior campaign. He tallied 62 tackles (49 solo) on the season and a team-high 13 tackles for loss, eight of which were also a team-high in sacks. Horton also had one PBU, forced and recovered one fumble. Horton was a participant in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game and is rated the No. 20 prospect in the state by 247sports. com.

68 Parker Howell 6-5, 285, r-Fr. Offensive Line Christ Presbyterian Aca. Nashville, Tenn. 2015 (Fr.): Howell redshirted his first season on The Hill.

AJ Jackson 5-11, 175, r-Fr. Defensive Back Seneca HS Lousivlle, Ky. 2015 (Fr.): Jackson redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Aldwin “AJ” Jackson prepped at Seneca High where he played for coach Lavell Boyd. Jackson was rated the No. 8 player in Kentucky by 247Sports.com, the No. 1 corner in the state and No. 13 corner in the Midwest region by Scout.com. Jackson earned Courier-Journal First Team All-State honors and Associated Press All-State honorable mention honors and participated in the Kentucky-Tennessee Border Bowl where he recovered one fumble and had an interception as well as the 2014 Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game. He combined for 13 interceptions over his junior (10) and senior (3) seasons and returned five for touchdowns.

49 Canon Jackson 6-2, 210, r-Fr. Linebacker Trinity HS Louisville, Ky. 2015 (Fr.): Jackson redshirted his first season on The Hill.

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2015 (r-Fr.): Iyiegbuniwe was a major contributor on special teams and as a reserve linebacker as a redshirt freshman, tallying 19 total tackles (14 solo) including a season-high five (three solo) against Miami (Ohio). He appeared in all 14 games and got his first sack and tackle for loss at North Texas, a two-yard loss. Iyiegbuniwe record six total special teams tackles, five coming off kickoff coverage.

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Joel Iyiegbuniwe 6-2, 225, r-So. Linebacker South Warren HS Bowling Green, Ky.

HR/Misc.: Iyiegbuniwe was the No. 12 prospect in the Bluegrass by 247Sports.com and came to WKU from South Warren High School under the coaching of Mark Nelson. Though his 2013 season was cut short, Iyiegbuniwe tallied 23 tackles, one interception and scored six touchdowns in four games. In 2012, he tallied 64 tackles, three interceptions and four touchdowns. Iyiegbuniwe was a two-star prospect by Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com.

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HS/Misc.: Howell was a two-way player, both at offensive tackle and defensive end, for CPA in Nashville under coach Ingle Martin. Howell helped lead CPA in the trenches to a perfect 15-0 record and the TSSAA Class 3A Championship and was named the TSSAA Class AA Mr. Football Lineman of the Year. He registered 74 knockdown blocks and added 22 tackles with four tackles for loss and three sacks on defense. Behind his line, CPA rushed for 3,139 yards on the season with 48 touchdowns, and Howell kept a clean pocket, allowing for quarterbacks to throw for 2,036 yards, 32 touchdowns to just four interceptions, scoring 41.5 points per game. Howell was rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com and the No. 38 prospect overall in the state.

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Lucky Jackson 6-1, 185, r-Fr. Wide Receiver Lafayette HS Lexington, Ky.

Chris Johnson 6-2, 290, Jr. Defensive Lineman Mississippi Gulf Coast CC Gulfport, Miss.

2015 (Fr.): Jackson redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Dontavian “Lucky” Jackson prepped at Lafayette High School in Lexington for coach Eric Shaw, helping the team to a 9-4 overall record and Courier-Journal All-State First Team and Associated Press All-State Second Team honors as a wide receiver. Jackson was also named the District 8 Player of the Year and participated in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game. During his senior season, Jackson tallied 49 receptions for 1,018 yards and 14 touchdowns. Jackson was rated the No. 20 prospect in Kentucky by 247Sports.com and was named to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Class of the Commonwealth team.

16 Quin Jernighan 6-3, 205, r-Fr. Wide Receiver LaVergne HS LaVergne, Tenn. 2015 (Fr.): Jernighan redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Jernighan prepped at LaVergne High School where he played for coach Stanton Stevens, tallying 25 receptions, 424 yards and five touchdown receptions, all team highs, to go along with 192 kick return yards and a 96 yard kick return touchdown. Jernighan was named a Daily News Journal All-Area second team member. He was a three-star signee by Rivals.com, ESPN, and 247Sports.com and was rated as the No. 20 player in Tennessee and No. 82 wide receiver nationally by 247Sports. com.

67 Seth Joest 6-3, 290, Fr. Offensive Lineman Woodford County HS Versailles, Ky. HS/Misc.: Seth Joest starred on the offensive line for the Woodford County HS football team under coach Dennis Johnson. Joest was rated a threestar prospect by Scout.com and the No. 2 offensive guard prospect in the state, the No. 21 prospect in the state and a two-star by Rivals.com and 247sports.com. Behind Joest, the Yellowjackets rushed for 2,487 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2015.

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Before WKU: Johnson came to The Hill after spending two seasons in junior college at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College with coach Chad Huff. As a sophomore at MGCCC, the 6-foot-2, 290 lbs., Johnson tallied 37 tackles and six tackles for loss to go along with a 41-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown. In his freshman season, Johnson piled up 25 tackles, one for loss and an interception. MGCCC went 16-5 over the past two seasons with Johnson appearing in all 21 games. Johnson was a three-star rated prospects from 247Sports.com and the No. 20 junior college defensive tackle in the nation in the class of 2016. Rivals.com rates Johnson as a two-star prospect. As a prep star at Gulfport High School for coach Eddie Pierce, Johnson tallied 76 tackles, three for loss, including a careerbest 46 tackles during his senior campaign.

5 Jason Johnson 6-0, 205, r-Fr. Defensive Back Pahokee HS Pahokee, Fla. 2015 (Fr.): Johnson redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Johnson was a two-way star at wide receiver and safety for Pahokee High and coach Darren Hill. His productive senior season earned him an invitation to the Florida-Georgia All-Star game. Johnson was rated No. 21 on the ESPN West Palm Top 63 ranking. Johnson picked up Defensive MVP honors in the Florida-Georgia game and was voted a 2014 Sun-Sentinel First Team All-County member and 2014 Palm Beach County All-Star. Johnson was rated the No. 186 athlete in the nation by 247Sports.com.


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29 Leverick Johnson 6-1, 185, Jr. Defensive Back Northwestern HS Miami, Fla. 2015 (So.): Johnson tallied 16 tackles (12 solo) including a season-high four - also matching his career bests - at Rice and at North Texas. Johnson saw action in 12 games and did not appear at Vanderbilt or Indiana. Primarily contributing as a nickelback and special teams gunner, Johnson tallied four kickoff return tackles. 2014 (Fr.): Johnson appeared in 11 of 13 games in 2014 as a special teams ace and reserve safety/nickelback, tallying 20 tackles (15 solo) with one tackle for loss and one pass breakup. He recorded his first career tackle for loss at LA Tech and racked up a career-high four tackles vs. UAB. HS/Misc.: Johnson led Miami Northwestern to a 9-3 season in 2012, leading a secondary that did its part in allowing only 12 points per game on the year. Johnson and the Bulls defense held seven of their 12 opponents to single-digit scoring outputs in 2012, which included a pair of shutouts. Johnson was mentioned in a listing of the top cornerbacks in the state of Florida by 247Sports.com following a senior season in which he recorded 50 total tackles, with five interceptions and 12 pass break-ups.

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91 Trae Jones 6-1, 280, r-Jr. Defensive Line Chattahoochee County HS Cusseta, Ga. 2015 (r-So.): Jones did not see any action in 2015. 2014 (r-Fr.): Jones appeared in five games in the 2014 season. He tallied a pair of tackles in his debut at FAU. Jones posted one tackle in a win over UTSA. 2013 (Fr.): Jones redshirted during his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Jones prepped at Chattahoochee County HS for coach Josh Kemp, earning 2012 Ledger-Enquirer All-Bi-City football team honorable mention honors. He was also named to the AA Region 5 second team by MaxPreps.com. Jones tallied 81 tackles (41 solo), 13 tackles for loss and three sacks as a senior.

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2013 (Fr.): Johnson saw action in all 12 games, primarily as a back-up wide receiver and special teams contributor. He returned two kicks at South Alabama for nine yards when the Jaguars pooch kicked the ball to begin the drive.

HS/Misc.: In his prep career at Bryan Station, Devon Key played both defense and offense and finished his senior season in the top 15 in receiving yards per game with 55.0 in the state. He had 31 receptions with 591 yards and nine touchdowns on the season to rank him as a top 15 scorer in the state. Key was named to the Associated Press All-State First Team, Second Team All-State by USA Today and the All-City Defense First Team by the Lexington Herald-Leader in 2015. The Lexington, Ky., native was also named to the Class of the Commonwealth as a senior. Key is ranked as a two-star prospect by 247sports.com, Scout.com, Rivals.com and the No. 17 player in Kentucky by 247Sports.

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2014 (So.): Johnson played primarily on the special teams kick coverage unit in 12 of 13 games in 2014 and flipped between tight end and linebacker over the course of the year. Johnson posted 15 tackles (13 solo) on the year, primarily on kick coverage and had at least one tackle in 12 of 13 games, including a career-high three at Middle Tennessee.

Devon Key 6-1, 195, Fr. Defensive Back Bryan Station HS Lexington, Ky.

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Shaquille Johnson 6-4, 235, Sr. Tight End Columbia HS Lake City, Fla.

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Forrest Lamp 6-4, 300, r-Sr. Offensive Line Venice HS Venice, Fla.

Xavier Lane 6-4, 200, Fr. Wide Receiver Carver HS Montgomery, Ala.

2016 Outland Trophy Watch List 2016 Wuerffel Trophy Watch List 2016 Preseason All-C-USA First Team Athlon 2015 Team Captain 2015 First Team All-Conference USA 2015 Second Team All-American Pro Football Focus 2015 First Team All-Conference USA Phil Steele 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List 2014 Third Team All-Conference USA Phil Steele 2014 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention 2013 All-Sun Belt Conference Honorable Mention 2015 (r-Jr.): WKU’s top offensive lineman heading into 2015, Lamp exceeded expectations as a redshirt junior with another stalwart season on the left side. A First Team All-Conference USA performer, Lamp extended his consecutive start streak to 39 games, including 36 straight at left tackle. Lamp was a Second Team All American by ProFootballFocus.com which regularly labeled the tackle as one of the country’s best, including the top tackle from the Group of 5 leagues. As a junior, Lamp did not allow a tackle and just 11 quarterback pressures while also anchoring a line that finished the year No. 19 nationally in Sacks Allowed, with just 16 despite 554 dropbacks, the seventh-best percentage nationally and second among teams with 500 or more passing attempts. He was voted a team captain as a junior by his teammates. 2014 (r-So.): Lamp graded out as WKU’s best lineman in 2014 and started all 13 games at left tackle during his All-Conference USA season. Lamp has started every game in his Hilltopper career (25 games) and has been WKU’s starting left tackle in 22 consecutive games. His protection enabled WKU to set 49 team records in 2014, and he has been a part of the school’s singleseason total passing offense records in each of the past two seasons. 2013 (r-Fr.): Lamp, a 2013 All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention team member, was a starter from day one of his redshirt season, starting all 12 games for the Hilltoppers. Lamp began the year as the team’s primary right guard but shifted to left tackle for the final nine games of the season. He was one of three redshirt freshman to start on the offensive line in the final three games of the season. 2012 (Fr.): Lamp redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Lamp was rated as a two-star recruit by both Rivals. com and Scout.com. He was named a member of the South Team in the FACA North-South All-Star Game in 2011. Lamp helped lead Venice High School to a 17-6 mark in his final two seasons with the Indians, playing both ways, serving on the offensive and defensive line. He was honored as a First-Team All-State performer and First-Team All-Area following his senior campaign.

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HS/Misc.: Xavier Lane comes to WKU from Carver High where he prepped under coach Billy Gresham. Lane is ranked as three-star prospect by Rivals.com, 247Sports.com and Scout.com. Lane was tabbed at the No. 3 wide receiver and No. 14 player overall in Alabama by Scout. com after tallying 729 yards on 43 receptions as a senior. The receiver was named to the Class 6A Honorable Mention AllState team by the ASWA his senior season and played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game. Lane was named to the Montgomery Advertiser first team All-Metro.

31 Branden Leston 6-3, 205, r-Sr. Defensive Back Clearwater HS Clearwater, Fla. 2015 (r-Jr.): A former walk-on and transfer, Leston had the most tackles by a Hilltopper secondary player with 96 since Brian Lowder tallied as many in 2002. Of Leston’s 96 tackles, a team-high 70 were solo as were his 30 tackles on passing plays. He started 13 games and appeared in all 14, missing the first half of the Louisiana Tech game due to a targeting penalty in the season opener. Leston finished the year with three tackles for loss and picked off one pass - that coming on the opening drive of the Conference USA Championship Game which he returned for 16 yards. Leston broke up three passes on the year, one each at Rice, at Old Dominion and vs. Marshall. He had a season and career-best day against Old Dominion when he tallied 13 tackles (six solo), the second-most in a single game under head coach Jeff Brohm. He had nine tackles, all solo, against FIU, another career-high. 2014 (r-So.): Leston emerged as the Hilltopper’s starting free safety halfway through the season, starting seven of the last eight games, after coming to The Hill as a walk-on. He finished the season third on the team with 63 tackles (41 solo) and a team-high four interceptions. Leston’s breakout moment came in a win over No. 19 Marshall when he picked off Marshall QB Rakeem Cato three times in the first half, tying an FBS single-game high at WKU and the second-most in program history. Leston was named CFPA National Defensive Player of the Week after that game. Leston also tallied three tackles for loss and one sack, that coming at Navy in the fourth quarter to stop a Midshipmen rally. He was also the only player on the Hilltopper defense to tally a statistic in at least seven categories, tackles, TFL, sacks, interceptions, pass breakups, hurries and fumble recoveries. 2013 (r-Fr.): Leston sat out this season due to NCAA transfer rules.


The Hilltoppers Before WKU: Leston attended Division II Presbyterian College, tallying 44 tackles (28 solo) and 1.5 tackles for loss as a true freshman. He also recovered one fumble at Georgia Tech and returned it 91 yards. Leston was a linebacker and wide receiver at Clearwater HS in Clearwater, Fla. He played in the Pinellas County All-Star game and was a Second-Team All-Conference Receiver. As a senior, Leston caught 50 passes for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns. Leston was also a guard on a basketball team that reached the regional finals.

LESTON’S CAREER GAME-BY-GAME TFL Sack INT FF-FR 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-9 1.0-9 0 0-0 1.0-5 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 3-29 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 3.0-16 1.0-9 4-29 0-1

2015 Vanderbilt LA Tech Indiana Miami Rice Middle Tennessee North Texas LSU Old Dominion FAU FIU Marshall Southern Miss USF Totals

U-A-T 3-3-6 6-0-6 8-3-11 3-2-5 6-1-7 4-1-5 1-4-5 8-1-9 6-7-13 9-0-9 2-1-3 4-1-5 5-2-7 5-0-5 70-26-96

TFL Sack INT FF-FR 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-8 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-16 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 3.0-13 0.0-0 1-16 0-1

2015 (r-Fr.): Lewis saw time in one game, vs. Miami (Ohio), but did not record a tackle. 2014 (Fr.): Lewis redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Lewis came to The Hill after helping Bob Jones High School to an Alabama 6A state playoffs quarterfinals appearance. Lewis was named an Alabama Sportswriters Association Honorable Mention All-State performer and a first-team All-Tennessee Valley performer as he tallied 69 tackles, including 20 for loss and seven sacks. Lewis was a two-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com.

55 Jalen Madden 6-2, 325, Fr. Defensive Lineman Northridge HS Tuscaloosa, Ala. HS/Misc.: Madden prepped at Northridge HS under coach Michael Smith. He led the Jaguars to a 9-3 record and to the second round of the Class 6A playoffs as a senior. He recorded 37 tackles, 6.5 for loss, and had two sacks. Madden was ranked as a three-star prospect by 247sports.com and Scout. com while Rivals.com rated Madden a two-star prospect. Scout rated Madden as the No. 5 defensive tackle in Alabama while 247Sports rated him as the No. 74 player in the state.

13 at ODU, 10/31/15 3 at Marshall, 11/28/14 3 at Marshall, 11/28/14 1, six times

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Julien Lewis 6-3, 300, r-So. Defensive Line Bob Jones HS Madison, Ala.

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U-A-T 2-0-2 1-0-1 2-0-2 3-0-3 4-1-5 4-5-9 3-0-3 1-2-3 3-1-4 7-1-8 6-3-9 5-3-8 0-6-6 41-22-63

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Joe Manley 6-6, 315, r-Sr. Offensive Line Bowling Green HS Bowling Green, Ky.

T.J. McCollum 6-3, 240, r-Jr. Linebacker UAB/Clay-Chalkville HS Birmingham, Ala.

2015 (r-Jr.): Manley saw time in all 14 games, drawing the start against Louisiana Tech in the home opener. Manley frequently rotated at right guard with Dennis Edwards so the Hilltoppers were always fresh up front. Manley contributed to a line that finished the year No. 19 nationally in Sacks Allowed, with just 16 sacks allowed despite 554 dropbacks, the seventh-best percentage nationally and second among teams with 500 or more passing attempts. Manley picked up a tackle on a fumble return at North Texas. He has appeared in 25 consecutive games, spanning the entirety of his WKU career. 2014 (r-So.): Manley joined the team during fall camp and was declared immediately eligible prior to the Middle Tennessee game. He saw action at the right guard spot, rotating with Darrell Williams, in the final 11 games of the season. Before WKU: Manley signed with Louisville out of high school and following a redshirt year in 2012, he saw time in nine games, primarily on special teams, in 2013. Manley played at Bowling Green High School and ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and two-star recruit by Scout.com. He was ranked as the seventh-best prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com and was invited to attend the Army All-American combine in Texas. Manley earned All-State First Team honors from the Associated Press.

89 Desmond Maxwell 6-2, 250, r-Sr. Tight End Georgetown Co./Pleasure Ridge Park HS Louisville, Ky. 2015 (r-Jr.): Maxwell saw action in 13 games and started at H-Back in WKU’s opening drive of the season at Vanderbilt as the Hilltoppers began the drive from inside their own five-yard line. He did not tally a statistic but was used intermittently as a blocking full back and protector on field goals. 2014 (r-So.): Maxwell sat out after transferring from NAIA Georgetown College. Before WKU: Maxwell originally attended Georgetown College where he converted to tight end after a high school career of playing linebacker. Maxwell prepped at Pleasure Ridge Park HS where he was a three-year starter for the Panthers. He played tight end, linebacker, defensive line and some offensive line. Maxwell was named All-District at two positions, was an honorable mention All-State linebacker and played in the “Best of the Bluegrass” All-Star game.

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2016 Preseason All-C-USA First Team Athlon 2015 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention 2015 (r-So.): McCollum jumped right into the starting lineup as a transfer and started all 14 games for WKU and led the Hilltoppers in tackles with 106 (69 solo) and tackles for loss with 11.5 for 30 yards. McCollum’s 80 tackles on rushing plays were 18 more than the next closest player while his 20 tackles on passing plays ranked second among linebackers. His 11.5 tackles for loss were also 2.5 more than any player and four more than the next closest linebacker. McCollum’s 37 assisted tackles also led the team. He posted a career-best 13 tackles (eight solo) at Old Dominion and had double-digit tackle performances in three games (Indiana, Old Dominion, FIU). His 7.6 tackles per game were No. 14 in Conference USA and he led the league in solo tackles (69) while his 11.5 tackles for loss were 11th in the league and third-most among linebackers. He finished the year as one of just seven C-USA linebackers to eclipse the 100-tackle mark as his 106 tackles were fourth-most among C-USA linebackers. McCollum also posted three or more tackles for loss in two games, against Miami (Ohio) (3.0) and at FIU (4.0). He was one of only eight C-USA players to tally at least 4.0 TFL in a game. He picked off his first pass against Southern Miss in the C-USA Championship Game. Before WKU: McCollum transferred to WKU from UAB where he appeared in 10 games in 2014 with seven tackles (six solo) after being redshirted in 2013. McCollum was a threestar prospect coming out of Clay-Chalkville High School according to Rivals.com. He played wide receiver in early in his prep career before switching to defensive back as an upperclassman. He recorded 101 tackles and intercepted five passes during his two seasons on defense.

MCCOLLUM’S CAREER GAME-BY-GAME 2015 Vanderbilt LA Tech Indiana Miami Rice Middle Tennessee North Texas LSU Old Dominion FAU FIU Marshall Southern Miss USF Totals

U-A-T 5-3-8 4-5-9 7-3-10 5-2-7 4-3-7 5-4-9 2-2-4 3-1-4 8-5-13 5-0-5 8-4-12 4-2-6 3-3-6 6-0-6 69-37-106

TFL Sack INT FF-FR 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 3.0-5 1.0-1 0 0-0 1.5-3 1.0-2 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 1.0-11 1.0-11 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 4.0-7 0.0-0 0 1-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-2 0.0-0 1-0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 11.5-30 3.0-14 1-0 1-1


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27 Martavius Mims 6-1, 205, r-So. Defensive Back Muscle Shoals HS Muscle Shoals, Ala. 2015 (r-Fr.): Mims saw action in eight games as a redshirt freshman, drawing his first start against Louisiana Tech at free safety. He tallied 10 tackles (nine solo) on the year with season-best two tackle performances against Vanderbilt, LA Tech, Rice and North Texas. 2014 (Fr.): Mims redshirted his first season on The Hill. Before WKU: Mims joined WKU from Muscle Schoals High School, the Alabama 5A state runner-up. Mims was an Alabama Sportswriters Association Honorable Mention AllState performer and Times Daily first-team All-Area player as well as second-team All-Tennessee Valley. In 2013, he tallied 49 tackles and five interceptions and also scored four touchdowns. Mims was the No. 65 prospect in Alabama by 247Sports.com and a two-star prospect by Scout.com, Rivals. com and 247Sports.com.

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94 Jared Nash 5-11, 230, So. Long Snapper Saddleback JC/Fort Myers HS Fort Myers, Fla. Before WKU: Jared Nash comes to The Hill after spending a season at Saddleback Junior College in California. Nash handled the long-snapping duties for a Saddleback squad that lost in the CCCAA Football State Championship Game. Nash prepped at Fort Meyers High School and was named in the Fab 50 Top Long Snappers for Kornblue Kicking.

6 Devin Nixon 6-0, 190, r-Fr. Wide Receiver Viera HS Melbourne, Fla. 2015 (Fr.): Nixon redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Nixon prepped at Viera High School, helping his team to a 9-1 overall record in 2014 and picking up an invitation to the Central Florida All-Star game in the process. Nixon was a 2014 Central Florida All-Star and a 2014 FACA All-District first teamer. He was an All-Space Coast honorable mention selection and was rated as the No. 188 athlete in the nation by 247Sports.com. GENERAL

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2013 (Fr.): Nord saw action in the final four games, primarily as a reserve tackle and on the special teams units.

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HS/Misc.: Nord was a first team All-Catholic Football team member out of DeSales High as an offensive lineman. Nord also tallied 17 tackles and one interception as a senior. He participated in the Battle of the bluegrass All-Star game as part of the Greater Louisville All-Stars team. Matt’s uncle, Greg Nord, formerly coached at WKU and is now at Florida.

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HS/Misc.: Mobley came to WKU after prepping under head coach Tyrran Scroggins at Central High School in Louisville, where he helped the Yellow Jackets to consecutive Kentucky Class 3A State Championships in 2011 and 2012. Mobley was a part of a defense that helped Central to a combined 25 victories during those two seasons before a trip to the playoffs in his senior campaign with a 9-4 mark.

2014 (So.): Nord played primarily as a reserve tackle and protector on extra point and filed goal units in 2014. He rotated behind former right tackle Cameron Clemmons on a limited basis.

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2015 (r-Fr.): Mobley did not see any time during the season.

2015 (Jr.): Nord was in line for major playing time as a true junior but a pre-season injury kept him out for the season. Nord redshirted as a result.

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Der’Quione Mobley 6-1, 230, r-So. Linebacker Central HS Louisville, Ky.

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15 Nicholas Norris 5-9, 175, Sr. Wide Receiver Booker T. Washington HS Miami, Fla.

2016 Biletnikoff Award Watch List 2016 Preseason All-C-USA Third Team Athlon 2015 Conference USA Honorable Mention 2015 (r-Jr.): Norris assumed a larger role in the Hilltopper offense as a true junior and responded with his best year on The Hill yet, appearing in all 14 games and starting 13. Norris tallied 971 yards on 63 receptions with six touchdowns along with six rushes for 63 yards and a touchdown. His 971 yards are the third-most in a single season at WKU while his 63 receptions were seventh-most. Norris’ 118 career receptions also had him finish the year No. 11 on WKU’s all-time receptions list. He had three 100-yard receiving performances, including 148 yards on six catches vs. Middle Tennessee, 117 yards on five catches at Old Dominion and 120 yards on five catches in the Miami Beach Bowl. Norris was an offensive spark in the bowl game, catching two touchdowns and a season-long reception of 69 yards for a touchdown. On WKU’s first two drives in the second half, Norris had two consecutive receptions go for touchdowns and 124 total yards over the span of four offensive plays and three passes. 2014 (So.): Norris tallied 371 yards on 22 receptions with a pair of touchdowns during his sophomore campaign after appearing in all 13 games. His 16.9 yards per catch average was second among all wide receivers, trailing Taywan Taylor (17.0). Norris torched rival Middle Tennessee for a career-high 174 yards and a touchdown on six catches, including a 67yard screen pass. He hauled in a nine-yard touchdown catch in a win over Navy. Norris averaged 30.7 yards per catch on third down, the third-best mark nationally. 2013 (Fr.): Norris saw action in 12 games, earning five starts. He finished the regular season with 33 receptions, 431 yards and four touchdowns with his best game of the season at South Alabama where he had seven receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns, becoming the first true Hilltopper wide receiver since 2009 to catch multiple touchdowns in a single game. At the time, it was just the fourth time any player had caught multiple touchdowns in a game since 2010. HS/Misc.: Norris helped guide Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Fla., to a state championship in 2012, finishing the year 14-1 and reaching the state title game for the second-consecutive year. Norris did his part for the Tornado offense, catching 31 passes for 644 yards with nine receiving touchdowns. Norris, an all-around athlete, also made an impact on special teams, averaging over 42 yards per kickoff return in 2012. In his junior season of 2011, Norris caught 22 passes for 446 yards, scoring four touchdowns to help Booker T. Washington to another 13-1 season, losing its only game of 2011 in the state championship to Bolles High School. Norris was named Second-Team All-State as well as being tabbed as a 2012 Nike Dade vs. Broward All-Star. The athletic wide receiver also anchored the talented Booker T. Washington 400-meter relay on the track and field team.

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NORRIS’ CAREER GAME-BY-GAME 2013 Kentucky Tennessee South Alabama Morgan State Navy ULM ULL Troy Georgia State Army Texas State ASU Totals

Rec. Yds TD Lg. 2 28 0 19 1 6 1 6 7 95 2 29 4 42 0 17 0 0 0 0 2 21 0 21 3 69 0 27 4 32 0 16 1 36 0 36 3 44 0 24 2 19 0 14 4 39 1 23 33 431 4 36

2014 Bowling Green Illinois Middle Tennessee Navy UAB FAU Old Dominion LA Tech UTEP Army UTSA Marshall Central Michigan Totals

Rec. Yds TD 1 6 0 1 11 0 6 174 1 0 0 0 3 48 0 1 16 0 1 1 0 1 19 0 0 0 0 2 18 1 1 2 0 2 43 0 3 33 0 22 371 2

Lg. 6 11 67 0 30 16 1 19 0 9 2 42 23 67

2015 Vanderbilt LA Tech Indiana Miami Rice Middle Tennessee North Texas LSU Old Dominion FAU FIU Marshall Southern Miss USF Totals

Rec. Yds TD 3 19 0 2 53 0 4 83 0 4 63 0 3 79 0 6 148 1 3 19 0 7 52 0 5 117 1 5 46 0 4 50 1 7 75 1 5 47 0 5 120 2 63 971 6

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37 Ryan Nuss 5-10, 190, r-So. Kicker East Tennessee/Fairfield HS Fairfield, Ohio 2015 (r-Fr.): Nuss began the year as WKU’s kickoff specialist, carrying those duties for the first nine games of the season before suffering a season-ending lower leg injury. Nuss averaged 57.0 yards per kick (3,649 yards on 64 kicks) with eight touchbacks and one kick out of bounds. Nuss had a season-high 10 kickoffs against Middle Tennessee and had his best kick day at Indiana, averaging 63 yards per kick (378 on 6). 2014 (Fr.): Nuss originally enrolled at East Tennessee as they began building their football team after shuttering the program in 2003. HS/Misc.: Nuss was a two-sport star at Fairfield Senior High School, playing both football and baseball. He was a two-year captain for his prep squad, earning All-Academic honors all four years and picked up First Team All-Conference and AllCity performer honors, even collecting an All-State Second Team honor his senior season. Nuss was the Special Teams Player of the Year and also selected by the Cincinnati Enquirer as an All-Star Division 1 punter.

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Joseph Occhipinti 6-3, 190, Sr. Punter Hillsboro HS Nashville, Tenn. 2015 (Jr.): Occhipinti served as WKU’s primary punter for the first three games of the season, tallying 15 punts for 568 yards (37.9 yard average) with a long of 49 yards at Vanderbilt and at Indiana. Of his 15 punts, three were downed inside the 20 while two were fair caught. Two of Occhipinti’s career-high nine punts at Vanderbilt were downed inside the 20. 2014 (So.): Occhipinti saw his first season with full-time punting duties in 2014, averaging 37.1 yards per punt on 49 attempts for 1,817 yards. He had 15 punts fair caught and pinned 11 of his 49 punts inside the 20. He pinned UTEP at its own seven-yard line to stop the drive and hold on to the Hilltopper win. Occhipinti booted a pair of 50-yard punts in the season opener versus Bowling Green, including a careerlong 55-yarder. He punted a then career-high eight times for 297 yards at LA Tech. 2013 (Fr.): Occhipinti saw action in five games, both as a punter and kickoff specialist. Occhipinti averaged 59.1 yards on 19 kickoffs and 32.8 yards per punt on six punts with a long of 40. He put one of his six punts inside the 20, had one touchback and two fair caught.

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Drew O’Bryan 6-2, 230, Fr. Linebacker Ashland Blazer HS Ashland, Ky.

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HS/Misc.: Occhipinti took care of the placekicking and punting duties while at Hillsboro, making seven field goals and connecting on 30-of-32 extra-points his senior season. Occhipinti booted 36 of his 47 kickoffs into the endzone for touchbacks. Occhipinti averaged nearly 40 yards per punt with a long of 67 yards, with 13 falling inside the 20. He was named Kicker of the Year in District 11-AAA in the state of Tennessee and earned a spot on the All-Midstate Team.

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HS/Misc.: Tyler Obee comes to The Hill from HomewoodFlossmoor High School, where the Vikings went 10-2 last season and finished a game away from making the Final 4 of the Illinois Class 8A High School Football Championship. He is the son of former NFL wide receiver and current WKU Football sideline radio broadcaster Terry Obee.

a fumble recovery and interception, three pass breakups and scored on a safety to go along with two receiving touchdowns. A First Team All-State honoree by The Associated Press, O’Bryan was also a First Team All-Tristate honoree by The Herald-Dispatch. Louisville’s Courier-Journal tabbed O’Bryan to its All-State Second Team. He was a two-star rated recruit by 247Sports.com which also ranks him as the No. 97 linebacker in the nation and No. 15 player in the state. Rivals. com and Scout.com rated O’Bryan as a two-star prospect.

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Tyler Obee 6-0, 200, Fr. Linebacker Homewood-Flossmoor HS Flossmoor, Ill.

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72 Derik Overstreet 6-2, 255, Jr. Defensive Line Paducah Tilghman HS Paducah, Ky.

2016 Preseason All-C-USA Third Team Athlon 2014 Conference USA All-Freshman Team Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Defensive MVP 2015 (So.): Overstreet carried over his strong true freshman season to a solid sophomore campaign, starting all 14 games at defensive end for the Hilltoppers, tallying 48 tackles (31 solo) and nine tackles for loss, both the most among defensive linemen. Overstreet also tallied a pair of sacks on the year, both against Marshall. Overstreet had 38 tackles on rushing plays, the most among all defensive linemen. He also forced one fumble in the Marshall game and added two hurries and one pass breakup at Indiana. Overstreet has started 24 consecutive games at defensive end for WKU entering the 2016 season. 2014 (Fr.): Overstreet was the only true freshman to start for the Hilltoppers in 2014 on either side of the ball as he started the final seven games of the season. He finished the season with 31 tackles (21 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. He tallied at least four tackles in six of the nine games he appeared in, with multiple tackles in seven straight. He had a career-high five tackles (four solo stops,) in a win over UTEP and in the bowl game where he was named the Defensive Player of the Game with five tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks. Overstreet registered his first career tackle for loss in a win over UTSA. He broke up a pass and made four tackles vs. No. 19 Marshall. In his seven starts, WKU was 5-2. HS/Misc.: Derik Overstreet prepped at Paducah Tilghman High School where he was coached by coach Randy Wyatt. Overstreet was an Associated Press first-team AllState performer as well as the Kentucky Football Coaches Association District Player of the Year. Overstreet also picked up first-team All-Western Kentucky Conference honors and was a `Best of the Bluegrass’ All-Star as well as a KY/TN Border Bowl All-Star. In 2013, Overstreet tallied 130 total tackles including 20 sacks, pushing his career totals to 287 tackles and 38 sacks. Scout.com, Rivals.com, and 247Sports.com rated him as a two-star prospect while 247Sports.com had him as the No. 16 prospect in the state of Kentucky.

OVERSTREET’S CAREER GAME-BY-GAME 2014 Middle Tennessee FAU Old Dominion LA Tech UTEP Army UTSA Marshall Central Michigan Totals

U-A-T 0-0-0 2-2-4 2-1-3 3-1-4 4-1-5 3-1-4 2-0-2 2-2-4 3-2-5 21-10-31

TFL Sack INT FF-FR 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-8 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 2.5-14 2.0-13 0 0-0 3.5-22 2.0-13 0 0-1

2015 Vanderbilt LA Tech Indiana Miami Rice Middle Tennessee North Texas LSU Old Dominion FAU FIU Marshall Southern Miss USF Totals

U-A-T 2-2-4 2-2-4 4-1-5 1-2-3 0-1-1 1-2-3 2-0-2 2-2-4 6-1-7 2-0-2 3-1-4 2-1-3 1-1-2 3-1-4 31-17-48

TFL Sack INT FF-FR 0.5-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-4 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 2.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 2.0-11 2.0-11 0 1-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 2.0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 9.0-21 2.0-11 0 1-0

CAREER TOTALS 52-27-79 12.5-43 4.0-24 0

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OVERSTREET’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks

13 at ODU, 10/31/15 3 at Marshall, 11/28/14 3 at Marshall, 11/28/14

63 Miles Pate 6-3, 300, r-Fr. Offensive Line Peachtree Ridge HS Suwanee, Ga. 2015 (Fr.): Pate redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Pate played his high school ball under head coach Mark Fleetwood at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Georgia. The Lions made the AAAAAA Georgia State Playoffs in three of his four seasons at the school, including his senior campaign where Peachtree Ridge averaged over 400 yards of total offense per game and scored 51 total touchdowns. Pate was rated a two-star prospect by both 247Sports.com and Rivals.

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Jahcour Pearson 5-9, 180, Fr. Wide Receiver Flanagan HS Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Brandon Ray 6-2, 285, r-Jr. Offensive Line Bob Jones HS Madison, Ala.

HS/Misc.: Jahcour Pearson comes to The Hill from Flanagan HS under coach Devin Bush. Pearson helped Flanagan win the school’s first state championship, winning the Class 8A final over Osceola, 26-7. In his senior season, Pearson had 43 catches for 645 yards and six touchdowns. He was selected to the All-Broward team. Pearson is a ranked as a three-star prospect by 247sports.com and a two-star by Scout.com and Rivals.com.

58 DeVon Quincy 6-1, 230, Fr. Linebacker Lafayette HS Lexington, Ky.

2013 (Fr.): Ray redshirted his first season on The Hill.

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HS/Misc.: Raschilla spent his prep career at Tuscaloosa County HS under coach Lee Gibson. The offensive lineman played in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game in Hattiesburg, Miss. Raschilla is ranked as a three-star prospect by ESPN.com and a two-star by Rivals. com, Scout.com and 247sports.com. As a senior, Raschilla was named to the USA Today All-USA Alabama Football team as a first teamer as well as an Honorable Mention member of the 7A All-State team by the ASWA.

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HS/Misc.: Ray enjoyed a successful playing career at Bob Jones High School in Alabama. Ray was part of a 2012 team that went 9-4, advancing to the second round of the Alabama state playoffs. Ray anchored a Patriot front line that helped Bob Jones average close to 30 points per game in his senior season and over 35 points per game during his junior campaign of 2011. In his final two years of high school, Ray led Bob Jones to a 19-6 record, including a perfect 11-0 mark at home. The offensive lineman was named a Class 6A AllState Honorable Mention performer in the state of Alabama in 2012 while also being named to the Huntsville Times Elite First Team after putting together 65 pancake blocks in 13 games. Ray was also named to the Huntsville Times Elite Second Team following his junior season in 2011.

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Adam Raschilla 6-5, 310, Fr. Offensive Line Tuscaloosa County HS Northport, Ala.

2014 (r-Fr.): In his first season on the Hill, Ray started every game at left guard as he became the school’s second Football Writer’s Association of America Freshman All-American since 2011. Ray was also named to the C-USA All-Freshman team and graded out as WKU’s second-best lineman during the regular season. His athleticism and pulling ability generated big run plays down the stretch to help RB Leon Allen rush for 750 yards in a five-game win streak, including two performances of 230 yards or more, to end the season. He was a vital piece of Allen’s Conference USA-record 345 yards versus Army, consistently pulling on sweeps to pile up chunk yardage.

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2015 (r-So.): Ray continued to perform as a sophomore and became one of WKU’s top offensive linemen during the 2015 campaign. Ray started all 14 games for the Hilltoppers at left guard on a line that finished the year No. 19 nationally in Sacks Allowed, with just 16 despite 554 dropbacks, the seventh-best percentage nationally and second among teams with 500 or more passing attempts. The line also paved the way for a sixth-consecutive 1,000-yard rusher and broke the school Total Offense record for the third consecutive season, the second two with Ray at left guard.

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HS/Misc.: Quincy comes to The Hill after leading his Lafayette High team in tackles with 87 (64 solo) while also recovering a pair of fumbles during his senior season in 2014. Quincy was an Associated Press and CourierJournal All-State First Team player at linebacker for coach Eric Shaw and also took part in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game. Quincy helped lead his team to a first round win in the KHSAA class 6A playoffs. Quincy had 61 tackles (34 solo) as a junior to go along with four sacks, an interception and three fumble recoveries. He is rated the No. 7 player in the state and No. 106 outside linebacker in the country by 247Sports. com. ESPN rated him as the state’s No. 8 prospect while both recruiting services rated Quincy as a three-star prospect. Quincy was originally a member of the signing class of 2015 and enrolled at WKU in January 2016.

2016 Preseason All-C-USA Second Team Athlon 2014 FWAA Freshman All-American 2014 Conference USA All-Freshman Team

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Tanner Reeves 6-4, 255, r-Jr. Defensive Line George W. Jenkins HS Lakeland, Fla.

Chris Rehak 6-2, 305, r-Fr. Defensive Line Pacelli HS Columbus, Ga.

2015 (r-So.): Reeves saw action in all 14 games as a reserve defensive end, tallying 16 total tackles (11 solo) with 4.5 tackles for loss. Reeves tallied a pair of tackles in six games (Vanderbilt, Indiana, Miami (Ohio), Rice, FAU, and Southern Miss). Reeves’ key performance came at Rice when he tallied a pair of tackles including a sackfumble with a fumble recovery in the same sequence. The fumble recovery setup a two-yard touchdown run. Reeves had a quarterback hurry in the Miami Beach Bowl and a halftackle for loss in the C-USA Championship Game. 2014 (r-Fr.): Reeves played in ten games and started three in his first season of action on The Hill. He made his collegiate debut with a two-sack effort in a win over Bowling Green. Reeves ranked sixth on the team with five tackles for loss (27 lost yards) and he tallied 21 tackles (14 solo) on the season. His four sacks were second-most among defensive ends (Gavin Rocker, 5.5) and second-most among all players. Reeves posted at least one tackle in every game he played and multiple tackles in seven of 10 games. He forced one fumble in the bowl game against Central Michigan, the first of his career. 2013 (Fr.): Reeves redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Reeves racked up 12 sacks and 61 total tackles in just 10 games along the George W. Jenkins High School defensive front in 2012, recovering a pair of fumbles and forcing a fumble in his senior season. The Florida native burst onto the scene early in his senior season, tallying eight sacks in the first three games of 2012, which included five sacks in a game against Kathleen High School. Before making the switch to the defensive line, Reeves excelled as a linebacker and still found ways to get to the quarterback, recording four sacks in 2011 to go along with 86 total tackles in 10 games. Reeves was named First-Team All-County and Honorable Mention All-State following his senior year.

REEVES’ CAREER HIGHS Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks

4 vs. UAB, 10/4/14 2 vs. Bowling Green, 8/29/14 2 vs. Bowling Green, 8/29/14

2015 (Fr): Rehak redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Rehak came to WKU after playing under head coach Randy Grace at Pacelli High School in Columbus, Georgia, where he helped the Vikings to the playoffs in his final two seasons. He was a part of a defense that helped the Vikings to a 7-4 mark in 2013, leading the team with 87 tackles (56 solo) and seven sacks. Pacelli would again make the playoffs his senior campaign with another 7-4 record as Rehak tallied 80 total tackles (42 solo) to go along with five sacks.

73 Cullen Reynolds 6-5, 310, r-Fr. Offensive Line Madisonville HS Madisonville, Ky. 2015 (Fr.): Reynolds redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Reynolds was a Courier-Journal and Associated Press First Team All-State season at Madisonville-North Hopkins High School, where he prepped for coach Brock Shoulders. Reynolds helped lead the Maroons to a 10-3 record and a berth in the quarterfinals of the KHSAA 4A state playoffs. Behind his work up front, the Maroons had three running backs eclipse 850 rushing yards and ran for 3,658 yards and 50 touchdowns as a team. The Maroons also eclipsed the 3,000 rushing yard mark in Reynolds’ junior season. Reynolds was also selected to play in the 2014 Best of the Bluegrass all-star game.

39 Alex Rinella 6-1, 220, r-Fr. Kicker Science Hill HS Johnson City, Tenn. 2015 (Fr.): Rinella redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Rinella handled the kicking and punting duties for Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tennessee, which was a squad that posted an 11-2 mark and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Tennessee High School Class 6A Playoffs his senior season.

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Anthony Robinson 6-3, 230, Fr. Defensive Line Frankfort HS Frankfort, Ky.

Nathan Roush 6-2, 190, r-So. Defensive Back DeSales HS Louisville, Ky.

HS/Misc.: Anthony Robinson prepped at Frankfort HS under coach Craig Foley. Robinson was ranked as a two-star prospect by Scout.com, Rivals. com and ESPN.com. Scout ranked Robinson the No. 19 prospect in the state while 247Sports has Robinson tabbed as the No. 19 prospect in the state. Robinson did not play his senior season due to injury but played defensive end, tight end and quarterback as a junior, throwing for 1,443 yards and 15 touchdowns while rushing for 402 yards and seven touchdowns.

48 Kalvin Robinson 6-5, 250, Sr. Defensive Line Vestavia Hills HS Birmingham, Ala. 2015 (Jr.): Robinson appeared in 10 of 14 games for the Hilltoppers and tallied seven tackles (two solo) with a season-high two tackles at North Texas. Robinson added 1.5 tackles for loss, including a solo sack, at Vanderbilt in the season opener.

56 Evan Sayner 6-3, 290, r-So. Defensive Line McCracken County HS Paducah, Ky. 2015 (r-Fr.): Sayner saw time in five games, primarily as a reserve defensive tackle. He recorded his first career tackle at Rice and added his other tackle at North Texas, an assisted tackle. Sayner also broke up one pass at North Texas. 2014 (Fr.): Sayner appeared in the season opener against Bowling Green but sat out the rest of the season due to injury. He was able to receive a medical hardship waiver for this season.

HISTORY

HS/Misc.: Evan Sayner joined WKU after a stellar career at McCracken County High School where he played for coach Orville Haskins. Sayner earned Courier-Journal second-team All-State honors and was a first-team All-Western Kentucky Conference honoree as well as a first-time All-District player. The Associated Press also named Sayner to its honorable mention All-State team. Scout.com rated Sayner as the No. 11 prospect in Kentucky and a two-star prospect while 247Sports.com and Rivals.com each had him as a two-star prospect.

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HS/Misc.: Robinson led Vestavia Hills High School in Alabama to a 10-3 season in 2012, aiding a defensive unit that allowed an average of just 16 points per game. Robinson recorded eight sacks in 2012 to go along with 43 tackles along the defensive front. Robinson’s performance earned him a spot on the Birmingham News All-Hoover South Football Team following his senior season. Prior to the 2012 campaign, Robinson was named to the MaxPreps Preseason All-State Team for the state of Alabama. The athlete also used his talents on the track, helping out the Vestavia Hills track and field squad during his high school career.

HS/Misc.: Roush prepped at DeSales High for coach Harold Davis where he starred at quarterback, running for 1,008 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2013. Through the air, Roush passed for 1,215 yards and 12 touchdowns. Roush also started at guard for the DeSales’ basketball team, becoming just the eighth player in school history to join the 1,000 Point Club.

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2013 (Fr.): Robinson saw action in ten games, earning two starts against Louisiana-Lafayette and Troy. He finished the season with eight tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks. Robinson recorded his first tackle for loss, a half-TFL against Morgan State and had solo TFLs against Troy and Georgia State. Robinson added another half-TFL against Texas State while his solo TFLs were also sacks.

2014 (Fr.): Roush redshirted his first season on The Hill.

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2014 (So.): Robinson saw action in eight games on the season, tallying nine tackles (seven solo), including a fourtackle showing at FAU. He added one tackle for loss, also at FAU, while picking up a QB hurry at Illinois.

2015 (r-Fr.): Roush saw action in 11 games as a redshirt freshman, primarily on kickoff coverage units. He tallied six total tackles on the year, all of which came at North Texas as he finished with three solo and three assisted tackles with a half-tackle for loss.

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71 R.J. Scaife 6-5, 285, r-Fr. Offensive Line Pasco HS Dade City, Fla. 2015 (Fr.): Scaife redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Originally a member of WKU’s 2014 signing class, Scaife prepped at Pasco High School under the direction of coach Tom McHugh. He joined the team in January 2015. Scaife was a Tampa Bay Times third team All-State performer and was a first-time All-Sunshine Athletic Conference player. Scaife also picked up first-team All-Pasco County honors as well as the Times’ first-team All-North Suncoast squad. Scaife was a two-star rated prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. Scaife helped the Pirates rush for nearly 180 yards per game while the total offense accounted for 43 touchdowns.

88 Skyler Simcox 6-0, 175, So. Kicker Emory & Henry/Abingdon HS Abingdon, Va. Before WKU: Skyler Simcox comes to WKU after spending a season at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, at the Division III level. He handled the kicking duties in 10 games for the Wasps, earning All-ODAC first team and All-Region third team by D3football.com honors. Simcox hit nine of his 11 field goals in 2015, which led the ODAC, as he paced Emory & Henry in scoring with 65. He also made 38 of 40 extra points in his debut campaign. The Abingdon, Virginia, native prepped at Abingdon High School, where he tallied 57 points for the Falcons and made 39 of 41 extra points.

23 De’Andre Simmons 5-11, 195, r-Jr. Defensive Back Royal Palm Beach HS Royal Palm Beach, Fla. 2015 (r-So.): Simmons factored in as one of WKU’s primary contributors at cornerback, serving as a No. 3 corner behind a pair of senior starters. Simmons appeared in all 14 games and started his first two games, against Miami (Ohio) and at Rice as starter Wonderful Terry was limited due to injury. Simmons responded with 17 total tackles (12 solo) including a seasonhigh five against Louisiana Tech. Simmons recorded his first career interception against Miami (Ohio).

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SIMMONS’ CAREER HIGHS Tackles Interceptions Pass Breakups Tackles for Loss

5 vs. LA Tech, 9/10/15 1 vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/26/15 1 vs. LA Tech, 9/10/15 1.0 at Old Dominion, 10/31/15

2014 (r-Fr.): Simmons appeared in six games this season as a reserve cornerback and on special teams. He had one tackle again Old Dominion. 2013 (Fr.): Simmons redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Simmons was named to the Palm Beach All-Star squad following his 2012 senior season at Royal Palm Beach High School. Simmons led a defensive charge that allowed just 15 points per game on average in 2012, while holding four of its nine opponents to single-digit scoring outputs. He was named Second Team All-Area for large schools by the Palm Beach Post following his senior campaign, while also earning Palm Beach County FACA District 20 All-Star honors. During his junior season of 2011, Simmons and Royal Palm Beach went 7-4, which included starting the season 7-1, averaging more than a 25-point margin of victory in those seven wins. The overall athlete also made an impact for the Royal Palm Beach track and field squad during his time in high school.

75 Jimmie Sims 6-5, 290, r-Jr. Offensive Line McDonogh 35 New Orleans, La. 2015 (r-So.): Sims saw time in 12 games on the year, primarily as a reserve tackle along the offensive line. Initially used as a protector on field goal and extra-point units, Sims saw his snaps increase at right tackle as the season progressed. 2014 (r-Fr.): Sims appeared in nine games during his first season of action. He acted primarily as a protector on field goal and extra-point units. Sims converted from offensive line to defensive line, adding depth to the interior line, during the latter stages of the season. 2013 (Fr.): Sims redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Sims helped McDonogh 35 Senior High School in Louisiana to back-to-back eight-win seasons in 2011 and 2012, anchoring an offensive front that helped the Roneagles reach the state semifinals in 2012. Despite sitting at 4-5 late in the 2012 season, Sims and McDonogh 35 put together four consecutive wins to reach the semifinals, before ultimately falling to Neville High School. Sims took part in the 2013 Lake Pontchartrain All-Star Football Classic, while also earning a mention as one of the top offensive lineman in the state of Louisiana in the 2013 class by the Louisiana Football Magazine.


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Jarrett Sippola 6-0, 200, r-Fr. Linebacker Carrollton HS Carrollton, Ga.

Taywan Taylor 6-1, 195, Sr. Wide Receiver Pleasure Ridge Park HS Louisville, Ky.

2015 (Fr.): Sippola redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Sippola came to WKU after playing for Coach Ed Dudley at Carrollton High School in Carrollton, Georgia. He was a part of a Trojans team in 2013 that made it all the way to the AAAA Georgia State Championship Game in the Georgia Dome before finishing as the runners-up, while ranking as the 14th-best team in the state at the end of the campaign.

18 Cecil Stallings 6-4, 220, Fr. Defensive Live Tucker HS Tucker, Ga. HS/Misc.: Cecil Stallings came to The Hill following a tremendous senior campaign for coach Bryan Lamar at Tucker High School outside of Atlanta, Ga. A threestar recruit by 247Sports.com and Scout.com, Stallings helped lead his team to a second round spot in the Georgia High School 6A State Playoffs, the state’s highest division.

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HISTORY

Before WKU: Stover began his collegiate career at Wyoming where he spent two years playing for the Cowboys. He appeared in five games as a true sophomore in 2014, tallying five yards on three carries. He also caught one pass. In 2013, as a true freshman, Stover saw time in four games, rushing 10 times for 39 yards with a long run of 11 yards. Stover prepped at Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, Ill. He was named to the 2012 Illinois Football Coaches Association All-State Team for Class 8A, the largest classification in Illinois. Stover also earned All-Area honors his senior season. He rushed for 1,012 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior, while leading Bolingbrook to a 7-4 record and the second round of the state playoffs. As a junior in 2011, he started on a Bolingbrook team that captured the state championship with a 13-1 record. He played for head football coach John Ivlow.

2014 (So.): Taylor enjoyed a stellar sophomore campaign, starting in seven games and appearing in all 13. He finished second on the team with 767 yards and was third in touchdown receptions with seven. His 45 catches were fourth-most for the Hilltoppers and he led all primary pass catchers with a 17 yard per catch average, the best average among receivers with over 40 receptions in the league. Taylor had 50 yards in seven of 13 games to go along with a pair of 100-yard performances, including a career and teamhigh 185 yards on 12 catches in the season opener against Bowling Green. The 185 yards were also the sixth-most in a single game in program history. Taylor also led WKU with 13 receptions of 20 yards of more. Of his seven touchdowns, five went for 45 yards or longer including Brandon Doughty’s season-long pass of 75 yards to Taylor on a one-play drive at Marshall. Taylor’s seven touchdowns also tied for fifth-most in single-season program history.

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2015 (Jr.): Stover sat out the 2015 season due to NCAAmandated transfer rules.

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Omar Stover 6-0, 205, r-Jr. Running Back Wyoming/Bolingbrook HS Bolingbrook, Ill.

2015 (Jr.): Taylor had the single greatest season by a wide receiver in Hilltopper Football history in 2015, becoming just the second 1,000-yard receiver in program history and setting single-season records for receiving yards (1,467), receptions (86) and touchdown catches (17) while also setting the career record for receiving yards (2,504), 100-yard receiving games (9) and touchdown catches (24). Taylor’s 1,467 yards are the second-most in C-USA history while his 17 touchdown receptions are fourth-most. He was a consensus All-Conference USA First Teamer and was named a Second Team All-American by ProFootballFocus.com. The yardage total was No. 3 nationally - tops in C-USA - while his 104.8 yards per game were No. 10 nationally. Taylor had 100 yards or more in eight games, tied for the most in C-USA, including a streak of three straight against Middle Tennessee, North Texas and LSU where he also had a season-high 10 receptions. Taylor’s 196 yards on nine receptions at Indiana are the second-most in program history and most since WKU became an FBS program in 2009. Taylor was also No. 3 in the league in touchdowns scored, average 7.3 points per game, despite being the only player in the top five to appear in 14 games. He was the only player in the country to catch a touchdown pass in 11 games - four other players were tied at 10.

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The Hilltoppers 2013 (Fr.): Taylor saw action in 11 games, earning seven starts on the season. Taylor caught 24 passes for 270 yards, second among freshmen wideouts and sixth on the team. He caught a season-high four passes against Kentucky, Navy and ULL and had a season-best 75 yards on three receptions at ULM, which was also a team-best for that contest. Taylor also went back to return punts, serving as the short coverage returner when team’s elected to punt away from All-American Antonio Andrews, but he did not return a punt on the season. HS/Misc.: Taylor led Pleasure Ridge Park High School to a 14-1 season in 2012, catching a team-best 52 passes for 1,169 yards, accounting for nearly 40 percent of the team’s receiving yards in his senior season. Taylor and Pleasure Ridge Park advanced to the Class 6A state title game in 2012, losing its only game of the season in the championship. For the year, Taylor found the endzone a team-high 18 times with 14 touchdown receptions, two rushing touchdowns and one interception returned for a touchdown. Taylor also rushed for 72 yards on just 12 carries, averaging six yards per touch on the ground for an offense that averaged more than 44 points per game. Taylor got off to a hot start in his final season in 2012, going over 100 receiving yards in four of the first five games of the year with 10 touchdown receptions during that five-game span. Taylor was also a dynamic kick returner for the Panthers, earning All-District honors from the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association while also being named Honorable Mention All-State by the Courier-Journal as a wide receiver in 2012. SCHOOL RECORDS HELD BY TAYWAN TAYLOR (9) Career (3) Receiving Yards Touchdown Receptions 100-Yard Receiving Games

2,504 24 9

Season (5) Receiving Yards Touchdown Receptions Receptions 100-Yard Receiving Games Consecutive 100-Yard Receiving Games Game (1) Receiving Yards

1,467 (2015) 17 (2015) 86 (2015) 8 (2015) 3 (2015)

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TAYLOR’S CAREER GAME-BY-GAME 2013 Kentucky Tennessee South Alabama Morgan State Navy ULM ULL Troy Georgia State Army Texas State ASU Totals

Rec.       Yds TD 4 23 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 22 0 4 25 0 3 75 0 4 30 0 1 5 0 3 57 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 1 21 0 24 270 0

Lg. 9 1 0 12 18 45 19 5 41 0 11 21 45

2014 Rec. Yds TD Bowling Green 12 185 1 Illinois 3 16 0 Middle Tennessee 2 4 0 Navy 6 78 0 UAB 3 44 1 FAU 4 78 1 Old Dominion 4 77 1 LA Tech 2 50 1 UTEP 1 12 0 Army 0 0 0 UTSA 3 73 1 Marshall 4 122 1 Central Michigan 1 28 0 Totals 45 767 7

Lg. 55 8 3 44 17 50 34 46 12 0 47 75 28 75

2015 Vanderbilt LA Tech Indiana Miami Rice Middle Tennessee North Texas LSU Old Dominion FAU FIU Marshall Southern Miss USF Totals

Rec. Yds TD 3 40 0 5 97 1 9 196 1 9 154 2 6 84 1 6 120 3 7 134 2 10 103 1 5 29 0 5 94 2 3 100 1 3 47 1 8 165 2 7 104 0 86 1467 17

Lg. 21 37 78 59 52 69 56 18 11 44 73 27 54 53 78

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90 Jack Thompson 6-2, 235, r-Fr. Defensive Line Metcalfe County HS Edmonton, Ky. 2015 (Fr.): Thompson redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Thompson prepped at Metcalfe County and participated in the 2014 Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game on the State Team as a defensive lineman. He earned 2014 Third Team All-State honors from USA Today as a junior.

81 Kylen Towner 5-8, 175, r-Jr. Wide Receiver St. Paul’s Episcopal Mobile, Ala.

2016 FOOTBALL Dominion. He also spent time with the safeties late in the season due to injuries in that position group. He did not see a defensive snap. 2013 (Fr.): Towner redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Towner prepped at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Ala., logging time in the defensive backfield, receiver, running back and as a kick returner. Towner intercepted seven passes in 2012, returning a pair of the interceptions back for touchdowns. On the offensive side of the ball, Towner had seven catches for 221 yards and five touchdowns. Towner was named a First-Team All-Region performer by the PressRegister following his senior season along with being named Honorable Mention All-State. The speedy Towner also stood out on the track, winning the Class 5A 100-meter state title during his junior season.

5 Marquez Trigg 6-0, 220, r-Fr. Running Back Glasgow HS Glasgow, Ky. 2015 (Fr.): Trigg redshirted his first season on The Hill.

2016 Preseason All-C-USA First Team Athlon (KR) 2015 Second Team All-Conference USA (KR) 2015 Second Team All-Conference USA Phil Steele 2014 C-USA All-Freshman Team

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Nick True 6-5, 265, r-So. Tight End Highlands HS Fort Thomas, Ky.

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HS/Misc.: Nick True, a product of Highlands High School and coach Dale Mueller, came to WKU after helping the Bluebirds to a KHSAA 4A state runner-up showing in 2013. True was named to the Lexington-Herald Leader’s Class of the Commonwealth and Max Prep’s preseason first-team All-State squad as well as the All-Tri-State third team. True played offensive tackle in 2013 for Highlands after two seasons as a blocking tight end in 2011 and 2012. He caught 19 passes for 243 yards and five touchdowns. True was rated the No. 22 prospect in Kentucky by 247Sports.com and the No. 11 player in the state and a threestar prospect by ESPN.com. He was rated as a two-star prospect by Scout.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com.

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2014 (r-Fr.): Towner appeared in 12 games in his first season of action on The Hill. He served primarily on special teams with limited snaps at wide receiver. As WKU’s primary returner, he averaged 22.7 yards on 28 kickoff returns. He ran a 94-yard kickoff back for a touchdown to open second-half scoring in a win over Old Dominion. His 186 kickoff return yards versus Old Dominion were the third highest single-game total in WKU history. Towner had 32-yard kick returns in wins over Army and No. 19 Marshall. He set up a one-play touchdown drive at FAU with his 22-yard punt return, giving WKU the ball at the Owls’ 30-yard line. Towner had carries of 15 and 11 yards in 2014 in a pair of WKU scoring drives against Bowling Green and UTSA. Towner was named the CFPA National Kick Returner of the Week following his performance against Old

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2015 (r-So.): Towner continued to serve as WKU’s primary kick returner in his sophomore season, returning 32 kicks for 758 yards, including a career-best 98-yard kick return for a touchdown against Louisiana Tech. The 32 kickoff returns are the fifth-most in a single season in school history. Towner also had long returns of 41 yards (FAU) and 61 yards (Southern Miss) on the year. He also added a career-long 32-yard punt return against Louisiana Tech and was named the league’s Special Teams Player of the Week with 169 total return yards and a 66.0 average, the second-highest in league history. Towner was the C-USA Second Team Kick Returner in 2015 by both the league office and Phil Steele. Towner tallied three rushes for 38 yards on the year and had eight tackles, all kickoff coverage. His 98-yard kickoff return was the sixthlongest in program history as were his 758 kickoff return yards on the year. Towner is one of only four Hilltoppers to ever have a pair of kickoff return touchdowns.

HS/Misc.: Trigg prepped at Glasgow High where he played for coach Rick Wood, leading his team to an 8-4 record and first round win in the 2A Kentucky state playoffs. Trigg piled up 1,615 yards on 286 carries with 26 touchdowns as a senior while also finishing second on the team in receiving yards with 147 and one touchdown. Trigg averaged 135 yards per game on the ground and tallied 4,765 yards and 75 touchdowns over his career for the Scotties. For his play in 2014, Trigg was named a Courier-Journal All-State first teamer and Associated Press All-State second teamer.


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Blair Vaughan 6-1, 225, r-Sr. Running Back Central Catholic Clearwater, Fla.

Anthony Wales 5-10, 195, r-Sr. Running Back Central HS Louisville, Ky.

2015 (r-Jr.): After converting from linebacker to running back, Vaughan saw significantly more time as a junior, appearing in seven games, primarily on special teams coverage. He tallied one tackle, at LSU, on kickoff coverage. 2014 (r-So.): Vaughan played in one game, earning a special team snap against UAB and made one tackle. He converted from linebacker to running back during fall camp. 2013 (r-Fr.): Vaughan saw action late in the season, recording his lone tackle in kickoff coverage at Texas State. 2012 (Fr.): Vaughan redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Vaughan played both linebacker and fullback during his career at Clearwater Central Catholic High School. He posted 21 tackles and a sack during his senior season while also rushing for 430 yards and 10 touchdowns. Vaughan earned All-County honors and was selected to play in the Senior All-Star Game.

84 Wesley Vollmer 6-4, 220, r-Fr. Tight End Calvary Christian HS Clearwater, Fla. 2015 (Fr.): Vollmer redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Vollmer was a consistent threat in the passing game under head coach Todd Yoder at Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater, Florida. He finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards in 2014 to help the Warriors to a playoff appearance. That campaign followed a junior season where he led Calvary Christian in receptions (26), receiving yards (395) and tied for the most receiving touchdowns with three. For his high school career, Vollmer finished with 44 catches for 752 yards and four trips to the endzone, while also recording a 17.1 yards per catch average.

2016 Doak Walker Award Watch List 2016 Preseason All-C-USA First Team Athlon 2015 Second Team All-Conference USA 2015 Second Team All-Conference USA Phil Steele 2015 (r-Jr.): A preseason injury slowed Wales who did not appear in the season’s first three games and only saw limited time in the next two, but over the season’s final nine games, he was an offensive force in the backfield for the Hilltoppers. In just nine full games of action - with four starts - Wales become WKU’s sixth-consecutive 1,000-yard rusher, tallying 1,091 yards on 155 carries to go along with nine touchdowns. For his efforts, he was named the league’s Second Team running back and a third teamer from Phil Steele. Wales’ 7.04 yard per carry average was the fifth-best in C-USA history. Wales had a career-best 193 yards on the ground at North Texas to go along with a pair of touchdowns and five receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown - 259 total yards and three touchdowns. However, he earned Offensive Player of the Week honors when, following the tragic death of a close friend, he joined WKU just before the game at Old Dominion (Oct. 31) and responded to the tragedy with a 16 carry, 185yard, four touchdown performance. Wales also had 100 yards or more on the ground in seven of his nine full games of action including six-straight against C-USA opponent, only the sixth running back in league history to hit that mark. Wales’ 932 yards in eight C-USA games also led the league’s other running backs by over 200 yards (Kenneth Dixon, 722). He also averaged nearly a full half-yard per carry more in league games than the next closest running back at 7.22. 2014 (r-So.): Wales tallied 536 yards on 82 rushing attempts for a team-high 6.3 yards per carry to go along with five touchdowns over 11 games. He earned two starts, the first of his career, against FAU and LA Tech.. His 75-yard touchdown run against UAB was WKU’s longest since 2007 until Leon Allen busted an 80-yarder versus Army later in the season. Wales was WKU’s workhorse against UAB, rushing for a career-high 138 yards on 14 carries and three touchdowns to contribute to his overall 151 all-purpose yards that game. He also led WKU’s rushing attack against Central Michigan in the Popeyes Bahama Bowl with 95 yards on 14 carries. 2013 (r-Fr.): Wales saw action in all 12 games, tallying 17 carries for 112 yards and two touchdowns on the season. Against Morgan State, he rushed 11 times for 65 yards and one touchdown. He finished the season fifth on the team with 382 all-purpose yards. 2012 (Fr.): Wales redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Wales finished his illustrious career at Central High School in Louisville ranked third in KHSAA history in career rushing yards with 8,213 yards, 12 yards behind Derek Homer’s mark for second all-time. He finished his career with 114 touchdowns. Wales led Louisville Central to its second-

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consecutive Class 3A State Championship in 2011, rushing for 2,784 yards as a senior despite missing almost two complete games. He had 40 rushing touchdowns in his senior season and posted over 400 yards receiving with four receiving touchdowns. Wales was rated as the 14th-best all-purpose running back in the nation by Rivals.com and tabbed as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com. He was named First-Team All-State and the District Player of the Year in 2011.

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Yds         TD             Lg. 9 0 6 111 0 16 193 2 32 54 0 9 185 4 47 140 0 18 110 0 33 131 1 31 53 0 21 105 2 42 1091 9 47

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2015 (Jr.): Ward started all 14 games at strong safety for the Hilltoppers and not only starred on the gridiron but also in the classroom, picking up C-USA All-Academic Honors for his work. Ward tallied 57 tackles (37 solo) and a career-best 7.5 tackles for loss, including multiple TFL games against Louisiana Tech (2.0-11) and Middle Tennessee (2.5-21). Ward also had a pair of sacks on the year, solo sacks against Middle Tennessee and Southern Miss. Of his 57 tackles, 21 came on passing plays, fifth-most on the squad. The 57 tackles were also fifth-most among all WKU defenders. Ward earned C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors following the Louisiana Tech game when he had a career-high 11 tackles (six solo) to go along with a pair of TFLs, a forced fumble, and two pass breakups. His forced fumble in the league championship game led to the go-ahead score in the third quarter. He also recorded a tackle in all 14 games, one of only five Hilltoppers to do so. 2014 (So.): Ward started 12 of 13 games for the Hilltoppers at safety and finished tied for third on the team in total tackles with 63 (41 solo). He added a pair of tackles for loss on the year, a solo TFL against UAB and half-TFL against Bowling Green and UTSA. Ward broke up a pass at LA Tech and had a career-high eight tackles against Old Dominion. Ward tallied at least three tackles in 12 of 13 games and multiple tackles in all 13 games, tallying a pair at FAU. 2013 (Fr.): Ward started from day one as a true freshman on The Hill, earning his first collegiate start in the season opener against Kentucky. He started the first three games of the season and saw action in seven games total, recording 13 tackles, one interception and one PBU. Ward tallied three or @WKUFootball

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2015 Rush Rice 3 Middle Tennessee 19 North Texas 21 LSU 12 Old Dominion 16 FAU 18 FIU 16 Marshall 24 Southern Miss 12 USF 14 Totals                   155

Marcus Ward 6-3, 210, Sr. Defensive Back Vestavia Hills HS Birmingham, Ala.

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Yds         TD             Lg. 27 1 8 3 0 3 13 0 6 60 0 16 138 3 75 22 0 7 45 0 15 54 0 46 33 0 28 28 0 11 95 1 30 518 5 75

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2014 Rush Bowling Green 8 Illinois 1 Middle Tennessee 3 Navy 14 UAB 14 FAU 7 Old Dominion 7 LA Tech 4 Army 2 UTSA 8 Central Michigan 14 Totals                   82

HS/Misc.: Gaej Walker prepped at East Bay Senior HS under coach Frank LaRosa where he split time on both sides of the ball his senior season. Offensively, Walker rushed for over 500 yards and racked up six touchdowns. Defensively, he had 18 tackles and four interceptions. Walker is ranked as a two-star prospect by Scout.com, 247Sports, and Rivals.com. The Gibsonton, Fla. was named to the All-Western Conference Second Team by the Tampa Tribune.

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Yds         TD             Lg. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 1 21 0 0 0 112 2 21

Gaej Walker 6-0, 180, Fr. Defensive Back East Bay Senior HS Gibsonton, Fla.

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HS/Misc.: Ward led Vestavia Hills High School in Birmingham, Ala., to the Alabama state playoffs in 2012 with 88 tackles, four pass breakups and a pair of forced fumbles in his final season. Ward earned First-Team All-South honors from the Birmingham News after the 2012 season. He was the high school teammate of current Hilltopper Kalvin Robinson.

DeVon Wharton 6-3, 215, Fr. Defensive Back Christian County HS Hopkinsville, Ky.

WARD’S CAREER GAME-BY-GAME 2013 Kentucky Tennessee South Alabama Morgan State Troy Texas State Arkansas State Totals

U-A-T 3-1-4 3-0-3 0-3-3 2-0-2 0-0-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 9-4-13

TFL Sack 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

INT FF-FR 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1-1 0-0

2014 U-A-T Bowling Green 3-3-6 Illinois 2-2-4 Middle Tennessee 6-0-6 Navy 3-2-5 UAB 4-2-6 FAU 1-1-2 Old Dominion 5-3-8 LA Tech 5-1-6 UTEP 2-1-3 Army 4-1-5 UTSA 1-2-3 Marshall 4-2-6 Central Michigan 1-2-3 Totals 27-18-45

TFL Sack 0.5-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 1.0-3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.5-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 7.5-39 5.5-34

INT FF-FR 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-1 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-1

2015 U-A-T Vanderbilt 5-0-5 LA Tech 6-5-11 Indiana 2-4-6 Miami 0-1-1 Rice 2-0-2 Middle Tennessee 5-2-7 North Texas 2-0-2 LSU 1-2-3 Old Dominion 0-1-1 FAU 3-0-3 FIU 0-2-2 Marshall 6-1-7 Southern Miss 3-1-4 USF 2-1-3 Totals 37-20-57

TFL Sack 1.0-1 0.0-0 2.0-11 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 2.5-21 1.0-19 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 1.0-6 0.0-0 1.0-2 1.0-2 0.0-0 0.0-0 7.5-41 2.0-21

INT FF-FR 0 0-0 0 1-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-0 0 0-0 1-0 2-0

CAREER TOTALS 87-46-133 9.5-45 2.0-21 2-1 2-1

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HS/Misc.: Wharton played for head coach Steve Lovelace at Christian County High School in Hopskinsville, Kentucky in his prep days. The safety starred mostly on defense for the Colonels but also helped out in the return game. He was rated a two-star prospect by both 247Sports.com and Scout, while also being touted as the 15th-best prospect in the state of Kentucky by Scout.

14 Mike White 6-4, 215, r-Jr. Quarterback USF/University School Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 2015 (Jr.): White sat out the season due to NCAA transfer requirements Before WKU: White was a two-year starter for the Bulls at quarterback where he completed 215-of-417 (51.5-percent) pass attempts for 2,722 yards with 11 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. White was thrown into the fire as a true freshman, starting five games for the Bulls in 2013 and 10 games in 2014 as a true sophomore. His best outing came in his debut, throwing for 311 yards on 26-of-41 passing with two touchdowns at Houston (10/31/14). White was presented with the Frank Morsani Leadership Award at the annual USF post-season banquet following his freshman season. White prepped for Roger Harriott at University School and was named the 3A Florida Player of the Year as a senior. He finished fifth in the Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Football voting and was a second-team 3A all-state selection by The Associated Press. White was named the Broward County Player of the Year and a first-team all-Broward pick by the Miami Herald as he completed 176-of-256 passes (68.8%) for 2,201 yards, 22 TDs and just two INTs. He led University to a 13-0 record and the 3A state championship and anchored an offense that posted 346.2 yards and 39.8 points per game. He went 22-of-31 for 282 yards and two TDs iin the Sun’s statetitle victory over Madison County/ White was also a standout baseball player and was named a Louisville Slugger AllAmerican as a junior. He earned first-team all-Broward honors from the Miami Herald as a pitcher, going 9-2 with a 0.43 ERA.


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C-A-I 1-2-0 26-41-1 18-33-4 19-34-2 15-34-1 14-31-1 93-175-9

Yds TD 5 0 311 2 198 1 217 0 211 0 141 0 1,083 3

Lg 5 31 31 73 31 27 73

2014 Western Carolina Maryland NC State UConn Wisconsin East Carolina Tulsa Cincinnati SMU Memphis UCF Totals

C-A-I 9-26-1 1-1-0 4-16-0 10-18-1 8-19-1 21-41-1 17-26-1 11-19-2 9-16-0 21-35-0 11-25-0 122-242-7

Yds TD 181 0 12 0 82 1 113 1 173 0 257 1 272 3 92 0 106 2 244 0 107 0 1,639 8

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26 at Houston, 10/31/13 41 at Houston, 10/31/13 311 at Houston, 10/31/13 3 at Tulsas, 10/18/14

2015 (r-Jr.): Williams started all 14 games at right tackle for the Hilltoppers, anchoring the right side of an offensive line that finished the year No. 19 nationally in Sacks Allowed, with just 16 despite 554 dropbacks, the seventh-best percentage nationally and second among teams with 500 or more passing attempts. The line also paved the way for a sixth-consecutive 1,000-yard rusher and broke the school Total Offense record for the third consecutive season. 2014 (r-So.): Williams started 10 straight games at right guard after being limited early in the season due to injury. He protected QB Brandon Doughty during his record-breaking season, and helped pave the way for 2,018 all-purpose yards from running back Leon Allen. Williams rotated in at guard with Joe Manley and also some at right tackles with Cameron Clemmons. 2013 (r-Fr.): Williams saw action in seven games this season, starting the final three at right tackle after senior Ed Hazelett went down due to a foot injury. Williams was one of three redshirt freshman to start along the offensive line the final three games of the season, matching up with Forrest Lamp and Max Halpin. 2012 (Fr.): Williams redshirted his first season on The Hill.

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HS/Misc.: Williams was rated as a two-star recruit out of high school by both Rivals.com and 247Sports.com. He finished his career at West Laurens High School starting 31-consecutive games at offensive tackle. He lettered all four years in football and basketball.

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HS/Misc.: Whyte brought a KHSAA 4A state championship from Collins HS after playing for coach Jerry Lucas. Whyte turned in a stellar senior season, finishing with 200 tackles and three sacks, giving him 466 career tackles, nine forced fumbles and four interceptions. He earned AP First Team All-State honors and Lexington-Herald Leader’s Class of the Commonwealth. Whyte was also a Best of the Bluegrass AllStar and was named to the First Team All-District team. He was rated as the No. 16 prospect in Kentucky by 247Sports.com while Scout and Rivals ranked him as a two-star prospect.

Darrell Williams, Jr. 6-6, 310, r-Sr. Offensive Line West Laurens HS Dublin, Ga.

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2014 (r-So.): Whyte saw action in 13 games and tallied 22 tackles as one of WKU’s top special teamers. Of his 22 tackles, 13 came on kickoff and punt return. Whyte’s best day came against Miami (Ohio) when he had five tackles (two solo) and a tackle for loss, the first of his career. He added one pass breakup at Rice.

HS/Misc.: The state’s top defensive end prospect, Heath Wiggins joined the Tops following a KHSAA Class 5A runnerup season at Graves County High School for coach Lance Gregory. Wiggins led his team with 86 total tackles (37 solo). Wiggins is rated the No. 8 DE in the Midwest Region by Scout. com and the No. 14 prospect overall in the state by 247Sports. com. Scout.com also rated Wiggins a three-star prospect. Wiggins was named to the Associated Press and CourierJournal All-State First Team defensive squad for his play.

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Masai Whyte 6-0, 220, r-So. Linebacker Collins HS Shelbyville, Ky.

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74 Tyler Witt 6-2, 295, Fr. Offensive Line Joliet Catholic Academy Joliet, Ill. HS/Misc.: Tyler Witt comes to the Hill from Joliet Catholic Academy where he played for coach Daniel Sharp. Joliet, also known as the Hilltoppers, went 10-2 in 2015. Witt was named to the Class 5A All-State team by the Illinois Football Coaches Association, Chicago Sun-Times AllArea team, All-USA Illinois second team by USA Today and Special Mention on The News-Gazette All-State team. Witt is ranked as a two-star prospect by Scout.com.

19 Deon Yelder 6-4, 240, r-Jr. Tight End Southern HS Lexington, Ky. 2015 (r-So.): Yelder saw action in the final four games of the season, primarily on special teams coverage and as a reserve tight end. 2014 (r-Fr.): Yelder did not see any action this year on The Hill. 2013 (Fr.): Yelder redshirted his first season on The Hill. HS/Misc.: Yelder prepped at Southern High School for coach Chad Lyons. Yelder was also a star guard on the basketball team.

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2015 Final Statistics TEAM STATISTICS

WKU OPP SCORING 620 363 Points Per Game 44.3 25.9 Points Off Turnovers 117 70 FIRST DOWNS 349 289 Rushing 120 126 Passing 210 139 Penalty 19 24 RUSHING YARDAGE 2159 2326 Yards gained rushing 2416 2643 Yards lost rushing 257 317 Rushing Attempts 464 525 Average Per Rush 4.7 4.4 Average Per Game 154.2 166.1 TDs Rushing 30 17 PASSING YARDAGE 5211 3355 Comp-Att-Int 398-554-9 254-472-17 Average Per Pass 9.4 7.1 Average Per Catch 13.1 13.2 Average Per Game 372.2 239.6 TDs Passing 50 28 TOTAL OFFENSE 7370 5681 Total Plays 1018 997 Average Per Play 7.2 5.7 Average Per Game 526.4 405.8 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 39-823 96-1832 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 18-136 18-132 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 17-133 9-121 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 21.1 19.1 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 7.6 7.3 INT RETURN AVERAGE 7.8 13.4 FUMBLES-LOST 17-8 24-14 PENALTIES-Yards 83-810 74-654 Average Per Game 57.9 46.7 PUNTS-Yards 52-2110 66-2616 Average Per Punt 40.6 39.6 Net punt average 37.3 37.3 KICKOFFS-Yards 108-6149 64-3833 Average Per Kick 56.9 59.9 Net kick average 37.7 38.8 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 30:11 29:49 3RD-DOWN Conversions 88/184 70/199 3rd-Down Pct 48% 35% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 12/21 22/36 4th-Down Pct 57% 61% SACKS BY-Yards 26-158 16-128 MISC YARDS -5 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 82 48 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 15-16 10-16 ON-SIDE KICKS 1-1 1-7 RED-ZONE SCORES (64-73) 88% (38-49) 78% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (53-73) 73% (30-49) 61% PAT-ATTEMPTS (79-80) 99% (45-45) 100% ATTENDANCE 90936 241468 Games/Avg Per Game 5/18187 7/34495 Neutral Site Games 2/19268 SCORE BY QUARTERS WKU Opponents

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

Wales, Anthony Ferby, D’Andre Allen, Leon Warr, Darmontre Davis, Anthony Grant, Antwane Norris, Nicholas Towner, Kylen Bush, Will Fant, Nacarius Eckels, Drew TEAM Taylor, Taywan Doughty, Brandon Total.......... Opponents......

GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Lg Avg/G 11 155 1098 7 1091 7.0 9 47 99.2 13 164 684 34 650 4.0 11 35 50.0 2 27 147 10 137 5.1 2 28 68.5 14 35 134 10 124 3.5 2 16 8.9 13 25 107 5 102 4.1 1 28 7.8 14 3 65 0 65 21.7 1 59 4.6 14 6 63 0 63 10.5 1 24 4.5 14 3 38 0 38 12.7 0 14 2.7 6 2 18 0 18 9.0 1 9 3.0 14 2 10 0 10 5.0 1 9 0.7 1 2 4 5 -1 -0.5 0 4 -1.0 6 6 0 7 -7 -1.2 0 0 -1.2 14 7 19 28 -9 -1.3 0 10 -0.6 14 27 29 151 -122 -4.5 1 11 -8.7 14 464 2416 257 2159 4.7 30 59 154.2 14 525 2643 317 2326 4.4 17 49 166.1

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G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G Doughty, Brandon 14 176.49 388-540-9 71.9 5055 48 78 361.1 Fishback, Nelson 6 161.00 7-8-0 87.5 70 0 16 11.7 Fant, Nacarius 14 499.47 2-3-0 66.7 76 2 69 5.4 Eckels, Drew 1 184.00 1-1-0 100.0 10 0 10 10.0 TEAM 6 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 Wales, Anthony 11 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 Total.......... 14 177.39 398-554-9 71.8 5211 50 78 372.2 Opponents...... 14 125.89 254-472-17 53.8 3355 28 69 239.6

RECEIVING G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G Taylor, Taywan 14 86 1467 17.1 17 78 104.8 Dangerfield, Jared 14 82 844 10.3 8 39 60.3 Norris, Nicholas 14 63 971 15.4 6 69 69.4 Grant, Antwane 14 55 701 12.7 7 45 50.1 Higbee, Tyler 9 38 563 14.8 8 65 62.6 Wales, Anthony 11 27 225 8.3 2 30 20.5 Fant, Nacarius 14 13 159 12.2 0 30 11.4 Gorski, Tim 14 10 119 11.9 1 24 8.5 Ferby, D’Andre 13 9 33 3.7 0 9 2.5 Allen, Leon 2 5 72 14.4 0 53 36.0 Scott, Devin 14 3 14 4.7 0 11 1.0 Warr, Darmontre 14 2 16 8.0 0 9 1.1 Davis, Anthony 13 2 5 2.5 0 3 0.4 Bush, Will 6 1 8 8.0 0 8 1.3 Fant, George 12 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.6 Doughty, Brandon 14 1 7 7.0 1 7 0.5 Total.......... 14 398 5211 13.1 50 78 372.2 Opponents...... 14 254 3355 13.2 28 69 239.6 TOTAL OFFENSE

Doughty, Brandon Wales, Anthony Ferby, D’Andre Allen, Leon Warr, Darmontre Davis, Anthony Fant, Nacarius Fishback, Nelson Grant, Antwane Norris, Nicholas Towner, Kylen Bush, Will Eckels, Drew TEAM Taylor, Taywan Total.......... Opponents......

G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G 14 567 -122 5055 4933 352.4 11 156 1091 0 1091 99.2 13 164 650 0 650 50.0 2 27 137 0 137 68.5 14 35 124 0 124 8.9 13 25 102 0 102 7.8 14 5 10 76 86 6.1 6 8 0 70 70 11.7 14 3 65 0 65 4.6 14 6 63 0 63 4.5 14 3 38 0 38 2.7 6 2 18 0 18 3.0 1 3 -1 10 9 9.0 6 7 -7 0 -7 -1.2 14 7 -9 0 -9 -0.6 14 1018 2159 5211 7370 526.4 14 997 2326 3355 5681 405.8


2015 Final Statistics ALL PURPOSE

G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G Taylor, Taywan 14 -9 1467 0 0 0 1458 104.1 Wales, Anthony 11 1091 225 0 0 0 1316 119.6 Norris, Nicholas 14 63 971 0 0 0 1034 73.9 Towner, Kylen 14 38 0 99 758 0 895 63.9 Dangerfield, Jared 14 0 844 0 0 0 844 60.3 Grant, Antwane 14 65 701 0 0 0 766 54.7 Ferby, D’Andre 13 650 33 0 0 0 683 52.5 Higbee, Tyler 9 0 563 0 0 0 563 62.6 Fant, Nacarius 14 10 159 37 7 0 213 15.2 Allen, Leon 2 137 72 0 0 0 209 104.5 Davis, Anthony 13 102 5 0 48 0 155 11.9 Warr, Darmontre 14 124 16 0 0 0 140 10.0 Gorski, Tim 14 0 119 0 0 0 119 8.5 Terry, Wonderful 12 0 0 0 0 92 92 7.7 Bush, Will 6 18 8 0 0 0 26 4.3 Holt, Nick 14 0 0 0 0 23 23 1.6 Leston, Branden 14 0 0 0 0 16 16 1.1 Scott, Devin 14 0 14 0 0 0 14 1.0 Johnson, Shaquille 14 0 0 0 10 0 10 0.7 Fant, George 12 0 7 0 0 0 7 0.6 Brown, Joe 13 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 Eckels, Drew 1 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -1.0 TEAM 6 -7 0 0 0 0 -7 -1.2 Doughty, Brandon 14 -122 7 0 0 0 -115 -8.2 Total.......... 14 2159 5211 136 823 133 8462 604.4 Opponents...... 14 2326 3355 132 1832 121 7766 554.7

PUNT RETURNS

Towner, Kylen Fant, Nacarius Total.......... Opponents......

KICK RETURNS

FUMBLE RETURNS

No. Yds Avg TD Long 1 26 26.0 0 26 1 6 6.0 0 6 2 32 16.0 0 26 0 0 0.0 0 0

FG SEQUENCE

WKU OPPONENTS Vanderbilt - 28,(49),(26) LA Tech (39),(25),(46),(29) (37) Indiana 37 (27) Miami (Ohio) - Rice - (27) Middle Tennessee (31),(34),(29) North Texas (25),(43) LSU - (34),(43) Old Dominion (39),(31) (28) FAU - (20),(21),47 FIU - 38 Marshall (38),(29) 40 Southern Miss (37) USF (39) 43,54 Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 50+ Blkd Collins, Jake 37 1542 41.7 59 1 5 14 7 0 Occhipinti, Joseph 15 568 37.9 49 1 2 3 0 0 Total.......... 52 2110 40.6 59 2 7 17 7 0 Opponents...... 66 2616 39.6 64 1 28 21 11 0 KICKOFFS Nuss, Ryan Collins, Jake Total.......... Opponents...... 2015 RESULTS

Yds 3649 2500 6149 3833

Avg TB OB Retn Net YdLn 57.0 8 1 56.8 2 1 56.9 10 2 19.1 37.7 27 59.9 21 4 21.1 38.8 26

OPPONENT at Vanderbilt LA Tech* at Indiana Miami (Ohio) at Rice* Middle Tennessee* at North Texas* at LSU at Old Dominion* Florida Atlantic (HC)* at FIU* Marshall* Southern Miss^ vs. South Florida%

W/L W W L W W W W L W W W W W W

SCORE ATTEND 14-12 30,307 41-38 17,515 35-38 44,823 56-14 20,320 49-10 20,124 58-28 16,993 55-28 10,155 20-48 101,561 55-30 20,118 35-19 18,421 63-7 14,380 49-28 17,687 45-28 16,823 45-35 21,712

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No. 64 44 108 64

UNIVERSIT Y

No. Yds Avg TD Long 4 0 0.0 0 0 3 23 7.7 0 23 2 92 46.0 1 92 1 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 1 2 2.0 0 2 1 0 0.0 0 0 1 16 16.0 0 16 1 0 0.0 0 0 17 133 7.8 1 92 9 121 13.4 1 40

FGM-FGA Pct 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk Schwettman, G. 15-16 93.8 0-0 5-5 8-9 2-2 0-0 46 1

HISTORY

Iworah, Prince Charles Holt, Nick Terry, Wonderful Johnson, Leverick Farris, DeAndre Simmons, De’Andre Ward, Marcus Brown, Joe Newton, Nick Leston, Branden McCollum, T.J. Total.......... Opponents......

Yds Avg TD Long 758 23.7 1 98 48 12.0 0 28 10 10.0 0 10 7 7.0 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 823 21.1 1 98 1727 19.2 1 97

FIELD GOALS

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INTERCEPTIONS

No. 32 4 1 1 1 39 90

|------ PATs ------| TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points Schwettman, Garrett 0 15-16 79-80 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 124 Taylor, Taywan 17 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 102 Ferby, D’Andre 11 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0 68 Wales, Anthony 11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 66 Grant, Antwane 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 48 Higbee, Tyler 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 48 Dangerfield, Jared 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 48 Norris, Nicholas 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 42 Warr, Darmontre 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Allen, Leon 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Doughty, Brandon 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2-2 0 0 12 Fant, Nacarius 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0 8 Gorski, Tim 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Davis, Anthony 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Terry, Wonderful 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Bush, Will 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Towner, Kylen 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Total.......... 82 15-16 79-80 0-0 2 2-2 0 0 620 Opponents...... 48 10-16 45-45 0-1 0 0-2 0 0 363

HILLTOPPERS

Brown, Dejon Leston, Branden Total.......... Opponents......

Yds Avg TD Long 99 7.1 0 32 37 9.2 0 37 136 7.6 0 37 132 7.3 1 91

SCORING

GENERAL

Towner, Kylen Davis, Anthony Johnson, Shaquille Fant, Nacarius Scott, Devin Total.......... Opponents......

No. 14 4 18 18

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2015 Final Statistics DEFENSIVE STATS

|-------Tackles-------|

|-Fumbles-|

Blkd

Rcv-Yds FF

Kick

Saf

.

.

.

.

.

3-0

2

.

.

2

1-26

2

.

.

8

1

.

2

.

.

.

1

2

.

1

.

.

.

4-0

11

.

.

.

.

.

6.0-18

2.5-14

.

1

2

.

.

.

.

37

1.5-4

.

1-2

9

.

.

.

.

.

34

5.0-21

2.0-16

.

3

3

1-0

.

.

.

.

1-0 1

GP

6

14

69 37

106

11.5-30

3.0-14

1-0

3

2

1-0

1

31 Leston, Branden

14

70 26

96

3.0-13

.

1-16

3

1

1-6

10 Holt, Nick

14

55 35

90

7.5-35

4.0-27

3-23

4

1

17 Brown, Dejon

14

43 19

62

7.0-28

2.0-6

.

2

8

14

37 20

57

7.5-41

2.0-21

1-0

72 Overstreet, Derik

14

31 17

48

9.0-21

2.0-11

30 Iworah, Prince Charles

14

35

7

42

1.0-2

88 Rocker, Gavin

14

20 19

39

7

Brown, Joe

13

24 13

3

Morris, Jontavius

14

16 18

5 Terry, Wonderful

12

30 4 34

1.0-1

9

13

17 13

30

3.5-20

1.5-12

.

.

2

.

13 Newton, Nick

12

15

7

22

2.5-7

1.0-3

1-0

1

2

25 Whyte, Masai

13

12 10

22

1.0-3

.

.

1

.

4

Iyiegbuniwe, Joel

14

14

5

19

1.0-2

1.0-2

.

.

92 Brown, Ge’Monee

14

11

8

19

2.5-7

0.5-1

.

34 Davis, Drew

14

12

6

18

.

.

94 Shorter, Bryan

13

7

10

17

2.0-6

23 Simmons, De’Andre

14

12

5

17

1.0-2

McCollum, T.J.

Ward, Marcus

Bryant, Omarius

Solo Ast Total

|-Sacks-| |---Pass Def---|

TFL/Yds

No-Yards Int-Yds BrUp

.

2-92 5

QBH

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.

2-0

1

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1

1-0

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1-0

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.

1.0-4

.

1

.

1-0

.

.

.

.

1-0

1

.

.

.

.

.

29 Johnson, Leverick 12 12 4 16 1.0-7 1.0-7 1-0 . . . . . . 11 Reeves, Tanner

14

11

5

16

4.5-20

1.5-15

.

.

1

1-0

1

.

.

54 Bertram, Daeshawn

14

8

7

15

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

18 Johnson, Shaquille

14

11

3

14

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

42 Farris, DeAndre

13

9

4

13

1.0-3

.

1-0

.

.

.

.

.

.

2S Greene, Drell

11

9

3

12

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

27 Mims, Martavius

8

9

1

10

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

81 Towner, Kylen

14

5

3

8

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

48 Robinson, Kalvin

10

2

5

7

1.5-6

1.0-5

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

20 Roush, Nathan

11

3

3

6

0.5-1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

24 Duclos, Devante

8

3

1

4

1.0-1

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

49 Collins, Jake

12

3

.

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

20 Wales, Anthony

11

.

3

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

22 Coleman, Forrest

5

3

.

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

98 Terrell, Devante

4

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

47 Dowling, Nolan

14

1

1

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

55 Sayner, Evan

5

1

1

2

.

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

76 Lamp, Forrest

14

2

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

44 Fant, George

12

.

2

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

32 Ferby, D’Andre

13

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

2

Taylor, Taywan

14

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

3

Grant, Antwane

14

.

1

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

17 Brown, Stephon

9

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

21 Dangerfield, Jared

14

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

79 Manley, Joe

14

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

22 Scott, Devin

14

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

28 Davis, Anthony

13

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

26 Warr, Darmontre

14

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

41 Vaughan, Blair

7

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

Fant, Nacarius

14

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Total..........

14

634 326 960

83-299

26-158

17-133 56

20

14-32

12

.

.

Opponents......

14

616 354 970

68.0-262

16-128

9-121 36

23

8-0

9

1

.

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2015 Final Statistics

2016 FOOTBALL

GAME-BY-GAME PASSING

#12 Brandon Doughty at Vanderbilt Louisiana Tech at Indiana Miami (Ohio) at Rice Middle Tennessee at North Texas at LSU at Old Dominion FAU at FIU Marshall Southern Miss vs. South Florida TOTALS

Att Comp Int Pct Yards 30 19 0 63.3 209 38 28 0 73.7 441 46 35 2 76.1 484 41 33 0 80.5 457 38 28 0 73.7 409 36 28 1 77.8 359 37 26 1 70.3 350 61 37 1 60.7 325 28 21 0 75.0 276 29 24 1 82.8 280 21 16 0 76.2 224 39 27 0 69.2 370 52 34 1 65.4 410 44 32 2 72.7 461 540 388 9 71.9 5055

#9 Nelson Fishback Miami (Ohio) at Rice at North Texas at Old Dominion TOTALS

Att Comp Int Pct Yards TD 1 1 0 100.0 7 0 1 1 0 100.0 15 0 5 4 0 80.0 40 0 1 1 0 100.0 8 0 8 7 0 87.5 70 0

Long Sack 7 0 15 0 16 0 8 0 16 0

Effic 158.8 226.0 147.2 167.2 161.0

#1 Nacarius Fant Middle Tennessee FAU vs. South Florida TOTALS

Att Comp Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack 1 1 0 100.0 69 1 69 0 1 1 0 100.0 7 1 7 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 66.7 76 2 69 0

Effic 1009.6 488.8 0.0 499.5

#4 Drew Eckels at North Texas

Att 1

Effic 184.0

#20 Anthony Wales Marshall

Att Comp Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack Effic 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0

RUSHING GAME-BY-GAME

No-Yds/TD VU

Comp 1

Int 0

Pct 100.0

Yards 10

TD Long Sack 1 65 2 1 53 1 3 78 0 6 59 3 4 65 0 5 59 1 4 56 0 3 39 1 3 54 1 4 44 0 3 73 1 5 35 3 3 54 0 3 69 2 48 78 15

TD 0

Long 10

Sack 1

Effic 132.9 179.9 177.3 222.4 198.8 201.8 180.0 118.4 193.2 202.5 212.9 191.2 146.8 174.1 176.5

NT LSU ODU FAU FIU MAR USM USF

RECEIVING GAME-BY-GAME

No-Yds/TD VU

LT

IU

MIA RICE MT

NT LSU ODU FAU FIU MAR USM USF

HISTORY UNIVERSIT Y

Taylor, T. 86-1467/17 3-40/0 5-97/1 9-196/1 9-154/2 6-84/1 6-120/3 7-134/2 10-103/1 5-29/0 5-94/2 3-100/1 3-47/1 8-165/2 7-104/0 Norris, N. 63-971/6 3-19/0 2-53/0 4-83/0 4-63/0 3-79/0 6-148/1 3-19/0 7-52/0 5-117/1 5-46/0 4-50/1 7-75/1 5-47/0 5-120/2 Dangerfield, J. 82-844/8 - 4-44/0 6-59/1 11-148/1 8-95/1 7-41/1 6-73/1 8-75/0 4-37/2 6-48/0 4-22/0 3-46/0 9-64/0 6-92/1 Grant, A. 55-701/7 5-29/0 4-73/0 3-29/0 2-28/1 3-51/1 5-49/0 2-24/0 4-66/1 3-27/0 5-57/1 2-37/1 4-77/1 6-73/1 7-81/0 Higbee, T. 38-563/8 4-102/1 7-88/0 11-109/1 4-55/2 2-54/1 2-51/1 1-4/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP 6-92/2 1-8/0 DNP Wales, A. 27-225/2 DNP DNP DNP - 2-0/0 1-6/0 5-66/1 3-5/1 1-13/0 - 2-8/0 3-25/0 5-53/0 5-49/0 Fant, N. 13-159/0 - 1-14/0 - 1-4/0 3-58/0 - 4-56/0 2-6/0 1-9/0 - - - - 1-12/0 Gorski, T. 10-119/1 - - - 1-4/0 - 1-2/0 1-8/0 2-19/0 2-44/0 2-35/1 1-7/0 - - Allen, L. 5-72/0 4-19/0 1-53/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Ferby, D. 9-33/0 - 3-16/0 1-6/0 1-1/0 1-3/0 - DNP 1--1/0 - 1-0/0 - 1-8/0 - Warr, D. 2-16/0 - - - - - - 2-16/0 - - - - - - Scott, D. 3-14/0 - - - - 1-0/0 1-11/0 - - - - - - - 1-3/0 Bush, W. 1-8/0 DNP DNP DNP - - - - DNP 1-8/0 DNP - DNP DNP DNP Fant, G. 1-7/0 - - - 1-7/0 - - - - - DNP - - - DNP Doughty, B. 1-7/1 - - - - - - - - - 1-7/1 - - - Davis, A. 2-5/0 - 1-3/0 1-2/0 - - - - - - - - - - DNP

2015 REVIEW

MIA RICE MT

HILLTOPPERS

IU

GENERAL

LT

Wales, A. 155-1091/9 DNP DNP DNP - 3-9/0 19-111/0 21-193/2 12-54/0 16-185/4 18-140/0 16-110/0 24-131/1 12-53/0 14-105/2 Ferby, D. 164-650/11 2-14/0 14-39/1 21-58/2 22-115/0 19-58/2 8-33/1 DNP 6-40/0 6-24/0 12-92/0 8-12/3 12-62/0 21-57/2 13-46/0 Allen, L. 27-137/2 15-56/1 12-81/1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Warr, D. 35-124/2 - - 1-5/0 1-2/0 6-2/1 4-10/0 7-38/1 3-10/0 6-6/0 - 7-51/0 - - Davis, A. 25-102/1 - 2-29/0 2-8/0 5-13/1 1-4/0 7-18/0 5-9/0 1-9/0 - - 2-12/0 - - DNP Grant, A. 3-65/1 - - - - - 1-0/0 - - - - 1-59/1 - - 1-6/0 Norris, N. 6-63/1 - - - 1-4/1 - - 1-12/0 - 2-30/0 2-17/0 - - - Towner, K. 3-38/0 - - - - - - 2-26/0 - - - 1-12/0 - - Bush, W. 2-18/1 DNP DNP DNP - 1-9/0 - - DNP - DNP 1-9/1 DNP DNP DNP Fant, N. 2-10/1 - - - - - - 1-1/0 - - - - - - 1-9/1 Eckels, D. 2--1/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 2--1/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP TEAM 6--7/0 DNP 1--1/0 DNP DNP 2--2/0 DNP DNP - DNP 1--2/0 DNP 2--2/0 DNP Taylor, T. 7--9/0 - 2-2/0 1-2/0 - - - - - - 2--20/0 - 1-10/0 1--3/0 Doughty, B. 27--122/1 5--32/0 3--6/0 1-11/0 3--29/0 - 1--7/0 1-5/0 1--10/0 1--6/0 - 1--12/0 4--25/0 2-4/1 4--15/0

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2015 Final Statistics GAME-BY-GAME TACKLES

UA-A

McCollum, T.J.

69-37 106 5-3 4-5 7-3 5-2 4-3 5-4 2-2 3-1 8-5 5-0 8-4 4-2 3-3 6-0

TOT VU LT

IU MIA RICE MT NT LSU ODU FAU FIU MAR USM USF

Leston, Branden

70-26

96 3-3 6-0 8-3 3-2 6-1 4-1 1-4 8-1 6-7 9-0 2-1 4-1 5-2 5-0

Holt, Nick LB

55-35

90 4-3 2-4 8-4 5-2 5-2 3-1 0-3 5-2 6-6 3-3 2-3 4-0 3-1 5-1

Brown, Dejon

43-19

62 - 1-1 4-2 1-2 1-0 4-0 4-0 5-4 0-2 9-4 4-1 3-0 3-1 4-2

Ward, Marcus

37-20

57 5-0 6-5 2-4 0-1 2-0 5-2 2-0 1-2 0-1 3-0 0-2 6-1 3-1 2-1

Overstreet, Derik

31-17

48 2-2 2-2 4-1 1-2 0-1 1-2 2-0 2-2 6-1 2-0 3-1 2-1 1-1 3-1

Iworah, Prince Charles 35-7

42 1-1 3-1 3-1 2-2 5-0 4-0 1-0 3-0 1-2 3-0 3-0 - 3-0 3-0

Rocker, Gavin

20-19

39 2-5 3-2 1-1 4-0 - 1-1 2-2 1-2 0-1 - 1-2 1-0 3-2 1-1

Brown, Joe

24-13

37 2-2 3-4 5-4 DNP 2-0 2-0 1-0 2-2 - 2-0 - 3-0 2-1 -

Terry, Wonderful

30-4

34 1-1 1-0 DNP DNP 3-0 6-0 4-1 1-0 1-0 4-1 - 3-0 2-0 4-1

Morris, Jontavius

16-18 34 2-3 - 2-7 - 1-0 0-1 1-0 - 2-3 2-2 - 3-0 3-1 0-1

Bryant, Omarius

17-13

30 1-3 - 3-1 DNP - 0-1 1-0 3-2 0-1 3-0 0-1 0-2 3-1 3-1

Newton, Nick

15-7

22 3-1 3-1 2-1 2-0 1-1 2-1 1-1 - 0-1 -

Whyte, Masai

12-10 22 - 2-0 - 2-3 1-3 1-0 3-1 - 2-0 - 0-3 - DNP 1-0

Brown, Ge’Monee

11-8

Iyiegbuniwe, Joel

14-5 19 1-0 2-0 2-1 3-2 - 1-0 1-0 1-0 - - 3-1 - - 0-1

Davis, Drew

12-6 18 1-0 0-1 3-0 1-1 1-0 - 1-2 - 2-1 - 1-1 1-0 - 1-0

Shorter, Bryan

7-10 17 2-2 - 1-0 1-1 - - DNP 0-1 0-2 2-3 1-0 - - 0-1

- DNP DNP 1-0

19 1-0 0-2 1-0 - 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 0-2 - 1-1 2-1 2-1 1-0

Simmons, De’Andre 12-5 17 0-1 5-0 1-0 1-1 - 1-0 1-0 - 1-2 - 1-1 - - 1-0 Johnson, Leverick

12-4 16 DNP 0-1 DNP 1-0 3-1 - 2-2 - 1-0 1-0 - 2-0 1-0 1-0

Reeves, Tanner

11-5 16 2-0 - 1-1 1-1 1-1 - 1-0 - 1-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 0-2 -

Bertram, Daeshawn

8-7

15 - 1-0 - 1-2 0-2 1-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 0-1 - 1-0 -

Johnson, Shaquille

11-3

14 1-0 - 1-0 1-0 3-1 1-1 0-1 -

Farris, DeAndre

9-4

13 1-0 - - 4-0 DNP 1-1 1-1 - 0-1 1-0 1-1 - - -

-

-

- 3-0 1-0

Greene, Drell

9-3

12 DNP DNP DNP - 1-0 1-0 0-1 -

Mims, Martavius

9-1

10 2-0 2-0 -

Towner, Kylen

5-3

8 - - - 2-0 - 0-1 - - 0-1 - 1-1 1-0 1-0 -

Robinson, Kalvin

2-5

7 1-0 0-1 - DNP DNP - 1-1 0-1 - 0-1 0-1 DNP DNP -

Roush, Nathan

3-3 6 DNP DNP DNP - - - 3-3 - - - - - - -

Duclos, Devante

3-1

Wales, Anthony

0-3 3 DNP DNP DNP 0-3 - - - - - - - - - -

Coleman, Forrest

3-0

Collins, Jake

3-0 3 - DNP DNP - - - - - - - - 2-0 - 1-0

Dowling, Nolan

1-1 2 - - - 1-0 - - - - - - - - - 0-1

Fant, George

0-2 2 - - - - - - 0-2 - - DNP - - - DNP

Terrell, Devante

2-0

2

Sayner, Evan

1-1

2 DNP DNP DNP -

Lamp, Forrest

2-0 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-0

Manley, Joe

1-0 1 - - - - - - 1-0 - - - - - - -

Ferby, D’Andre

1-0 1 - - 1-0 - - - DNP - - - - - - -

Brown, Stephon

1-0 1 DNP - DNP 1-0 - - - - - - DNP DNP DNP -

Vaughan, Blair

1-0

Davis, Anthony

1-0 1 - - - - 1-0 - - - - - - - - DNP

Warr, Darmontre

1-0 1 - - - - - 1-0 - - - - - - - -

Scott, Devin

1-0 1 - - - - 1-0 - - - - - - - - -

Dangerfield, Jared

1-0 1 - - - - - - 1-0 - - - - - - -

Fant, Nacarius

1-0 1 - 1-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Taylor, Taywan

1-0 1 - - 1-0 - - - - - - - - - - -

Grant, Antwane

0-1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-1 -

86

-

-

- 2-2 1-0 1-0 3-0

- 2-0 DNP 1-1 1-0 DNP DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP

4 1-0 - DNP 1-1 1-0 DNP DNP - DNP - - DNP DNP 3 DNP DNP DNP 1-0 1-0

- DNP DNP 1-0

-

1-0

- DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

- DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP 1-0 DNP 0-1 DNP -

- DNP DNP DNP DNP

1 DNP - DNP - - - - 1-0 DNP DNP - DNP DNP DNP

2015 Conference USA Champions


2015 Final Statistics

2016 FOOTBALL

GAME-BY-GAME SACKS

UA-A TOT VU LT IU MIA RICE MT NT LSU ODU FAU FIU MAR USM USF Holt, Nick 4-0 4.0 - - - 1.0-1 - - - - 3.0-26 - - - - McCollum, T.J. 3-0 3.0 - - - 1.0-1 1.0-2 - - 1.0-11 - - - - - Rocker, Gavin 2-1 2.5 - - - 1.0-4 - - - - - - 1.5-10 - - Ward, Marcus 2-0 2.0 - - - - - 1.0-19 - - - - - - 1.0-2 Morris, Jontavius 2-0 2.0 - - - - - - - - - 1.0-7 - 1.0-9 - Brown, Dejon 2-0 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - 1.0-2 - 1.0-4 Overstreet, Derik 2-0 2.0 - - - - - - - - - - - 2.0-11 - Bryant, Omarius 1-1 1.5 - - - DNP - - - - - - - - 1.5-12 Reeves, Tanner 1-1 1.5 - - - - 1.0-10 - - - - - - - 0.5-5 Shorter, Bryan 1-0 1.0 - - - - - - DNP - - - 1.0-4 - - Newton, Nick 1-0 1.0 - 1.0-3 - - - - - - - - - DNP DNP Iyiegbuniwe, Joel 1-0 1.0 - - - - - - 1.0-2 - - - - - - Johnson, Leverick 1-0 1.0 DNP - DNP - 1.0-7 - - - - - - - - Robinson, Kalvin 1-0 1.0 1.0-5 - - DNP DNP - - - - - - DNP DNP Brown, Ge’Monee 0-1 0.5 - - - - - - - - - - 0.5-1 - - -

GAME-BY-GAME TACKLES FOR LOSS

GENERAL

UA-A TOT VU LT IU MIA RICE MT NT LSU ODU FAU FIU MAR USM USF McCollum, T.J. 11-1 11.5 - - - 3.0-5 1.5-3 - - 1.0-11 - 1.0-2 4.0-7 - 1.0-2 Overstreet, Derik 7-4 9.0 0.5-0 - 1.0-4 - 0.5-1 1.0-1 - - 2.0-2 - - 2.0-11 - 2.0-2 Holt, Nick 6-3 7.5 - 1.0-2 - 2.0-2 - - 0.5-2 0.5-2 3.5-27 - - - - Ward, Marcus 7-1 7.5 1.0-1 2.0-11 - - - 2.5-21 - - - - - 1.0-6 1.0-2 Brown, Dejon 7-0 7.0 - - 1.0-2 - - - 2.0-17 - - - 2.0-3 - 2.0-6 Rocker, Gavin 5-2 6.0 1.0-1 - - 2.0-5 - - 1.5-2 - - - 1.5-10 - - Morris, Jontavius 4-2 5.0 1.0-2 - 1.0-1 - - 0.5-2 - - 0.5-0 1.0-7 - 1.0-9 - Reeves, Tanner 4-1 4.5 - - 1.0-2 - 1.0-10 - - - - - 1.0-1 1.0-2 0.5-5 Bryant, Omarius 3-1 3.5 - - - DNP - - - 1.0-5 - 1.0-3 - - 1.5-12 Leston, Branden 3-0 3.0 - - - - 1.0-2 - - 1.0-8 - 1.0-3 - - - Newton, Nick 2-1 2.5 0.5-1 2.0-6 - - - - - - - - - DNP DNP Brown, Ge’Monee 2-1 2.5 - - - - - - - - - - 0.5-1 1.0-1 - 1.0-5 Shorter, Bryan 2-0 2.0 1.0-2 - - - - - DNP - - - 1.0-4 - - Brown, Joe 1-1 1.5 - - - DNP - - 1.0-2 0.5-2 - - - - - Robinson, Kalvin 1-1 1.5 1.0-5 - - DNP DNP - 0.5-1 - - - - DNP DNP Johnson, Leverick 1-0 1.0 DNP - DNP - 1.0-7 - - - - - - - - Iworah, Prince Charles 1-0 1.0 - - - 1.0-2 - - - - - - - - - Terry, Wonderful 1-0 1.0 - - DNP DNP - - - - - - - 1.0-1 - Whyte, Masai 1-0 1.0 - - - 1.0-3 - - - - - - - - DNP Simmons, De’Andre 1-0 1.0 - - - - - - - - 1.0-2 - - - - Farris, DeAndre 1-0 1.0 - - - - DNP - 1.0-3 - - - - - - Duclos, Devante 1-0 1.0 - - DNP 1.0-1 - DNP DNP - DNP - - DNP DNP Iyiegbuniwe, Joel 1-0 1.0 - - - - - - 1.0-2 - - - - - - Roush, Nathan 0-1 0.5 DNP DNP DNP - - - 0.5-1 - - - - - - -

GAME-BY-GAME PUNT RETURNS

No.-Yds VU LT IU MIA RICE MT NT LSU ODU FAU FIU MAR USM USF 14-99 - 3-37 - 2-16 1-12 1-14 2-9 1-8 - 1-7 2--6 1-2 - 4-37 - - - - - - - - - - - 1-2 1--2 2-37

HILLTOPPERS

Towner, Kylen Fant, Nacarius

GAME-BY-GAME KICK RETURNS

2015 REVIEW

No.-Yds VU LT IU MIA RICE MT NT LSU ODU FAU FIU MAR USM USF Towner, Kylen 32-758 2-45 2-132 - 2-41 2-41 3-78 - 7-125 2-15 3-82 1-19 - 3-85 5-95 Davis, Anthony 4-48 - 1-10 - - - - 1-28 - 1-5 - 1-5 - - DNP Johnson, Shaquille 1-10 - 1-10 - - - - - - - - - - - Fant, Nacarius 1-7 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-7 Scott, Devin 1-0 - - - - - - - - 1-0 - - - - -

GAME-BY-GAME INTERCEPTION RETURNS

UNIVERSIT Y OPPONENTS

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HISTORY

No.-Yds VU LT IU MIA RICE MT NT LSU ODU FAU FIU MAR USM USF Iworah, Prince Charles 4-0 - 1-0 - - 1-0 1-0 - - - - - - 1-0 Holt, Nick 3-23 1-0 - - - - - - - - - - 2-23 - Terry, Wonderful 2-92 - - DNP DNP 1-0 - - - - - 1-92 - - Ward, Marcus 1-0 - - - - - - 1-0 - - - - - - Leston, Branden 1-16 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-16 Brown, Joe 1-2 - - - DNP - - - - - - 1-2 - - Johnson, Leverick 1-0 DNP - DNP 1-0 - - - - - - - - - Newton, Nick 1-0 1-0 - - - - - - - - - - DNP DNP Simmons, De’Andre 1-0 - - - 1-0 - - - - - - - - - Farris, DeAndre 1-0 - - - 1-0 DNP - - - - - - - - McCollum, T.J. 1-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-0 -

87


2015 Final Statistics GAME-BY-GAME ALL-PURPOSE YARDS

TOTAL VU LT IU MIA RICE MT NT LSU ODU FAU FIU MAR USM USF Taylor, Taywan 1458 40 99 198 154 84 120 134 103 29 74 100 57 162 104 Wales, Anthony 1316 DNP DNP DNP - 9 117 259 59 198 140 118 156 106 154 Norris, Nicholas 1034 19 53 83 67 79 148 31 52 147 63 50 75 47 120 Towner, Kylen 895 45 169 - 57 53 92 35 133 15 89 25 2 85 95 Dangerfield, Jared 844 - 44 59 148 95 41 73 75 37 48 22 46 64 92 Grant, Antwane 766 29 73 29 28 51 49 24 66 27 57 96 77 73 87 Ferby, D’Andre 683 14 55 64 116 61 33 DNP 39 24 92 12 70 57 46 Higbee, Tyler 563 102 88 109 55 54 51 4 DNP DNP DNP DNP 92 8 DNP Fant, Nacarius 213 - 14 - 4 58 - 57 6 9 - - 2 -2 65 Allen, Leon 209 75 134 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Davis, Anthony 155 - 42 10 13 4 18 37 9 5 - 17 - - DNP Warr, Darmontre 140 - - 5 2 2 10 54 10 6 - 51 - - Gorski, Tim 119 - - - 4 - 2 8 19 44 35 7 - - Terry, Wonderful 92 - - DNP DNP - - - - - - 92 - - Bush, Will 26 DNP DNP DNP - 9 - - DNP 8 DNP 9 DNP DNP DNP Holt, Nick 23 - - - - - - - - - - - 23 - Leston, Branden 16 - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 Scott, Devin 14 - - - - - 11 - - - - - - - 3 Johnson, Shaquille 10 - 10 - - - - - - - - - - - Fant, George 7 - - - 7 - - - - - DNP - - - DNP Brown, Joe 2 - - - DNP - - - - - - 2 - - Eckels, Drew -1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP -1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP TEAM -7 - -1 - - -2 - - - - -2 - -2 - Doughty, Brandon -115 -32 -6 11 -29 - -7 5 -10 -6 7 -12 -25 4 -15

GAME-BY-GAME TEAM COMPARISON First Downs Rushing Opponent Score Total Rush Pass Pen Number-Yards Vanderbilt 14-12 11/20 4/9 7/9 0/2 22-38/42-176 LA Tech 41-38 24/28 6/6 18/19 0/3 34-144/31-223 Indiana 35-38 28/34 5/18 21/13 2/3 26-84/59-284 Miami (Ohio) 56-14 27/15 6/5 20/9 1/1 32-105/40-123 Rice 49-10 24/15 4/4 16/10 4/1 32-80/34-85 Middle Tenn. 58-28 24/22 8/7 14/13 2/2 40-165/30-123 North Texas 55-28 35/22 17/13 17/9 1/0 40-283/35-203 LSU 20-48 24/21 7/11 16/7 1/3 23-103/43-211 Old Dominion 55-30 22/20 9/11 12/9 1/0 31-239/37-147 FAU 35-19 25/24 14/12 10/9 1/3 35-227/43-198 FIU 63-7 23/10 14/5 8/2 1/3 37-253/29-73 Marshall 49-28 31/16 10/3 18/11 3/2 43-176/25-31 Southern Miss 45-28 24/14 7/6 16/8 1/0 36-111/32-159 South Florida 45-35 27/28 9/16 17/11 1/1 33-151/45-290 TOTALS

Passing Total Offense Return TurnComp-Att-Int Yards Plays-Yards Yards Overs 19-30-0/18-34-2 209/217 52-247/76-393 45/73 0/3 28-38-0/28-49-1 441/357 72-585/80-580 189/167 1/2 35-46-2/20-27-0 484/355 72-568/86-639 6/177 2/1 34-42-0/15-28-3 464/168 74-569/68-291 57/127 0/4 29-39-0/16-30-2 424/237 71-504/64-322 53/128 0/5 29-37-1/28-43-1 428/296 77-593/73-419 92/146 2/2 31-43-1/17-35-1 400/228 83-683/70-431 37/177 1/2 37-61-1/11-20-0 325/286 84-428/63-497 133/58 2/0 22-29-0/19-34-0 284/195 60-523/71-342 20/208 0/1 25-30-1/15-34-0 287/191 65-514/77-389 89/91 1/0 16-21-0/17-33-2 224/95 58-477/62-168 138/142 3/3 27-40-0/20-41-2 370/242 83-546/66-273 27/249 2/4 34-52-1/15-30-3 410/181 88-521/62-340 99/199 1/4 32-46-2/15-34-0 461/307 79-612/79-597 139/143 2/0

620-363 349/289 120/126 210/139 19/24 464-2159/525-2326 398-554-9/254-472-17 5211/3355 1018-7370/997-5681 1124/2085 17/31

Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM/OPPONENT for each category Opponent Vanderbilt LA Tech Indiana Miami (Ohio) Rice Middle Tennessee North Texas LSU Old Dominion FAU FIU Marshall Southern Miss South Florida TOTALS

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3rd Down 4th Down Time of TOP Avg Avg Avg Punting Penalties Conversions Conversions Possession Margin Yds/Rush Yds/Pass Yds/Play Number-Avg Number-Yards 2-11/7-18 0-0/2-3 23:21/36:39 -13:18 1.7/4.2 7.0/6.4 4.8/5.2 10-37.7/5-44.0 9-70/5-48 4-13/6-14 1-1/1-3 29:46/30:14 -0:28 4.2/7.2 11.6/7.3 8.1/7.2 4-33.5/4-42.5 10-105/5-40 5-11/8-12 2-3/0-2 26:24/33:36 -7:12 3.2/4.8 10.5/13.1 7.9/7.4 2-43.0/1-35.0 6-65/5-50 7-12/7-17 0-1/0-0 29:51/30:09 -0:18 3.3/3.1 11.0/6.0 7.7/4.3 4-41.8/6-39.0 6-50/6-36 5-11/4-15 0-0/1-1 32:03/27:57 4:06 2.5/2.5 10.9/7.9 7.1/5.0 6-41.8/7-43.0 3-20/8-70 11-18/4-14 1-1/2-4 35:07/24:53 10:14 4.1/4.1 11.6/6.9 7.7/5.7 1-53.0/5-26.8 3-35/4-41 9-14/5-13 0-1/1-1 33:54/26:06 7:48 7.1/5.8 9.3/6.5 8.2/6.2 2-50.5/7-39.1 7-55/5-37 5-15/6-12 1-4/0-0 29:11/30:49 -1:38 4.5/4.9 5.3/14.3 5.1/7.9 5-46.8/4-40.2 7-62/7-65 5-11/7-15 1-1/2-4 25:20/34:40 -9:20 7.7/4.0 9.8/5.7 8.7/4.8 1-27.0/3-35.3 1-5/2-20 8-11/5-16 2-2/6-7 28:20/31:40 -3:20 6.5/4.6 9.6/5.6 7.9/5.1 1-31.0/1-64.0 7-90/3-30 4-6/2-14 0-0/1-3 27:40/32:20 -4:40 6.8/2.5 10.7/2.9 8.2/2.7 2-51.0/6-37.7 5-70/4-33 8-16/3-12 1-1/2-2 35:11/24:49 10:22 4.1/1.2 9.2/5.9 6.6/4.1 5-37.0/6-43.8 8-102/6-65 11-20/5-13 1-3/1-2 35:03/24:57 10:06 3.1/5.0 7.9/6.0 5.9/5.5 3-36.3/4-37.8 2-15/5-52 4-15/1-14 2-3/3-4 31:28/28:32 2:56 4.6/6.4 10.0/9.0 7.7/7.6 6-42.2/7-39.6 9-66/9-67 88-184/70-199 12-21/22-36 422:39/417:21

2015 Conference USA Champions

5:18

4.7/4.4

9.4/7.1

7.2/5.7

52-40.6/66-39.6

810/654


2015 Final Statistics

2016 FOOTBALL

WKU INSIDE OPPONENT RED-ZONE

Times Times Total Rush Pass FGs |-------Failed to score inside RZ-------| Opponent Score In RZ Scored Pts TDs TDs TDs Made FGA Downs Int Fumb Half Game at Vanderbilt 14-12 3 2 14 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 LA Tech 41-38 4 3 14 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 at Indiana 35-38 6 4 28 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 Miami (Ohio) 56-14 8 7 49 7 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 at Rice 49-10 4 4 28 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Middle Tennessee 58-28 7 7 37 4 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 at North Texas 55-28 6 6 38 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at LSU 20-48 2 2 14 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Old Dominion 55-30 6 5 27 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 FAU 35-19 5 4 28 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 at FIU 63-7 5 5 35 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Marshall 49-28 8 7 42 5 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 vs Southern Miss 45-28 6 6 38 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 vs South Florida 45-35 3 2 14 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Totals 73 64 406 53 25 28 11 1 4 1 1 2 0 64 of 73 (87.7%)

OPPONENTS INSIDE WKU RED-ZONE

Times Times Total Rush Pass FGs |-------Failed to score inside RZ-------| Opponent Score In RZ Scored Pts TDs TDs TDs Made FGA Downs Int Fumb Half Game at Vanderbilt 14-12 5 2 9 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 LA Tech 41-38 6 5 31 4 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 at Indiana 35-38 5 3 17 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 Miami (Ohio) 56-14 2 2 14 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Rice 49-10 2 2 10 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Middle Tenn. 58-28 1 1 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at North Texas 55-28 4 3 21 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 at LSU 20-48 4 4 24 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Old Dominion 55-30 5 5 30 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 FAU 35-19 5 4 19 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 at FIU 63-7 2 1 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Marshall 49-28 2 2 14 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 vs Southern Miss 45-28 3 2 14 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 vs South Florida 45-35 3 2 14 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 49 38 231 30 13 17 8 2 4 2 2 1 0 38 of 49 (77.6%)

3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS GENERAL

Opponent Score Overall 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr OT Qtr at Vanderbilt 14-12 2-11 18.2% 1-4 25.0% 0-3 0.0% 1-3 33.3% 0-1 0.0% LA Tech 41-38 4-13 30.8% 2-3 66.7% 1-3 33.3% 1-4 25.0% 0-3 0.0% at Indiana 35-38 5-11 45.5% 0-4 0.0% 1-2 50.0% 1-2 50.0% 3-3 100.0% Miami (Ohio) 56-14 7-12 58.3% 2-3 66.7% 3-4 75.0% 0-2 0.0% 2-3 66.7% at Rice 49-10 5-11 45.5% 2-3 66.7% 0-2 0.0% 2-3 66.7% 1-3 33.3% Middle Tennessee 58-28 11-18 61.1% 1-1 100.0% 5-8 62.5% 1-3 33.3% 4-6 66.7% at North Texas 55-28 9-14 64.3% 4-5 80.0% 2-5 40.0% 1-1 100.0% 2-3 66.7% at LSU 20-48 5-15 33.3% 0-4 0.0% 2-4 50.0% 1-2 50.0% 2-5 40.0% at Old Dominion 55-30 5-11 45.5% 1-3 33.3% 2-2 100.0% 0-2 0.0% 2-4 50.0% FAU 35-19 8-11 72.7% 2-5 40.0% 1-1 100.0% 1-1 100.0% 4-4 100.0% at FIU 63-7 4-6 66.7% 1-2 50.0% 1-2 50.0% 2-2 100.0% 0-0 0.0% Marshall 49-28 8-16 50.0% 4-5 80.0% 3-4 75.0% 0-4 0.0% 1-3 33.3% vs Southern Miss 45-28 11-20 55.0% 1-3 33.3% 6-9 66.7% 2-5 40.0% 2-3 66.7% vs South Florida 45-35 4-15 26.7% 2-7 28.6% 0-4 0.0% 2-2 100.0% 0-2 0.0% WKU 88-184 47.8% 23-52 44.2% 27-53 50.9% 15-36 41.7% 23-43 53.5% 0-0 0.0% Opponents 70-199 35.2% 13-51 25.5% 24-57 42.1% 16-51 31.4% 17-40 42.5% 0-0 0.0%

HILLTOPPERS 2015 REVIEW HISTORY

4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS

OPPONENTS

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UNIVERSIT Y

Opponent Score Overall 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr OT Qtr at Vanderbilt 14-12 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% LA Tech 41-38 1-1 100.0% 1-1 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% at Indiana 35-38 2-3 66.7% 2-2 100.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% Miami (Ohio) 56-14 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% at Rice 49-10 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% Middle Tennessee 58-28 1-1 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 1-1 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% at North Texas 55-28 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% at LSU 20-48 1-4 25.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 1-3 33.3% at Old Dominion 55-30 1-1 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 1-1 100.0% FAU 35-19 2-2 100.0% 2-2 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% at FIU 63-7 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% Marshall 49-28 1-1 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 1-1 100.0% vs Southern Miss 45-28 1-3 33.3% 0-1 0.0% 1-1 100.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% vs South Florida 45-35 2-3 66.7% 2-3 66.7% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% WKU 12-21 57.1% 7-10 70.0% 2-4 50.0% 0-2 0.0% 3-5 60.0% 0-0 0.0% Opponents 22-36 61.1% 2-3 66.7% 6-9 66.7% 8-9 88.9% 6-15 40.0% 0-0 0.0%

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2015 Final Statistics OFFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME STARTERS

Opponent Vanderbilt LA Tech Indiana Miami Rice Middle Tennessee North Texas LSU Old Dominion Florida Atlantic FIU Marshall Southern Miss South Florida

WR WR LT Taylor Maxwell (TE) Lamp Grant Norris Lamp Grant Norris Lamp Grant Norris Lamp Grant Norris Lamp Grant Norris Lamp Grant Norris Lamp Grant Norris Lamp Grant Norris Lamp Grant Norris Lamp Grant Norris Lamp Grant Norris Lamp Grant Norris Lamp Grant Norris Lamp

LG C RG RT TE WR QB RB Ray Halpin Edwards Williams Higbee Gorski (TE) Doughty Allen Ray Halpin Manley Williams Higbee Dangerfield Doughty Allen Ray Halpin Edwards Williams Higbee Dangerfield Doughty Ferby Ray Halpin Edwards Williams Higbee Dangerfield Doughty Ferby Ray Halpin Edwards Williams Higbee Dangerfield Doughty Ferby Ray Halpin Edwards Williams Higbee Dangerfield Doughty Ferby Ray Halpin Edwards Williams Higbee Dangerfield Doughty Wales Ray Halpin Edwards Williams Taylor (WR) Dangerfield Doughty Wales Ray Halpin Edwards Williams Gorski Dangerfield Doughty Taylor (WR) Ray Halpin Edwards Williams Gorski Dangerfield Doughty Wales Ray Halpin Edwards Williams Gorski Dangerfield Doughty Taylor (WR) Ray Halpin Edwards Williams Higbee Dangerfield Doughty Wales Ray Halpin Edwards Williams Taylor (WR) Dangerfield Doughty Fant (WR) Ray Halpin Edwards Williams Scott Dangerfield Doughty Wales

DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME STARTERS

Opponent Vanderbilt LA Tech Indiana Miami Rice Middle Tennessee North Texas LSU Old Dominion Florida Atlantic FIU Marshall Southern Miss South Florida

End T T End LB LB CB Rocker Morris Shorter Overstreet Holt Newton Iworah Rocker Morris J. Brown (NK) Overstreet Holt Newton Iworah Rocker Morris Bryant Overstreet Holt Newton Iworah Rocker G. Brown Shorter Overstreet Holt Newton Iworah Rocker Morris Shorter Overstreet Holt D. Brown Iworah Rocker Morris Shorter Overstreet Holt D. Brown Iworah Rocker Morris J. Brown (NK) Overstreet Holt D. Brown Iworah Rocker Morris Bryant Overstreet Holt D. Brown Iworah Rocker Morris J. Brown (NK) Overstreet Holt Newton Iworah Rocker Morris Shorter Overstreet Holt D. Brown Iworah Rocker Morris Shorter Overstreet Holt D. Brown Iworah Rocker Morris Shorter Overstreet Holt D. Brown Iworah Rocker Morris Shorter Overstreet Holt D. Brown Iworah Rocker Morris Shorter Overstreet Holt D. Brown Iworah

GAME-BY-GAME NOTABLES

Opponent Captains Vanderbilt Higbee, Lamp, Holt, Rocker LA Tech Higbee, Lamp, Holt, Terry Indiana Higbee, Lamp, Holt, Rocker Miami Higbee, Lamp, Holt, Rocker Rice Higbee, Lamp, Holt, Terry Middle Tennessee Higbee, Lamp, Holt, Terry North Texas Higbee, Lamp, Holt, Terry LSU Rocker, Lamp, Holt, Terry Old Dominion Rocker, Lamp, Holt, Terry Florida Atlantic Rocker, Lamp, Holt, Terry FIU Rocker, Lamp, Holt, Terry Marshall Rocker, Lamp, Holt, Terry Southern Miss Rocker, Lamp, Holt, Terry South Florida Rocker, Lamp, Holt, Terry

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S CB LB/NK Leston Terry McCollum Mims Terry McCollum Leston J. Brown McCollum Leston Simmons McCollum Leston Simmons McCollum Leston Terry McCollum Leston Terry McCollum Leston Terry McCollum Leston Terry McCollum Leston Terry McCollum Leston Terry McCollum Leston Terry McCollum Leston Terry McCollum Leston Terry McCollum

Coin Kick/ 1st Game Game Toss Receive Possession Time Length Jerseys Loss Kick Punt 7:01 p.m. CT 3:24 White Loss Receive Touchdown 7:05 p.m. CT 3:40 Red Win Receive Punt 4:02 p.m. ET 3:22 White Loss Receive Touchdown 2:35 p.m. CT 3:07 White Win Receive Punt 2:35 p.m. CT 3:24 White Loss Receive Touchdown 11:05 a.m. CT 3:28 Red Win Receive Punt 6:30 p.m. CT 4:00 White Loss Receive Punt 6:02 p.m. CT 3:37 White Loss Kick Field Goal 12:05 p.m. ET 3:16 White Win Receive Punt 11:05 a.m. CT 3:10 Red Win Receive Touchdown 2:35 p.m. CT 3:54 White Loss Receive Touchdown 11:05 a.m. CT 3:36 Black Loss Kick Touchdown 11:03 a.m. CT 3:26 Red Won Receive Punt 2:34 p.m. ET 4:03 White

OFFENSE Yr. Total Consec. |---Starts by Year---| Starts Starts 2015 2014 2013 2012 Nolan Dowling, LS Sr. 39 39 14 13 12 0 Forrest Lamp, OL Sr. 39 39 14 13 12 0 Brandon Ray, OL Jr. 27 27 14 13 0 0 Darrell Williams, Jr., OL Sr. 27 24 14 10 3 0 Max Halpin, OL Sr. 24 14 14 3 7 0 Taywan Taylor, WR Sr. 19 - 5 7 7 0 Nicholas Norris, WR Sr. 18 13 13 0 5 0 Joseph Occhipiniti, P Sr. 18 - 3 13 2 0 Leon Allen, RB Sr. 14 - 2 11 1 0 Dennis Edwards, OL So. 13 12 13 0 0 0 Jake Collins, P So. 11 11 11 0 0 0 Anthony Wales, RB Sr. 7 1 5 2 0 0 D’Andre Ferby, RB So. 4 - 4 0 0 0 Nacarius Fant, WR Jr. 1 - 1 0 0 0 Joe Manley, OL Sr. 1 - 1 0 0 0 Desmond Maxwell, TE Sr. 1 - 1 0 0 0 Nelson Fishback, QB Sr. 1 - 0 0 1 0

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S Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward

DEFENSE Yr. Marcus Ward, DB Sr. Derik Overstreet, DL Jr. Branden Leston, DB Sr. Devante Terrell, DL Sr. T.J. McCollum, LB Jr. Joe Brown, DB Jr. Tanner Reeves, DL Jr. Omarius Bryant, DL Sr. DeAndre Simmons, DB Jr. Kalvin Robinson, DL Sr. Martavius Mims, DB So. Devante Duclos, DL Sr.

Pants Red Black Red White White Red Red White Red Black White Black White Red

Result W, 14-12 W, 41-38 L, 35-38 W, 56-14 W, 49-10 W, 58-28 W, 55-28 L, 20-48 W, 55-30 W, 35-19 W, 63-7 W, 49-28 W, 45-28 W, 45-35

Total Consec. |---Starts by Year---| Starts Starts 2015 2014 2013 2012 29 21 14 12 3 0 21 21 14 7 0 0 20 12 13 7 0 0 17 - 0 9 8 0 14 14 14 0 0 0 4 - 4 0 0 0 3 - 0 3 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 0 2 - 0 0 2 0 1 - 1 0 0 0 1 - 0 0 1 0


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2016 FOOTBALL

SCORING SUMMARY Sept. 3 at Vanderbilt Leon Allen, 4-yd run Doughty to Higbee, 9-yd pass

Qtr. Time Plays Yds. Elapsed 3 1:00 2 69 0:28 4 8:38 9 70 3:50

Sept. 10 vs. LA Tech Doughty to Taylor, 37-yd pass Leon Allen, 28-yd run Kylen Towner, 98-yd kick return Garrett Schwettman, 39-yd FG Garrett Schwettman, 25-yd FG Garrett Schwettman, 46-yd FG D’Andre Ferby, 1-yd run Garrett Schwettman, 29-yd FG

Qtr. 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4

Time Plays Yds. Elapsed 12:36 6 75 2:24 1:12 10 89 4:16 12:38 0 0 0:00 6:54 5 29 1:22 1:26 9 54 3:00 6:33 9 42 3:28 0:54 7 77 3:08 1:15 5 37 1:07

Sept. 19 at Indiana Qtr. Time Plays Yds. Elapsed D’Andre Ferby, 9-yd run 1 10:15 6 65 2:20 D’Andre Ferby, 2-yd run 2 14:56 13 90 4:41 Doughty to Higbee, 15-yd pass 2 3:29 2 75 0:33 Doughty to Taylor, 78-yd pass 2 0:35 3 75 0:50 Doughty to Dangerfield, 3-yd pass 4 5:56 14 86 4:19 Sept. 26 vs. Miami Qtr. Time Plays Yds. Elapsed Doughty to Grant, 9-yd pass 1 11:08 10 90 3:52 Doughty to Taylor, 59-yd pass 1 10:08 1 59 0:10 Doughty to Taylor, 3-yd pass 1 2:23 9 89 3:16 Doughty to Dangerfield, 5-yd pass 2 9:59 9 53 3:15 Nicholas Norris, 4-yd run 2 4:50 4 41 1:41 Anthony Davis, 1-yd run 2 1:00 5 52 1:58 Doughty to Higbee, 4-yd pass 2 0:10 4 34 0:24 Doughty to Higbee, 8-yd pass 4 13:10 10 98 5:01 Oct. 3 at Rice Doughty to Taylor, 10-yd pass Doughty to Dangerfield, 39-yd pass Doughty to Grant, 45-yd pass Doughty to Higbee, 30-yd pass D’Andre Ferby, 2-yd run D’Andre Ferby, 1-yd run Darmontre Warr, 1-yd run

Qtr. 1 1 1 2 2 4 4

Time Plays Yds. Elapsed 12:08 3 75 0:39 6:48 7 86 2:36 5:00 1 45 0:09 11:00 6 70 2:11 2:51 5 79 1:47 14:12 11 72 5:31 8:22 2 2 0:40

Time Plays Yds. Elapsed 14:19 17 75 7:22 7:21 3 56 1:01 8:50 6 70 2:19 0:00 6 76 2:29 5:36 13 80 7:42

Nov. 21 at FIU Doughty to Taylor, 73-yd pass D’Andre Ferby, 1-yd run Doughty to Grant, 5-yd pass D’Andre Ferby, 3-yd run Wonderful Terry, 92-yd INT return D’Andre Ferby, 1-yd run Doughty to Norris, 22-yd pass Antwane Grant, 59-yd run Will Bush, 9-yd run

Qtr. 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 4

Time Plays Yds. Elapsed 14:11 2 80 0:49 4:39 10 80 4:26 1:52 4 18 1:52 10:46 8 63 3:18 1:28 0 0 0:00 13:32 3 1 0:27 9:13 6 69 2:15 2:05 4 79 2:06 5:07 11 84 7:43

Nov. 27 vs. Marshall Doughty to Norris, 35-yd pass Anthony Wales, 15-yd run Doughty to Higbee, 5-yd pass Doughty to Higbee, 11-yd pass Doughty to Taylor, 9-yd pass Garrett Schwettman, 38-yd kick Garrett Schwettman, 29-yd kick Doughty to Grant, 19-yd pass

Qtr. 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4

Time Plays Yds. Elapsed 14:16 3 75 0:44 14:54 9 53 3:18 6:21 10 82 3:53 3:20 7 75 2:47 0:33 8 75 1:28 7:33 4 1 2:07 6:54 4 0 0:25 12:07 7 65 4:12

Dec. 5 vs. Southern Miss Doughty to Grant, 5-yd pass Brandon Doughty, 3-yd run Doughty to Taylor, 2-yd pass Garrett Schwettman, 37-yd kick Doughty to Taylor, 39-yd pass D’Andre Ferby, 3-yd run D’Andre Ferby, 2-yd run

Qtr. 1 2 2 3 3 4 4

Time Plays Yds. Elapsed 12:29 5 28 1:31 2:52 19 75 6:54 0:11 7 97 1:00 6:21 8 39 1:27 1:19 5 67 2:16 13:57 3 58 0:56 5:01 11 82 7:23

Dec. 21 vs. South Florida Anthony Wales, 13-yd run Garrett Schwettman, 39-yd kick Doughty to Norris, 69-yd pass Doughty to Norris, 55-yd pass Nacarius Fant, 9-yd run Doughty to Dangerfield, 26-yd pass Anthony Wales, 42-yd run

Qtr. 2 2 3 3 3 3 4

Time Plays Yds. Elapsed 6:17 2 66 0:38 0:00 7 34 1:06 9:43 3 75 0:40 7:46 3 67 1:01 1:56 7 69 2:59 0:05 1 26 0:06 5:09 2 64 0:49

DRIVE SUPERLATIVES Longest Drive (Yards) - 10 plays, 98 yards - 5:01 vs. Miami (Ohio) Most Plays - 19 plays, 75 yards - 6:54 vs. Southern Miss Fewest Plays on TD Drive - 1 play, five times Most Time Used on TD Drive - 9:04 vs. Middle Tennessee Shortest Time Used on TD Drive - 0:06, vs. South Florida No. of TD Drives Less than 2:00 - 38 of 80 (47.5-percent)

UNIVERSIT Y

Time Plays Yds. Elapsed 10:55 9 62 2:27 8:36 5 66 1:43 13:04 10 65 4:02

Qtr. 2 2 3 3 4

HISTORY

Qtr. 2 3 4

Nov. 7 vs. FAU Doughty to Taylor, 4-yd pass Doughty to Taylor, 44-yd pass Doughty to Gorski, 18-yd pass Fant to Doughty, 7-yd pass Doughty to Grant, 3-yd pass

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Oct. 24 at LSU Doughty to Wales, 7-yd pass Doughty to Grant, 39-yd pass Doughty to Taylor, 9-yd pass

Time Plays Yds. Elapsed 4:52 12 52 4:37 1:59 4 51 1:18 11:52 6 88 2:15 4:16 2 65 0:34 0:15 7 55 1:08 8:24 7 55 2:25 5:54 2 29 0:36 12:57 4 46 1:57 5:56 8 86 4:38

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Oct. 15 at North Texas Qtr. Time Plays Yds. Elapsed Doughty to Wales, 5-yd pass 1 10:12 6 59 2:01 Doughty to Dangerfield, 2-yd pass 1 6:01 10 64 3:08 Garrett Schwettman, 25-yd FG 2 6:48 9 59 4:16 Garrett Schwettman, 43-yd FG 2 4:28 5 37 1:45 Doughty to Taylor, 56-yd pass 2 4:10 1 56 0:09 Doughty to Taylor, 31-yd pass 2 0:52 7 88 1:33 Anthony Wales, 8-yd run 3 10:01 6 71 2:49 Anthony Wales, 1-yd run 3 3:44 9 91 3:31 Darmontre Warr, 3-yd run 4 10:23 14 88 5:57

Qtr. 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4

GENERAL

Oct. 10 vs. Middle Tennessee Qtr. Time Plays Yds. Elapsed D’Andre Ferby, 6-yd run 1 13:35 4 75 1:25 Doughty to Higbee, 43-yd pass 1 11:06 3 59 0:34 Doughty to Norris, 10-yd pass 1 9:01 4 46 1:09 Doughty to Taylor, 28-yd pass 1 2:10 6 75 2:23 Doughty to Taylor, 9-yd pass 2 11:27 10 62 4:00 Fant to Taylor, 69-yd pass 2 3:21 1 69 0:15 Doughty to Dangerfield, 5-yd pass 2 1:08 4 49 1:22 Garrett Schwettman, 31-yd FG 2 0:00 9 38 1:08 Garrett Schwettman, 34-yd FG 3 3:03 8 24 4:46 Garrett Schwettman, 29-yd FG 4 5:47 14 58 9:04

Oct. 31 at ODU Garrett Schwettman 39-yd FG Anthony Wales, 1-yd run Anthony Wales, 44-yd run Doughty to Norris, 54-yd pass Doughty to Dangerfield, 3-yd pass Garrett Schwettman 31-yd FG Doughty to Dangerfield, 21-yd pass Anthony Wales, 19-yd run Anthony Wales, 47-yd run

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2015 Final Statistics INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

Rushes 24 Wales, Anthony vs Marshall (Nov 27, 2015) Yards Rushing 193 Wales, Anthony at North Texas (Oct 15, 2015) TD Rushes 4 Wales, Anthony at Old Dominion (Oct 31, 2015) Long Rush 59 Grant, Antwane at FIU (Nov 21, 2015) Pass attempts 61 Doughty, Brandon at LSU (Oct 24, 2015) Pass completions 37 Doughty, Brandon at LSU (Oct 24, 2015) Yards Passing 484 Doughty, Brandon at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) TD Passes 6 Doughty, Brandon vs Miami (OH) (Sep 26, 2015) Long Pass 78 Doughty, Brandon at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) Receptions 11 Higbee, Tyler at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) Dangerfield, Jared vs Miami (OH) (Sep 26, 2015) Yards Receiving 196 Taylor, Taywan at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) TD Receptions 3 Taylor, Taywan vs Middle Tenn. (Oct 10, 2015) Long Reception 78 Taylor, Taywan at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) Field Goals 4 Schwettman, Garrett vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) Long Field Goal 46 Schwettman, Garrett vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) Punts 9 Occhipinti, Joseph at Vanderbilt (Sep 03, 2015) Punting Avg 53.0 Collins, Jake vs Middle Tenn. (Oct 10, 2015) Long Punt 59 Collins, Jake at North Texas (Oct 15, 2015) Long PR 37 Fant, Nacarius vs South Florida (Dec 21, 2015) Long KOR 98 Towner, Kylen vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) Tackles 13 McCollum, T.J. at Old Dominion (Oct 31, 2015) Leston, Branden at Old Dominion (Oct 31, 2015) Brown, Dejon vs FAU (Nov 07, 2015) Sacks 3.0 Holt, Nick at Old Dominion (Oct 31, 2015) Tackles For Loss 4.0 McCollum, T.J. at FIU (Nov 21, 2015) Interceptions 2 Holt, Nick vs Marshall (Nov 27, 2015)

TEAM GAME HIGHS

Rushes 43 Yards Rushing 283 Yards Per Rush 7.7 TD Rushes 5 Pass attempts 61 Pass completions 37 Yards Passing 484 Yards Per Pass 11.6 TD Passes 6 Total Plays 88 Total Offense 683 Yards Per Play 8.7 Points 63 Sacks By 4 First Downs 35 Penalties 10 Penalty Yards 105 Turnovers 3 Interceptions By 3 Punts 10 Punting Avg 53.0 Long Punt 59 Long Punt Return 37

vs Marshall (Nov 27, 2015) at North Texas (Oct 15, 2015) at Old Dominion (Oct 31, 2015) at FIU (Nov 21, 2015) at LSU (Oct 24, 2015) at LSU (Oct 24, 2015) at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) vs Miami (Ohio) (Sep 26, 2015) vs Middle Tennessee (Oct 10, 2015) vs Southern Miss (Dec 05, 2015) at North Texas (Oct 15, 2015) at Old Dominion (Oct 31, 2015) at FIU (Nov 21, 2015) at FIU (Nov 21, 2015) vs Southern Miss (Dec 05, 2015) at North Texas (Oct 15, 2015) vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) at FIU (Nov 21, 2015) vs Miami (Ohio) (Sep 26, 2015) vs Southern Miss (Dec 05, 2015) at Vanderbilt (Sep 03, 2015) vs Middle Tennessee (Oct 10, 2015) at North Texas (Oct 15, 2015) vs South Florida (Dec 21, 2015)

GAME OPENING DRIVES

----------WKU---------- ----------OPP--------- Plays Yds. TOP Result Plays Yds. TOP Result at Vanderbilt 3 7 1:17 Punt 7 9 3:55 Punt LA Tech 6 75 2:24 TD 3 2 1:38 Punt at Indiana 5 17 2:25 Punt 6 58 2:01 Fumble Miami (OH) 10 90 3:52 TD 3 0 0:50 Punt at Rice 3 4 0:32 Punt 6 50 1:41 FG Middle Tenn. 4 75 1:25 TD 5 14 1:55 Punt at North Texas 3 2 1:24 Punt 3 3 1:23 Punt at LSU 3 5 0:43 Punt 5 70 2:12 TD at ODU 12 52 4:37 FG 11 63 5:25 FG FAU 6 35 2:15 Punt 15 85 6:04 TD at FIU 2 80 0:39 TD 3 0 1:49 Punt Marshall 3 75 0:44 TD 3 -5 1:28 Punt Southern Miss 5 28 1:31 TD 3 6 1:00 INT South Florida 6 7 2:35 Punt 3 9 0:57 Punt

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OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

Rushes 31 Howard, Jordan, at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) Yards Rushing 203 Howard, Jordan, at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) TD Rushes 2 Dixon, Kenneth, vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) Flowers, Quinton, vs South Florida (Dec 21, 2015) Long Rush 49 Dixon, Kenneth, vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) Pass attempts 48 Driskel, Jeff, vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) Pass completions 28 Driskel, Jeff, vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) Stockstill, Brent, vs Middle Tenn. (Oct 10, 2015) Yards Passing 357 Driskel, Jeff, vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) TD Passes 4 Smith, DaMarcus, at North Texas (Oct 15, 2015) Long Pass 69 Sudfeld, Nate, at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) Receptions 10 Gardner, Alex, at FIU (Nov 21, 2015) Yards Receiving 141 James, Richie, vs Middle Tenn. (Oct 10, 2015) TD Receptions 2 Three Times Long Reception 69 Jones, Ricky, at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) Field Goals 2 Three Times Long Field Goal 49 Openshaw, Tommy, at Vanderbilt (Sep 03, 2015) Punts 7 Farrimond, James, at Rice (Oct 03, 2015) Punting Avg 64.0 Schomp, Dalton, vs FAU (Nov 07, 2015) Long Punt 64 Openshaw, Tommy, at Vanderbilt (Sep 03, 2015) Long PR 91 Paige, Mitchell, at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) Long KOR 97 Reaves, Deandre, vs Marshall (Nov 27, 2015) Tackles 13 Wallace, Anthony, at North Texas (Oct 15, 2015) Sacks 2.0 Moses, Paul, vs Miami (Ohio) (Sep 26, 2015) Tindal, Corey, vs Marshall (Nov 27, 2015) Tackles For Loss 2.5 Brooks, Nate, at North Texas (Oct 15, 2015) Tindal, Corey, vs Marshall (Nov 27, 2015) Interceptions 2 Crawford, Jonathan, at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015)

OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS

Rushes 59 Yards Rushing 290 Yards Per Rush 7.2 TD Rushes 3 Pass attempts 49 Pass completions 28 Yards Passing 357 Yards Per Pass 14.3 TD Passes 4 Total Plays 86 Total Offense 639 Yards Per Play 7.9 Points 48 Sacks By 3 First Downs 34 Penalties 9 Penalty Yards 70 Turnovers 5 Interceptions By 2 Punts 7 Punting Avg 64.0 Long Punt 64 Long Punt Return 91

at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) vs South Florida (Dec 21, 2015) vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) Three Times vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) vs Middle Tennessee (Oct 10, 2015) vs LA Tech (Sep 10, 2015) at LSU (Oct 24, 2015) at North Texas (Oct 15, 2015) at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) at LSU (Oct 24, 2015) at LSU (Oct 24, 2015) vs Miami (Ohio) (Sep 26, 2015) vs Marshall (Nov 27, 2015) at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) vs South Florida (Dec 21, 2015) at Rice (Oct 03, 2015) at Rice (Oct 03, 2015) at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015) vs South Florida (Dec 21, 2015) Three times vs FAU (Nov 07, 2015) at Vanderbilt (Sep 03, 2015) at Indiana (Sep 19, 2015)

SECOND HALF-OPENING DRIVES

----------WKU---------- ----------OPP--------- Plays Yds. TOP Result Plays Yds. TOP Result at Vanderbilt 6 25 3:36 Punt 3 9 2:04 Punt LA Tech 4 17 0:10 Punt 4 38 2:03 Fumble at Indiana 7 47 2:30 INT 7 75 2:31 TD Miami (OH) 6 27 2:32 Turnover 3 3 1:20 INT at Rice 8 40 4:24 Punt 6 36 3:24 Punt Middle Tenn. 3 7 2:11 Punt 10 75 4:00 TD at North Texas 6 71 2:49 TD 3 5 2:10 Punt at LSU 5 66 1:50 TD 10 44 4:29 FG at ODU 7 55 2:25 FG 8 53 4:00 TD FAU 6 70 2:19 TD 9 45 3:51 Miss FG at FIU 3 1 0:27 TD 2 11 1:01 Fumble Marshall 4 15 1:59 Punt 6 46 2:13 Fumble Southern Miss 3 2 0:58 Punt 5 71 1:58 TD South Florida 3 75 0:40 TD 10 61 4:37 Miss FG


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2016 FOOTBALL

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NAME GP/GS VU LT IU MU RICE MT NT LSU ODU FAU FIU MAR USM USF 33 Allen, Leon 2/2 START START ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 78 Bennett, Maurice 8/- XXX XXX ... XXX XXX XXX XXX ... XXX ... XXX ... ... ... 54 Bertram, Daeshawn 14/- XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 61 Boston, Matt 1/- ... ... ... ... ... XXX ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17 Brown, Dejon 14/9 XXX XXX XXX XXX START START START START XXX START START START START START 92 Brown, Ge’Monee 14/1 XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 7 Brown, Joe 13/4 XXX START START ... XXX XXX START XXX START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 17 Brown, Stephon 9/- ... XXX ... XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX ... ... ... XXX 9 Bryant, Omarius 13/2 XXX XXX START ... XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 83 Bush, Will 6/- ... ... ... XXX XXX XXX XXX ... XXX ... XXX ... ... ... 22 Coleman, Forrest 5/- ... ... ... XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX ... ... ... ... ... ... 49 Collins, Jake 12/- XXX ... ... XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 21 Dangerfield, Jared 14/13 XXX START START START START START START START START START START START START START 28 Davis, Anthony 13/- XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX ... 34 Davis, Drew 14/- XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 12 Doughty, Brandon 14/14 START START START START START START START START START START START START START START 47 Dowling, Nolan 14/- XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 24 Duclos, Devante 8/- XXX XXX ... XXX XXX ... ... XXX ... XXX XXX ... ... XXX 4 Eckels, Drew 1/- ... ... ... ... ... ... XXX ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 64 Edwards, Dennis 14/12 START XXX START START START START START START START START START START XXX START 44 Fant, George 12/- XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX ... XXX XXX XXX ... 1 Fant, Nacarius 14/1 XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START XXX 42 Farris, DeAndre 13/- XXX XXX XXX XXX ... XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 32 Ferby, D’Andre 13/4 XXX XXX START START START START ... XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 60 Ferguson, Dylan 1/- ... ... ... ... ... XXX ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9 Fishback, Nelson 6/- ... ... ... XXX XXX XXX XXX ... XXX ... XXX ... ... ... 86 Gorski, Tim 14/4 START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START START START XXX XXX XXX 3 Grant Antwane 14/13 XXX START START START START START START START START START START START START START 28 Greene, Drell 11/- ... ... ... XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 70 Halpin, Max 14/14 START START START START START START START START START START START START START START 82 Higbee, Tyler 9/8 START START START START START START START ... ... ... ... START XXX ... 10 Holt, Nick 14/14 START START START START START START START START START START START START START START 30 Iworah, Prince Charles 14/14 START START START START START START START START START START START START START START 4 Iyiegbuniwe, Joel 14/- XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 29 Johnson, Leverick 12/- ... XXX ... XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 18 Johnson, Shaquille 14/- XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 76 Lamp, Forrest 14/14 START START START START START START START START START START START START START START 31 Leston, Branden 14/13 START XXX START START START START START START START START START START START START 96 Lewis, Julien 1/- ... ... ... XXX ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 65 Liebert, Scott 5/- ... ... ... ... XXX XXX XXX ... XXX ... XXX ... ... ... 79 Manley, Joe 14/2 XXX START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START XXX 89 Maxwell, Desmond 13/1 START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX ... XXX XXX XXX XXX 6 McCollum, T.J. 14/14 START START START START START START START START START START START START START START 27 Mims, Martavius 8/1 XXX START XXX XXX XXX ... XXX XXX ... ... XXX ... ... ... 3 Morris, Jontavius 14/12 START START START XXX START START START START START START START START XXX START 13 Newton, Nick 12/5 START START START START XXX XXX XXX XXX START XXX XXX ... ... XXX 15 Norris, Nicholas 14/13 XXX START START START START START START START START START START START START START 37 Nuss, Ryan 9/- XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX ... ... ... ... ... 15 Occhipinti, Joseph 3/- XXX XXX XXX ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 72 Overstreet, Derik 14/14 START START START START START START START START START START START START START START 51 Ray, Brandon 14/14 START START START START START START START START START START START START START START 11 Reeves, Tanner 14/- XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 48 Robinson, Kalvin 10/- XXX XXX XXX ... ... XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX ... ... XXX 88 Rocker, Gavin 14/14 START START START START START START START START START START START START START START 20 Roush, Nathan 11/- ... ... ... XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 55 Sayner, Evan 5/- ... ... ... XXX XXX ... XXX ... XXX XXX ... ... ... ... 56 Schwettman, Garrett 14/- XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 22 Scott, Devin 14/1 XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START 94 Shorter, Bryan 13/9 START XXX XXX START START START ... XXX XXX START START START START START 23 Simmons, De’Andre 14/2 XXX XXX XXX START START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 75 Sims, Jimmie 12/- XXX XXX ... XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX ... XXX XXX XXX XXX 2 Taylor, Taywan 14/5 START XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX START START XXX START XXX START XXX 98 Terrell, Devante 4/- XXX ... ... XXX XXX ... ... ... ... ... XXX ... ... ... 5 Terry, Wonderful 12/11 START START ... ... XXX START START START START START START START START START 1 Thomas, DeVante 3/- XXX XXX XXX ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 81 Towner, Kylen 14/- XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 41 Vaughan, Blair 7/- ... XXX ... XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX ... ... XXX ... ... ... 20 Wales, Anthony 11/5 ... ... ... XXX XXX XXX START START XXX START XXX START XXX START 8 Ward, Marcus 14/14 START START START START START START START START START START START START START START 26 Warr, Darmontre 14/- XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX 25 Whyte, Masai 13/- XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX ... XXX 62 Williams, Darrell 14/14 START START START START START START START START START START START START START START 19 Yelder, Deon 4/- ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... XXX XXX XXX XXX


2015 Box Scores game 1

game 2

WKU 14, Vanderbilt 12

WKU 41, Louisiana Tech 38

Sept. 3, 2015 • Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tenn.

Sept. 10, 2015 • Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, Ky.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- 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’s pass on the conversion attempt. Vanderbilt had cut the lead to 14-12 when McCrary threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Trent Sherfield on fourth-and-goal. Vanderbilt recovered the ensuing onside kick but touched the ball before it traveled the necessary 10 yards. Leon Allen had a 4-yard touchdown run and Tyler Higbee caught a 9-yard touchdown pass for Western Kentucky. Higbee set up Allen’s score with a 65-yard reception. Tommy Openshaw kicked field goals of 49 and 26-yards for Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt had three scoreless trips inside Western Kentucky’s 10-yard line. McCrary had two passes intercepted in the end zone, and Openshaw missed a 28-yard field goal after a low snap. Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 OT Score WKU 0 0 7 7 - 14 VU 0 3 0 9 - 12 Team VU WKU VU WKU VU

Qtr 2 3 4 4 4

Time 1:42 1:00 12:34 8:38 0:33

Scoring Play Tommy Openshaw 49 yd field goal Leon Allen 4 yd run (Schwettman kick) Tommy Openshaw 26 yd field goal Higbee 9 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) Sherfield 2 yd pass from McCrary (McCrary pass fail)

First Downs Rushes - Net Yards Rushing Touchdowns Yards Passing Completions-Attempts-Int Total Plays - Total Offense Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards Punts - Avg. Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions

Pl. 7-29 2-69 9-52 9-70 12-77

TOP 2:58 0:28 3:19 3:50 2:05

Score 0-3 7-3 7-6 14-6 14-12

WKU VU 11 20 23-37 42-176 1 0 209 217 19-30-0 18-34-2 53-246 76-393 2-0 2-1 9-70 5-48 10-37.7 5-44.0 23:21 36:39 2 of 11 7 of 18 0 of 0 2 of 3

RUSHING: WKU- Allen 15-56/1; Ferby 2-14; Doughty 5-(-32); VU- Webb 18-70; McCrary 8-66; Rivers 11-26; Sims 4-15 PASSING: WKU- Doughty 19-30-0, 209 - 1 TD; VU- McCrary 18-34-2, 217 - 1 TD RECEIVING: WKU- Grant 5-29; Higbee 4-102/1; Allen 4-19; Taylor 3-40; Norris 3-19; VU- Sherfield 4-63/1; Webb 3-27; Kentera 2-48; Woods 2-20; Scheu 2-12; Sims 2-10; Scott 1-23; Rivers 1-12; Rayford 1-2

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Brandon Doughty threw for 441 yards, redshirt freshman D’Andre Ferby relieved an injured Leon Allen to add a short touchdown among several key runs to help Western Kentucky survive Louisiana Tech 41-38 for an important - yet costly - Conference USA victory Thursday night. The Hilltoppers lost Allen, who rushed for 1,542 yards last season, to an apparent left leg injury early in the third quarter when he was tackled on an incomplete pass play. The senior was taken to a hospital for observation but no further information was immediately available. After a brief lull, the Hilltoppers (2-0, 1-0) regrouped behind Doughty and Ferby, who rushed four times for 13 yards on a drive ending with a 1-yard TD run and two-point conversion catch for a 38-24 lead with 54 seconds left in the third quarter. The Bulldogs scored twice (1-1, 0-1) late in the fourth but ran out of time. Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 OT Score 0 17 7 14 - 38 14 13 11 3 - 41

LA Tech WKU Team WKU WKU TECH WKU TECH WKU TECH WKU TECH WKU WKU TECH WKU TECH

Qtr 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4

Time 12:36 1:12 12:53 12:38 8:16 6:54 4:26 1:26 10:01 6:33 0:54 2:22 1:15 0:27

Scoring Play Taylor 37 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) Allen 28 yd run (Schwettman kick) Barnes 37 yd field goal Towner 98 yd kickoff return (Schwettman kick) Taylor 13 yd pass from Driskel (Barnes kick) Schwettman 39 yd field goal Dixon 6 yd run (Barnes kick) Schwettman 25 yd field goal Dixon 1 yd run (Barnes kick) Schwettman 46 yd field goal Ferby 1 yd run (Ferby pass from Doughty) Driskel 1 yd run (Barnes kick) Schwettman kick Turner 21 yd pass from Driskel (Barnes kick)

First Downs Rushes - Net Yards Rushing Touchdowns Yards Passing Completions-Attempts-Int Total Plays - Total Offense Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards Punts - Avg. Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions

Pl. 6-75 10-89 10-65 - 8-75 5-29 8-84 9-54 3-59 9-42 7-77 8-46 5-37 5-65

TOP 2:24 4:16 3:19 - 4:22 1:22 2:28 3:00 1:06 3:28 3:08 2:12 1:07 0:48

Score 0-7 0-14 3-14 3-21 10-21 10-24 17-24 17-27 24-27 24-30 24-38 31-38 31-41 38-41

TECH WKU 28 24 31-223 34-144 3 2 357 441 28-49-1 28-38-0 80-580 72-585 1-1 1-1 5-40 10-105 4-42.5 4-33.5 30:14 29:46 6 of 14 4 of 13 1 of 3 1 of 1

RUSHING: TECH- Dixon 22-168/2; Driskel 9-55/1; WKU- Allen 12-81/1; Ferby 14-39/1; Davis 2-29; Taylor 2-2; Doughty 3-(-6) PASSING: TECH- Driskel 28-48-1, 357 2 TD; Taylor 0-1-0, 0 WKU- Doughty 28-38-0, 441 1 TD RECEIVING: TECH- Taylor 9-119/1; Turner 7-109/1; Dixon 5-41; Henderson 3-41; McKnight 3-38; Watts 1-9; WKU- Higbee 7-88; Taylor 5-97/1; Grant 4-73; Dangerfield 4-44; Ferby 3-16; Norris 2-53; Allen 1-53; N. Fant 1-14; Davis 1-3


2015 Box Scores

2016 FOOTBALL

game 3

game 4

Indiana 38, WKU 35

WKU 56, Miami (Ohio) 14

Sept. 26, 2015 • Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, Ky.

Sept. 19, 2015 • Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, Ind. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Jordan Howard ran for 203 yards and Nate Sudfeld threw for 355 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to lead Indiana to a 38-35 victory over Western Kentucky before a crowd of 44,823 at Memorial Stadium. Howard, the Big Ten’s leading rusher coming into the game, ran for 203 yards on 31 carries. On the game’s final drive with Indiana clinging to a three-point lead and trying to run out the clock, Howard carried the ball seven times for 39 yards. His final carry, an 8-yard run, took the ball to the Western Kentucky 1 and Indiana opted to take a knee on the game’s final play. Brandon Doughty completed 35 of 46 passes for 484 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions for Western Kentucky. Tyler Higbee had 11 catches for 109 yards and a touchdown and Taywan Taylor had nine catches for 196 yards and a score. The two teams combined for more than 1,200 yards of total offense. Indiana had 639 and Western Kentucky totaled 568 yards. Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 OT Score WKU 7 21 0 7 - 35 IU 7 10 21 0 - 38 Team IU WKU WKU IU WKU IU WKU IU IU IU WKU

Qtr Time 1st 12:35 1st 10:15 2nd 14:56 2nd 4:02 2nd 3:29 2nd 1:25 2nd 0:35 3rd 12:29 3rd 6:06 3rd 5:02 4th 5:36

Scoring Play Pl. Paige 91 yd punt return (Oakes kick) - Ferby 9 yd run (Schwettman kick) 6-65 Ferby 2 yd run (Schwettman kick) 13-90 Jones 18 yd pass from Sudfield (Oakes kick) 13-99 Higbee 15 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 2-75 Oakes 27 yd field goal 5-66 Taylor 78 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 3-75 Paige 36 yd pass from Sudfield (Oakes kick) 7-75 Cobbs 23 yd pass from Sudfield (Oakes kick) 11-97 Redding 2 yd run (Oakes kick) 3-22 Dangerfield 3 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 14-86

TOP - 2:20 4:41 4:53 0:33 2:04 0:50 2:31 3:53 0:57 4:19

Score 0-7 7-7 14-7 14-14 21-14 21-17 28-17 28-24 28-31 28-38 35-38

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 the most the Hilltoppers (31) had scored in a half since scoring 52 in the first half against West Virginia Tech on Sept. 8, 2007. Western Kentucky junior wide receiver Taywan Taylor made nine catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Senior Jared Dangerfield hauled in 11 passes for 148 yards and a score. Quarterbacks Drew Kummer and Gus Ragland each threw touchdown passes for the RedHawks (1-3).

Miami WKU Team WKU WKU WKU WKU MIAMI WKU WKU WKU WKU MIAMI

Qtr Time 1st 11:08 1st 10:08 1st 2:23 2nd 9:59 2nd 6:31 2nd 4:50 2nd 1:00 2nd 0:10 4th 13:10 4th 7:28

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 OT Score 0 7 0 7 - 14 21 28 0 7 - 56 Scoring Play Pl. Grant 9 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 10-90 Taylor 59 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 1-59 Taylor 3 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 9-89 Dangerfield 5 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 9-53 Hudson 10 yd pass from Kummer (Patterson kick) 12-81 Norris 4 yd run (Schwettman kick) 4-41 Davis 1 yd run (Schwettman kick) 5-52 Higbee 4 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 4-34 Higbee 8 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 10-98 Smith 16 yd pass from Ragland (Patterson kick) 10-77

TOP 3:52 0:10 3:16 3:15 3:28 1:41 1:58 0:24 5:01 5:42

Score 0-7 0-14 0-21 0-28 7-28 7-35 7-42 7-49 7-56 14-56

GENERAL

MIAMI WKU 15 27 40-123 32-105 0 2 168 464 15-28-3 34-42-0 68-291 74-569 1-1 1-0 6-36 6-50 6-49.0 4-41.8 30:09 29:51 7 of 17 7 of 12 0 of 0 0 of 1

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RUSHING: Miami- Ragland 6-43; McInnis 11-43; A. Smith 9-15; Bahl 3-13; Young 5-8; Ross 3-6; Kummer 1-(-1); Murphy 1-(-2); WKU- Ferby 22-115; Davis 5-13/1; Norris 1-4/1; Warr 1-2; Doughty 3-(-29) PASSING: Miami- Kummer 7-12-0, 78 - 1 TD; Bahl 4-11-3, 45; Ragland 4-5-0, 45 - 1 TD WKU- Doughty 33-41-0, 457 - 6 TD; Fishback 1-1-0, 7 RECEIVING: Miami- Hudson 4-64/1; Martin 3-17; Jenkins 2-10; McInnis 1-20; R. Smith 1-16; Murphy 1-15; Williams 1-12; A. Smith 1-9; Shisso 1-5 WKU- Dangerfield 11-148/1; Taylor 9-154/2; Norris 4-63; Higbee 4-55/2; Grant 2-28/1; G. Fant 1-7; N. Fant 1-4; Gorski 1-4; Ferby 1-1

HISTORY

RUSHING: WKU- Ferby 21-58/2; Doughty 1-11; Davis 2-8; Warr 1-5; Taylor 1-2; IU- Howard 31-203; Redding 23-79/1; Sudfield 3-8; Hale 1-(-4) PASSING: WKU- Doughty 35-46-2, 484 - 3 TD IU- Sudfield 2027-0, 355 - 3 TD RECEIVING: WKU- Higbee 11-109/1; Taylor 9-196/1; Dangerfield 6-59/1; Norris 4-83; Grant 3-29; Ferby 1-6; Davis 1-2 IUJones 5-126/1; Cobs 3-50/1; Howard 3-38; Paige 2-41/1; Cooper 2-32; Friend 2-30; Corsaro 1-20; Griffith 1-9; Fuchs 1-9

First Downs Rushes - Net Yards Rushing Touchdowns Yards Passing Completions-Attempts-Int Total Plays - Total Offense Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards Punts - Avg. Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions

2015 REVIEW

WKU IU 28 34 26-84 59-284 2 1 484 355 35-46-2 20-27-0 72-568 86-639 0-0 1-1 6-65 5-50 2-43.0 1-35.0 26:24 33:36 5 of 11 8 of 12 2 of 3 0 of 2

HILLTOPPERS

First Downs Rushes - Net Yards Rushing Touchdowns Yards Passing Completions-Attempts-Int Total Plays - Total Offense Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards Punts - Avg. Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions


2015 Box Scores game 5

game 6

WKU 49, Rice 10

WKU 58, Middle Tennessee 28

Oct. 3, 2015 • Rice Stadium • Houston, Texas

Oct. 10, 2015 • Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, Ky.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (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 for 10 yards, Jared Dangerfield for 39 and Antwane Grant for 45 in the first quarter. In the second he connected with Tyler Higbee for 30 yards to make it 28-3. Doughty has thrown for 400-plus yards in six of his last seven games with an average of 356 yards in the first half of the last three after having 343 against Rice. Western Kentucky turned five Rice (2-3, 0-1) turnovers into touchdowns. Darmontre Warr also ran for a Western Kentucky touchdown.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Western Kentucky’s highpowered 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-half touchdown passes for Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers put up 484 yards of total offense in the first half, including 402 yards passing. For the game, the Hilltoppers finished with 593 yards of total offense. Doughty finished the day 28 of 36 for 359 yards with the five scores and one interception. Doughty hooked up with receiver Taywan Taylor on two of the touchdowns, from 28 yards and 9 yards. Taylor also caught a 69-yard touchdown pass from receiver Nacarius Fant in the second quarter on a double pass.

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 OT Score 21 14 0 14 - 49 3 7 0 0 - 10

WKU RICE Team RICE WKU WKU WKU WKU RICE WKU WKU WKU

Qtr Time 1st 12:47 1st 12:08 1st 6:48 1st 5:00 2nd 11:00 2nd 4:38 2nd 2:51 4th 14:12 4th 8:22

Scoring Play Pl. Tobola 27 yd field goal 6-50 Taylor 10 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 3-75 Dangerfield 39 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 7-86 Grant 45 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 1-45 Higbee 30 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 6-70 Turner 3 yd run (Tobola kick) 12-74 Ferby 2 yd run (Schwettman kick) 5-79 Ferby 1 yd run (Schwettman kick) 11-72 Warr 1 yd run (Schwettman kick) 2-2

First Downs Rushes - Net Yards Rushing Touchdowns Yards Passing Completions-Attempts-Int Total Plays - Total Offense Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards Punts - Avg. Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions

TOP 1:41 0:39 2:36 0:09 2:11 4:35 1:47 5:31 0:40

Score 0-3 7-3 14-3 21-3 28-3 28-10 35-10 42-10 49-10

WKU RICE 24 15 32-80 34-85 3 1 424 237 29-39-0 16-30-2 71-504 64-322 0-0 4-3 3-20 8-70 6-41.8 7-43.0 32:03 27:57 5 of 11 4 of 15 0 of 0 1 of 1

RUSHING: WKU- Ferby 19-58/2; Bush 1-9; Wales 3-9; Davis 1-4; Warr 6-2/1; Rice- Stewart 11-60; Dillard 10-21; Davis 3-21; Walter 2-8; Turner 2-4; Jackson 3-(-6); Stehling 3-(-23) PASSING: WKU- Doughty 28-38-0, 409 - 4 TD; Fishback 1-1-0, 15 Rice- Stehling 11-19-1, 150; Jackson 5-10-1, 87; Turner 0-1-0, 0 RECEIVING: WKU- Dangerfield 8-95/1; Taylor 6-84/1; Norris 3-79; N. Fant 3-58; Grant 3-51/1; Higbee 2-54/1; Wales 2-0; Ferby 1-3; Scott 1-0; Rice- Parks 4-67; Alaka 4-25; Wright 3-62; Cella 2-49; Turner 1-19; Hunt 1-10; Stewart 1-5

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2015 Conference USA Champions

MTSU WKU Team WKU WKU WKU MTSU WKU WKU MTSU WKU WKU WKU MTSU WKU MTSU WKU

Qtr Time 1st 13:35 1st 11:06 1st 9:01 1st 4:33 1st 2:10 2nd 11:27 2nd 3:36 2nd 3:21 2nd 1:08 2nd 0:00 3rd 11:00 3rd 3:03 4th 14:51 4th 5:47

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 OT Score 7 7 7 7 - 28 28 24 3 3 - 58 Scoring Play Pl. Ferby 6 yd run (Schwettman kick) 4-75 Higbee 43 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 3-59 Norris 10 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 4-46 Bryson 28 yd run (Clark kick) 9-82 Taylor 28 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 6-75 Taylor 9 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 10-62 James 30 yd pass from Stockstill (Clark kick) 10-74 Taylor 69 yd pass from Fant (Schwettman kick) 1-69 Dangerfield 5 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 4-49 Schwettman 31 yd field goal 9-38 James 34 yd pass from Stockstill (Clark kick) 10-75 Schwettman 34 yd field goal 8-24 Batties 8 yd pass from Stockstill (Clark kick) 10-76 Schwettman 29 yd field goal 14-58

First Downs Rushes - Net Yards Rushing Touchdowns Yards Passing Completions-Attempts-Int Total Plays - Total Offense Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards Punts - Avg. Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions

TOP 1:25 0:34 1:09 2:45 2:23 4:00 3:42 0:15 1:22 1:08 4:00 4:46 3:12 9:04

Score 0-7 0-14 0-21 7-21 7-28 7-35 14-35 14-42 14-49 14-52 21-52 21-55 28-55 28-58

MTSU WKU 22 24 30-123 40-165 1 1 296 428 28-43-1 29-37-1 73-419 77-593 1-1 3-1 4-41 3-35 5-26.8 1-53.0 24:53 35:07 4 of 14 11 of 18 2 of 4 1 of 1

RUSHING: MTSU- Bryson 14-76/1; Parker 5-26; Anderson 5-22; James 1-0; Stockstill 5-(-1); WKU- Wales 19-111; Ferby 8-33/1; Davis 7-18; Warr 4-10; Grant 1-0; Doughty 1-(-7) PASSING: MTSU- Stockstill 28-41-1, 296 - 3 TD WKU- Doughty 28-36-1, 359 - 5 TD; Fant 1-1-0, 69 - 1 TD RECEIVING: MTSU- Batties 9-44/1; James 7-141/2; Pettis 5-62; Ducksworth 2-24; Grammer 2-15; Parker 1-4; Bryson 1-3; Frazier 1-3 WKU- Dangerfield 7-41/1; Norris 6-148/1; Taylor 6-120/3; Grant 5-49; Higbee 2-51/1; Scott 1-11; Wales 1-6; Gorski 1-2


2015 Box Scores

2016 FOOTBALL

game 7

game 8

WKU 55, North Texas 28

#5 LSU 48, WKU 20

Oct.15, 2015 • Apogee Stadium • Denton, Texas

Oct. 24, 2015 • Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, La.

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 TD to make it 14-0. In the second quarter, Doughty threw a deep ball to Taywan Taylor for a 56-yard score and later found Taylor in the end zone for 31 yards. Taylor finished with 134 yards receiving for Western Kentucky (6-1, 4-0), which is off to its best start since joining the FBS in 2008. Damarcus Smith threw four touchdown passes in his first career start for North Texas (0-6, 0-3). Mike Canales was named interim coach for North Texas on Sunday, after Dan McCarney was fired following a blowout loss to FCS Portland State.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The Hilltoppers (6-2) were as close to the Tigers as 17-13 on Brandon Doughty’s 39-yard touchdown pass to Antwane Grant in the third quarter, but LSU scored the next 17 points. Dupre caught a 55-yard scoring pass on LSU’s opening series. Tigers freshman Tyron Johnson made a tough downfield catch over defender Wonderful Terry, then scampered about 20 yards for his 61yard score in the third quarter. Travin Dural, who had five catches for 132 yards, caught a 17-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Doughty, who came in averaging 387 yards passing, finished 37 of 61 for 325 yards and three TDs. He was intercepted once, by Jamal Adams - the LSU safety’s third interception this season. Taywan Taylor had 10 catches for 103 yards and one TD for Western Kentucky. LSU finished with 211 yards rushing, well below its average of 325.5 yards coming in. Derrius Guice wound up with the Tigers’ longest run - a late 47-yard touchdown dash. Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 OT Score WKU 0 7 6 7 - 20 LSU 7 7 20 14 - 48

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 OT Score 14 20 14 7 - 55 0 14 0 14 - 28

WKU NT Qtr Time 1st 10:12 1st 6:01 2nd 11:04 2nd 6:48 2nd 4:28 2nd 4:10 2nd 0:52 2nd 0:00 3rd 10:01 3rd 3:44 4th 10:23 4th 5:34 4th 0:29

Scoring Play Wales 5 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) Dangerfield 2 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) Goree 20 yd pass from Smith (Moore kick) Schwettman 25 yd field goal Schwettman 43 field goal Taylor 56 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) Taylor 31 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) Kidsy 46 yd pass from Smith (Moore kick) Wales 8 yd run (Schwettman kick) Wales 1 yd run (Schwettman kick) Warr 3 yd run (Schwettman kick) Harris 4 yd pass from Smith (Moore kick) Harris 14 yd pass from Smith (Moore kick)

Pl. 6-59 10-64 6-74 9-59 5-37 1-56 7-88 4-72 6-71 9-91 14-88 12-71 8-93

TOP 2:01 3:08 1:57 4:16 1:45 0:09 1:33 0:52 2:49 3:31 5:57 4:49 2:44

Score 7-0 14-0 14-7 17-7 20-7 27-7 34-7 34-14 41-14 48-14 55-14 55-21 55-28

Qtr Time 1st 12:13 2nd 10:55 2nd 1:25 3rd 10:26 3rd 8:36 3rd 6-42 3rd 5:54 3rd 2:06 4th 13:04 4th 8:46 4th 1:49

Scoring Play Dupre 55 yd pass from Harris (Domingue kick) Wales 7 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) Williams 2 yd run (Domingue kick) Domingue 34 yd field goal Grant 39 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick failed) Domingue 43 yd field goal Fournette 1 yd run (Domingue kick) Johnson 61 yd pass from Harris (Domingue kick) Taylor 9 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) Dural 17 yd pass from Harris (Domingue kick) Guice 47 yd run (Domingue kick)

Pl. 5-70 9-62 6-96 10-44 5-66 6-38 3-24 3-55 10-65 6-50 5-74

TOP 2:04 2:27 3:06 4:22 1:43 1:57 0:38 1:37 4:02 2:59 2:50

Score 0-7 7-7 7-14 7-17 13-17 13-20 13-27 13-34 20-34 20-41 20-48

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WKU LSU First Downs 24 21 Rushes - Net Yards 23-103 43-211 Rushing Touchdowns 0 3 Yards Passing 325 286 Completions-Attempts-Int 37-61-1 11-20-0 Total Plays - Total Offense 84-428 63-497 Fumbles: Number-Lost 3-1 2-0 Penalties: Number-Yards 7-62 7-65 Punts - Avg. 5-46.8 4-40.2 Time of Possession 29:11 30:49 Third-Down Conversions 5 of 15 6 of 12 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 4 0 of 0 RUSHING: WKU- Wales 12-54, Ferby 6-40; Warr 3-10; Davis 1-9; Doughty 1-(-10); LSU Fournette 26-150/1; Guice 3-51/1; Brossette 3-23; Williams 5-15/1; Harris 5-(-24) PASSING: WKU- 37-61-1, 325 - 3 TD LSU- Harris 11-20-0, 286 - 3 TD RECEIVING: WKU- Taylor 10-103/1; Dangerfield 8-75; Norris 7-52; Grant 4-66; Wales 3-5/1; Gorski 2-19; N. Fant 2-6; Ferby 1-(-1); LSU- Dural 5-132/1; Dupre 3-86/1; Johnson 1-61/1; Mouton 1-5; Fournette 1-2

HILLTOPPERS

WKU NT First Downs 35 22 Rushes - Net Yards 40-283 35-203 Rushing Touchdowns 3 0 Yards Passing 400 228 Completions-Attempts-Int 31-43-1 17-35-1 Total Plays - Total Offense 83-683 70-431 Fumbles: Number-Lost 0-0 3-1 Penalties: Number-Yards 7-55 5-37 Punts - Avg. 2-50.5 7-39.1 Time of Possession 33:54 26:06 Third-Down Conversions 9 of 14 5 of 13 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 1 1 of 1 RUSHING: WKU- Wales 21-193/2; Warr 7-38/1; Towner 2-26; Norris 1-12; Davis 5-9; Doughty 1-5; Fant 1-1; Eckels 2-(-1); NTSmith 16-122; Wilson 13-91; Jimmerson 3-12; Harris 2-(-6) PASSING: WKU- Doughty 26-37-1, 350 - 4 TD; Fishback 4-5-0, 40; Eckels 1-1-0, 10 NT- Smith 17-35-1, 228 - 4 TD RECEIVING: WKU- Taylor 7-134/2; Dangerfield 6-73/1; Wales 5-66/1; N. Fant 4-56; Norris 3-19; Grant 2-24; Warr 2-16; Gorski 1-8; Higbee 1-4; NT- Harris 4-42/2; Kidsy 3-93/1; Smith 3-38; Goree 2-29/1; Smiley 2-19; Wilson 2-1; Rutherford 1-5

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Team WKU WKU NT WKU WKU WKU WKU NT WKU WKU WKU NT NT


2015 Box Scores game 9

game 10

WKU 55, Old Dominion 30

WKU 35, Florida Atlantic 19

Oct. 31, 2015 • S.B. Ballard Stadium • Norfolk, Va.

Nov. 7, 2015 • Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, Ky.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Anthony Wales rushed for a careerhigh 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 for Western Kentucky (7-2, 5-0 Conference USA). Wales, who finished with 185 yards, ran for a 44-yard score and Doughty hit Norris on a 54-yard scoring strike in the second quarter as the Hilltoppers pulled away for a 31-10 lead at the break. Old Dominion (3-5, 1-3) closed to 41-23 when Shuler Bentley, who threw for three scores, tossed a touchdown pass to Marques Little from the 16 on the first play of the final quarter. The Hilltoppers answered when Wales broke for a score from the 19 with 12:57 left.

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 away in the second half from a scrappy Florida Atlantic (2-7 2-4) team that trailed at the half 14-13. Anthony Wales led the Hilltoppers ground attack with 17 carries for 135 yards while receiver Taywan Taylor had 5 receptions for 87 yards and two touchdowns. Taylor’s two touchdowns both came in the first half on receptions of 4 and 44 yards for the only two scores of the half for WKU. Doughty also caught the first touchdown of his career on a double-reverse pass from Nacarius Fant for the first score of the second half. The score extended the Hilltoppers lead to 21-13. Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 OT Score FAU 7 6 6 0 - 19 WKU 0 14 14 7 - 35

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 OT Score 10 21 10 14 - 55 3 7 7 13 - 30

WKU ODU Team ODU WKU WKU WKU ODU WKU WKU ODU WKU WKU ODU WKU ODU WKU

Qtr Time 1st 9:35 1st 4:52 1st 1:59 2nd 11:52 2nd 4:55 2nd 4:16 2nd 0:15 3rd 10:51 3rd 8:24 3rd 5:54 4th 14:54 4th 12:57 4th 10:39 4th 5:56

Scoring Play Pl. Kirtley 28 yd field goal 11-63 Schwettman 39 yd field goal 12-52 Wales 1 yd run (Schwettman kick) 4-51 Wales 44 yd run (Schwettman kick) 6-88 Duhart 3 yd pass from Bentley (Kirtley kick) 14-84 Norris 54 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 2-65 Dangerfield 3 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 7-55 Duhart 4 yd pass from Bentley (Kirtley kick) 8-53 Schwettman 31 yd field goal 7-55 Dangerfield 21 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 2-29 Little 16 yd pass from Bentley (Bentley rush fail) 4-30 Wales 19 yd run (Schwettman kick) 4-46 Bentley 3 yd run (Kirtley kick) 4-22 Wales 47 yd run (Schwettman kick) 8-86

First Downs Rushes - Net Yards Rushing Touchdowns Yards Passing Completions-Attempts-Int Total Plays - Total Offense Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards Punts - Avg. Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions

TOP 5:25 4:37 1:18 2:15 6:50 0:34 1:08 4:00 2:25 0:36 1:31 1:57 2:08 4:38

Score 0-3 3-3 10-3 17-3 17-10 24-10 31-10 31-17 34-17 41-17 41-23 48-23 48-30 55-30

WKU ODU 22 20 31-239 37-147 4 1 284 195 22-39-0 19-34-0 60-523 71-342 0-0 2-1 1-5 2-20 1-27.0 3-35.3 25:20 34:40 5 of 11 7 of 15 1 of 1 2 of 4

RUSHING: WKU- 16-185/4; Norris 2-30; Ferby 6-24; Warr 6-6; Doughty 1-(-6); ODU- Lawry 26-136; Cox 3-11; Pascal 2-11; Bentley 6-(-25)/1; Little 1-14 PASSING: WKU- Doughty 21-28-0, 276 - 3 TD; Fishback 1-1-0, 8 ODU- Bentley 19-34-0, 195 - 3 TD RECEIVING: WKU- Norris 5-117/1; Taylor 5-29; Dangerfield 4-37; Grant 3-27; Gorski 2-44; Wales 1-13; Fant 1-9; Bush 1-8 ODUPascal 7-100; Duhart 5-46/2; Little 3-21/1; Lawry 2-15; Cox 1-7; Strong 1-6

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Team FAU WKU FAU WKU FAU WKU FAU WKU WKU

Qtr Time 1st 6:41 2nd 14:19 2nd 8:22 2nd 7:21 2nd 2:05 3rd 8:50 3rd 2:36 3rd 0:00 4th 5:36

Scoring Play Pl. Stoshak 19 yd pass from Johnson (Joseph kick) 15-85 Taylor 4 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 17-75 Joseph 20 yd field goal 14-61 Taylor 44 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 3-56 Joseph 21 yd field goal 13-71 Gorski 18 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 6-70 Terry 2 yd pass from Johnson (Johnson pass failed) 15-74 Doughty 7 yd pass from N. Fant (Schwettman kick) 6-76 Grant 3 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 13-80

First Downs Rushes - Net Yards Rushing Touchdowns Yards Passing Completions-Attempts-Int Total Plays - Total Offense Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards Punts - Avg. Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions

TOP 6:04 7:22 5:57 1:01 5:16 2:19 6:14 2:29 7:42

Score 7-0 7-7 10-7 10-14 13-14 13-21 19-21 19-28 19-35

FAU WKU 24 25 43-198 35-227 0 0 191 287 15-34-0 25-30-1 77-389 65-514 0-0 1-0 3-30 7-90 1-64.0 1-31.0 31:40 28:20 5 of 16 8 of 11 6 of 7 2 of 2

RUSHING: FAU- Rodriguez 15-74; Warren 8-55; Johnson 10-36; Howell 5-21; Bussey 3-11; Driskel 1-6; Solomon 1-(-3) WKUWales 18-140; Ferby 12-92; Norris 2-17; Taylor 2-(-20) PASSING: FAU- Johnson 12-28-0, 143 - 2 TD; Driskel 3-6-0, 48 WKU- Doughty 24-29-1, 280 - 4 TD; N. Fant 1-1-0, 7 - 1 TD RECEIVING: FAU- Stoshak 4-101/1; Terry 3-42/1; Woods 2-16; Rodriguez 2-16; Cameron 1-6; Thomas 1-6; Solomon 1-4; Bussey 1-0; WKU- Dangerfield 6-48; Taylor 5-94/2; Grant 5-57/1; Norris 5/46; Gorski 2/35; Doughty 1-7/1; Ferby 1-0


2015 Box Scores

2016 FOOTBALL

game 11

game 12

WKU 63, FIU 7

WKU 49, Marshall 28

Nov. 21, 2015 • FIU Stadium • Miami, Fla.

Nov. 27, 2015 • Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, Ky.

MIAMI, Fla. (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 an interception 92 yards for a score and the Hilltoppers led 35-0 at halftime. Doughty was 16 of 21, with a 73-yard TD pass to Taywan Taylor (three catches, 100 yards), a 5-yarder to Antwane Grant and a 22-yarder to Nicholas Norris. Doughty has thrown 100 TD passes in his college career. Ferby gained 12 yards on eight carries, but three resulted in TDs - two on 1-yarders and one on a 3-yarder. Grant scored on a 59-yard run and Will Bush on a 9-yarder. Alex Gardner scored on an 18-yard run for FIU (5-7, 3-5). Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 OT Score 21 14 21 7 - 63 0 0 0 7 - 7

WKU FIU Team WKU WKU WKU WKU WKU WKU WKU WKU FIU WKU

Qtr Time 1st 14:11 1st 4:39 1st 1:52 2nd 10:46 2nd 1:28 3rd 13:32 3rd 9:13 3rd 2:05 4th 14:13 4th 5:07

Scoring Play Taylor 73 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) Ferby 1 yd run (Schwettman kick) Grant 5 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) Ferby 3 yd run (Schwettman kick) Terry 92 yd interception return (Schwettman kick) Ferby 1 yd run (Schwettman kick) Norris 22 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) Grant 59 yd run (Schwettman kick) Gardner 18 yd run (Taylor kick) Bush 9 yd run (Schwettman kick)

TOP 0:49 4:26 1:38 3:18 - 0:27 2:15 2:06 1:33 7:43

Score 7-0 14-0 21-0 28-0 35-0 42-0 49-0 56-0 56-7 63-7

Qtr Time 1st 14:16 2nd 14:54 2nd 6:21 2nd 6:07 2nd 3:20 2nd 2:01 2nd 0:33 3rd 7:33 3rd 6:54 3rd 1:19 4th 12:07 4th 4:05

Scoring Play Pl. Norris 35 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 3-75 Wales 15 yd run (Schwettman kick) 9-53 Higbee 5 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 10-82 Reaves 97 yd kickoff return (Smith kick) - Higbee 11 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 7-75 Yurachek 5 yd pass from Litton (Smith kick) 4-46 Taylor 9 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 8-75 Schwettman 38 yd field goal 4-1 Schwettman 29 yd field goal 4-0 Hunt 32 yd pass from Litton (Smith kick) 4-37 Grant 19 yd pass from Doughty (Fant pass from Doughty) 7-65 Foster 4 yd run (Smith kick) 11-53

Score 0-7 0-14 0-21 7-21 7-28 14-28 14-35 14-38 14-41 21-41 21-49 28-49

Marshall WKU 16 31 25-31 43-176 1 1 242 370 20-41-2 27-40-0 66-273 83-546 2-2 3-2 6-65 8-102 6-43.8 5-37.0 24:49 35:11 3 of 12 8 of 16 2 of 2 1 of 1

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RUSHING: MAR- Watson 9-29; Foster 7-7/1; Birdsong 2-6; Davis 2-0; Litton 5-(-11); WKU- Wales 24-131/1; Ferby 12-62; Taylor 1-10; Doughty 4-(-25) PASSING: MAR- Litton 19-38-2, 230 - 2 TD; Birdsong 1-3-0, 12 WKU- Doughty 27-39-0, 370 - 5 TD; Wales 0-1-0, 0 RECEIVING: MAR- Allen 5-35; Byrd 3-37; McManus 3-30; Hunt 2-45/1; Reaves 2-45; Yurachek 2-31/1; Watson 2-18; Foster 1-1; WKU- Norris 7-75/1; Higbee 6-92/2; Grant 4-77/1; Taylor 3-47/1; Dangerfield 3-46; Wales 3-25; Ferby 1-8

HISTORY

First Downs Rushes - Net Yards Rushing Touchdowns Yards Passing Completions-Attempts-Int Total Plays - Total Offense Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards Punts - Avg. Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions

TOP 0:44 3:18 3:53 - 2:47 1:19 1:28 2:07 0:25 0:54 4:12 5:03

2015 REVIEW

RUSHING: WKU- Wales 16-110; Grant 1-59/1; Warr 7-51; Davis 2-12; Ferby 8-12/3; Towner 1-12; Bush 1-9; Doughty 1-(-12); FIUGardner 9-48/1; Jones 5-10; Anderson 2-8; Taylor 1-4; McGough 10-3; Oyegunle 1-0; Samuel 1-0 PASSING: WKU- Doughty 16-21-0, 224 - 3 TD FIU- McGough 17-30-2, 95; Anderson 0-3-0, 0 RECEIVING: WKU- Norris 4-50/1; Dangerfield 4-22; Taylor 3-100/1; Grant 2-37/1; Wales 2-8; Gorski 1-7 FIU- Gardner 10-41; Williams 2-19; Owens 2-18; Taylor 2-13; Oyegunle 1-4

Team WKU WKU WKU MAR WKU MAR WKU WKU WKU MAR WKU MAR

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 OT Score 0 14 7 7 - 28 7 28 6 8 - 49

HILLTOPPERS

WKU FIU 23 10 37-253 29-73 5 1 224 95 16-21-0 17-33-2 58-477 62-168 3-3 2-1 5-70 4-33 2-51.0 6-37.7 27:40 32:20 4 of 6 2 of 14 0 of 0 1 of 3

Marshall WKU

GENERAL

First Downs Rushes - Net Yards Rushing Touchdowns Yards Passing Completions-Attempts-Int Total Plays - Total Offense Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards Punts - Avg. Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions

Pl. 2-80 10-80 4-18 8-63 - 3-1 6-69 4-79 5-29 11-84

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- 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 champion. Doughty also became the first quarterback in Division I history to have consecutive seasons with more than 4,000 yards passing and 40 touchdown throws. Doughty completed 27 of his 39 passes against the Thundering Herd (9-3, 6-2). He has 42 touchdown passes for 4,214 yards this season. The Hilltoppers needed just three plays and 44 seconds to find the end zone in the opening series. Nicholas Norris hauled in Doughty’s pass on a short inside route and turned it into a 35-yard catch and run for the game’s first touchdown. 21-0 with 6:21 to play in the half.


2015 Box Scores game 13

game 14

2015 Conference USA Championship Game

2015 Miami Beach Bowl

WKU 45, Southern Miss 28

#25 WKU 45, USF 35

Dec. 5, 2015 • Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, Ky.

Dec. 21, 2015 • Marlins Park • Miami, Fla.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Brandon Doughty threw for 410 yards with three touchdown passes and Western Kentucky came from behind to defeat Southern Miss 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-half hole. The Hilltoppers (11-2, 8-0) trailed 21-7 at the 9:46 mark of the first half and 28-21 early in the third quarter before scoring 24 unanswered points to put the game away and claim their first C-USA championship. Western Kentucky scored on its first possession of the game on Doughty’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Antwane Grant, but the Golden Eagles (9-4, 7-1) scored 21 straight points to take a two-score lead in the second quarter. Taywan Taylor had eight catches for 165 yards and two touchdowns for WKU.

MIAMI, Fla. (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 5,055 yards for the Hilltoppers (12-2), the 14th time in FBS history that a quarterback has reached the 5,000 mark. His six-year career at the school - it took him three to become the starter - ended with these numbers: 1,026 completions, 12,855 yards and 111 touchdowns. He was probably even better than Willie Taggart thought he would be when he signed him in 2010. Taggart was Doughty’s coach for his first game and the opposing coach for his last, and his Bulls (8-5) nearly stole the show from Doughty with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns that got them to 38-35. Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 OT Score WKU 0 10 28 7 - 45 USF 7 7 7 14 - 35

Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 OT Score 7 14 7 0 - 28 7 14 10 14 - 45

USM WKU Team WKU USM USM USM WKU WKU USM WKU WKU WKU WKU

Qtr Time 1st 12:29 1st 6:56 2nd 11:26 2nd 9:46 2nd 2:52 2nd 0:11 3rd 12:04 3rd 6:21 3rd 1:19 4th 13:57 4th 5:01

Scoring Play Grant 5 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) Richard 2 yd run (Brauchle kick) Thomas 5 yd pass from Mullens (Brauchle kick) Reed 40 yd interception return (Brauchle kick) Doughty 3 yd run (Schwettman kick) Taylor 2 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) Smith 37 yd run (Brauchle kick) Schwettman 37 yd field goal Taylor 39 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) Ferby 3 yd run (Schwettman kick) Ferby 2 yd run (Schwettman kick)

First Downs Rushes - Net Yards Rushing Touchdowns Yards Passing Completions-Attempts-Int Total Plays - Total Offense Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards Punts - Avg. Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions

Pl. 5-28 5-45 6-32 - 19-75 7-97 5-71 8-39 5-67 3-58 11-82

TOP 1:31 1:48 2:15 - 6:54 1:00 1:58 1:27 2:16 0:56 7:23

Score 0-7 7-7 14-7 21-7 21-14 21-21 28-21 28-24 28-31 28-38 28-45

USM WKU 14 24 32-159 36-111 2 3 181 410 15-30-3 34-52-1 62-340 88-521 2-1 0-0 5-52 2-15 4-37.8 3-36.3 24:57 35:03 5 of 13 11 of 20 1 of 2 1 of 3

RUSHING: USM- Smith 15-105/1; Richard 8-35/1; Mullens 9-21; WKU- Ferby 21-57/2; Wales 12-53; Doughty 2-4/1; Taylor 1-(-3) PASSING: USM- Mullens 15-30-3, 181 - 1 TD WKU- Doughty 34-52-1, 410 - 3 TD RECEIVING: USM- Thomas 6-90/1; Smith 3-27; Richard 3-14; Martin 2-36; Thompson 1-14; WKU- Dangerfield 9-64; Taylor 8-165/2; Grant 6-73/1; Wales 5-53; Norris 5-47; Higbee 1-8

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Team USF USF WKU WKU WKU WKU USF WKU WKU USF USF WKU

Qtr Time 1st 5:21 2nd 12:18 2nd 6:17 2nd 0:00 3rd 9:43 3rd 7:46 3rd 4:55 3rd 1:56 3rd 0:05 4th 14:53 4th 11:00 4th 5:09

Scoring Play Pl. Flowers 12 yd run (Nadelman kick) 5-62 Adams 34 yd run (Nadelman kick) 5-47 Wales 13 yd run (Schwettman kick) 2-66 Schwettman 39 yd field goal 7-34 Norris 69 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 3-75 Norris 55 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 3-67 McCants 34 yd pass from Johnson (Nadelman kick) 8-92 Fant 9 yd run (Schwettman kick) 7-69 Dangerfield 26 yd pass from Doughty (Schwettman kick) 1-26 Adams 53 yd pass from Flowers (Nadelman kick) 2-82 Flowers 8 yd run (Nadelman kick) 6-75 Wales 42 yd run (Schwettman kick) 2-64

First Downs Rushes - Net Yards Rushing Touchdowns Yards Passing Completions-Attempts-Int Total Plays - Total Offense Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards Punts - Avg. Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions

TOP 1:54 2:03 0:38 1:06 0:40 1:01 2:51 2:59 0:06 0:12 2:09 0:49

Score 0-7 0-14 7-14 10-14 17-14 24-14 24-21 31-21 38-21 38-28 38-35 45-35

WKU USF 27 28 33-151 45-290 3 3 461 307 32-46-2 15-34-0 79-612 79-597 0-0 1-0 9-66 9-67 6-42.2 7-39.6 31:28 28:32 4 of 15 1 of 14 2 of 3 3 of 4

RUSHING: WKU- Wales 14-105/2; Ferby 13-46; Fant 1-9/1; Grant 1-6; Doughty 4-(-15); USF- Mack 17-115; Flowers 16108/2; Adams 5-45/1; Johnson 2-17; Tice 5-12 PASSING: WKU- Doughty 32-44-2, 461 - 3 TD; Fant 0-1-0, 0 USF- Flowers 14-32-0, 273 - 1 TD; Johnson 1-1-0, 34 - 1 TD RECEIVING: WKU- Taylor 7-104; Grant 7-81; Dangerfield 6-92/1; Norris 5-120/2; Wales 5-49; Fant 1-12; Scott 1-3; USFAdams 6-130/1; McCants 3-88/1; Dillon 2-48; Bronson 2-30; Legree 2-11


Team Records TOTAL YARDS

TOTAL PLAYS

Season

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2015 (14 games) 2014 (13 games) 2013 (12 games) 2002 (15 games) 1997 (12 games) 2003 (13 games) 2012 (13 games) 1973 (13 games) 2007 (12 games) 2004 (12 games)

Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

at Marshall, 11/28/2014 at Middle Tennessee, 9/13/2014 vs. Bowling Green, 8/29/2014 at North Texas, 10/15/2015 at Central Florida, 9/24/1994 vs. Tennessee-Martin, 9/9/2000 vs. Central Michigan, 12/24/2014 at Southern Illinois, 10/25/1997 vs. West Virginia Tech, 9/1/2005 vs. Southern Illinois, 10/29/1992

Season, Per Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2014 (6,950 yds, 13 games) 2015 (7,370 yds, 14 games) 2013 (5,502 yds, 12 games) 1952 (4,330 yds, 10 games) 1997 (5,187 yds, 12 games) 1998 (4,565 yds, 11 games) 2007 (4,906 yds, 12 games) 1993 (4,478 yds, 11 games) 2005 (4,463 yds, 11 games) 1994 (4,437 yds, 11 games)

7,370 6,950 5,502 5,479 5,187 5,129 5,029 4,956 4,906 4,757

738 718 708 683 660 649 647 621 620 617

534.6 526.4 458.5 433.0 432.2 415.0 408.8 407.1 405.7 403.4

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2015 (14 games) 2002 (15 games) 2014 (13 games) 1975 (13 games) 1973 (13 games) 2013 (12 games) 1988 (13 games) 1997 (12 games) 1984 (11 games) 2007 (12 games) 2011 (12 games)

Game

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7.

at Middle Tennessee, 9/13/2014 at Eastern Illinois, 11/10/1984 at Eastern Illinois, 11/15/1986 vs. Bowling Green, 8/29/2014 vs. Murray State, 9/6/1997 (3OT) vs. Murray State, 11/22/1969 at Arkansas State, 11/13/2010

Season, Per Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1969 (777; 10 games) 1979 (774; 10 games) 1974 (773; 10 games) 1984 (846; 11 games) 2014 (986; 13 games) 1994 (827; 11 games) 1975 (970; 13 games) 1982 (741; 10 games) 1972 (734; 10 games) 1981 (807; 11 games)

The 2015 Hilltoppers became the first team in program history to eclipse 7,000 yards.

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1,018 996 986 970 943 875 866 853 846 845 845

102 97 96 96 95 94 93

77.7 77.4 77.3 76.9 75.8 75.2 74.6 74.1 73.4 73.4


Team Records

2016 FOOTBALL

POINTS SCORED Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2015 (14 games) 2014 (13 games) 2002 (15 games) 1973 (13 games) 1997 (12 games) 2003 (13 games) 2000 (13 games) 2007 (12 games) 1998 (11 games) 2013 (12 games)

Season, Per Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2014 (577 pts, 13 games) 2015 (620 pts, 14 games) 1998 (396 pts, 11 games) 1997 (429 pts, 12 games) 1952 (336 pts, 10 games) 2007 (398 pts, 12 games) 1973 (430 pts, 13 games) 2003 (427 pts, 13 games) 2000 (404 pts, 13 games) 2013 (370 pts, 12 games) 2005 (339 pts, 11 games)

Game

vs. West Virginia Tech, 9/8/2007 vs. Bethel (Ky.), 11/27/1924 vs. Tennessee-Martin, 9/9/2000 vs. West Virginia Tech, 9/4/2003 at Marshall, 11/28/2014 vs. Old Dominion, 10/25/2014 vs. Western Illinois, 10/12/1968 vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, 8/29/1996 vs. Campbellsville, 9/27/1924 Three times, last at FIU, 11/21/2015

Season, First Quarter

Season, Second Quarter 2015 (13 games) 2014 (13 games) 2000 (13 games) 2002 (15 games) 2007 (12 games) 2013 (12 games) 1988 (13 games)

2015 (14 games) 1997 (12 games) 2003 (13 games) 2014 (13 games) 2007 (12 games) 2014 (12 games)

2015 (14 games) 2014 (13 games) 2002 (15 games) 2007 (12 games) 2000 (13 games) 2003 (13 games)

378 352 243 236 229 221

Season, Second Half (including overtime)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

2015 (14 games) 1997 (12 games) 2014 (13 games) 2003 (13 games) 2004 (12 games) 2002 (15 games)

Season, Fewest Per Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1916 (28 pts, 5 games) 1915 (40 pts, 7 games) 1925 (52 pts, 9 games) 1921 (47 pts, 7 games) 1914 (24 pts, 3 games)

242 226 225 206 198 189

5.6 5.7 5.8 6.7 8.0

TOUCHDOWNS SCORED Season

1. 3. 4. 5. 7. 9. 10.

2015 (13 games) 2014 (13 games) 1973 (13 games) 1997 (12 games) 2002 (15 games) 1998 (11 games) 2007 (12 games) 2003 (13 games) 2000 (13 games) 2012 (13 games)

82 76 62 56 54 54 51 51 50 48

Game

1. 2.

vs. West Virginia Tech, 9/8/2007 vs. Bethel (Ky.), 11/27/1924

12 11

130 108 105 101 97 94

OPPONENTS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

228 180 145 143 125 116 116

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

UNIVERSIT Y

Season, Third Quarter

172 150 117 111 108 107

Season, First Half

HISTORY

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

87 73 71 67 67 66 66 66 65 63

115 112 109 103 101 100

2015 REVIEW

2014 (13 games) 2015 (14 games) 2003 (13 games) 2007 (12 games) 2001 (12 games) 1998 (11 games)

44.4 44.3 36.0 35.8 33.6 33.2 33.1 32.8 31.1 30.8 30.8

2004 (12 games) 2015 (14 games) 2002 (15 games) 2014 (13 games) 2003 (13 games) 1991 (11 games)

HILLTOPPERS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

620 577 432 430 429 427 404 398 396 370

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

GENERAL

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 9. 10.

Season, Fourth Quarter

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Team Records MOST FIRST DOWNS

RUSHING YARDS

Season

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2014 (13 games) 2015 (14 games) 2013 (12 games) 2007 (12 games) 2012 (13 games) 2002 (15 games) 1997 (12 games) 1994 (11 games) 1973 (13 games) 2003 (13 games)

351 349 287 266 265 263 254 246 241 233

Season, Rushing (since 1978)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1997 (12 games) 1998 (11 games) 2002 (15 games) 2001 (12 games) 1994 (11 games)

202 184 182 173 168

Season, Passing (since 1978)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

2014 (13 games) 2015 (14 games) 2013 (11 games) 1985 (11 games) 1984 (11 games) 2012 (13 games)

216 210 141 131 130 128

Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

vs. Bowling Green, 8/29/2014 at Marshall, 11/28/2014 at North Texas, 10/15/2015 at Murray State, 9/8/1994 at Central Florida, 9/24/1994 at Middle Tennessee, 9/13/2014

40 37 35 34 33 33

Game, Passing

1. 2. 5. 7.

vs. Bowling Green, 8/29/2014 vs. Central Michigan, 12/24/2014 at Marshall, 11/28/2014 at Middle Tennessee, 9/13/2014 vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/26/2015 at Middle Tennessee, 11/9/1985 Four times, last at Navy, 9/27/2014

29 22 22 22 20 20 19

THIRD DOWN CONVERSIONS

Season (Since 1978) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

2005 (11 games) 2014 (13 games) 2012 (13 games) 2006 (11 games) 2015 (13 games) 1993 (11 games)

0.517 (78-151) 0.511 (92-180) 0.482 (80-166) 0.479 (68-142) 0.478 (88-184) 0.476 (78-164)

FOURTH DOWN CONVERSIONS

Season (Since 1978)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1989 (11 games) 1997 (12 games) 1988 (13 games) 1996 (11 games) 1985 (11 games)

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1997 (12 games) 2002 (15 games) 1998 (11 games) 2001 (12 games) 2000 (13 games) 1993 (11 games) 2003 (13 games) 1996 (11 games) 1999 (11 games) 2007 (12 games)

Season, Per Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1998 (3,791; 11 games) 1997 (3,984; 12 games) 1993 (3,301; 11 games) 2001 (3,521; 12 games) 1992 (2,871; 10 games)

Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

at Southern Illinois, 1997 at Southern Illinois, 1992 vs. Tennessee-Martin, 2000 vs. Austin Peay, 1997 vs. Union, 1948

344.6 332.0 300.1 293.4 287.1 561 554 551 542 520

RUSHING ATTEMPTS Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

2002 (15 games) 1975 (13 games) 2000 (13 games) 2001 (12 games) 1997 (12 games) 1998 (11 games) 1993 (11 games) 1994 (11 games) 1996 (11 games) 1999 (11 games)

Season, Per Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1995 (610; 10 games) 1998 (669; 11 games) 2001 (720; 12 games) 1997 (716; 12 games) 1992 (596; 10 games)

Season, Per Attempt

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1998 (3,791 yds, 669 atts) 1997 (3,984 yds, 716 atts) 2003 (3,155 yds, 605 atts) 2007 (2,966 yds, 579 atts) 1993 (3,301 yds, 646 atts)

Game

0.765 (13-17) 0.720 (18-25) 0.649 (24-37) 0.632 (12-19) 0.621 (18-29)

3,984 3,793 3,791 3,521 3,445 3,301 3,155 3,136 3,115 2,966

1. 2. 3. 5.

at Murray State, 9/7/1996 (2 ot) vs. New Haven, 10/3/1998 vs. Murray State, 9/6/1997 (3 ot) vs. Elon, 10/24/1998 (ot) vs. Eastern Illinois, 11/9/1991 vs. Troy, 10/29/1994

828 727 722 720 716 669 646 632 632 614 61.0 60.8 60.0 59.7 59.2

5.67 5.65 5.21 5.12 5.11 83 75 73 73 72 72


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RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 10.

1997 (12 games) 1998 (11 games) 2002 (15 games) 1963 (11 games) 2004 (12 games) 1963 (11 games) 2000 (13 games) 2001 (12 games) 2003 (13 games) 1993 (11 games) 2013 (12 games)

Game

45 43 41 35 35 34 34 34 34 31 31

YARDS PASSING Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2015 (14 games) 2014 (13 games) 2013 (12 games) 1985 (11 games) 1984 (11 games) 1973 (13 games) 2012 (13 games) 1986 (11 games) 2006 (11 games) 1981 (11 games)

Season, Per Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5 6.

2014 (13 games) 2015 (14 games) 1985 (11 games) 2013 (12 games) 1984 (11 games) 1986 (11 games)

at Middle Tennessee, 9/13/2014 vs. Bowling Green, 8/29/2014 at Marshall, 11/28/2014 vs. Akron, 10/5/1985 vs. Central Michigan, 12/24/2014 at Indiana, 9/19/2015

593 569 516 494 486 484

69 66 61 59 59 56

PASSES COMPLETED Season

1. 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2015 (14 games) 2014 (13 games) 1985 (11 games) 2013 (12 games) 1984 (11 games) 1986 (11 games) 2012 (13 games) 1973 (13 games) 2009 (12 games) 2006 (11 games)

398 378 281 266 251 219 213 197 181 175

Season, Per Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

2014 (378 comp, 13 games) 2015 (398 comp, 14 games) 1985 (281 comp, 11 games) 1984 (251 comp, 11 games) 2013 (266 comp, 12 games) 1986 (219 comp, 11 games)

29.1 28.4 25.5 22.8 22.2 19.9

Game

1. 2. 4. 5.

vs. Bowling Green, 8/29/2014 at Middle Tennessee, 9/13/2014 at Middle Tennessee, 11/9/1985 at Navy, 9/27/2014 at LSU, 10/24/2015 vs. Akron, 11/15/1969

46 43 43 38 37 37

Head coach Jeff Brohm’s teams are atop the offensive record books.

HILLTOPPERS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

374.3 372.2 278.5 261.7 255.6 229.1

at Middle Tennessee, 11/9/1985 at Middle Tennessee, 9/13/2014 at LSU, 10/24/2015 vs. Akron, 10/5/1985 vs. Akron, 11/15/1969 vs. Bowling Green, 8/29/2014

Season, Per Game

1985 (506 atts, 11 games) 1984 (482 atts, 11 games) 2014 (557 atts, 13 games) 2015 (554 atts, 14 games) 1986 (424 atts, 11games) 2013 (407 atts, 12 games)

46.0 43.8 42.8 39.6 38.5 33.9

OPPONENTS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

557 554 506 481 424 407 393 335 325 318

UNIVERSIT Y

2014 (13 games) 2015 (14 games) 1985 (11 games) 1984 (11 games) 1986 (11 games) 2013 (12 games) 1973 (13 games) 2012 (13 games) 1969 (10 games) 2008 (12 games)

HISTORY

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2015 REVIEW

PASSES ATTEMPTED Season

GENERAL

Game

5,211 4,866 3,138 3,064 2,812 2,675 2,667 2,520 2,248 2,109

1. 2. 3. 4. 6.

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TOUCHDOWN PASSES

Season

Season

1. 2. 3. 6. 7. 9. 10.

1973 (13 games) 1964 (10 games) 1968 (10 games) 1974 (10 games) 1984 (11 games) 1972 (10 games) 1969 (10 games) 1976 (10 games) 1965 (10 games) 1977 (10 games)

27 25 23 23 23 22 21 21 20 19

Three times, last vs. Grambling, 12/8/1973

6

COMPLETION PERCENTAGE Season 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2015 (14 games) 2014 (13 games) 2013 (12 games) 2012 (13 games) 2007 (12 games) 1952 (10 games) 2006 (11 games) 2002 (15 games) 2004 (12 games) 2009 (12 games)

.718 (398-554) .679 (378-557) .654 (266-407) .636 (213-335) .628 (167-266) .615 (142-231) .614 (175-285) .601 (101-168) .590 (131-222) .578 (181-313)

Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

2015 (14 games) 2014 (13 games) 1973 (13 games) 2012 (13 games) 1952 (10 games) 1985 (11 games) 1969 (10 games) 1968 (10 games) 1986 (11 games) Three times, last in 2013 (12 games)

Game

Game 1.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 10.

vs. Old Dominion, 10/25/2014 vs. FAU, 11/7/2015 vs. Bowling Green, 8/29/2014 vs. Navy, 9/28/2013 vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/26/2015 vs. Delta State, 11/1/1952 vs. Western Illinois, 9/30/2006

.885 (23-26) .828 (24-29) .821 (46-56) .806 (25-31) .805 (33-41) .800 (16-20) .800 (16-20)

Quarterback Brandon Doughty (12) and left guard Brandon Ray (51)

1. 2. 4.

at Marshall, 11/28/2014 vs. Middle Tennessee, 10/10/2015 vs. Miami, 9/26/2015 vs. Bowling Green, 8/29/2014 vs. Marshall, 11/27/2015 vs. FAU, 11/7/2015 vs. Central Michigan, 12/24/2014 vs. UTSA, 11/22/2014 vs. Old Dominion, 10/25/2014 at Morehead State, 10/11/1952 at Morehead State, 10/28/1972 vs. Akron, 10/5/85

1. 2. 3. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 4. 5.

1975 (13 games) 1986 (11 games) 1973 (13 games) 1976 (10 games) 1982 (10 games) 1983 (11 games) 1985 (11 games) 1970 (10 games) 1981 (11 games) 1974 (10 games) 1975 (104; 13 games) 1976 (78; 10 games) 1982 (78; 10 games) 1970 (76, 10 games) 1986 (80; 11 games)

Game

1.

2015 Conference USA Champions

8 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

PUNTS Season

Season, Per Game

106

50 49 29 24 20 20 18 16 16 15

at Tennessee Tech, 10/19/1974 at Tennessee State, 10/18/1986

104 80 78 78 78 78 77 76 73 72 8.0 7.8 7.8 7.6 7.3

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PUNTING YARDS

PUNTS RETURNED

Season

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1975 (13 games) 1976 (10 games) 1986 (11 games) 1983 (11 games) 1973 (13 games) 2010 (12 games) 1985 (11 games) 1981 (11 games) 1970 (10 games) 1980 (10 games)

Season, Per Punt

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2009 (2,475 yds, 57 punts) 2012 (1,919 yds, 46 punts) 2011 (2,662 yds, 64 punts) 2004 (1,996 yds, 48 punts) 1976 (3,202 yds, 78 punts) 2007 (1,919 yds, 47 punts) 2015 (2,110 yds, 52 punts) 2010 (2,872 yds, 71 punts) 2003 (2,224 yds, 55 punts) 1980 (2,700 yds, 67 punts)

Game 1.

vs. Tennessee Tech, 10/19/74

Jeremy Moore (44) punting in 2009

4,081 3,202 3,199 2,959 2,931 2,872 2,808 2,742 2,726 2,700

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1974 (10 games) 1973 (13 games) 1975 (13 games) 1997 (12 games) 2002 (15 games)

60 53 52 49 47

Game 1.

vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/20/1952

PUNTS RETURNS FOR TD Game

43.4 41.7 41.59 41.58 41.1 40.8 40.6 40.5 40.43 40.29 578

12

1.

vs. Cumberland (Tenn.), 9/11/1999

2

PUNT RETURN YARDS Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2002 (15 games) 1974 (10 games) 2001 (12 games) 1975 (13 games) 1967 (9 games) 2003 (13 games) 1968 (10 games) 1998 (11 games) 2007 (12 games) 1988 (13 games)

609 576 566 542 522 498 427 416 400 384

Season, Per Return

16.1 15.4 15.3 14.8 14.7 14.1 13.8 13.1 13.0 12.0

Game

vs. Youngstown State, 10/11/1980 vs. Lamar, 9/15/1979 at Morehead State, 10/10/1953

167 161 153

2015 REVIEW

1. 2. 3.

HILLTOPPERS

2005 (11 games) 1998 (11 games) 2001 (12 games) 2007 (12 games) 1990 (10 games) 1967 (9 games) 1968 (10 games) 2003 (13 games) 2002 (15 games) 1999 (11 games)

GENERAL

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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INTERCEPTIONS

Season

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9.

2009 (12 games) 2010 (12 games) 1995 (10 games) 2008 (12 games) 2014 (13 games) 2011 (12 games) 1991 (11 games) 1986 (11 games) 1977 (10 games) 1989 (11 games) 2007 (12 games)

Game

1. 3. 5. 6.

at Middle Tennessee, 10/24/2009 at North Texas, 10/31/2009 vs. Lamar, 9/15/1979 at Louisiana Tech, 11/1/2014 at Central Florida, 9/24/1994 Eight times, last vs. Old Dominion, 10/25/2014

81 62 61 55 54 54 48 47 45 45 45

11 11 10 10 9 8

KICKOFF RETURN YARDS Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2009 (12 games) 2011 (12 games) 2008 (12 games) 2010 (12 games) 1995 (10 games) 2014 (13 games) 1996 (11 games) 2012 (13 games) 1986 (11 games) 2003 (13 games)

Season, Per Return

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2011 (12 games) 1982 (10 games) 1996 (11 games) 2008 (12 games) 2012 (13 games) 2003 (13 games) 1973 (13 games) 1980 (10 games) 1975 (13 games) 2001 (12 games)

Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

at North Texas, 10/31/2009 at Middle Tennessee, 10/24/2009 vs. Old Dominion, 10/25/2014 at Marshall, 9/28/1996 vs. North Texas, 11/1/2008

1,797 1,409 1,376 1,306 1,222 1,166 1,118 1,083 985 935 26.1 25.7 25.4 25.0 24.6 24.6 24.1 23.9 23.7 23.1 273 271 246 235 234

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1973 (13 games) 1952 (10 games) 2000 (13 games) 1963 (11 games) 2004 (12 games) 1968 (10 games) 1975 (13 games) 1972 (10 games) 2007 (12 games) 2002 (15 games)

Game

1.

vs. Morehead State, 11/6/1965 at Eastern Kentucky, 9/18/2004

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2000 (13 games) 1973 (13 games) 2014 (13 games) 1968 (10 games) 1952 (10 games) 1974 (10 games) 2007 (12 games) 1992 (10 games) 1972 (10 games) 2002 (15 games) 1966 (10 games)

Game

1. 2.

vs. Murray State, 11/21/1992 vs. Western Illinois, 10/12/1968

506 458 414 355 313 296 269 267 251 241 241 153 139

FUMBLES Season

1. 2. 5.

1975 (13 games) 1977 (10 games) 1979 (10 games) 1983 (11 games) 1976 (10 games)

Game

1. 2.

vs. Eastern Illinois, 11/12/1983 (lost 5) at Tampa, 9/21/1963 (lost 7)

42 38 38 38 36

9 8

FUMBLES LOST Season

1. 2. 4. 5. 1.

2015 Conference USA Champions

7 7

INTERCEPTION RETURN YARDAGE Season

1957 (8 games) 1960 (9 games) 1977 (10 games) 1979 (10 games) 1983 (11 games) 1972 (10 games)

Game

108

35 34 29 27 23 23 22 22 20 20

at Tampa, 9/21/1963

26 21 21 20 17 17 7


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PENALTIES

SCORING DEFENSE

Season

Season (Since 1954)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1988 (13 games) 2002 (15 games) 1994 (11 games) 2000 (13 games) 2011 (12 games)

Game

1. 2. 4. 5.

vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, 8/29/1996 vs. Indiana State, 11/5/1994 vs. West Virginia Tech, 9/1/2005 at Morehead State, 9/10/1988 Seven times, last vs. UT-Martin, 9/9/2000

120 97 93 90 89 17 16 16 15 14

PENALTY YARDS Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1988 (13 games) 1968 (10 games) 1981 (11 games) 1974 (10 games) 1973 (13 games)

Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

at Evansville, 9/5/1981 vs. West Virginia Tech, 9/1/2005 vs. Kentucky State, 9/19/1981 at Morehead State, 9/10/1988 vs. Morehead State, 10/9/1954

1,034 919 917 878 859 167 166 161 160 153

Jimmy Feix’s first team, in 1968, shut out their first five opponents.

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1968 (10 games) 1970 (10 games) 1963 (11 games) 1964 (10 games) 1958 (9 games) 1961 (9 games) 1962 (8 games) 1974 (10 games) 1972 (10 games) 1967 (9 games)

70 76 79 79 87 88 92 95 97 98

Season, Average (Since 1954)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1968 (10 games) 1963 (11 games) 1970 (10 games) 1964 (10 games) 1975 (13 games) 1974 (10 games) 1958 (9 games) 1972 (10 games) 1961 (9 games) 1971 (10 games)

7.0 7.2 7.6 7.9 8.6 9.5 9.7 9.7 9.8 10

TACKLES Season, Solo (Since 1978)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1988 (13 games) 2002 (15 games) 1987 (11 games) 2000 (13 games) 2003 (13 games)

775 718 705 701 700

Season, Assisted (Since 1978) 1983 (11 games) 1981 (11 games) 1979 (10 games) 1982 (10 games) 1980 (10 games)

841 769 659 648 615

1988 (13 games) 1981 (11 games) 1983 (11 games) 2002 (15 games) 2003 (13 games)

1352 1292 1250 1193 1172

2015 REVIEW

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

HILLTOPPERS

Season, Total (Since 1978)

GENERAL

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

HISTORY UNIVERSIT Y OPPONENTS

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Team Records SACKS

TACKLES FOR LOSS, YARDS

Season (Since 1984)

Season (Since 1978)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2002 (15 games) 1997 (12 games) 2003 (13 games) 2000 (13 games) 1987 (11 games) 1985 (11 games) 2012 (13 games) 2001 (12 games) 2005 (11 games) 1993 (11 games)

41 40 39 33 33 33 32 31 30 29

SACKS, YARDS Season (Since 1984)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2002 (15 games) 2003 (13 games) 2001 (12 games) 1987 (11 games) 1997 (12 games)

296 283 248 245 239

TACKLES FOR LOSS Season (Since 1978)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 9. 10.

2003 (13 games) 2002 (15 games) 2001 (12 games) 2012 (13 games) 2000 (13 games) 1981 (11 games) 2005 (11 games) 1999 (11 games) 2015 (14 games) 2011 (12 games)

135 132 107 97 94 94 84 84 83 79

Jack Harbaugh’s 2002 team remains the standard for WKU sacks.

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2002 (15 games) 2003 (13 games) 2012 (13 games) 2001 (12 games) 1981 (11 games)

490 436 413 395 388

PASS BREAKUPS Season (Since 1979)

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2000 (13 games) 1994 (11 games) 1989 (11 games) 1998 (11 games) 1993 (11 games) 1996 (11 games) 1986 (11 games) 1997 (12 games) 1988 (13 games) 1985 (11 games)

95 91 84 84 77 68 67 64 62 61


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PASSING

PASS COMPLETIONS Career

PASS ATTEMPTS Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brandon Doughty, 2011-15 Jeff Cesarone, 1984-87 Kawaun Jakes, 2009-2012 Justin Haddix, 2003-06 Leo Peckenpaugh, 1970-73 Johnny Vance, 1966-69 John Hall, 1977-80 Jimmy Feix, 1949-52 Ralph Antone, 1979-82 Willie Taggart, 1995-98

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brandon Doughty, 2014 Brandon Doughty, 2015 Jeff Cesarone, 1985 Jeff Cesarone, 1986 Brandon Doughty, 2013 Kawaun Jakes, 2012 Johnny Vance, 1969 Jeff Cesarone, 1987 Kawaun Jakes, 2010 Justin Haddix, 2005

Game

Brandon Doughty at Middle Tennessee, 2014 Brandon Doughty at LSU, 2015 Johnny Vance vs. Akron, 1969 Jeff Cesarone vs. Akron, 1985 Jeff Cesarone at EIU, 1986 Brandon Doughty vs. Bowling Green, 2014 Brandon Doughty at Navy, 2014 Brandon Doughty vs. Southern Miss, 2015 Brandon Doughty at Marshall, 2014 Brandon Doughty at Illinois, 2014

66 61 59 59 58 56 54 52 50 48

1,023 735 650 541 289 286 283 266 200 195

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brandon Doughty, 2015 Brandon Doughty, 2014 Jeff Cesarone, 1985 Brandon Doughty, 2013 Jeff Cesarone, 1986 Kawaun Jakes, 2012 Justin Haddix, 2006 Johnny Vance, 1969 Kawaun Jakes, 2011 Jeff Cesarone, 1987

388 375 253 246 207 200 171 155 153 152

Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 10.

Brandon Doughty vs. Bowling Green, 2014 Brandon Doughty at Middle Tennessee, 2014 Brandon Doughty at Navy, 2014 Brandon Doughty at LSU, 2015 Johnny Vance at Akron, 1969 Jeff Cesarone vs. Akron, 1985 Brandon Doughty at Indiana, 2015 Brandon Doughty vs. Southern Miss, 2015 Brandon Doughty at Marshall, 2014 Brandon Doughty vs. Miami (Ohio), 2015

46 43 38 37 37 36 35 34 34 33

PASSING YARDS Career

12,855 8,566 7,929 7,538 4,046 3,876 3,780 3,555 3,532 3,326

Season

5,055 4,830 2,857 2,737 2,488 2,396 2,186 1,976 1,943 1,892

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OPPONENTS

Brandon Doughty, 2015 Brandon Doughty, 2014 Brandon Doughty, 2013 Jeff Cesarone, 1985 Kawaun Jakes, 2012 Jeff Cesarone, 1986 Justin Haddix, 2006 Justin Haddix, 2004 Johnny Vance, 1969 Justin Haddix, 2005

UNIVERSIT Y

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

HISTORY

Brandon Doughty, 2011-15 Jeff Cesarone, 1984-87 Justin Haddix, 2003-06 Kawaun Jakes, 2009-2012 Johnny Vance, 1966-69 John Hall, 1977-80 Jimmy Feix, 1949-52 Ralph Antone, 1979-82 Leo Peckenpaugh, 1970-73 Willie Taggart, 1995-98

2015 REVIEW

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

HILLTOPPERS

Quarterback Brandon Doughty

552 540 447 397 374 312 307 297 291 279

Brandon Doughty, 2011-15 Jeff Cesarone, 1984-87 Kawaun Jakes, 2009-2012 Justin Haddix, 2003-06 Johnny Vance, 1966-69 John Hall, 1977-80 Leo Peckenpaugh, 1970-73 Ralph Antone, 1979-82 Willie Taggart, 1995-98 Mike Egan, 1965-68

GENERAL

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1,491 1,379 1,123 947 619 592 571 554 519 420

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.


Individual Records Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Brandon Doughty at Middle Tennessee, 2014 Brandon Doughty vs. Bowling Green, 2014 Jeff Cesarone vs. Akron, 1985 Brandon Doughty at Marshall, 2014 Brandon Doughty vs. Central Michigan, 2014

593 569 494 491 486

Per Game, Season Since 1990, min. 5 games played 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Brandon Doughty, 2014 Brandon Doughty, 2015 Brandon Doughty, 2013 Justin Haddix, 2006 Kawaun Jakes, 2012 Justin Haddix, 2005

371.5 (4,830, 13 GMS) 361.1 (5,055, 14 GMS) 238.0 (2,857, 12 GMS) 198.7 (2,186, 11 GMS) 191.4 (2,488, 13 GMS) 172.0 (1,892, 11 GMS)

COMPLETION PERCENTAGE Career (Min. 100 comp.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brandon Doughty, 2011-15 .686 (1,023-1,491; 12,855) K.J. Black, 2007-08 .632 (115-182; 1,284) Kawaun Jakes, 2009-2012 .579 (650-1,123; 7,538) Justin Haddix, 2003-06 .571 (541-947; 7,929) Jason Michael, 1999-02 .553 (126-228; 2,272) David Wolke, 2007-08 .545 (194-356; 2,200) Jeff Cesarone, 1984-87 .533 (735-1,379; 8,566) Ralph Antone, 1979-82 .513 (266-519; 3,555) Scott Campbell, 1988-90 .508 (130-256; 1,660) Scott Bartholomew, 1976-77 .505 (107-212; 1,383)

Season (Min. 75 comp.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brandon Doughty, 2015 Brandon Doughty, 2014 Brandon Doughty, 2013 K.J. Black, 2007 Kawaun Jakes, 2012 Jimmy Feix, 1952 David Wolke, 2007 Justin Haddix, 2006 Kawaun Jakes, 2009 Jason Michael, 2002

.719 (388-540; 5,055 yds) .679 (375-552; 4,830 yds) .658 (246-374; 2,857 yds) .657 (88-134; 1,007 yds) .641 (200-312; 2,488 yds) .632 (127-201; 1,752 yds) .621 (77-124; 922 yds) .613 (171-279; 2,186 yds) .607 (148-244; 1,516 yds) .606 (100-165; 1,661 yds)

Game (Min. 10 comp.)

1. 2. 4. 5. 6.

Brandon Doughty vs. Old Dominion, 2014 Marty Jaggers at Austin Peay, 1981 Willie Taggart at UT Martin, 1997 Brandon Doughty vs. FAU, 2015 Brandon Doughty vs. Bowling Green, 2014 Ralph Antone at Kentucky St., 1981 David Wolke vs. NC Central, 2007

.885 (23-26) .833 (10-12) .833 (10-12) .828 (24-29) .821 (46-56) .818 (9-11) .818 (9-11)

TOUCHDOWN PASSES Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9. 10.

Brandon Doughty, 2011-15 Kawaun Jakes, 2009-12 Justin Haddix, 2003-06 Jeff Cesarone, 1984-87 Leo Peckenpaugh, 1970-73 Jimmy Feix, 1949-52 John Hall, 1977-80 Willie Taggart, 1995-98 Johnny Vance, 1966-69 Ralph Antone, 1979-82

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111 51 50 46 35 30 30 30 28 27

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9.

Brandon Doughty, 2014 Brandon Doughty, 2015 Kawaun Jakes, 2012 Jeff Cesarone, 1985 Johnny Vance, 1969 Jimmy Feix, 1952 Jeff Cesarone, 1986 Justin Haddix, 2005 Justin Haddix, 2006 Brandon Doughty, 2013 Leo Peckenpaugh, 1974

Game

1. 2. 4.

Brandon Doughty at Marshall, 2014 Brandon Doughty vs. Miami (Ohio), 2015 Brandon Doughty vs. Bowling Green, 2014 Brandon Doughty vs. Marshall, 2015 Brandon Doughty vs. Middle Tennessee, 2015 Brandon Doughty vs. Central Michigan, 2014 Brandon Doughty vs. Old Dominion, 2014 Brandon Doughty vs. UTSA, 2014 John Hall at Morehead St., 1978 Jeff Cesarone vs. Akron, 1985

49 48 22 18 16 15 15 15 14 14 14

8 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

LONGEST PASS 1. 3. 4.

Peckenpaugh to Williams at Murray State, 1970 Jeff Cesarone to Keith Paskett vs Akron, 1985 John Hall to Eddie Preston at Austin Peay, 1979 Bill Smith to Eddie Preston vs. Austin Peay, 1976

96 96 93 92

* All resulted in touchdowns

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN Career

1. 2. 3. 5.

Johnny Vance, 1966-69 Jeff Cesarone, 1984-87 Leo Peckenpaugh, 1970-73 Kawaun Jakes, 2009-12 Justin Haddix, 2003-06

Season

1. 2. 3.

Shanon Miller, 1964 Johnny Vance, 1969 Mike Egan, 1965 Johnny Vance, 1968 Dennis Tomek, 1973

Game

1. 2.

Dennis Tomek vs. Grambling, 1973 Jimmy Feix at Marshall, 1951 Doug Bartholomew at Akron, 1977 Brandon Doughty at Tennessee, 2013

43 42 38 38 36

20 18 15 15 15

6 5 5 5


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RECEIVING

Game

RECEPTIONS Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Willie McNeal, 2010-14 (2,181 yds) Jake Gaebler, 2006-09 (1,924 yds) Jack Doyle, 2009-12 (1,769 yds) Taywan Taylor, 2013-Pres. (2,504 yds) Jared Dangerfield, 2014-15 (1,669 yds) Curtis Hamilton, 2004-07 (2,324 yds) Jay Davis, 1968-71 (2,236 yds) Alan Mullins, 1982-85 (1,866 yds) Keith Paskett, 1983-86 (2,117 yds) Robert Coates, 1986-89 (1,445 yds)

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Taywan Taylor, 2015 (1,467 yds) Jared Dangerfield, 2015 (844 yds) Jared Dangerfield, 2014 (825 yds) Curtis Hamilton, 2007 (873 yds) Porter Williams, 1973 (1,107 yds) Alan Mullins, 1985 (849 yds) Nicholas Norris, 2015 (971 yds) Willie McNeal, 2014 (666 yds) Jake Gaebler, 2008 (588 yds) Jack Doyle, 2012 (566 yds)

171 168 162 155 151 149 131 124 123 119

86 82 69 66 66 65 63 56 54 53

Game

Jay Davis at Akron, 1969 15/191 yards Taywan Taylor vs. Bowling Green, 2014 12/185 yards Curtis Hamilton vs. Eastern Ky., 2007 12/139 yards Pat McKenzie vs. Eastern Ill., 1984 12/92 yards Jared Dangerfield vs. Miami (Ohio), 2015 11/148 yards Tyler Higbee at Indiana, 2015 11/109 yards Keith Paskett vs. Eastern Ill., 1986 11/187 yards Cedric Jones vs. Livingston, 1986 11/121 yards Jake Gaebler vs. Middle Tennessee, 2008 11/125 yards

Career

Taywan Taylor, 2015 (86 catches) Porter Williams, 1973 (66 catches) Nicholas Norris, 2015 (63 catches) Casey Rooney, 2003 (52 catches) Curtis Hamilton, 2007 (66 catches) Joey Stockton, 1995 (33 catches) Maurice Perkins, 2004 (43 catches) Alan Mullins, 1985 (65 catches) Curtis Hamilton, 2006 (52 catches) Keith Paskett, 1985 (47 catches)

24 22 21 21 19 19 19 17 14 14 14

Season

1. 2. 4. 5. 8.

Taywan Taylor, 2015 Jared Dangerfield, 2014 Porter Williams, 1973 Curtis Hamilton, 2006 Jared Dangerfield, 2015 Tyler Higbee, 2015 Willie McNeal, 2014 Antwane Grant, 2015 Taywan Taylor, 2014 Alan Mullins, 1985 Keith Paskett, 1985 Eddie Preston, 1979 Jay Davis, 1969

17 11 11 10 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7

Game

1. 2.

Porter Williams vs. Murray St., 1973 Taywan Taylor vs. Middle Tennessee, 2015 Tyler Higbee at Marshall, 2014 Eddie Preston at Morehead St., 1978 Porter Williams vs. East Tennessee, 1971

4 3 3 3 3

Wide receiver Taywan Taylor

1,467 1,107 971 946 873 863 849 849 841 829

OPPONENTS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

Taywan Taylor, 2013-Pres. Eddie Preston, 1976-79 Willie McNeal, 2010-14 Porter Williams, 1970-73 Jared Dangerfield, 2014-15 Curtis Hamilton, 2004-07 Jay Davis, 1968-71 Joey Stockton, 1995-97 Tyler Higbee, 2011-15 Keith Paskett, 1983-86 Alan Mullins, 1982-85

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Season

2,504 2,324 2,236 2,181 2,117 2,083 2,057 1,924 1,866 1,826

1. 2. 3. 5. 8. 9.

HISTORY

Taywan Taylor, 2013-Pres. (155 catches) Curtis Hamilton, 2004-07 (149 catches) Jay Davis, 1968-71 (131 catches) Willie McNeal, 2010-14 (171 catches) Keith Paskett, 1983-86 (123 catches) Eddie Preston, 1976-79 (114 catches) Joey Stockton, 1995-97 (96 catches) Jake Gaebler, 2006-09 (168 catches) Alan Mullins, 1982-85 (124 catches) Porter Williams, 1970-73 (105 catches)

TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS Career

2015 REVIEW

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

276/7 rec. 196/9 rec. 194/7 rec. 191/15 rec. 188/5 rec. 187/ 11 rec.

HILLTOPPERS

RECEIVING YARDS

Joey Stockton at Austin Peay, 1995 Taywan Taylor at Indiana, 2015 Joey Stockton vs. Murray St., 1997 (3OT) Jay Davis at Akron, 1969 Malcolm Darden at Chattanooga, 1987 Keith Paskett at Eastern Ill., 1986

GENERAL

1. 2 5.

1. 2. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

RUSHING ATTEMPTS Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Bobby Rainey, 2008-11 (4,542 yds) Lerron Moore, 2003-06 (4,396 yds) Willie Taggart, 1995-98 (3,997 yds) Antwan Floyd, 1993-96 (3,775 yds) Joe Arnold, 1985-88 (3,570 yds) Antonio Andrews, 2010-13 (3,674 yds) Jimmy Woods, 1975-78 (2,479 yds) Dickie Moore, 1965-68 (3,560 yds) Clarence Jackson, 1970-73 (2,584 yds) Jim Vorhees, 1966-69 (2,040 yds)

Bobby Rainey, 2011 (1,695 yds) Bobby Rainey, 2010 (1,649 yds) Antonio Andrews, 2012 (1,728 yds) Jon Frazier, 2002 (1,537 yds) Lawrence Jefferson, 1975 (880 yds) Joe Arnold, 1988 (1,668 yds) Lerron Moore, 2003 (1,490 yds) Leon Allen, 2014 (1,542 yds) Antonio Andrews, 2013 (1,730 yds) Antwan Floyd, 1994 (1,327 yds)

Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Bobby Rainey vs Middle Tennessee, 2010 Bobby Rainey vs. Troy, 2011 Don Smith vs. Missouri State, 1989 Glendell Miller vs. Murray State, 1982 Clarence Jackson at Butler, 1971 Elmer Caldwell at Eastern Kentucky, 1979

369 340 304 303 293 278 273 272 267 240

45 43 41 39 38 38

RUSHING YARDS Career 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Bobby Rainey, 2008-11 (895 atts) Lerron Moore, 2003-06 (828 atts) Willie Taggart, 1995-98 (721 atts) Antwan Floyd, 1993-96 (697 atts) Antonio Andrews, 2010-13 (618 atts) Joe Arnold, 1985-88 (642 atts) Dickie Moore, 1965-68 (607 atts) Clarence Jackson, 1970-73 (519 atts) Jimmy Woods, 1975-78 (612 atts) Leon Allen, 2012-Pres. (427 atts)

Season 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Antonio Andrews, 2013 (267 atts) Antonio Andrews, 2012 (304 atts) Bobby Rainey, 2011 (369 atts) Joe Arnold, 1988 (278 atts) Bobby Rainey, 2010 (340 atts) Leon Allen, 2014 (272 atts) Jon Frazier, 2002 (303 atts) Lerron Moore, 2003 (273 atts) Dickie Moore, 1967 (208 atts) Antwan Floyd, 1994 (240 atts) Willie Taggart, 1998 (201 atts)

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4,542 4,396 3,997 3,775 3,674 3,570 3,560 2,584 2,479 2,353

1,730 1,728 1,695 1,668 1,649 1,542 1,537 1,490 1,444 1,327 1,313

345 309 297 289 260

RUSHING YARDS (QB) Career 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Willie Taggart, 1995-98 (721 atts) Eddie Thompson, 1991-93 (387 atts) Donte Pimpleton, 1998-2001 (242 atts) Jason Johnson, 2000-01 (253 atts) Jason Michael, 1999-2002 (318 atts)

Season

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

895 828 712 697 642 618 612 607 519 495

Leon Allen vs. Army, 2014 Eddie Thompson vs. Southern Ill., 1992 Clarence Jackson at Butler, 1971 Willie Taggart at Southern Illinois, 1997 Joe Arnold at North Carolina A&T, 1987

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Willie Taggart, 1998 (210 atts) Willie Taggart, 1997 (189 atts) Willie Taggart, 1996 (167 atts) Eddie Thompson, 1992 (113 atts) Eddie Thompson, 1993 (120 atts)

Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

3,997 2,349 1,351 1,164 1,038

1,313 1,257 997 837 830

Eddie Thompson vs. Southern Ill., 1992 (NCAA Record) Willie Taggart vs. Southern Illinois, 1997 Donte Pimpleton at Illinois State, 2001 Willie Taggart vs. Elon, 1998 Willie Taggart at South Florida, 1998

309 289 245 217 206

LONGEST RUSH 1. 2. 3. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Pedro Bacon vs. Livingston, 1986 Gene McFadden vs. East Tennessee, 1953 Lerron Moore vs. Southern Illinois, 2003 Lou Cullen at Mississippi, 1942 Donte Pimpleton at Illinois St., 2001 Pedro Bacon at Missouri State, 1988 Rod Smart at Eastern Kentucky, 1999 Stephen Willis vs. Troy, 2007 Joey Stockton at Southern Illinois, 1997 Joe Arnold vs. North Carolina A&T, 1988

99-TD 96-TD 91-TD 91-TD 90-TD 90-TD 89-TD 86-TD 84-TD 81-TD

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Willie Taggart, 1995-98 Lerron Moore, 2003-06 Clarence Jackson, 1970-73 Bobby Rainey, 2007-11 Dickie Moore, 1965-68 Antonio Andrews, 2010-13 Joe Arnold, 1985-88 Antwan Floyd, 1993-96 Latravis Powell, 1994-97 Leon Allen, 2012-Pres.

47 43 37 35 34 29 28 27 24 22


Individual Records Season

1. 2. 3. 5. 8.

Dickie Moore, 1967 Antonio Andrews, 2013 Willie Taggart, 1997 Bobby Rainey, 2010 Willie Taggart, 1998 Joe Arnold, 1988 Brian Porter, 2004 Jason Michael, 2002 Bobby Rainey, 2011 Leon Allen, 2014 Lerron Moore, 2003

Game 1.

Antonio Andrews vs. Morgan State, 2013

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MOST 200-YARD RUSHING GAMES Career

1. 2. 4. 5.

Antonio Andrews, 2010-13 Bobby Rainey, 2008-11 Eddie Thompson, 1991-93 Willie Taggart, 1995-98 Leon Allen, 2012-Pres. Joe Arnold, 1985-88 Dickie Moore, 1965-68

Season

1. 3.

Bobby Rainey, 2011 Antonio Andrews, 2012 Leon Allen, 2014 Antonio Andrews, 2013 Willie Taggart, 1998 Eddie Thompson, 1993 Eddie Thompson, 1992 Dickie Moore, 1967

3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2

1. 2. 3. 4. 6.

Bobby Rainey, 2008-11 Antonio Andrews, 2010-13 Willie Taggart, 1995-98 Lerron Moore, 2003-06 Dickie Moore, 1965-68 Joe Arnold, 1985-88

11 9 8 7 7 6

Season

1. 2. 3.

Bobby Rainey, 2010 Antonio Andrews, 2013 Antonio Andrews, 2012 Bobby Rainey, 2011 Rod Smart, 1999 Willie Taggart, 1998 Joe Arnold, 1988 Dickie Moore, 1967

7 5 4 4 4 4 4 4

MOST 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES Career

1. 3. 4. 5. 7.

Antonio Andrews, 2010-13 Lerron Moore, 2003-06 Bobby Rainey, 2008-11 Antwan Floyd, 1993-96 Willie Taggart, 1995-98 Dickie Moore, 1965-68 Joe Arnold, 1985-88

21 21 19 18 17 17 13

Season

Antonio Andrews, 2013 Antonio Andrews, 2012 Bobby Rainey, 2011 Bobby Rainey, 2010 Jon Frazier, 2002 Antwan Floyd, 1994 Lerron Moore, 2003 Joe Arnold, 1988 Dickie Moore, 1967 Anthony Wales, 2015 Willie Taggart, 1998

11 10 10 9 9 9 8 8 8 7 7

UNIVERSIT Y

11 8 8 7 5 5 4 4 4 4

HISTORY

Antonio Andrews, 2013 Bobby Rainey, 2010-11 Antwan Floyd, 1994-95 Antonio Andrews, 2012 Lerron Moore, 2003 Bobby Rainey, 2011 Anthony Wales, 2015 Willie Taggart, 1998 Joe Arnold, 1988 Dickie Moore, 1967 (twice)

2015 REVIEW

CONSECUTIVE 100-YD RUSHING GAMES 1. 2. 4. 5. 7.

HILLTOPPERS

1. 2. 4. 7. 10.

GENERAL

Running back Bobby Rainey

5 4 4 3 2 2 2

MOST 150-YARD RUSHING GAMES Career

OPPONENTS

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ALL-PURPOSE YARDS Career

PLAYS Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Brandon Doughty, 2011-15 (12,570 yds) Jeff Cesarone, 1984-87 (7,852 yds) Kawaun Jakes, 2009-2012 (8,112 yds) Justin Haddix, 2003-06 (8,890 yds) Willie Taggart, 1995-98 (7,270 yds) Leo Peckenpaugh, 1970-73 (4,107 yds) Bobby Rainey, 2008-11 (4,595 yds) John Hall, 1977-80 (3,696 yds)

Season

1. 2. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brandon Doughty, 2014 (4,778) Brandon Doughty, 2015 (4,933) Jeff Cesarone, 1985 (2,542 yds) Jeff Cesarone, 1986 (2,169 yds) Johnny Vance, 1969 (2,164 yds) Brandon Doughty, 2013 (2,748 yds) Kawaun Jakes, 2010 (1,880 yds) Kawaun Jakes, 2012 (2,546 yds) Bobby Rainey, 2011 (1,743 yds) Kawaun Jakes, 2009 (1,871 yds) Ralph Antone, 1982 (1,502 yds)

1,593 1,545 1,456 1,309 1,141 940 900 751

591 567 489 453 412 408 387 378 371 369 361

YARDS Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Brandon Doughty, 2011-15 (1,593 plays) Justin Haddix, 2003-06 (1,309 plays) Willie Taggart, 1995-98 (1,456 plays) Jeff Cesarone, 1984-87 (1,545 plays) Kawaun Jakes, 2009-2012 (1,104 plays) Johnny Vance, 1966-69 (709 plays) Bobby Rainey, 2008-11 (900 plays) Eddie Thompson, 1991-93 (636 plays)

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brandon Doughty, 2015 (567 plays) Brandon Doughty, 2014 (591 plays) Brandon Doughty, 2013 (408 plays) Kawaun Jakes, 2012 (378 plays) Jeff Cesarone, 1985 (489 plays) Willie Taggart, 1997 (320 plays) Jason Michael, 2002 (335 plays) Justin Haddix, 2004 (301 plays) Justin Haddix, 2006 (336 plays) Justin Haddix, 2005 (343 plays)

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12,570 8,890 8,112 7,852 5,766 4,782 4,595 4,109

4,933 4,778 2,748 2,546 2,542 2,403 2,303 2,291 2,211 2,210

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Bobby Rainey, 2008-11 (4,542 R, 682 C, 51 PR, 1,631 KOR) Antonio Andrews, 2010-13 (3,674 R, 963 C, 382 PR, 1,780 KOR) Joey Stockton, 1994-97 (226 R, 2,057 C, 695 PR, 2,302 KOR) Joe Arnold, 1985-88 (3,570 R, 700 C, 903 KOR) Lerron Moore, 2003-06 (4,396 R, 211 C) Willie Taggart, 1995-98 (3,997 R, -1 C) Clarence Jackson, 1970-73 (2,707 R, 199 C, 258 PR, 634 KOR) Willie McNeal, 2010-14 (75 R, 2,181 C, 44 PR, 1,390 KOR)

6,906 6,799 5,280 5,173 4,607 3,996 3,798 3,690

Season 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Antonio Andrews, 2012 (1,728 R, 432 C, 234 PR, 767 KOR) 3,161 Antonio Andrews, 2013 (1,730 R, 478 C, 97 PR, 314 KOR) 2,619 Bobby Rainey, 2009 (939 R, 83 C, 29 PR, 1,050 KOR) 2,101 Bobby Rainey, 2011 (1,695 R, 361 C) 2,056 Leon Allen, 2014 (1,542 R, 476 C) 2,018 Joe Arnold, 1988 (1,668 R, 72 C, 262 KOR) 2,002 Joey Stockton, 1995 (46 R, 863 C, 147 pt rets, 934 KOR) 1,990 Jon Frazier, 2002 (1,537 R, 78 C, 328 KOR) 1,943 Bobby Rainey, 2010 (1,649 R, 230 C) 1,879 Joey Stockton, 1996 (13 R, 472 C, 300 PR, 778 KOR) 1,563

Season, Per Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Antonio Andrews, 2012 (3,161 yds, 13 gms) Antonio Andrews, 2013 (2,619 yds, 12 gms) Joey Stockton, 1995 (1,990 yds, 10 gms) Bobby Rainey, 2009 (2,101 yds, 12 gms) Bobby Rainey, 2011 (2,056 yds, 12 gms) Dickie Moore, 1967 (1,456 yds, 10 gms) Bobby Rainey, 2010 (1,879 yds, 12 gms) Leon Allen, 2014 (2,018 yds, 13 gms) Joe Arnold, 1988 (2,002 yds, 13 gms) Joey Stockton, 1996 (1,563 yds, 11 gms)

243.2 218.2 199.0 175.1 171.3 161.8 156.6 155.2 154.0 142.1

Antonio Andrews is one of three FBS players to eclipse 3,000 APY


Individual Records

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POINTS SCORED Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Garrett Schwettman, 2012-15 (PK) Chris James, 2004-07 (PK) Willie Taggart, 1995-98 (QB) Peter Martinez, 2000-02 (PK) Jeff Poisel, 1996-99 (PK) Lerron Moore, 2003-06 (RB) Clarence Jackson, 1970-73 (RB) Dan Maher, 1985-88 (PK) Bobby Rainey, 2008-11 (RB) Dickie Moore, 1965-68 (RB)

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 9. 10.

Garrett Schwettman, 2015 Garrett Schwettman, 2014 Matt Lange, 2003 Clarence Jackson, 1973 Dickie Moore, 1967 Peter Martinez, 2002 Taywan Taylor, 2015 Bobby Rainey, 2011 Peter Martinez, 2000 Leon Allen, 2014 Antonio Andrews, 2013 Willie Taggart, 1997

Game

Antonio Andrews vs. Morgan State, 2013 Anthony Wales at Old Dominion, 2015 KeShawn Simpson vs. Georgia State, 2013 Brian Porter at Fla. International, 2004 Lerron Moore vs. Western Ill., 2004 Joey Stockton vs. Southern Ill., 1996 Eddie Thompson vs. Southern Ill., 1992 Joe Arnold at North Carolina A&T, 1987 Porter Williams vs. Murray St., 1973 Dickie Moore vs. Tennessee Tech, 1967 Carroll Broderick vs. Evansville, 1932

398 298 286 279 263 260 252 250 242 203

124 118 117 114 114 103 102 102 100 96 96 96

30 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24

398 298 279 263 250 135 118 116 112 104

Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 6.

Matt Lange vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2003 Garrett Schwettman at Middle Tennessee, 2014 Garrett Schwettman vs. Middle Tennessee, 2015 Garrett Schwettman vs. LA Tech, 2015 Peter Martinez vs. UT-Martin, 2000 Garrett Schwettman vs Troy, 2013 Chris James vs. N.C. Central, 2007 Chris James vs. Youngstown St., 2004 Chris Pino vs. Central Florida, 1992

18 17 16 15 15 14 14 14 14

TOUCHDOWNS SCORED Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

Willie Taggart, 1995-98 Lerron Moore, 2003-06 Clarence Jackson, 1970-73 Bobby Rainey, 2008-11 Dickie Moore, 1965-68 Antonio Andrews, 2010-13 Joe Arnold, 1985-88 Antwan Floyd, 1993-96 Jim Vorhees, 1966-69 Leon Allen, 2012-Present

47 43 42 40 34 33 32 27 27 26

Season

1. 3. 5. 8.

Clarence Jackson, 1973 Dickie Moore, 1967 Taywan Taylor, 2015 Bobby Rainey, 2011 Leon Allen, 2014 Willie Taggart, 1997 Antonio Andrews, 2013 Antonio Andrews, 2012 Bobby Rainey, 2010 Willie Taggart, 1998 Joe Arnold, 1988

19 19 17 17 16 16 16 15 15 15 15

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OPPONENTS

Antonio Andrews vs. Morgan State, 2013 Anthony Wales at Old Dominion, 2015 Keshawn Simpson vs. Georgia State, 2013 Brian Porter at FIU, 2004 Lerron Moore vs. Western Ill., 2004 Joey Stockton vs. Southern Ill., 1996 Eddie Thompson vs. Southern Ill., 1992 Joe Arnold at North Carolina A&T, 1987 Porter Williams vs. Murray St., 1973 Dickie Moore vs. Tennessee Tech, 1967

UNIVERSIT Y

1. 2.

HISTORY

Garrett Schwettman, 2012-15 Chris James, 2004-07 Peter Martinez, 2000-02 Jeff Poisel, 1996-99 Dan Maher, 1985-88 Casey Tinius, 2009-11 Matt Lange, 2002-03 Jim Griffiths, 1980-82 Chris Pino, 1990-93 Chris Wilson, 1969-72

124 118 117 103 100 87 87 84 84 80

2015 REVIEW

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Garrett Schwettman, 2015 Garrett Schwettman, 2014 Matt Lange, 2003 Peter Martinez, 2002 Peter Martinez, 2000 Chris James, 2005 Jeff Poisel, 1997 Garrett Schwettman, 2013 Chris James, 2007 Dan Maher, 1988

HILLTOPPERS

POINTS SCORED, KICKER Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 10.

GENERAL

1. 2.

Season


Individual Records SPECIAL TEAMS

CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE

FIELD GOALS Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Garrett Schwettman, 2012-15 Chris James, 2004-07 Peter Martinez, 2000-02 Dan Maher, 1985-88 Jeff Poisel, 1996-99 Matt Lange, 2002-03 Jim Griffiths, 1980-82 Chris Pino, 1990-93 Dave Betz, 1976-77 Casey Tinius, 2009-2011

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8.

Matt Lange, 2003 Peter Martinez, 2002 Peter Martinez, 2000 Garrett Schwettman, 2014 Garrett Schwettman, 2015 Chris James, 2005 Dan Maher, 1988 Casey Tinius, 2009 Chris James, 2007 Peter Martinez, 2001

54 51 49 47 31 23 19 17 15 14

23 18 17 16 15 15 15 14 14 14

LONGEST FIELD GOALS MADE 1. 2. 3. 5. 7. 9.

Dick Herron at Middle Tennessee, 1971 Chris James at Missouri St., 2006 Chris James vs. Northern Iowa, 2005 Dan Maher at Louisville, 1986 Peter Martinez at Furman, 2001 Dan Maher at Austin Peay, 1986 Dave Betz at Murray St., 1976 Tanner Siewert at Kentucky, 2008 Peter Martinez at Georgia Southern, 2002 Dan Maher at Eastern Kentucky, 1987

57 54 52 52 51 51 50 50 49 49

LONGEST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED 1. 5. 7.

Dick Herron at MTSU, 1971 (GOOD) 57 Dave Betz at Murray St., 1976 57 Charlie Johnson at East Tennessee, 1974 57 Steve Wilson at Middle Tennessee, 1971 57 Brian Claybourn vs. Northern Iowa, 2003 55 Chris James at Ball St., 2007 55 Chris James at Missouri St., 2006 (GOOD) 54 Dave Betz vs. Murray St., 1977 54 Dick Herron vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1972 54 Peter Martinez vs. Murray St., 2002 54

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1. 2. 4. 6. 9.

Garrett Schwettman, 2015 Chris James, 2005 Matt Lange, 2003 Will Sweeney, 1994 Chris Pino, 1993 Garrett Schwettman, 2012-13 Chris James, 2006 Dan Maher, 1988 Matt Lange, 2003 Peter Martinez, 2001-02

11 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 7 7

PATS MADE Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Garrett Schwettman, 2012-15 Jeff Poisel, 1996-99 Chris James, 2004-07 Peter Martinez, 2000-02 Dan Maher, 1985-88 Steve Wilson, 1969-72 Casey Tinius, 2009-11 Tom Atwood, 1964-67 Chris Pino, 1990-93 Sam Clark, 1961-64

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 7. 8. 9.

Garrett Schwettman, 2015 Garrett Schwettman, 2014 Jeff Poisel, 1997 Peter Martinez, 2002 Peter Martinez, 2000 Jeff Poisel, 1998 Matt Lange, 2003 Garrett Schwettman, 2013 Chris James, 2007 Chris James, 2005 Garrett Schwettman, 2012

WKU’s all-time leading scorer, Garrett Schwettman

236 170 145 132 109 68 66 64 61 61

79 70 54 49 49 49 48 45 42 42 42


Individual Records Game

1. 5.

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Garrett Schwettman at FIU, 2015 Garrett Schwettman vs. Old Dominion, 2014 Chris James vs. West Virginia Tech, 2005 Peter Martinez vs. UT-Martin, 2000 Jeff Poisel vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, 1996 Ten with Eight (Last, Schwettman vs. Miami, 2015)

9 9 9 9 9 8

CONSECUTIVE PATS MADE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Chris James, 9/11/04-9/29/07 Garrett Schwettman, 10/4/14-10/24/15 Garrett Schwettman, 10/11/12-11/2/13 Jeff Poisel, 9/6/97-9/12/98 Dan Maher, 10/17/87-12/3/88 Peter Martinez, 9/16/00-10/13/01 Matt Lange, 9/6/03-12/6/03 Steve Wilson, 11/8/69-11/21/70

119 88 59 55 54 53 41 40

MOST PUNTS Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Adam Lindsey, 1983-86 Todd Davis, 1986-90 Brian Claybourn, 2001-04 Ray Farmer, 1977-80 Hendrix Brakefield, 2010-13 Walt Herod, 1973-76 Jeremy Moore, 2008-09 Rick Boeckmann, 1992-94 Gary Mears, 1970-72 Alan Ogletree, 1998-2000

Game

1. 3.

Adam Lindsey at Tennessee St., 1986 Charlie Johnson at Tennessee Tech, 1974 Adam Lindsey at Eastern Kentucky, 1983 Walt Herod at Morehead St., 1976

Game

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Charlie Johnson at Tennessee Tech, 1974 Adam Lindsey at Tennessee St., 1986 Adam Lindsey at Eastern Kentucky, 1983 Walt Herod at Morehead St., 1976 Ray Farmer at Tennessee Tech, 1980 Walt Herod vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1976

Career, Average Per Punt (Min. 150)

299 241 226 225 211 185 169 167 166 162

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Hendrix Brakefield, 2010-13 (211/8,650 yds) Brian Claybourn, 2001-04 (226/9,237 yds) Charlie Johnson, 1972-75 (152/6,150 yds) Jeremy Moore, 2007-09 (169/6,818 yds) Ray Farmer, 1977-80 (222/8,920 yds) Walter Herod, (185/7,369 yds) Alan Ogletree, 1997-2000 (162/6,276 yds) Todd Davis, 1986-90 (241/9,240) Adam Lindsey, 1983-86 (299/11,450) Rick Boeckmann, 1992-94 (167/6,359)

Season, Average Per Punt (Min. 40)

79 78 77 77 75 74 71 70 70 70

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Brian Claybourn, 2004 (46/1,996 yds) Jeremy Moore, 2009 (56/2,427 yds) Ray Farmer, 1980 (61/2,584 yds) Charlie Johnson, 1974 (51/2,155 yds) Hendrix Brakefield, 2012 (45/1,896 yds) Jeremy Moore, 2007 (46/1,919 yds) Hendrix Brakefield, 2011 (64/2,662 yds) Brian Claybourn, 2003 (54/2,224 yds) Walt Herod, 1976 (78/3,202 yds) Walt Herod, 1975 (79/3,223 yds)

Game, Average Per Punt (Min. 4) 13 13 12 12

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Brian Claybourn at Kansas St., 2004 (4/208) Charlie Johnson vs. Middle Tenn, 1974 (4/205) Brian Claybourn at Kansas St., 2002 (5/248) Walt Herod vs. Morehead St., 1975 (7/347) Charlie Johnson at Appalachian St., 1973 (7/346)

11,450 9,240 9,237 9,028 8,650 7,369 6,818 6,359 6,276 6,220

Charlie Johnson vs. Morehead St., 1973 Charlie Johnson at Appalachian St.,1973 Ray Farmer vs. Tennessee Tech, 1979 Hendrix Brakefield vs. Central Michigan, 2012 Bobby Mitchell vs. Tennessee Tech, 1961

43.4 43.3 42.4 42.3 42.1 41.7 41.6 41.2 41.1 40.8

52.00 51.30 49.60 49.57 49.40

77 76 75 74 74

OPPONENTS

Adam Lindsey, 1983-86 Todd Davis, 1986-90 Brian Claybourn, 2001-04 Ray Farmer, 1977-80 Hendrix Brakefield, 2010-13 Walt Herod, 1973-76 Jeremy Moore, 2008-09 Rick Boeckmann, 1992-94 Alan Ogletree, 1998-2000 Gary Mears, 1970-72

41.0 40.9 40.5 40.3 40.2 39.8 38.7 38.34 38.29 38.1

UNIVERSIT Y

LONGEST PUNT 1. 2. 3. 4.

578 555 498 490 444 444

HISTORY

PUNTING YARDS Career 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

3,223 3,202 3,093 2,959 2,872 2,790 2,719 2,672 2,662 2,653

2015 REVIEW

Walt Herod, 1975 Walt Herod, 1976 Adam Lindsey, 1986 Adam Lindsey, 1983 Adam Lindsey, 1985 Gary Mears, 1970 Hendrix Brakefield, 2010 Adam Lindsey, 1984 Mike Miller, 1981 Mike Miller, 1982

Walt Herod, 1975 Walt Herod, 1976 Adam Lindsey, 1986 Adam Lindsey, 1983 Hendrix Brakefield, 2010 Adam Lindsey, 1985 Gary Mears, 1970 Mike Miller, 1981 Hendrix Brakefield, 2011 Brian Claybourn, 2002

HILLTOPPERS

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

GENERAL

Season

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Individual Records PUNTS RETURNED Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Bill Green, 1967-70 Joey Stockton, 1994-97 Antonio Veals, 2000-03 Davlin Mullen, 1979-82 Virgil Livers, 1971-74 Keith Paskett, 1983-86 Allen Coker, 1971-72 Joseph Jefferson, 1998-2001 Dennis Mitchell, 2003-06 Dwayne Haun, 1989-92 Jim Sprinkle, 1965-68

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Virgil Livers, 1974 Rick Caswell, 1975 Joey Stockton, 1997 Davlin Mullen, 1980 Cedric Jones, 1988 Keith Paskett, 1983 Clarence Jackson, 1973 Antonio Veals, 2002 Allen Coker, 1972 Bill Green, 1970

96 92 70 66 61 60 57 53 51 50 50

50 49 41 38 38 37 34 33 30 29

Allen Coker vs. Middle Tennessee, 1972 Allen Coker at Butler, 1971 Cedric Jones vs. Austin Peay, 1988

9 9 8

PUNT RETURN YARDS Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Bill Green, 1967-70 Antonio Veals, 2000-03 Joseph Jefferson, 1998-2001 Joey Stockton, 1994-97 Dennis Mitchell, 2003-06 Virgil Livers, 1971-74 Rick Caswell, 1973-75 Dwayne Haun, 1989-92 Davlin Mullen, 1979-82 Allen Coker, 1971-72

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Virgil Livers, 1974 Rick Caswell, 1975 Antonio Veals, 2002 Joseph Jefferson, 2001 Bill Green, 1967 Cedric Jones, 1988 Bill Green, 1970 Antonio Veals, 2003 Joey Stockton, 1996 Davlin Mullen, 1980

Game

1. 2. 3.

Virgil Livers at East Tennessee, 1974 Bobby Sippio vs. Cumberland (Tenn.), 1999 Rick Caswell vs. New Hampshire, 1975 Rick Caswell vs. Tennessee Tech, 1975 Bill “Jelly” Green at Butler, 1967

120

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Joseph Jefferson, 1998-2001 Bill “Jelly” Green, 1967-70 Delvechio Walls, 1997-98 Antonio Veals, 2000-03 Dennis Mitchell, 2003-06 Max Stevens, 1950-53 Pat Counts, 1963-64 Rick Caswell, 1975 Joey Stockton 1994-97 Dwayne Haun, 1989-92

15.3 (53/809 yds) 13.5 (96/1,294 yds) 13.5 (28/377 yds) 12.9 (70/903 yds) 12.7 (42/574 yds) 12.4 (29/360 yds) 11.1 (28/310 yds) 10.9 (49/534 yds) 10.5 (92/965 yds) 10.1 (50/507 yds)

Season, Average Per Return (Min. 12) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Bill Green, 1967 Joseph Jefferson, 2001 Dennis Mitchell, 2005 Antonio Veals, 2002 Bobby Sippio, 1999 Bill Green, 1968 Delvechio Walls, 1998 Bill Green, 1970 Antonio Andrews, 2012 Pat Counts, 1963

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1,294 903 809 695 647 593 534 507 438 416

545 534 484 440 426 384 358 328 300 285

145 144 138 138 138

17.8 (24/426 yds) 16.9 (426/40 yds) 16.1 (15/242 yds) 14.7 (33/484 yds) 13.5 (17/230 yds) 13.2 (18/238 yds) 12.4 (21/260 yds) 12.3 (29/358 yds) 12.3 (19/234 yds) 12.3 (16/197 yds)

PUNT RETURN TOUCHDOWNS Career

Game

1. 3.

Career, Average Per Return (Min. 25)

1. 2.

Bill “Jelly” Green, 1967-70 Virgil Livers, 1971-74 Rick Caswell, 1975 Jerome DeCarlo, 1993-94 Clarence Jackson, 1971-73 Joseph Jefferson, 1998-2001 Dennis Mitchell, 2003-06 Bobby Sippio, 1999

Season

1. 2.

Virgil Livers, 1974 Bill Green, 1967 Bobby Sippio, 1999 Rick Caswell, 1975 Bill Green, 1969 Clarence Jackson, 1973

5 3 2 2 2 2 2 2

3 2 2 2 2 2

LONGEST PUNT RETURNS 1. Joseph Jefferson at Illinois St., 2001 2. Cedric Jones vs. Chattanooga, 1988 Bill “Jelly” Green at Morehead St., 1968 Jerry Nassano vs. Morehead St., 1953 Max Stevens vs. Morehead St., 1951 * All resulted in touchdowns

95 90 90 90 90


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KICKOFF RETURNS Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Joey Stockton, 1994-97 Antonio Andrews, 2010-13 Willie McNeal, 2010-14 Bobby Rainey, 2008-11 Dennis Mitchell, 2003-06 Kylen Towner, 2014-Pres. Herb Davis, 1989-91 Joe Arnold, 1985-88 Nate Jones, 1977-80 Jim Sprinkle, 1965-68

Season (Since 1963)

1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9.

Willie McNeal, 2010 Bobby Rainey, 2009 Joey Stockton, 1995 Herb Davis, 1991 Kylen Towner, 2015 Kylen Towner, 2014 Antonio Andrews, 2012 Joey Stockton, 1996 Dennis Mitchell, 2005 Anthony Green, 1989

Game

1. 2. 5.

Joey Stockton at Southern Ill., 1995 Kylen Towner at LSU, 2015 Antonio Andrews vs. Middle Tenn., 2012 Dennis Mitchell at Southern Ill., 2004 Anthony Green at Louisville, 1989 Nine with Six

Game

94 70 64 63 62 60 44 40 40 40

44 44 39 38 32 28 28 27 26 26

8 7 7 7 7 6

32.0 28.5 26.0 25.9 25.8 25.4 24.5 23.7 23.56 23.2

Season, Average Per Return (Min. 10) Since 1963

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

John Evans, 2011 (579 yds, 18 rets) 32.2 Davlin Mullen, 1982 (574 yds, 18 rets) NCAA leader 31.9 Bobby Rainey, 2008 (581 yds, 19 rets) 30.6 John Embree, 1973 (334 yds, 11 rets) 30.4 Mel Mitchell, 2001 (295 yds, 10 rets) 29.5 Joey Stockton, 1996 (778 yds, 27 rets) 28.8 Antonio Andrews, 2011 (505 yds, 18 rets) 28.1 Eddie Godfrey, 1990 (336 yds, 12 rets) 28.0 Lawrence Jefferson, 1975 (388 yds, 14 rets) 27.7 Bryan Daniel, 1998 (441 yds, 16 rets) 27.6

Career

2,302 1,780 1,631 1,393 1,390 1,306 903 884 845 833

1,050 968 934 778 767 758 654 635 603 581

1. 2.

Davlin Mullen, 1979-82 Kylen Towner, 2014-Pres. Eddie Godfrey, 1989-90 Mel Mitchell, 2000-01

3 2 2 2

Season

1.

Davlin Mullen, 1982 Joey Stockton, 1996 Anthony Green, 1989

2 2 2

Game

1. 2.

Joey Stockton vs. Southern Ill., 1996 Multiple, last was Kylen Towner vs. LA Tech, 2015

2 1

LONGEST KICK RETURNS

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OPPONENTS

1. Joey Stockton vs. Southern Ill., 1996 Davlin Mullen vs. Youngstown St., 1982 3. Mel Mitchell vs. McNeese St., 2001 Eddie Godfrey at Murray St., 1989 John Embree at Appalachian St., 1973 6. Kylen Towner vs. LA Tech, 2015 Davlin Mullen vs. Youngstown St., 1980 8. Anthony Green vs. Missouri St., 1989 Jimmy Thomas vs. Eastern Ky., 1976 10. Jeremy Chandler at Youngstown St., 2003 Joe Baird vs. Evansville, 1963 * All resulted in touchdowns

UNIVERSIT Y

Bobby Rainey, 2009 Willie McNeal, 2010 Joey Stockton, 1995 Joey Stockton, 1996 Antonio Andrews, 2012 Kylen Towner, 2015 Herb Davis, 1991 Kylen Towner, 2014 Anthony Green, 1989 Bobby Rainey, 2008

Davlin Mullen, 1979-82 (833 yds, 26 rets) Mel Mitchell, 1999-2001 (570 yds, 20 rets) Eddie Godfrey (571 yds, 22 rets) Bobby Rainey, 2008-11 (1,631 yds, 63 rets) Jim Garrett, 1965-67 (593 yds, 23 rets) Antonio Andrews, 2010-13 (1,780 yds, 70 rets) Joey Stockton, 1994-97 (2,302 yds, 94 rets) Bryan Daniel, 1995-98 (664 yds, 28 rets) Don Smith, 1987-90 (542 yds, 23 rets) Kylen Towner, 2014-Present (1,393 yds, 60 rets)

HISTORY

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Season (Since 1963)

AVG. PER KICK RETURN Career, Average Per Return (Min. 20)

HILLTOPPERS

Joey Stockton, 1994-97 Antonio Andrews, 2010-13 Bobby Rainey, 2008-11 Kylen Towner, 2014-Present Willie McNeal, 2010-14 Dennis Mitchell, 2003-06 Joe Arnold, 1985-89 John Embree, 1970-73 Nate Jones, 1977-80 Davlin Mullen, 1979-82

209 202 186 182 176

GENERAL

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Anthony Green at Louisville, 1989 Antonio Andrews vs. Navy, 2011 Kylen Towner vs. Old Dominion, 2014 Joey Stockton vs. Southern Illinois, 1996 Davlin Mullen at Morehead St., 1982

KICK RETURN TOUCHDOWNS

KICKOFF RETURN YARDS Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.


Individual Records DEFENSE

8. Tim Ford, 1979-81 9. Carl Estelle, 1976-79 10. Barry Bumm, 1978-81

TOTAL TACKLES Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Rick Green, 1972-75 Paul Gray, 1980-83 Erik Dandy, 2000-03 Charles Thompson, 2001-04 Biff Madon, 1974-77 Melvin Wisham, 1997-2000 Tony Towns, 1974, 76-78 Carl Estelle, 1976-79 Bill Hape, 1967-70 Jim Barber, 1969-71

525 488 422 411 401 394 370 355 354 342

Rick Green, 1975 Paul Gray, 1981 Melvin Wishman, 2000 Erik Dandy, 2003 Charles Thompson, 2002 Richard Grice, 1992 Erik Dandy, 2001 Paul Grant, 1982 Biff Madon, 1976 Biff Madon, 1977

213 173 171 165 159 156 155 149 148 143

SOLO TACKLES Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

Rick Green, 1972-75 Biff Madon, 1974-77 Melvin Wisham, 1997-2000 Erik Dandy, 2000-03 Tony Towns, 1974, 76-78 Lawrence Brame, 1967-70 Richard Grice, 1989-92 Sherrod Coates, 1999-2002 Bill Hape, 1967-70 Charles Thompson, 2001-04

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Rick Green, 1975 Melvin Wisham, 2000 Erik Dandy, 2003 Richard Grice, 1992 Charles Thompson, 2002 Biff Madon, 1976 Rick Green, 1974 Biff Madon, 1977 Karl Maslowski, 2003 Erik Dandy, 2001

Paul Gray, 1980-83 Rick Green, 1972-75 Walter York, 1980-83 Charles Thompson, 2001-04 Tom Tussey, 1979-81 Erik Dandy, 2000-03 David Suggs, 1979-82

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Paul Gray, 1981 Paul Gray, 1982 Tom Tussey, 1981 David Suggs, 1981 Paul Gray, 1983 Tim Ford, 1980 Rick Green, 1975 Mark Fatkin, 1983 Carl Estelle, 1979 Greg Barnes, 1980

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Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

Sherrod Coates, 1999-2002 Chris Carpenter, 1995-98 Tony Towns, 1974, 76-78 Erik Dandy, 2000-03 Andrew Jackson, 2011-13 Quanterus Smith, 2009-12 Ben Witman, 1996-99 Charles Thompson, 2001-04 Danny Davis, 1991-94 Reginald Hayden, 1976-78

Season

311 252 248 240 231 225 218 214 214 208

131 106 100 96 93 90 87 84 82 82

ASSISTED TACKLES Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

100 93 88 85 84 83 82 79 78 76

TACKLES FOR LOSS

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Season

171 169 163

298 214 206 203 192 182 178

1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 9.

Sherrod Coates, 2002 Erik Dandy, 2003 Brandon Egan, 1997 Chris Carpenter, 1997 Keith Tandy, 1975 Charles Thompson, 2002 Ben Witman, 1999 David Suggs, 1981 Paul Gray, 1981 Tony Towns, 1976

Sherrod Coates (11) had 31 tackles for loss in 2002

75 52 49 47 43 41 40 39 39 38

31 24 24 23.5 22 21 21 21 20 20


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SACKS Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 10.

Sherrod Coates, 1999-2002 Quanterus Smith, 2009-12 Jon Drummond, 1999-2002 Ben Witman, 1996-99 Sean Longstreth, 1994-97 Brandon Smith, 2003-05 Bryan Heyward, 1995-98 Ben Mooney, 1990-93 Xavier Jordan, 1985-89 Gavin Rocker, 2012-15 Karl Maslowski, 2000-03 Patrick Reynolds, 2000-02 Chris Carpenter, 1995-98

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 8.

Sherrod Coates, 2002 Quanterus Smith, 2012 Ben Witman, 1999 Karl Maslowski, 2003 Brandon Smith, 2003 Sean Longstreth,1997 Ben Mooney, 1993 Chad Kincaid, 2003 Sherrod Coates, 2001 Sherrod Coates, 2000 Bryan Heyward, 1997

Game

30 24 21 20.5 18 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13

13 12.5 10.5 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8

Bobby Sippio, 1999-2001 Virgil Livers, 1971-74 Mike McCoy, 1970-73 Wonderful Terry, 2014-15 Bob Morehead, 1971-73 Lamont Meacham, 1978-81

357 250 250 225 174 171

Season

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Bobby Sippio, 2000 Mike McCoy, 1973 Wonderful Terry, 2014 Joseph Jefferson, 2000 Virgil Livers, 1974 Ricardo Singh, 2014 Jonathan Dowling, 2012 Walt Apperson, 1952

236 139 133 124 123 120 111 111

19 14 13 12 11 11 10 9 9 8 8

1. 2. 4. 5. 6.

Bobby Sippio at Tennessee St., 2000 Juwan Gardner vs. Old Dominion, 2014 Bill “Jelly” Green vs. Morehead St., 1969 Wonderful Terry at FIU, 2015 Wonderful Terry vs. UTEP, 2014 Ricardo Singh vs. UAB, 2014 Lamont Meacham vs. Kentucky St., 1981 Garnett Mercer vs. Union (Tenn.), 1932

Career, Average Per Return (Min. 10) 1. 2. 3.

Virgil Livers, 1971-74 Bobby Sippio, 1999-01 Mike McCoy, 1970-73

Season, Average Per Return (Min. 5) 10 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Virgil Livers, 1974 Bobby Sippio, 2000 Joseph Jefferson, 2000 Walt Apperson, 1952 Jonathan Dowling, 2012 Bo Smith, 2007 Mike McCoy, 1973

119 96 95 92 90 85 85 85

19.2 (13/250 yds) 18.8 (19/357 yds) 15.6 (16/250 yds)

24.6 (5/123 yds) 23.6 (10/236 yds) 22.8 (6/137 yds) 18.5 (6/111 yds) 18.5 (6/111 yds) 15.8 (5/79 yds) 15.4 (9/139 yds)

UNIVERSIT Y

Bobby Sippio, 2000 Antonio Thomas, 2004 James Edwards, 1987 Jonathan Dowling, 2012 Joseph Jefferson, 2000 Cam Thomas, 2013 Bo Smith, 2007 Jeremy Chandler, 2002 Bobby Sippio, 2001 Hayes Thomas, 2000 Reginald Johnson, 1981 Carl Brazley, 1978

1. 2. 4. 5. 6.

HISTORY

1. 2. 4. 6.

Career

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Season

INTERCEPTION RETURN YARDS

HILLTOPPERS

Bobby Sippio, 1999-2001 Delvechio Walls, 1995-98 James Edwards, 1984-87 Antonio Thomas, 2002-05 Cam Thomas, 2011-14 Reginald Johnson, 1979-81, 83 Barry Bumm, 1978-81 Jonathan Dowling, 2012-13 Jeremy Chandler, 2000-03 Joseph Jefferson, 1998-01 Vernard Johnson, 1984-86

4 3 3 3 3 3 2

GENERAL

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 10.

Jim Pickens vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1948 Branden Leston at Marshall, 2014 Jonathan Dowling at Kentucky, 2012 Carl Brazley vs. East Tennessee, 1978 Jon Leathers vs. Dayton, 1974 Max Stevens vs. Morehead State, 1951 Multiple players( Last: Nick Holt vs. Marshall, 2015)

Game

INTERCEPTIONS Career

1. 2. 3.

OPPONENTS

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Individual Records LONGEST INTERCEPTION RETURN 1. Juwan Gardner vs. Old Dominion, 2014 2. Bill “Jelly” Green vs. Morehead St., 1969 Walt Apperson to Jack Binkley (lateral), vs. EKU, 1952 4. Wonderful Terry at FIU, 2015 5. Wonderful Terry vs. UTEP, 2014 6. Ricardo Singh vs. UAB, 2014 Lamont Meacham vs. Kentucky St., 1981 Garnett Mercer vs. Union (Tenn.), 1932 9. Dennis Mitchell at Y-town St., 2003 10. Eddie Godfrey vs. Tenn. Tech, 1989 * All resulted in touchdowns

Season

96 95 95 92 90 85 85 85 84 83

PASSES DEFENDED (Interceptions and Pass Breakups) Career

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

Bobby Sippio, 1999-2001 Cam Thomas, 2011-14 Delvechio Walls, 1995-98 Joseph Jefferson, 1998-2001 Tyree Robinson, 2010-13 Bryan Daniel, 1995-98 Danny Davis, 1991-94 Dan McGrath, 1992-95 Ron Burroughs, 1985, 87-88 Jonathan Dowling, 2012-13 Chris Carpenter, 1995-98 James Edwards, 1984-87 Harold Wright, 1984-87

Season

1. 2. 3. 5. 8. 10.

Bobby Sippio, 2000 Williams Howard, 1994 Delvechio Walls, 1997 Danny Davis, 1994 Prince Charles Iworah, 2015 Cam Thomas, 2013 Joseph Jefferson, 2000 Chris Carpenter, 1998 Ronnie Fishback, 1983 Bryan Heyward, 1998 Bryan Daniel, 1997 Ben Mooney, 1993 Ron Burroughs, 1988

1. 2. 4. 5. 7.

Chad Kraml, 1987-88 Paul Gray, 1980-83 Ben Mooney, 1990-93 Stuart Bundy, 1982-85 Danny Davis, 1991-94 Tony Towns, 1974, 76-78 Jon Drummond, 1999-2002 Davlin Mullen, 1979-82 David Suggs, 1979-82 Carl Estelle, 1976-79 Reginald Hayden, 1976-78

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Chad Kraml, 1987 Ben Mooney, 1992 Davlin Mullen, 1982 Charles Woodruff, 1977 Karl Maslowski, 2002 Jon Drummond, 2000 Bobby Sippio, 2000 William Howard, 1993 Mark Johnson, 1986 Paul Gray, 1983 Robert Ray, 1982 Tony Towns, 1978 Rick Green, 1975

13 9 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

FORCED FUMBLES 41 35 31 30 28 26 26 25 24 23 23 23 23

27 17 16 16 15 15 15 13 13 12 12 12 12

FUMBLE RECOVERIES Career

1. 2. 3. 5.

Career

1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 8.

Sherrod Coates, 1999-2002 Walter York, 1980-83 David Suggs, 1979-82 Paul Gray, 1980-83 Jonathan Dowling, 2012-13 Karl Maslowski, 2000-03 Dan McGrath, 1968-71 Erik Dandy, 2000-03 Antonio Veals, 2000-03 Carlis Phillips, 1995-98

Season

1. 4. 9.

Jonathan Dowling, 2013 Sherrod Coates, 2000 David Suggs, 1982 Sherrod Coates, 2002 Karl Maslowski, 2002 Carlis Phillips, 1995 Walter York, 1982 David Suggs, 1981 Andrew Jackson, 2012 Erik Dandy, 2001 Delvechio Walls, 1997 Dan McGrath,1995 Paul Gray, 1982

6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4

BLOCKED KICKS Career

15 10 10 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 6

14 11 11 9 8 7 7 6 6 6

1. 2. 3.

Mel Mitchell, 1999-2001 Bobby Sippio, 1999-2001 Ron Burroughs, 1985, 87-88 Jared Clendenin, 2008-11 Ben Witman, 1996-99 Corey Binford, 1992-95 Zip Zanders, 1988-89 Chad Kraml, 1987-88

Season

1. 2.

Mel Mitchell, 2000 Ben Witman, 1999 Zip Zanders, 1988 Ron Burroughs, 1988 Nine with Two Last: Jared Clendinin, 2011

5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

3 3 3 3 2


Miscellaneous Records WINNINGEST SENIOR CLASS By Percentage (Record)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

1973 1940 1975 1974 1932 2003 2004 2002 2000 2001 2015 1999 2014

By Wins (Pct.) 1. 2. 3. 5. 7. 9. 10.

2003 2004 1975 2002 1973 2015 1974 2000 2001 1932

IN THE POLLS 82.6 (35-7-1) 81.9 (29-6-1) 80.4 (37-9) 79.1 (34-9) 76.8 (31-9-1) 75.5 (40-13) 73.1 (38-14) 72.5 (37-14) 72.3 (34-13) 68.1 (32-15) 67.3 (35-17) 66.7 (30-15) 60.0 (30-20)

40 (75.5) 38 (73.1) 37 (80.4) 37 (72.5) 35 (82.6) 35 (67.3) 34 (79.1) 34 (72.3) 32 (68.1) 31 (76.8)

WINS AS STARTING QUARTERBACK By Percentage (Record)

By Wins (Pct.)

As an NCAA I-AA (FCS) program, WKU ranked as high as No. 1 nationally. WKU IN THE FINAL FCS POLLS

81.8 (27-6) 75.0 (24-8) 72.7 (24-9) 71.1 (27-11) 70.6 (24-10-2) 66.0 (31-16) 63.6 (14-8) 44.4 (16-20-1) 36.4 (16-28)

31 (66.0) 27 (81.8) 27 (71.1) 24 (75.0) 24 (72.7) 24 (70.6) 16 (44.4) 16 (36.4) 14 (63.6

Year Poll 1968 Associated Press 1970 UPI/AP 1971 Associated Press 1973 Associated Press 1975 Associated Press 1978 NCAA 1980 NCAA 1987 NCAA/Sports Network 1988 NCAA/Sports Network 1993 Sports Network 1997 Sports Network/USA Today 1998 Sports Network/USA Today 2000 Sports Network 2001 USA Today/Sports Network 2002 Sports Network/USA Today 2003 Sports Network/USA Today 2004 Sports Network/USA Today

Rank 19th 9th/12th 6th 3rd 3rd 4th 5th 11th/14th 12th/13th 7th 7th/7th 19th/22nd 5th 10th/12th 1st/1st 7th/8th 11th/11th

HISTORY

Justin Haddix (2003-06) Leo Peckenpaugh (1970-73) Brandon Doughty (2011-15) John Hall (1977-80) Willie Taggart (1996-98) Jimmy Feix (1949-52) Jeff Cesarone (1984-87) Kawaun Jakes (2009-12) Jason Michael (1999-2002)

Rank (Pts.) AP Coaches (1) (3) (2) (1) (5) (11) (5) - (3) (2) (7) (4) (11) (6) (12) (24) (22) 25 (70) 26 (55) 24 (128) 26 (73)

2015 REVIEW

1. 2. 4. 7. 8.

WKU IN THE 2015 AP AND COACHES POLLS Week Previous Opp. (Record) Pre. - 2 Vanderbilt (1-0) 3 Louisiana Tech (2-0) 7 Middle Tennessee (5-1) 8 North Texas (6-1) 10 Old Dominion (7-2) 11 Florida Atlantic (8-2) 12 BYE (8-2) 13 FIU (9-2) 14 Marshall (10-2) 15 Southern Miss (11-2) Final South Florida (12-2)

HILLTOPPERS

Leo Peckenpaugh (1970-73) John Hall (1977-80) Willie Taggart (1996-98) Brandon Doughty (2011-15) Jimmy Feix (1949-52) Justin Haddix (2003-06) Jason Michael (1999-2002) Jeff Cesarone (1984-87) Kawaun Jakes (2009-12)

WKU reached new heights in 2015 as one the nation’s youngest FBS programs. In year six of the transition, WKU achieved its first FBS national ranking and finished No. 24 in the final AP poll. Prior to 2015, the highest point total for the Hilltoppers was six points in the USA Today Coaches Poll in 2012 in Week 8 following a victory over Troy.

GENERAL

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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Top Individual Performances 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES Yds/C Player 345/33 309/28 297/37 289/21 260/35 258/25 248/45 245/9 238/37 237/33 233/41 230/25 227/43 223/22 219/34 219/28 217/36 215/29 214/37 213/17 213/24 206/32 206/26 206/34 205/16 205/16 205/27 204/21 204/18 196/29 196/24 195/30 193/21 192/32 191/11 191/25 191/26 190/32 190/26 187/16 186/17 185/16 184/22 183/25 182/32 182/32 181/27 181/26 180/26 179/23 179/ 178/21 178/32 177/15 177/12 176/19 173/17 173/16 172/31 170/29 170/39 169/32 169/35 169/26 169/21 168/32 168/23 166/23 163/33 163/23 163/31 162/22 162/13 161/34 161/27 160/15 160/12 160/27 159/27 159/12 159/14 158/27

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Leon Allen Eddie Thompson Clarence Jackson Willie Taggart Joe Arnold Rod Smart Bobby Rainey Donte Pimpleton Antonio Andrews Leon Allen Don Smith Antonio Andrews Bobby Rainey Dickie Moore Lerron Moore Dickie Moore Willie Taggart Antonio Andrews Bobby Rainey Antonio Andrews Brian Porter Bobby Rainey Willie Taggart Joe Arnold Eddie Thompson Eddie Thompson Danny Embree Antonio Andrews Eddie Thompson Joe Arnold Dickie Moore Antwan Floyd Anthony Wales Lerron Moore Willie Taggart Don Smith Dickie Moore Lerron Moore Joe Arnold Rod Smart Keith Brooks Anthony Wales Bobby Rainey Nate Jones Leon Allen Antonio Andrews Lerron Moore Willie Taggart Willie Taggart Jon Frazier Mickey Riggs David Wolke Stephen Willis Willie Taggart Joe Arnold Shane Ricketts Lerron Moore K.C. Armstrong Jon Frazier Roscoe Echols Glendell Miller Bobby Rainey Herb Davis David Smith Joe Arnold Keith Brooks DeWayne Gallishaw Andrew McCloud Bobby Rainey Lerron Moore Willie Taggart Lerron Moore Dion Bryant Lawrence Jefferson Dickie Moore Chris Miller Jeremi Johnson Troy Snardon Jon Frazier Troy Snardon Dickie Moore Antonio Andrews

Opponent

Army Southern Illinois Butler Southern Illinois North Carolina A&T Eastern Illinois Middle Tennessee Illinois State Louisiana-Lafayette Marshall Southwest Missouri North Texas Troy Murray State Western Illinois Morehead State Elon College Arkansas State North Texas Morgan State Florida International Louisiana-Lafayette South Florida Tennessee Tech Murray State Central Florida Akron Texas State Austin Peay Chattanooga Drake Murray State North Texas Southwest Missouri Austin Peay Morehead State Butler Illinois State Illinois State Cumberland (Tenn.) Murray State Old Dominion Kentucky Austin Peay Old Dominion Navy Florida International Murray State Morehead State Southern Illinois Murray State North Texas Southwest Missouri Louisville North Carolina A&T Tennessee State Youngstown State Morehead State Southwest Missouri Indiana State Murray State Louisiana-Monroe Middle Tennessee Chattanooga Austin Peay Indiana State Elon College Indiana State Florida Atlantic Western Illinois New Haven Eastern Kentucky Southern Illinois Northern Michigan Butler Union (Kentucky) Murray State Morehead State McNeese State Youngstown State St. Joseph’s (Ind.) Florida International

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Yds/C Player Date

11/15/14 10/29/92 11/13/71 10/25/97 11/21/87 10/30/99 11/20/10 11/3/01 11/17/12 11/28/14 10/14/89 11/24/12 11/26/11 11/18/67 11/13/04 10/28/67 10/24/98 9/29/12 11/19/11 9/21/13 11/20/04 10/22/11 10/17/98 10/22/88 11/20/93 10/24/92 11/7/81 11/23/13 8/18/93 10/29/88 10/23/65 9/7/96 10/15/15 10/11/03 9/20/97 9/8/90 11/12/66 10/8/05 10/8/88 9/11/99 9/30/00 10/31/15 9/11/10 9/27/80 10/25/14 9/28/13 11/19/05 9/7/96 11/9/96 11/16/02 11/23/57 11/1/08 11/6/04 10/31/98 11/19/88 10/23/99 10/2/04 11/1/97 10/19/02 9/12/92 11/20/82 10/16/10 9/15/89 10/10/87 10/25/86 10/13/01 10/6/01 10/28/06 11/6/10 9/30/06 10/3/98 9/10/05 10/29/92 12/13/75 11/11/67 8/28/03 11/30/02 11/1/80 12/20/02 10/11/80 9/16/67 10/27/12

158/7 158/25 157/27 157/21 157/9 156/21 156/37 156/23 155/27 155/28 155/30 154/28 154/37 154/19 154/30 154/21 153/30 153/23 153/18 153/35 152/12 152/29 152/27 151/16 151/27 150/32 149/22 149/26 149/15 149/20 148/25 148/12 148/19 147/31 147/31 146/37 146/21 146/15 145/17 144/28 144/15 144/23 144/21 144/18 143/17 143/16 143/16 143/31 142/24 142/22 142/20 142/18 141/15 140/18 139/27 139/22 139/22 138/14 138/20 138/14 138/8 138/25 138/25 138/7 137/5 137/29 136/25 136/15 136/28 136/20 135/24 135/17 135/22 134/16 134/25 134/24 134/14 134/34 134/35 133/21 133/13 132/11 132/25 132/24

Stephen Willis Jimmy Woods Bobby Rainey DeWayne Gallishaw Robert Jackson Stephen Willis Elmer Caldwell John Embree Antonio Andrews Bobby Rainey Bobby Rainey Antonio Andrews Bobby Rainey Rod Smart Antwan Floyd Clarence Jackson Antwan Floyd Roscoe Echols Elmer Caldwell Dickie Moore Latravis Powell Antwan Floyd Danny Embree Tyrell Hayden Rod Smart Jason Johnson Tyrell Hayden Stephen Willis Tony West Antwan Floyd Lerron Moore Lerron Moore Antwan Floyd Don Smith Dickie Moore Bobby Rainey Antwan Floyd Dickie Moore Clarence Jackson Antonio Andrews Bobby Rainey Tyrell Hayden DeWayne Gallishaw Mitchell Randle Willie Taggart Clarence Jackson Clarence Jackson Dickie Moore Lerron Moore Keith Brooks Antwan Floyd Roscoe Echols Joe Arnold Anthony Wales Joe Arnold Joe Arnold Dickie Moore Anthony Wales Lerron Moore Lerron Moore Willie Taggart J.J. Jewell Don Smith Pedro Bacon Lerron Moore Nat Northington Antonio Andrews Antonio Andrews Lerron Moore Eddie Thompson Eddie Thompson John Embree Dickie Moore Bobby Rainey Lerron Moore Lerron Moore Antwan Floyd Don Smith Jim Vorhees Herb Davis Dickie Moore Leon Allen Dickie Moore Emmett Goranflo

Opponent

Troy East Tennessee Troy Southern Missouri Southern Illinois Concord (WV) Eastern Kentucky Indiana State Louisiana-Monroe Florida International Nebraska Louisiana-Lafayette Arkansas State Eastern Kentucky Indiana State Murray State Indiana State Northern Iowa Northern Iowa East Tennessee Southern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Morehead State Morehead State Indiana State Western Illinois Chattanooga Western Illinois Indiana State Southern Illinois Illinois State Indiana State Indiana State Eastern Illinois Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee Jacksonville State Butler Austin Peay Troy Florida Atlantic Middle Tennessee Indiana State Austin Peay Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Morehead State East Tennessee Southern Illinois McNeese State Murray State Middle Tennessee Eastern Kentucky Florida Atlantic Middle Tennessee Livingston Murray State UAB Indiana State West Virginia Tech Kentucky Wesleyan Central Florida Chattanooga Southwest Missouri Jacksonville State Northern Illin Middle Tennessee Southern Miss Western Illinois Chattanooga Middle Tennessee Eastern Kentucky Morehead State Louisiana-Monroe Youngstown State Eastern Kentucky Portland State Illinois State Murray State Illinois State Tennessee Tech Southern Miss Murray State Transylvania

Date

11/10/07 10/1/77 11/27/10 9/23/00 10/16/93 9/11/04 10/20/79 9/19/70 10/3/13 11/6/11 9/4/10 10/15/13 11/13/10 10/9/99 10/26/96 11/20/71 10/21/95 10/26/91 11/10/79 9/25/65 11/4/95 9/1/94 10/29/83 11/17/07 11/13/99 8/30/01 11/3/07 10/22/05 10/25/03 11/2/96 10/7/06 10/25/03 11/5/94 11/3/90 11/4/67 10/6/11 10/7/95 9/21/68 9/23/72 10/26/13 11/28/09 9/20/07 11/11/00 9/20/97 9/13/97 10/20/73 10/28/72 9/30/67 11/1/03 10/20/01 9/8/94 10/5/91 12/3/88 11/7/15 9/17/88 10/17/87 11/19/66 10/4/14 10/1/05 9/1/05 8/29/96 9/24/94 11/17/90 10/15/88 11/29/03 10/11/69 11/1/12 9/22/12 10/4/03 11/2/91 10/5/91 10/21/72 11/6/65 11/14/09 11/15/03 9/20/03 10/8/94 9/15/90 11/22/69 9/15/90 10/14/67 9/22/12 11/20/65 10/20/34


Top Individual Performances Yds/C Player

Opponent

Date

Yds/C Player 111/10 110/16 110/22 110/13 110/24 110/26 110/18 110/5 109/14 109/24 109/13 109/12 109/22 109/19 109/24 109/12 108/9 108/13 108/31 108/12 107/14 107/22 107/18 107/14 106/23 106/29 106/9 105/14 105/23 105/28 105/21 105/21 105/21 105/15 105/14 104/21 104/30 104/8 104/15 104/21 104/19 103/12 103/28 103/18 103/16 103/14 102/17 102/11 102/11 102/14 102/23 102/24 102/17 101/17 101/34 101/28 100/23 100/16 100/20 100/22 100/25 100/33 100/17

Joe Arnold Anthony Wales Antonio Andrews Antonio Andrews Antwan Floyd Antwan Floyd Arnold Snardon Sharon Miller Shane Ricketts Jade Gummer Donte Pimpleton Rod Smart Don Smith Troy Snardon Lawrence Jefferson John Embree DeWayne Gallishaw Don Smith Lawrence Jefferson Clarence Jackson K.J. Black Donte Pimpleton Jimmy Woods John Embree Willie Taggart Jimmy Woods John Embree Anthony Wales Bobby Rainey Bobby Rainey Bobby Rainey Brandon Smith Willie Taggart Clarence Jackson John Embree Antonio Andrews Bobby Rainey Marell Booker Rod Smart Antwan Floyd Nate Jones Marell Booker Jon Frazier Rod Smart Jammie Kyle Troy Snardon Leon Allen Jon Frazier Jammie Kyle Ron Townsley Antwan Floyd Jimmy Woods Dickie Moore Willie Taggart Pat McKenzie Jimmy Woods Bobby Rainey DeWayne Gallishaw Willie Taggart Herb Davis Charlie Houser Jimmy Woods Clarence Jackson

Opponent

Gardner-Webb FIU Georgia State Tennessee Southern Illinois UAB Northern Michigan Evansville Indiana State New Haven Austin Peay New Haven Middle Tennessee Austin Peay East Tennessee Eastern Michigan Southern Illinois Austin Peay Murray State Butler Bowling Green Northern Iowa Illinois State Lehigh Indiana State Eastern Kentucky Eastern Michigan South Florida Indiana State Kentucky Indiana South Florida Eastern Kentucky Tennessee Tech Austin Peay Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana-Monroe North Texas Southern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Tennessee Tech West Virginia Tech Georgia Southern Murray State Southern Illinois Evansville Navy Kentucky State Louisville Troy State Murray State Tennessee Tech Akron Murray State Morehead State Murray State North Texas Southwest Missouri Indiana State Youngstown State Tennessee Tech Morehead State Austin Peay

Date

9/6/86 11/21/15 11/2/13 9/7/13 10/22/94 10/1/94 12/13/75 10/26/63 11/13/99 10/3/98 9/26/98 10/18/97 9/22/90 9/27/80 10/5/74 10/10/70 11/7/98 9/30/89 11/22/75 11/10/73 9/29/07 11/10/01 9/16/78 12/1/73 10/26/96 10/23/76 10/9/71 12/21/15 9/17/11 9/1/11 9/18/10 9/12/09 9/9/95 10/13/73 9/23/72 10/20/12 10/29/11 10/31/09 11/20/99 9/14/96 11/18/80 9/8/07 12/14/02 10/2/99 10/25/97 9/5/81 9/27/14 9/7/02 10/31/98 9/30/95 8/31/95 10/16/76 9/18/65 9/12/98 10/27/84 11/20/76 10/30/10 9/22/01 11/8/97 10/6/90 10/16/82 10/30/76 9/22/73

Totals: 312 games of 100+ yard rushers 108 games of 150+ yard rushers 29 games of 200+ yard rushers

HISTORY UNIVERSIT Y OPPONENTS

11/27/15 10/15/11 9/10/11 9/9/00 9/19/98 11/21/92 9/21/91 9/18/71 11/9/91 11/11/61 10/29/94 11/14/87 9/17/83 9/13/14 12/7/02 11/14/98 11/7/92 10/28/89 9/5/87 10/29/77 10/22/77 9/9/72 10/16/65 10/17/64 10/19/91 9/17/66 10/12/02 9/15/79 9/23/67 9/15/12 11/12/94 10/13/90 11/4/00 9/7/91 11/4/95 9/8/94 11/21/92 10/11/69 9/14/13 11/7/09 9/29/07 10/21/06 10/31/81 11/8/80 11/30/13 12/26/12 11/2/02 9/19/92 9/10/83 9/6/14 11/17/01 9/30/00 11/13/93 9/7/91 11/9/13 11/1/08 10/14/06 10/21/89 9/24/88 11/18/72 9/28/68 10/12/68 9/26/15 10/17/09 10/18/03 10/15/94 9/25/93 10/1/88 11/19/77 9/21/68 11/6/04 9/12/92 11/17/73 10/11/12 9/18/04 9/22/01 11/7/98 9/23/95 9/21/02 10/10/15 9/9/06 10/27/01 11/7/98 10/31/98

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Marshall Florida Atlantic Navy Tennessee-Martin Eastern Kentucky Murray State Morehead State Wittenberg Eastern Illinois Murray State Troy State Eastern Illinois Akron Middle Tennessee Western Illinois Indiana State Illinois State Youngstown State Gardner-Webb Morehead State Eastern Kentucky Appalachian State Tennessee Tech Tennessee Tech Troy State St. Joseph’s (Ind.) Florida International Lamar Austin Peay Kentucky Eastern Illinois Tennessee Tech South Florida Austin Peay Southern Illinois Murray State Murray State Northern Illinois South Alabama Troy Bowling Green Southern Illinois Morehead State Middle Tennessee Arkansas State Central Michigan Illinois State Western Illinois Louisville Illinois Southern Illinois Murray State Eastern Illinois Austin Peay Army North Texas Missouri State Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky Murray State Austin Peay Western Illinois Miami (Ohio) Louisiana-Lafayette Illinois State Jacksonville State UAB Austin Peay Murray State Butler Southwest Missouri Indiana State Murray State Troy Eastern Kentucky Southwest Missouri Southern Illinois UAB Youngstown State Middle Tennessee Eastern Kentucky Youngstown State Southern Illinois Louisville

HILLTOPPERS

Anthony Wales Bobby Rainey Bobby Rainey Keith Brooks Willie Taggart Eddie Thompson Meco Malcome John Embree Eddie Thompson Jim Burt Antwan Floyd Joe Arnold Glendell Miller Leon Allen Jon Frazier Willie Taggart Eddie Thompson Vance Turpin David Smith Jimmy Woods Jimmy Woods Clarence Jackson Dickie Moore John Burt Roscoe Echols Jim Vorhees Jon Frazier Nate Jones Dickie Moore Antonio Andrews Antwan Floyd Willie Thomas Jason Johnson Roscoe Echols Willie Taggart J.J. Jewell Roscoe Echols Jim Vorhees Antonio Andrews Kawaun Jakes Tyrell Hayden Lerron Moore Troy Snardon Nate Jones Antonio Andrews Antonio Andrews Jon Frazier Roscoe Echols Glendell Miller Leon Allen DeWayne Gallishaw DeWayne Gallishaw Antwan Floyd Eddie Thompson Antonio Andrews Tyrell Hayden Andrew McCloud Don Smith Joe Arnold John Embree Ike Brown Ike Brown D’Andre Ferby Bobby Rainey Lerron Moore Antwan Floyd Eddie Thompson Joe Arnold Jimmy Woods Ike Brown Lerron Moore Meco Malcome John Embree Antonio Andrews Lerron Moore Jason Johnson Jammie Kyle Antwan Floyd Jon Frazier Anthony Wales Lerron Moore Donte Pimpleton Donte Pimpleton Donte Pimpleton

GENERAL

131/24 131/34 131/21 131/12 131/20 131/16 131/12 131/8 130/25 130/7 129/28 129/23 129/36 128/30 128/30 128/26 128/25 128/27 128/15 128/25 128/19 128/19 128/21 128/16 127/30 127/23 126/15 126/21 126/4 125/34 125/24 125/23 124/15 124/20 123/19 123/18 123/12 123/18 122/15 121/18 121/18 121/34 121/23 120/16 119/20 119/27 119/30 119/24 119/26 118/24 118/20 118/13 118/17 118/19 117/24 117/17 117/20 117/23 117/18 117/21 117/16 116/7 115/22 115/19 115/34 115/17 115/15 115/21 115/23 115/16 114/20 114/21 114/16 113/26 113/26 113/19 113/12 113/26 112/18 111/19 111/26 111/19 111/12 111/14

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Top Individual Performances DOUBLE 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES Opponent

Date

(Result) Total Yards

Opponent

Date

(Result) Total Yards

Butler Sept. 21, 1968 (W, 35-0) Dickie Moore Ike Brown

* 261 15-146 16-115

Austin Peay Sept. 20, 1997 (W, 53-7) Willie Taggart Mitchell Randle

* 335 11-191 18-144

N. Illinois Oct. 11, 1969 (W, 14-12) Nat Northington Jim Vorhees

258 29-137 18-121

Southern Illinois Oct. 25, 1997 (W, 52-31) Willie Taggart Jammie Kyle

392 21-289 16-103

Austin Peay Sept. 23, 1972 (W, 28-7) Clarence Jackson John Embree

* 250 17-145 14-105

New Haven Oct. 3, 1998 (W, 24-21) Willie Taggart Jade Gummer

* 272 31-163 24-109

Northern Michigan Dec. 13, 1975 (L, 14-16) Lawrence Jefferson Arnold Snardon

271 34-161 18-110

Louisville Oct. 31, 1998 (L, 34-63) Willie Taggart Donte Pimpleton Jammie Kyle

390 15-177 14-111 11-102

Austin Peay Sept. 27, 1980 (W, 20-14) Nate Jones Troy Snardon

* 292 25-183 19-109

Illinois State Sept. 15, 1990 (W, 19-9) Don Smith Herb Davis

* 267 21-134 21-133

Southern Illinois Nov. 7, 1998 (W, 48-28) Jammie Kyle Donte Pimpleton DeWayne Gallishaw

* 332 12-113 12-111 9-108

Austin Peay Sept. 7, 1991 (L, 14-18) Roscoe Echols Eddie Thompson

242 20-124 19-118

Middle Tennessee Oct. 5, 1991 (L, 21-23) Roscoe Echols Eddie Thompson

* 277 18-142 24-135

Indiana State Sept. 12, 1992 (W, 34-14) Roscoe Echols Meco Malcome

* 284 29-170 21-114

Southern Illinois Oct. 29, 1992 (W, 41-39) Eddie Thompson Dion Bryant

* ## 471 28-309 13-162

Murray State Nov. 21, 1992 (W, 47-15) Eddie Thompson Roscoe Echols

254 16-131 12-123

Murray State Sept. 8, 1994 (W, 39-13) Antwan Floyd J.J. Jewell

265 20-142 18-123

Southern Illinois Nov. 4, 1995 (L, 28-30) Latravis Powell Willie Taggart

275 12-152 19-123

Murray State Sept. 7, 1996 (W, 44-41) Antwan Floyd Willie Taggart

376 30-195 26-181

Indiana State Oct. 26, 1996 (W, 27-20) Antwan Floyd Willie Taggart

* 260 30-154 23-106

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Indiana State Nov. 13, 1999 (W, 40-34, OT) 260 Rod Smart 27-151 Shane Ricketts 14-109 Murray State Sept. 30, 2000 (W, 48-38) Keith Brooks DeWayne Gallishaw

304 17-186 13-11

Missouri State Sept. 22, 2001 (W, 23-7) Jason Johnson DeWayne Gallishaw

213 19-113 16-100

Indiana State Oct. 25, 2003 (W, 59-14) Tony West Lerron Moore

297 15-149 12-148

Missouri State Nov. 6, 2004 (W, 28-14) Stephen Willis Lerron Moore

292 32-178 20-114

Bowling Green Sept. 29, 2007 (L, 21-41) Tyrell Hayden K.J. Black

228 18-121 14-107

North Texas Nov. 1, 2008 (L, 40-51) David Wolke Tyrell Hayden

295 21-178 17-117

Southern Miss Sept. 22, 2012 (W 42-17) Antonio Andrews Leon Allen

*268 15-136 11-132

Total: 28 games of double 100+ yard rushers * indicates WKU home game ## NCAA I-AA record for yards by two players in one game


Top Individual Performances 200-YARD PASSING GAMES (Since 2000)

196 185 174 173 166 165 155 154 148 148 147 142 141 139 134 134 133 128 126 125 125 125 122 121 120 120 120 119 117 117 112 109 108 107 106 105 104 103 103 102 101 101 100 100 100 100 100 100

Taywan Taylor Indiana Taywan Taylor Bowling Green Nicholas Norris Middle Tennessee Curtis Hamilton Illinois State Curtis Hamilton Western Illinois Taywan Taylor Southern Miss Willie McNeal Central Michigan Taywan Taylor Miami (Ohio) Nicholas Norris Middle Tennessee Jared Dangerfield Miami (Ohio) Curtis Hamilton Troy Casey Rooney Northern Iowa Maurice Perkins Northern Iowa Curtis Hamilton Eastern Kentucky Taywan Taylor North Texas Curtis Hamilton Morehead State Jake Gaebler Southern Illinois Mitchell Henry Middle Tennessee Maurice Perkins Kansas State Jake Gaebler North Texas Jake Gaebler Middle Tennessee Antonio Andrews Troy Taywan Taylor Marshall Maurice Perkins Southern Illinois Nicholas Norris South Florida Taywan Taylor Middle Tennessee Willie McNeal Louisiana-Monroe Willie McNeal Middle Tennessee Nicholas Norris Old Dominion Jared Dangerfield Marshall Shannon Hayes Jacksonville State Tyler Higbee Indiana Maurice Perkins Indiana State Jared Dangerfield Middle Tennessee Jake Gaebler Louisiana-Monroe Willie McNeal UTSA Taywan Taylor South Florida Taywan Taylor LSU Maurice Perkins Sam Houston State Tyler Higbee Vanderbilt Casey Rooney Indiana State Willie McNeal Army Taywan Taylor FIU Curtis Hamilton Eastern Kentucky Jessie Quinn Southern Illinois Jake Gaebler Ball State Jake Gaebler Middle Tennessee Jack Doyle Middle Tennessee

9/19/15 8/29/14 9/13/14 10/7/06 9/30/06 12/5/15 12/24/14 9/26/15 10/10/15 9/26/15 11/10/07 11/8/03 10/9/04 9/15/07 10/15/15 11/17/07 10/21/06 9/13/14 9/4/04 11/1/08 11/15/08 10/26/13 11/28/14 10/27/05 12/21/15 10/10/15 10/20/12 11/1/12 10/31/15 11/28/14 11/29/03 9/19/15 10/23/04 9/13/14 11/14/09 11/22/14 12/21/15 10/24/15 11/27/04 9/3/15 10/25/03 11/9/13 11/21/15 9/9/06 10/21/06 10/11/08 10/24/09 10/6/11

Totals: 48 games of 100+ receiving 8 games of 150+ receiving

HISTORY UNIVERSIT Y OPPONENTS

9/13/14 8/29/14 11/28/14 12/24/14 9/19/15 12/21/15 9/26/15 9/10/15 12/5/15 10/3/15 9/27/14 10/26/13 10/25/14 11/27/14 10/3/13 10/10/15 10/15/15 11/22/14 10/25/14 10/24/15 11/8/14 10/4/14 11/20/12 9/6/14 9/1/12 10/7/06 11/1/12 9/14/13 11/7/15 10/31/15 10/23/04 9/26/09 8/31/13 10/21/06 9/3/06 10/23/10 10/15/13 10/14/06 11/11/12 11/30/13 9/20/08 11/27/04 10/22/11 9/17/11 11/19/11 10/1/05 11/8/03 11/21/15 10/6/11 9/7/13 10/8/05 9/25/10 8/30/08 11/3/07 11/15/08 9/3/15 11/5/06 11/2/13 10/16/04

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HILLTOPPERS

Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Kawaun Jakes Brandon Doughty Kawaun Jakes Justin Haddix Kawaun Jakes Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Brandon Doughty Justin Haddix Kawaun Jakes Brandon Doughty Justin Haddix Justin Haddix Kawaun Jakes Brandon Doughty Justin Haddix Kawaun Jakes Brandon Doughty David Wolke Justin Haddix Kawaun Jakes Kawaun Jakes Kawaun Jakes Justin Haddix Justin Haddix Brandon Doughty Kawaun Jakes Brandon Doughty Justin Haddix Kawaun Jakes K.J. Black David Wolke David Wolke Brandon Doughty Justin Haddix Brandon Doughty Justin Haddix

100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES (Since 2000)

GENERAL

593 569 491 486 484 461 457 441 410 409 387 387 371 370 370 359 350 346 335 325 324 319 308 297 296 291 283 282 280 276 276 276 271 268 267 262 260 259 255 255 254 242 242 237 231 228 226 224 222 222 221 221 219 213 213 209 209 206 202

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Totals: 54 games of 200+ passing 23 games of 300+ passing 10 games of 400+ passing

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Yearly Team Statistics I----------Rushing-----------I I---------------------Passing----------------------I I---------Tot Off-------I Year Record Pts/Avg 1st Dns Atts-Yds Avg/G TD Com-Atts-Int Pct Yds Avg/G TD Atts-Yds Avg/G Fum Penalty 1954 7-3-0 171/17.1 139 417-1,727 172.7 — 65-148-10 43.9 835 83.5 5 565-2,562 256.2 — — -707 Opp. 125/12.5 121 428-1,442 144.2 — 58-137-16 42.3 824 82.4 6 565-2,266 226.6 — — -579 1955 3-6-0 119/13.2 128 400-1,566 174.0 — 50-115-7 43.5 686 76.2 3 515-2,252 250.2 — — -540 Opp. 140/15.6 122 404-1,994 221.6 — 23-59-6 39.0 385 42.8 2 463-2,379 264.3 — — -447 1956 5-4-0 120/13.3 128 409-1,738 193.1 — 52-10711 48.6 711 79.0 4 516-2,449 272.1 — -14 — -488 Opp. 151/16.8 122 436-1,753 194.8 — 41-116-15 35.3 615 68.3 3 552-2,368 263.1 — -17 — -521 1957 5-3-0 123/13.7 111 370-1,749 194.3 — 37-111-14 33.3 404 44.9 2 481-2,153 239.2 — -26 — -725 Opp. 139/15.4 131 458-1,439 159.9 — 36-113-19 31.9 498 55.3 6 571-1,937 215.2 — -12 — -471 1958 4-5-0 104/11.6 106 403-1,287 143.0 — 43-114-16 37.7 630 70.0 5 517-1,917 213.0 — -9 — -796 Opp. 87/9.7 105 443-1,353 150.3 — 50-113-13 44.2 523 58.1 4 556-1,876 208.4 — -15 — -579 1959 5-4-0 123/13.7 113 411-1,407 156.3 — 60-126-14 47.6 670 74.4 4 537-2,077 230.8 — -8 — -435 Opp. 145/16.1 126 458-1,663 184.8 — 51-120-14 42.5 560 62.2 4 578-2,223 247.0 — -17 — -382 1960 2-6-1 107/11.9 95 317-866 96.2 — 65-141-9 46.1 840 93.3 4 458-1,706 189.6 — -21 16-370 Opp. 163/18.1 247 507-2,036 226.2 — 28-105-13 26.7 365 40.6 2 612-2,401 266.8 — -6 55-495 1961 6-3-0 126/14.0 109 404-1,464 162.7 — 41-119-10 34.5 634 70.4 7 523-2,098 233.1 — -10 48-491 Opp. 88/9.8 101 406-1,238 137.6 — 48-127-7 37.8 607 67.4 5 533-1,845 205.0 — -15 39-343 1962 5-3-0 108/13.5 115 360-1,190 148.8 — 64-130-10 49.2 858 107.3 8 490-2,048 204.8 — -7 46-484 Opp. 92/11.5 87 350-978 122.3 — 44-99-10 44.4 612 76.5 3 449-1,590 198.8 — -9 37-385 1963 10-0-1 309/28.1 171 559-2,646 240.5 34 57-145-14 39.3 1,064 96.7 10 704-3,710 337.3 — -15 72-683 Opp. 79/7.2 104 341-484 44.0 — 102-268-27 38.1 1,372 124.7 8 609-1,856 168.7 — -16 51-489 1964 6-3-1 169/16.9 135 428-1,606 160.6 10 74-179-25 41.3 1,149 114.9 12 607-2,755 275.5 — -10 53-597 Opp. 79/7.9 90 434-1,352 135.2 — 51-143-10 35.7 584 58.4 3 577-1,936 193.6 — -6 50-463 1965 2-6-2 119/11.9 156 456-1,658 165.8 11 76-184-20 41.3 996 99.6 6 640-2,654 265.4 — -12 60-626 Opp. 236/23.6 162 429-1,712 171.2 — 74-178-17 41.6 1,290 129.0 14 607-3,002 300.2 — -13 54-503 1966 5-5-0 208/20.8 160 480-2,014 201.4 22 90-179-15 50.3 1,222 122.2 4 659-3,236 323.6 — -14 55-572 Opp. 185/18.5 134 351-1,033 103.3 — 125-255-14 49.0 1,563 156.3 14 606-2,596 259.6 — -8 51-462 1967 7-1-1 276/30.7 162 497-2,360 262.2 30 72-1466 49.3 815 90.6 6 643-3,175 352.8 — -9 68-682 Opp. 98/10.9 125 361-712 79.1 — 101-219-8 46.1 1,084 120.4 6 580-1,796 199.6 — -24 44-389 1968 7-2-1 281/28.1 166 466-1,998 199.8 21 114-255-23 44.7 1,578 157.8 16 721-3,576 357.6 — -16 75-919 Opp. 70/7.0 132 435-706 70.6 — 117-260-23 45.0 1,361 136.1 4 695-2,067 206.7 — -17 64-617 1969 6-3-1 253/25.3 194 452-1,418 141.8 13 163-325-21 50.2 2,042 204.2 18 777-3,460 346.0 — -9 64-623 Opp. 140/14.0 141 439-1,333 133.3 — 88-215-12 40.9 1,300 130.0 8 654-2,633 263.3 — -22 52-577 1970 8-1-1 244/24.4 141 481-1,542 154.2 24 93-223-16 41.7 1,171 117.1 8 704-2,713 271.3 — -9 63-686 Opp. 76/7.6 104 432-733 73.3 — 83-187-16 44.4 895 89.5 4 619-1,628 162.8 — -26 59-542 1971 8-2-0 262/26.2 153 464-1,709 170.9 15 87-216-18 40.3 1,077 107.7 14 680-2,786 278.6 27-16 58-634 Opp. 100/10.0 94 476-934 93.4 — 52-142-16 36.6 577 57.7 2 618-1,511 151.1 43-20 58-597 1972 7-3-0 194/19.4 158 496-1,730 173.0 17 103-238-22 43.3 1,182 118.2 8 734-2,912 291.2 30-17 36-398 Opp. 97/9.7 116 482-1,190 119.0 — 69-188-22 36.7 969 96.9 7 670-2,159 215.9 36-23 52-550 1973 12-1-0 430/33.1 241 550-2,281 175.5 28 197-393-27 50.1 2,675 205.8 29 943-4,956 381.2 26-15 84-859 Opp. 132/13.2 185 551-1,583 121.8 — 140-341-35 41.1 1,653 127.2 7 892-3,236 248.9 47-29 60-592 1974 7-3-0 260/26.0 179 481-1,481 148.1 16 134-292-23 45.9 1,803 180.3 13 773-3,284 328.4 30-16 87-878 Opp. 95/9.5 102 406-574 57.4 — 76-206-19 36.9 1,018 101.8 3 612-1,592 159.2 40-26 53-544 1975 11-2-0 245/18.8 187 727-2,152 165.5 21 96-243-16 39.5 1,070 82.3 7 970-3,222 247.8 42-15 71-756 Opp. 112/8.6 135 539-847 65.2 — 90-249-22 36.1 1,456 112.0 — 788-2,303 177.2 52-28 72-687 1976 4-5-1 130/13.0 147 453-1,430 143.0 7 93-238-21 39.1 1,161 116.1 6 691-2,591 259.1 36-15 65-725 Opp. 153/15.3 136 470-1,388 138.8 — 76-170-15 44.7 1,219 121.9 6 640-2,607 260.7 35-22 59-558 1977 1-8-1 124/12.4 143 472-1,319 131.9 5 95-198-19 48.0 1,078 107.8 11 670-2,397 239.7 48-21 57-534 Opp. 252/25.2 148 503-2,035 203.5 — 80-161-7 49.7 1,083 108.3 12 664-3,118 311.8 37-23 66-650 1978 8-2-0 254/25.4 178 486-1,708 170.8 20 114-221-11 51.6 1,546 154.6 13 707-3,254 325.4 24-7 58-690 Opp. 157/15.7 154 489-1,651 165.1 12 74-163-11 45.4 935 93.5 7 652-2,586 258.6 36-20 50-367 1979 5-5-0 223/22.3 205 532-2,051 205.1 17 126-242-15 52.1 1,659 165.9 13 774-3,710 371.0 38-24 70-747 Opp. 217/21.7 132 401-1,247 124.7 12 105-215-7 48.8 1,548 154.8 12 606-2,795 279.5 24-12 65-718 1980 9-1-0 228/22.8 167 531-2,339 233.9 18 69-153-10 45.1 1,152 115.2 10 684-3,491 349.1 13-6 70-784 Opp. 157/15.7 155 402-1,419 141.9 10 103-266-18 38.7 1,597 159.7 10 668-3,016 301.6 26-10 54-548 1981 6-5-0 241/21.9 197 495-1,721 156.5 19 164-312-18 52.6 2,109 191.7 12 807-3,830 348.2 30-16 78-917 Opp. 204/18.5 155 507-1,634 148.5 19 100-233-15 42.9 1,500 136.4 8 740-3,134 284.9 44-25 56-537 1982 5-5-0 186/18.6 166 449-1,007 100.7 9 144-292-10 49.3 1,749 174.9 13 741-2,756 275.6 28-16 64-641 Opp. 200/20.0 147 467-1,503 150.3 12 94-205-10 45.9 1,244 124.4 12 672-2,747 274.7 43-29 57-472 1983 2-8-1 147/13.4 169 520-1,540 140.0 14 106-251-18 42.2 1,456 132.4 4 771-2,996 272.4 38-17 66-654 Opp. 203/18.5 176 489-1,622 147.5 12 122-268-15 45.5 1,696 154.2 10 757-3,318 301.6 31-18 78-594 1984 2-9-0 193/17.5 207 365-768 69.8 10 251-481-23 52.2 2,812 255.6 14 846-3,580 325.5 25-12 82-623 Opp. 345/31.4 212 480-1,759 159.9 20 172-328-13 52.4 2,423 220.3 22 808-4,182 380.2 26-14 60-481

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I----------Rushing-----------I I---------------------Passing----------------------I I---------Tot Off-------I Year Record Pts/Avg 1st Dns Atts-Yds Avg/G TD Com-Atts-Int Pct Yds Avg/G TD Atts-Yds Avg/G Fum/Lost Penalty 1985 4-7-0 232/21.1 199 297-793 72.1 8 281-506-10 55.5 3,064 278.5 20 803-3,857 350.6 21-8 83-767 Opp. 313/28.5 255 547-2,316 210.5 26 173-346-11 50.0 2,319 210.8 11 893-4,635 421.4 24-10 79-708 1986 4-6-1 228/20.7 182 347-1,055 95.9 10 219-424-16 51.7 2,520 229.1 16 771-3,575 325.0 25-10 82-672 Opp. 258/23.5 210 486-1,816 165.1 22 160-327-9 48.9 2,086 189.6 10 813-3,902 354.7 30-14 87-733 1987 7-4-0 263/23.9 201 446-1,752 159.3 24 153-306-13 50.0 1,894 172.2 7 752-3,646 331.5 19-9 69-586 Opp. 217/19.7 176 496-1,589 144.5 16 121-243-10 49.8 1,420 129.1 11 739-3,009 273.5 32-22 45-375 1988 9-4-0 311/23.9 216 596-2,912 224.0 27 123-270-13 45.6 1,289 99.2 7 866-4,201 323.2 19-15 120-1,034 Opp. 220/16.9 222 575-1,871 143.9 16 169-320-18 52.8 2,100 161.5 13 895-3,971 305.5 43-20 93-778 1989 6-5-0 279/25.4 197 559-1,911 173.7 20 106-210-9 50.5 1,521 138.2 11 760-3,431 311.9 28-12 88-713 Opp. 238/21.6 181 410-1,657 150.6 16 140-302-11 46.4 1,795 163.2 12 712-3,452 313.8 23-11 71-674 1990 2-8-0 159/15.9 176 496-2,011 201.1 12 98-189-11 51.9 1,332 133.2 4 685-3,343 334.3 13-11 63-490 Opp. 234/23.4 164 421-1,835 183.5 15 125-219-8 57.1 1,830 183.0 12 640-3,665 366.5 17-14 57-530 1991 3-8-0 235/21.4 210 584-2,860 260.0 25 98-214-12 45.8 1,138 103.5 8 799-3,998 363.5 25-11 77-677 Opp. 301/27.4 192 506-2,446 222.4 26 105-219-5 47.9 1,598 145.3 11 725-4,044 367.6 17-6 69-727 1992 4-6-0 243/24.3 181 592-2,871 287.1 26 53-121-6 43.8 873 87.3 5 713-3,744 374.4 31-15 70-617 Opp. 258/25.8 191 385-1,471 147.1 14 154-286-11 53.8 2,133 213.3 17 671-3,604 360.4 22-14 58-475 1993 8-3-0 310/28.2 217 646-3,301 300.1 31 69-132-6 52.3 1,177 107.0 8 778-4,478 407.1 21-13 76-620 Opp. 228/20.7 187 425-1,602 145.6 17 145-276-7 52.5 1,758 159.8 10 701-3,360 305.5 27-15 69-531 1994 5-6-0 255/23.2 246 632-2,839 258.1 22 88-195-10 45.1 1,598 145.3 10 827-4,437 403.4 31-16 93-805 Opp. 291/26.5 207 402-1,635 148.6 13 156-294-10 53.1 2,410 219.1 23 696-4,045 367.7 21-14 86-679 1995 2-8-0 229/22.9 181 610-2,752 275.2 24 52-123-6 42.3 1,104 110.4 7 733-3,856 385.6 21-13 72-647 Opp. 341/34.1 203 387-1,964 196.4 28 133-239-10 55.6 2,234 223.4 17 626-4,198 419.8 23-16 64-561 1996 7-4 304/27.6 196 632-3,136 285.1 29 39-101-8 38.6 557 50.6 6 733-3,693 335.7 21-10 72-659 Opp. 251/22.8 202 437-2,011 182.8 20 154-318-15 48.4 1,651 150.1 12 755-3,662 332.9 20-11 62-534 1997 10-2 429/38.5 254 716-3,984 332.0 45 72-137-9 52.6 1,203 100.2 11 853-5,187 432.2 25-11 75-688 Opp. 243/20.3 197 373-1,239 103.2 14 197-381-9 51.7 2,355 196.2 18 754-3,594 299.5 21-10 53-445 1998 7-4 396/36.0 221 669-3,791 344.6 43 55-112-3 49.1 774 70.4 10 781-4,565 415.0 33-14 77-594 Opp. 310/28.2 185 388-1,656 150.5 19 168-285-12 58.9 2,142 194.7 19 673-3,798 345.3 26-17 69-529 1999 6-5 270/24.5 183 614-3,115 283.2 25 28-77-9 36.4 618 56.2 5 691-3,733 339.4 25-8 73-596 Opp. 245/22.3 197 416-1,675 152.3 15 173-287-9 60.3 2,161 196.5 16 703-3,836 348.7 13-4 76-678 2000 11-2 404/31.1 215 722-3,445 265.0 34 64-121-0 52.9 1,242 95.5 7 843-4,687 360.5 30-15 90-808 Opp. 145/11.2 213 451-1,376 105.8 8 215-420-29 51.2 2,301 177.0 9 871-3,677 282.8 33-21 78-673 2001 8-4 318/26.5 198 720-3,521 293.4 34 23-60-3 38.3 324 27.0 2 780-3,845 320.4 27-13 82-728 Opp. 146/12.2 160 466-1,293 107.8 11 135-272-15 49.6 1,599 133.2 7 738-2,892 241.0 19-10 52-426 2002 12-3 432/28.8 263 828-3,793 252.9 41 101-168-6 60.1 1,686 112.4 9 996-5,479 365.3 30-12 97-804 Opp. 246/16.4 226 560-1,784 118.9 20 174-348-20 50.0 2,404 160.3 10 908-4,188 279.2 34-15 78-663 2003 9-4 427/32.8 233 605-3,155 242.7 34 119-229-7 52.0 1,974 151.8 13 834-5,129 394.5 35-12 85-692 Opp. 219/16.8 217 551-1,719 132.2 21 163-300-14 54.3 1,969 151.5 4 851-3,688 283.7 22-15 65-504 2004 9-3 350/29.2 224 543-2,714 226.2 35 131-222-10 59.0 2,043 170.2 9 765-4,757 396.4 25-12 75-630 Opp. 227/18.9 233 458-1,565 130.4 12 236-406-23 58.1 2,549 212.4 16 864-4,114 342.8 18-7 64-498 2005 6-5 339/30.8 218 494-2,514 228.5 25 134-235-10 57.0 1,949 177.2 15 729-4,463 405.7 25-10 69-594 Opp. 292/26.5 201 399-1,244 113.1 18 219-330-10 66.4 2,545 231.4 15 729-3,789 344.5 19-13 79-730 2006 6-5 258/23.5 215 417-1,764 160.4 16 175-285-9 61.4 2,248 204.4 15 702-4,012 364.7 20-9 63-503 Opp. 263/23.9 200 400-1867 169.7 23 144-273-6 52.7 1,685 153.2 7 673-3,552 322.9 15-8 57-519 2007 7-5 398/33.2 266 579-2,966 247.2 30 167-266-15 62.8 1,940 161.7 13 845-4,906 408.8 27-12 88-829 Opp. 250/20.8 208 437-1,620 135.0 17 194-340-20 57.1 2,215 184.6 14 777-3,835 319.6 17-9 78-636 2008 2-10 210/17.5 182 428-1,727 143.9 15 165-318-12 51.9 1,706 142.2 9 746-3,433 286.1 16-7 64-615 Opp. 326/27.2 251 448-1,949 162.4 18 244-387-11 63.0 2,554 212.8 18 835-4,503 375.2 17-7 77-707 2009 0-12 245/20.4 214 445-2,074 172.8 18 181-313-12 57.8 1,775 147.9 11 758-3,849 320.8 24-16 85-682 Opp 475/39.6 279 522-2,938 244.8 35 208-307-6 67.8 2,801 233.4 27 829-5,739 478.2 19-10 89-813 2010 2-10 274/22.8 215 500-2,096 174.7 21 151-295-6 51.2 1,722 143.5 11 795-3,818 318.2 13-8 75-556 Opp 398/33.2 232 426-2,127 177.2 34 210-337-8 62.3 2,435 202.9 16 763-4,562 380.2 18-9 90-734 2011 7-5 275/22.9 218 544-2,486 181.6 25 168-301-13 55.8 2,008 167.3 11 845-4,187 348.9 16-10 89-747 Opp 298/24.8 226 370-1,943 134.8 18 218-392-13 55.6 2,867 238.9 20 762-4,485 373.8 15-7 86-751 2012 7-6 366/28.2 265 506-2,362 181.7 21 213-335-12 63.6 2,667 181.7 21 841-5,029 386.8 23-12 80-765 Opp 331/25.5 255 456-1,779 136.8 15 234-394-13 59.4 2,727 136.8 15 850-4,506 346.6 22-10 76-666 2013 8-4 370/30.8 287 468-2,362 196.8 31 266-407-16 65.4 3,140 261.7 15 875-5,502 458.5 26-15 74-559 Opp 295/24.6 201 451-1,935 161.2 24 181-312-14 58.0 2,135 177.9 10 763-4,070 339.2 17-7 76-641 2014 8-5 577/44.4 351 429-2,084 160.3 21 378-557-10 67.9 4,866 374.3 49 986-6,950 534.6 18-8 76-743 Opp 519/39.9 339 576-2,870 220.8 33 267-420-13 63.5 3,759 289.2 33 996-6,629 509.9 21-10 84-743 2015 12-2 620/44.3 349 464-2,159 154.2 30 398-554-9 71.8 5,211 372.2 50 1,018-7,370 526.4 17-8 83-810 Opp 363/25.9 289 525-2,326 166.1 17 254-472-17 53.8 3,355 239.6 28 997-5,681 405.8 24-14 74-654


Annual Statistic Leaders Total Offense

Year Player 1951 Jimmy Feix 1952 Jimmy Feix 1953 Whitey Sanders 1954 Jerry Nassano 1955 Jerry Nassano 1956 Carroll VanHooser 1957 DeLane Simpson 1958 Denny Wedge 1959 Denny Wedge 1960 Jim Daily 1961 Jim Daily 1962 Jim Daily 1963 Jim Burt 1964 Sharon Miller 1965 Dickie Moore 1966 Johnny Vance 1967 Dickie Moore 1968 Johnny Vance 1969 Johnny Vance 1970 Leo Peckenpaugh 1971 Leo Peckenpaugh 1972 Leo Peckenpaugh 1973 Dennis Tomek 1974 Dennis Tomek 1975 Lawrence Jefferson 1976 Jimmy Woods 1977 Jimmy Woods 1978 John Hall 1979 John Hall 1980 Troy Snardon 1981 Ralph Antone 1982 Ralph Antone 1983 Scott Travis 1984 Jeff Cesarone 1985 Jeff Cesarone 1986 Jeff Cesarone 1987 Jeff Cesarone 1988 Joe Arnold 1989 Don Smith 1990 Scott Campbell 1991 Roscoe Echols 1992 Eddie Thompson 1993 Eddie Thompson 1994 J.J. Jewell 1995 Willie Taggart 1996 Willie Taggart 1997 Willie Taggart 1998 Willie Taggart 1999 Rod Smart 2000 Jason Johnson 2001 Keith Brooks 2002 Jason Michael 2003 Justin Haddix 2004 Justin Haddix 2005 Justin Haddix 2006 Justin Haddix 2007 K.J. Black 2008 David Wolke 2009 Kawaun Jakes 2010 Kawaun Jakes 2011 Kawaun Jakes 2012 Kawaun Jakes 2013 Brandon Doughty 2014 Brandon Doughty 2015 Brandon Doughty

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Plays Rush Pass Total 201 9 1,189 1,198 223 -32 1,752 1,720 100 -2 540 538 183 109 805 914 62 — 415 415 138 28 528 556 89 492 — 492 113 97 420 517 91 175 278 453 160 -56 693 637 112 -29 445 416 143 -61 746 685 132 570 334 904 167 109 935 1,044 203 1,055 — 1,055 201 128 855 983 209 1,444 — 1,444 222 351 1,147 1,498 412 221 1,943 2,164 253 214 769 983 258 159 864 1,023 245 64 856 920 246 47 1,485 1,532 182 — 1,017 1,017 293 880 — 880 234 859 — 859 191 906 — 906 263 12 1,439 1,451 262 -70 1,418 1,348 157 905 — 905 234 1 1,356 1,357 361 -155 1,657 1,502 280 -118 1,172 1,054 265 -103 1,546 1,443 489 -195 2,737 2,542 453 -227 2,396 2,169 338 -189 1,887 1,698 280 1,668 23 1,691 221 1,005 — 1,005 235 114 1,088 1,202 177 963 — 963 188 837 526 1,363 214 830 822 1,652 266 488 1,332 1,820 260 430 939 1,369 247 997 542 1,539 320 1,257 1,146 2,403 314 1,313 699 2,012 188 1,249 — 1,249 285 756 1,148 1,904 164 856 0 856 335 642 1,661 2,303 329 293 1,875 2,178 301 315 1,976 2,291 343 328 1,892 2,220 336 25 2,186 2,211 238 324 1,007 1,331 325 301 1,278 1,579 369 355 1,516 1,871 387 200 1,680 1,880 348 161 1,854 2,015 378 58 2,488 2,546 408 -109 2,857 2,748 591 -52 4,830 4,778 567 -122 5,055 4,933

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Year Player Rush Rec PR KR IR Total 1951 Bobby Bilyeu 251 181 18 338 0 788 1952 Max Stevens 337 436 98 52 37 960 1953 Max Stevens 204 314 187 133 16 854 1954 Jim Gunnell 417 203 11 152 2 785 1955 not available 1956 Jim Chambliss 299 111 9 82 0 501 1957 DeLane Simpson 492 8 0 26 22 548 1958 not available 1959 not available 1960 Winton Boone 118 142 45 100 49 454 1961 Jim Burt 304 56 50 88 5 503 1962 Jim Burt 225 290 48 54 1 618 1963 Jim Burt 570 105 98 15 0 748 1964 John Burt 463 42 89 255 0 849 1965 Dickie Moore 1,055 43 0 103 0 1,201 1966 Jim Sprinkle 311 56 136 280 0 783 1967 Dickie Moore 1,444 12 0 0 0 1,456 1968 Jay Davis 0 612 0 3 0 632 1969 Jim Vorhees 759 342 0 15 0 1,116 1970 Bill Green 0 0 358 374 9 741 1971 Clarence Jackson 664 57 4 249 0 974 1972 John Embree 658 74 0 311 0 1,043 1973 Clarence Jackson 909 60 254 333 0 1,556 1974 Virgil Livers 0 0 545 52 123 720 1975 Lawrence Jefferson 880 50 0 361 0 1,291 1976 Jimmy Woods 859 140 0 354 0 1,353 1977 Jimmy Woods 906 129 0 116 0 1,151 1978 Nate Jones 467 75 0 213 0 755 1979 Eddie Preston 30 739 0 0 0 769 1980 Nate Jones 749 10 0 206 0 965 1981 Danny Embree 557 169 0 240 0 966 1982 Charlie Houser 569 139 (-3) 192 0 897 1983 Glendell Miller 569 15 0 98 0 682 1984 Glendell Miller 425 251 67 99 0 842 1985 Glendell Miller 446 356 109 221 0 1,132 1986 Joe Arnold 721 290 0 211 0 1,222 1987 Joe Arnold 901 139 0 253 0 1,293 1988 Joe Arnold 1,668 72 0 262 0 2,002 1989 Anthony Green 17 435 0 603 0 1,055 1990 Don Smith 881 67 0 134 0 1,082 1991 Herb Davis 275 26 0 654 0 955 Roscoe Echols 963 (-8) 0 0 0 955 1992 Roscoe Echols 708 0 0 315 0 1,023 1993 Robert Jackson 623 147 0 470 0 1,240 1994 Antwan Floyd 1,327 7 0 0 0 1,334 1995 Joey Stockton 46 863 147 934 0 1,990 1996 Joey Stockton 13 472 300 778 0 1,563 1997 Joey Stockton 92 722 244 440 0 1,498 1998 Willie Taggart 1,313 (-1) 0 0 0 1,312 1999 Rod Smart 1,249 28 0 279 0 1,556 2000 DeWayne Gallishaw 948 0 0 87 0 1,035 2001 Keith Brooks 856 0 0 0 0 856 2002 Jon Frazier 1,537 78 0 328 0 1,943 2003 Lerron Moore 1,490 4 0 0 0 1,494 2004 Lerron Moore 978 66 0 0 0 1,044 2005 Lerron Moore 1,037 12 0 0 0 1,049 2006 Lerron Moore 891 129 0 0 0 1,020 2007 Curtis Hamilton 102 873 145 288 0 1,408 2008 Bobby Rainey 259 8 22 581 0 870 2009 Bobby Rainey 939 83 29 1,050 0 2,101 2010 Bobby Rainey 1,649 230 0 0 0 1,879 2011 Bobby Rainey 1,695 361 0 0 0 2,056 2012 Antonio Andrews 1,728 234 234 767 0 3,161 2013 Antonio Andrews 1,730 478 97 314 0 2,619 2014 Leon Allen 1,542 476 0 0 0 2,018 2015 Taywan Taylor -9 1,467 0 0 0 1,458


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Yards Avg 578 5.3 655 6.0 703 6.8 464 5.5 286 5.3 299 4.8 492 5.5 304 4.5 291 4.0 203 4.4 304 6.6 328 4.6 570 5.1 463 4.7 1,055 5.2 719 5.4 1,444 6.9 561 6.8 759 4.3 501 3.6 664 5.7 731 4.9 909 4.9 556 3.5 880 3.0 859 3.7 906 4.7 467 3.5 572 4.8 905 5.8 589 4.3 569 3.3 600 4.4 425 3.5 446 3.5 721 5.2 901 5.0 1,668 6.0 1,005 4.5 881 4.7 963 5.4 837 7.4 830 6.9 1,327 5.5 880 5.0 1,041 5.6 1,257 6.7 1,313 6.3 1,249 6.6 948 5.0 856 5.2 1,537 5.1 1,490 5.5 978 5.3 1,037 6.0 891 4.6 1,134 5.5 426 4.2 939 6.5 1,649 4.8 1,695 4.6 1,728 5.7 1,730 6.5 1,542 5.7 1,098 7.0

UNIVERSIT Y

9 13 8 15 14 8 8 9 10 10 22 14 49 48

Att 110 109 103 84 54 62 89 67 71 46 46 72 112 98 203 133 208 82 177 141 117 150 187 161 293 233 191 132 119 157 137 170 137 123 128 140 179 278 221 187 177 113 120 240 175 185 189 201 188 191 164 303 273 186 174 195 205 92 144 340 369 304 267 272 155

HISTORY

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Year Player 1951 Gene McFadden 1952 Gene McFadden 1953 Gene McFadden 1954 Millard Shirley 1955 Jim Chambliss 1956 Jim Chambliss 1957 DeLane Simpson 1958 Wayne Kelley 1959 David Miller 1960 Gary Brunson 1961 Jim Burt 1962 John Burt 1963 Jim Burt 1964 John Burt 1965 Dickie Moore 1966 Dickie Moore 1967 Dickie Moore 1968 Ike Brown 1969 Jim Vorhees 1970 John Embree 1971 Clarence Jackson 1972 Clarence Jackson 1973 Clarence Jackson 1974 Lawrence Jefferson 1975 Lawrence Jefferson 1976 Jimmy Woods 1977 Jimmy Woods 1978 Nate Jones 1979 Elmer Caldwell 1980 Troy Snardon 1981 Troy Snardon 1982 Charlie Houser 1983 Danny Embree 1984 Glendell Miller 1985 Glendell Miller 1986 Joe Arnold 1987 Joe Arnold 1988 Joe Arnold 1989 Don Smith 1990 Don Smith 1991 Roscoe Echols 1992 Eddie Thompson 1993 Eddie Thompson 1994 Antwan Floyd 1995 Antwan Floyd 1996 Antwan Floyd 1997 Willie Taggart 1998 Willie Taggart 1999 Rod Smart 2000 DeWayne Gallishaw 2001 Keith Brooks 2002 Jon Frazier 2003 Lerron Moore 2004 Lerron Moore 2005 Lerron Moore 2006 Lerron Moore 2007 Tyrell Hayden 2008 Tyrell Hayden 2009 Bobby Rainey 2010 Bobby Rainey 2011 Bobby Rainey 2012 Antonio Andrews 2013 Antonio Andrews 2014 Leon Allen 2015 Anthony Wales

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Com-Att-Int Yds 86-181-12 1,189 127-201-10 1,752 43-76-5 540 4 60-126-8 805 27-62-4 415 2 41-101-8 528 24-72-9 230 2 25-76-9 420 4 22-45-7 278 1 59-125-7 693 26-77-7 445 4 56-107-6 746 30-67-6 507 4 61-135-20 935 60-134-15 797 63-125-10 855 63-123-4 696 67-153-15 1,147 155-307-18 1,943 64-157-11 769 67-157-12 864 79-172-10 856 109-220-15 1,485 70-156-12 1,017 62-139-8 661 42-76-9 585 3 65-135-13 798 106-209-10 1,439 108-215-13 1,418 45-93-6 744 6 101-191-11 1,356 135-268-7 1,657 85-193-14 1,172 123-238-8 1,546 253-447-7 2,737 207-397-14 2,396 152-297-13 1,887 117-258-11 1,219 55-116-6 931 81-163-8 1,088 57-125-8 671 32-75-4 526 2 47-94-3 822 5 70-143-7 1,332 44-105-5 939 37-80-5 542 6 68-131-8 1,146 51-104-3 699 24-60-6 565 5 57-110-0 1,148 10-31-1 170 2 100-165-5 1,661 113-223-7 1,875 126-215-10 1,976 131-230-10 1,892 171-279-9 2,186 88-134-8 1,007 117-232-10 1,278 148-244-9 1,516 149-291-6 1,680 153-276-12 1,854 200-312-11 2,488 246-375-14 2,857 375-552-10 4,830 388-540-9 5,055

GENERAL

Year Player 1951 Jimmy Feix 1952 Jimmy Feix 1953 Whitey Sanders 1954 Jerry Nassano 1955 Jerry Nassano 1956 Carroll VanHooser 1957 Carroll VanHooser 1958 Denny Wedge 1959 Denny Wedge 1960 Jim Daily 1961 Jim Daily 1962 Jim Daily 1963 Sharon Miller 1964 Sharon Miller 1965 Mike Egan 1966 Johnny Vance 1967 Mike Egan 1968 Johnny Vance 1969 Johnny Vance 1970 Leo Peckenpaugh 1971 Leo Peckenpaugh 1972 Leo Peckenpaugh 1973 Dennis Tomek 1974 Dennis Tomek 1975 Bill Smith 1976 Doug Bartholomew 1977 Doug Bartholomew 1978 John Hall 1979 John Hall 1980 John Hall 1981 Ralph Antone 1982 Ralph Antone 1983 Scott Travis 1984 Jeff Cesarone 1985 Jeff Cesarone 1986 Jeff Cesarone 1987 Jeff Cesarone 1988 David Armstrong 1989 Mark Marsh 1990 Scott Campbell 1991 Brian Browning 1992 Eddie Thompson 1993 Eddie Thompson 1994 J.J. Jewell 1995 Willie Taggart 1996 Willie Taggart 1997 Willie Taggart 1998 Willie Taggart 1999 Jason Michael 2000 Jason Johnson 2001 Jason Johnson 2002 Jason Michael 2003 Justin Haddix 2004 Justin Haddix 2005 Justin Haddix 2006 Justin Haddix 2007 K.J. Black 2008 David Wolke 2009 Kawaun Jakes 2010 Kawaun Jakes 2011 Kawaun Jakes 2012 Kawaun Jakes 2013 Brandon Doughty 2014 Brandon Doughty 2015 Brandon Doughty

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Annual Statistic Leaders Receiving

Year Player 1951 Gene McFadden 1952 Bill Ploumis 1953 Bill Ploumis 1954 Jim Gunnell 1955 Mike Moriarty 1956 Mike Moriarty 1957 Jerry Brantley 1958 Wayne Kelley 1959 Jim Hughes 1960 Lewis Johnson 1961 Jim Hughes 1962 Jim Burt 1963 Elmer Murray 1964 Jim Burt 1965 Ken Waller 1966 Jim Old 1967 Jim Old 1968 Jay Davis 1969 Jay Davis 1970 Jay Davis 1971 Jay Davis 1972 Tom Turner 1973 Porter Williams 1974 Dave Maley 1975 Bob Hobby 1976 Billy Lindsey 1977 Eddie Preston 1978 Eddie Preston 1979 Eddie Preston 1980 Ricky Gwinn 1981 John Newby 1982 John Newby 1983 Alan Mullins 1984 Ty Campbell 1985 Alan Mullins 1986 Keith Paskett 1987 Robert Coates 1988 Robert Coates 1989 Anthony Green 1990 Dwayne Haun 1991 Dwayne Haun 1992 Dwayne Haun 1993 Lito Mason 1994 Brian Sowerby Lito Mason 1995 Joey Stockton 1996 Joey Stockton 1997 Joey Stockton 1998 Donte Pimpleton Jammie Kyle 1999 Sylvester Gray Alan Ogletree 2000 Jerome Reaves 2001 Antonio Veals Shannon Hayes 2002 Casey Rooney 2003 Casey Rooney 2004 Maurice Perkins 2005 Maurice Perkins 2006 Curtis Hamilton 2007 Curtis Hamilton 2008 Jake Gaebler 2009 Jake Gaebler 2010 Marcus Vasquez 2011 Jack Doyle 2012 Jack Doyle 2013 Willie McNeal 2014 Jared Dangerfield 2015 Taywan Taylor

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Rec 16 36 17 14 12 15 14 8 11 13 14 16 12 16 21 29 21 33 46 25 27 29 66 39 26 32 28 37 39 19 48 38 26 50 65 41 40 24 28 31 26 21 17 23 26 33 24 39 15 12 9 6 18 7 6 29 52 43 38 52 66 54 43 30 52 53 46 69 86

Yards 150 452 189 203 153 192 150 145 85 192 225 290 220 278 246 442 232 612 809 443 372 317 1,107 618 396 365 476 646 739 256 736 578 529 503 849 738 470 307 435 459 307 326 428 573 441 863 472 772 186 214 177 306 426 90 109 603 946 849 636 841 873 588 494 332 614 566 599 825 1,467

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TD 1 4 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 3 3 1 4 1 2 1 6 7 1 5 0 11 2 3 1 7 7 6 3 3 6 4 1 7 5 1 3 3 3 2 3 3 4 1 6 6 5 4 2 1 3 4 0 1 2 5 2 3 10 4 4 4 3 0 5 5 11 17

Punting

Year Player 1951 John Gill 1952 Don Chapman 1953 Max Stevens 1954 not available 1955 not available 1956 not available 1957 not available 1958 Denny Wedge 1959 Denny Wedge 1960 Bill Pegausch 1961 Bobby Mitchell 1962 Bobby Mitchell 1963 Ernie Hall 1964 Ernie Hall 1965 Jerry Matthews 1966 Jerry Humble 1967 Jerry Humble 1968 Johnny Vance 1969 Johnny Vance 1970 Gary Mears 1971 Gary Mears 1972 Gary Mears 1973 Charlie Johnson 1974 Charlie Johnson 1975 Walt Herod 1976 Walt Herod 1977 Ray Farmer 1978 Ray Farmer 1979 Ray Farmer 1980 Ray Farmer 1981 Mike Miller 1982 Mike Miller 1983 Adam Lindsey 1984 Adam Lindsey 1985 Adam Lindsey 1986 Adam Lindsey 1987 Todd Davis 1988 Todd Davis 1989 Todd Davis 1990 Todd Davis 1991 Chris Gable 1992 Rick Boeckmann 1993 Rick Boeckmann 1994 Rick Boeckmann 1995 Andy Smith 1996 K.C. Armstrong 1997 K.C. Armstrong 1998 Alan Ogletree 1999 Alan Ogletree 2000 Alan Ogletree 2001 Brian Claybourn 2002 Brian Claybourn 2003 Brian Claybourn 2004 Brian Claybourn 2005 Tanner Siewert 2006 Tanner Siewert 2007 Jeremy Moore 2008 Jeremy Moore 2009 Jeremy Moore 2010 Hendrix Brakefield 2011 Hendrix Brakefield 2012 Hendrix Brakefield 2013 Hendrix Brakefield 2014 Joseph Occhipinti 2015 Jake Collins

Punts 35 34 23 - - - - 48 23 49 44 35 44 37 49 35 33 61 61 74 44 48 62 51 80 78 55 59 49 62 70 70 77 70 75 77 48 68 67 55 50 62 45 60 35 52 46 50 50 62 59 67 54 46 39 30 46 67 56 71 64 45 31 49 37

Yards 1,132 1,221 717 - - - - 1,699 879 1,790 1,518 1,252 1,603 1,333 1,817 1,318 1,228 2,163 2,375 2,719 1,669 1,832 2,403 2,155 3,230 3,202 2,129 2,327 1,946 2,626 2,672 2,630 2,959 2,608 2,790 3,093 1,871 2,484 2,563 2,216 1,774 2,416 1,701 2,242 1,308 2,022 1,776 1,865 2,003 2,408 2,364 2,653 2,224 1,996 1,459 1,082 1,919 2,472 2,427 2,872 2,662 1,896 1,220 1,817 1,542

Avg 32.3 35.9 31.2 35.4 38.2 36.5 34.5 35.8 36.4 36.0 37.1 37.7 37.2 35.5 38.9 36.7 37.9 38.2 38.8 42.3 40.4 41.1 38.7 39.4 39.7 42.4 38.2 37.6 38.4 37.3 37.2 40.2 39.0 36.5 38.3 40.3 35.5 39.0 37.8 37.4 37.4 38.9 38.6 37.3 40.1 38.8 40.1 39.6 41.2 43.4 37.4 36.1 41.7 36.9 43.3 40.5 41.6 42.1 39.4 37.1 41.7


Annual Statistic Leaders Scoring

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Tackles

Year Player 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Wes Simpson Allan Hogan Bill Hape Jerry Humble Jimmy Barber Jimmy Barber Terry Thompson Robert Walton Lonnie Schuster Rick Green Rick Green Biff Madon Biff Madon Tony Towns Carl Estelle Tim Ford Paul Gray Paul Gray Paul Gray Vernard Johnson Neil Fatkin Neil Fatkin Mike Carberry Mike Carberry Jerome Martin Raji Gordon Richard Grice Richard Grice Sheldon Benoit Sheldon Benoit Bryson Warner Trae Hackett Ron Kelly Trae Hackett Melvin Wisham Melvin Wisham Erik Dandy Charles Thompson Erik Dandy Deonté Smith Marion Rumph Marion Rumph Andre Lewis Travis Watters Thomas Majors Thomas Majors Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson Xavius Boyd Nick Holt T.J. McCollum

UT 60 54 45 63 74 75 71 77 66 87 131 90 84 74 53 28 73 56 53 59 59 46 73 73 57 62 70 98 59 61 49 60 65 65 75 106 82 93 100 57 41 35 50 36 42 59 41 78 68 62 69

AT 49 28 40 48 40 55 43 41 35 51 82 58 59 40 78 83 100 93 84 39 53 30 35 55 23 28 32 60 40 33 37 34 35 26 43 65 73 66 65 55 52 52 53 37 59 46 68 44 35 49 37

Total

109 82 85 111 114 130 114 118 101 138 213 148 143 114 131 111 173 149 137 98 112 76 108 128 80 90 102 158 99 94 86 94 100 91 118 171 155 159 165 112 93 87 103 73 101 105 109 122 103 111 106

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Total 36 78 48 36 36 18 18 29 20 32 18 26 24 66 60 56 48 114 42 42 54 42 48 114 24 24 24 24 48 38 42 54 42 72 48 38 36 32 60 49 69 90 48 47 40 54 68 55 50 66 96 92 60 100 76 103 117 84 87 66 84 47 67 90 102 90 96 118 124

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TD PAT FG 36 0 0 78 0 0 48 0 0 36 0 0 36 0 0 18 0 0 18 0 0 12 14 3 18 2 0 30 2 0 18 0 0 24 2 0 24 0 0 66 0 0 60 0 0 54 2 0 48 0 0 114 0 0 42 0 0 42 0 0 54 0 0 42 0 0 48 0 0 114 0 0 24 0 0 24 0 0 24 0 0 24 0 0 48 0 0 0 8 30 42 0 0 54 0 0 42 0 0 72 0 0 48 0 0 0 20 18 36 0 0 0 11 21 60 0 0 0 22 27 0 30 39 90 0 0 48 0 0 0 14 33 36 4 0 54 0 0 0 32 36 0 28 27 48 2 0 66 0 0 96 0 0 90 2 0 60 0 0 0 49 51 0 34 42 0 49 54 0 48 69 84 0 0 0 42 45 0 27 39 0 42 42 0 14 33 0 25 42 90 0 0 102 0 0 90 0 0 96 0 0 0 70 48 0 79 45

GENERAL

Year Player 1951 Gene McFadden 1952 Max Stevens 1953 Gene McFadden 1954 Jim Aurs Millard Shirley 1955 Jim Chambliss 1956 Jim Chambliss 1957 Jerry Brantley 1958 Denny Wedge 1959 Billy Booker 1960 Billy Booker 1961 Jim Hughes 1962 John Burt 1963 Sharon Miller 1964 Jim Burt 1965 Dickie Moore 1966 Jim Vorhees 1967 Dickie Mooore 1968 Jim Vorhees 1969 Jay Davis 1970 Clarence Jackson 1971 Clarence Jackson 1972 John Embree 1973 Clarence Jackson 1974 Bob Hobby Lawrence Jefferson Virgil Livers Bill Smith 1975 Lawrence Jefferson 1976 Dave Betz 1977 Eddie Preston 1978 Barry Skaggs 1979 Eddie Preston 1980 Troy Snardon 1981 Troy Snardon 1982 Jim Griffiths 1983 Glendell Miller 1984 Lanny Hall 1985 Glendell Miller 1986 Dan Maher 1987 Dan Maher 1988 Joe Arnold 1989 Don Smith 1990 Steve Donisi 1991 Eddie Thompson 1992 Eddie Thompson 1993 Chris Pino 1994 Will Sweeney 1995 Willie Taggart 1996 Antwan Floyd 1997 Willie Taggart 1998 Willie Taggart 1999 Rod Smart 2000 Peter Martinez 2001 Peter Martinez 2002 Peter Martinez 2003 Matt Lange 2004 Brian Porter 2005 Chris James 2006 Chris James 2007 Chris James 2008 Tanner Siewert 2009 Casey Tinius 2010 Bobby Rainey 2011 Bobby Rainey 2012 Antonio Andrews 2013 Antonio Andrews 2014 Garrett Schwettman 2015 Garrett Schwettman

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NCAA Statistic Leaders 1971

WKU IN NCAA RANKINGS Throughout the years, the Hilltoppers have ranked among the nation’s leaders in a variety of NCAA team and individual statistical categories. The following is a look at the Toppers with a final Top 25 or better ranking: 1951 Team 7th, Pass Offense 25th, Total Offense Individual 7th, Passing - Jimmy Feix 16th, Total Offense - Jimmy Feix

159.4 yds/gm 360.9 yds/gm 1,204 yds 1,206 yds

1952 Team 3rd, Pass Offense 6th, Total Offense 24th Rush Defense Individual 4th, Passing - Jimmy Feix 6th, Total Offense - Jimmy Feix

213.9 yds/gm 425.8 yds/gm 111.1 yds/gm 1,581 yds 1,546 yds

1954 Individual 25th, Passing, Jerry Nassano

763 yds

1955

57.7 yds/gm 151.1 yds/gm

1973 Team 1st, Scoring Offense 3rd, Scoring Defense 4th, Total Offense 5th, Pass Offense

37.7 yds/gm 6.2 pts/gm 407.1 yds/gm 213.9 yds/gm

Individual 5th, Scoring, Clarence Jackson 7th, Punting, Charlie Johnson

9.6 pts/gm 42.2 yds/kick

1974 Team 2nd, Rush Defense 4th, Total Defense 9th, Scoring Defense

57.4 yds/gm 159.2 yds/gm 213.9 yds/gm

Individual 6th, Punting, Charlie Johnson

42.3 yds/kick

1975 Team 4th, Rush Defense 4th, Total Defense 9th, Scoring Defense

59.2 yds/gm 170.3 yds/gm 9.5 pts/gm

Individual 2nd, Punting, Walt Herod

42.4 yds/kick

1965

Team 14th, Pass Defense

42.8 yds/gm

1960

Individual 9th, Punting, Walt Herod

41.1 yds/kick

1978

Team 6th, Pass Defense

40.6 yds/gm

1963 Team 5th, Rush Defense

48.5 yds/gm

1965

Team 4th, Pass Defense

93.5 yds/gm

Individual 6th, Punting, Ray Farmer 7th, Passing, John Hall 8th, Total Offense, John Hall

39.4 yds/kick 1439 yds 1,451 yds

1979

Individual 13th, Rushing, Dickie Moore

1,055 yds

1967 Team 3rd, Rush Offense Individual 1st, Rushing, Dickie Moore 2nd, Scoring, Dickie Moore 7th, Kick Scoring, Tom Atwood

262.2 yds/gm 1,444 yds 114 pts 46 pts

1969 Individual 7th, Total Offense, Johnny Vance 8th, Passing, Johnny Vance

2,164 yds 1,943 yds

Team 5th, Total Offense Individual 6th, Receiving, Eddie Preston 7th, Pass Efficiency, John Hall 8th, Total Offense, John Hall

371.0 yds/gm 3.9 catches/gm 108.9 rating 134.8 yds/gm

1980 Team 5th, Punting 6th, Rush Offense

38.2 yds/kick 233.9 yds/gm

Individual 2nd, Punting, Ray Farmer 7th, Scoring, Troy Snardon

42.4 yds/kick 7.2 pts/gm

1981

1970 Team 7th, Scoring Defense 8th, Total Defense

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7.6 pts/gm 162.8 yds/gm

Individual 10th, Receiving, John Newby

4.4 catches/gm


NCAA Statistic Leaders 1982

1991

Team 2nd, Trunover Margin 4th, Kickoff Returns 15th, Pass Defense

+1.30/gm 25.7 yds/return 124.4 yds/gm

Individual 1st, Kickoff Returns, Davlin Mullen

31.9 yds/return

Team 14th, Pass Offense 13th, Kickoff Returns

255.5 yds/gm 23.7 yds/return

Individual 13th, Kickoff Returns, Keith Paskett

23.7 yds/return

1985

Individual 13th, Total Offense, Jeff Cesarone 17th, Receiving, Alan Mullins

69 vs. MTSU 278.5 yds/gm 231.1 yds/gm 5.9 catches/gm

1986 Team 19th, Kickoff Returns

21.0 yds/return

Individual 9th, Interceptions, James Edwards 18th, Field Goals, Dan Maher

270.2 yds/gm 141.1 yds/gm +0.80/gm 36.1 yds/kick 0.7 INTs/gm 1.20 FG/gm

13.4 pts/gm 233.8 yds/gm 275.9 yds/gm

1993 Team 1st, Rush Offense 18th, Total Defense 23rd, Total Offense

300.1 yds/gm 305.5 yds/gm 407.1 yds/gm

Individual 21st, Field Goals, Chris Pino

1.1 FG/gm

1994 Team 8th, Rush Offense 23rd, Total Offense 25th, Net Punting

258.1 yds/gm 403.4 yds/gm 35.2 yds/kick

Individual 12th, Rushing, Antwan Floyd

120.6 yds/gm

14.67 yds/return 20.83 yds/return 36.33 yds/kick 201.1 yds/gm

Team 2nd, Rush Offense 23rd, Total Offense Individual 5th, All-Purpose Rushing, Joey Stockton 11th, Receiving Yards, Joey Stockton 22nd, Kickoff Returns, Joey Stockton

275.2 yds/gm 385.6 yds/gm 199.0 yds/gm 86.3 yds/gm 23.95 yds/return

1996 Team 3rd, Rush Offense 6th, Kickoff Returns 17th, Pass Defense

285.1 yds/gm 25.4 yds/return 150.1 yds/gm

Individual 6th, Kickoff Returns, Joey Stockton 23rd, All-Purpose Rushing, Joey Stockton

28.8 yds/return 142.1 yds/gm

1997 Team 1st, Rush Offense 3rd, Scoring Offense 6th, Total Offense 8th, Rush Defense 12th, Kickoff Returns 24th, Total Defense Individual 11th, Scoring, Willie Taggart 13th, Rushing, Willie Taggart 15th, Field Goals, Jeff Poisel 23rd, Scoring, Jeff Poisel

366.0 yds/gm 36.6 pts/gm 456.6 yds/gm 84.8 yds/gm 22.0 yds/return 285.6 yds/gm 9.0 pts/gm 121.7 yds/gm 1.1 FG/gm 7.8 pts/gm

UNIVERSIT Y OPPONENTS

Individual 5th, Kickoff Returns, Eddie Godfrey 6th, Rushing, Don Smith 15th, Punting, Todd Davis 16th, All-Purpose Rushing, Don Smith 19th, Field Goals, Steve Donisi

7.4 yds/att 93.0 yds/gm

HISTORY

23.19 yds/return 91.36 yds/gm

1990 Team 2nd, Punt Returns 14th, Kickoff Returns 15th, Net Punting 22nd, Rush Offense

287.1 yds/gm

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132.82 yds/gm 160.0 yds/gm 11.16 yds/return 1.27 FG/gm

1989 Individual 19th, Kickoff Returns, Anthony Green 20th, Rushing, Don Smith

Team 2nd, Rush Offense

HILLTOPPERS

Individual 4th, Rushing, Joe Arnold 8th, All-Purpose Rushing, Joe Arnold 11th, Punt Returns, Cedric Jones 14th, Field Goals, Dan Maher

1992

GENERAL

1988 Team 5th, Scoring Defense 10th, Rush Defense 10th, Total Defense

260.0 yds/gm

1995

1987 Team 10th, Total Offense 13th, Pass Defense 13th, Turnover Margin 16th, Net Punting

Team 9th, Rush Offense

Individual 2nd, Rushing per carry, Eddie Thompson 23rd, Rushing, Eddie Thompson

1984

Team 1st, Pass Attempts 10th, Pass Offense

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28.0 yds/return 110.13 yds/gm 40.29 yds/kick 135.25 yds/gm 1.10 FG/gm

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NCAA Statistic Leaders 1998 Team 3rd, Rush Offense 4th, Punt Returns 9th, Scoring Offense 10th, Turnover Margin 23rd, Total Offense

344.6 yds/gm 15.4 yds/return 36.0 pts/gm +1.09/gm 415.0 yds/gm

Individual 10th, Kickoff Returns, Bryan Daniel 15th, Punt Returns, Delvechio Walls 17th, Rushing, Willie Taggart 24th, Scoring, Willie Taggart

27.6 yds/return 12.4 yds/return 119.4 yds/gm 8.4 pts/gm

1999 Team 7th, Rush Offense 20th, Punt Returns 25th, Net Punting

283.2 yds/gm 12.0 yds/return 35.8 yds/kick

Individual 13th, Punt Returns, Bobby Sippio 25th, Rushing, Rod Smart

13.5 yds/return 113.5 yds/gm

2000 Team 1st, Pass Efficiency 1st, Scoring Defense 1st, Turnover Margin 3rd, Net Punting 9th, Rush Offense 9th, Rush Defense 17th, Pass Efficiency Defense 24th, Kickoff Returns 25th, Scoring Offense

164.61 rating 11.6 pts/gm +2.73/gm 38.0 yds/kick 268.5 yds/gm 100.1 yds/gm 96.08 rating 21.38 yds/return 33.0 pts/gm

Individual 1st, Passes Defended, Bobby Sippio 3rd, Total Tackles, Melvin Wisham 3rd, Interceptions, Bobby Sippio 10th, Field Goals, Peter Martinez 11th, Fumble Recoveries, Bobby Sippio 16th, Punt Returns, Joseph Jefferson 20th, Tackles for Loss, Melvin Wisham 21st, Interceptions, Joseph Jefferson 24th, Punting, Alan Ogletree

2.7 PBU/gm 13.64 tackles/gm .0.9 INTs/gm 1.36 FG/gm 0.4 FR/gm 12.18 yds/return 1.55 TFL/gm 0.55 INTs/gm 39.8 yds/kick

2001 Team 2nd, Rush Offense 2nd, Total Defense 2nd, Scoring Defense 4th, Pass Defense 5th, Kick Returns 9th, Rush Defense 12th, Punt Returns 13th, Pass Efficiency Defense 16th, Net Punting 18th, Turnover Margin

303.18 yds/gm 233.18 yds/gm 11.1 pts/gm 137.27 yds/gm 24.40 yds/return 95.9 yds/gm 15.24 yds/return 96.38 rating 35.96 yds/kick +0.73/gm

Individual 5th, Total Tackles, Erik Dandy 5th, Punt Returns, Joseph Jefferson 17th, Tackles for Loss, Sherrod Coates 18th, Field Goals, Peter Martinez 19th, Punting, Brian Claybourn

12.64 tackles/gm 17.14 yds/return 1.64 TFL/gm 1.09 FG/gm 40.17 yds/kick

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14.67 yds/return 2.07 TFL/gm 1.20 FG/gm 0.87 sacks/gm 102.47 yds/gm 10.60 tackles/gm 6.20 tackles/gm

2003 Team 6th, Total Defense 7th, Kickoff Returns 8th, Rush Offense 8th, Pass Defense 12th, Punt Return 14th, Scoring Defense 18th, Scoring Offense 18th, Pass Efficiency Defense 21st, Net Punting 21st, Turnover Margin 24th, Pass Efficiency

283.69 yds/gm 24.61 yds/return 242.69 yds/gm 151.46 yds/gm 13.11 yds/return 16.85 pts/gm 32.85 pts/gm 104.50 rating 36.07 yds/kick +0.77/gm 137.03 rating

Individual 2nd, Field Goals, Matt Lange 12th, Scoring, Matt Lange 17th, Rushing, Lerron Moore 19th, Punting, Brian Claybourn 21st, Punt Returns, Antonio Veals

1.77 FG/gm 9.00 pts/gm 114.62 yds/gm 41.19 yds/kick 12.15 yds/return

2004 Team 7th, Net Punting 14th, Rush Offense 16th, Scoring Defense 17th, Turnover Margin 22nd, Pass Efficiency Individual 4th, Punting, Brian Claybourn 9th, Interceptions, Antonio Thomas 19th, Punt Returns, Dennis Mitchell 21st, Pass Efficiency, Justin Haddix

37.48 yds/kick 226.17 yds/gm 18.92 pts/gm +0.67/gm 140.67 rating 43.39 yds/kick 0.58 INTs/gm 11.38 yds/return 138.78 rating

2005 Team 4th, Punt Returns 11th, Rush Defense 12th, Tackles for Loss 14th, Rush Offense 21st, Sacks 22nd, Pass Efficiency

16.13 yds/return 113.09 yds/gm 7.64 TFL/gm 228.55 yds/gm 2.73 sacks/gm 139.22 rating

Individual 6th, Punt Returns, Dennis Mitchell 11th, Field Goals, Chris James 19th, Pass Efficiency, Justin Haddix 22nd, Rushing, Lerron Moore 22nd, Scoring, Chris James

16.13 yds/return 1.36 FGs/gm 138.88 rating 103.70 yds/gm 7.91 pts/gm

2006

2002 Team 2nd, Pass Efficiency 6th, Rush Offense 8th, Turnover Margin 11th, Scoring Defense 20th, Punt Returns 23rd, Total Defense

Individual 7th, Punt Return, Antonio Veals 12th, Tackles for Loss, Sherrod Coates 14th, Field Goals, Peter Martinez 16th, Sacks, Sherrod Coates 19th, Rushing, Jon Frazier 24th, Tackles, Charles Thompson 25th, Solo Tackles, Charles Thompson

154.94 rating 252.87 yds/gm +1.13/gm 16.4 pts/gm 12.95 yds/return 279.20 yds/gm

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Team 13th, Kickoff Returns 16th, Pass Defense 17th, Pass Efficiency 23rd, Total Offense 23rd, Pass Efficiency Defense Individual 12th, Field Goals, Chris James 19th, Receptions, Curtis Hamilton 24th, Pass Efficiency, Justin Haddix

22.44 yds/return 153.18 yds/gm 138.71 rating 364.73 yds/gm 108.61 rating 1.18 FG/gm 5.78 rec/gm 137.21 rating


NCAA Statistic Leaders 2009 Individual 8th, All-Purpose Rushing, Bobby Rainey 18th, Punting, Jeremy Moore

175.08 yds/gm 43.34 yds/kick

2010 Individual 3rd, Rushing, Bobby Rainey 11th, All-Purpose Rushing, Bobby Rainey

137.42 yds/gm 156.58 yds/gm

2011 Team 1st, Time of Possession 7th, Kickoff Returns 18th, Kickoff Coverage

35:08 26.10 yds/return 41.5 yds/gm

Individual 2nd, Rushing, Bobby Rainey 2nd, Kickoff Returns, John Evans 6th, All-Purpose Rushing, Bobby Rainey 13th (tie), Tackles for Loss, Andrew Jackson 23rd (tie), Interceptions, Derrius Brooks 23rd (tie), Interceptions, Kareem Peterson 24th, Scoring, Bobby Rainey

141.25 yds/gm 32.17 yds/return 171.33 yds/gm 1.42 TFL/gm 0.33 INTs/gm 0.33 INTs/gm 8.50 points/gm

2012 32:18 7.38 TFL/gm 48.2% 24.6 yds/return 38.1%

Individual 1st, All-Purpose Yards, Antonio Andrews 1st, All-Purpose Yards PG, Antonio Andrews 1st, Sacks PG, Quanterus Smith 5th, Rushing, Antonio Andrews 5th, Tackles For Loss, Quanterus Smith 5th, Interceptions, Jonathan Dowling 8th, Sacks, Quanterus Smith 15th, Punt Returns, Antonio Andrews 18th, Kickoff Returns, Antonio Andrews

3,161 yards 243.2 yds/gm 1.25 sacks/gm 132.9 yds/gm 1.85 TFL/gm 0.50 INT/gm 12.5 12.3 yds/return 27.4 yds/return

2013

75 374.3 yds/gm 166.69 534.6 yds/gm 44.4 pts/game 51.1 67.9

177.39 14 25.9 372.2 1.00 31 85.7 349 526.4 yds/gm 47.8 1.14 sacks/gm 17 77.6 19.08 9

Individual 1st, Completion Percentage, Brandon Doughty 1st, Passing Touchdowns, Brandon Doughty 1st, Passing Yards, Brandon Doughty 1st, Points Responsible For, Brandon Doughty 1st, Field Goal Percentage, Garrett Schwettman 2nd, Passing Efficiency, Brandon Doughty 2nd, Points Responsible For Per Game, Brandon Doughty 2nd, Receiving Touchdowns, Taywan Taylor 3rd, Passing Yards Per Game, Brandon Doughty 3rd, Receiving Yards, Taywan Taylor 4th, Yards Per Pass Attempt 5th, Rush Yards Per Carry, Anthony Wales 6th, Total Offense, Brandon Doughty 7th, Fumbles Recovered, Nick Holt 3rd, Completions Per Game, Brandon Doughty 10th, Receiving Yards Per Game, Taywan Taylor 16th, Combined Kick Returns, Kylen Towner

71.9 48 5,055 304 93.8 176.5 21.7 17 361.1 1,467 9.36 7.04 352.4 3 27.71 104.8 857

Statistical rankings fell under the following categories in certain years: 1948 - 1972 — NCAA College Division 1973 - 1977 — NCAA Division II 1978 - 2006 — NCAA Division I-AA (FCS) 2009 - Present — NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Bold indicates national leader. WKU was not eligible for statistical rankings during the two-year transition to FBS (2007-08).

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OPPONENTS

Team 1st, 20+ yard Passing Completions 2nd, Passing Offense 3rd, Passing Efficiency 4th, Total Offense 6th, Scoring Offense 6th, Third Down Converstion Pct. 6th, Completion Percentage

Team 1st, Passing Efficiency 3rd, Fumbles Recovered 3rd, Scoring Offense 4th, Passing Offense 4th, Turnover Margin 5th, Turnovers Gained 5th, Winning Percentage 8th, First Downs Offense 9th, Total Offense 11th, Third Down Conversion Pct. 13th, Sacks Allowed 14th, Passes Intercepted 24th, Red Zone Defense 25th, Kickoff Return Defense 25th, Passes Had Intercepted

UNIVERSIT Y

2014

2015

HISTORY

2,619 yards 218.25 yds/gm 6 144.2 yds/gm 1,730 yds 16 1.3/gm 5.7/gm 0.4/gm 65.8% 20.5/gm 1.3/gm

Individual 1st, Passing Yards, Brandon Doughty 4,830 yards 1st, Passing Touchdowns, Brandon Doughty 49 1st, Points Responsible For Per Game, Brandon Doughty 24.2 1st, 20+ yard Passing Completions, Brandon Doughty 74 2nd, Points Responsible For, Brandon Doughty 308 2nd, Passing Yards Per Game, Brandon Doughty 371.5 3rd, Total Offense, Brandon Doughty 367.5 3rd, Passing Efficiency, Brandon Doughty 167.1 3rd, Completions Per Game, Brandon Doughty 28.85 6th, Completion Percentage, Brandon Doughty 67.9 9th, All-Purpose Yards Per Game, Leon Allen 155.23 yds/gm 10th, Yards Per Pass Attempt, Brandon Doughty 8.75 12th, Receiving Touchdowns, Jared Dangerfield 11 12th, Kickoff Return Touchdowns, Kylen Towner 1 18th, Rushing Yards, Leon Allen 1,542 19th, Rushing Yards Per Game, Leon Allen 118.6 20th, Scoring, Garrett Schwettman 9.1

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Individual 1st, All-Purpose Yards, Antonio Andrews 1st, All-Purpose Yards PG, Antonio Andrews 1st, Forced Fumbles, Jonathan Dowling 3rd, Rushing Yards PG, Antonio Andrews 7th, Rushing Yards, Antonio Andrews 11th, Rushing Touchdowns, Antonio Andrews 17th, Passes Defended, Cam Thomas 19th, Solo Tackles, Xavius Boyd 20th, Interceptions, Cam Thomas 21st, Completion Pct., Brandon Doughty 22nd, Completions PG, Brandon Doughty 25th, Tackles for Loss, Xavius Boyd

201 177.9 yds/gm 339.2 yds/gm 32:22

351 5 74.2 4.69 1.46 per gm

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Team 6th, First Downs Defense 10th, Passing Defense 14th, Total Defense 16th, Time of Possession

6th, First Downs Offense 9th, Defensive Touchdowns 17th, Red Zone Defense 19th, Tackles for Loss Allowed 25th, Sacks Allowed

GENERAL

Team 10th, Time of Possession 13th, Tackles for Loss 15th, Third-Down Conversion 16th, Kickoff Returns 24th, Opponent Fourth-Down Conversion

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Hilltopper All-Americans CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICANS WKU has five consensus AllAmericans, an NCAA-designated term for a player who has been named to the AP, Walter Camp and AFCA team’s in the same season. CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICANS

Buster Ashley Tackle, 2004

Mel Mitchell Safety, 2001

Chris Price Guard, 2002

Bobby Sippio Corner, 2000

James Edwards Safety, 1987

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ATHLON SPORTS

First Team 2004 Buster Ashley (71), OL 2003 Buster Ashley (71), OL 2002 Sherrod Coates (11), OLB Chris Price (62), OL 2001 Mel Mitchell (4), FS 2000 Bobby Sippio (3), CB 1998 Patrick Goodman (74), OL 1997 Patrick Goodman (74), C 1988 Joe Arnold (33), TB Dean Tiebout (79), OT 1987 James Edwards (7), FS 1983 Paul Gray (51), LB 1982 Paul Gray (51), LB 1981 Donnie Evans (50), DE 1980 Pete Walters (68), OG 1974 Virgil Livers (24), DB 1970 Lawrence Brame (78), DE 1964 Dale Lindsey (44), FB 1952 Jimmy Feix (66), QB Second Team 2003 Matt Lange (83), PK 2002 Buster Ashley (71), OL 2001 Erik Dandy (18), ILB 2000 Melvin Wisham (57), LB 1999 Patrick Goodman (74), OL 1998 Andy Hape (51), OL 1995 Brian Bixler (61), C 1988 Dewayne Penn (73), OG 1987 Steve Walsh (74), OT 1976 David Carter (56), C 1975 Rick Green (32), LB 1974 John Bushong (78), DT 1967 Dickie Moore (45), FB 1963 John Mutchler (83), E 1957 Jim “Yogi” Hardin (62), G Third Team 2011 Bobby Rainey (3), RB 2005 Erik Losey (54), OL Antonio Thomas (6), CB 2004 Brian Claybourn (8), P 2003 Erik Dandy (18), ILB 2001 Chris Price (62), OL 1998 Willie Taggart (1), QB 1997 Andy Hape (51), OL 1958 Jim “Yogi” Hardin (62), G Honorable Mention 1988 Mike Carberry (18), LB Cedric Jones (82), SE Dan Maher (4), PK 1987 Jeff Cesarone (8), QB 1974 Rick Green (32), LB 1968 Ed King (60), OL Lawrence Brame (78), DL Walt Heath (75), DL 1964 Jim Burt (30), HB 1963 Jim Burt (30), HB 1956 Jim “Yogi” Hardin (62), G Bill Strawn, C

Second Team 2013 Antonio Andrews (5), AP Third Team 2015 Brandon Doughty (12), QB

2015 Conference USA Champions

CBS SPORTS Second Team 2013 Antonio Andrews (5), AP

COLLEGESPORTSREPORT.COM Second Team 2004 Buster Ashley (71), OL 2003 Buster Ashley (71), OL Matt Lange (83), PK Third Team 2004 Antonio Thomas (6), CB Honorable Mention 2004 Brian Claybourn (8), P Charles Thompson (9), ILB

CSTV: COLLEGE SPORTS TV 2003

Buster Ashley (71), OL

FWAA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA 2014 2010

Brandon Ray (51), OL Willie McNeal (86), KOR

HANSEN’S FOOTBALL GAZETTE First Team 2004 Buster Ashley (71), OL 2003 Buster Ashley (71), OL Erik Dandy (18), ILB Matt Lange (83), PK 2002 Sherrod Coates (11), OLB Chris Price (62), OL 2000 Bobby Sippio (3), CB Melvin Wisham (57), LB 1998 Patrick Goodman (74), OL 1988 Joe Arnold (33), TB Second Team 2002 Buster Ashley (71), OL 2001 Chris Price (62), OL 2000 Peter Martinez (19), PK 1999 Ben Wittman (91), DE 1997 Patrick Goodman (74), C 1996 Joey Stockton (32), WR/RS Third Team 2006 Curtis Hamilton (15), WR 2003 Jeremy Chandler (20), CB Karl Maslowski (48), LB 1997 Andy Hape (51), OL 1996 Mike Mills (12), SS 1995 Dan McGrath (25), LB 1988 Dean Tiebout (79), OT Honorable Mention 2006 Marion Rumph (10), FS Greg Ryan (52), OL Chris Sullivan (65), OL 2001 Joseph Jefferson (2), CB Mel Mitchell (4), FS


Hilltopper All-Americans 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995

Sherrod Coates (11), LB Joseph Jefferson (2), CB Mel Mitchell (4), FS Chris Price (62), OL Patrick Goodman (74), OL Rod Smart (23), RB Andy Hape (51), OL Willie Taggart (1), QB Jeff Poisel (14), PK Joey Stockton (32), RS Willie Taggart (1), QB Antwan Floyd (23), TB Turner Goodwin (69), OL Bryson Warner (46), LB Brian Bixler (61), C Joey Stockton (32), WR

KODAK/AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1998 1987 1980 1977 1975 1973

Erik Losey (54), OL Buster Ashley (71), OL Buster Ashley (71), OL Chris Price (62), OL Mel Mitchell (4), FS Bobby Sippio (3), CB Patrick Goodman (74), OL James Edwards (7), FS Tim Ford (80), DE; Pete Walters (68), OG Chip Carpenter (65), OG Rick Green (32), LB Mike McCoy (21), DB

PHIL STEELE

Jason Michael Quarterback, 2002

Patrick Goodman Center, 1998-99

Brian Bixler Guard, 1994-95

Mark Fatkin Guard, 1984-85

Tim Ford End, 1981

UNIVERSAL SPORTS First Team 1973 Porter Williams (22), SE 1971 Jim Barber (55), LB Second Team 1973 David Nollner (50), OG

WALTER CAMP FOUNDATION First Team 2004 Buster Ashley (71), OL 2002 Sherrod Coates (11), OLB; Chris Price (62), OL 2001 Mel Mitchell (4), FS Chris Price (62), OL 2000 Bobby Sippio (3), CB 1995 Brian Bixler (61), C 1987 James Edwards (7), FS 1988 Joe Arnold (33), TB; Dean Tiebout (79), OT Second Team 2011 Bobby Rainey (3), RB

I-AA.ORG ALL-STAR TEAM 2005 2004 2003 2002

Chris James (83), PK Buster Ashley (71), OL Charles Thompson (9), ILB Buster Ashley (71), OL Buster Ashley (71), OL Sherrod Coates (11), OLB Jeremi Johnson (1), FB Chris Price (62), OL

Third Team 2011 Bobby Rainey (3), RB

Jim Barber Linebacker, 1970-71

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YAHOO! SPORTS / RIVALS

UNIVERSIT Y

First Team 2003 Buster Ashley (71), OL 2002 Sherrod Coates (11), OLB Chris Price (62), OL 2001 Erik Dandy (18), ILB Mel Mitchell (4), FS

Brian Lowder Safety, 2002

HISTORY

THE SPORTS NETWORK

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

2015 REVIEW

First Team 2013 Antonio Andrews (5), AP Second Team 2012 Antonio Andrews (5), AP 2011 Bobby Rainey (3), RB Third Team 2012 Antonio Andrews (5), RB Honorable Mention 2015 Brandon Doughty (12), QB 2012 Quanterus Smith (93), DL 2011 John Evans (26), KOR 2010 Bobby Rainey (3), RB

WKU has seven CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, the nation’s top academic award chosen by the country’s sports information directors each season.

HILLTOPPERS

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

GENERAL

Second Team 2013 Antonio Andrews (5), AP Third Team 2012 Antonio Andrew (5), AP Fourth Team 2012 Quanterus Smith (93), DL 2011 Bobby Rainey (3), RB

2000 Bobby Sippio (3), CB Melvin Wisham (57), LB 1998 Patrick Goodman (74), OL 1997 Patrick Goodman (74), C 1996 Joey Stockton (32), WR/RS 1991 Milton Biggins (84), TE 1988 Dean Tiebout (79), OT 1987 James Edwards (7), FS Second Team 2004 Buster Ashley (71), OL 2003 Erik Dandy (18), ILB Matt Lange (83), PK 2002 Buster Ashley (71), OL 2001 Chris Price (62), OL 1999 Patrick Goodman (74), OL 1989 Russell Foster (32), LB 1988 Joe Arnold (33), TB 1988 Dewayne Penn (73), OG Third Team 2004 Brian Claybourn (8), P Antonio Thomas (6), CB 2003 Karl Maslowski (48), LB 2001 Sherrod Coates (11), LB Honorable Mention 1990 Raji Gordon (22), LB

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Hilltopper Honor Roll NATIONAL AWARDS

CONFERENCE AWARDS

AFCA NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR

CONFERENCE USA MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

2002

2015 2014

Jack Harbaugh

BILETNIKOFF AWARD SEMIFINALIST 2015

Taywan Taylor, WR

BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD FINALIST 2004 2001 2000

Charles Thompson, ILB (9th place) Mel Mitchell, FS (6th place) Melvin Wisham, LB (4th place)

DAVEY O’BRIEN AWARD SEMIFINALIST 2015

Brandon Doughty, QB

DOAK WALKER AWARD SEMIFINALIST 2013

Antonio Andrews, RB

EDDIE ROBINSON AWARD FINALIST 2004 2000

David Elson Jack Harbaugh (3rd place)

HEISMAN MEMORIAL TROPHY 2015

Brandon Doughty, QB (Seven points)

LOU GROZA AWARD SEMIFINALIST 2015

Garrett Schwettman, K

MAXWELL AWARD SEMIFINALIST 2015

Brandon Doughty, QB

PAUL HORNUNG AWARD FINALIST 2013 2012

Antonio Andrews, RB Antonio Andrews, RB

SAMMY BAUGH AWARD 2014

Brandon Doughty, QB

SENIOR CLASS AWARD FINALIST 2015

Brandon Doughty, QB

WALTER PAYTON AWARD FINALIST 1998 1997

Willie Taggart, QB Willie Taggart, QB

UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD FINALIST 2015

Brandon Doughty, QB

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SUN BELT CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2013

Antonio Andrews, RB

SBC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2013 2011 2010

Antonio Andrews, RB Bobby Rainey, RB Bobby Rainey, RB

SBC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2013 2012

Xavius Boyd, LB Quanterus Smith, DL

GATEWAY FOOTBALL FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 2003

Justin Haddix, QB

OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1979 1967

John Hall, QB Dickie Moore, FB

OVC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1976 1974 1973 1970 1969 1963

Biff Madon, LB Virgil Livers, DB Lonnie Schuster, DT Lawrence Brame, DE Lawrence Brame, DE John Mutchler, DE

OVC COACH OF THE YEAR

2000 1980 1978 1973 1963

Jack Harbaugh Jimmy Feix Jimmy Feix Jimmy Feix Nick Denes

ALL-CONFERENCE USA First Team 2015 Brandon Doughty, QB; Tyler Higbee, TE; Nick Holt, LB; Forrest Lamp, OL; Garrett Schwettman, K; Taywan Taylor, WR Second Team 2015 Kylen Towner, KR; Anthony Wales, RB 2014 Brandon Doughty, QB; Leon Allen, RB; Cameron Clemmons, OL; Jared Dangerfield, WR; Wonderful Terry, DB Honorable Mention 2015 Jared Dangerfield, WR; Nolan Dowling, LS; Prince Charles Iworah, DB; T.J. McCollum, LB; Jontavius Morris, DL; Nicholas Norris, WR 2014 Forrest Lamp, OL; Mitchell Henry, TE; Taywan Taylor, WR; Nick Holt, LB; Cam Thomas, DB; Garrett Schwettman, K; Nolan Dowling, LS All-Freshman 2015 Jake Collins, P; Dennis Edwards, OL; D’Andre Ferby, RB 2014 Brandon Ray, OL; Derik Overstreet, DL; Kylen Towner, PR


Hilltopper Honor Roll ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE First Team 2013 Antonio Andrews, RB; Bar’ee Boyd, DL Xavius Boyd, LB; Jonathan Dowling, DB Luis Polanco, OL; Cam Thomas, DB 2012 Antonio Andrews, RB/AP; Jack Doyle, TE Adam Smith, OL; Quanterus Smith, DL Andrew Jackson, LB; Jonathan Dowling, DB 2011 Bobby Rainey, RB; Andrew Jackson, LB Wes Jeffries, OL 2010 Bobby Rainey, RB Second Team 2013 Andrew Jackson, LB 2012 Antonio Andrews, KR/PR 2011 Jack Doyle, TE; Adam Smith, OL Derrius Brooks, DB; Quanterus Smith, DL 2010 Thomas Majors, LB 2009 Bobby Rainey, RB/AP Honorable Mention 2013 Forrest Lamp, OL; Willie McNeal, WR 2012 Jamarcus Allen, DL; Kawaun Jakes, QB 2011 Bo Adebayo, DL; Jared Clendenin, DL 2010 Mychal Patterson, OL; Orlando Misaalefua, LB 2009 Jake Gaebler, WR; Jeremy Moore, P

PHIL STEELE’S ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

1968

Walt Heath, DT 1992

Mark Lamberth, C

1969

Johnny Vance, QB 1993 Bill Hape, LB 1994

Robert Jackson, WB

Jimmy Barber, LB 1995 Andrew Francis, DB 1996

Stephon Benford, OL

Leo Peckenpaugh, QB 1997 John Humphrey, OG 1998

Kenny Martray, DT

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1984 1985

Rick Denstorff, C 2008 Alan Mullins, FL 2009

Andy McLeod, TE Willie Taggart, QB Todd Sorrell, OT Melvin Wisham Keith Brooks, RB Patrick Reynolds, DL Jeremy Chandler, CB Ryan Thomas, OL Bill Hewig, OL Ross Dickens, DL Clay Stephens, DB Jared Johnson FB Tyrell Hayden, RB Jared Clendenin, DL

1989

Pedro Bacon, FB 2012 Troy Dowdy, FB 2013

Antonio Andrews, RB

1990

Scott Campbell, QB 2014

Willie McNeal, WR

1991

Tony Garner, NG 2015

Brandon Doughty, QB

1987 1988

Preston King, OL Jack Doyle, TE

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OPPONENTS

Pat McKenzie, RB 2010 Darnell Martin, SS 2011

1986

UNIVERSIT Y

1983

Ray Henderson, OG 1999 Dave Carter, C 2000 Chip Carpenter, OG 2001 Reginald Hayden, BB 2002 Chuck DeLacey, LB 2003 Pete Walters, OG 2004 Barry Bumm, FS 2005 Tom Fox, DE 2006 Walter York, BB Tim Mooney, DE 2007

Ty Koon, OL

HISTORY

Curtis Hamilton, WR; Marion Rumph, FS Chris James, PK; Erik Losey, OL Lerron Moore, RB; Marion Rumph, FS Antonio Thomas, CB

The Al Almond Memorial Award is given in honor of longtime Bowling Green Optimist Club member Al Almond to recognize the Hilltopper athlete who most reflects Mr. Almond’s devotion to character, personality, loyalty, ability, service and love of fellow man.

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AL ALMOND MEMORIAL AWARD

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ALL-GATEWAY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

2004 Buster Ashley, OL; Brian Claybourn, P Deonté Smith, ILB; Charles Thompson, ILB Antonio Thomas, CB 2003 Buster Ashley, OL; Jeremy Chandler, CB Brian Claybourn, P; Erik Dandy, LB Matt Lange, PK; Karl Maslowski, LB Casey Rooney, WR; Antonio Veals, RS Daniel Withrow, OL 2002 Buster Ashley, OL; Jeremy Chandler, DB Sherrod Coates, LB; Chris Price, OL Patrick Reynolds, DL; Antonio Veals, DB 2001 Sherrod Coates, LB; Erik Dandy, LB Joseph Jefferson, DB; Mel Mitchell, DB Chris Price, OL; Patrick Reynolds, DL Second Team 2006 Dusty Bear, DL; Blake Boyd, LB Andre Lewis, LB; Chris Sullivan, OL 2005 Deion Holts, LB; Dennis Mitchell, RS Daniel Williams, DL 2004 Justin Haddix, QB; Erik Losey, OL Lerron Moore, RB; Joe Woolridge, DL 2003 Chad Kincaid, DL; Anthony Oakley, OL Charles Thompson, LB 2002 Erik Dandy, LB; Jon Frazier, RB Daniel Withrow, OL 2001 Buster Ashley, OL; Brian Claybourn, P Peter Martinez, PK; Kyle Moffatt, DB Daniel Withrow, OL

GENERAL

First Team 2013 Antonio Andrews, RB; Bar’ee Boyd, DL Xavius Boyd, LB; Jonathan Dowling, DB Andrew Jackson, LB; Luis Polanco, OL Cam Thomas, DB 2012 Antonio Andrews, RB; Antonio Andrews, PR Jonathan Dowling, DB; Jack Doyle, TE Andrew Jackson, LB; Adam Smith, OL Quanterus Smith, DL 2011 Andrew Jackson, LB; Wes Jeffries, OL Bobby Rainey, RB; Adam Smith, OL 2010 Bobby Rainey, RB; Thomas Majors, LB Second Team 2014 Brandon Doughty, QB; Leon Allen, RB; Jared Dangerfield, WR; Cameron Clemmons, OL; Nick Holt, LB 2013 Tyree Robinson, DB 2011 Hendrix Brakefield, P; Derrius Brooks, DB Jack Doyle, TE; Kareem Peterson, DB Quanterus Smith, DL 2010 Wes Jeffries Third Team 2014 Taywan Taylor, WR; Forrest Lamp, OL 2012 Jamarcus Allen, DL; Antonio Andrews, KR 2011 Sean Conway, OL; John Evans, KR 2010 Tyree Robinson, DB; Quanterus Smith, DL

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Hilltopper Honor Roll OHIO VALLEY ALL-TIME TEAMS 40 Anniversary Team

Half Century Team

th

Lawrence Brame, DE Jim Burt, HB Chip Carpenter, OG David Carter, C Jimmy Feix, QB Dale Lindsey, FB Virgil Livers, DB Marvin Satterly, G Keith Tandy, DE

1967-70 1961-64 1973-77 1973-76 1949-52 1963-64 1971-74 1950-53 1973-76

Honorable Mention 2006 Justin Haddix, QB; Chris James, PK Dennis Mitchell, RS; Lerron Moore, RB 2005 Justin Haddix, QB; Charles Phillips, DL Greg Ryan, OL 2004 Dennis Mitchell, RS; Marion Rumph, DB Brandon Smith, LB; Ryan Thomas, OL 2003 Carl Birts, DB; Shannon Hayes, WR Lerron Moore, RB 2002 Brian Claybourn, P; Jon Drummond, LB Peter Martinez, PK; Jason Michael, QB 2001 Jon Drummond, LB; Joseph Jefferson, RS DeWayne Gallishaw, RB; Donte Pimpleton, QB

GATEWAY ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Blake Boyd, OLB; Rashad Etheridge, CB Jake Gaebler, WR; Andrew McCloud, RB Andrew Campbell, OL; Chris McConnell, OL Jenkins Reese, ILB Erik Losey, OL ; Brian Porter, RB Marion Rumph, FS; Daniel Williams, DL Joe Woolridge, DL Justin Haddix, QB ; Lerron Moore, RB Anthony Oakley, OL; Charlie Phillips, DL Brandon Smith, LB Jeremi Johnson, FB; Casey Rooney, WR Buster Ashley, OL; Brian Claybourn, P

I-AA INDEPENDENT ALL-STAR TEAM First Team 1998 Willie Taggart, QB (OPOY); Patrick Goodman, OL Andy Hape, OL; Willie Taggart, QB Delvechio Walls, RS 1997 Patrick Goodman, OL; Bryan Heyward, DT Joey Stockton, RS 1996 Antwan Floyd, TB; Trae Hackett, LB Joey Stockton, RS Second Team 1998 Bryan Daniel, RS; Trae Hackett, LB 1997 Andy Hape, OL; Ron Kelly, LB Joey Stockton, RS; Willie Taggart, QB 1996 Turner Goodwin, OL; Mike Mills, DB Joey Stockton, PR

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Lawrence Brame, DE Jim Burt, HB Chip Carpenter, G David Carter, C Rick Green, LB Dale Lindsey, FB Virgil Livers, DB Dickie Moore, FB Marvin Satterly, G

1967-70 1961-64 1974-77 1973-76 1972-75 1963-64 1971-74 1965-68 1950-53

ALL-OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE First Team 2000 1999 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968

DeWayne Gallishaw, RB; Peter Martinez, PK Chris Price, OL; Bobby Sippio, DB Melvin Wisham, LB Patrick Goodman, C; Bobby Sippio, DB Rod Smart, RB; Melvin Wisham, LB Ben Wittman, DE Barry Bumm, FS; Donnie Evans, DE Paul Gray, LB; John Newby, SE Barry Bumm, DB; Donnie Evans, DE Ray Farmer, P; Jerry Flippin, SE Ricky Gwinn, TE; Lamont Meacham, DB Phil Rich, OT; Troy Snardon, RB; Pete Walters, G Jeff Alsup, G; Carl Estelle, BB Tim Ford, DE; Ricky Gwinn, TE John Hall, QB; Eddie Preston, SE Carl Brazley, CB; John Hall, QB Reginald Hayden, BB; Eddie Preston, SE Tony Towns, DE Chip Carpenter, G; Biff Madon, LB Tony Towns, DT Chip Carpenter, G; Biff Madon, LB Keith Tandy, DE; Jimmy Woods, TB Sheroid Barrett, OT; Chip Carpenter, G Rick Green, LB; Walt Herod, P John Leathers, DB; Keith Tandy, DE John Bushong, DT; David Carter, C Rick Green, LB; John Humphrey, G Virgil Livers, DB; Keith Tandy, DE John Bushong, DT; Clarence Jackson, TB Charlie Johnson, P ; Mike McCoy, DB Bob Morehead, DB; David Nollner, G Lonnie Schuster, DT; Aundra Skiles, LB Porter Williams, SE Andrew Francis, DB; Clarence Jackson, TB Mike McCoy, D; Brad Watson, DE Jim Barber, LB; Terry Kokinda, OT Bob Morehead, DB; Leo Peckenpaugh, QB Bill Sykes, C; Terry Thompson, DT Jim Barber, LB; Lawrence Brame, DE Jay Davis, SE; Dennis Durso, G Bill “Jelly” Green, DB; Steve Wilson, PK Johnny Vance, QB; Lawrence Brame, DE Bill “Jelly” Green, DB Lawrence Brame, DE; Walt Heath, T


Hilltopper Honor Roll 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948

Roy Bondurant, G; Jim Garrett, HB Walt Heath, T; Allan Hogan, C Dickie Moore, FB; Larry Watkins, T Wes Simpson, E Dickie Moore, FB Stan Napper, E; Ed Crum, G Jim Burt, HB; Dale Lindsey, FB; Pat Counts, HB John Mutchler, E; Harold Chambers, T Joe Bugel, G; Jim Burt, HB; Dale Lindsey, FB Jim Hughes, E Herb Wassom, G Herb Wassom, G Larry Nutter, T; Jim “Yogi” Hardin, G Bill Holt, E; Jim “Yogi” Hardin, G Vernon Wilson, G; Bill Strawn, C Walt Apperson, E; Tom Patterson, C Bill Ploumis, E; Marvin Satterly, G Arnie Oaken, C; Gene McFadden, FB Max Stevens, HB R.E. Simpson, E; Marvin Satterly, G Jimmy Feix, QB; Gene McFadden, FB Max Stevens, HB Marvin Satterly, G; Lawrence Gilbert, C Jimmy Feix, QB Hoyte Threet, T; Roy Hina, G Frank Wallheiser, E Frank Wallheiser, E; Jim Pickens, QB

2016 FOOTBALL ALL-KENTUCKY First Team 1940 Howard “Tip” Downing, E; Vernon Dulaney Back Johnny Taylor, G; Leslie Van Meter, T 1937 Clarence Caple, C; Joe Cook, G 1936 Clarence Caple, C; Joe Cook, G; Max Reed 1935 Max Reed 1934 Roy Cobb, E; Leo Yeksigian 1933 Harry Booker, HB 1931 Carroll Broderick, HB; Dillard Martin, C 1930 Rupert Cummings, G 1929 Rupert Cummings, T; Ed Stansbury, E 1928 Turner Elrod, FB; Paul Taylor, T; Lynn Williams, B Second Team 1933 Wilfred Ausley, T; Roy Cobb, E 1929 Dillard Martin, C; Alton Wicker, T Honorable Mention 1931 Clarence Mayhew, G 1930 Leroy Elrod, FB

GENERAL

Second Team 2000 Sherrod Coates, LB; Joseph Jefferson, DB Mel Mitchell, DB 1999 Bobby Sippio, RS; Mel Mitchell, LB 1964 Ken Waller, E; Hugh Sturgeon, T 1963 Bobby Westmoreland, C (2nd Team) Honorable Mention 1963 John Burt, B; Eddie Crum, G; Bob Gebhart, T; Sharon Miller, B; Stan Napper, E

HILLTOPPERS

ALL-KY INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Jimmy Salato, QB Clarence Caple, C; Joe Cook, G Clarence Caple, C; Joe Cook, G; Glenn Williams Clarence Caple, C

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1941 1937 1936 1935

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Hilltopper Legends RETIRED HILLTOPPER JERSEYS The great names to wear a Hilltopper uniform or roam the sidelines as a coach during the history of Hilltopper football are numerous. However, only four have been recognized with a jersey retired in their honor. All-America quarterback - and later head coach - Jimmy Feix was the first to receive the honor. In fact, his number 66 is the only number officially removed from circulation. Following his playing days in the late 90’s, Willie Taggart joined Feix with a retired jersey hung outside Houchens Industries - L.T. Smith Stadium.

#1

Willie Taggart (1995-98) Retired: Oct. 23, 1999 Taggart ended his career not only as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 3,997 career yards, but as the leader among all Division I quarterbacks. He was a two-time finalist for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top offensive player in NCAA Football Championship Subdivision. Following his playing career, Taggart remained on The Hill as an assistant coach from 1999-2006. After three seasons as an assistant coach at Stanford, Taggart returned to WKU in 2009 to become head coach. He remained in that role until 2012 after leading the team to consecutive 7-5 seasons in 2011 and 2012 and the school’s first ever FBS bowl game appearance following the 2012 season.

#44

Dale Lindsey (1963-64) Retired: Sept. 15, 2007

#24

Virgil Livers (1971-74) Retired: Oct. 20, 2001 One of the most explosive players in school history, Livers ranks among the top six all-time on the Hill in both interceptions and punt return yards. Livers’ career 250 interception return yards are No. 2 all-time and his 24.6 yards per interception return in 1974 and 19.2 career yards per interception return remain school records. Livers was drafted by the NFL’s Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 1975 NFL Draft where he remained until he concluded his professional career in 1979. Livers appeared in 68 games, starting 60, over his career with Chicago. He also spent time with the Chicago Blitz of the USFL.

#66

Jimmy Feix (1949-52) Retired: 1999

A two-time All-OVC pick, Dale Lindsey earned All-America honors as a linebacker in 1964 and was named to the All-Time OVC Team in 1998.

The first Hilltopper All-American in 1952, Jimmy Feix is also WKU’s winningest head coach, leading the Hilltoppers to 106 victories from 1968-83.

In 1963, Lindsey was a major factor in the Hilltoppers’ undefeated season which concluded with a Tangerine Bowl victory. Lindsey was drafted in the seventh round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, where he played from 1965 to 1927. He signed with New Orleans to play his final season in 1973.

Feix led WKU to winning seasons in his first eight seasons as the head coach, still the longest streak of consecutive winning seasons by one head coach in school history. Under Feix, WKU won a pair of Grantland Rice bowl games, finished as the NCAA II national runner up twice and won six Ohio Valley Conference championships.

Following his professional playing career, Lindsey coached for several NFL, CFL and USFL teams. In 1988, Lindsey worked with Head Coach Forrest Gregg at SMU to revitalize the program after the infmaous ‘Death Penalty’ sentence. Lindsey was named the head coach at the University of San Diego prior to the 2013 season.

A member of the inaugural class of the WKU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991, Feix was also selected to the Ohio Valley Conference 40th Anniversary Team in June 1988. Prior to the 1991 campaign, the field inside Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium was named ‘Feix Field’ in his honor. He passed away on October 5, 2014. WKU won its next home game, against ODU, and scored 66 points, Feix’s number, in the process.

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Pro ‘Toppers IN THE DRAFT

Player

Rd Pk

2016 FOOTBALL

Team

2016 Tyler Higbee Brandon Doughty Prince Charles Iworah

4 7 7

110 223 249

Los Angeles Rams Miami Dolphins San Francisco 49ers

2014 Andrew Jackson Jonathan Dowling

6 7

203 247

Indianapolis Colts Oakland Raiders

2013 Quanterus Smith

5

146

Denver Broncos

2003 Jeremi Johnson

4

118

Cincinnati Bengals

2002 Joseph Jefferson Mel Mitchell

3 5

74 150

Indianapolis Colts New Orleans Saints

1992 Milton Biggins

12

321

Miami Dolphins

Brandon Doughty (2013-15)

Milton Biggins (1989-91)

Jonathan Dowling (2012-13)

Tennessee Titans

2014-Pres. Miami Dolphins

10 11

269 287

Green Bay Packers New Orleans Saints

1988 David Smith

8

207

Philadelphia Eagles

1984 Paul Gray

10

264

New Orleans Saints

1983 Davlin Mullen

8

217

New York Jets

Billy Booker (1958-61) Buffalo Bills

Xavius Boyd (2010-13) Baltimore Ravens Buffalo Bills

Carl Brazley (1976-79)

Buffalo Bills Minnesota Vikings San Diego Chargers

1980 Eddie Preston

11

301

Houston Oilers

1977 David Carter

6

165

Houston Oilers

1976 Rick Caswell

13

360

New York Giants Chicago Bears Baltimore Colts

1974 Mike McCoy Clarence Jackson

8 16

183 395

Houston Oilers New York Jets

1973 Isaac “Ike” Brown

8

186

New England Patriots

1971 Billy Green Lawrence Brame Sam Pearson

15 16 17

378 407 432

Cleveland Browns St. Louis Cardinals Cincinnati Bengals

1983 Donnie Evans (1979-81) 1986 Seattle Seahawks 1982 1987

Tony Brown (1987-88) Ike Brown (1968)

1989 Ronnie Fishback (1980-83) Cleveland Browns, NFL 1985 1972 Tom Fox (1979-82) 1973 Denver Broncos

Montreal Alouettes New England Patriots New Orleans Saints

1990 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1965 Cincinnati Bengals

Los Angeles Rams

John Bushong (1971-74) Baltimore Colts Dallas Cowboys New York Giants Baltimore Colts San Diego Chargers

1975 1976 1976 1979 1980

97 134 116

Cleveland Browns Los Angeles Rams New York Jets (AFL)

1956 Bill Strawn

28

329

Philadelphia Eagles

Ricky Gwinn (1977-80)

1976 Dallas Cowboys

1990 1991 1981

Curtis Hamilton (2004-07)

1964 Chicago Bears New Orleans Saints

2008 2008

2005 Mitchell Henry (2011-14) Denver Broncos 2015 Green Bay Packers 2015-pres. 2015

San Diego Chargers

Dan Cline (2004-08)

Glenn Holt (1987) 2009

Miami Dolphins

Ron Hunter (1979-82)

Sherrod Coates (1999-2002) Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns

2003-05

1989 1983

P. Charles Iworah (2012-15)

Jared Dangerfield (2014-15) San Francisco 49ers 2016-Pres. New Orleans Saints 2016-Pres.

Malcolm Darden (1986-87) Cincinnati Bengals

12

151

1988

Andrew Jackson (2010-13) Indianapolis Colts

2014

Chicago Cardinals @WKUFootball

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OPPONENTS

7 10 15

1971

Cam Clemmons (2011-14)

Cincinnati Bengals

1965 Dale Lindsey Jim Burt

Cleveland Browns

Brian Claybourn (2001-04) San Diego Chargers

1984 1986 1987

Bill “Jelly” Green (1967-70)

1977-84 Cincinnati Bengals 1984-85 San Francisco 49ers

Harold Chambers (1962-63) San Francisco 49ers, NFL

New Orleans Saints New York Jets Atlanta Falcons

Anthony Green (1988-89)

Rick Caswell (1973-75) New York Giants

1991

2016-Pres.

Paul Gray (1980-83)

David Carter (1973-76) Houston Oilers New Orleans Saints

1983

Eddie Godfrey (1988-90)

Antwane Grant (2014-15)

Jim Burt (1961-64)

George Fant (2015)

Seattle Seahawks 2016-Pres. Cincinnati Bengals 2012 Calgary Stampeders 2012-13 Ray Farmer (1977-80) 1981 New Orleans Saints 2014 St. Louis Cardinals Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2014 Saskatchewan Roughriders 2016 Jimmy Feix (1949-52) New York Giants 1953

UNIVERSIT Y

83 184

1971 James Edwards (1984-87) Miami Dolphins 1988

HISTORY

4 8

1979 1981 1983

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1975 Virgil Livers John Bushong

Darryl Drake (1975, 1977-78)

2014 Washington Redskins 2014 Ottawa Roughriders Cincinnati Bengals

HILLTOPPERS

Baltimore Colts

2013 2013-Pres.

GENERAL

280

Jack Doyle (2009-12)

Tennessee Titans 1962 Indianapolis Colts

Derrius Brooks (2007-11)

Stuart Bundy (1982-85) 11

2014 2015 2016

Lawrence Brame (1967-70)

Seattle Seahawks

1982 Lamont Meacham

2016-Pres.

1992 Oakland Raiders Miami Dolphins Roy Bondurant (1964-67) Buffalo Bills St. Louis Cardinals 1968 Miami Dolphins

St. Louis Cardinals

1990 Jerome Martin Webbie Burnett

1950 Frank Wallheiser

IN THE NFL, AFL AND CFL Antonio Andrews (2010-13)


Pro ‘Toppers Clarence “Jazz” Jackson (1970-73)

New York Jets

1974-76

Robert Jackson (1990-94)

Minnesota Vikings

1995

Joseph Jefferson (1998-2001)

Indianapolis Colts

2002-05

Cincinnati Bengals

2003-07, 2009

Mark Johnson (1985-86)

New York Jets Cincinnati Bengals

1987 1987

Kadeem Jones (2010-13)

St. Louis Rams

Xavier Jordan (1985, 1987-89)

Seattle Seahawks

Dale Lindsey (1963-64)

Cleveland Browns

Virgil Livers (1971-74)

Chicago Bears

Biff Madon (1974-77)

Dallas Cowboys

Jerome Martin (1988-89)

Green Bay Packers

Mike McCoy (1970-73)

Houston Oilers Los Angeles Rams

Lamont Meacham (1978-81)

Baltimore Colts

Mike Miller (1979-82)

Houston Oilers Atlanta Falcons

Mel Mitchell (1999-2001)

New Orleans Saints New England Patriots

Tim Mooney (1983-84)

New York Jets Philadelphia Eagles

Davlin Mullen (1979-82)

New York Jets

John Mutchler (1963)

Cleveland Browns

John Newby (1980-82)

New England Patriots Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins

Anthony Oakley (2003)

Cleveland Browns Chicago Bears

Keith Paskett (1983-86)

Green Bay Packers

Eddie Preston (1976-79)

Houston Oilers

Bobby Rainey (2007-11)

Baltimore Ravens Cleveland Browns Tampa Bay Buccaneers New York Giants

148

Dallas Cowboys New York Jets

Greg Ryan (2004-08)

Baltimore Ravens New York Giants

Bobby Sippio (1999-2001)

Miami Dolphins Kansas City Chiefs

Rod Smart (1997-99)

2014

1990

Adam Smith (2009-12)

1965-73 1975-81

San Diego Chargers Philadelphia Eagles Carolina Panthers Oakland Raiders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

David Smith (1987)

Philadelphia Eagles Dallas Cowboys

Quanterus Smith (2009-12)

1978 1990

1982 1983 1984 2002-05 2006-07 1985 1987

Denver Broncos New York Jets Jacksonville Jaguars

Troy Snardon (1978-81)

1974 1974

Detroit Lions

Bill Strawn (1953-56)

Philadelphia Eagles

Dean Tiebout (1986-88)

New York Giants

Cam Thomas (2011-14)

Buffalo Bills

Brad Todd (1977-80) New Orleans Saints

Tony Towns (1976-78)

Houston Oilers

Frank Wallheiser (1946-49)

Chicago Cardinals

Steve Walsh (1985-87)

1983-86 1964 1983 1983 1984

Philadelphia Eagles New York Jets

Pete Walters (1977-80)

Atlanta Falcons Philadelphia Eagles

Riley Ware (1988-89)

Detroit Lions

Brad Watson (1969-72)

2003 2005-07

Washington Redskins Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jonathan Watts (1988-89) 1987-88

Seattle Seahawks

Ben Wittman (1996-99) 1980

Baltimore Ravens

Harold Wright (1984-87) 2012 2013 2013-15 2016-Pres.

1981 1982 2009

Robert “Bubber” Simpson (1949-52)

Jeremi Johnson (2002)

Phil Rich (1977-80)

San Francisco 49ers

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1953

2004 2007 2000 2001-02 2002-05 2006 2013 1988 1989 2013-14 2015 2015-Pres. 1982 1956 1989 2015 1985 1979 1950 1988 1989 1981 1987 1991 1974 1976-77 1990 2000 1988

COACHES Joe Bugel (1960-63)

Detroit Lions 1975-76 Houston Oilers 1977-80 Washington Redskins 1981-82 AHC, 1983-89; 2004-09 Phoenix Cardinals HC, 1990-93 Oakland Raiders 1995-96 HC, 1997 San Diego Chargers 1998-01

Romeo Crennel (1966-69)

New York Giants 1981-92 New England Patriots 1993-96 DC, 2001-04 New York Jets 1997-99 Cleveland Browns DC, 2000 HC, 2005-08 Kansas City Chiefs DC, 2010-2012 Head Coach, 2013 Houston Texans DC, 2014-Pres.

Darryl Drake (1975, 1977-78)

Chicago Bears Arizona Cardinals

Dale Lindsey (1963-64)

Green Bay Packers New England Patriots Tampa Bay Buccaneers San Diego Chargers Washington Redskins Chicago Bears, NFL

2004-12 2013-Pres.

1986-87 1990 1991 1992-96 DC, 2002-03 1997-98, 04-06 1999-01

Jason Michael (1999-2002)

Oakland Raiders New York Jets San Francisco 49ers San Diego Chargers Tennessee Titans

2005 2006-07 2009 2010-2013 OC, 2014-15 2016


All-Time Letterwinners A

UNIVERSIT Y OPPONENTS

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HISTORY

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Babb, Gary (62), Auburn, Ky., 1984 Babik, Jarrod (30), Walton, Ky., 2009 Bacon, Pedro (23), Paducah, Ky., 1986-88 Bagby, Rod (50), Covington, Ky., 1955-58 Baggett, Lemore, 1933-34 Bailey, David (11), Glasgow, Ky., 1983, 1986 Bailey, Korentheus (54), Lula, Ga., 2009 Baird, Andy (57), Hendersonville, Tenn., 1992, 1994 Baird, Joe, Mt. Carmel, Ill., 1963-65 Baisch, Nick (42), Louisville, Ky., 2010-13 Baker, Brock (47, 30), Bolivar, Mo., 1998-2001 Baker, Clarence “Stumpy” (52), Portsmouth, Va., 1956-59 Baker, James, 1935-37 Baker, Randolph, 1929-30 Baldwin, Dan, 1928-29 Ballowe, Tommy (23), Paducah, Ky., 1967-68 Banks, Shawn (45), Gallatin, Tenn., 1992 Barber, Jim (55), Portland, Tenn., 1969-71 Barber, Tony (82), Bowling Green, Ky., 1986 Bare, Steve (82), Owensboro, Ky., 1967-68 Bariola, John, 1961-62

Brady, Terry (3), Ft. Myers, Fla., 1990-91 Brakefield, Hendrix (99), Nashville, Tenn., 2010-13 Brame, Lawrence (83, 78), Hopkinsville, Ky., 1967-70 Brand, Boe (18), Bradenton, Fla., 2011-12 Branham, Estill “Eck”, 1934-36 Brantley, Jerry, Morganfield, Ky., 1954-56 Brazley, Carl (23), Louisville, Ky., 1976-79 Brewer, Evan (48, 47), Bowling Green, Ky., 2004-07 Brewer, Jerry (48), Paducah, Ky., 1955-58 Brewer, John (68), Bowling Green, Ky., 2005 Brice, Chris (51), Helena, Ala., 2009 Bright, Crosby, Louisville, Ky., 1963 Brizendine, John (72), Owensboro, Ky., 1968-71 Brock, Steve (58, 75), Franklin, Tenn., 1992, 1995-96 Broderick, Carroll (17), 1930-32 Bronson, Eric (68), Mentor, Ohio, 1992, 1995 Brooks, Chris (99), Jacksonville, Fla., 1990-92 Brooks, Derrius (82, 2), Fortson, Ga., 2008-11 Brooks, Keith (22), Cincinnati, Ohio, 2000-01 Brown, Bob, 1929-31 Brown, David Lee, 1966 Brown, Dejon (17), Beaumont, Calif., 2014-15 Brown, Ge’Monee (92), Petal, Miss., 2014-15 Brown, Ike, Owensboro, Ky., 1968 Brown, Jamarielle (81), Paducah, Ky., 2010-13 Brown, Joe (7), Louisville, Ky., 2014-15 Brown, John (17, 58), Evansville, Ind., 1989-90 Brown, Rico (4, 28), Berea, Ky., 2011-14 Brown, Robert (61), Atlanta, Ga., 1987 Brown, Stephon (17), Atlanta, Ga., 2015 Brown, Tony (11), Denison, Texas, 1988 Browning, Brian (11), Brownsville, Ky., 1991 Browning, Dave (22), Dixie Heights, Ky., 1955, 1959-60 Browning, David (61), Elizabethtown, Ky., 1989-91 Browning, Jewell, Madisonville, Ky., 1947-49 Brumbelow, Mike (81), Lilburn, Ga., 1991 Brunemann, Chris (94), Covington, Ky., 2003-06 Brunson, Gary, Evansville, Ind., 1959-61 Bryant, Dion (32), Cincinnati, Ohio, 1991-93 Bryant, Omarius (9), Byrum, Miss., 2015 Bryant, Richard (75), Cohutta, Ga., 1983 Bugel, Joe (65), Munhall, Pa., 1960-63 Bullard, Chris (49,10), Cataula, Ga., 2007-10 Bullard, Maurice (89), LaVergne, Tenn., 2010 Bumm, Barry (19), Owensboro, Ky., 1978-81 Bundy, Stuart (50), Toronto, Ontario, 1982-85 Burnett, Marcus (42, 52), Houston, Texas, 1985-86 Burnett, Webbie (98), Pensacola, Fla., 1989 Burns, Cliff (68), Kokomo, Ind., 2012 Burns, Marcus (43), Dayton, Ohio, 1990-92 Burroughs, Ron (24), Owensboro, Ky., 1985, 1987-88 Burt, Jim (30), Ft. Thomas, Ky., 1961-64 Burt, John (40), Ft. Thomas, Ky., 1962-65 Bush, Wayne (27), Scottsville, Ky., 1985-88 Bush, Will (83), Louisville, Ky., 2015 Bushong, John (78), Tompkinsville, Ky., 1971-74 Bushong, Paul (31, 42), Tompkinsville, Ky., 1972-73 Butler, Chris (53), Huntsville, Ala., 1989-92 Butler, Kale (62), Greenville, Ky., 2009 Butler, Everett (35), 1931-33 Byrd, Tom, 1936-38 Byrd, Tyrone (38), Toledo, Ohio, 1983 Byrne, Bay, 1926

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Barnes, Dewey, 1921-23, 1925 Barnes, Greg (32), Prospect, Ky., 1980-81 Barrett, Kenny, Princeton, Ky., 1954-57 Barrett, Sheroid (86, 79), Barnesville, Ga., 1972, 1974-75 Bartholomew, Doug (12), Lexington, Ky., 1976-77 Barwick, John “Woody”, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 1961-62 Basham, Gus, 1920 Bates, Anthony (35, 32), Milan, Mich., 2001-02 Bates, Floyd, 1923-24 Bates, Philip (41), Nolensville, Tenn., 2005 Batsel, J.C., 1936-37 Battle, Tom, Birmingham, Ala., 1949 Baud, Nelson (49), 1930-32 Baughman, Darius (36), Danville, Ky., 2007, 2009 Beam, Earl, 1929-31 Bean, Lewis “Red”, 1947-49 Bear, Dusty (53), Osprey, Fla., 2004-07 Beard, Craig (88, 51), Campbellsville, Ky., 1975-77 Beard, Ryan (15), Bowling Green, Ky., 2008, 2010-11 Belcher, Jon (92), Somerset, Ky., 2007-08 Bell, Arthur, 1914-15, 1920 Bender, Jeff (17), Tampa, Fla., 1981-82 Benford, Stephon (48), Louisville, Ky., 1992-95 Bennett, Kirby (83), Maysville, Ky., 1976, 1978-79 Bennett, Marc (91), Nicholsville, Ky., 1991-92 Bennett, Maurice (78), Madison, Miss., 2013-15 Benoit, Sheldon (40), Toronto, Ontario, 1992-94 Bereiter, Tim (77), Zion, Ill., 1977-80 Bergholtz, Jeff, 1982 Berthold, Dudley, Louisville, Ky., 1960-61 Berthold, Sonny, Louisville, Ky., 1953-55 Bertram, Daeshawn (54), Louisville, Ky., 2014-15 Best, Buzzy, 1960-62 Bethel, Reggie (9), Louisville, Ky., 1996-97, 1999 Betz, Dave (89), Cincinnati, Ohio, 1976-77 Bibich, George, 1936-38 Biggins, Milton (84, 86), Chicago, Ill., 1989-91 Biggs, Steve (72), Newburgh, Ind., 1982-83 Billups, Robin (20), Athens, Ga., 1984 Bilyeu, Bob, Bowling Green, Ky., 1950-53 Binford, Corey (37), Louisville, Ky., 1992-95 Binkley, Jack, 1951-52 Bird, Tom, 1965-66 Birts, Carl (23), Okeechobee, Fla., 2000-03 Bixler, Brian (61), Delaware, Ohio, 1993-95 Black, K.J. (7), Louisville, Ky., 2007 Blackburn, Glenn (85), Greenville, Ky., 1962 Blackburn, Mark (87, 64), Cobb, Ky., 1978-80 Blanton, Owen, 1949-51 Boeckmann, Rick (14), Louisville, Ky., 1992-94 Bogdon, William, 1950 Bondurant, Roy (67), Frankfort, Ky., 1964-67 Booker, Marell (41, 20), Louisville, Ky., 2007-09 Booker, Pete (34), 1931-33 Booker, Billy (32), Franklin, Ky., 1958-61 Boone, Dan, 1925-26 Boone, Winton (47), Corbin, Ky., 1959-61 Botto, M.M., 1924 Bowden, Hal (29), Gallatin, Tenn., 1999-2000 Bowling, Harry, 1939-41 Bowling, Joey, 1977 Boyd, Bar’ee (40), St. Petersburg, Fla., 2010-13 Boyd, Blake (6), Madisonville, Ky., 2006-08 Boyd, Xavius (13), St. Petersburg, Fla., 2010-13 Boyer, Dustin (16), Mount Vernon, Ind., 2007-09 Bradford, Bob (25), Bellevue, Ky., 1956-59 Bradley, Maurice (42), Mansfield, Ohio, 2001-03 Bradley, Mike (67), Louisville, Ky., 1983-84 Bradshaw, Sam, 1929

GENERAL

Abell, Raphael, 1941-42, 1946 Abts, Mike (49), Green Bay, Wis., 1997 Adams, Bernie (36), Lexington, Ky., 1997 Adams, Bryan (38), Gallatin, Tenn., 2002 Adams, Eric (59), Louisville, Ky., 1993-96 Adams, Lucian, 1936-37 Adams, Steve (39), Greenville, Ky., 1997-99 Adebayo, Bo (90), Lawrenceville, Ga., 2009-11 Adkins, Jeff (55),Somerville, Ohio, 1989 Aikens ,Austin (85), Tampa, Fla., 2012 Alcineus, Caleb (48), Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 1996-97 Allen, Cedric (8,12), Comer, Ga., 1996-97 Allen, Jamarcus (43), Orlando, Fla., 2009-12 Allen, Leon (33), Bradenton, Fla., 2012-14 Alm, Lance (83, 49), Orland Park, Ill., 1985, 1987 Alsup, Jeff (76), Goodlettsville, Tenn., 1976-79 Anderson, Don “Andy” (54), Knoxville, Tenn., 1957-59 Anderson, Barry (76), Nashville, Tenn., 1983-86 Anderson, Karl (75), Mayfield, Ky., 1972-75 Anderson, Kyle (96), Bloomington, Minn., 2007-08 Anderson, Ricky (16), Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.,1979 Andrews, Antonio (5), Fort Campbell, Ky., 2010-13 Andrews, Chris (77), London, Ky., 1991 Anthony, Shelley (58), Fairburn, Ga., 2008-09 Anthony, Vincel (35), Louisville, Ky., 1985-88 Antone, Ralph (11), McMurray, Pa., 1979-82 Apperson, Walt, 1951-54 Arcadi, Matt (83), Bradenton, Fla., 1998 Armstrong, David (10), Nashville, Tenn., 1985-88 Armstrong, K.C. (22, 19), Port Jefferson, N.Y., 1994-97 Arnold, Dallas, 1941-42, 1946 Arnold, Joe (33), Decatur, Ga., 1985-88 Arnold,Kenneth, 1946-49 Arnold, Paul, 1975 Arnold, Ray (88, 77), Florence, Ky. , 1996-99 Ashley, Buster (71), Owensboro, Ky., 2001-04 Astree, Rodney (95), Chicago, Ill., 1986 Atkinson, Jim (32), Auburn, N.Y., 1975-76 Atwood, Darryl (95), Austin, Texas, 1987 Atwood, Tom (77), Princeton, Ky., 1964-67 Aurs, Jim, 1953-54 Ausley, Wilfred (69), 1931-33 Austin-Bruce, K.J. (33), Louisville, Ky., 2007 Ayers, Blake (18, 80), 2009-10

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All-Time Letterwinners C Cahoon, Bart, 1925-26 Caldwell, Marcus (50), Campbellsville, Ky., 1999-2001 Caldwell, Chris (73), Columbia, Ky., 1996 Caldwell, Elmer (44), Hickman, Ky., 1978-81 Cales, Robert, 1941 Calhoun, Trent (47), Stanford, Ky., 2008-09 Campbell, Andrew (64), Indianapolis, Ind., 2005-07 Bill Campbell, Joe (10), Bowling Green, Ky., 1963-64 Campbell, Scott (15), Gulf Breeze, Fla., 1988-90 Campbell, Ty (42), Milton, W. Va., 1981-84 Cannon, Steve (10), Sarasota, Fla., 1997 Canoy, Brian (69), Chicago, Ill., 1990-91 Caple, Clarence, 1934-37 Caple, Denny (86), Ludlow, Ky., 1984, 1986-87 Capps, Edward, 1942 Carberry, Mike (18), Oaklawn, Ill., 1986-88 Carney, Larry, 1973 Carothers, Freeman, 1935-38 Carpenter, Chip (65), Bowling Green, Ky., 1973-77 Carpenter, Chris (56), Huntsville, Ala., 1995-98 Carpenter, Dante (18), Russell Springs, Ky., 1981-84 Carpenter, Kamos, 1949 Carrico, Steve (30), Springfield, Ky., 1974-76 Carter, David, Louisville, Ky., 1964-66 Carter, David (56, 57), Vincennes, Ind., 1973-76 Carter, Johnathan (35), Murfreesboro, Tenn., 2003-06 Carter, Johnny (63), Youngstown, Ohio, 1984-87 Carter, Josh (57), Fort Campbell, Ky., 2009 Carter, Kent (77), Corbin, Ky., 1988-90 Carter, Rod (27), Cartersville, Ga., 1992 Cartwright, Carman, 1923 Cassity, Kelby (51), Versailles, Ky., 2003 Cassity, Ross (39), Versailles, Ky., 2004-07 Caswell, Rick (16, 23), Elizabethtown, Ky., 1973-75 Catlett, Steve (65), Sebree, Ky., 1979-80 Cavitt, Getty (31), Owensboro, Ky., 2001-04 Cecil, Dennis (51), Evansville, Ind., 1984, 1986 Centimole, Zohn (67), Bowling Green, Ky., 1996-98 Cesarone, Jeff (8), Geneva, Ill., 1984-87 Chambers, Harold (71), Danville, Ky., 1962-63 Chambers, Tullas, 1926 Chambliss, Jim, Sturgis, Ky., 1953-56 Champion, Hollis, 1922-25 Chandler, Jeremy (20), Indianapolis, Ind., 2000-03 Chapman, Don, 1950-52 Chapman, Virgil, 1930 Chapman, Wilson (23, 17), Owensboro, Ky., 1969-72 Chappell, Erin (13, 8), Cincinnati, Ohio, 1995 Chatman, Ricky, 1979 Chestnut, Austin (78), Lakeland, Fla., 2007-08 Church, William, 1975 Clark, Bob, Portsmouth, Va., 1955-56 Clark, Carlton, Corbin, Ky., 1937-38 Clark, Chris (38), Lexington, Ky., 1997 Clark, Sam (43), Tompkinsville, Ky., 1961-64 Clark, Terald (59), Houston, Texas, 2007-08 Claybourn, Brian (8), Evansville, Ind., 2001-04 Claypool, James, 1934 Clayton, Craig (57), Princeton, Ky., 1969-70, 1972 Clayton, Earl (86), Apopka, Fla., 2003-04 Clayton, Fred, 1946-49 Clemons, Cory (86), Valdosta, Ga., 2004-05 Clemens, Mike (89), Owensboro, Ky., 1983 Clemmons, Cameron (52), Mt. Juliet, Tenn.,

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2011-14 Clendenin, Jared (53, 5), Stone Mountain, Ga., 2008-11 Cline, Dan (95), Centerville, Ohio, 2005-08 Cloud, Brad (30), Danville, Ky., 2005-08 Coates, Robert (13), Birmingham, Ala., 1986-89 Coates, Sherrod (11), Boynton Beach, Fla., 1999-2002 Cobb, Roy, 1932-34 Coffey, Michael, 1924-25 Coker, Allen (45), Gallatin, Ky., 1970-72 Coleman, Forrest (22), Stockton, Calif., 2014-15 Coleman, Whaylon (11), Owensboro, Ky., 1993 Collins, Jake (49), Louisville, Ky., 2015 Colter, Ron (26), New York, N.Y., 1978-79 Coley, Demetrius (35), Bay Minette, Ala., 2010, 2013-14 Comstock, Tim (20, 36), Louisville, Ky., 1991, 1993-95 Connelly, Mike (32, 35), Owensboro, Ky., 1968-70 Conners, George, 1928 Conway, Sean (65), Nashville, Tenn., 2010-13 Cook, Gary (68), Waterloo, Iowa, 1988-89 Cook, Joe, 1934-37 Cooper, Anthony (95), Miami, Fla., 1990 Cooper, Calvin, 1946 Cooper, H.T., 1936-37 Cooper, Quinterrance (86, 7), St. Augustine, Fla., 2007-10 Copeland, Mike (78), Evansville, Ind., 1992-94 Cottrell, Marvin (26, 58), Harlan, Ky., 1980-83 Counts, Pat (12), Wachula, Fla., 1963-64 Cowan, Henry, 1947-50 Cox, Chris, 1934 Cox, Cliff, 1933-34 Cox, Raphael (95), Cedar Hill, Texas, 2013 Crangle, Jack, Akron, Ohio, 1965-66 Creighton, Jim (87), Belvidere, Ill., 1997 Crennel, Romeo (76), Lynchburg, Va., 1966-69 Crisp, Kevin (34), Shepherdsville, Ky., 1997-98, 2000 Crockett, Tommy (85), Pineville, Ky., 2000-03 Croft, W.D., 1921-23 Croley, Arthur, 1934-36 Cross, Dave (51), Newburgh, Ind., 1978 Crouch, Richard (87), Campbellsville, Ky., 1939-41 Crowdus, Johnny, 1927-28 Crum, Ed (62), Louisville, Ky., 1962-64 Cullen, Joe, 1941, 1946 Cullen, Lou, 1941-42 Culler, Carson (22), Garrett, Ind., 1961-63 Culley, Fred “Bo”, 1952-53 Cummings, Rupert, 1928-30 Cunningham, George, 1941 Cunningham, Joe, Sturgis, Ky., 1954-57 Curley, Thomas, 1959-60 Curnutte, Mike (15), Greensburg, Ky., 1980 Curry, Bill (45), Verailles, Ky., 1956-58

D Daido, David (56), McLean, Va., 1983-85 Dailey, Jim, New Albany, Ind., 1959-62 Dandy, Erik (18), Mansfield, Ohio, 2000-03 Dangerfield, Jared (21), West Palm Beach, Fla., 2014-15 Daniel, Bryan (5), Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 1995-98 Darden, Malcolm (83), Shelbyville, Tenn., 1986-87 Dark, Robert (95), Burlington, N.C., 2007-08 Davidson, David, Louisville, Ky., 1949-50 Davis, Anthony (28), Indianapolis, Ind., 2015 Davis, Brad (54), Eaton, Ohio, 1997-2000 Davis, Charles, 1954 Davis, Danny (98), Ft. Knox, Ky., 1991-94

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Davis, Doug (14), Vincennes, Ind., 1973-76 Davis, Drew (34), Madison, Ala., 2013-15 Davis, Herb (24), Louisville, Ky., 1989-91 Davis, Jr., H.L. (39), 1932-33 Davis, Jay (80), Henderson, Ky., 1968-71 Davis, Marvin (22), Madisonville, Ky., 1977-79 Davis, Tenerio (57), Decatur, Ga., 2010 Davis, Todd (42), Harrodsburg, Ky., 1987-90 Day, Willard, 1934-35 DeBerry, Jami (29), Franklin, Ky., 2003-04 DeCarlo, Jerome (34), Columbus, Ohio, 1992-94 DeLacey, Chuck (60), Owensboro, Ky., 1976-79 Denstorff, Rick (64), Rockport, Ind., 1982-85 DeRuzzo, Mark (27), New Orleans, La., 1980-82 Deweese, Larry (80), Franklin, Ky., 1972-75 Diachenko, Nick, 1946-48 DiBenedetto, Rocco (16), Homestead, Fla., 2000-01 Dickens, Ross (90), Pelham, Ala., 2004-06 Dickerson, Teco (26), Russellville, Ky., 2002 Diel, Justin (17), Gallatin, Tenn., 1984 Dillard, Charles (21), Woodbury, Tenn., 1978-79 Dinsmore, Dan (91), Hamilton, Ohio, 2004 Dixon, Buddy, 1953 Dockweiler, Joe (92), Chicago Heights., Ill., 1989-90 Dolchan, Joe (56), Dexter, Ky., 2003-06 Donaldson, Elvis (29), 1932-34 Donley, Brad (96), Hawthorne, Fla., 1999 Donisi, Steve (6), Dayton, Ohio, 1989-91 Doughty, Brandon (12), Davie, Fla., 2013-15 Dowdy, Troy (25), Paducah, Ky., 1988-89 Dowling, Jonathan (1), Bradenton, Fla., 2012-13 Dowling, Nolan (47), Belleville, Ill., 2013-15 Downing, Howard “Tip” (69), Butler, Pa., 1939-41 Downard, Ronnie (61), Newport, Ky., 1957-60 Doyle, Jack (82), Indianapolis, Ind., 2009-12 Doyle, John (31), Cave City, Ky., 1970-71 Drake, Darryl (16), Louisville, Ky., 1975, 1977-78 Drennon, Robert (28), 1931-33 Druga, Joe, Louisville, Ky., 1961 Drummond, Jon (45), Miami, Fla., 1999-2002 Duclos, Devante (6, 24), Miami, Fla., 2013-15 Dukes, Alex (7, 2), Lakeland, Fla., 2002-03 Dulaney, Vernon (77), Ashland, Ky., 1938-40 Dunagan, Leon, Louisville, Ky., 1954-56 Duncan, Wayne, Erlanger, Ky., 1954-56 Dunn, D.Y., 1914-16 Dunn, William, 1947-49 Dunphy, Joey (39), Winchester, Tenn., 2010-11 Durham, Wickie, 1925 Durosier, Steve (95), Miami Beach, Fla., 1999 Durso, Dennis (67), Bellevue, Ky., 1969-71 Duvall, Ben (50), Owensboro, Ky., 2008-11 Dyehouse, Leslie, 1946

E Earle, Guy (68), Independence, Kan., 1990 Easterling, Joe (79), London, Ohio, 1976 Eason, Derrick (34), Decatur, Ga., 1991 Eatherly, Tony (78), Bowling Green, Ky., 1980-82 Echols, Roscoe (21), Bowling Green, Ky., 1990-92 Edwards, Calvin (45), Williston, Fla., 1984, 1986-88 Edwards, Dennis (64), Snellville, Ga., 2015 Edwards, James (7), Jacksonville, Fla., 1984-87 Edwards, Ralph, Shawmut, Ala., 1965 Egan, Brandon (11), Mt. Washington, Ky., 1995-98 Egan, Mike (10), Louisville, Ky., 1965-68 Eimer, Robert, 1949-51 Elder, Derrick (72), Louisville, Ky., 2007-09 Ellis, Charles, 1934-36 Ellis, Leslie, 1926-28 Ellis, Thomas, 1926-29 Elrod, Leroy “Brother”, 1929-31


All-Time Letterwinners Elrod, Turner, 1927-30 Embree, Danny (41), Buffalo, Ky., 1980-81, 1983 Embree, John (44), Buffalo, Ky., 1970-73 England, Gene (75), Glasgow, Ky., 1969 Estelle, Carl (55, 32), Louisville, Ky., 1976-79 Etheridge, Rashad (9), St. Petersburg, Fla., 2006-07 Evans, Donnie (50), Franklin, Ky., 1979-81 Evans, John (26), Sarasota, Fla., 2011 Ewan, Avery, 1938

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HISTORY

Haberlock, Walter (26, 36), Princeton, Ky., 1982-84 Hackett, Trae (41), Louisville, Ky., 1995-98 Haddix, Justin (16), Jackson, Ky., 2003-06 Haire, Nute (34), Elizabethtown, Ky., 1975, 1977 Hale, Jim, 1951 Hale, Wayne (41, 35), Cynthiana, Ky., 1978-79 Hall, Adam (85), Springfield, Ohio, 1990-93 Hall, Carroll, 1942 Hall, Ernie (42), Bowling Green, Ky., 1963-64 Hall, John (18), Goodlettsville, Tenn., 1977-80 Halpin, Max (70), Fort Mitchell, Ky., 2013-15 Hamilton, Aaron (50), Indianapolis, Ind., 1997-98 Hamilton, Curtis (48, 43), Paducah, Ky., 19992002 Hamilton, Curtis (15), West Paducah, Ky., 2004-07 Hamilton, Donnell (49, 6), Indianapolis, Ind., 1998-99 Hamilton, Mike (77), Madisonville, Ky., 1981-83 Hamilton, Orville, 1929 Hammer, Ralph (19), 1932 Hancken, John, Birmingham, Ala., 1948-49 Hansen, Matt, 1933-34 Hape, Andy (51), Evansville, Ind., 1995-98 Hape, Bill (30, 51), Evansville, Ind., 1967-70 Harbison, L.J. (54, 42), Edmonton, Ky., 2006-09 Hardin, Jim “Yogi”, Portsmouth, Va., 1955-58 Hardin, Lonnie (78), LaGrange, Ky., 1975-78 Hardy, Joe, 1951-52 Harrell, Brad, 1995 Harrell, Neil (97), Tampa, Fla., 2008 Harrington, Brett (26), Rochester, N.Y., 2012 Harris, Darwin (88), Louisville, Ky., 1987-89 Harris, Jerry (62), Chattanooga, Tenn., 1969-70 Harris, Larry (20), Paris, Ky., 1989-91 Harris, Noel (73), Chicago, Ill., 1985-86 Hartlage, Ray, 1942 Hartnett, Nick (94), Marietta, Ga., 2009 Harvey-Bowen, David (25), Rochester, N.Y., 1998 Haun, Dwayne (87), Louisville, Ky., 1989-91 Haun, Jackie (63), Knoxville, Tenn., 1972-73 Hawkins, Walter (75), Elizabethtown, Ky., 1962-64 Hayden, Alfred (31), Eminence, Ky., 1976-77 Hayden, Reggie (74), Nashville, Tenn., 1976-78 Hayden, Tyrell (26, 1), Lexington, Ky., 2006-09 Hayes, Harry (89), Louisville, Ky., 1988-89 Hayes, Mike (28), Chattanooga, Tenn., 1974-77 Hayes, Shannon (87, 13), McKenzie, Tenn., 2000-03 Haynes, Billy (22), Henderson, Ky., 1985-86 Haynes, Dexter (10), Folkston, Ga., 2010-11 Haynes, James, 1946-47 Haynes, Jess, 1925 Haynes, Verron (18), Woodstock, Ga., 1997 Hazelett, Ed (60), Indianapolis, Ind., 2012-13 Hearn, Billy (38), New Albany, Ind., 1986-87 Heath, Walt (75), Goodlettsville, Tenn., 1965-68 Hedges, Jon (32), Murray, Ky., 2004-06 Helton, W.C. (32), Owensboro, Ky., 1966-69 Henderson, Ray (62), Eminence, Ky., 1972-75 Henley, Joe (83), Franklin, Tenn., 1995 Henry, Barry (10), Bowling Green, Ky., 1975-77 Henry, Mitchell (80), Elizabethtown, Ky., 2011-14 Herod, Walt (85), Hendersonville, Tenn., 1973-76 Herron, Dick (27), Cocoa Beach, Fla., 1971-72 Hervey, James (92), Tyrone, Ga., 2009-10, 2013

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Gable, Chris (9), Brandenburg, Ky., 1991 Gadd, Ralph, Catlettsburg, Ky., 1940-42 Gaebler, Jake (11), Mundelein, Ill., 2006-09 Gallas, Greg (55), West Jefferson, Ohio, 1977, 1979-81 Gallishaw, DeWayne (31, 25, 9), Lakeland, Fla., 1998-2001 Galloway, David, 1925 Ganter, Freddie, 1934 Garibaldi, Kareem (28, 2), Tampa, Fla., 2003-04, 2006 Gardner, Juwan (14), Louisville, Ky., 2014

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HILLTOPPERS

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Gullette, Arthur “Cowboy”, 1928-29 Gummer, Jade (4), Cross Lane, W.Va., 1995-98 Gunnell, Jim, 1952-54 Gwinn, Ricky (88), Nashville, Tenn., 1978-80

GENERAL

Fant, George (44), Bowling Green, Ky., 2015 Fant, Nacarius (1), Bowling Green, Ky., 2014-15 Farmer, Ray (25), Louisville, Ky., 1977-80 Farris, DeAndre (42), Louisville, Ky., 2015 Fatkin, Mark (80, 60), Radcliff, Ky., 1982-85 Fatkin, Neil (31), Radcliff, Ky., 1984-87 Federspiel, Mike (58), Lexington, Ky., 2010-12 Feix, Jimmy, Henderson, Ky., 1949-52 Ferby, De’Andre (32), Nashville, Tenn., 2015 Fern, Alan (61), Honolulu, Hawaii, 1997-98 Ferry, Kevin (25), Hammond, Ind., 1990-91 Fessel, Gary (41), Depauw, Ind., 2003 Fields, Sam (66), Odessa, Texas, 1974-75 Finneseth, Paul, Ft. Thomas, Ky., 1961-62 Fish, Fred, Norfolk, Va., 1957 Fishback, Nelson (9), Oroville, Calif., 2013, 2015 Fishback, Ronnie (14), Shelbyville, Tenn., 1980-83 Fisher, Barney, 1940 Fitchko, Frank, 1933 Fitzgerald, Brandon (1, 49), LaCenter, Ky., 2005-06 Fletcher, Jeff (35), Fairdale, Ky., 1981 Flippin, Jerry (82), Franklin, Ky., 1978-81 Floyd, Antwan (23), Owensboro, Ky., 1993-96 Floyd, Bobbie, 1933 Flynn, Jim, 1960 Folden, Obie (81), West Jefferson, Ohio, 1971 Fomas, Lanie (9), Paris, Ky., 1988-90 Ford, M.C., 1915 Ford, Odell (97), Texas City, Texas, 1995-98 Ford, Tim (80), Valley Station, Ky., 1979-81 Forrest, Jamal (18, 6), Miami, Fla., 2009-12 Forster, Derek (78), Munfordville, Ky., 1999-2002 Foster, Russell (32), Orlando, Fla., 1987-89 Fowlkes, Danny, 1947 Fox, Tom (76), Parma, Ohio, 1979-82 Francis, Andrew (34), Louisville, Ky., 1969-72 Franklin, Chris (28, 24), Louisville, Ky., 2007-08 Franks, Chuck (25), Fayette, Ala., 2009, 2011-13 Frazier, Eligah, 1923-25 Frazier, Jon (37, 21), Central City, Ky., 1999-2002 Freeman, Craig (30), Oak Ridge, Tenn., 1977-80 Freeney, Howard (47, 8), High Springs, Fla., 1988-89 Frick, Kenny (64), Fern Creek, Ky., 1963-65 Friedl, Joe, 1931-32 Fry, Tom (38), Covington, Ky., 1955-58

Garner, Buford, 1933-35 Garner, Tony (93), Radcliff, Ky., 1990-91 Garrett, Jim (22), Virginia Beach, Va., 1965-68 Garrett, John (14), Nashville, Tenn., 2009-10 Garrett, Randy, 1987 Garrison, Garland, 1934 Gates, Pat (61), Hopkinsville, Ky., 1976-78 Gebhart, Bob (72), Louisville, Ky., 1962-63 Geen, Ronald, 1968 Geilear, Jonathan (31), Versailles, Ky., 1990 Gerard, Robert, 1954 German, Joel (30, 6), Fort Myers, Fla., 2011, 2013-14 Gervais, Richard (95, 74), North Lauderdale, Fla., 2000-02 Gianinni, Billy (67), Princeton, Ky., 1938 Gibbs, Luther (96), Bowling Green, Ky., 1984 Gibson, Scott (40), Oxford, Ohio, 1972 Gilbert, Lawrence “Butch”, 1948-51 Gilbert, Mike (46), Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 1988 Gilbert, Rodney (93), Nashville, Tenn., 1992 Gili, Joe, 1936-38 Gill, John, 1950 Glenn, Harry “Pap”, 1923-25 Glod, Gene, 1947-50 Glover, Andrew (27), Louisville, Ky., 2000, 2002-03 Glover, DeMarcus (93), Pensacola, Fla., 2013-14 Godfrey, Eddie (47), Lakeland, Fla., 1988-90 Goins, Gayle (72), Bowling Green, Ky., 1972 Golden, Tye (9, 12), Lithonia, Ga., 2009-12 Goodman, A.H., 1933-34 Goodman, Joe, 1950-53 Goodman, Patrick (74), Elizabethtown, Ky., 1996-99 Goodner, Howard, 1942 Goodwin, Turner (56, 69), Knoxville, Tenn., 1993, 1995-96 Goranflo, Emmett (36), 1932-34 Goranflo, Jake, 1934-38 Gordon, Raji (45), Atlanta, Ga., 1989-90 Gordon, Reggie (22), Nashville, Tenn., 1991-92 Gorski, Tim (86), Chicago, Ill., 2012-15 Gothard, Mike (38), Marietta, Ga., 2008-09 Graham, Johnny (15), Frankfort, Ky., 1966-67 Grant, Antwane (13), Wilmington, Del., 2014-15 Graves, Wenquel (87), Bardstown, Ky., 2007-08 Gray, Bryan (58), Louisville, Ky., 1979-80 Gray, Mike (24), Clarksville, Tenn., 1976-77 Gray, Paul (51), Gilbertsville, Ky., 1980-83 Green, Albert, 1947-50 Green, Anthony (83), Dallas, Texas, 1988-89 Green, Jesse (44), Hopkinsville, Ky., 1968 Green, Morris (48), Ft. Myers, Fla., 1990 Green, Rick (32), Louisville, Ky., 1972-75 Green, Shane (51), Bowling Green, Ky., 2004 Green, William “Jelly” (24), Louisville, Ky., 1967-70 Greene, Drell (28), Alma, Ga., 2015 Greenfield, Myron (86), Owensboro, Ky., 1975-76 Greenaway, Tom (35), Magnolia, N.J., 1971 Greenwell, Ron (62), Louisville, Ky., 1965-66 Greer, Andre (42), Paducah, Ky., 1974 Greschel, Scott (20), Fairdale, Ky., 2004-05 Grice, Richard (59), Clarksville, Tenn., 1989-92 Grier, Arnold (88), Athens, Ga., 1984-85 Griffin, Charles, 1934-36 Griffin, Frank (92), Ashland, Ky., 1938-39 Griffin, Terrell (49), Perry, Fla., 1989-90 Griffith, Jeff (66), Richmond, Ky., 1986-89 Griffith, Kenny, Paducah, Ky., 1955-58 Griffiths, Jim (36), Glen Burnie, Md., 1980-82 Grimes, Randy (25), Paducah, Ky., 1981-83 Grooms, Dwight (22), Dayton, Ohio, 1973-75 Grooms, Maurice (69), Lebanon, Tenn., 1992-93 Guinane, Joe (63), San Jose, Calif., 2000

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All-Time Letterwinners Hester, Larry (40), Louisville, Ky., 1983-84 Hewig, Bill (65), Evansville, Ind., 2002-04 Heyward, Bryan (52), Dayton, Ohio, 1995-98 Hibbard, Coy, 1933-34 Hibbitt, Avery (26), Bowling Green, Ky., 2009 Hicklin, Robert (16), 1931-33 Hicks, Brandon (33), Beech Grove, Ind., 2004, 2006 Higbee, Tyler (19, 82), Clearwater, Fla., 2011, 2013-15 Higgins, Alonzo (25), Greenwood, S.C., 2007-08 Higgins, Rick (94), Apopka, Fla., 1996 Hile, Gilbert, 1947 Himsel, Cory (90, 63), Danville, Ind., 1997-99 Hina, Roy, 1948-50 Hines, Greg (41, 64), Morgantown, Ky., 1975-77 Hobby, Bob (25), Orlando, Fla., 1974-75 Hodge, Bob (51), Wichita, Kan., 1988-89 Hoerner, Jim, Miamisburg, Ohio, 1962 Hoffard, Mark, Johnson City, Ill., 1955-58 Hogan, Alan (65), Athens, Ga., 1964-67 Holeman, Fletcher (25), 1930-32 Holland, Jared (88), Franklin, Tenn., 2004-07 Hollerman, Ellis (51), Gallatin, Tenn., 1973-74, 1976 Holliman, Tevin (55), Tucker, Ga., 2011 Holman, Bob (67), Louisville, Ky., 1962-64 Holt, Glenn (84), Miami, Fla., 1987 Holt, Nick (10), Seattle, Wash., 2014-15 Holt, Billy Joe, Sturgis, Ky., 1955-57 Holt, Preston (79), Nashville, Tenn., 1978-79 Holts, Deion (59), Bowling Green, Ky., 2004-05 Holtzapfel, John (37, 17), Florence, Ky., 1997-98 Holzknecht, Ronnie, 1950-53 Honaker, Armand (66), 1931-32 Hopkins, Ron (77), Goldsboro, N.C., 1985-86 Hornback, Ted, Sonora, Ky., 1929 Horn, Clarence, 1924-25 Horne, Chet (82, 65), Mound, Minn., 1977-78 Houser, Charlie (45), Bloomington, Ind., 1982-84 Houston, Daryl (6, 9), Delray Beach, Fla., 1994-95 Houston, Terrance (55), Nashville, Tenn., 2006-07 Howard, William (96), Scottsville, Ky., 1992-94 Howerton, Robb (65), Evansville, Ind., 1983 Howton, Ernest, 1924-25 Howton, Euel, 1925-26 Hreben, John (14), Rossford, Ohio, 1970-72 Huber, Rick (34), Louisville, Ky., 1968 Hubert, James (94), Tell City, Ind., 1991, 1993 Hidgins, Chris (53), Pegram, Tenn., 1997 Huggins, Nathan (56), Elizabethtown, Ky., 1973-76 Hughes, Cody (70), Bradenton, Fla., 2006-09 Hughes, Chuck (75), Hopkinsville, Ky., 1987-88 Hughes, Jim (43), Louisville, Ky., 1958-61 Allen Hughes, John, 1954 Humble, Jerry (35), Utica, Ky., 1965-68 Humble, Mike (28), Utica, Ky., 1968 Humphrey, John (88, 67), Owensboro, Ky., 1971-74 Hundley, Greg, 1975 Hunt, Wilson “Babe”, 1923-25 Hunter, Harold (64), Daisytown, Pa., 1939-41 Hunter, Ron (86), Princeton, Ky., 1979-82

I Ingram, Sylvester (48), Greensburg, Ky., 1982 Isaac, D’Von (99), Alpharetta, Ga., 2013-14 Isom, Jeff (15), Jacksonville, Ala., 1987 Ivey, Jim (35), Owensboro, Ky., 1973-75 Iworah, Prince Charles (30), Nashville, Tenn., 2013-15 Iyiegbuniwe, Joel (4), Bowling Green, Ky, 2015

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J Jackson, Andrew (53, 4), Lakeland, Fla., 2010-13 Jackson, Chris (8), Seale, Ala., 2005 Jackson, Clarence (43), Knoxville, Tenn., 1970-73 Jackson, Clarence (86, 26), Louisville, Ky., 1998-99 Jackson, Robert (18), Indianapolis, Ind., 1990-93 Jackson, Ron (90), Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 1988 Jacobs, Jason (84, 69), Indianapolis, Ind., 1997-2000 Jaggers, Craddock, 1933-34 Jaggers, Joe, Princeton, Ky., 1961-62 Jaggers, Johnny (31), Princeton, Ky., 1966-69 Jaggers, Marty (12), Cadiz, Ky., 1978-81 Jakes, Kawaun (6), St. Augustine, Fla., 2009-12 James, Chris (83), Fayetteville, Ga., 2004-07 James, Roy (64), 1931-33 Jecker, Steve (55), Louisville, Ky., 1972-73 Jefferson, Joseph (29, 3, 2), Adairville, Ky., 1998-2001 Jefferson, Lawrence (44), Owensboro, Ky., 1974-75 Jeffries, Wes (77), Bowling Green, Ky., 2008-11 Jenkins, Danny, 1983 Jenkins, Philip, 1934-36 Jessup, Cory (15), Calvert City, Ky., 2000 Jewell, Jack (30), Owensboro, Ky., 1958-59 Jewell, J.J. (3), Bowling Green, Ky., 1993-94 Johnson, Audrey (45), Louisville, Ky., 1973 Johnson, Billy, 1932-33 Johnson, Billy (72), Louisville, Ky., 1998 Johnson, Charlie (82), Louisville, Ky., 1973-75 Johnson, Don (73), Franklin, Ky., 1983 Johnson, Eddie, 1954-55 Johnson, Jackie, Evansville, Ind., 1953-56 Johnson, Jacques (22), Memphis, Tenn., 2002, 2004 Johnson, Jared (40), Franklin, Tenn., 2005-08 Johnson, Jason (6), Palmetto, Fla., 2000-01 Johnson, Jeremi (1), Louisville, Ky., 2002 Lee Johnson, Joe (26), Mayfield, Ky., 1988-91 Johnson, Joey (88), Madison, Tenn., 1991-93 Johnson, Josh (58), Franklin, Tenn., 2003-06 Johnson, Keen, Mt. Sterling, Ky., 1959-61 Johnson, Larry, 1962 Johnson, Leverick (29), Miami, Fla., 2014-15 Johnson, Lewis (47), Owensboro, Ky., 1957-60 Johnson, Mark (2), Houston, Texas, 1985-86 Johnson, Melvin (23), Daytona Beach, Fla., 1989-92 Johnson, Randall (94), Detroit, Mich., 19992001 Johnson, Reginald (37, 20), Tampa, Fla., 197981, 1983 Johnson, Rod (27), Lexington, Ky., 2009-10 Johnson, Shaquille (18), Lake City, Fla., 2013-15 Johnson, Stacey (37), Henderson, Ky., 1982-85 Johnson, Vernard (30), Lexington, Ky., 1984-86 Johnson, Ward (26), 1932 Johnson, Wendell (55), 1930-32 Jones, Cedric (3, 82), Clermont, Fla., 1984-86, 1988 Jones, Darryl (71), Lexington, Ky., 1975-78 Jones, Doug (48), Covington, Ky., 1987-89 Jones, Erik (32), Cincinnati, Ohio, 2007-09 Jones, Jamar (85), Arcadia, Fla., 2006-07 Jones, James (45), Louisville, Ky., 1974-77 Jones, Kadeem (32), Dundee, Fla., 2010-13 Jones, Larry, Knoxville, Tenn., 1957-58 Jones, Lee, Unknown Jones, Nate (43), Madisonville, Ky., 1977-80 Jones, Trae (91), Cusseta, Ga., 2014 Jones, Tristan (33), Mt. Sterling, Ky., 2008-09 Jones, Troy (5), Baltimore, Md., 2014

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Jones, Jr., Walton, 1946-49 Jordan, Xavier (91, 97), Atlanta, Ga., 1985, 1987-89 Justice, Ja’Shard (27), Texas City, Texas, 1995-98

K Kast, Kevin (73), Tell City, Ind., 1978-80 Keffer, Elmer, 1941 Kelley, Gary (52), Cleveland, Tenn., 1960-63 Kelly, Ron (92, 55), Mississauga, Ontario, 1994-97 Kelly, Wayne (47), Princeton, Ky., 1958 Keltee, Willie (97), Louisville, Ky., 1991-92 Kemp, Eric (48, 24), Decatur, Ga., 1991, 1993-94 Kemper, Garland, 1930 Kenady, John (62), Gilbertsville, Ky., 1998 Kenduell, James, 1940-42 Kesterson, Roy (43), Valley Station, Ky., 1974-76 Ketchan, Tony, 1977 Key, Kelly (41), Nashville, Tenn., 1979-80 Keys, Eagle “Buddy”, Tompkinsville, Ky., 1942, 1946-47 Killebrew, Ual, 1924-26 Kimbell, Chuck (9), Inglewood, Calif., 1985-86 Kincaid, Chad (55, 54), Louisville, Ky., 2001-03 King, Allen (99), Sarasota, Fla., 1986-87 King, Ed (60), Louisville, Ky., 1966-68 King, Jim (79), Bolingbrook, Ill., 1980-83 King, Preston (68), Bowling Green, Ky., 2007-09 Kinslow, Billy, Franklin, Ky., 1954 Kixmiller, Fred (27), Vincennes, Ky., 1974-75, 1977-78 Klenz, Dave (50, 70), Celina, Ohio, 1968-70 Kokinda, Terry (88, 76), Port Clinton, Ohio, 1968-71 Koon, Andrew (79), Bowling Green, Ky., 2003 Koon, Ty (75), Lexington, Ky., 1990, 1992-94 Kraml, Chad (69), Hinsdale, Ill., 1987-88 Kunkel, Mark (57), Jasper, Ind., 1978 Kuykendall, Henry (76), Owensboro, Ky., 1971-74 Kyle, Jammie (6), Woodridge, Ill., 1995-98

L Lacey, John (28), Evansville, Ind., 1983-84 Lach, Edward, 1947 Ladson, Blake (14, 3), Hopkinsville, Ky., 2003-05 Lamberth, Mark (54), Cottontown, Tenn., 1989-92 Lammers, Dan (42), Donelson, Tenn., 1967 Lamp, Forrest (76), Venice, Fla., 2013-15 Lander, Keith (16), Evansville, Ind., 1996-98 Lange, Matt (83), Louisville, Ky., 2003 Lanham, Clifton, 1947 Lanier, John, 1949-50 LaPadula, Bill, Lynnhurst, N.J., 1957-58 Larimore, Steve (16, 14), Shepherdsville, Ky., 1975-77 LaSalvia, Jerry (71, 82), Canonsburg, Pa., 1968-71 LaSalvia, Jim (54), Canonsburg, Pa., 1967-70 Latkovic, Nick (84), Gary, Ind., 1938-39 Law, Darrell (66), Lafayette, Tenn., 1969 Lawson, Buck, Bowling Green, Ky., 1956, 1958 Leathers, John (26), Chardon, Ohio, 1972-75 Lee, JoJo (84, 24), Daytona Beach, Fla., 1979-82 Leslie, Julien (53), Miami, Fla., 2014 Leston, Branden (45, 31), Clearwater, Fla., 2014-15 Letcher, Ronnie (22), Richmond, Ky., 2006-08 Levis, Pat (16), Cincinnati, Ohio, 1987-89 Lewis, Andre (13), Madison, Tenn., 2004-07 Lewis, Dwight (72), Lexington, Ky., 1976-77 Lewis, Greg (74), Morganfield, Ky., 1972-73, 1975 Lewis, Mickey (85), Glasgow, Ky., 1981-84


All-Time Letterwinners Lewis, Rammell (96), Grayson, Ga., 2009-12 Lewis, Wayne (86), Hopkinsville, Ky., 1993 Liebert, Scott (65), Louisville, Ky., 2015 Lienhard, Roger, 1966 Lilly, Ronnie (34), Detroit, Mich., 2001, 2003 Lindsay, Jamarr (69), Mansfield, Ohio, 2002 Lindsey, Adam (24), Bowling Green, Ky., 1983-86 Lindsey, Billy (19), Glasgow, Ky., 1974-76 Lindsey, Dale (44), Bowling Green, Ky., 1963-64 Link, Harry, 1930 Link, Jamison (17), Gallatin, Tenn., 2005 Linville, Billy (64), Hartsville, Tenn., 1975-76 Livers, Virgil (24), Fairfield, Ky., 1971-74 Littles, Leroy (8), Jacksonville, Fla., 1997-2000 Lloyd, Jerry, 1948 Logan, Tony (17), Lexington, Ky., 1975-76 Logsdon, Neil (99), Canmer, Ky., 1985 Longacre, Morris, Louisville, Ky., 1957, 1959-60 Longstreth, Sean (26), Hillsboro, Ohio, 1994-97 Losey, Erik (54), Hixson, Tenn., 2004-05 Loving, Walter (37), Woodbridge, Va., 1986-87 Lowder, Brian (1, 28), Bowling Green, Ky., 2000-02 Lowe, Matt (36), Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 1993 Lucky, Tom (55), Paris, Ky., 1983-85 Luttrell, Stan (45), Knoxville, Tenn., 1993-94

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Moore, Elliott (28), San Diego, Calif., 1988 Moore, Frank, 1921 Moore, Jeremy (44), Indianapolis, Ind., 2007-09 Moore, Lerron (25), Columbus, Ohio, 2003-06 Moore, Morrell (66), Somerset, Ky., 1979-80 Moore, Moses, 1991 Moore, Traye (29), Lexington, Ky., 1997 Morand, Robert (25), Bradenton, Fla., 2001-02 Morehead, Bob (28), Louisville, Ky., 1971-73 Moriarty, Mike, Canonsburg, Pa., 1953-56 Morris, Charles, Frankfort, Ky., 1966 Morris, Jihad (21), Newburgh, N.Y., 2007-09 Morris, Jontavius (3), Albany, Ga., 2015 Motley, Jerry, Bowling Green, Ky., 1961 Mugler, Mike (39), Virginia Beach, Va., 2013-14 Muldrow, Dee (24, 2), Cincinnati, Ohio, 1996, 1998 Mullen, Davlen (20), Clairton, Pa., 1979-82 Muller, Bill (81, 27), Evansville, Ind., 1966-67, 1970 Mulligan, Brad, 1995 Mullins, Alan (82), Independence, Ky., 1983-85 Mumford, Bill, Troy, Ohio, 1961 Mumford, Doug (46), Troy, Ohio, 1957-60 Murray, Elmer (32), Russellville, Ala., 1962-65 Murray, Lee, Russellville, Ala., 1961-62 Murphree, Bill (70), Centerville, Tenn., 1974-76 Murphree, Jim (84), Franklin, Ky., 2010-11, 2013 Murphy, Harold, 1946-49 Murphy, Waddell (97), Lancaster, Ky., 1935-39 Murrell, Tom (53), Mt. Lebanon, Ohio, 1962-64 Mutchler, John (83), Paducah, Ky., 1963 Muwwakkil, Munir (99), Clearwater, Fla., 2006-07 Myers, Cecil, 1924-27 Myers, Charles, 1923-25

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Nail, Richy (37, 44), Melbourne, Fla., 1990-91, 1993-94 Napier, Michael (21), Cincinnati, Ohio, 1995-97 Napper, Stan (80), Owensboro, Ky., 1961-64 Nash, Lloyd (23), Owensboro, Ky., 1959-60, 1962 Nasssano, Jerry, Newport, Ky., 1953-55 Nau, Richard, 1964 Neal, Artis (40), Apopka, Fla., 2003-06 Nedd, Kelvin (25, 6), Ft. Pierce, Fla., 1985-86 Neisz, Homer, 1921-24 Neloms, Keith (85), Jacksonville, Fla., 1990 Nelson, Mark (87), Mercer, Pa., 1979-82 Newby, John (81), Clairton, Pa., 1980-82 Newcom, Guy, Sturgis, Ky., 1950-52 Newell, Ollie, Point Pleasant, W.Va., 1960-62 Newton, Charles, Bowling Green, Ky., 1957 Newton, Nicholas (13), Clearwater, Fla., 2015 Nichols, Charles (47, 12), Paris, Ky., 1992-93 Nichols, Toby, 1969 Nicholson, Sammy, 1926-28 Niemeyer, Eric (90), Noblesville, Ind., 1992-93 Niman, Willis, 1933-35 Nixon, Vernon (99), Wilmington, Del., 1987-89 Nolan, Greg (12), Grayson, Ky., 1987 Nollner, David (50), Hartsville, Tenn., 1970-73 Nord, Matt (69), Louisville, Ky., 2013-14 Norris, Nicholas (15), Miami, Fla., 2013-15 Northington, Nat (42), Louisville, Ky., 1969-70 Norwood, David (33), Louisville, Ky., 1980 Nuss, Ryan (37), Fairfield, Ohio, 2015 Nutter, Larry (35), Sheffield, Ind., 1956-59 Nutter, Ray, 1950-53

GENERAL

MacIntyre, Matt (80), Nashville, Tenn., 1989-92 MacKenzie, Stuart (76), Mississauga, Ontario, 1992-95 MacLellan, John (61), Knoxville, Tenn., 1971-73 Madison, Ralph, Waynesboro, Va., 1954-55 Madon, Biff (50), Pineville, Ky., 1974-77 Magda, John (86), Okolona, Ky., 1937-39 Magers, Leo, 1948-49, 1951 Mahan, Warren, 1950, 1952 Maher, Dan (4), Florence, Ky., 1985-88 Majors, Jimmy, 1929 Majors, Paul (22), Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 1982-83 Majors, Thomas (6), Nashville, Tenn., 2009-10 Makinde, Mayo (93), Columbus, Ohio, 2003 Malcome, Jairus “Meco” (2), Conley, Ga., 1991-94 Maley, David (88), Millington, Tenn., 1971-74 Mallard, Elliott (72), Pinellas Park, Fla., 1980-82 Malone, Pat (40), Tell City, Ind., 1973-76 Malone, Walter, 1936-37 Maney, Brian (21), Elsmere, Ky., 1998-99 Mangold, Pete (20), Toronto, Ontario, 1986-87 Manley, Joe (79), Bowling Green, Ky., 2014-15 Marcus, Pete (91), Uniontown, Pa., 1939-40 Mareko, Tyrone (61), American Samoa, 2002-04 Mark, Gerard (40), LaPorte, Texas, 1987-88 Markham, Harry (79), Sturgis, Ky., 1939 Marsh, Mark (5), Cincinnati, Ohio, 1987-89 Marshall, Paul (99), Detroit, Mich., 1999-2000 Martin, Darnell (44), Baltimore, Md., 1986-87 Martin, Dillard, 1929-31 Martin, Jerome (37), Tallahassee, Fla., 1988-89 Martin, Kenny (95), Orlando, Fla., 2009-12 Martinez, Peter (19), Nashville, Tenn., 2000-02 Martray, Kenny (77), Vanderbilt, Pa., 1994-97 Maskill, Bill (14, 12), Galesburg, Mich., 1969-70 Maslowski, Karl (48), New Lenox, Ill., 2000-03 Mason, Brandon (24), Nicholasville, Ky., 2004-07 Mason, Lito (17, 1), Paducah, Ky., 1993-94 Mason, Zhock (26), Union, Ky., 2015 Matthews, Jerry (81), Athens, Ga., 1963-65 Maxwell, Desmond (89), Louisville, Ky., 2015 Mau, Kris (57), American Samoa, 2001-02 Mayhew, Clarence, 1931 Mayo, Jamel, 1993 Mazlack, William (96), Gary, Ind., 1938-40 Mazola, John, 1941-42 McAtee, Denny, Ft. Thomas, Ky., 1959-61

McBride, Darvis (46, 4), Fort Myers, Fla., 2006-08 McBride, Lyman, 1925-27 McChesney, James, 1950-51 McCleavy, Keith, 1974 McCloud, Andrew (34), Harrodsburg, Ky., 2006-07 McClung, Aaron (54, 58), Mayfield, Ky., 1995, 1997 McClure, Torpedo, 1925 McCollum, T.J. (6), Birmingham, Ala., 2015 McConnell, Chris (67), Carthage, Tenn., 2005-07 McCoy, Mike (21), Louisville, Ky., 1970-73 McCrimon, Darius (33), Kissimmee, Fla., 2002-03 McCrimon, Shawn (53), Kissimmee, Fla., 2002 McFadden, Gene, 1950-53 McFarland, William, 1924-25 McGhee, Kerenski (26), Millbrook, Ala., 2001 McGrath, Bob (30, 33), Louisville, Ky., 1968-71 McGrath, Dan (25), Downers Grove, Ill., 1992-95 McGrath, Kavin, Louisville, Ky., 1978 McKenzie, Pat (47, 34), Owensboro, Ky., 1983-86 McLaurin, Jacob (73), Indianapolis, Ind., 2007 McLeod, Andy (35), Elkhorn, Neb., 1993-96 McLeod, Buddy, 1942 McMiller, Trey (81), Apopka, Fla., 2002 McNamara, James, 1929 McNeal, Pat, 1946-48 McNeal, Willie (86, 10), Bradenton, Fla., 2010, 2012-14 McRae, Marki, 1994 Meacham, Lamont (28), Clairton, Pa., 1978-81 Meadors, Bill “Yogi”, Corbin, Ky., 1957-59 Mears, Gary (15), Chattanooga, Tenn., 1970-72 Melvin, James (54), North Miami, Fla., 1995-96 Mercer, Garnet (44), 1932 Meyer, Jim (76), Evansville, Ind., 1963-64 Micatrotto, Joe (84, 88, 50), Louisville, Ky., 1993-96 Michael, Jason (10), Louisa, Ky., 1999-2002 Millard, Cleburn, 1930-31 Millay, Paul (64), Owensboro, Ky., 2009 Miller, Braxton (46), Stanford, Ky., 2008-09 Miller, Chris (41, 5), Heidelberg, Germany, 2000-03 Miller, David (50), Corbin, Ky., 1957-59 Miller, David (89), Fort Campbell, Ky., 2007-08 Miller, Earl (98), Lakeland, Fla., 1999-2001 Miller, Fred (66), Louisville, Ky., 1961-63 Miller, Glendell (44), Owensboro, Ky., 1982-85 Miller, Mike (10), Frankfort, Ky., 1979-82 Miller, Sam, 1923 Miller, Sharon (11), Mt. Carmel, Ill., 1962-64 Mills, Mike (12), Bradenton, Fla., 1996 Mills, Ray, 1942, 1946-47 Mims, Martavius (27), Muscle Shoals, Ala., 2015 Minor, Marcus (2), Indianapolis, Ind., 2007-08 Minturn, Zac (86), Cincinnati, Ohio, 2009 Misaalefua, Orlando (31), Fort Campbell, Ky., 2006, 2008-10 Mitchell, Bobby, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 1960-62 Mitchell, Clint (23), Stockbridge, Ga., 2007 Mitchell, Dennis (21), Indianapolis, Ind., 2003-06 Mitchell, James, 1956 Mitchell, Mel (4), Rockledge, Fla., 1999-2001 Moffatt, Kyle (39), Indianapolis, Ind., 2000-01 Mollenkopf, Ty (49), Bucyrus, Ohio, 1992-93 Montelli, Thomas, 1946-48 Montgomery, Mike (72) , Pontotoc, Miss., 1993-94 Montgomery, Ray, 1923-24 Mooney, Ben (55), Evansville, Ind., 1990-93 Mooney, Tim (70), Evansville, Ind., 1983-84 Moore, Alfred, 1930-31 Moore, Archer, 1936-37 Moore, Dickie (45), Owensboro, Ky., 1965-68

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All-Time Letterwinners O Oaken, Arnie, 1952-54 Oakley, Anthony (62), Houston, Texas, 2003 Oakle, Carlos, 1928-30 Occhipinti, Joseph (15), Nashville, Tenn., 2013-15 Oderinde, Irele (92), Georgetown, Ky., 2000-03 Odom, C.J. (17), Fort Myers, Fla., 2011 Ogletree, Alan (28), Atlanta, Ga., 1997-2000 Old, Jim (19), Chesapeake, Va., 1966-67 Oliver, James “Red” (72), Sturgis, Ky., 1938 Oliver, Robert, 1927, 1929 O’Neal, L.A. (1), Tallassee, Ala., 2003 Oost, Greg (62), Owensboro, Ky., 1978 Osborne, Robert, 1949-50 Overstreet, Derik (72), Paducah, Ky., 2014-15 Owen, Tommy (18), Lebanon, Ky., 1995-96 Owen, W.B., 1923

P Pace, Tommy (54), Paducah, Ky., 1982 Paige, Curt (98), Rochester, N.Y., 1985-87 Panepinto, Joe (99), Gary, Ind., 1939 Panepinto, Sam (65), Gary, Ind., 1937-39 Parry, Ron (64), Newport, Ky., 1968-69 Paskett, Keith (84), Nashville, Tenn., 1983-86 Passafiume, Jerry, Louisville, Ky., 1951-54 Patterson, Dalton (24), New Orleans, La., 2013-14 Patterson, Mychal (74), Norcross, Ga., 2006, 2009-10 Patterson, Tom, 1952-54 Patterson, Twyman, Louisville, Ky., 1954-57 Patton, Dave, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1952-55 Paul, Kinnus (72, 90), Detroit, Mich., 2000, 2002-03 Payne, Francis, Louisville, Ky., 1957-60 Payne, Jamichael (97), Auburn, Ala., 2011, 2013 Peachers, Shawn (7), Hopkinsville, Ky., 1992-93 Peak, David (33), Louisville, Ky., 1962-64 Pearson, Sam (20), South River, N.J., 1967-68, 1970 Peckenpaugh, Leo (10), Henderson, Ky., 1970-73 Peebles, Willard, 1934-36 Pegausch, Bill, Skokie, Ill., 1957-58, 1960 Penn, Dewayne (73), Brownsville, Pa., 1988 Peoples, Erick (33), Roseboro, N.C., 1983-84 Perkins, Leslie, 1938 Perkins, Maurice (85), Indianapolis, Ind., 2004-05 Peterson, Kareem (46, 14), Lewisburg, Tenn., 2009-12 Perry, Jerry (86), Elizabethtown, Ky., 1963 Perry, Mark, 1985 Pettet, Frank, Tompkinsville, Ky., 1957-58 Pettijohn, Andrew (87), Newburgh, Ind., 2011 Phelps, Mike (21), Bowling Green, Ky., 1967-69 Phifer, Jim, 1952-54 Phillips, Carlis (22), South Bend, Ind., 1995-98 Phillips, Charlie (99), Kissimmee, Fla., 2003-05 Phillips, Corlan (22), South Bend, Ind., 1999 Phillips, Hal, 1946 Pickens, Jim, Princeton, Ky., 1947-48 Phillips, Karl (44), Kissimmee, Fla., 2003-06 Pierce, Kyle (11), Hollywood, Fla., 1973 Pihman, Ralph “Curly” (66), Mayfield, Ky., 1938-40 Pimpleton, Donte (7), Louisville, Ky., 1998-2001 Pinkston, Antwon (17), Lexington, Ky., 2001-03 Pino, Chris (16), Naples, Fla., 1990-93 Pitchford, Leonard, 1923-25 Pitman, Van (41), Mayfield, Ky., 1971-74 Ploumis, Bill, 1950-53 Poisel, Jeff (14), Indianapolis, Ind., 1996-99 Polanco, Luis (63), Tampa, Fla., 2010-13

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Poland, Hugh (45), Tompkinsville, Ky., 1931-33 Poole, Barry, Madisonville, Ky., 1960-61, 1963 Porter, Brian (23), Germantown, Md., 2004 Posey, Terry (27), Henderson, Ky., 1968 Potter, Craig (64), Indianapolis, Ind., 1970-71 Potter, Derek (12), Franklin, Ky., 1998 Potter, James (28), Nashville, Tenn., 1982 Powell, Bobby (20), Rockville, Md., 1972-73 Powell, Jody, Louisville, Ky., 1964-65 Powell, Latravis (47), Columbus, Ga., 1994-97 Poynter, Gerald, Owensboro, Ky., 1957-60 Poynter, Jack, Owensboro, Ky., 1958-61 Pressley, Lloyd (71), Evansville, Ind., 2006-09 Preston, Eddie (42), Nashville, Ky., 1976-79 Prewitt, Si, 1933-35 Price, Chris (62), Indianapolis, Ind., 1999-2002 Price, Mike, 1940 Price, Robert, 1923 Price, Willard, 1949-52 Pudlo, Walter, 1940 Pugh, Sean (74), Huber Heights, Ohio, 2003-06 Pullen, Milt, Huntsville, Ala., 1963-65 Pullen, Paul (60), Valley Station, Ky., 1964-65

Rodenberger, Earl “Butch” (44), Quakertown, Pa., 1965-66 Rodgers, Mike (52), Louisville, Ky., 1966 Rogan, Alfred (75), Gallatin, Tenn., 1976-79 Rogers, Matt (49), Columbia, Ky., 2001-03 Rooney, Casey (15), Sioux City, Iowa, 2002-03 Rose, Bill (85, 25), Williamsburg, Ky., 1966-69 Rose, Tony (17), Louisville, Ky., 1978-79 Roston, Rod (63, 93), Galion, Ohio, 1995-96 Rouch, Scott (83, 68), Galveston, Ind., 1980-83 Roush, Nathan (20), Louisville, Ky., 2015 Roy, Jesse (56), Charlotte, N.C., 2011-12 Royston, Mel (44), Decatur, Ill., 1989 Ruby, Tom, Orlando, Fla., 1965-66 Rudovich, John, 1948 Rue, Nelson, 1950-51 Rumph, Marion (10), Bradenton, Fla., 2004-07 Rusin, James (55), Orlinda, Tenn., 2009 Rusnock, Rich (86), Highland Park, N.J., 1968-70 Rusnock, Steve (87), Highland Park, N.J., 1967-68 Rutledge, Ed (74), Ironton, Ohio, 1939-40 Ryan, Greg (52), Murray, Ky., 2004-06, 2008

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Quarles, Carlos (85), Hopkinsville, Ky., 1995 Quinn, Jessie (81), Bradenton, Fla., 2006-08 Quisenberry, Thomas (30), Frankfort, Ky., 1992

Sacca, Jimmy, 1950 Sadler, George, 1940 Sadler, Will, 1915 Salato, Jimmy (83), Seneca Falls, N.Y., 1939-41 Sampson, Richard (66) , Broomall, Pa., 1983 Samuel, Doug, 1988 Sanborn, Robert, 1971 Sanders, Elwood (90), Harrodsburg, Ky., 1938-40 Sanders, Rufus (76, 88), Indianapolis, Ind., 2001-02 Sanders, Whitey, Springfield, Tenn., 1952-53 Sandidge, Bob (20), Madisonville, Ky., 1973-74 Santoro, Mark (19), Greer, S.C., 2008-10 Sarakaitis, John (73), Lima, Ohio, 1968-69 Sarver, Davion (41), Brooks, Ky., 1991-93 Satterly, Marvin, 1950-53 Sauer, George, 1950-53 Savko, Brad (80), Louisville, Ky., 2008 Sayner, Evan (55), Paducah, Ky., 2015 Schaffer, Jimbo (70), Louisville, Ky., 1995 Schirtzinger, Cecil, 1950-51 Schmidt, Jim (40), Jasper, Ind., 1968-69 Schneider, Rick (74), Louisville, Ky., 1980, 1982-83 Schrenk, Dale, 1947-49 Schuster, Lonnie (71), Henderson, Ky., 1971-73 Schwettman, Garrett (56), Murray, Ky., 2012-15 Scibiorski, Richard, 1933-34 Scott, Aaron, Nashville, Tenn., 2004-05 Scott, Devin (11, 22), Indianapolis, Ind., 2013-15 Scott, Mike (78), Newton, Ill., 1984 Scott, Ty (20), Palmetto, Fla., 2010 Scott, Walter “Bubba” (64), LaGrange, Ga., 1992-93 Scrivener, Drane (31), Louisville, Ky., 1994-95 Seibel, Ralph (14), Greensburg, Ind., 1964-65 Senitza, Rudolph “Rudy” (93), Gary, Ind., 1939-40 Sexton, Sam (19), Ferguson, Ky., 2003-06 Shakir, Tommy (1), Decatur, Ga., 1984-87 Shattles, William, 1930-31 Shaw, Andrae (37), Lakeland, Fla., 1998 Shaw, Corey (90, 91), Louisville, Ky., 2000-02 Sheehan, Paul (87), Agincourt, Ontario, 1976-77 Sheffer, Ronnie (36), Henderson, Ky., 1958-59 Shelby, Albert, 1942 Shelby, Harding, 1942 Shelby, Vincent (31), Dayton, Ohio, 1963-65 Shepard, Ronnie (21), Rusk, Texas, 1988-89 Shirley, Millard, 1953-54 Shirley, Rob (72), Whiteland, Ind., 1975 Shirley, Rob (49), Bloomington, Ind., 2004

R Rafferty, Jack (7), Dublin, Ohio, 2005 Raines, Brad (60), Old Hickory, Tenn., 1992-94 Rainey, Bobby (17), Griffin, Ga., 2008-11 Randall, Daqual (17), Palmetto, Fla., 2012-14 Randle, Mitchell (20), Louisville, Ky., 1995-98 Ravellette, Eric (73), Vincennes, Ind., 1999-2002 Ray, Brandon (51), Madison, Ala., 2014-15 Ray, Robert (57), Nashville, Tenn., 1980-83 Reaves, Jerome (88, 2), Arcadia, Fla., 2000, 2002 Reeves, Tanner (59, 11), Lakeland, Fla., 2014-15 Redmon, Lloyd, 1942 Reed, Max, Okolona, Ky., 1934-36 Reese, Jenkins (38), Indianapolis, Ind., 2005 Register, Celsor (56), 1932 Reif, Harry (74), Ft. Thomas, Ky., 1963-65 Reitcheck, Allen (96), Goodland, Kan., 1986-88 Revack, Ted, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1955-56 Reynolds, Alton, Greenville, Ky., 1929 Reynolds, Delmar, 1927-28 Reynolds, Patrick (12), Bowling Green, Ky., 2000-02 Reynolds, Tom, 1925-26 Rice, Markel (10), Gallatin, Tenn., 1992-94 Rice, Will (52), Vine Grove, Ky., 1981-82 Rich, Phil (70), Bee Springs, Ky., 1977-80 Richie, James (82), Louisville, Ky., 1999-2000 Ricketts, Shane (46), Evansville, Ind., 1998-99 Ridley, Raymond, 1924 Riggs, Mickey, Portsmouth, Va., 1956-57 Riley, Butch (80), Louisville, Ky., 1966-67 Riviere, Cris (5), Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 2000-02 Roberson, Rannen (84), Elkhart, Ind., 2003-05, 2007 Robinson, Arnold, 1949 Robinson, Frank (56), Flint, Mich., 1986-87 Robinson, Gene, Ashland, Ky., 1953-54 Robinson, Kalvin (48), Birmingham, Ala., 2013-15 Robinson, Otho, 1950 Robinson, Tyree (22), Dundee, Fla., 2010-13 Cotton Roby, Jim (24), 1932 Rocker, Donald (77), Jacksonville, Fla., 2014 Rocker, Gavin (88), Tyrone, Ga., 2012-15 Rodes, Charles, Unknown Roddy, James, 1934-36

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All-Time Letterwinners Sparrow, Eugene, 1940-41 Speer, Carroll, Mayfield, Ky., 1953-56 Spence, Neil (19), Gallatin, Tenn., 1984-85 Spillman, Claude (25), Louisville, Ky., 1970-73 Spillman, Harold (40), Louisville, Ky., 1970-71 Spillman, Ken (52), Milford, Ohio, 1992-94 Sprinkle, Jim (21, 26), Tell City, Ind., 1965-68 Squires, DeWayne (17), Campbellsville, Ky., 1975 Stahl, Mark (11), Bowling Green, Ky., 1977 Stancell, Sohn (91), Riverdale, Ga., 1988-89 Stansbury, E.B., 1927-29 Stansfield, Luke (69), Franklin, Tenn., 2011-12 Stark, Derrick (67), Dayton, Ohio, 2014 Steele, Siler, 1940-42 Stephens, Clay (28, 20), Somerset, Ky., 2005-07 Stephens, Justin (33, 31), Palmetto, Fla., 1995-96 Stephenson, Casey, 1941 Stevens, Elliott, 1936-38 Stevens, Max, 1950-53 Stevens, Paul (67), 1932 Stevenson, George “Flip” (34), North Middletown, Ky., 1978 Stewart, Lowell, 1950-52 Stinson, Josh (49), Bowling Green, Ky., 2008 Stockton, Joey (32), Radcliff, Ky., 1994-97 Stoll, John, 1940-42 Stoprya, Joe, 1970 Stram, Victor, 1915 Straub, Bill, Ft. Thomas, Ky., 1961-62 Strawn, Bill, Norfolk, Va., 1953-56 Strayhorn, Mario (10), Cincinnati, Ohio, 1998 Sturgeon, Hugh (73), Owensboro, Ky., 1963 Suggs, David (31), Shelbyville, Tenn., 1979-82 Suggs, James (4), Henderson, Ky., 1990-92 Sullivan, Chris (72), Louisville, Ky., 2005-06 Summers, Thomas, 1948 Sundberg, Dan (23), St. Matthews, Ky., 1963-65 Sutkus, Wayne (86), Folsom, Pa., 1965 Swafford, Eric (57), Mayfield, Ky., 1990-92 Swaney, Harold, 1941 Sweeney, Will (16), Franklin, Tenn., 1994 Sydnor, Elliott “Buddy”, 1949 Sykes, Billy (52), Clarksville, Tenn., 1968-71

U Underhill, Bill (51), Louisville, Ky., 1959-60

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Valentine, L.L., 1924-25 Vance, Johnny (12, 15), Glasgow, Ky., 1966-69 Vanest, Tom (34), Clarksville, Ind., 1967 Van Hooser, Carroll, Marion, Ky., 1954-57 Van Hooser, David, 1956-57 Van Meter, Leslie (37), 1933-34 Van Meter, Raymond (89), Elizabethtown, Ky., 1938-40 Vanover, Matt (98), Floyds Knobs, Ind., 2003 Van Slyke, Rick (77), Orlando, Fla., 1975-76 Vasquez, Marcus (9), Chula Vista, Calif., 200910, 2012 Vaughan, Blair (50, 25), Clearwater, Fla., 2013-15 Vaughn, Paul, 1928-30 Veals, Antonio (84, 4), Louisville, Ky., 2000-03 Vettiner, Charlie, 1928 Vickers, John, 1927-28 Vogel, Melvin (64), Louisville, Ky., 1958-59 Volkman, Mike (58), Evansville, Ind., 2000 Vorhees, Jim (33), Ft. Thomas, Ky., 1966-69 Vrbas, Mark (44), Atwood, Kan., 1990

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Taggart, Willie (1), Palmetto, Fla., 1995-98 Talbert, Leroy (87), Lexington, Ky., 1971-72 Talley, Danny (81), Tell City, Ind., 1975 Talley, Joe, 1947-50 Tamme, Seth (8), Danville, Ky., 2006, 2009 Tandy, Keith (84), Hopkinsville, Ky., 1973-76 Tanner, Isaac (40), Tampa, Fla., 2014 Tate, Bill, 1950-53 Tarter, Ed, Louisville, Ky., 1957 Taylor, Bill (71), Owensboro, Ky., 1964-67 Taylor, Charles (65), Indianapolis, Ind., 1958 Taylor, Dexter (13), Indianapolis, Ind., 2008 Taylor, Greg (35), Corbin, Ky., 1982-85 Taylor, Hal, 1947, 1949 Taylor, Jim, Clarksville, Tenn., 1960-62 Taylor, Johnny (88), Glasgow, Ky., 1938-40 Taylor, Larry (74), Williamsburg, Ky., 1979 Taylor, Paul, 1925-28 Taylor, Taywan (2), Louisville, Ky., 2013-15 Teborek, August, 1933-34 Terrell, Devante (98), Lakeland, Fla., 2013-15 Terrell, Don, 1964 Terry, Geno (57), Covington, Ky., 1984 Terry, William “Gander”, 1925-28 Terry, Wonderful (5), Fort Pierce, Fla, 2014-15 Theuerkauf, Jack, Evansville, Ind., 1952, 1957-59 Third, Patrick (17), Chattanooga, Tenn., 1999 Thomas, Antonio (37, 6), Louisville, Ky., 2002-05

HILLTOPPERS

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Thomas, Brad (52), Louisville, Ky., 1988-90 Thomas, Cam (19), Paterson, N.J., 2011-14 Thomas, DeVante (7), Baltimore, Md., 2013, 15 Thomas, Gerald, 1968 Thomas, Hayes (32), Tampa, Fla., 1998-2001 Thomas, Jamie (81), Clarksville, Tenn., 1995 Thomas, Jim, 1934-36 Thomas, Jimmy (21), Ft. Campbell, Ky., 1974-77 Thomas, Mike (60), Henderson, Ky., 1963 Thomas, Ryan (75), Orchard Park, N.Y., 2000-01, 2003-04 Thomas, Willie (29), Sopchoppy, Fla., 1989 Thomasson, Pat, 1978 Thompson, Carey, 1949 Thompson, Charles (47, 9), Louisville, Ky., 2001-04 Thompson, Eddie (8), Ft. Knox, Ky., 1991-93 Thompson, Terry (77), Hohenwald, Tenn., 1968-71 Threet, Hoyte, 1947-50 Throgmorton, August, 1925-27 Throgmorton, Ray, 1924-25 Thuney, Zach (76), Dayton, Ohio, 2004-07 Tiebout, Dean (79), Maywood, Ill., 1986-88 Tinius, Casey (83), Bowling Green, Ky., 2009-11 Tinius, Jim (26), New Albany, Ind., 1976 Tipton, Andrew, 1934, 1936-37 Tischer, Cole (45), Brentwood, Tenn., 2009-12 Todd, Brad (85), Sonora, Ky., 1977-80 Todd, Jeff (88), Mesa, Ariz., 1983 Tomblinson, Bennie, 1940 Tomek, Dennis (12), Princeton, Ky., 1972-74 Toomey, Lawrence, Unknown Towner, Kylen (81), Mobile, Ala., 2014-15 Towns, Tony (66), Louisville, Ky., 1976-78 Townsley, Ron (7), Paducah, Ky., 1993-96 Travis, Scott (15), Glasgow, Ky., 1983-84 Traylor, Hoy, Unknown Triplett, Tom, 1936-38 Trumbo, Montaze (82), Louisville, Ky., 2004 Tucker, Edward, 1938 Turner, J.J., Unknown Turner, Lonnie (3), Inglewood, Calif., 2014 Turner, Tom (84), Clarksville, Ind., 1969-72 Turpin, Vance (19), Jonesboro, Ga., 1989 Tussey, Tom (78, 53), Catlettsburg, Ky., 1979-81 Tweddell, Vince (13), Henderson, Ky., 1994 Tyler, Richard, 1926 Tyler, Robert (76), Paducah, Ky., 1989-91

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Shobe, Tim (41), Bowling Green, Ky., 1988 Short, Sam, Birmingham, Ala., 1950-51 Shorter, Bryan (94), Phenix City, Ala., 2012-15 Shuck, James (38), 1932-33 Siewert, Tanner (37), Robards, Ky., 2005-06, 2008 Simmons, De’Andre (41), Royal Palm Beach, Fla., 2014-15 Simmons, Woody (77), Glasgow, Ky., 1963 Simonton, Ralph “Bubba” (87), Portland, Tenn., 1968-69 Simpson, Clifton, 1926 Simpson, DeLane, Portsmouth, Va., 1955-58 Simpson, Keshawn (34), Lexington, Ky., 2010-13 Simpson, Pat (67), Hopkinsville, Ky., 1979-82 Simpson, Robert “Bub”, 1949-52 Simpson, Wes (66, 88), Lebanon, Ky., 1965-67 Sims, Jimmie (75), New Orleans, La., 2014-15 Sims, John Earl (46), 1932 Sims, Todd (56), Louisville, Ky., 1980 Singh, Ricardo (38), Auburndale, Fla., 2011-14 Sippio, Bobby (1, 3), Kissimmee, Fla., 1999-2001 Six, Brad (62), Englewood, Ohio, 1995-97 Six, Mark (69), Englewood, Ohio, 1993-94 Skaggs, Barry (45), Owensboro, Ky., 1978-80 Skiles, Aundra (58), Louisville, Ky., 1970-73 Skillman, Chuck (92), Humble, Texas, 1996-99 Sloniker, Harvey (64), Hutchinson, Kan., 1989, 1991 Smart, Rod (23), Lakeland, Fla., 1997-99 Smith, Adam (76), Murfreesboro, Tenn., 2009-12 Smith, Andy, 1995 Smith, Basil, 1928 Smith, Bill, 1950 Smith, Bill (11), Brownsville, Tenn., 1974-76 Smith, Billy, Louisville, Ky., 1964-65 Smith, Bo (5), Rockledge, Fla., 2004-07 Smith, Brad (53), Walton, Ky., 1971-74 Smith, Brandon (11), Stanford, Ky., 2003-05 Smith, Brandon (12), Danville, Ky., 2006, 2009 Smith, Carlos (86), Mansfield, Ohio, 2001-02 Smith, Craig (33), Bardestown, Ky., 1977-79 Smith, Daron (68), Graceville, Fla., 1986 Smith, Darryl (82, 19), Bowling Green, Ky., 1969-72 Smith, David (2), Dallas, Texas, 1987 Smith, Deonté (7), Louisville, Ky., 2003-04 Smith, Dewey, 1948-51 Smith, Don (36), Harrodsburg, Ky., 1987-90 Smith, Frank (70), Crown Point, Ind., 1967-68 Smith, Quanterus (93), Loganville, Ga., 2009-12 Smith, Perez (3), Broxton, Ga., 2003 Smith, Robert (87), 1962-63 Smith, Steve (97), Hardinsburg, Ky., 1984 Smith, Tariq (4), Memphis, Tenn., 2005-06 Smith, Taurean (41), Perry, Ga., 2008-09 Smith, T.J. (16), Hazel Green, Ala., 2011-14 Smith, Tommy (84, 71), Lebanon, Ky., 1980-83 Smith, William (86), Nashville, Tenn., 1977 Smyth, Josh (45), Hoover, Ala., 2005 Snardon, Arnold (33), Allensville, Ky., 1973, 1975-76 Snardon, Troy (40), Allensville, Ky., 1978-81 Snider, Louis, 1946-47, 1949 Snyder, Fred (74), Lima, Ohio, 1967 Solley, Bill, 1942 Sorrell, Todd (64), Louisville, Ky., 1997-99 Sowards, Jeremiah (70), Bowling Green, Ky., 2002 Sowders, Ben (48), Bowling Green, Ky., 2006-08 Sowders, John, 1949-52 Sowell, Don (44), Houston, Texas, 1995-98 Sowerby, Brian (5), Murray, Ky., 1990-92, 1994 Sparks, Don, Ashland, Ky., 1951-54 Sparks, Pete, 1941-42

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All-Time Letterwinners W Waddell, Ewell (27), 1931-33 Waff, Jack, Portsmouth, Va., 1959-60 Wafzig, Jim (83), Louisville, Ky., 1973-75 Waggoner, Don (58), Elida, Ohio, 1969 Waiters, Josh (26), Bradenton, Fla., 2000 Wales, Anthony “Ace” (20), Louisville, Ky., 2013-15 Walker, Chris (91), Manchester, Ky., 2003, 2005-07 Walker, DeShun (81), Lakeland, Fla., 1999-2000 Walker, Paul (18), 1932-33 Walker, Scott (55), Campbellsville, Ky., 1986-88 Walker, Shepherd, 1931 Wallace, Chandler (64), Ft. Pierce, Fla., 1987-89 Wallace, Kenny (84), Bowling Green, Ky., 1963 Wallace, Robert, 1953 Wallace, Ryan (88), Bowling Green, Ky., 2011-12 Waller, Kenny (82), Jeffersonville, Ind., 1962-65 Wallheiser, Frank, 1946-49 Wallis, Dewey, 1924 Walls, Delvechio (3), Sarasota, Fla., 1995-98 Walsh, Steve (70, 74), Voluntown, Conn., 1985-87 Walston, Steve (40), Mt. Vernon, N.Y., 1986-87 Walters, Pete (68), Shepherdsville, Ky., 1977-80 Walton, Robert (54), Chattanooga, Tenn., 1971-73 Ward, Dan, 1946 Ward, Edwin, 1924-25 Ward, Marcus (8), Birmingham, Ala., 2013-15 Ward, Tom (30, 31), Huntington, W.Va., 1973-75 Ware, Gordon, 1951-52 Ware, Riley (1), Ft. Myers, Fla., 1988-89 Warner, Bryson (46), Florence, Ky., 1993-96 Warner, Frank, 1930 Warr, Darmontre (26), Louisville, Ky., 2013-15 Warren, Ivory (70), Raiford, Fla., 1991 Warren, Jim, Mt. Carmel, Ind., 1965-66 Washington, Calvin (91), Charlottesville, Va., 2012-13 Washington, Daerius (7), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2012 Washington, Joe (77), Radcliff, Ky., 2000-03 Wassom, Herb (41), Spring City, Tenn., 1957-60 Wathen, Richard (89), Indianapolis, Ind., 1992-94 Watkins, Larry (72), Louisville, Ky., 1966-67 Watkins, Ricky (55), Louisville, Ky., 2004 Watkins, Tom (87), Itta Bena, Miss., 1964-66 Watson, Brad (85), Russellville, Ky., 1969-72 Watson, Willie, 1949-52 Watters, Travis (18), Louisville, Ky., 2005-08 Watterson, Dan (65), Elizabethtown, Ky., 1986-88 Watts, Jonathan (3), Port Gibson, Miss., 1988-89 Watts, Larmando (9), Lima, Ohio, 1992-94 Weaver, Jim “Big Ich”, 1926-27 Weaver, Lloyd (51), Covington, Ky., 1957-59 Weaver, Ray, Covington, Ky., 1950, 1955-57 Webb, Charles, Athens, Ga., 1963-64 Webster, Charles (58), Louisville, Ky., 1991, 1994 Wedge, Denny (66), Point Pleasant, W.Va., 1956-59 Weeks, Larry, 1925-26 Weinle, Rob (71), Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985-88 Welch, Guy, 1915 Welch, Randy (23), Bardstown, Ky., 1983 Weldon, Freeman, 1925 Wells, Robert, 1948 Wells, Tony (54), Louisville, Ky., 1978-81 Wells, Walter, 1924-25 West, Tony (30), Granger, Ind., 2003 Westmoreland, Bobby (54), Celina, Tenn., 1961-63

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Whitaker, Billy (39), Nashville, Tenn., 1990 White, B.J., 1923-26 White, Frank, 1930 White, H.W., 1925 White, Ray (56), Corbin, Ky., 1977-79 White, Seth (75), Nashville, Tenn., 2011-12 Whitney, Joel (60, 53), Shelbyville, Tenn., 1983-84 Whittenberg, Wayne, 1931 Whyte, Masai (25), Shelbyville, Ky., 2015 Wicker, Alton, 1926-29 Wilder, Jerry, Owensboro, Ky., 1958-59 Williams, Carl (52), Elizabethtown, Ky., 1972-75 Williams, Cy, 1926-28 Williams, Daniel (96), Baxley, Ga., 2004-05 Williams, Jr., Darrell (62), Dublin, Ga., 2013-15 Williams, Eric (46), Dayton, Ohio, 2004 Williams, Glenn, 1935-37 Williams, Porter (22), Nashville, Tenn., 1970-73 Williams, Sidney (17), Lexington, Ky., 1994-95 Willis, Stephen (36, 28), Indianapolis, Ind., 2004-05, 2008 Williams, Terran (31), Bradenton, Fla., 2011-14 Williams, Vince (37), Alpharetta, Ga., 2010, 2012 Willis, Trent (16), Memphis, Tenn., 2002 Wilson, Arthur (97), Cincinnati, Ohio, 19992002 Wilson, David (54), Mayfield, Ky., 1987 Wilson, Derrick (94), Beaumont, Texas, 1989-90 Wilson, Neil (47), Tompkinsville, Ky., 2012 Wilson, R.L., 1946 Wilson, Robert “Bob”, 1940-42 Wilson, Steve (30), Louisville, Ky., 1969-72 Wilson, Vernon “Tank”, Evansville, Ind., 1952-55 Winkenhofer, Arnold, 1925-28 Wisham, Melvin (57), St. Louis, Mo., 1997-2000 Withers, George (64), Versailles, Ky., 1966-67 Withrow, Daniel (60), Bowling Green, Ky., 2000-03 Wittman, Ben (91), Sarasota, Fla., 1996-99 Wolke, David (3), Mount Juliet, Tenn., 2007-08 Wonsowicz, Bemo (98), Gary, Ind., 1939 Wood, Kevin (76), Kingwood, Texas, 1997-98 Woodruff, Charles (80), Princeton, Ky., 1976-77 Woods, Andrew, 1995 Woods, Jimmy (15), Clarksville, Tenn., 1975-78 Woods, Max (71), Paducah, Ky., 1990-91 Wooldridge, G.J. (27), Somerset, Ky., 2004-05 Woolridge, Joe (93), Greenwood, S.C., 2004-05 Woosley, L.B., 1926, 1930 Worley, Ed, Ellijay, Ga., 1952-53 Wright, Arius (21), Duluth, Ga., 2010-13 Wright, Harold (21), Ft. Myers, Fla., 1984-87

Y Yacovino, Frank (81, 34), Levittown, Pa., 1971-74 Yeksigian, Leo, 1933-34 Yelder, Deon (19), Louisville, Ky., 2015 York, Walter (34), Bowling Green, Ky., 1980-83 Young, Bob (32), Covington, Ky., 1957-58 Young, Chris (49), Cynthiana, Ky. 2009-10 Young, Dale (77), Paducah, Ky., 1972-75 Young, Derrell (57), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2014 Young, Kiante (29), Gainesville, Ga., 2010-12 Young, Marcus (79), Nashville, Tenn., 1997, 1999

Z Zanders, Roderick “Zip” (56, 81), Vienna, Ga., 1988-89 Zimmerman, Al, 1941-42 Zoretic, Tom (85), Merrittstown, Pa., 1938-40 Zuttermeister, Rick, 1965 Bold indicates returning letterwinners

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MANAGERS A Bradley Atwell Mike Austin

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James Bahm Kaliegh Belda Andrew Bennett Jim Biles Daniel Bogenschutz David Bolin Jimmy Botto John Brantley Stephon Brooks Henry Brown John Brown William Brown Adam Bush

C

Clark Cable Anton Calvin Zack Cannon Griffin Carr Nick Carroll Prentice Carter Robert Chalker Will Chumbley Sterling Clark Jack Clore Kelly Cohen Vito Contento Lester “Rip” Collins Harold Corum Dewayne Cothron Matthew Cowles William Creekmur

H 2014 1982-86 1991-93 2009 2008-09 1972-76 2010-13 1979 1926 1985 2012 1968 1960-62 1978-79 2015 2012 2014 2008 2013 2015 1985 1995 2015 1953 1966-67 2006-08 1995-98 1980-84 1966 1969-73 2013-15 1948

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2003 1975-77 1970-74 1959 2009 1968-70 1949 1951 1972 2000-03

Blake Ladson Sarah Lammy Lyndsey Lang Ricky Lathon Orlie Lawrence Eddie Lawson Vince Lewis Todd Lindsey Zebedee Lynum

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Joel Marks Mike Martin Raven Matchen Doug McClamroch Matt McCay Chris McCormack Casey McDowell Gary McReynolds Todd Meeks Joe Milak Amber Montgomery Nick Morgan Austin Moss Kevin Moss Luke Mullis

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David Nance Rocky Napier Crystal Newton Jimmy Nolan

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David Owens

2006 2006-08 2006-07 1975-77 1929-30 1988 2012-14 1992 1977-80 2001-03 1983-84 2015 1995 2009-13 1997-99 2004, 2006-07 1978-80, 1982 1985-86, 1988 1968-71 2007 2008-09 2008-09 1994-95 2000 1973 1974-77 2003-04 2003

1990-92

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Ernest Rautter Julie Reed Brett Riley Kristi Riley Larry Pat Riley Alex Roach Stefon Robinson Jake Ryle Zach Ryle

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Dwaine Saalman Sam Sanders Mike Sarafolean Jeff Sauer Jay Scott Ryan Sieb Britt Shehan Nick Shelton Alex Sherrill Blake Slates Clyde Smith Cory Smith Brandon Spurlock Barry Storm Scott Suiter Mike Swift

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Bill Taylor Larry Taylor Steve Thom Michael Thomson Kerry Tolley Wes Tomek David Trabue Robert Trabue

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Rickey Walker Stephen Walker Barry Walrond Mickey Walrond Brooke Warren Jared Watkins Brian Watwood Troy Wilkes Mack Williams Hank Wilson Brien Wissert DeWitt Worrell Kevin Worrell Luke Worrell

1959 2006-08 2006-07 1997 1979-82 2009 2000 2008 2007-08 1980-84 1980-81 2007 1973, 1975-77 1965-66 2009-13 1987 1979 2012 2006 1947-48 2007 2003-04 1964-67 1988 1968-70 1977-80 1979-80 1961-62 2014 2004 2000-01 1972, 1974-75 1973 1958 2002 1970-73 1972-76 2003 2012 1995 1990 2009 2004, 2006-07 1988-92 1931-32 1993 1993

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Charles Zambrano John Zehnder Ed Zinsius

1987-88 2013-15 2007

1974

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OPPONENTS

Danelle Gamble Todd Gibson Larry Gilbert Melvin Gilbert J.D. Gilliam Mac Grace Albert Griffin Billy Griffin Glenn Groble Justin Groenert

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2013-15 2012-14 1988 1966

Mark Quisenberry

UNIVERSIT Y

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2015 1978-81 2000 1983-86 1931 1983-88 2006

Michael King Myles King Kevin Kinnard Larry Kirkland

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HISTORY

Nick Farmer Jeff Feix Alan Fern William Fortune Jess Funk Duyn Furgason Alvin Futrell

2003-04 2009-13 1967-70 2004 2007-09 1979-82

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1933-34 1983-84, 1987-88 2006 1974-76 1997-99 1977 1948

Unknown 1961-62 2003-04 1966 1982-86 1969

Robert Perry Cliff Penell Brian Peyton Alan Powers Charlie Pride Larry Pruitt

HILLTOPPERS

Matt Edmondson Jon Edmondson Gary Ebling Lauren Edsten Mary Clair Elson David Erie

2007-09

Ollie Jim Jackson Mike Jander Nate Jenkins Buddy Jent Scott Johnson Tony Jones Forbis Jordan

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2015 REVIEW

Brian Ditmer

J

1979 1983-84 2013-14 1927 1973 2013 2009 2012-15 2014 1993-94 2015 1977 1968 2015 1977-81 2006-09 1962-65 1981 2015

GENERAL

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Jim Hall Danny Hape Kevin Haralson Bruce Harrison Rich Haydon Adam Haynes Brandon Haynes Aaron Hedges Brian Heep Eugene Heflin Kyle Heller Tom Henry Glenn Higdon Kolton Hix Kenny Holland Shane Holliday Ken Honchell Paul Hubbach Brent Huffman Evan Hunley


All-Time Letterwinners TRAINERS A

Mark Abrams Lee Allison Joe Alvey Todd Anderson

1985-86 1998-99 1980-81 1983-85

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Mark Bailey 1975-78 Braden Bailey 2014 Curtis Baker 1999-02 Tim Barron 1978-82 Neil Beckman 2010-13 Noel Belcher 2014 Mike Beliles 1988, 90-92, 94 Keith Bessette 1990-91 Devin Bishop 2015 Bobby Boster 1990-93 Audra Brainard 2012-13 Susan Brandon 1976-78 Dan Brennan 1983-85 Ethan Brown 2014 Jarrett Brown 1994-96 Tim Brueggemann 1979-82 Jerry Burger 1972 Kim Byram 1978-80

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Jeremy Camron Fred Cantler Mike Carby Ashley Carroll Terry Castle Alexandria Cephus Erin Charles Jason Christian Richard Clemons Ethan Coghill James Cole Matt Coleman Rachel Coote Brad Cornelius Toryn Cornell Toby Crafton Don Crowder Kiara Cureton Paige Cutright

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1987-90 1988-89 1997 2014 1995-99 2001 1970-72 1991-94 1981-85 1996-97

Gary Ebling 1970-71 Lauren Edston 2006, 2008 Bill Edwards 1971-76 John Ellis 1975 Emily Elson 2006 Vanessa Embry 2000-03 Tim Everly 1988, 1990-91

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Katie Felts Abby Flynn Tra Fowler Bill Fox Sara Fox Tony Frey Katheryn Fulk Marty Fulkerson

1995-96 2014-15 1996-98 1976 2002 1982 1994-96 1985

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Chris Gaddis 1986-89 Stephanie Garden 1984 Daniel Gardner 2005-06 Tyler Gaw 2010-13 Dean Geary 1978-82 Carol George 2000-02 Jeff Geron 1992-95 Crystal Gilliland 2000-03 Gretchen Gibson 1994-95 Todd Gibson 1995-98 Margaret Goetzinger 2010 Charles Gorecki 2001 Brett Graves 1974 Joel Gray 1980 Elizabeth Griffin 2000-02 Michonya Groves 2004-05

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Brian Hagan Lester Hagan Joe Harris Sheri Harris Katie Hart Rachel Held Justin Herod Jessica Hess Fred Hina Sharita Howard Steve Howard Allen Howell Stacey Hunt Matt Hunter

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Amanda Ireland

Dianna Davis Lisa Davis Doug Dawson Ryan Dawson Sheyna Denisar Carla DePoyster Eugene Dixon Tyrone Douthit Tom Doyle Johnathan Drake

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2000-01 1974-78 1993-95 2001-02 1982-83 2004-08 2012-15 1995 1979-82 2013-14 2010 1998-01 2010-11 2012-13 2013-15 1977-78 1972-74 2011-12 2010

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Sonja Jackson Donitta Jenkins Hannah Jobes Tal Johnson

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Nathan Kaminski Stacey Keeton Bill Kendall Bill Kehrwald Natalie Kimbell Randy Kimmel Sam Knott Cindy Kummer

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2002-05 1983 1988-92 1994-98 2003-05 2015 1998-01 2001 1983-87 2010-13 1979 1976 1985 2008 2008-10 1991 1987-92 2014 1984-87 2014-15 1991-93 1971-74 1997-99 2007-10 1982-83 2012-13 1974-77

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Brennen Lawrence 1988, 1990-92 Jake Likens 1995-96 Frank Lillartd 2001 Pat Lilly 1981 Mark Linder 1983-87 Kelly Lingo 1994 Robin Lyons 1976-77 Tim Lyons 1994-96

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Robyn Mabie 1993 Danielle Marsh 2006-08 Lorinda Matson 1984-85 Drake McCarthy 1973-76 Brian McCreary 2005-06 Artie McGuffin 1975-78 Hugh McReynolds 1980-84 Regan Menard 2009 Amanda Migliaccio 2004-08 Stacie Milam 1993 Beth Miller 1995-97 Grant Miller 2013-15 Desireah Mills 2013 Keith Mills 1999-02 Anessa Moberly 1990-91 Jason Moffitt 2002-03 Pam Moody (Herriford) 1973-75 Amber Moorman 2015 Chris Mudd 1997-01 Jason Musgrave 1991-94

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Frank Neville 1985-89 Heather Northrop 1994

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Eric Oliver Allan Overby

1988-92 1984-88

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Steve Parker 1993-95 Lindsay Parson 2002-03 Teresa Peck 1977-78 Read Pennington 1975-79 Amanda Jo Peterson 2006-08 Brian Peyton 2006 David Phillips 1985-86, 1988 Kenny Pickett 1978-82 Derek Poor 1996 Nelson Pruett 1971-73 Larry Pruitt 1970

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Mike Quinn

1987-91

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David Ralston Sarah Ramsey Michael Raper Shannon Reed Emily Reeves Nick Repka Perry Revlett Gregg Rich Simon Riggs Jim Robinson Laura Rohleder Rick Rolfsen Jeff Rose

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Kate Samples George Sanders Terry Schaffer Kris Schreiber Kelly Schumm Traci Sewell Megan Sexton Josh Sheldon Laura Sheriden Loren Shipley DeWayne Short Aryn Sieb Larry Starnes Devin Stewart Zack Stroble Gabby Stubblefield Justin Swails Mike Swift

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Brody Thomas Eddie Tichenor Jim Tinius Kristen Todd

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Jennifer Wade Marla Waggoner Sonya Webb Kristin Weddle Leigh Wehrle Mike Weissmann Stephanie Welsh Eric West Tracy Wharry Kory White Erica Wilder Ryan Williams Venita Wright Lindsay Wuchterl

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Ashlee York Jeff Young

1980-83 1996-97 1997 1994-96 2007-11 1985-89 1979-81 1997 2014-15 1972-75 1982 1986-89 1993 2010-13 1982 1973 1980-81 1997 1985-89 2003-05 2012 1991 1980-84 1988-92 2015 1977-81 2007-11 1990-93 2011-14 2015 1970-74 2015 1978-81 1978-79 2011-13 1995-99 1984-85 1983 2015 2010 1984-88 1995-99 1984 1982 2002-03 2007-08 2014 2001-02 2003-07 2003-06 1997-99


All-Time Assistant Coaches A

Adams, Steve - Asst. DB, 2004-06 Anderson, Carl "Swede" - 1927-28 Aukerman, Craig - ILB, 2004; OLB, 2003 Azzanni, Zack - OC/WR, 2011

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Baker, Clarence - DL, 1975-83 Barber, Kurt - OLB, 2009 Barclay, Chris - RB, 2016 Bob, Rafferty - WR, 1978-80 Booker, Scott - DB, 2009 Boso, Cap - QB/FB, 1998-99 Bray, Curtis - DE, 1995; DL, 1996 Brohm, Brian - QB, 2016 Brohm, Jeff - OC/QB, 2013 Brumfield, Ricky- ST/ DB, 2013-15 Bugel, Joe - GA, 1964; OL, 1965-68

C

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Hampton, Alonzo - DB, 2011-12 Hansen, Lonnie - OL, 1987-88 Hape, Bill - LB, 1973-82 Harbaugh, Jim - Volunteer, 1993-01 Harris, Bob - DE, 1984-85 Hauser, Craig - Defensive GA, 1997-98 Helton, Tyson - OC/QB - 2014-15 Hendel, Andy - ILB, 1996-2000 Hocker, Deke - WR, 2000-02 Hoffman, Bruce - DB, 1989 Holland, Jim - LB, 1987-88 Holt, Nick - DC/LB, 2013; AHC/DC, 2014-present Holt, Stu - TE, 2011-12; Tackles, 2011; RB, 2005-09 Hornback, Ted - 1940-41 Huxtable, David - OL, 1985-86; DL, 1987-88; LB, 1989

Callaway, Neil - OL, 2013-15 Cassity, Mike - DC, 1983, 1985-86; LB, 1984; DB, 1987-88; Secondary, 2013-present Chism, Mike - TE, 2007-09; OLB, 2004-06 Clark, Mark - WR, 1981; LB, 1983 Clark, Sam - Backs , 1973; WR, 1983 Cole, Bob - QB, 2009 Crennel, Romeo - DL, 1971-74 Cross, Bryan - OLB,1993- 02; TE, 2003 Crossman, Danny - DB, 1994-95; OLB, 1996 Cullen, Herb - 1947 Culley, David - QB/WR,1984

J

D

M

G

N

Taggart, Willie - QB, 1999-06 Terry, W.L. "Gander"- 1929, 1934-35 Thomas, Lamar - WR, 2013 Thompson, Don - LB, 1985-86 Tinius, Jim - RB, 1985-87 Twombly, Darren - DL, 1993

V

Vandem Bos, Lenny - DB, 1991

W

Walker, Larry - DB, 1978-83 Walsh, Jim - GA, 1988 Watkins, David - DE, 1987-88, 90-91; RB, 1989 Weist, T.J. - WR, 2003-09 Wells, Walt - OL, 2003-, 11-12 Williams, Dale - OL, 2016 Winkenhofer, Arnold - 1939-41 Woodie, Raymond - LB, 2012; DE, 2011 Wright, Kevin - QB, 2007-08

Y

Yarano, Don - RB, 1990-91; LB, 1992-95

Z

Zeleznik, Art - RB, 1968; OL & RB, 1969-72

Nord, Greg - RB, 2014

O

Obee, Terry - RB, 2011

P

Peebles, Terry - QB, 1997 Pimpleton, Donte - WR, 2012 Pope, Jackie - DB, 1968-70 Powers, Don - DC, 1984 Price, Terry - DL, 1994

OPPONENTS

Gehring, Josh - TE, 2004 Gilbert, Butch - OL, 1969-83; RB 1984; 1989-90 Glanville, Jerry - DL, 1967 Green, Anthony - GA, 1996 Griffin, Frank - OL, 1949-64 Guinane, Joe - RB, 2003

Mallory, Doug - LB, 1990-91; DB, 1992-93 Malowski, Karl - ST, 2011-12; LB, 2011 Marquell, Cary - ILB, 2005-08 Martindale, Don - ILB, 2001-03 Mathies, Eric - DE, 2011-12; DL, 2005-09 McLeod, Andy - TE, 1997 Mennenga, Shawn - OLB, 1997 Mills, Ray - 1949 Montgomery, Phillip - RB, 1995-98 Moore, Tim - DL, 1984 Moran, Tom - 1926 Mottola, Bill - OL, 2000 Murray, Lee - WR 1969-71; DB, 1972-77; RB, 1992-94

T

UNIVERSIT Y

Feix, Jimmy - QB, 1957-63; Backs,1964-67 Francis, Bob - 1933 Franklin, Robbie - GA,1967; DL, 1968-72

Levine, Tony - ST/TE, 2016 Lightner, Keven - OL, 2001- 02 Livers, Virgil - WR, 1994 Lyons, Patrick - GA, 1994

Salato, Jimmy - 1942 Scott, L.D. - DE, 2013 Settles, Mike - DL, 1992-93, 95; OLB, 1994 Shankweiler, Steve - OL, 1984; OC, 1985-86 Shephard, Jamarcus - WR, 2014-15 Sheridan, Nick - QB, 2012 Sims, Tom - DL, 1997-99 Smith, Kolby - RB, 2013 Springer, Dennis - DB, 2007 Stansbury, Ed - 1938, 1940-41 Swartz, Pete - DE, 1989; TE, 1990 Symington, Chris - OL, 1996-99

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F

L

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Echols, Roscoe - RB,1999-02 Ellis, Bryan - RB, 2015; WR, 2016 Elrod, Turner - 1949-67 Elson, David - DB, 1996-2002 Fanoga, Mike - DL, 2000-04

Kellar, Scott - DL, 1992 Kreutzer, Jim - GA,1989; DL, 1990-91

Ravellette, Eric - TE, 2005 Reardon, Ron - DL, 1985-86 Rice, Markell - CB, 2003 Richman, Andy - TE, 2006 Riva, Tom - TE, 1991-92 Robinson, Travaris - DB, 2008

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E

K

R

GENERAL

Dawson, Mike - DL, 1989 Delgado, Ken - DE, 2014-15 Denstorff, Rick - OL, 1989-95 Diddle, E.A. - 1930-33 Dietzel, Mike - ST/OLB, 2007-08; DB, 2003-06 Drake, Darryl - WR, 1985-89; DB, 1990; WR/QB, 1991 Dunn, Don - DT, 2013-present

Jamison, Alan - 1990 Jenkins, Brain - 1995 Johnson, Reggie - DE, 2016

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2002 National Champions Frazier scored on a 55-yard run on the second play of the second quarter to double WKU’s advantage. The defense allowed only 19 yards on seven plays after a late first-half turnover, forcing the Cowboys to settle for a field goal as the Toppers led, 17-6, at the break. Quarterback Jason Michael connected with Johnson for 49 yards, and Frazier scored from 14 yards out on the next play to cap WKU’s first drive of the second half. With MSU trailing by 10 points and the third quarter nearing an end, Michael and Frazier hooked up for a screen pass that would go 54 yards, the quarterback would reach the end zone to finish the drive with 13:49 left in the contest. Corey Shaw’s interception set up the final points of the game, a 23-yard Martinez field goal, while Charles Thompson ended McNeese’s final possession with the Toppers’ third interception of the contest. Four conference champions. The top three seeds. Two three-point decisions on the road. All pointed to one result, Western Kentucky’s first-ever NCAA I-AA national championship.

WKU’s 2002 National Championship Season WKU 34, McNeese State 14 WKU defeated McNeese State 34-14 in Chattanooga, Tenn. in the championship game of the I-AA Playoffs to earn the program’s first national title after advancing to the championship game for the first time since the school moved to the I-AA level in 1975. Karl Maslowski intercepted Scott Pendarvis on MSU’s first offensive play of the game, the first of a number of big plays for WKU. Jeremi Johnson bowled over a pair of defenders to score on a 16-yard pass less than five minutes into the game, giving the Hilltoppers the lead for good.

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2015 Conference USA Champions WKU 45, Southern Miss 28

The Hilltoppers delivered in spectacular fashion, producing the second-most dominant campaign by a league champion in C-USA’s 20 year history. WKU won seven of their eight regular season conference games by double digits including six by 20 or more points. Their average margin of victory against C-USA opponents was a staggering 27.1 points.

Southern Miss never led again. WKU went on to score 24 second-half points and held USM scoreless in the fourth to win their first FBS conference championship. Brandon Doughty was named the MVP of the championship game.

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A methodical 19-play drive led to a Doughty touchdown scramble with 2:52 to play, and after forcing USM to punt - a beauty that rolled inside the five-yard line, the Tops found life again and drove 97 yards on seven plays in only a minute to tie the game at the break.

GENERAL

When the Hilltoppers began the 2015 campaign, the target was squarely on their backs. Expectations were high as WKU had been picked to win the league by most major publications, featuring the reigning Conference USA Most Valuable Player in Brandon Doughty.

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WKU rolled into the league championship game, hosted at Houchen Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, and faced off against one of the country’s most improved teams, a 7-1 Southern Miss team that had just won the West Division.

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The visitors started off slow, throwing an interception to safety Branden Leston on their opening drive which WKU answered with a quick score. It seemed business as usual for the East champions.

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Stadium Records HOUCHENS INDUSTRIES-L.T. SMITH STADIUM The 2016 season will be WKU’s 49th in Houchens IndustriesL.T. Smith Stadium and the ninth since the facility underwent a massive renovation. The renovation of Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium began in April 2006 and featured the construction of a new west side of the stadium while also including a significant renovation of the stadium’s existing east side. The stadium’s capacity now stands at 22,113. The first phase of the renovation to Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium involved improving the existing east side structure. Construction began on the West grandstand prior to the start of the 2007 season. The new side of the stadium contains approximately 5,000 seats, including an 832-seat club level, along with new concession stands and restrooms. The building also houses new football offices and a new weight room (10,000 square feet), training room (8,500 square feet), locker room (10,000 square feet) and equipment area. The Hilltoppers have put together a .500 or better record in 32 campaigns since the stadium opened in 1968. Originally L.T. Smith Stadium, the name was changed to Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in July, 2007.

LARGEST CROWDS TO SEE WKU Date

Opponent Att.

Result

9/8/12 at Alabama 101,821 L, 0-35 10/24/15 at LSU 101,561 L, 20-48 9/5/09 at Tennessee 98,761 L, 7-63 11/12/11 at LSU 92,917 L, 9-42 9/2/06 at Georgia 92,746 L, 12-48 9/13/08 at Alabama 92,138 L, 7-41 9/1/07 at Florida 90,086 L, 3-49 9/7/13 at Tennessee 86,786 L, 20-52 9/4/10 at Nebraska 85,555 L, 10-49 9/27/03 at Auburn 85,046 L, 3-48 9/24/05 at Auburn 80,632 L, 14-37 9/29/01 at Wisconsin 75,662 L, 6-24 9/27/08 at Kentucky 70,730 L, 3-41 9/11/10 at Kentucky 66,584 L, 28-63 10/4/08 at Virginia Tech 66,233 L, 13-27 9/15/12 at Kentucky 53,980 W, 32-31(OT) 8/31/13 vs. Kentucky# 47,623 W, 35-26 9/4/04 at Kansas State 46,740 L, 13-27 8/31/02 at Kansas State 45,844 L, 3-48 9/25/10 at South Florida 40,276 L, 12-24 9/18/65 at Akron 40,165 T, 6-6 # - Game held at L.P. Field in Nashville, Tenn.

Home Attendance Records Season Record Att. Avg. 1968 3-1-1 55,119 11,024 1969 3-1-1 52,219 10,444 1970 4-1 64,754 12,951 1971 5-0 85,333 17,067 1972 3-2 73,500 14,700 1973 6-0 91,050 15,175 1974 5-0 78,800 15,760 1975 5-0 74,100 14,820 1976 3-1-1 79,250 15,850 1977 1-3-1 71,950 14,390 1978 3-2 82,900 16,580 1979 2-3 77,100 15,420 1980 5-0 80,800 16,160 1981 2-3 60,000 12,000 1982 3-2 56,500 11,300 1983 2-3 45,900 9,180 1984 1-4 58,500 11,700 1985 3-2 47,600 9,520 1986 3-3 46,300 7,717 1987 4-1 63,250 12,650 1988 5-0 56,400 11,280 1989 4-1 49,900 9,980 1990 1-4 54,700 10,940 1991 3-3 46,802 7,800

Top Crowd (Opponent) 20,428 (Eastern Kentucky) 18,516 (Tennessee Tech) 19,250 (Eastern Michigan) 19,926 (Tennessee Tech) 20,000 (Middle Tennessee) 19,250 (Morehead State) 19,250 (Murray State) 20,000 (Dayton) 20,100 (Morehead State) 20,000 (Middle Tennessee) 19,750 (Morehead State) 19,500 (Middle Tennessee) 19,800 (Morehead State) 20,100 (Middle Tennessee) 17,000 (Morehead State) 18,000 (Eastern Kentucky) 14,500 (Morehead State) 16,500 (Middle Tennessee) 17,600 (Tennessee State) 13,000 (Georgia Southern) 19,250 (Murray State) 18,200 (Chattanooga) 18,000 (Tennessee Tech) 18,000 (Eastern Kentucky) 12,222 (Murray State)

Record in Smith Stadium: 171-84-4 (.668) Total Attendance: 3,144,189 Record Attendance: 23,252 (Southern Miss / W, 41-17)

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Season Record Att. Avg. Top Crowd (Opponent) 1992 3-1 39,884 9,971 14,101 (Eastern Kentucky) 1993 5-0 28,390 5,678 8,800 (Jacksonville State) 1994 2-4 55,500 9,250 12,300 (Eastern Kentucky) 1995 2-2 38,700 9,675 13,200 (Murray State) 1996 4-1 48,300 9,660 17,600 (Eastern Kentucky) 1997 6-0 61,600 10,266 15,400 (Murray State) 1998 6-1 52,900 7,557 14,200 (Eastern Kentucky) 1999 3-2 45,050 9,010 13,100 (Tennessee State) 2000 7-1 61,100 7,638 12,200 (Tennessee Tech) 2001 5-1 58,300 9,717 14,000 (McNeese State) 2002 6-1 51,700 7,386 11,200 (Indiana State) 2003 6-1 70,871 10,124 18,317 (Eastern Kentucky) 2004 5-0 43,843 8,769 11,619 (Youngstown State) 2005 3-2 63,992 12,798 18,944 (Eastern Kentucky) 2006 4-2 54,306 9,051 12,424 (Indiana State ) 2007 4-1 82,429 16,486 18,898 (Eastern Kentucky) 2008 1-4 83,483 16,697 22,297 (Murray State) 2009 0-6 84,616 14,103 20,568 (South Florida) 2010 0-5 72,884 14,577 20,772 (Indiana) 2011 3-3 91,862 15,310 19,409 (Navy) 2012 3-3 104,488 17,415 23,252 (Southern Miss) 2013 3-2 91,672 18,334 20,973 (Morgan State) 2014 5-1 97,833 16,306 18,472 (UTEP) 2015 6-0 107,759 17,960 20,320 (Miami (Ohio)


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Coaching Records By Season

By Wins

Coach Years W L T Pct. Jeff Brohm (2014-15) 2 20 7 0 .740 Bobby Petrino (2013) 1 8 4 0 .667 Lance Guidry* (2012) 1 0 1 0 .000 Willie Taggart (2010-12) 3 16 20 0 .444 David Elson (2003-09) 7 39 44 0 .470 Jack Harbaugh (1989-2002) 14 91 68 0 .572 Dave Roberts (1984-88) 5 26 30 1 .465 Jimmy Feix (1968-83) 16 106 56 6 .649 Nick Denes (1957-67) 11 57 39 7 .587 Jack Clayton (1948-56) 9 50 33 2 .602 Jesse Thomas (1933/46-47) 3 11 12 2 .480 Arnold Winkenhofer (1942) 1 3 4 1 .429 W.L. Terry (1938-41) 4 25 9 3 .735 Carl Anderson (1929/34-37) 5 31 12 3 .707 Ernie Miller (1932) 1 8 1 0 .889 James Elam (1930-31) 2 16 5 1 .762 E.A. Diddle (1922-28) 7 38 24 2 .613 L.T. Smith (1920-21) 2 2 5 1 .313 J.L. Arthur (1914-16) 3 6 7 2 .462 M.A. Leiper/ 1 1 0 0 1.000 Roy Manchester (1913)

Coach Years W L T Pct. Jimmy Feix (1968-83) 16 106 56 6 .649 Jack Harbaugh (1989-2002) 14 91 68 0 .572 Nick Denes (1957-67) 11 57 39 7 .587 Jack Clayton (1948-56) 9 50 33 2 .602 David Elson (2003-09) 7 39 44 0 .470 E.A. Diddle (1922-28) 7 38 24 2 .613 Carl Anderson (1929/34-37) 5 31 12 3 .707 Dave Roberts (1984-88) 5 26 30 1 .465 W.L. Terry (1938-41) 4 25 9 3 .735 Jeff Brohm (2014-15) 2 20 7 0 .740 James Elam (1930-31) 2 16 5 1 .762 Willie Taggart (2010-12) 3 16 20 0 .444 Jesse Thomas (1933/46-47) 3 11 12 2 .480 Ernie Miller (1932) 1 8 1 0 .889 Bobby Petrino (2013) 1 8 4 0 .667 J.L. Arthur (1914-16) 3 6 7 2 .462 Arnold Winkenhofer (1942) 1 3 4 1 .429 L.T. Smith (1920-21) 2 2 5 1 .313 M.A. Leiper/ 1 1 0 0 1.000 Roy Manchester (1913)

* Guidry served as interim head coach for 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Victories (554)

No. 1 50 100 150 200 250 300 350

Date Oct. 10, 1914 Oct. 5, 1935 Nov. 6, 1954 Nov. 5, 1966 Sept. 10, 1983 Nov. 17, 1990 Nov. 10, 2001 Sept. 11, 2010

Place Murfreesboro, Tenn. Kalamazoo, Mich. Bowling Green, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Louisville, Ky. Bowling Green, Ky. Bowling Green, Ky. Lexington, Ky.

OPPONENTS

First FBS win: Oct. 23, 2010 at Louisiana-Lafayette (54-21) First win in Houchens-Smith Stadium: Sept. 21, 1968 vs. Butler (35-0) | Opening day of the stadium First win over ‘Power 5’ opponent: Sept. 15, 2012 at Kentucky (32-31 OT) First win over a ranked FBS opponent: Nov. 28, 2014 at No. 19 Marshall (67-66 OT) First FBS bowl win: Dec. 24, 2014 vs. Central Michigan (49-48) | Popeyes Bahamas Bowl First win as a ranked FBS team: (25) Dec. 21, 2015 vs. South Florida (45-35) | Miami Beach Bowl

UNIVERSIT Y

Score Opponent 0-47 Middle Tennessee 0-6 Western Michigan 0-21 Eastern Kentucky 7-12 Morehead State 22-41 Louisville 21-22 Chattanooga 23-24 Northern Iowa 28-63 Kentucky

Losses (382)

HISTORY

Place Unknown Louisville, Ky. Murray, Ky. Georgetown, Ky. Bowling Green, Ky. Bowling Green, Ky. Clarksville, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Carbondale, Ill. Bowling Green, Ky. Bowling Green, Ky. Bowling Green, Ky.

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Score Opponent 20-0 Elizabethtown HS 13-0 Louisville 14-0 Murray State 13-7 Georgetown (Ky.) 34-16 Austin Peay 42-0 Austin Peay 32-15 Dayton 28-14 Youngstown State 51-24 Southern Illinois 22-0 Southern Illinois 41-3 Indiana State 35-19 Florida Atlantic

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Date 1913 Oct. 19, 1929 Oct. 15, 1936 Oct. 29, 1949 Oct. 8, 1958 Sept. 28, 1968 Oct. 12, 1974 Oct. 9, 1982 Oct. 16, 1993 Nov. 18, 2000 Oct. 28, 2006 Nov. 11, 2015

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No. 1 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 550

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Postseason Games Year Game

Location

Opponent

W/L Score

1952 Refrigerator Bowl

Evansville, Ind.

Arkansas State

W

34-19

1963 Tangerine Bowl

Orlando, Fla.

Coast Guard Academy W

27-0

1973 Division II Playoffs 1st Round Grantland Rice Bowl Camellia Bowl

Bowling Green, Ky. Baton Rouge, La. Sacramento, Calif.

Lehigh Grambling Louisiana Tech

W W L

25-16 28-20 0-34

1975 Division II Playoffs 1st Round Grantland Rice Bowl Camellia Bowl

Cedar Falls, Iowa Baton Rouge, La. Sacramento, Calif.

Northern Iowa New Hampshire Northern Michigan

W W L

14-12 14-3 14-16

1987 Division I-AA Playoffs 1st Round

Richmond, Ky.

Eastern Kentucky

L

17-40

1988 Division I-AA Playoffs 1st Round Division I-AA Playoffs 2nd Round

Macomb, Ill. Richmond, Ky.

Western Illinois Eastern Kentucky

W L

35-32 24-41

1997 Division I-AA Playoffs 1st Round Division I-AA Playoffs 2nd Round

Bowling Green, Ky. Chaney, Wash.

Eastern Kentucky Eastern Washington

W L

42-14 21-38

2000 Division I-AA Playoffs 1st Round Division I-AA Playoffs 2nd Round

Bowling Green, Ky. Bowling Green, Ky.

Florida A&M Appalachian State

W L

27-0 14-17

2001 Division I-AA Playoffs 1st Round

Greenville, S.C.

Furman

L

20-24

Murray State Western Illinois Georgia Southern McNeese State

W W W W

59-20 31-28 31-28 34-14

2002

Division I-AA Playoffs 1st Round Bowling Green, Ky. Division I-AA Playoffs 2nd Round Macomb, Ill. Division I-AA Playoff SemiďŹ nals Statesboro, Ga. I-AA National Championship Game Chattanooga, Tenn.

2003 Division I-AA Playoffs 1st Round Division I-AA Playoffs 2nd Round

Bowling Green, Ky. Spartanburg, S.C.

Jacksonville State Wofford

W L

45-7 17-34

2004 Division I-AA Playoffs 1st Round

Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State

L

24-54

2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Detroit, Mich. (Ford Field) Central Michigan

L

21-24

2014 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Nassau, Bahamas

Central Michigan

W

49-48

2015 Miami Beach Bowl

Miami, Fla.

South Florida

W

45-35

All-Time Postseason Record: 16-10 (26 games)

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First Last Opponent Meeting Meeting W L T Miami (Fla.) 1930 1931 2 0 0 Miami (Ohio) 2015 2015 1 0 0 Louisville 1922 1998 12 19 0 Marshall 1941 2015 3 4 0 Middle Tennessee 1914 2015 30 34 1 Mississippi 1931 1942 0 2 0 Mississippi College 1956 1956 1 0 0 Missouri State 1984 2006 8 2 0 Morehead State 1939 2007 41 7 2 Morgan State 2013 2013 1 0 0 Morton Elliott 1920 1922 1 1 0 Murray State 1931 2008 36 24 7 Navy 2009 2014 2 2 0 Nebraska 2010 2010 0 1 0 New Hampshire 1975 1975 1 0 0 New Haven 1997 1998 2 0 0 North Carolina A&T 1987 1988 2 0 0 NC Central 2007 2007 1 0 0 North Texas 2007 2015 3 4 0 Northern Illinois 1969 1969 1 0 0 Northern Iowa 1975 2006 5 5 0 Northern Michigan 1975 1979 1 2 0 Oglethorpe (Ga.) 1936 1936 1 0 0 Ohio 1939 1941 1 1 0 Old Dominion 2014 2015 2 0 0 Olivet (Mich.) 1964 1964 1 0 0 Owensboro HS 1915 1916 1 1 0 Ozarks (Ark.) 1925 1926 0 2 0 Portland (Tenn.) HS 1916 1916 1 0 0 Portland State 1994 1994 0 1 0 Presbyterian (S.C.) 1940 1940 1 0 0 Rhodes College 1928 1929 1 1 0 Rice 2015 2015 1 0 0 St. Joseph’s (Ind.) 1966 1967 2 0 0 Sam Houston State 2004 2004 0 1 0 Samford 1934 1950 3 3 1 South Alabama 2013 2013 0 1 0 South Florida 1997 2015 3 4 0 Southeastern La. 1983 1984 0 2 0 Southeast Missouri 1952 2000 10 1 0 Southern Illinois 1992 2006 9 6 0 Southern Miss 2012 2015 2 0 0 Southern Presbyterian 1921 1922 2 0 0 Stetson 1950 1953 0 2 0 Tampa 1935 1963 4 0 1 Tennessee 2009 2013 0 2 0 Tennessee-Martin 1997 2000 4 0 0 Tennessee State 1985 2000 2 2 0 Tennessee Tech 1922 2000 28 23 1 Texas State 2013 2013 1 0 0 Transylvania 1923 1935 8 2 0 Troy 1976 2013 2 9 1 UAB 1993 2014 3 3 0 Union (Ky.) 1921 2003 3 1 0 Union (Tenn.) 1927 1949 3 3 0 U.S. Coast Guard 1963 1963 1 0 0 UTEP 2014 2014 1 0 0 UTSA 2014 2014 1 0 0 Vanderbilt 1931 2015 1 3 0 Vanderbilt “B” 1921 1932 0 4 0 Virginia Tech 2008 2008 0 1 0 West Alabama 1986 1987 1 1 0 West Liberty (W.Va.) 1936 1936 1 0 0 West Virginia Tech 2003 2007 3 0 0 Western Carolina 1938 1974 2 1 0 Western Illinois 1937 2006 8 4 0 Western Michigan 1923 1947 3 11 1 Wisconsin 2001 2001 0 1 0 Wittenberg 1954 1972 4 0 0 Wofford 2003 2003 0 1 0 Xavier (Ohio) 1923 1936 0 3 0 Youngstown State 1942 2006 10 6 0

GENERAL

First Last Opponent Meeting Meeting W L T Akron 1965 1985 3 7 2 Alabama 2008 2012 0 2 0 Appalachian State 1972 2000 1 4 0 Arkansas State 1947 2013 4 3 1 Army 2013 2014 2 0 0 Auburn 2003 2005 0 2 0 Austin Peay 1940 2012 35 6 1 Ball State 1929 2008 1 2 0 Bethel (Ky.) 1915 1930 3 2 2 Bethel (Tenn.) 1922 1951 8 0 0 Boston University 1985 1985 1 0 0 Bowling Green 2007 2014 1 1 0 Bradley 1937 1947 3 1 0 Bryson 1922 1923 2 0 0 Butler 1965 1973 7 1 0 Campbellsville 1924 1924 1 0 0 Catawba (N.C.) 1931 1931 1 0 0 Centenary (La.) 1923 1923 0 1 0 Central Arkansas 2009 2009 0 1 0 Central Florida 1984 1994 2 2 0 Central Michigan 2012 2014 1 1 0 Centre 1925 1935 2 4 1 Chattanooga 1927 2007 5 8 0 Clarksville HS 1916 1916 1 0 0 Concord (W.Va.) 2004 2004 1 0 0 Cumberland (Ky.) 1922 1928 2 1 0 Cumberland (Tenn.) 1999 1999 1 0 0 C.W. Post (N.Y.) 1974 1974 1 0 0 Dayton 1974 1975 2 0 0 Delaware 1981 1982 0 2 0 Delta State 1949 1953 4 1 0 Drake 1965 1966 1 1 0 East Tennessee 1953 1978 18 6 2 Eastern Illinois 1983 2000 5 10 0 Eastern Kentucky 1914 2008 48 34 3 Eastern Michigan 1970 1971 1 1 0 Eastern Washington 1997 1997 0 1 0 Elizabethtown HS 1913 1913 1 0 0 Elon 1998 2001 3 0 0 Emporia State 1937 1938 2 0 0 Evansville 1924 1981 14 3 2 FIU 2002 2015 5 4 0 Florida 2007 2007 0 1 0 Florida A&M 2000 2000 1 0 0 Florida Atlantic 2008 2015 2 5 0 Furman 2001 2001 0 1 0 Gardner-Webb 1986 1987 1 1 0 Georgetown (Ky.) 1927 1950 9 1 0 Georgia 2006 2006 0 1 0 Georgia Southern 1986 2002 1 2 0 Georgia State 2013 2013 1 0 0 Grambling State 1973 1973 1 0 0 Hopkinsville HS 1914 1914 1 0 0 Illinois 2014 2014 0 1 0 Illinois State 1975 2006 10 3 0 Illinois Wesleyan 1933 1933 0 1 0 Indiana 2008 2015 0 3 0 Indiana State 1969 2011 14 6 1 Jacksonville State 1993 2003 4 1 0 John Carroll (Ohio) 1924 1924 0 1 0 Kansas State 1993 2004 0 3 0 Kentucky 2008 2013 2 3 0 Kentucky State 1980 2002 4 0 0 Kentucky Wesleyan 1923 1996 5 3 0 Lamar 1979 1979 0 1 0 Lambuth (Tenn.) 1926 1926 1 0 0 Lehigh 1973 1973 1 0 0 Liberty 1995 1996 0 2 0 Louisiana College 1948 1948 1 0 0 Louisiana-Lafayette 1992 2013 2 5 0 Louisiana-Monroe 1952 2013 5 4 0 LSU 2011 2015 0 2 0 LA Tech 1939 2015 2 3 0 McNeese State 2001 2002 2 1 0 Memphis 1933 1956 2 2 1

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1913 1-0-0 - - M.A. Leiper, Roy Manchester 1914 1-2-0 - - J.L. Arthur 1915 2-3-2 - - J.L. Arthur 1916 3-2-0 - - J.L. Arthur 1918 No Team — World War I 1919 No Team — World War I 1920 No Team — World War I 1920 0-1-0 - - L.T. Smith 1921 2-4-1 - - L.T. Smith 1922 9-1-0 - - E.A. Diddle 1923 5-4-0 - - E.A. Diddle 1924 4-5-0 - - E.A. Diddle 1925 3-5-1 - - E.A. Diddle 1926 4-4-1 - - E.A. Diddle 1927 5-4-0 - - E.A. Diddle 1928 8-1-0 - - E.A. Diddle 1929 7-3-0 - - Carl “Swede” Anderson 1930 8-1-1 - - James Elam 1931 8-4-0 - - James Elam 1932 8-1-0 - - Ernie Miller 1933 6-2-0 - - Jesse Thomas 1934 4-2-2 - - Carl “Swede” Anderson 1935 7-3-0 - - Carl “Swede” Anderson 1936 6-3-0 - - Carl “Swede” Anderson 1937 7-1-1 - - Carl “Swede” Anderson 1938 7-2-0 - - W.L. “Gander” Terry 1939 7-1-1 - - W.L. “Gander” Terry 1940 7-1-1 - - W.L. “Gander” Terry 1941 4-5-1 - - W.L. “Gander” Terry 1942 3-4-1 - - Arnold Winkenhofer 1943 No Team — World War II 1944 No Team — World War II 1944 No Team — World War II 1946 2-6-0 - - Jesse Thomas 1947 3-4-2 - - Jesse Thomas

Ohio Valley Conference (1948-1981)

1948 5-4-0 2-3 5th Jack Clayton 1949 5-4-0 2-3 6th Jack Clayton 1950 6-2-2 3-1-2 2nd Jack Clayton 1951 4-5-0 2-4 6th Jack Clayton 1952 9-1-0 4-1 T-1st Jack Clayton 1953 6-4-0 2-3 4th Jack Clayton 1954 7-3-0 3-2 T-2nd Jack Clayton 1955 3-6-0 1-4 5th Jack Clayton 1956 5-4-0 2-3 3rd Jack Clayton 1957 5-3-1 1-3-1 T-4th Nick Denes 1958 4-5-0 2-4 5th Nick Denes 1959 5-4-0 3-3 4th Nick Denes 1960 2-6-1 1-4-1 6th Nick Denes 1961 6-3-0 4-2 3rd Nick Denes 1962 5-3-0 3-3 5th Nick Denes 1963 10-0-1 7-0 1st Nick Denes 1964 6-3-1 3-3-1 T-3rd Nick Denes 1965 2-6-2 1-5-1 7th Nick Denes 1966 5-5-0 3-4 6th Nick Denes 1967 7-1-1 5-1-1 2nd Nick Denes 1968 7-2-1 5-2 2nd Jimmy Feix 1969 6-3-1 5-2 2nd Jimmy Feix 1970 8-1-1 5-1-1 1st Jimmy Feix 1971 8-2-0 6-1 1st Jimmy Feix 1972 7-3-0 5-2 2nd Jimmy Feix 1973 12-1-0 7-0 1st Jimmy Feix 1974 7-3-0 5-2 T-2nd Jimmy Feix

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First Season in Ohio Valley Conference

OVC Co-Champion, Refrigerator Bowl Champions

OVC Champions, Tangerine Bowl Champions

OVC Champions OVC Champions OVC Champions, Grantland Rice Bowl Champions Division II National Runner-Up


Year-by-Year Records

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Notes

1975 11-2-0 6-1 T-1st Jimmy Feix 1976 4-5-1 3-4 T-4th Jimmy Feix 1977 1-8-1 1-5-1 8th Jimmy Feix 1978 8-2-0 6-0 1st Jimmy Feix 1979 5-5-0 3-3 4th Jimmy Feix 1980 9-1-0 6-1 1st Jimmy Feix 1981 6-5-0 4-4 4th Jimmy Feix

OVC Co-Champions, Grantland Rice Bowl Champions Division II National Runner-Up OVC Champions OVC Champions

Division I-AA Independent (1982-1998)

1982 5-5-0 - - Jimmy Feix 1983 2-8-1 - - Jimmy Feix 1984 2-9-0 - - Dave Roberts 1985 4-7-0 - - Dave Roberts 1986 4-6-1 - - Dave Roberts 1987 7-4-0 - - Dave Roberts 1988 9-4-0 - - Dave Roberts 1989 6-5-0 - - Jack Harbaugh 1990 2-8-0 - - Jack Harbaugh 1991 3-8-0 - - Jack Harbaugh 1992 4-6-0 - - Jack Harbaugh 1993 8-3-0 - - Jack Harbaugh 1994 5-6-0 - - Jack Harbaugh 1995 2-8-0 - - Jack Harbaugh 1996 7-4 - - Jack Harbaugh 1997 10-2 - - Jack Harbaugh 1998 7-4 - - Jack Harbaugh

First Season as I-AA Independent

Division I-AA Playoffs Division I-AA Playoffs

Division I-AA Playoffs

Ohio Valley Conference (1999-2000)

1999 2000

6-5 11-2

4-3 7-0

T-3rd 1st

Jack Harbaugh Jack Harbaugh

OVC Champions / Division I-AA Playoffs

Gateway Football Conference (2001-2006)

Division I-AA Playoffs GFC Co-Champions Division I-AA National Champions Division I-AA Playoffs Division I-AA Playoffs

2007 7-5 - - David Elson 2008 2-10 - - David Elson

Sun Belt Conference (2009-2013)

Conference USA (2014-2015)

David Elson Willie Taggart Willie Taggart Willie Taggart Lance Guidry Bobby Petrino

Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl Guidry served as interim HC for WKU’s first bowl game

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Champions Final AP Ranking: 24; Conference USA Champions C-USA East Division Champions, Miami Beach Bowl Champions

Bold indicates conference championship

UNIVERSIT Y

2014 8-5 4-4 T-3rd Jeff Brohm 2015 12-2 8-0 1st Jeff Brohm

First Season as Bowl-Eligible FBS Member

HISTORY

0-12 0-8 9th 2-10 2-6 9th 7-5 7-1 2nd 7-5 4-4 5th 0-1 8-4 4-3 3rd

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First Transition Year to FBS

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Football Bowl Subdivision Transitional Years (2007-2008)

GENERAL

2001 8-4 5-2 T-2nd Jack Harbaugh 2002 12-3 6-1 T-1st Jack Harbaugh 2003 9-4 5-2 T-3rd David Elson 2004 9-3 6-1 T-2nd David Elson 2005 6-5 4-3 T-4th David Elson 2006 6-5 4-3 T-4th David Elson

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E.A. Diddle

1913 (One Season) 1-0 (1.000) 1913 (1-0) — Elizabethtown HS

1922-28 (Seven Seasons) 38-24-2 (.613) W, 20-0

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L, 0-47 L, 6-36 W, 18-0

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L.T. Smith 1920-21 (Two Seasons) 2-5-1 (.313) 1920 (0-1) N 4 Morton Elliott

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1921 (2-4-1) O 1 Union (Ky.) O 8 Bethel (Ky.) O 22 Vanderbilt B N 5 Eastern Kentucky N 11 Middle Tennessee N 18 Bethel (Ky.) N 24 So. Presbyterian

L, 0-30 L, 0-26 L, 0-12 W, 21-0 L, 7-13 T, 7-7 W, 12-0

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1922 (9-1) S 30 at Louisville O 6 Middle Tennessee O 13 Cumberland (Ky.) O 21 Tennessee Tech O 27 Morton Elliott N 4 Bethel (Tenn.) N 10 Eastern Kentucky N 18 Vanderbilt B N 24 Bryson N 30 So. Presbyterian

W, 6-0 W, 31-6 W, 13-7 W, 19-0 W, 63-0 W, 19-0 W, 47-6 L, 6-13 W, 23-12 W, 21-0

1923 (5-4) Captain: Edward R. Ward S 29 Louisville (H) W, 19-7 O 6 Xavier L, 14-21 O 20 Cumberland (Ky.) L, 6-13 O 27 Western Michigan L, 0-24 N 3 Centenary L, 6-75 N 10 Transylvania W, 13-6 N 16 Kentucky Wesleyan W, 24-6 N 17 Bryson W, 25-13 N 24 Bethel (Ky.) W, 19-0 1924 (4-5) C: Wilson “Babe” Hunt S 27 Campbellsville W, 65-0 O 4 John Carroll L, 0-51 O 11 at Louisville L, 7-12 O 18 Middle Tennessee W, 44-0 O 25 Western Michigan L, 0-14 N 8 Transylvania L, 0-13 N 15 Xavier L, 0-29 N 22 Evansville W, 35-0 N 27 Bethel (Ky.) W, 73-0 1925 (3-5-1) C: Harry “Pap” Glenn S 26 Western Michigan L, 0-20 O 3 Bethel (Tenn.) W, 24-6 O 10 Louisville L, 0-6 O 17 Middle Tennessee T, 7-7 O 24 Centre L, 0-13 N 14 Transylvania W, 7-0 N 21 Evansville W, 14-6 N 25 College of Ozarks L, 0-20 N 30 Kentucky Wesleyan L, 0-13

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T, 0-0 W, 21-6 L, 2-3 W, 29-13 W, 22-0 L, 10-26 L, 3-7 W, 61-0 L, 3-14

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W, 12-0 W, 18-0 W, 39-0 W, 19-0 W, 19-0 W, 20-0 W, 13-0 L, 6-7 W, 25-0

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1930-31 (Two Seasons) 16-5-1 (.762) 1930 (8-1-1) C: Paul “Burrhead” Vaughn S 27 at Centre O 4 at Transylvania O 11 Bethel (Ky.) O 18 Middle Tennessee O 25 Louisville (HC) N 1 Kentucky Wesleyan N 15 Georgetown (Ky.) N 22 at Eastern Kentucky N 27 Western Michigan D 6 at Miami (Fla.)

L, 0-31 W, 19-0 W, 31-0 W, 13-7 W, 7-6 W, 25-14 W, 20-0 W, 50-0 T, 0-0 W, 19-0

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1931 (8-4) C: Dillard Martin S 19 at Mississippi S 28 at Vanderbilt O 3 at Centre O 10 Catawba O 17 Middle Tennessee O 24 Murray State O 29 at Union (Ky.) O 31 Louisville N 7 Miami (Fla.) (HC) N 14 at Western Michigan N 21 Eastern Kentucky N 28 Georgetown (Ky.)

L, 6-13 L, 6-52 L, 7-28 W, 14-7 W, 12-0 W, 7-0 W, 12-0 W, 20-6 W, 20-0 L, 0-13 W, 42-7 W, 25-0

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Ernie Miller

Two Stints See Second Entry

1932 (One Season) 8-1 (.800)

W, 38-0 W, 27-7 L, 0-26 W, 21-7 W, 6-0 W, 24-0 W, 46-0 W, 1-0 W, 58-0

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W, 19-0 W, 13-0 L, 6-12 W, 13-0 W, 40-6 L, 6-7 L, 2-7 W, 6-0 W, 44-0 W, 36-0

1932 (8-1) C: Fletcher Holeman S 24 Evansville O 1 Transylvania O 8 at Vanderbilt O 15 at Middle Tennessee O 22 at Murray State N 5 Georgetown (Ky.) (HC) N 12 Union (Tenn.) N 19 Eastern Kentucky (F) N 19 Louisville

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1929 (7-3) C: Alton Wicker, Ed Stansbury (Alt.) S 28 Middle Tennessee O 5 Ball State O 12 at Rhodes College O 19 at Louisville O 26 Bethel (Tenn.) N 2 Centre (HC) N 9 at Kentucky Wesleyan N 16 Georgetown (Ky.) N 23 Evansville N 28 Eastern Kentucky

James Elam

GENERAL

1926 (4-4-1) C: Ual Killebrew S 25 Centre O 2 Bethel (Tenn.) O 16 Western Michigan O 23 Lambuth O 30 Kentucky Wesleyan N 6 at Louisville N 13 Transylvania N 20 Evansville N 27 College of Ozarks 1927 (5-4) C: August Throgmorton S 30 at Chattanooga O 8 at Bethel (Tenn.) O 15 Transylvania O 22 at Georgetown (Ky.) O 29 at Kentucky Wesleyan N 5 Louisville (HC) N 11 Union (Tenn.) N 19 at Evansville N 24 Eastern Kentucky 1928 (8-1) S 29 at Centre O 6 Rhodes College O 13 Bethel (Tenn.) O 20 at Middle Tennessee O 27 Georgetown (Ky.) (HC) N 3 Louisville N 10 Kentucky Wesleyan N 16 at Union (Tenn.) N 24 Cumberland (Ky.)

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Jesse Thomas Two Stints See Second Entry 1933 (6-2) C: Ewell Waddell S 30 Middle Tennessee O 7 at Tennessee Tech O 14 Murray State (HC) O 21 at Louisville O 28 at Memphis N 11 at Georgetown (Ky.) N 18 Illinois Wesleyan N 30 Transylvania

W, 32-0 W, 7-6 L, 6-20 W, 45-0 W, 19-0 W, 24-0 L, 0-7 W, 48-6

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1937 (7-1-1) C: Clarence Caple, Joe Cook (Alt) S 24 Emporia State O 1 at Bradley O 8 Tampa (HC) O 15 at Tennessee Tech O 22 Union (Ky.) O 30 at Western Michigan N 6 Eastern Kentucky N 13 Western Illinois N 20 Murray State

W, 7-0 W, 21-0 W, 13-0 W, 20-0 W, 21-0 L, 7-13 W, 23-0 W, 28-0 T, 7-7

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W.L. “Gander” Terry 1938-41 (Four Seasons) 25-9-3 (.735) 1938 (7-2) C: Tom Triplett, Joe Gili (Alt) S 24 Emporia State O 1 at Vanderbilt O 8 Samford O 15 Tennessee Tech O 29 Western Michigan (HC) N 5 at Eastern Kentucky N 12 Western Carolina N 19 at Murray State D 3 at Tampa

W, 34-0 L, 0-12 W, 6-0 L, 6-7 W, 13-6 W, 32-7 W, 55-0 W, 21-7 W, 50-7

1939 (7-1-1) C: Sam Panepinto, Waddell Murphy (Alt) S 23 at Ohio W, 14-7 S 30 Morehead State W, 2-0 O 7 Louisiana Tech (HC) W, 20-7 O 13 at Tennessee Tech L, 0-10 O 21 at Memphis W, 12-0 O 28 Middle Tennessee W, 26-2 N 4 at Western Michigan W, 20-14 N 11 Eastern Kentucky W, 26-0 N 25 Murray State T, 12-12 1940 (7-1-1) S 28 at Bradley W, 13-0 O 5 Presbyterian W, 26-7 O 11 at Louisiana Tech L, 6-7 O 19 Tennessee Tech W, 6-0 O 26 Middle Tennessee W, 13-0 N 2 Western Michigan (HC) W, 25-6 N 9 at Morehead State T, 0-0 N 16 Austin Peay W, 20-0 N 23 Murray State W, 6-0 1941 (4-5-1) S 19 at Austin Peay W, 38-0 S 27 at Morehead State W, 14-0 O 3 at Middle Tennessee W, 15-7 O 11 at Ohio L, 7-20

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at Marshall Eastern Kentucky (HC) at Western Michigan at Tennessee Tech Samford Murray State

L, 7-34 W, 27-20 L, 7-21 L, 6-27 L, 7-20 T, 0-0

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L, 6-39 W, 19-13 L, 6-40 W, 9-0 L, 0-38 L, 0-18 T, 6-6 W, 24-13

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W, 56-0 W, 41-7 L, 21-35 W, 20-7 L, 7-14 L, 0-38 W, 46-6 L, 7-31 L, 6-23

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1951 (4-5, 2-4 OVC - Sixth) C: Lawrence “Butch” Gilbert S 22 Bethel (Tenn.) S 29 Evansville* O 6 at Marshall* O 13 Morehead State* O 20 Tennessee Tech* (HC) O 27 at Memphis N 3 Delta State N 10 at Eastern Kentucky* N 17 at Murray State* * OVC games

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1948 (5-4, 2-3 OVC - Fifth) S 25 at Evansville* L, 6-12 O 2 at Arkansas State L, 12-13 O 9 at Morehead State* W, 19-14 O 16 Union (Tenn.) W, 20-7 O 23 at Louisville* L, 6-20 O 30 Georgetown (Ky.) W, 33-0 N 6 Louisiana College W, 35-18 N 13 Eastern Kentucky* (HC) W, 14-13 N 25 Murray State* L, 7-34 * OVC games 1949 (5-4, 2-3 OVC - Sixth) S 24 Louisville* L, 7-47 O 1 Evansville* L, 0-20 O 8 Morehead State* W, 19-0 O 15 at Union (Tenn.) W, 20-7 O 22 Samford W, 20-0 O 29 at Georgetown (Ky.) W, 13-7 N 5 Delta State (HC) L, 7-13 N 12 at Eastern Kentucky* L, 7-20 N 19 at Murray State* W, 10-7 * OVC games 1950 (6-2-2, 3-1-2 OVC - Second) C: Roy Hina, Joe Talley S 23 Samford W, 13-0 S 30 at Evansville* T, 7-7 O 7 Marshall* L, 13-47 O 14 at Morehead State* W, 23-21 O 21 Georgetown (Ky.) W, 41-13 O 28 at Tennessee Tech* W, 21-0 N 4 at Delta State W, 26-7 N 11 Eastern Kentucky* (HC) W, 14-13 N 18 Murray State* T, 27-27 N 25 at Stetson L, 14-41 * OVC games

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1948-56 (Nine Seasons) 50-33-2 (.602)

GENERAL

1946 (2-6) C: Dallas Arnold, Rapheal “Boots” Able O4 at Austin Peay W, 25-6 O 12 at Bradley L, 0-27 O 18 Louisville W, 20-19 O 25 Western Michigan (HC) L, 20-32 N 1 at Tennessee Tech L, 6-32 N 8 at Morehead State L, 7-36 N 15 Eastern Kentucky^ L, 0-6 N 27 Murray State L, 6-55 ^ - First night game in program history 1947 (3-4-2) C: Jimmy Haynes S 26 at Evansville T, 0-0 O 4 Arkansas State T, 14-14 O 11 Tennessee Tech W, 13-7 O 18 Bradley (HC) W, 15-13 O 24 at Louisville L, 13-19 N 1 at Western Michigan L, 0-39 N 8 Morehead State W, 20-0 N 15 at Eastern Kentucky L, 7-27 N 22 at Murray State L, 0-20

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All-Time Results 1952 (9-1, 4-1 OVC - T-First) Refrigerator Bowl Champion C: Will Price, Willie Watson S 20 Middle Tennessee* W, 33-19 S 27 at Evansville W, 39-0 O 11 at Morehead State* W, 39-7 O 18 Louisiana-Monroe W, 42-27 O 25 at Tennessee Tech* L, 13-21 N 1 Delta State W, 35-13 N 8 Eastern Kentucky* (HC) W, 48-6 N 15 Southeast Missouri W, 41-0 N 22 at Murray State* W, 12-7 Refrigerator Bowl, Evansville, Ind. D 7 vs. Arkansas State W, 34-19 * OVC games 1953 (6-4, 2-3 OVC - Fourth) C: Marvin Satterly, Max Stevens S 19 at Middle Tennessee* L, 0-13 S 26 East Tennessee W, 32-13 O 3 at Stetson L, 7-18 O 10 Morehead State* W, 48-0 O 17 at Louisiana-Monroe W, 28-0 O 24 Tennessee Tech*(HC) L, 21-34 O 31 at Delta State W, 21-19 N 7 at Eastern Kentucky* L, 7-13 N 14 Evansville W, 26-13 N 21 Murray State* W, 13-7 * OVC games 1954 (7-3, 3-2 OVC - T-Second) C: Jerry Passafiume, Jim Phifer S 18 Wittenberg W, 32-13 S 25 at East Tennessee W, 24-6 O 2 Middle Tennessee* W, 7-6 O 9 at Morehead State* W, 19-13 O 16 Louisiana-Monroe W, 19-7 O 23 at Tennessee Tech* W, 32-12 O 30 Louisville W, 25-7 N 6 Eastern Kentucky* (HC) L, 0-21 N 13 at Evansville L, 13-21 N 20 at Murray State* L, 0-19 * OVC games 1955 (3-6, 1-4 OVC - Fifth) C: Jerry Nassano, Vernon “Tank” Wilson S 24 East Tennessee W, 20-7 O 1 at Middle Tennessee* L, 13-25 O 8 Morehead State* W, 12-7 O 15 at Louisiana-Monroe L, 9-21 O 22 Tennessee Tech* L, 7-19 O 29 at Louisville L, 0-20 N 5 at Eastern Kentucky* L, 0-7 N 12 Evansville W, 46-6 N 19 Murray State* (HC) L, 12-28 * OVC games

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1956 (5-4, 2-3 OVC - T-Third) C: Jim Chambliss, Bill Strawn S 22 at East Tennessee S 29 Middle Tennessee* O 6 Youngstown State O 13 at Tennessee Tech* O 20 Eastern Kentucky*(HC) O 27 at Memphis N 3 at Morehead State* N 10 Mississippi College N 17 at Murray State* * OVC games

W, 12-7 L, 6-7 W, 26-9 L, 26-39 W, 14-6 L, 0-42 W, 9-7 W, 14-0 L, 13-34

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1957 (5-3-1, 1-3-1 OVC - T-Fourth) C: Twyman Patterson, Carroll VanHooser S 21 at Southeast Missouri W, 25-20 S 28 East Tennessee W, 10-6 O 5 at Middle Tennessee* L, 7-26 O 12 at Youngstown State W, 9-6 O 19 Tennessee Tech* L, 9-27 N 2 at Eastern Kentucky* L, 0-28 N 9 Morehead State* (HC) W, 28-6 N 16 Wittenberg W, 28-13 N 23 Murray State* T, 7-7 *OVC games 1958 (4-5, 2-4 OVC - T-Fifth) C: Rod Bagby, Jim “Yogi” Hardin S 20 Southeast Missouri W, 12-0 S 27 at East Tennessee* L, 0-8 O 4 Middle Tennessee* L, 7-10 O 11 at Youngstown State L, 6-20 O 18 at Tennessee Tech* L, 3-7 N 1 Eastern Kentucky* (HC) W, 21-14 N 8 at Morehead State* W, 14-0 N 15 Austin Peay W, 34-16 N 22 at Murray State* L, 7-12 * OVC games 1959 (5-4, 3-3 OVC - T-Fourth) C: Dave Miller, Denny Wedge S 15 at Louisville L, 0-19 S 19 at Southeast Missouri W, 13-8 S 26 East Tennessee* L, 7-13 O 3 at Middle Tennessee* L, 2-37 O 10 at Austin Peay W, 20-12 O 17 Tennessee Tech* (HC) L, 19-29 O 31 at Eastern Kentucky* W, 14-7 N 7 Morehead State* W, 27-14 N 21 Murray State* W, 21-6 * OVC games

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All-Time Results 1960 (2-6-1, 1-4-1 OVC - T-Sixth) C: Herb Wassom S 17 Southeast Missouri L, 19-28 S 24 at East Tennessee* T, 7-7 O 1 Middle Tennessee* W, 20-13 O 8 Austin Peay W, 34-6 O 15 at Tennessee Tech* L, 7-10 O 21 at Louisville L, 0-44 O 29 Eastern Kentucky* (HC) L, 7-17 N 5 at Morehead State* L, 6-12 N 12 at Murray State* L, 7-26 * OVC games

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1964 (6-3-1, 3-3-1 OVC - T-Third) C: Stan Napper, Ken Waller S 19 Southeast Missouri W, 14-0 S 26 at East Tennessee* L, 9-16 O 3 Middle Tennessee* L, 0-9 O 10 Austin Peay* T, 6-6 O 17 at Tennessee Tech* W, 19-14 O 24 at Evansville W, 37-0 O 31 Eastern Kentucky* (HC) W, 24-0 N 7 at Morehead State* W, 9-0 N 14 Olivet W, 44-20 N 21 at Murray State* L, 7-14 * OVC games 1965 (2-6-2, 1-5-1 OVC - Seventh) C: Ken Frick, Elmer Murray (Alt) S 18 at Akron T, 6-6 S 25 East Tennessee* W, 15-14 O 2 at Middle Tennessee* L, 0-21 O 9 at Austin Peay* L, 6-38 O 16 Tennessee Tech* L, 6-46 O 23 Drake (HC) W, 28-21 O 30 at Eastern Kentucky* L, 12-28 N 6 Morehead State* L, 12-21 N 13 at Butler L, 20-27 N 20 Murray State* T, 14-14 * OVC games

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1961 (6-3, 4-2 OVC - Third) C: Winton Boone, Jackie Poynter (Alt) S16 at Southeast Missouri W, 13-0 S 23 East Tennessee* W, 32-14 S 30 at Middle Tennessee* L, 6-14 O 7 at Austin Peay W, 26-6 O 14 Tennessee Tech* L, 12-13 O 21 at Louisville L, 0-20 O 28 at Eastern Kentucky* W, 16-15 N 4 Morehead State* (HC) W, 7-0 N 11 Murray State* W, 14-6 * OVC games 1962 (5-3, 3-3 OVC - Fifth) C: Lee Murray, Joe Bugel (Alt), Jim Taylor (Alt) S 15 Southeast Missouri W, 28-7 S 22 at East Tennessee* L, 7-27 S 29 Middle Tennessee* L, 0-17 O 6 Austin Peay W, 21-13 O 13 at Tennessee Tech* W, 24-7 O 27 Eastern Kentucky* (HC) L, 5-6 N 3 at Morehead State* W, 7-0 N 10 at Murray State* W, 16-15 * OVC games 1963 (10-0-1, 7-0 OVC - First) Tangerine Bowl Champion C: Joe Bugel, Harold Chambers S 14 at Southeast Missouri W, 40-7 S 21 at Tampa T, 14-14 S 28 East Tennessee* W, 14-6 O 5 at Middle Tennessee* W, 16-6 O 12 at Austin Peay* W, 34-14 O 19 at Tennessee Tech* W, 14-12 O 26 Evansville (HC) W, 54-14 N 2 at Eastern Kentucky* W, 29-6 N 9 Morehead State* W, 17-0 N 23 Murray State* W, 50-0 Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, Fla. D 28 vs. Coast Guard W, 27-0 * OVC games

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Jimmy Feix 1968-83 (16 Seasons) 106-56-6 (.649) 1968 (7-2-1, 5-2 OVC - Second) C: Walt Heath, Jim Garrett (Alt), Dickie Moore (Alt) S 21 Butler ^ W, 35-0 S 28 Austin Peay* W, 42-0 O 5 at East Tennessee* W, 23-0 O 12 at Western Illinois W, 66-0 O 19 at Tennessee Tech* W, 13-0 O 26 Eastern Kentucky* (HC) L, 7-16 N 2 at Morehead State* W, 24-21 N 9 Middle Tennessee* W, 43-2 N 16 Akron T, 14-14 N 23 at Murray State* L, 14-17 * OVC games ^ - First game in L.T. Smith Stadium 1969 (6-3-1, 5-2 OVC - Second) C: Romeo Crennel, Bill Rose S 20 Indiana State T, 7-7 S 27 at Austin Peay* L, 27-28 O 4 East Tennessee* L, 7-16 O 11 at Northern Illinois W, 14-12 O 18 Tennessee Tech* (HC) W, 42-0 O 25 at Eastern Kentucky* W, 27-26 N 1 Morehead State* W, 27-2 N 8 at Middle Tennessee* W, 28-14 N 15 at Akron L, 18-21 N 22 Murray State* W, 56-14 * OVC games 1970 (8-1-1, 5-1-1 OVC - First) C: Bill Hape, Lawrence Brame (Alt), Bill Muller (Alt) S 19 at Indiana State W, 30-6 S 26 Austin Peay* W, 28-9 O 3 at East Tennessee* T, 10-10 O 10 Eastern Michigan (HC) W, 45-6 O 17 at Tennessee Tech* W, 28-0 O 24 Eastern Kentucky* W, 19-7 O 31 at Morehead State* W, 24-14 N 7 Middle Tennessee* L, 13-17 N 14 Butler W, 14-0 N 21 at Murray State* W, 33-7 * OVC games 1971 (8-2, 6-1 OVC - First) C: Terry Kokinda, Jim Barber (Alt), Bill Sykes (Alt) S 18 Wittenberg W, 33-7 S 25 at Austin Peay* W, 46-7 O 2 East Tennessee* W, 36-7 O 9 at Eastern Michigan L, 14-17 O 16 Tennessee Tech* (HC) W, 15-7 O 23 at Eastern Kentucky* W, 16-7 O 30 Morehead State* W, 34-11

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10,832 6,500 7,506 13,517 18,516 20,500 7,568 4,011 4,995 7,802

13,500 11,450 8,000 19,250 10,100 17,511 8,500 11,517 5,026 7,500

17,042 4,990 16,276 12,200 19,926 24,500 15,762

N 6 at Middle Tennessee* L, 13-27 6,500 N 13 at Butler W, 31-0 7,450 N 20 Murray State* W, 24-10 16,327 * OVC games 1972 (7-3, 5-2 OVC - Second) C: Andrew Francis, Brad Watson S 9 Appalachian State L, 6-7 15,200 S 16 at Wittenberg W, 19-7 3,000 S 23 Austin Peay* W, 28-7 12,500 S 30 at East Tennessee* W, 17-7 6,932 O 14 at Tennessee Tech* L, 10-30 12,000 O 21 Eastern Kentucky* W, 10-0 15,400 O 28 at Morehead State* W, 35-6 6,000 N 4 Middle Tennessee* (HC) L, 17-21 20,000 N 11 Butler W, 35-6 10,400 N 18 at Murray State* W, 17-6 6,000 * OVC games 1973 (12-1, 7-0 OVC - First) NCAA II National Runner-Up Grantland Rice Bowl Champion C: David Nollner, Lonnie Schuster S 8 at Appalachian State W, 42-7 8,250 S 22 at Austin Peay* W, 28-0 7,000 S 29 East Tennessee* W, 30-0 13,500 O 6 Western Carolina W, 45-7 13,400 O 13 Tennessee Tech* W, 41-0 13,150 O 20 at Eastern Kentucky* W, 35-0 19,500 19,250 O 27 Morehead State* (HC) W, 34-7 N 3 at Middle Tennessee* W, 42-8 10,000 N 10 at Butler W, 48-6 3,425 N 17 Murray State* W, 32-27 19,250 NCAA Division II Playoffs D 1 Lehigh W, 25-16 12,500 D 8 (1) Grambling State W, 28-20 15,000 D 15 (2) Louisiana Tech L, 0-34 12,016 * OVC games (1) Semifinals, Rice Bowl, Baton Rouge, La. (2) Finals, Camellia Bowl, Sacramento, Calif. 1974 (7-3, 5-2 OVC - T-Second) C: Dennis Tomek, John Bushong (Alt), John Humphrey (Alt) S 14 CW Post W, 48-0 13,300 S 28 Austin Peay* W, 35-7 13,400 O 5 at East Tennessee* W, 24-0 5,213 O 12 Dayton (HC) W, 32-15 20,000 O 19 at Tennessee Tech* L, 6-10 12,000 O 26 Eastern Kentucky* W, 34-24 18,880 N 2 at Morehead State* W, 36-0 8,000 N 9 Middle Tennessee* W, 36-10 13,300 N 16 Western Carolina L, 2-20 11,300 N 23 at Murray State* L, 7-9 15,200 * OVC games


All-Time Results 1975 (11-2, 6-1 OVC - T-First) NCAA II National Runner-Up Grantland Rice Bowl Champion C: Rick Green, Bob Hobby (Alt) S 6 at Dayton W, 27-7 S 13 at Louisville W, 21-17 S 20 Illinois State W, 24-14 S 27 at Austin Peay* W, 30-3 O 4 East Tennessee* W, 17-0 O 18 Tennessee Tech* W, 20-7 O 25 at Eastern Kentucky* L, 7-13 N 1 Morehead State* (HC) W, 14-10 N 8 at Middle Tennessee* W, 24-10 N 22 Murray State* W, 19-0 NCAA Division II Playoffs N 29 at Northern Iowa W, 14-12 D 6 (1) New Hampshire W, 14-3 D 13 (2) Northern Michigan L, 14-16 (1) Semifinals, Rice Bowl, Baton Rouge, La. (2) Finals, Camellia Bowl, Sacramento, Calif.

11,300 34,700 15,300 6,800 14,400 9,000 24,200 20,100 11,300 15,300 2,500 6,000 15,558

16,750 8,000 13,300 5,739 15,500 18,000 1,000 20,000 11,200 10,300

13,000 5,393 23,506 15,500 12,500 11,600 19,700 6,000 20,100 15,800

6,100 13,000 10,000 8,000 4,029 11,500 20,800 17,000 6,002 3,500 8,500

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24,475 16,682 8,500 9,000 12,500 13,859 18,000 8,000

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10,250 14,600 9,000 14,000 13,200 25,300 19,800 8,000 12,500 15,500

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13,500 12,000 15,200 5,732 15,600 16,000 19,100

1980 (9-1, 6-1 OVC - First) C: Bryan Gray, Ricky Gwinn, Pete Walters S 6 Evansville W, 40-18 S 13 at Kentucky State W, 30-8 S 20 at Akron* W, 8-2 S 27 Austin Peay* W, 20-14 O 11 Youngstown State W, 42-17 O 18 at Tennessee Tech* W, 28-17 O 25 Eastern Kentucky* W, 13-10 N 1 at Morehead State* W, 17-7 N 8 Middle Tennessee* (HC) W, 30-15 N 22 at Murray State* L, 0-49 * OVC games 1981 (6-5, 4-4 OVC - T-Fourth) C: Greg Gallas, Troy Snardon, Lamont Meacham S 5 at Evansville W, 35-7 S 12 Delaware L, 14-38 S 19 Kentucky State W, 54-14 S 26 at Austin Peay* W, 28-0 O 10 at Youngstown State* W, 35-14 O 17 Tennessee Tech* L, 3-14 O 24 at Eastern Kentucky* L, 11-19 O 31 Morehead State* (HC) W, 19-15 N 7 at Akron* W, 19-14 N 14 at Middle Tennessee* L, 17-31 N 21 Murray State* L, 6-38 * OVC games 1982 (5-5) C: Tom Fox, John Newby (Alt), David Suggs (Alt) S 4 at Louisville L, 10-20 S 11 at Delaware L, 0-31 S 18 Akron^ W, 10-3 S 25 Austin Peay W, 33-15 O 9 Youngstown State (HC) W, 28-14 O 16 at Tennessee Tech W, 28-14 O 23 Eastern Kentucky L, 21-35 O 30 at Morehead State L, 13-17

9,000 19,500 9,500

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16,500 31,792 8,600 10,500 5,346 13,500 25,000 19,750 2,800 11,700

O 28 at Morehead State* W, 35-7 N 4 Middle Tennessee* (HC) W, 54-0 N 18 at Murray State* W, 14-6 * OVC games 1979 (5-5, 3-3 OVC - Fourth) C: Chuck DeLacey, Eddie Preston, Carl Estelle (Alt) S 8 at Chattanooga L, 28-41 S 15 Lamar L, 27-58 S 22 at Austin Peay* W, 24-20 O 6 Northern Michigan W, 28-21 O 13 Tennessee Tech* W, 49-7 O 20 at Eastern Kentucky* L, 6-8 O 27 Morehead State* (HC) L, 0-3 N 3 at Middle Tennessee* W, 17-12 N 10 at Northern Iowa W, 24-17 N 17 Murray State* L, 20-30 * OVC games

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1976 (4-5-1, 3-4 OVC - T-Fourth) C: David Carter, Keith Tandy (Alt) S 11 Troy T, 10-10 S 18 at Chattanooga W, 10-7 S 25 Austin Peay* W, 12-7 O 2 at East Tennessee* L, 16-28 O 16 at Tennessee Tech* L, 12-22 O 23 Eastern Kentucky* W, 10-6 O 30 at Morehead State* L, 0-21 N 6 Middle Tennessee* (HC) W, 38-7 N 13 Akron L, 16-29 N 20 at Murray State* L, 6-16 * OVC games 1977 (1-8-1, 1-5-1 OVC - Eigth) C: Chip Carpenter, Biff Madon S 10 Chattanooga L, 3-27 S 17 at Akron L, 3-24 S 24 at Austin Peay* L, 3-21 O 1 East Tennessee* W, 33-13 O 8 at Northern Michigan L, 0-39 O 15 Tennessee Tech* L, 20-31 O 22 at Eastern Kentucky* L, 10-35 O 29 Morehead State* (HC) T, 20-20 N 5 at Middle Tennessee* L, 19-21 N 19 Murray State* L, 13-21 * OVC games 1978 (8-2, 6-0 OVC - First) C: Reginald Hayden, Fred Kixmiller S 9 Chattanooga L, 15-42 S 16 at Illinois State W, 28-6 S 23 Austin Peay* W, 17-13 S 30 at East Tennessee W, 27-21 O 7 Akron L, 21-26 O 14 at Tennessee Tech* W, 26-20 O 21 Eastern Kentucky* W, 17-16

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All-Time Results N 6 Middle Tennessee L, 16-31 N 20 at Murray State W, 27-20 ^ - 100th career win for Jimmy Feix 1983 (2-8-1) C: Paul Gray, Walter York S 10 at Louisville L, 22-41 S 17 at Akron L, 13-14 S 24 at Austin Peay L, 3-13 O 1 Southeastern Louisiana L, 7-27 O 8 at Youngstown State L, 13-24 O 15 Tennessee Tech W, 17-0 O 22 at Eastern Kentucky T, 10-10 O 29 Morehead State (HC) W, 38-7 N 5 at Middle Tennessee L, 7-26 N 12 Eastern Illinois L,14-34 N 19 Murray State L, 3-7

8,500 4,500

31,279 8,845 7,500 10,500 6,134 9,000 8,700 14,500 5,500 5,000 6,900

Dave Roberts 1984-88 (Five Seasons) 26-30-1 (.465) 1984 (2-9) S 8 Appalachian State S 15 at Akron S 22 Central Florida S 29 at SE Louisiana O 6 at Louisville O 13 Missouri State O 20 Eastern Kentucky O 27 at Morehead State N 3 Middle Tennessee (HC) N 10 at Eastern Illinois N 17 at Murray State 1985 (4-7) S 7 Tennessee State S 14 at Appalachian State S 21 at Louisville S 28 at Missouri State O 5 Akron O 12 at Central Florida O 26 at Eastern Kentucky N 2 Morehead State (HC) N 9 at Middle Tennessee N 16 Eastern Illinois N 23 Murray State 1986 (4-6-1) S 6 Gardner-Webb S 13 West Alabama S 20 at Louisville S 27 at Murray State O 4 Eastern Kentucky O 18 at Tennessee State O 25 at Austin Peay

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L, 16-17 L, 7-42 L, 34-35 L, 0-28 L, 17-45 L, 10-25 W, 17-10 W, 33-31 L, 24-45 L, 19-50 L, 16-17

14,000 23,984 8,500 5,500 24,468 6,500 13,000 3,500 16,500 10,864 7,500

W, 22-17 L, 14-31 L, 14-23 L, 7-47 L, 32-34 W, 47-17 L, 21-51 W, 26-13 L, 9-14 L, 13-14 W, 27-25

17,600 13,707 36,914 7,515 9,000 9,163 19,400 10,500 8,000 4,500 6,000

W, 35-13 L, 21-23 L, 6-45 T, 10-10 W, 24-10 L, 3-25 W, 34-20

11,000 7,500 34,144 8,875 9,300 27,856 3,117

N 1 Georgia Southern (HC) L, 32-49 N 8 Boston University W, 28-7 N 15 at Eastern Illinois L, 18-35 N 22 Chattanooga L, 17-21 1987 (7-4) S 5 Gardner-Webb L, 24-28 S 19 Murray State^ W, 21-17 S 26 Middle Tennessee W, 28-16 O 3 at Eastern Kentucky L, 10-20 O 10 at Chattanooga W, 20-17 O 17 West Alabama (HC) W, 21-14 O 24 at Austin Peay W, 27-0 O 31 at Georgia Southern L, 20-23 N 14 Eastern Illinois W, 30-15 N 21 at North Carolina A&T W, 45-27 NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs N 28 at Eastern Kentucky L, 17-40 ^ - First Night Game At L.T. Smith Stadium 1988 (9-4) S 10 at Morehead State W, 34-0 S 17 at Middle Tennessee L, 10-13 S 24 Eastern Kentucky W, 16-14 O 1 Austin Peay W, 28-3 O 8 Illinois State W, 31-16 O 15 at Missouri State W, 21-14 O 22 at Tennessee Tech W, 20-17 O 29 Chattanooga (HC) W, 31-29 N 5 at Eastern Illinois L, 0-6 N 12 at Louisville L, 17-35 N 19 North Carolina A&T W, 44-0 NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs N 26 at Western Illinois W, 35-32 D 3 at Eastern Kentucky L, 24-41

13,000 1,500 6,020 4,000 5,500 19,250 16,500 20,200 8,377 14,000 5,833 13,066 8,000 2,500 4,050

6,500 10,500 18,000 7,500 10,200 8,059 9,242 18,200 10,021 31,636 2,500 6,000 8,100

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1989-2002 (14 Seasons) 91-68-0 (.572) 1989 (6-5) C: Russell Foster, Xavier Jordan, Mark Marsh S 2 at Illinois State W, 17-12 S 9 at Murray State L, 14-17 S 16 Middle Tennessee W, 31-16 S 23 at Eastern Kentucky L, 3-24 S 30 Austin Peay W, 49-0 O 7 at Chattanooga L, 7-19 O 14 Missouri State W, 42-33 O 21 Tennessee Tech (HC) W, 61-14 O 28 at Youngstown State W, 41-38 N 4 at Louisville L, 7-55 N 18 Eastern Illinois L, 7-10

4,452 8,575 14,700 19,200 4,200 6,207 9,000 18,000 9,879 36,126 4,000


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5,807 12,222 8,180 8,068 18,800 10,980 3,228 7,102 4,124 2,701 7,104

14,101 8,760 6,230 20,049 11,255 10,589 6,434 7,907 2,003 1,403

13,200 18,600 4,117 8,000 11,600 5,500 12,000 6,142 2,400 1,968

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1996 (7-4) C: K.C. Armstrong, Antwan Floyd, Bryson Warner A 29 Kentucky Wesleyan W, 66-0 9,600 S7 at Murray State W, 44-41 (2OT) 14,123 S 14 Eastern Kentucky W, 14-7 17,600 S 21 at Austin Peay W, 34-2 5,011 S 28 at Marshall L, 3-37 20,755 O 5 at UAB L, 0-24 14,107 O 12 at Jacksonville State L, 20-34 4,334 O 19 Liberty L, 14-23 7,100 O 26 Indiana State (HC) W, 27-20 8,200 N 2 Southern Illinois W, 51-37 5,800 N 9 at Morehead State W, 31-26 1,500 1997 (10-2) C: K.C. Armstrong, Ron Kelly, Latravis Powell A 28 at Tennessee-Martin W, 42-0 7,796 S 6 Murray State W, 52-50 (3OT) 15,400 S 13 at Eastern Kentucky W, 37-21 18,600 S 20 Austin Peay W, 53-7 7,000 S 27 South Florida W, 31-3 11,200 O 4 at UAB L, 16-20 17,385 O 18 New Haven W, 24-21 9,300 O 25 at Southern Illinois W, 52-31 3,000 N 1 Morehead State (HC) W, 38-24 9,700 N 8 at Indiana State W, 21-14 2,265 NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs N 29 Eastern Kentucky W, 42-14 9,000 D 3 at Eastern Washington L, 21-38 6,829

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17,200 29,356 6,089 7,000 8,800 7,200 10,191 4,511 5,100 3,527 4,552

12,300 8,161 10,100 24,326 20,237 8,800 12,077 11,900 6,400 6,000 1,003

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5,200 14,500 14,000 18,000 14,500 11,183 35,122 9,008 3,800 3,900

1994 (5-6) C: Sheldon Benoit, Lito Mason S 1 Eastern Kentucky W, 24-21 S 8 at Murray State W, 39-13 S 17 Austin Peay W, 21-3 S 24 at Central Florida L, 45-59 O 1 at UAB W, 31-22 O 8 Portland State L, 14-49 O 15 at Jacksonville State W, 22-20 O 22 Southern Illinois (HC) L, 7-10 O 29 Troy L, 16-38 N 5 Indiana State L, 16-28 N 12 at Eastern Illinois L, 20-28 1995 (2-8) C: Stephon Benford, Daryl Houston, Dan McGrath A 31 Murray State L, 14-35 S9 at Eastern Kentucky L, 14-38 S 16 at Austin Peay L, 34-38 S 23 UAB W, 32-18 S 30 at Troy L, 39-56 O 7 Jacksonville State W, 17-15 O 14 Eastern Illinois (HC) L, 9-35 O 21 at Indiana State L, 6-27 N 4 at Southern Illinois L, 28-30 N 18 at Liberty L, 36-49

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1990 (2-8) C: Scott Campbell, Eddie Godfrey, Raji Gordon S 8 at Morehead State W, 24-0 S 15 Illinois State W, 19-9 S 22 at Middle Tennessee L, 7-20 S 29 Eastern Kentucky L, 12-35 O 6 Youngstown State (HC) L, 14-17 O 13 at Tennessee Tech L, 22-33 O 27 at Louisville L, 7-41 N 3 at Eastern Illinois L, 6-28 N 10 Indiana State L, 27-29 N 17 Chattanooga L, 21-22 1991 (3-8) C: Milton Biggins S 7 at Austin Peay L, 14-18 S 14 Murray State W, 14-0 S 21 Morehead State W, 48-21 O 5 Middle Tennessee L, 21-23 O 12 at Eastern Kentucky L, 22-37 O 19 Troy (HC) L, 23-39 O 26 Northern Iowa L, 21-49 N 2 at Chattanooga L, 22-26 N 9 Eastern Illinois W, 28-26 N 16 at Indiana State L, 14-31 N 23 at Illinois State L, 8-31 1992 (4-6) Captains: Richard Grice, Mark Lamberth S 5 Eastern Kentucky L, 7-21 S 12 Indiana State W, 34-14 S 19 at Western Illinois L, 30-31 S 26 at SW Louisiana L, 14-17 O 10 at Northern Iowa L, 6-34 O 24 Central Florida (HC) W, 50-36 O 29 Southern Illinois W, 41-39 N 7 at Illinois State L, 7-23 N 14 at Eastern Illinois L, 7-28 N 21 at Murray State W, 47-15 1993 (8-3) C: Ben Mooney, Eddie Thompson S 2 at Eastern Kentucky W, 15-10 S 11 at Kansas State L, 13-38 S 18 at Austin Peay W, 28-27 S 25 UAB W, 40-13 O 2 Jacksonville State (HC) W, 12-7 O 16 at Southern Illinois W, 51-24 O 23 at Indiana State L, 14-41 O 30 Western Illinois W, 41-9 N 6 at Troy L, 24-31 N 13 Eastern Illinois W, 28-14 N 20 Murray State W, 44-14

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All-Time Results 1998 (7-4) C: Trae Hackett, Andy Hape, Bryan Heyward, Willie Taggart S 3 Tennessee-Martin W, 49-7 9,000 S 12 at Murray State L, 31-36 12,198 S 19 Eastern Kentucky L, 16-27 14,200 S 26 Austin Peay W, 56-14 7,600 O 3 New Haven W, 24-21 4,600 O 17 at South Florida W, 31-24 30,083 O 24 Elon (HC) W, 41-38 (OT) 9,000 O 31 at Louisville L, 34-63 32,649 N 7 Southern Illinois W, 48-28 4,400 N 14 Indiana State W, 42-14 4,100 N 21 at Louisiana-Lafayette L, 24-38 5,224 1999 (6-5, 4-3 OVC - T-Third) C: Patrick Goodman, James Richie, Rod Smart, Ben Wittman S 2 at Tennessee-Martin* W, 34-10 5,632 S 11 Cumberland (Tenn.) W, 55-7 7,350 S 18 (21) South Florida L, 6-21 7,500 S 25 Southeast Missouri* W, 21-10 7,700 O 2 Murray State* W, 21-15 9,400 O 9 at Eastern Kentucky* L, 10-31 9,080 O 16 at Tennessee Tech* L, 10-23 4,024 O 23 (2) Tennessee State* (HC) L, 21-28 13,100 O 30 at Eastern Illinois* W, 38-15 1,082 N 13 at Indiana State W, 40-34 (OT) 3,412 N 20 at Southern Illinois L, 14-52 2,400 *OVC Game 2000 (11-2, 7-0 OVC - First Place) C: Brad Davis, Alan Ogletree, James Richie, Melvin Wisham S 9 Tennessee-Martin* W, 71-0 7,800 S 16 (24) at Elon W, 23-0 5,081 S 23 at Southeast Missouri* W, 38-14 10,222 S 30 at Murray State* W, 48-38 8,266 O 7 (19) Eastern Kentucky* W, 6-3 10,500 O 14 Tennessee Tech* (HC) W, 17-14 12,200 O 21 at Tennessee State* W, 52-14 6,932 O 28 (17) Eastern Illinois* W, 34-12 11,300 N 4 at South Florida L, 24-30 31,104 N 11 Indiana State W, 28-3 5,800 N 18 Southern Illinois W, 22-0 5,200 NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs N 25 (13) Florida A&M W, 27-0 3,200 D 2 (14) Appalachian State L, 14-17 5,100 * OVC Game 2001 (8-4, 5-2 Gateway - T-Second) C: Jason Johnson, Joseph Jefferson, Peter Martinez, Jason Michael, Mel Mitchell A 30 (13) at Western Illinois* L, 13-17 11,832 S8 Kentucky State W, 48-0 11,000 S 22 Missouri State* W, 23-7 9,500 S 29 at Wisconsin L, 6-24 75,662 O 6 Elon W, 24-7 7,700 O 13 at Indiana State* W, 22-9 3,545 O 20 (11) McNeese State (HC) W, 21-0 14,000 O 27 (5) at Youngstown St.* W, 24-14 16,591

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N 3 at Illinois State* W, 58-14 6,493 N 10 (13) Northern Iowa* L, 23-24 10,300 N 17 Southern Illinois* W, 36-6 5,800 NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs D1 (3) at Furman L, 20-24 6,143 * Gateway Football Conference Game 2002 (12-3, 6-1 Gateway - T-First) NCAA I-AA National Champions C: Sherrod Coates, Peter Martinez, Jason Michael, Chris Price A 31 at Kansas State L, 3-48 45,844 S 7 Kentucky State W, 49-0 9,500 S 14 Western Illinois* L, 0-14 6,000 S 21 (11) Youngstown State* W, 13-7 10,100 S 28 (2) at McNeese State L, 13-38 16,840 O 5 (6) at Northern Iowa* W, 31-12 14,684 O 12 Florida International W, 56-7 6,000 O 19 at Missouri State* W, 31-7 13,002 O 26 Indiana State* (HC) W, 24-7 11,200 N 2 (25) Illinois State* W, 9-0 5,600 N 16 at Southern Illinois* W, 48-16 3,203 NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs N 30 (23) Murray State W, 59-20 3,300 D 7 (2) at Western Illinois W, 31-28 6,600 D 14 (3) at Georgia Southern W, 31-28 6,573 D 20 (1) vs. McNeese State W, 34-14 12,360 * Gateway Football Conference Game

David Elson 2003-09 (Seven Seasons) 39-44 (.469) 2003 (9-4, 5-2 Gateway - T-Third) C: Jeremy Chandler, Shannon Hayes, Antonio Veals, Joe Washington A 28 Union (Ky.) W, 51-3 S 6 West Virginia Tech W, 67-3 S 20 (22) Eastern Kentucky W, 36-3 S 27 at Auburn L, 3-48 O 4 (2) at Western Illinois* L, 28-33 O 11 Missouri State* W, 9-6 O 18 at Illinois State* W, 27-24 O 25 at Indiana State* W, 59-14 N 1 (3) Southern Illinois* (HC) L, 24-28 N 8 (6) Northern Iowa* W, 24-3 N 15 at Youngstown State* W, 37-13 NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs N 29 (19) Jacksonville State W, 45-7 D 6 (2) at Wofford L, 17-34 * Gateway Football Conference Game

9,325 10,325 18,317 85,046 18,263 8,383 8,945 3,708 13,430 7,518 12,858 3,573 7,500


All-Time Results

N 3 at Chattanooga W, 28-21 5,668 N 10 Troy (HC) L, 17-21 16,972 N 17 Morehead State W, 52-12 15,282 N 24 at North Texas L, 26-27 5,027 2008 (2-10) C: Greg Ryan, Dan Cline, Marcus Minor, Stephen Willis A 30 at Indiana L, 13-31 30,067 S6 at Eastern Kentucky W, 37-13 18,500 S 13 at (11) Alabama L, 7-41 92,138 S 20 Murray State W, 50-9 22,297 S 27 at Kentucky L, 3-41 70,731 O 4 at (20) Virginia Tech L, 13-27 66,233 O 11 (25) Ball State L, 7-24 16,319 O 18 Florida Atlantic L, 20-24 14,171 N 1 North Texas (HC) L, 40-51 18,879 N 8 at Troy L, 7-17 19,066 N 15 Middle Tennessee L, 10-21 11,817 D 6 at Florida International L, 3-27 9,405 2009 (0-12, 0-8 Sun Belt - Ninth) C: Jake Gaebler, Marell Booker, Cody Hughes, Taurean Smith S 5 at Tennessee L, 7-63 98,761 S 12 South Florida L, 13-35 20,588 S 19 Central Arkansas L, 7-28 17,295 S 26 at Navy L, 22-38 29,009 O 10 Florida International* L, 20-37 13,574 O 17 Louisiana-Lafayette* L, 22-30 11,919 O 24 at Middle Tennessee* L, 24-62 17,787 O 31 at North Texas* L, 49-68 11,214 N 7 Troy* (HC) L, 20-40 16,747 N 14 at Louisiana-Monroe* L, 18-21 16,299 N 28 at Florida Atlantic* L, 23-29 14,671 D 3 Arkansas State* L, 20-24 4,513 * Sun Belt Conference Game

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2010 (2-10, 2-6 Sun Belt - Ninth) C: Jared Clendenin, Jack Doyle, Casey Tinius S 4 at (8) Nebraska L, 10-49 85,555 S 11 at Kentucky L, 28-63 66,584 S 18 Indiana L, 21-38 20,772 S 25 at South Florida L, 12-24 40,276 O 9 at Florida International* L, 21-28 14,335 O 16 ULM* L, 30-35 15,142 O 23 at Louisiana-Lafayette* W, 54-21 15,641 O 30 North Texas* (HC) L, 6-33 14,373 N 6 Florida Atlantic* L, 16-17 10,275 N 13 at Arkansas State* W, 36-35 (OT) 11,826 N 20 Middle Tennessee* L, 26-27 12,322 N 27 at Troy* L, 14-28 16,004 * Sun Belt Conference Game

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2010-12 (Three Seasons) 16-20 (.444)

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2004 (9-3, 6-1 Gateway - Second) C: Buster Ashley, Brian Claybourn, Charles Thompson S 4 at Kansas State L, 13-27 46,740 S 11 Concord (W.Va.) W, 58-0 10,390 S 18 at Eastern Kentucky W, 21-8 22,700 O 2 Youngstown State* W, 44-19 11,619 O 9 (21) at Northern Iowa* W, 17-10 12,184 O 16 (1) at Southern Illinois* L, 10-38 10,143 O 23 Indiana State* (HC) W, 31-9 7,390 O 30 Illinois State* W, 24-21 7,126 N 6 at Missouri State* W, 28-24 8,942 N 13 Western Illinois* W, 45-3 7,318 N 20 at Florida International W, 35-14 3,108 NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs N 27 (9) at Sam Houston St. L, 24-54 9,554 * Gateway Football Conference Game 2005 (6-5, 4-3 Gateway - Fourth) C: Bill Hewig, Maurice Perkins, Antonio Thomas, Daniel Williams S 1 West Virginia Tech W, 63-3 8,878 S 10 Eastern Kentucky W, 23-21 18,944 S 24 at Auburn L, 14-37 80,632 O 1 at Indiana State* W, 38-28 2,906 O 8 at Illinois State* W, 37-34 (OT) 10,416 W, 37-28 13,105 O 15 Missouri State* (HC) O 22 at Western Illinois* W, 42-7 13,558 O 27 (8) Southern Illinois* L, 20-31 10,701 N 5 (14) Northern Iowa* L, 20-23 (2OT) 12,364 N 12 (19) at Youngstown St.* L, 10-42 12,706 N 19 at Florida International L, 35-38 13,388 * Gateway Football Conference Game 2006 (6-5, 4-3 Gateway - T-Fourth) C: Justin Haddix, Lerron Moore, Sam Sexton, Tariq Smith S 2 at Georgia L, 12-48 92,746 S 9 (23) at Eastern Kentucky L, 21-26 19,800 S 16 Chattanooga W, 28-21 9,322 S 30 (21) Western Illinois* W, 38-35 11,710 O 7 (6) Illinois State* L, 27-28 7,661 O 14 at Missouri State* W, 17-14 9,405 O 21 (13) at Southern Illinois* W, 27-24 11,024 W, 41-3 12,424 O 28 Indiana State* (HC) N 4 (14) at Northern Iowa* L, 20-31 8,746 N 11 (6) Youngstown State* L, 3-19 7,312 N 18 Austin Peay W, 24-14 5,877 * Gateway Football Conference Game 2007 (7-5) C: Curtis Hamilton, Chris James, Andre Lewis, Clay Stephens, Zach Thuney S 1 (5) at Florida L, 3-49 90,086 S 8 West Virginia Tech W, 87-0 16,165 S 15 Eastern Kentucky W, 26-6 18,898 S 20 at Middle Tennessee W, 20-17 22,086 S 29 at Bowling Green L, 21-41 20,622 O 13 at Ball State L, 12-35 15,824 O 20 at Indiana State W, 56-7 5,027 O 27 North Carolina Central W, 50-14 15,122

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All-Time Results 2011 (7-5, 7-1 Sun Belt - Second) C: Jared Clendenin, Jack Doyle, Hendrix Brakefield S 1 vs. Kentucky^ L, 3-14 S 10 Navy L, 14-40 S 17 Indiana State L, 16-44 O 1 Arkansas State* L, 22-26 O 6 at Middle Tennessee* W, 36-33 (2OT) O 15 at Florida Atlantic* W, 20-0 O 22 Louisiana-Lafayette* (HC) W, 42-23 O 29 at ULM* W, 31-28 (OT) N 6 Florida International* W, 10-9 N 12 at (1) LSU L, 9-42 N 19 at North Texas* W, 31-21 N 26 Troy* W, 41-18 * Sun Belt Conference Game ^ - Played at L.P. Field in Nashville, Tenn.

24,599 19,409 15,793 10,813 23,307 29,103 15,122 13,428 15,293 92,917 17,011 15,432

2012 (7-6, 4-4 Sun Belt - Fifth) C: Jamarcus Allen, Jack Doyle, Hendrix Brakefield S 1 Austin Peay W, 49-10 16,327 S 8 at (1) Alabama L, 0-35 101,821 S 15 at Kentucky W, 32-31 (OT) 53,980 S 22 Southern Miss W, 42-17 23,252 S 29 at Arkansas State* W, 26-13 25,160 O 11 at Troy* W, 31-26 16,426 O 20 ULM*(HC) L, 42-43 (OT) 22,323 O 27 at Florida International* W, 14-6 12,842 N 1 Middle Tennessee* L, 29-34 17,327 N 10 Florida Atlantic* L, 28-37 14,185 N 17 at Louisiana-Lafayette* L, 27-31 20,314 N 24 North Texas* W, 25-24 11,074 D 26 vs. Central Michigan^ L, 21-24 23,310 * Sun Belt Conference Game ^ - Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, Detroit, Mich. Note: Lance Guidry served as interim HC for bowl game.

Bobby Petrino 2013 (One Season) 8-4 (.667) 2013 (8-4, 4-3 Sun Belt - Third) C: Brandon Doughty, Luis Polanco, Andrew Jackson, Cam Thomas, Jonathan Dowling A 31 vs. Kentucky^ W, 35-26 47,623 S7 at Tennessee L, 20-52 86,783 S 14 at South Alabama* L, 24-31 17,721 S 21 Morgan State W, 58-17 20,973 S 28 Navy W, 19-7 19,813 O 3 at ULM* W, 31-10 16,317 O 15 Louisiana-Lafayette* L, 20-37 16,359 O 26 Troy* (HC) L, 26-32 20,110 N 2 at Georgia State* W, 44-28 15,212 N 9 at Army W, 21-17 36,276 N 23 at Texas State* W, 38-7 17,051 N 30 Arkansas State* W, 34-31 14,417 * Sun Belt Conference Game ^ - Played at L.P. Field in Nashville, Tenn.

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Jeff Brohm 2014-15 (Two Seasons) 20-7 (.740) 2014 (8-5, 4-4 C-USA - Third) Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Champions C: Brandon Doughty, Willie McNeal, Cameron Clemmons, Terran Williams, Cam Thomas, Gavin Rocker A 29 Bowling Green W, 59-31 17,217 S 6 at Illinois L, 34-42 38,561 S 19 at Middle Tennessee* L, 47-50 (3OT) 24,911 S 27 at Navy W, 36-27 30,537 O 4 UAB* L, 39-42 14,923 O 18 at Florida Atlantic* L, 38-45 10,915 O 25 Old Dominion* W, 66-51 17,886 N 1 at LA Tech* L, 10-59 20,011 N 8 UTEP* (HC) W, 35-27 18,472 N 15 Army W, 52-24 16,819 N 22 UTSA* W, 45-7 12,518 N 28 at (19) Marshall* W, 67-66 (OT) 23,576 D 24 vs. Central Michigan^ W, 49-48 13,667 * Conference USA Game ^ - Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, Nassau, Bahamas 2015 (12-2, 8-0 C-USA - First) Conference USA Champions; Miami Beach Bowl Champions; Final AP Rank: 24 C: Brandon Doughty, Forrest Lamp, Tyler Higbee, Nick Holt, Gavin Rocker, Wonderful Terry S 3 at Vanderbilt W, 14-12 30,307 S 10 LA Tech* W, 41-38 17,515 S 19 at Indiana L, 35-38 44,823 S 26 Miami (Ohio) W, 56-14 20,320 O 3 at Rice* W, 49-10 20,124 O 10 Middle Tennessee* W, 58-28 16,993 O 15 at North Texas* W, 55-28 10,155 O 24 at (5) LSU L, 20-48 101,561 O 31 at Old Dominion* W, 55-30 20,118 N 7 Florida Atlantic* (HC) W, 35-19 18,421 N 21 at FIU* W, 63-7 14,380 N 27 Marshall* W, 49-28 17,687 D 5 Southern Miss# W, 45-28 16,823 D 21 vs. South Florida^ W, 45-35 21,712 * Conference USA Game # - Conference USA Championship Game ^ - Miami Beach Bowl, Miami, Fla.


Western Kentucky University WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic – and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems. WKU is home to many highly ranked and nationally-recognized academic programs such as Journalism and Broadcasting, Education, Engineering, Business and our award winning speech and debate team. With steady enrollment growth over nearly two decades, more than 20,000 students grace our campuses in Bowling Green, Glasgow, Owensboro and the Elizabethtown area. We also send students each semester to Harlaxton College in Grantham, England and other students circumnavigate the globe with the Semester at Sea program just to name a few.

WKU is in the midst of a transformation

A place where all students can succeed, WKU is the home of the Gatton Academy for Mathematics and Science for exceptional Kentucky high school juniors and seniors. The Academy was named the number one high school in the U.S. in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Newsweek and The Daily Beat. WKU is proud to have Kentucky’s first and only independent Honors College in the Commonwealth. WKU honors students enjoy an intimate scholarly environment on a vibrant campus and are encouraged to become involved in community service, applied research and study abroad. These are among the reasons why WKU is becoming the university of choice in the Commonwealth and the intellectual heartbeat of Kentucky.

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WKU MISSION STATEMENT Western Kentucky University prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.


Bowling Green, Ky.

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Located 60 miles north of Nashville and 110 miles south of Louisville off Interstate 65, Bowling Green is the third-most populous city in the state of Kentucky after Louisville and Lexington. As of 2013, the population for Bowling Green sits at 61,488 with 118.370 in the surrounding Warren County area.

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Significant companies in Bowling Green include the GM Corvette Assembly Plant, Fruit of the Loom/ Russell Athletics, Houchens Industries, Holley Performance Products, and Camping World.

BRIEF HISTORY Warren County consists of 546 square miles and was named for General Joseph Warren, a hero of the famous American Revolution Battle of Bunker Hill. The area was first settled in 1785 when Andrew McFadin built McFadin’s Station on Barren River. Shortly afterward, another explorer, Robert Moore, paused for a few days at the station before deciding to build in the area. Brothers George and Robert Moore may not have realized how forward looking they were when they selected a site on the Barren River in south central Kentucky for a new settlement in 1796. At the first county commissioners meeting in early 1798, the pioneers decided that the new town would be “called and known by the name of Bolin Green.” This name was after the Bowling Green Square in New York City, where patriots had pulled down a statue of King George III and used the lead to make bullets during the American Revolution.

• Named a Top 10 All-American City in World’s Best Cities by National Geographic in 2014 • Named a Dozen Distinctive Destination in 2006 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation • Selected as an All-America City Finalist in 2010 by the National Civic League • Chosen as a Top Ten Great Public Space (Downtown Fountain Square) in 2010 by the American Planning Association • Tabbed as one of the Fifty Best Adventure Towns in the country by National Geographic Adventure magazine 2007 ‘50 Best Places to Live and Play’ issue • Named by SportsEvents Magazine as a “Destination to Watch” in 2011 and recipient of a 2012 Readers’ Choice Award based on our high standard of professionalism and quality service in hosting events • Home to Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 events including Chaney’s “Ice Cream and a Moovie Night” and the Holley National Hot Rod Reunion • Ranked 3rd in the Nation among metropolitan areas with populations less than 200,000 for its number of industry expansions and locations in 2010 by Site Selection Magazine • Forbes magazine ranked Bowling Green 5th on its list of Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers in 2011

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In laying out the town, the Moore’s designed two acres for the construction of public buildings. Those same two acres today make up Fountain Square Park in the heart of downtown. This is symbolic of the city of Bowling Green whose central location allowed it quickly to become a major agricultural community and river port, and later, an important commercial and educational center. Today Bowling Green is a regional entertainment hub for more than 250,000 people in 11 surrounding counties.

• Named a “Top 10 Best College Town” by Livability.com in 2015

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The President

DR. GARY RANSDELL UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

19TH YEAR AT WKU | WKU ‘73 Dr. Gary A. Ransdell was named the ninth president of Western Kentucky University on September 12, 1997. Dr. Ransdell, 64, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from WKU in 1973 in Mass Communications, a Master of Public Service degree in Public Administration in 1974, and a Doctor of Education degree from Indiana University in 1978.   Dr. Ransdell and the WKU Board of Regents are leading the campus through a dramatic transformation from a university of regional importance to a leading American university with international reach. Since 1997, WKU enrollment has swelled from 14,500 to 20,000, and annual graduation numbers have grown from 2,500 to 4,300. The applicant pool has doubled to over 14,000 and student retention has grown from 67 percent to 76 percent.   A key element in the transformation of WKU is growth in private support. WKU completed its first capital campaign on June 30, 2003, with $102 million in gifts and pledges. A second campaign was completed on June 30, 2012, with $202 million in new gifts and pledges.  Cash deposits from gifts in 2016 exceeded $21,000,000.   Another priority is a complete rebuilding of the WKU campus.  Some $900 million in campus construction has been completed since 1998, and $100 million is on the drawing board.   Other measures of progress include a dramatic push in sponsored research, the growth of bachelor degree programs in electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering; four new doctoral degree programs in Education, Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Psychology; a new emphasis on the commercialization of intellectual property and the transfer of WKU technology to the Kentucky workplace; growth of the three WKU regional campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro, and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox; the creation of the Gatton Academy of Math and Science, which is now ranked by Newsweek as the No. 1 high school in America three years in a row; Kentucky’s only independent Honors College with

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enrollment of 1,400 high achieving students; expanded study abroad programs; and the state’s first Confucius Institute and only Chinese flagship program. True to its plan, WKU has the largest number of distance-learning courses and the largest distance-learning enrollment among Kentucky’s eight universities. During Dr. Ransdell’s tenure, WKU’s athletic programs have won over 110 conference championships.  WKU is also a leader in Conference USA in academic performance.  He served as President of the Sun Belt Conference in 2000, and completed a four-year term on the BCS Presidents’ Oversight Committee in 2013.  Dr. Ransdell successfully negotiated a move to Conference USA in 2014.   Dr. Ransdell has chaired on the Board of Directors of the Louisville Branch of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, has served on the Board for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, the Board for the Inter-model Transportation Authority of South Central Kentucky, and has chaired the Warren County United Way Campaign.  Dr. Ransdell currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) which operates the global Semester at Sea (SAS) program.   Dr. Ransdell and his wife, Julie, met, dated, and were married while at WKU pursuing their undergraduate degrees. They have two sons—Patrick, who graduated from WKU in 2002,; and Matthew, who graduated from WKU in 2006. Both Patrick and Matthew were lettermen with the WKU baseball team.   Patrick and Brooke (WKU ‘04) were married in August 2004, and are the parents of Walker and Collins Ransdell, WKU classes of 2029 and 2033!  Matthew and Sandra were married in 2014, and both practice law in Tampa, Florida.   Further evidence that Gary and Julie are “all in” for WKU are Spirit and Diddle, their yellow lab and English cocker spaniel!


Director of Athletics

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TODD STEWART DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

NINTH YEAR AT WKU | MIAMI (OHIO) ‘88 Operating with a fast break mentality from the day he was hired, Todd Stewart’s tenure as WKU’s Director of Athletics has been marked by consistent success for the Hilltoppers on the field of play, in the classroom, and in the community. In his four years at the helm, 431 student-athletes have obtained their degrees, WKU has captured 25 total conference championships, and the athletic department staff, coaches and players have devoted over 4,000 hours of community service. Stewart also played an instrumental role in elevating WKU’s athletic programs to Conference USA on July 1, 2014.

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A member of WKU’s senior athletic staff since 2008 and 25-year veteran of collegiate and professional sports, Stewart was named WKU’s Director of Athletics on May 9, 2012, after serving in the role on an interim basis since March 22.

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A total of 108 student-athletes graduated in 2012-13, Stewart’s first full-year as Director of Athletics, and five sport programs (volleyball, women’s swimming and diving, men’s track and field, men’s basketball, softball) won conference championships. Despite a fifth-place conference finish in football, Stewart’s navigation of the bowl landscape helped secure the program’s first ever FBS bowl bid, an at-large appearance in the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Men’s basketball became the first team in NCAA history to win their conference tournament two consecutive years by winning four games in four days each time. Softball posted two wins in the NCAA Tournament, the first in the program’s history. Volleyball also capped a 33-4 season by winning the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament match.

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In the Hilltoppers inaugural season in Conference USA in 2014-15, 104 student-athletes graduated and WKU became the first school in the league’s 20-year history to win eight conference championships and a bowl game in the same season. A total of 56 WKU athletes received the 2015 C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal for having a grade point average of 3.75 or higher, the most of any school in the league. WKU also had a league-high 55 athletes earn Player of the Week honors.

In its final year in the Sun Belt Conference in 2013-14, WKU won the league’s all-sports championship for the sixth overall time but first since 2008. A total of 110 student-athletes graduated during the year, and WKU’s volleyball, soccer, and women’s indoor and outdoor track teams captured Sun Belt Conference regular season championships while the men’s swimming and diving team won the Conference USA Invitational. WKU’s men’s outdoor track program finished tied for 18th in the nation, the highest national team finish for any WKU program since men’s basketball reached the Sweet 16 in 2008.

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The depth of WKU’s success makes the Hilltoppers one of the nation’s most successful all-around athletics programs, as the 25 conference championships during his tenure have been won by 12 different sport programs. The 2015 football program had perhaps the best season in school history. WKU tied the school record for single-season wins (12), became the first school in Conference USA’s 20-year history to go undefeated in regular season league play and also win the league’s championship game, defeated South Florida in the Miami Beach Bowl for the program’s second consecutive bowl victory, and finished the season ranked No. 24 nationally by the Associated Press. WKU Volleyball also finished its season nationally ranked, finishing No. 22 in the final AVCA poll after going 32-4, winning the Conference USA regular season and tournament titles, and sweeping Arizona in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The men’s track team also captured the 2016 Conference USA indoor and outdoor titles, its second consecutive indoor league title.

For the first time since 2008-09, WKU had six sport programs win conference titles for two consecutive seasons (volleyball, women’s basketball, softball, men’s indoor track and field, women’s outdoor track and field, men’s swimming and diving). The football team captured the school’s first ever FBS bowl win in the inaugural Popeyes Bahamas Bowl and gave WKU its second-straight eight-win season behind the strength of the nation’s fourth-ranked offense.


Senior Athletic Staff Stewart has a wide range of experience on many different levels, including nearly two years as WKU’s Senior Associate Athletic Director, over two years as WKU’s Associate Athletic Director for Communications and Media Relations, more than three years as Associate Commissioner for Communications at the Sun Belt Conference and 15 years of communications and media relations experience with two different franchises in the National Football League. Stewart joined WKU in June of 2008 after a 40-month stint as Associate Commissioner for Communications for the Sun Belt Conference, where he and his staff were responsible for internal and external communications for all Sun Belt Conference publicity. He also served on the BCS Media Relations Committee for college football’s 2008 National Championship Game. Prior to coming to the Sun Belt, Stewart worked in the National Football League for 15 years. He was hired by the Cleveland Browns as Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations in 1999, helping to create the franchise’s communications/media relations department as it reentered the league as an expansion team. Stewart developed the Browns’ strategy for releasing organizational messages via press conferences, press releases, interviews, the team’s official web site and publications. Stewart assisted the NFL’s public relations staff at Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans and was the AFC public relations representative at the 2000 Pro Bowl in Hawaii while with the Browns. He also served on the NFL’s Media Policies Committee.

Prior to joining the Browns, Stewart was the Assistant Director of Public Relations for the Indianapolis Colts from 1991-99, where he helped direct activities between the organization, community and media. While with Indianapolis, he worked on the NFL’s public relations staff at Super Bowl XXVII in Los Angeles and at three consecutive AFC Championship Games (1997-99). The Colts’ public relations staff was presented the 1996 Pete Rozelle Award, an annual honor bestowed to the NFL’s top PR staff as voted by the Pro Football Writers of America. Stewart, 49, received his bachelor’s degree in communications from Miami (Ohio) in 1988, where he twice received the Miami University Parents’ Council Student Achievement Award for outstanding service to the university. He worked as a graduate assistant in the sports information department at the University of Tennessee from 1988-90. Stewart currently serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Southern Kentucky and is also a member of the Bowling Green Rotary. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Stewart and his wife, Rebecca, have one son, Blake.

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Craig Biggs Associate Athletic Director, Facilities and Administration

Larry Cash Executive Director, Hilltopper Athletic Foundation

Kyle Chapman Associate Athletic Director, Development

Jim Clark Associate Athletic Director, Development

John McCammon Associate Athletic Director, Compliance and Student Affairs

Matt Morrison Associate Athletic Director, Marketing and Ticket Sales

Kyle Neaves Associate Athletic Director, Communications

Lisa Schneider Assistant to the Director of Athletics, Senior Women’s Administrator

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Student-Athlete Outreach CAROL AND DENNY WEDGE STUDENT-ATHLETE SUCCESS CENTER The Carol and Denny Wedge Student Athlete Success Center opened in January of 2009. SASC is a 10,000 square foot academic complex located in Houchens Smith Stadium and houses the academic advising staff, a computer laboratory and a large study area designated solely for use by studentathletes. The Student Athlete Success Center is also equipped with conference rooms, and several private study rooms for WKU student-athletes to meet with athletic tutors on a one-to-one basis or work on class projects.

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JaShard Justice

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Dixie Mahurin

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Lacee Carmon-Johnson Academic Coordinator

The mission of the Student Athlete Success Center is to help student-athletes have the most positive educational and personal experience possible at WKU. The SASC advisement staff has over 50 years of combined experience. We strive to be the resource hub for WKU student-athletes to obtain success academically and in life after sports.

GOALS OF THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM • To ensure compliance with WKU and NCAA academic requirements

Diana Marshall Academic Advisor

Tanner Siewert Academic Advisor

• To provide academic support services, which will assist student-athletes in achieving academic success with tutorial assistance and proper course selection

half of its total number, earned Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognition from Conference USA for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

• To offer educational workshops focusing on career and personal development

WKU has also seen over 2,300 student-athletes honored by the conference office since 2004-05.

• To assist student-athletes in determining career goals and interests

Academic success is not confined to just one sport, but a major emphasis across all of them. Each of WKU’s 16 athletic teams achieved an APR score of 950 or higher for the first time in program history, a full 20 points above the NCAA’s mandated 930 score. Two programs (volleyball and women’s tennis) achieved perfect 1,000 scores in consecutive seasons.

• To exceed general student population semester and cumulative grade point average • To exceed general student population graduation rate

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A total of 352 WKU student-athletes over that span, over

WKU Athletics has a commitment to growing sports in the Bowling Green community and the ability to demonstrate leadership in social responsibility. In 2015, the Hilltoppers combined to contribute over 2,500 hours of community service to Bowling Green and its surrounding areas.

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CONFERENCE LEADERS IN ACADEMICS Academic achievement is a high priority on The Hill, and in WKU’s two seasons as members of C-USA, a total of 97 WKU student-athletes earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal, with a league-high 54 coming from C-USAsponsored sports in 2014-15, for having a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better.

HILLTOPPERS WITH HEART Hilltoppers with Heart is WKU’s community service initiative, designed to give WKU student‐athletes, coaches and staff the unique opportunity to make an impact in the community by volunteering their time and talent with numerous organizations.

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• To achieve a minimum Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 930 for all sports

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Big Red

BIG RED

THE SPIRIT OF WESTERN

Big Red, Western Kentucky University’s athletic mascot, was born in the fall of 1979 and celebrates its birthday on December 1st. Big Red can be best described as the Spirit of Western! The huge, furry, lovable creature was originally designed and built by WKU student Ralph Carey, (’80 WKU graduate), of Cincinnati, and made its’ debut during the Hilltoppers’ 1979-80 basketball season. Big Red has become a big hit with fans of all ages throughout the state and the nation. Big Red’s signature moves are the belly slide and belly shake. Big Red is an eight-time participant in the Capital One Mascot Challenge and, in 2012, Big Red was named the first member of the Capital One Mascot Hall of Fame. Prior to the 2013 season, Sports Illustrated rated Big Red as the number nine mascot in college football. Of course, on The Hill, we all think Big Red is No. 1. The ultimate fan and supporter of all WKU’s intercollegiate sports, Big Red won the “Key to Spirit” award, the highest honor presented to team mascots at the time, at the Universal Cheerleading Association competition in 1980, 1981 and again in 1983. In the spring of 1990, Big Red reached the “Final Four” of the UCA’s second annual national championship event in San Antonio, TX, taking third-place honors. Then, in the spring of 1996, Big Red reached the “Final Four” of ESPN SportZone’s “Battle of the Mascots” in public balloting on the Internet. Big Red was the centerpiece of ESPN’s promotion of the 25,000th Sports Center, airing in August 2002. In 2005, Big Red placed second at the Universal Cheerleader Association’s Summer Camp in Knoxville, TN. Also, in 2005 Big Red was voted the favorite mascot (of participating schools) at the NCAA Mascot Mania celebration in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Conference USA

Conference USA begins its 22nd year in 2016-17 as it continues to compete and promote the success of its studentathletes. The league has adapted to the ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics over its first two-plus decades, but the commitment to excellence, integrity, leadership and its student athletes in competition, academics and community is unwavering. Conference USA enjoys a far-reaching fan base with its 14 members: Charlotte, FIU, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion, Rice, Southern Miss, UAB, UTEP, UTSA and WKU. Debuting in 1995, Conference USA teams have combined for 93 bowl appearances in football, 104 NCAA Tournament appearances in basketball, including three Final Fours, 67 NCAA baseball appearances including six College World Series berths, 84 NCAA soccer tournament appearances including four trips to the College Cup, and 36 individual national champions in track and field and cross country. Success is not limited to athletic achievement, however, as 207 Conference USA student-athletes have garnered Academic All-America honors, 722 have achieved academic all-district laurels and thousands of student-athletes have earned a college degree. Conference USA sponsors competition in 19 sports – nine for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field) and 10 for women (basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball).

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The league promotes the scholar-athlete ideal, honoring outstanding academic achievement with numerous conference-sponsored awards, including the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Commissioner’s Academic Medal as well as sport-specific All-Academic teams. C-USA annually awards postgraduate scholarships, along with the Sport Academic Awards, Scholar-Athletes of the Year and the Institutional Academic Excellence Award. Additionally, Conference USA presents a Spirit of Service Award three times each year, recognizing student-athletes who excel on the field, in the classroom and give back to the community through significant service efforts and participation.

SUCCESS ON THE PLAYING FIELD

Conference USA performers have achieved great success in competition, placing the league among the top conferences in the nation. Football • 93 teams have earned bowl bids • Eligible for the College Football Playoff • Conference USA has 10 bowl affiliations through the 2019 season, securing a minimum of five berths annually. • Conference USA has primary bowl tie-ins with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Hawai’i Bowl, Marmot Boca Raton Bowl. Miami Beach Bowl, Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, St. Petersburg Bowl and Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl, along with secondary arrangements with the Camping World Independence Bowl and the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.


Conference USA Men’s Basketball • 124 postseason teams (52 NCAA, 47 NIT, 11 CBI, 10 CIT) • One National Championship title game appearance • Three Final Four teams • Seven Elite Eight NCAA Tournament teams • One NIT Champion and five NIT semifinalists • Inaugural CBI Champion • One CIT Champion • Inaugural Las Vegas 16 Champion Women’s Basketball • 51 NCAA Tournament appearances • 55 WNIT appearances • One Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament team • Four WNIT semifinalists • One WBI Champion Baseball • 67 NCAA appearances • Six College World Series appearances (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2001) • 14 Super Regional appearances • Has produced at least four NCAA teams in 10 of the past 15 seasons In addition to the numerous NCAA Tournament berths, C-USA has sent four men’s soccer teams to the NCAA College Cup, three softball teams to the Women’s College World Series and three volleyball teams to the NCAA Sweet 16. The league has also had 36 national champions in NCAA track and field competition, one national champion in diving, and numerous NCAA individual and team competitors in cross country, golf, swimming, tennis, and track and field. Overall, Conference USA teams and individuals have made nearly 2,000 NCAA appearances.

Conference USA has significant representation in the NCAA governance structure. The presidents of the member institutions serve as the league’s Board of Directors.

A PROUD HISTORY

Conference USA was formed in 1995 and quickly emerged as one of the nation’s top conferences. The conference unveiled its name, logo and commissioner April 24, 1995, in Chicago. The league’s charter members were Charlotte, Cincinnati, DePaul, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Tulane, UAB and USF. Eleven of the institutions began athletic participation in 1995, while Houston joined competition in the fall of 1996. The league’s headquarters were established in Chicago and, after nine years, relocated to the current office in Irving, Texas. Britton Banowsky was named Commissioner in October 2002, succeeding Mike Slive, the league’s first Commissioner. In October 2015, Judy MacLeod became the league’s third Commissioner. C-USA added East Carolina (September, 1996) and the United States Military Academy (March, 1997) as football members. ECU began league competition in 1997; Army in 1998 and UAB began football play in 1999. The league brought in TCU and ECU (1999) for all sports and they began competition in 2001. USF started C-USA football in 2003. Marshall, Rice, SMU, Tulsa, UCF and UTEP became full-time Conference USA members for all sports in 2005. In 2013, charter member Charlotte returned to C-USA and was joined by new members FIU, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion and UTSA. WKU joined the league on July 1, 2014.

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C-USA membership include institutions within eight of the Top 40 media markets and four in the Top 25 according to Nielsen. C-USA home markets this year will include more than 13 million TV households, a 30 percent increase from three years ago.

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C-USA enjoys significant television exposure through partnerships with ESPN, CBS Sports Network, American Sports Network (ASN) and beIN SPORTS. The multi-tiered selection process that is rooted in partnering with all four networks provides extensive national exposure for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and all other conference sports.

C-USA IN THE COMMUNITY

The conference’s current footprint is concentrated with 14 members in 10 states and a combined area population of more than 30 million. With a commitment to community involvement, the conference developed several initiatives to maintain strong ties in C-USA cities, as well as with fans and alumni across the country. C-USA schools also place a priority on giving back to their communities through volunteer service with local and national organizations. Individually, student-athletes are recognized each season through the Spirit of Service award.

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C-USA ON TV

CUSA.TV will officially launch in the Summer of 2016 making all non-televised team sports available as part of a subscription package. The site will offer all events in one location so fans can watch home and away matchups of their favorite team or season long events from their favorite sport. The site will showcase weekly feature stories as well as postgame interviews, players of the week highlights and other exciting content.

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C-USA institutions are among the nation’s best in academic performance of student-athletes, bolstered by the fact that student-athletes at league schools have a higher graduation rate than the general student population. Among C-USA’s 5,000 student-athletes, there are champions off the playing field as well. In 21 years, more than 30,000 student-athletes have been named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll or received the Commissioner’s Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom.

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C-USA Championship Game C-USA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Saturday, December 3 Time: TBA on ESPN or ESPN 2 WEST EAST LA Tech Charlotte North Texas FIU Rice Florida Atlantic Southern Miss Marshall UTEP Middle Tennessee UTSA Old Dominion WKU

2016 C-USA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Conference USA will host its 12th football championship game in 2016. The event is slated for Saturday, December 3, and will be televised by ESPN or ESPN 2. The team with the highest league winning percentage will serve as host site for the game. The title game will feature champions from the East and West divisions of the league. Seven different schools have hosted the first 11 championship games. WKU won its first Conference USA Football Championship last season with a victory over Southern Miss at Smith Stadium. Southern Miss won the 2011 C-USA Championship, when the nationallyranked Golden Eagles defeated previously undefeated Houston on the Cougars home field. Former members East Carolina, Tulsa and UCF each won two championship games, while Houston claimed one crown. Year 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996

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Champion (C-USA Record) WKU (8-0) Marshall (7-1) Rice (7-1) Tulsa (7-1) Southern Miss (7-1) UCF (7-1) East Carolina (6-2) East Carolina (6-2) UCF (7-1) Houston (7-1) Tulsa (6-2) Louisville (8-0) Southern Miss (8-0) TCU (6-2) and Cincinnati (6-2) Louisville (6-1) Louisville (6-1) Southern Miss (6-0) Tulane (6-0) Southern Miss (6-0) Houston (4-1) and Southern Miss (4-1) 2015 Conference USA Champions

C-USA TIEBREAKER Home field for the C-USA Championship Game will be awarded to the team that posts the highest regular season winning percentage against conference opposition. The first tiebreaker is the winner of a head-to-head match-up. If still tied, the most recent College Football Playoff Selection Committee poll will be sued if one team or both teams are ranked. If they remain tied, highest average computer ranking will be used. MEDIA CREDENTIALS Members of the media that wish to cover the C-USA Championship game will be required to request credentials through the league’s online credential application system available at conferenceusa.com/ Media Center Details about the C-USA Championship Game will be available throughout the season on ConferenceUSA. com. For additional information, please contact C-USA Media Relations at 214/774-1300. C-USA STADIUMS Charlotte Jerry Richardson Stadium (15,314) FIU Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium (20,000) Florida Atlantic FAU Stadium (29,495) LA Tech Joe Aillet Stadium (28,019) Marshall Joan C. Edwards Stadium (38,224) Middle Tennessee Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium (30,788) North Texas Apogee Stadium (30,850) Old Dominion Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium (20,118) Rice Rice Stadium (47,000) Southern Miss M.M. Roberts Stadium (36,000) UTEP Sun Bowl (51,500) UTSA Alamodome (36,582) WKU Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium (22.113)


C-USA Bowl Partners C-USA BOWL OVERVIEW 2016-2019

Conference USA will have 10 bowl affiliations through the 2019 season, securing a minimum of five berths annually and offering fans a number of great destinations across America and beyond. Conference USA has agreements with three bowls in the state of Florida: the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl, the Miami Beach Bowl and the St. Petersburg Bowl, along with an agreement with the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl near the coast of the Sunshine State. C-USA maintains longtime relationships with the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl and the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl in the central region as well as the Gildan New Mexico Bowl in the southwest and the Hawaii Bowl in the far West. Conference USA has secondary agreements with two bowls also located right within the league’s footprint, giving teams the opportunities to participate in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas and the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.

2016 FOOTBALL Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl Date: Dec. 27 (Dallas, Texas) Opponent: Big Ten selection Independence Bowl (secondary) Date: Dec. 26 (Shreveport, La.) Opponent: ACC or SEC selection

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF The Playoff During 2014-15 season, college football entered a new era when postseason playoffs began. The format is simple: top four teams, two semifinals played in bowl games, and a national championship game played in a different city each year. Each semifinal will be played during the New Year’s holiday with the national championship game in prime time on a Monday night at least a week later.

In these bowls, Conference USA will have the opportunity to face opponents from the American Athletic, Big 12, Big Ten, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt Conferences.

C-USA BOWL 2016 SYNOPSIS

Conference USA has secured guaranteed commitments with six bowl partners for the 2016 season, as well as one secondary agreement: Marmot Boca Raton, Gildan New Mexico, Hawai’i, Popeyes Bahamas, R+L Carriers New Orleans and Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowls are primary agreements. The Camping World Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., is a secondary agreement, should the ACC or SEC not be able to provide a bowl-eligible team. There is no set selection order among C-USA’s bowl partners.

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Date: Dec. 23 (Nassau, Bahamas) Opponent: American Athletic/MAC selection

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OPPONENTS

Hawai’i Bowl Date: Dec. 24 (Honolulu, Hawai’i) Opponent: Mountain West selection

C-USA and the College Football Playoff As a member of the College Football Playoff, Conference USA will be a part of one of the College Football Playoff bowls if it has the highest rated champion from among the American Athletic, C-USA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt Conferences.

UNIVERSIT Y

Marmot Boca Raton Bowl Date: Dec. 20 (Boca Raton, Florida) Opponent: American Athletic selection

For the 2016-17 season, the Capital One Orange (Dec. 30), Goodyear Cotton Bowl (Jan. 2), Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual (Jan. 2) and Allstate Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2) will host its regular bowl games, while the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Dec. 31) and Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 31), will host semifinals. The College Football Championship will be held on Monday, Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla.

HISTORY

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Date: Dec. 17 (New Orleans, Louisiana) Opponent: Sun Belt selection

The Rotation The semifinals will rotate among six different bowls, extending the experience to more fans. In the years when the bowls are not hosting semifinals, the bowls will feature eight other teams in four compelling matchups.

2015 REVIEW

Gildan New Mexico Bowl Date: Dec. 17 (Albuquerque, N.M.) Opponent: Mountain West selection

HILLTOPPERS

2016 Bowl Agreements

GENERAL

As a member of the College Football Playoff, Conference USA will be a part of one of the CFP bowls if it produces the highest rated champion from among the American Athletic, C-USA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt Conferences.

The Selection Committee A selection committee will choose the four teams for the playoff based on their performance during the regular season, including, strength of schedule, head-to-head results, championships won, and other factors. The teams will be seeded so that #1 will play #4 in one semifinal and #2 will meet #3 in the other, with the winners advancing to the national championship game.


C-USA Bowl Partners

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Date: December 17, 2016 Time: 1 p.m. CST Stadium: University Stadium (37,792) Network: ESPN Opponent: Mountain West Selection Phone: 505-925-5999 Executive Director: Jeff Siembieda Media Relations Director: RaeAnn McKernan Mailing Address: 801 University SE Ste. 104 Albuquerque, NM 87106 Website: www.gildannewmexicobowl.com Facebook: NewMexicoBowl Twitter: @GildanNewMexicoBowl

Location: New Orleans, La. Date: December 17, 2016 Time: 8 p.m. CT Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (73,208) Network: ESPN Opponent: Sun Belt Conference Opponent Executive Director: Billy Ferrante V.P., Communications: Sam Joffray Phone: 504-525-5678 Mailing Address: 2020 St. Charles Avenue, 5th Floor New Orleans, LA 70130 Website: www.neworleansbowl.org Facebook: neworleansbowl Twitter: @NewOrleansBowl

Past Results 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

Past Results 2015 Louisiana Tech 47, Arkansas State 28 2014 Louisiana-Lafayette 16, Nevada 3 2013 Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 2012 Louisiana-Lafayette 43, East Carolina 34 2011 Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30 2010 Troy 48, Ohio 21 2009 Middle Tennessee 42, Southern Miss 32 2008 Southern Miss 30, Troy 27 (ot) 2007 Florida Atlantic 44, Memphis 27 2006 Troy 41, Rice 17 2005 Southern Miss 31, Arkansas State 19 (Lafayette, La.) 2004 Southern Miss 31, North Texas 10 2003 Memphis 27, North Texas 17 2002 North Texas 24, Cincinnati 19 2001 Colorado State 45, North Texas 20

Arizona 45, New Mexico 37 Utah State 21, UTEP 6 Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Arizona 49, Nevada 48 Temple 37, Wyoming 15 BYU 52, UTEP 24 Wyoming 35, Fresno State 28 (2OT) Colorado State 40, Fresno State 35 New Mexico 23, Nevada 0 San Jose State 20, New Mexico 12

Bowl Notes: Conference USA will enter its third year as a primary partner with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl and is scheduled to send a team to Albuquerque each seasons between 2016 and 2019. C-USA will face a representative from the Mountain West Conference each season at University Stadium on the campus of the University of New Mexico….C-USA has participated in the New Mexico Bowl twice before, as UTEP met its former conference rival BYU in 2010 and the Miners met Utah State in last season’s matchup…This year’s game will mark the 11th in the bowl’s history, which produced two of the highest scoring and most exciting comeback finishes among all bowl games in 2012 and 2013….This bowl will once again be played on the opening day of the bowl season, which it has nearly each time during its existence.

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Bowl Notes: Conference USA is scheduled be a part of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl for the 12th time in the bowl’s 16 years, facing an opponent from the Sun Belt Conference…. This year’s game will mark the seventh straight year it has been played on a Saturday, with an 8 pm kickoff scheduled…. Current Conference USA members Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Rice and Southern Miss have each participated in previous New Orleans Bowls, with the Golden Eagles three victories ranking second among all schools to play in the game. North Texas and Southern Miss have tied for the most appearances with four apiece…. The New Orleans Bowl is played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, site of seven Super Bowl games.


C-USA Bowl Partners

Hawai’i Bowl

2016 FOOTBALL

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Location: Honolulu, Hawai’i Date: December 24, 2016 Time: 7 p.m. CT Stadium: Aloha Stadium (50,000) Network: ESPN Opponent: Mountain West Selection Phone: 808/523-3688 Executive Director: Daryl Garvin Media Relations Director: Derek Inouchi Mailing Address: 841 Bishop Street, Suite 2100 Honolulu, HI 96813 Website: www.sheratonhawaiibowl.com Facebook: HawaiiBowl Twitter: @HawaiiBowl

Location: Nassau, Bahamas Date: December 23, 2016 Time: 12 p.m. CT Stadium: Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium (15,000) Network: ESPN Opponent: Mid-American or American Athletic Selection Phone: 678/908-4853 Executive Director: Richard Gianinni Media Relations Director: Chris Pika Mailing Address: TBA Phone: 678/908-4853 Website: www.bahamasbowl.com Facebook: PopeyesBahamasBowl Twitter: @TheBahamasBowl

Past Results 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Past Results 2015 2014

2015 REVIEW

Bowl Notes: The third annual Popeyes Bahamas Bowl will kick off Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at Nassau’s Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium….Conference USA is once again scheduled to be a part of the game, facing an opponent from either the American Athletic Conference or the Mid-American Conference….Middle Tennessee represented Conference USA in last year’s game, falling to Western Michigan, 45-31….The inaugural 2014 game saw WKU QB Brandon Doughty throw for 486 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Hilltoppers to their first bowl win, 49-48 over Central Michigan, in the wildest bowl game that season.…The game is based in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas and the average high temperature in December is 79 degrees….The 2014 Bahamas Bowl marked the first postseason FBS bowl game outside of either the United States or Canada between two U.S. teams since the Jan. 1, 1937 Bacardi Bowl in Havana, Cuba…The Popeyes Bahamas Bowl is part of an impressive stable of events in football and basketball for ESPN Events.

HILLTOPPERS HISTORY

Bowl Notes: The Hawai’i Bowl enters its 15th year and this will mark the 11th time that Conference USA will be a part of the Christmas Eve game….C-USA teams have won each of their last six appearances in the game and are 7-3 all-time…. Nine different schools have played in the game, with Rice being the most recent. The Owls posted a 30-6 win in 2014, the fewest points allowed in a Hawaii Bowl game….In its first 14 years, the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl has gained a reputation for offensive shootouts, with the winning team topping the 40-point mark in 10 games, while the losing team has scored 35 or more points five times.

Western Michigan 45, MTSU 31 WKU 49, Central Michigan 48

GENERAL

San Diego State 42, Cincinnati 7 Rice 30, Fresno State 6 Oregon State 38, Boise State 28 SMU 43, Fresno State 10 Southern Miss 24, Nevada 17 Tulsa 62, Hawai’i 35 SMU 45, Nevada 10 Notre Dame 49, Hawai’i 21 East Carolina 41, Boise State 38 Hawai’i 41, Arizona State 24 Nevada 49, UCF 48 (OT) Hawai’i 59, UAB 40 Hawai’i 54, Houston 48 (3OT) Tulane 36, Hawai’i 28

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Boca Raton Bowl

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

Location: Boca Raton, Fla. Date: December 20, 2016 Time: 6 p.m. CT Stadium: FAU Stadium (29,419) Network: ESPN Opponent: American Athletic Conference Selection Phone: 561/362-3660 Executive Director: Doug Mosley Media Relations Director: Rachel Rodriguez Mailing Address: TBA Website: www.espnevents.com/boca-raton-bowl/ Facebook: marmotbocabowl Twitter: @BocaBowl

Location: Dallas, Texas Date: December 27, 2016 Time: 11 a.m. CT Stadium: Cotton Bowl Network: ESPN Opponent: Big Ten Selection Phone: 214-389-4300 Executive Director: Brant Ringler Media Director: Tim Simmons Mailing Address: 505 Main Street, Suite 270 Fort Worth, Texas 76132 Website: www.theheartofdallasbowl.com Facebook: theheartofdallasbowl Twitter: @HODBowl

Past Results 2015 2014

Past Results 2015 2014 2014 2013 2012 2011

Toledo 32, Temple 17 Marshall 52, Northern Illinois 23

Bowl Notes: Conference USA will make a return appearance in the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday, December 20, the only bowl game being played on that day….C-USA Champion Marshall won the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl in 2014, defeating Mid-American Conference Champion Northern Illinois, 52-23….The game is played at five-year old FAU Stadium, the home of C-USA member Florida Atlantic… .C-USA will again face an opponent from the Mid-American Conference in the game.

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Washington 44, Southern Miss 31 Louisiana Tech 35, Illinois 18 North Texas 36, UNLV 14 Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14 Houston 30, Penn State 14 Texas Tech 45, Northwestern 38

Bowl Notes: Conference USA is slated to play an opponent from the Big Ten Conference in the seventh annual Heart of Dallas Bowl on December 27…The bowl is the only one that honors first responders and it also benefits organizations working to eradicate homelessness in Dallas…Last year, Southern Miss became the first C-USA school to play a Pac-12 team in a bowl game, falling to Washington, 44-31…The 2014 game saw C-USA West Division Champion Louisiana Tech defeat Illinois, 35-18, as Houston Bates recorded a bowl record 4.5 sacks for the Bulldogs…In 2013, North Texas celebrated its return to postseason play with a 36-14 win over UNLV in front of a partisan Mean Green crowd at Cotton Bowl Stadium… Conference USA made its first appearance in the bowl on Jan. 1, 2012 when No. 17 Houston concluded a 13-1 season with a win over No. 22 Penn State in a matchup of nationally-ranked teams. It was one of just nine bowl games during the 2011-12 bowl season that matched two top 25 teams.


C-USA Bowl Partners

2016 FOOTBALL

2016-17 BOWL SCHEDULE

Camping World Independence Bowl Location: Shreveport, Louisiana Date: December 26, 2016 Time: 4 p.m. CT Stadium: Independence Stadium (48,975) Network: ESPN2 Opponent: ACC or SEC Selection Phone: 318-221-0712 Executive Director: Missy Setters Media Relations Director: Stefan Nolet Mailing Address: 401 Market St., Suite 120 Shreveport, LA 71101 Website: www.campingworldindependencebowl.com Facebook: independencebowl Twitter: @IndyBowl

LOCATION Atlanta, Ga.

TIME NETWORK 11 a.m. ABC

Albuquerque, N.M. 1 p.m.

ESPN

Las Vegas, Nev.

2:30 p.m.

ABC

Orlando, Fla.

4:30 p.m.

CBSSN

Montgomery, Ala. 4:30 p.m.

ESPN

New Orleans, La.

8 p.m.

ESPN

Miami, Fla.

1:30 p.m.

ESPN

Boca Raton, Fla.

6 p.m.

ESPN

San Diego, Calif.

8 p.m.

ESPN

Nassau, Bahamas

12 p.m.

ESPN

Fort Worth, Texas

3:30 p.m.

ESPN

Mobile, Ala.

7 p.m.

ESPN

Honolulu, Hawaii

7 p.m.

ESPN

St. Petersburg, Fla. 10 a.m.

ESPN

Detroit, Mich.

1:30 p.m.

Shreveport, La.

4 p.m.

ESPN2

Dallas, Texas

11 a.m.

ESPN

Annapolis, Md.

2:30 p.m.

ESPN

San Diego, Calif.

6 p.m.

ESPN

Phoenix, Ariz.

9:15 p.m.

ESPN

Bronx, N.Y.

1 p.m.

ESPN

Orlando, Fla.

4:30 p.m.

ESPN

Houston, Texas

8 p.m.

ESPN

Birmingham, Ala. 1 p.m.

ESPN

Charlotte, N.C.

ESPN

4:30 p.m.

ESPN

ESPN

1 p.m.

CBS

Tucson, Ariz.

TBA?

Nashville, Tenn.

2:30 p.m.

ESPN

Miami, Fla.

7 p.m.

ESPN

Orlando, Fla.

10 a.m.

ABC

Jacksonville, Fla.

10 a.m.

ESPN

Atlanta, Ga.

3 p.m./7 p.m. ESPN

Glendale, Ariz.

3 p.m./7 p.m. ESPN

Tampa, Fla.

12 p.m.

ABC

Arlington, Texas

12 p.m.

ESPN

Pasadena, Calif.

4 p.m.

ESPN

New Orleans, La.

7:30 p.m.

ESPN

Tampa, Fla.

7:30 p.m.

ESPN

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11 a.m.

El Paso, Texas

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Memphis, Tenn.

HISTORY

ESPN

2015 REVIEW

San Antonio, Texas 8 p.m.

HILLTOPPERS

BOWL AFR Celebration Bowl (MEAC vs. SWAC) Gildan New Mexico Bowl (C-USA vs. Mountain West) Las Vegas Bowl (Mountain West vs. Pac-12) AutoNation Cure Bowl (American vs. Sun Belt) Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (MAC vs. Sun Belt) R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (C-USA vs. Sun Belt) Miami Beach Bowl (MAC vs. American) Marmot Boca Raton Bowl (C-USA vs. MAC) SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl (Mountain West vs. BYU) Popeyes Bahamas Bowl (C-USA vs. American/MAC) Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Navy vs. Big 12) GoDaddy Bowl (Sun Belt vs. MAC) Hawai’i Bowl (C-USA vs. Mountain West) St. Petersburg Bowl (ACC/Notre Dame vs. American) Quick Lane Bowl (ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big Ten) Camping World Independence Bowl (ACC vs. SEC (or C-USA) Zacby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl (Big Ten vs. C-USA) Military Bowl (ACC/Notre Dame vs. American) Holiday Bowl (Pac-12 vs. Big Ten) Cactus Bowl (ACC/Notre Dame vs. AAC) New Era Pinstripe Bowl (ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big Ten) Russell Athletic Bowl (ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big 12) AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl (Big 12 vs. SEC) Birmingham Bowl (SEC vs. American) Belk Bowl (ACC/Notre Dame vs. SEC) Valero Alamo Bowl (Big 12 vs. Pac 12) AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Big 12 vs. SEC) Hyundai Sun Bowl (ACC/Notre Dame vs. Pac 12) Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl (Sun Belt vs. Mountain West) Music City Bowl (SEC vs. ACC/ND/Big Ten) Capital One Orange Bowl (New Year’s Six) Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl (SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC/Notre Dame) Taxslayer Bowl (Big Ten/ACC/ND vs. SEC) Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Playoff Semifinal Game) Fiesta Bowl (Playoff Semifinal) Outback Bowl (Big Ten vs. SEC) Goodyear Cotton Bowl (New Year’s Six) Rose Bowl Game (New Year’s Six) Allstate Sugar Bowl (New Year’s Six) National Championship Game

GENERAL

Past Results (C-USA Schools Only) 2008 Louisiana Tech 17, Northern Illinois 10 1990 Louisiana Tech 34, Maryland 34 1988 Southern Miss 38, UTEP 18 1980 Southern Miss 16, McNeese State 14 1978 East Carolina 35, Louisiana Tech 13 1977 Louisiana Tech 24, Louisville 14 Bowl Notes: Conference USA maintains a secondary partnership with the Independence Bowl, played at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. C-USA will provide a surplus team to the bowl in the event the Southeastern Conference or Atlantic Coast Conference are unable to provide a team ….The game was established in 1976 and named the Independence Bowl because it was established during the nation’s Bicentennial year. It is the nation’s 11th-oldest game….Current C-USA members Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss and UTEP have previously played in the Independence Bowl.

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2015 C-USA Statistics 2015 STANDINGS East Division

C-USA

West Division

C-USA

All Games

*Southern Miss Louisiana Tech UTSA UTEP Rice North Texas

W-L Pct. H A Div. Pts Opp 7-1 .875 4-0 3-1 5-0 348 143 6-2 .750 3-1 3-1 4-1 283 208 3-5 .375 1-3 2-2 2-3 191 231 3-5 .375 2-2 1-3 2-3 138 214 3-5 .375 1-3 2-2 1-4 174 271 1-7 .125 1-3 0-4 1-4 146 312

W-L Pct. H A Pts Opp 9-5 .643 5-1 4-4 559 358 9-4 .692 5-1 4-3 488 349 3-9 .250 1-5 2-4 271 405 5-7 .417 3-2 2-5 248 395 5-7 .417 3-3 2-4 313 430 1-11 .083 1-4 0-7 182 495

W-L Pct. H A Div. Pts Opp *WKU 8-0 1.000 4-0 4-0 5-0 405 188 Middle Tennessee 6-2 .750 4-0 2-2 4-1 293 206 Marshall 6-2 .750 4-0 2-2 4-2 259 133 FIU 3-5 .375 3-1 0-4 2-4 216 270 Florida Atlantic 3-5 .375 1-3 2-2 3-3 177 201 Old Dominion 3-5 .375 2-2 1-3 1-4 215 298 Charlotte 0-8 .000 0-4 0-4 0-5 140 310

All Games W-L Pct. H A Pts Opp 12-2 .857 6-0 6-2 620 363 7-6 .538 5-1 2-5 442 346 10-3 .769 6-0 4-3 407 231 5-7 .417 4-1 1-6 306 358 3-9 .250 1-5 2-4 270 345 5-7 .417 3-4 2-3 291 429 2-10 .167 1-5 1-5 210 435

* - Divison champions. WKU won the 2015 Conference USA Championship.

2015 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING Lawry, R., ODU Wales, A., WKU Dixon, K., TECH Williams, J., UTSA Phillips, K., CHA

G 11 11 11 11 11

ATT YDS 194 1136 155 1091 197 1070 173 1042 190 961

AVG 5.9 7.0 5.4 6.0 5.1

PASS EFFICIENCY Doughty, B., WKU Mullens, N., USM Driskel, J., TECH Stockstill, B., MTSU Jackson, D., RICE

G 14 14 13 13 12

CMP ATT INT 388 540 9 331 521 12 281 450 8 327 490 9 185 316 7

PCT 71.9 63.5 62.4 66.7 58.5

TOTAL OFFENSE Doughty, B., WKU Driskel, J., TECH Mullens, N., USM Stockstill, B., MTSU Litton, C., MAR

G RUSH PASS PLAYS TOTAL YDS/G 14 -122 5055 567 4933 352.4 13 323 4033 542 4356 335.1 14 -92 4476 564 4384 313.1 13 37 4005 550 4042 310.9 11 44 2605 431 2649 240.8

REC. YDS/GAME Thomas, M., USM Taylor, T., WKU James, R., MTSU Taylor, T., TECH Pascal, Z., ODU

G 13 14 13 13 12

REC 71 86 108 99 69

ALL-PURPOSE Dixon, K., TECH Smith, I., USM Thomas, M., USM Pascal, Z., ODU Richard, J., USM

G 11 14 13 12 13

Rush Rcv PR KR Yds Avg/G 1070 467 0 0 1537 139.7 1128 515 0 233 1876 134.0 0 1391 0 311 1702 130.9 165 975 0 414 1554 129.5 1098 284 92 145 1619 124.5

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YDS 1391 1467 1346 1282 975

TD 14 17 8 9 8

TD YDS/G 11 103.3 9 99.2 19 97.3 8 94.7 5 87.4

YDS TD EFF 5055 48 176.5 4476 38 155.2 4033 27 154.0 4005 30 151.9 2348 18 135.3

AVG/C YDS/G 19.6 107.0 17.1 104.8 12.5 103.5 12.9 98.6 14.1 81.2

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INTERCEPTIONS Misher, F., ODU Byard, K., MTSU Okotcha, UTSA Leblanc, C., FAU Winchester, T., CHA

G 12 12 12 12 12

INT 4 4 4 4 4

YDS TD 82 0 50 0 39 0 27 0 1 0

TACKLES Ricks, T., ODU McKelvey, E., MAR McClain, K., NT Gray, J., NT Wheeler, UTSA Lang, T., MAR Misher, F., ODU Douglas, UTSA Fitte, B., TECH Davila, J., ODU

G 12 13 12 12 11 11 12 10 13 11

UA 47 50 77 71 62 40 48 32 59 40

A 76 71 33 33 31 51 51 50 45 47

TOTAL TPG 123 10.2 121 9.3 110 9.2 104 8.7 93 8.5 91 8.3 99 8.2 82 8.2 104 8.0 87 7.9

SACKS Hendrickson, T., FAU Thompson, G., MAR Neill, UTSA Wakefield, M., FIU Bradley, D., USM

G UA 12 10 13 9 12 8 12 7 14 5

A 6 0 1 1 3

TOTAL 13.0 9.0 8.5 7.5 6.5

TACKLES FOR LOSS Ferguson, J., TECH Hendrickson, T., FAU Jones, A., UTEP Ogunjobi, L., CHA Wakefield, M., FIU

G 12 12 12 12 12

Avg. 1.25 1.21 1.21 1.21 1.17

TOTAL 15.0 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.0

INT/G 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33


2015 C-USA Statistics

2016 FOOTBALL

2015 TEAM STATISTICS RUSHING OFFENSE

Southern Miss Rice Marshall UTSA Florida Atlantic Charlotte Louisiana Tech North Texas WKU Old Dominion UTEP Middle Tennessee FIU

G

14 12 13 12 12 12 13 12 14 12 12 13 12

ATT YDS AVG TD YDS/G 502 533 496 510 497 563 431 436 464 401 448 503 385

2517 5.0 2131 4.0 2196 4.4 2026 4.0 1977 4.0 1957 3.5 2075 4.8 1904 4.4 2159 4.7 1821 4.5 1773 4.0 1894 3.8 1319 3.5

31 21 19 16 15 9 27 7 30 16 8 23 15

179.8 177.6 168.9 168.8 164.8 163.1 159.6 158.7 154.2 151.8 147.8 145.7 109.9

PASS OFFENSE G CMP ATT INT PCT YDS AVG TD YDS/G

WKU Southern Miss Louisiana Tech Middle Tennessee FIU Marshall Rice Old Dominion Florida Atlantic UTEP UTSA Charlotte North Texas

14 398 554 14 338 531 13 297 479 13 334 501 12 274 439 13 275 471 12 212 373 12 235 433 12 206 393 12 213 385 12 211 360 12 196 375 12 190 407

TOTAL OFFENSE G

R

71.8 5211 63.7 4616 62.0 4201 66.7 4052 62.4 2854 58.4 3009 56.8 2691 54.3 2634 52.4 2557 55.3 2341 58.6 2321 52.3 2082 46.7 1937

9.4 8.7 8.8 8.1 6.5 6.4 7.2 6.1 6.5 6.1 6.4 5.6 4.8

50 40 28 31 22 25 20 20 12 18 17 12 12

372.2 329.7 323.2 311.7 237.8 231.5 224.2 219.5 213.1 195.1 193.4 173.5 161.4

P PYS YDS AVG. TD YDS/G

14 2159 5211 1018 7370 7.2 14 2517 4616 1033 7133 6.9 13 2075 4201 910 6276 6.9 13 1894 4052 1004 5946 5.9 12 2131 2691 906 4822 5.3 13 2196 3009 967 5205 5.4 12 1977 2557 890 4534 5.1 12 1821 2634 834 4455 5.3 12 2026 2321 870 4347 5.0 12 1319 2854 824 4173 5.1 12 1773 2341 833 4114 4.9 12 1957 2082 938 4039 4.3 12 1904 1937 843 3841 4.6

80 526.4 71 509.5 55 482.8 54 457.4 41 401.8 44 400.4 27 377.8 36 371.2 33 362.2 37 347.8 26 342.8 21 336.6 19 320.1

13 440 14 506 13 484 12 394 14 525 13 546 12 504 12 483 12 482 12 444 12 500 12 522 12 530

PASS EFF. DEF.

ATT CMP INT PCT YDS TD EFF

Marshall Southern Miss Middle Tennessee WKU Louisiana Tech Charlotte FIU Old Dominion Florida Atlantic UTSA UTEP North Texas Rice

TOTAL DEFENSE

Marshall Louisiana Tech Southern Miss Florida Atlantic Middle Tennessee WKU FIU Charlotte UTEP Old Dominion UTSA Rice North Texas

452 492 482 472 484 407 372 403 373 410 359 373 309

R

225 271 285 254 289 240 231 251 217 245 203 256 185

1546 3.5 13 118.9 2126 4.2 17 151.9 1978 4.1 18 152.2 1953 5.0 19 162.8 2326 4.4 17 166.1 2186 4.0 12 168.2 2021 4.0 17 168.4 2022 4.2 21 168.5 2221 4.6 25 185.1 2283 5.1 21 190.2 2287 4.6 23 190.6 2443 4.7 30 203.6 2879 5.4 38 239.9

15 49.8 2504 13 55.1 3187 17 59.1 3295 17 53.8 3355 13 59.7 3335 10 59.0 2741 9 62.1 2652 8 62.3 2811 14 58.2 2840 14 59.8 3302 5 56.5 3180 4 68.6 3152 2 59.9 3086

15 100.6 22 119.0 23 125.2 28 125.9 24 128.6 25 130.9 17 132.2 22 134.9 23 135.0 22 138.2 26 152.1 24 158.7 36 180.9

P PYS YDS AVG. TD YDS/G

2186 2504 998 1546 3335 924 2126 3187 998 2021 2840 877 1978 3295 966 2326 3355 997 2221 2652 854 2287 2741 907 1953 3180 753 2443 2811 925 2022 3302 893 2283 3086 753 2879 3152 903

4690 4881 5313 4861 5273 5681 4873 5028 5133 5254 5324 5369 6031

4.7 5.3 5.3 5.5 5.5 5.7 5.7 5.5 6.8 5.7 6.0 7.1 6.7

27 37 39 40 41 45 42 48 45 52 43 57 62

360.8 375.5 379.5 405.1 405.6 405.8 406.1 419.0 427.8 437.8 443.7 447.4 502.6

PENALTIES

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 620 44.3 0 559 39.9 1 488 37.5 1 442 34.0 1 407 31.3 0 313 26.1 0 306 25.5 0 291 24.2 1 271 22.6 1 270 22.5 3 248 20.7 0 210 17.5 0 182 15.2

Pct.

189 49.7 184 47.8 208 46.2 178 42.1 197 42.1 185 40.5 198 39.9 165 38.8 200 38.5 176 35.2 208 34.1 184 33.2 181 32.6

Marshall Southern Miss WKU Middle Tennessee Louisiana Tech Florida Atlantic FIU UTEP UTSA Old Dominion Rice Charlotte North Texas

Old Dominion UTEP Middle Tennessee FIU Louisiana Tech Charlotte North Texas Florida Atlantic WKU Rice UTSA Marshall Southern Miss

28 12 25 42 21 39 48 10 45 44 12 42 42 18 35 44 12 41 47 10 44 51 12 48 50 18 47 54 18 51 59 7 55 55 18 49 66 12 63

1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

0 231 1 358 0 363 1 346 1 349 2 345 1 358 1 395 1 405 0 429 0 430 0 435 0 495

17.8 25.6 25.9 26.6 26.8 28.8 29.8 32.9 33.8 35.8 35.8 36.2 41.2

G No Yds Avg./G

12 12 13 12 13 12 12 12 14 12 12 13 14

49 437 36.4 57 503 41.9 62 550 42.3 69 594 49.5 72 654 50.3 64 652 54.3 74 681 56.8 75 687 57.2 83 810 57.9 84 752 62.7 84 793 66.1 91 860 66.2 97 931 66.5

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12 94 14 88 14 96 12 75 13 83 12 75 13 79 13 64 12 77 12 62 12 71 12 61 12 59

2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

UNIVERSIT Y

Rice WKU Southern Miss FIU Middle Tennessee UTSA Marshall Louisiana Tech UTEP Old Dominion Charlotte Florida Atlantic North Texas

79 70 60 56 49 40 32 31 29 28 23 24 21

HISTORY

3RD-DN CONVERSIONS G Made Att

82 15 75 13 60 22 58 12 50 18 41 9 40 10 37 12 35 10 31 18 29 15 24 14 22 9

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SCORING DEFENSE TD FG XPT 2XP DXP SAF PTS Avg/G

WKU Southern Miss Louisiana Tech Middle Tennessee Marshall Rice FIU Old Dominion UTSA Florida Atlantic UTEP Charlotte North Texas

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SCORING OFFENSE TD XPT 2XP DXP FG SAF PTS AVG

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WKU Southern Miss Louisiana Tech Middle Tennessee Rice Marshall Florida Atlantic Old Dominion UTSA FIU UTEP Charlotte North Texas

9 12 11 10 8 13 9 9 12 10 11 23 11

RUSHING DEFENSE G RUSHES YARDS AVG TD YDS/G

Louisiana Tech Southern Miss Middle Tennessee UTEP WKU Marshall Florida Atlantic UTSA FIU Rice Charlotte Old Dominion North Texas

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2015 C-USA Statistics 2015 SCHEDULES/RESULTS CHARLOTTE (2-10, 0-8 C-USA) S4 at Georgia State (ESPNU) S12 PRESBYTERIAN (ASN) S19 at Middle Tennessee S26 FLORIDA ATLANTIC (ASN) O2 TEMPLE (CBSSN) O17 at Old Dominion (ASN) O24 SOUTHERN MISS (ASN) O31 MARSHALL (FSN) N7 at FIU (ASN) N14 UTSA (FCS) N21 at Kentucky (SEC Network) N28 at Rice (ASN)

W W L L L L L L L L L L

23-20 34-10 14-73 7-17 3-37 34-37 10-44 10-34 31-48 27-30 (OT) 10-58 7-27

FIU (5-7, 3-5 C-USA) S3 at UCF (CBSSN) S12 at Indiana (BTN) S19 N.C. CENTRAL S26 at Louisiana Tech (FCS) O3 at Massachusetts (ESPN3) O10 at UTEP (ASN) O17 at Middle Tennessee (FSN) O24 OLD DOMINION O31 at Florida Atlantic (ASN) N7 CHARLOTTE (ASN) N14 at Marshall (FSN) N21 WKU (FCS)

W L W L L W L W L W L L

15-14 22-36 39-14 17-27 14-24 52-12 34-42 41-12 17-31 48-31 0-52 7-63

FLORIDA ATLANTIC (3-9, 3-5 C-USA) S5 at Tulsa (CBSSN) S11 MIAMI (FLA.) (FS1) S19 BUFFALO (ASN) S26 at Charlotte (ASN) O10 RICE (FCS) O17 MARSHALL (FCS) O24 at UTEP (ASN) O31 FIU (ASN) N7 at WKU (FSN) N14 MIDDLE TENNESSEE (ASN) N21 at #8 Florida (SEC Network) N28 at Old Dominion (ASN)

L L L W L L L W L L L W

44-47 (OT) 20-44 15-33 17-7 26-27 17-33 17-27 31-17 19-35 17-24 14-20 (OT) 33-31

MARSHALL (10-3, 6-2 C-USA) S6 PURDUE (FS1) S12 at Ohio (ESPN3/ASN) S19 NORFOLK STATE (ASN) S26 at Kent State (ESPN3/ASN) O3 OLD DOMINION (ASN) O9 SOUTHERN MISS (CBSSN) O17 at Florida Atlantic (FCS) O24 NORTH TEXAS (FSN) O31 at Charlotte (FSN) N7 at Middle Tennessee (FSN) N14 FIU (FSN) N27 at WKU (FS1) D26 vs. UCONN (St. Petersburg Bowl)

W 41-31 L 10-21 W 45-7 W 36-29 (2OT) W 27-7 W 31-10 W 33-17 W 30-13 W 34-10 L 24-27 (3OT) W 52-0 L 28-49 W 16-10

1-0 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 8-2 9-2 9-3 10-3

MIDDLE TENNESSEE (7-6, 6-2 C-USA) S5 JACKSON STATE W 70-14 S12 at #3 Alabama (SEC Network) L 10-37 S19 CHARLOTTE W 73-14 S26 at Illinois (ESPN News) L 25-27 O3 VANDERBILT (CBSSN) L 13-17 O10 AT WKU (FSN) L 28-58 O17 FIU (FSN) W 42-34 O24 at Louisiana Tech (ASN) L 16-45 N7 MARSHALL (FSN) W 27-24 (3OT) N14 at Florida Atlantic (ASN) W 24-17 N21 NORTH TEXAS (ASN) W 41-7 N28 at UTSA (FCS) W 42-7 D24 vs. Western Michigan (Bahamas Bowl) L 31-45

1-0 1-1 2-1 2-2 2-3 2-4 3-4 3-5 4-5 5-5 6-5 7-5 7-6

OLD DOMINION (5-7, 3-5 C-USA) S5 at Eastern Michigan (ASN/ESPN3) S12 NORFOLK STATE (ASN) S19 NC STATE (ASN) S26 APPALACHIAN STATE (ASN) O3 at Marshall (ASN) O17 CHARLOTTE (ASN) O24 at FIU O31 WKU (FSN) N7 at UTSA (ASN) N14 UTEP (FSN) N21 at Southern Miss (ASN) N28 FLORIDA ATLANTIC (ASN)

1-0 2-0 2-1 2-2 2-3 3-3 3-4 3-5 4-5 5-5 5-6 5-7

200

W W L L L W L L W W L L

38-34 24-10 14-38 0-49 7-27 37-34 12-41 30-55 36-31 31-21 31-56 31-33

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LOUISIANA TECH (9-4, 6-2, C-USA) S5 SOUTHERN (ASN) W S10 at WKU (FS1) L S19 at Kansas State (FSN) L S26 FIU (FCS) W O3 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE (ASN) W O10 at UTSA (ASN) W O17 at Mississippi State (SEC Network) L O24 MIDDLE TENNESSEE (ASN) W O30 at Rice (FS1) W N7 NORTH TEXAS (FCS) W N21 at UTEP (FSN) W N28 SOUTHERN MISS (FSN) L D19 vs. Arkansas State (New Orleans Bowl) W

62-15 38-41 33-39 (3OT) 27-17 43-14 34-31 20-45 45-16 42-17 56-13 17-15 24-58 47-28

1-0 1-1 2-1 2-2 2-3 3-3 3-4 4-4 4-5 5-5 5-6 5-7

NORTH TEXAS (1-11, 1-7 C-USA) S12 at SMU (ESPN3) S19 RICE (FCS) S26 at Iowa (ESPNU) O3 at Southern Miss (FCS) O10 PORTLAND STATE O15 WKU (CBSSN) O24 at Marshall (FSN) O31 UTSA (ASN) N7 at Louisiana Tech (FCS) N14 at Tennessee (SEC Network) N21 at Middle Tennessee (ASN) N28 UTEP (ASN)

L L L L L L L W L L L L

13-31 24-38 16-62 14-49 7-66 28-55 13-30 30-23 13-56 0-24 7-41 17-20

0-1 0-2 0-3 0-4 0-5 0-6 0-7 1-7 1-8 1-9 1-10 1-11

0-1 0-2 0-3 1-3 1-4 1-5 1-6 2-6 2-7 2-8 2-9 3-9

RICE (5-7, 3-5 C-USA) S5 WAGNER (ASN) S12 at Texas (LHN) S19 at North Texas (FCS) S26 at #4 Baylor (FSN) O3 WKU (FSN) O10 at Florida Atlantic (FCS) O24 ARMY (FSN) O30 LOUISIANA TECH (FS1) N6 at UTEP (CBSSN) N14 SOUTHERN MISS (ASN) N21 at UTSA (ASN) N28 CHARLOTTE (ASN)

W L W L L W W L L L L W

56-16 28-42 38-24 17-70 10-49 27-26 38-31 17-42 21-24 10-65 24-34 27-7

1-0 1-1 2-1 2-2 2-3 3-3 4-3 4-4 4-5 4-6 4-7 5-7

1-0 2-0 2-1 2-2 2-3 2-4 2-5 2-6 2-7 2-8 2-9 2-10

1-0 1-1 1-2 2-2 3-2 4-2 4-3 5-3 6-3 7-3 8-3 8-4 9-4

SOUTHERN MISS (9-5, 7-1 C-USA) S5 MISSISSIPPI STATE (FS1) L 16-34 S12 AUSTIN PEAY (ASN) W 52-6 S19 at Texas State (ESPN3) W 56-50 S26 at Nebraska (ESPN News) L 28-36 O3 NORTH TEXAS (FCS) W 49-14 O9 at Marshall L 10-31 O17 UTSA (ASN) W 32-10 O24 at Charlotte (ASN) W 44-10 O31 UTSA (FSN) W 34-13 N14 at Rice (ASN) W 65-10 N21 OLD DOMINION (ASN) W 56-31 N28 at Louisiana Tech (FSN) W 58-24 D5 at WKU (C-USA Championship) L 28-45 D26 vs. Washington (Heart of Dallas Bowl) L 31-44

0-1 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2 3-3 4-3 5-3 6-3 7-3 8-3 9-3 9-4 9-5

UTEP (5-7, 3-5 C-USA) S5 at #18 Arkansas (ESPNU) S12 at Texas Tech (FSN) S19 at New Mexico State (ESPN3) S26 INCARNATE WORD O3 UTSA O10 at FIU (ASN) O24 FLORIDA ATLANTIC (ASN) O31 at Southern Miss (FSN) N6 RICE (CBSSN) N14 at Old Dominion (FSN) N21 LOUISIANA TECH (FSN) N28 at North Texas (FSN)

L 13-48 L 20-69 W 50-47 (OT) W 27-17 L 6-25 L 12-52 W 27-17 L 13-34 W 24-21 L 21-31 L 15-17 W 20-17

0-1 0-2 1-2 2-2 2-3 2-4 3-4 3-5 4-5 4-6 4-7 5-7

UTSA (3-9, 3-5, C-USA) S3 at #22 Arizona (Pac-12 Network) S12 KANSAS STATE (FS1) S19 at #25 Oklahoma State (FS1) S26 COLORADO STATE (CBSSN) O3 at UTEP O10 LOUISIANA TECH (ASN) O17 at Southern Miss (ASN) O31 at North Texas (ASN) N7 OLD DOMINION (ASN) N14 at Charlotte (FCS) N21 RICE (ASN) N28 MIDDLE TENNESSEE (FCS)

L L L L W L L L L W W L

0-1 0-2 0-3 0-4 1-4 1-5 1-6 1-7 1-8 2-8 3-8 3-9

32-42 3-30 14-69 31-33 25-6 31-34 10-32 23-30 31-36 30-27 (OT) 34-24 7-42


2016 Opponents

RICE OWLS 9-1 | BOWLING GREEN, KY.

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE 9-10 | TUSCALOOSA, ALA.

MIAMI (OHIO) REDHAWKS 9-17 | OXFORD, OHIO

Quick Facts Location: Houston, Texas Colors: Blue and Gray Stadium: Rice Stadium Conference: Conference USA Head Coach: David Bailiff Career Record/at Rice: 74-75/53-60 Series: WKU leads 1-0 At Bowling Green: Never met Last Meeting: W, 49-10 on 10/3/15 2015 Overall Record: 5-7 2015 Conf. Record/Finish: 3-5, T3-West 2015 Bowl/Final Rank: None/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 52/17 Starters Ret./Lost: 19/7

Quick Facts Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Colors: Crimson and White Stadium: Bryant-Denny Stadium Conference: SEC Head Coach: Nick Saban Career Record/at Bama: 191-60-1/100-18 Series: Alabama leads 2-0 At Tuscaloosa: Alabama leads 2-0 Last Meeting: L, 0-35 on 9/8/12 2015 Overall Record: 14-1 2015 Conf. Record/Finish: 7-1/1st-West 2015 Bowl/Final Rank: National Championship (W, 45-40 vs. Clemson)/#1 Lettermen Ret./Lost: 48/23 Starters Ret./Lost: 14/11

Quick Facts Location: Oxford, Ohio Colors: Red and White Stadium: Yager Stadium Conference: Mid-American Head Coach: Chuck Martin Career Record/at Miami: 79-26/5-19 Series: WKU leads 1-0 At Oxford: Never met Last Meeting: W, 56-14 on 9/26/15 2015 Overall Record: 3-9 2015 Conf. Record/Finish: 2-6/T5th East 2015 Bowl/Final Rank: None/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 45/16 Starters Ret./Lost: 13/9

Media Info Media Contact: Chuck Pool Phone: 713-348-5775 Email: cpool@rice.edu Web Site: www.riceowls.com

Media Info Media Contact: Josh Maxson Phone: 205-348-6084 Email: jmaxson@ia.ua.edu Web Site: www.RollTide.com

Media Info Media Contact: Dave Meyer Phone: 513-529-4329 Email: meyerd@miamioh.edu Web Site: www.muredhawks.com

2016 Schedule Sept. 1 at WKU Sept.10 at Army Sept. 17 Baylor Sept. 24 North Texas Oct. 1 at Southern Miss Oct. 15 UTSA Oct. 22 Prairie View A&M Oct. 29 at Louisiana Tech Nov. 5 Florida Atlantic Nov. 12 at Charlotte Nov. 19 UTEP Nov. 26 at Stanford

2016 Schedule Sept. 3 vs. USC Sept. 10 WKU Sept. 17 at Ole Miss Sept. 24 Kent State Oct. 1 Kentucky Oct. 8 at Arkansas Oct. 15 at Tennessee Oct. 22 Texas A&M Nov. 5 at LSU Nov. 12 Mississippi State Nov. 19 Chattanooga Nov. 26 Auburn

2016 Schedule Sept. 3 at Iowa Sept. 10 Eastern Illinois Sept. 17 WKU Sept. 24 at Cincinnati Oct. 1 Ohio Oct. 8 at Akron Oct. 15 Kent State Oct. 22 at Bowling Green Oct. 29 at Eastern Michigan Nov. 4 Central Michigan Nov. 12 at Buffalo Nov. 22 Ball State

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2016 FOOTBALL

HOUSTON BAPTIST HUSKIES 10-1 | BOWLING GREEN, KY.

LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS 10-6 | RUSTON, LA.

Quick Facts Location: Nashville, Tenn. Colors: Black and Gold Stadium: Vanderbilt Stadium Conference: SEC Head Coach: Derek Mason Career Record/at Vandy: 7-17/Same Series: Vanderbilt leads 3-1 At Bowling Green: Never met Last Meeting: W, 14-12 on 9/3/15 2015 Overall Record: 4-8 2015 Conf. Record/Finish: 2-6/T4th East 2015 Bowl/Final Rank: None/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 55/17 Starters Ret./Lost: 15/7

Quick Facts Location: Houston, Texas Colors: Royal Blue and Orange Stadium: Husky Stadium Conference: Southland Head Coach: Vic Shealy Career Record/at HBU: 34-36-1/7-22 Series: Never met At Bowling Green: Never met Last Meeting: Never met 2015 Overall Record: 2-9 2015 Conf. Record/Finish: 0-8/11th 2015 Bowl/Final Rank: None/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 60/8 Starters Ret./Lost: 20/2

Quick Facts Location: Ruston, La. Colors: Blue and Red Stadium: Joe Aillet Stadium Conference: Conference USA Head Coach: Skip Holtz Career Record/at LT: 110-88/22-17 Series: LA Tech leads 3-2 At Ruston: LA Tech leads 3-0 Last Meeting: W, 41-38 on 9/10/15 2015 Overall Record: 9-4 2015 Conf. Record/Finish: 6-2/2nd West 2015 Bowl/Final Rank: New Orleans Bowl (W, 47-28 vs. Arkansas State)/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 44/24 Starters Ret./Lost: 13/13

Media Info Media Contact: Larry Leathers Phone: 615-322-4121 Email: larry.leathers@vanderbilt.edu Web Site: www.vucommodores.com

Media Info Media Contact: Russ Reneau Phone: 281-649-3098 Email: rreneau@hbu.edu Web Site: www.hbuhuskies.com

Media Info Media Contact: Patrick Walsh Phone: 318-257-5305 Email: pwalsh@latech.edu Web Site: www.LATechSports.com

2016 Schedule Sept. 1 South Carolina Sept. 10 Middle Tennessee Sept. 17 at Georgia Tech Sept. 24 at WKU Oct. 1 Florida Oct. 8 at Kentucky Oct. 15 at Georgia Oct. 22 Tennessee State Nov. 5 at Auburn Nov. 12 at Missouri Nov. 19 Ole Miss Nov. 26 Tennessee

2016 Schedule Sept. 1 at Central Arkansas Sept. 10 Texas Southern Sept. 17 Abilene Christian Sept. 24 Sam Houston State Oct. 1 at WKU Oct. 15 Nicholls Oct. 22 at Southeastern Louisiana Oct. 29 at Lamar Nov. 5 at UTEP Nov. 12 Stephen F. Austin Nov. 19 at Incarnate Word

2016 Schedule Sept. 3 at Arkansas Sept. 10 South Carolina State Sept. 17 at Texas Tech Sept. 24 at Middle Tennessee Oct. 1 UTEP Oct. 6 WKU Oct. 15 at Massachusetts Oct. 22 at FIU Oct. 29 Rice Nov. 5 at North Texas Nov. 12 UTSA Nov. 25 at Southern Miss

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VANDERBILT COMMODORES 9-24 | BOWLING GREEN, KY.

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2016 Opponents

MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS 10-15 | MURFREESBORO, TENN.

OLD DOMINION MONARCHS 10-22 | BOWLING GREEN, KY.

FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS 10-29 | BOCA RATON, FLA.

Quick Facts Location: Murfreesboro, Tenn. Colors: Royal Blue and White Stadium: Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium Conference: Conference USA Head Coach: Rick Stockstill Career Record/at MTSU: 64-61/Same Series: MTSU leads 34-30-1 At Murfreesboro: MTSU leads 12-19-1 Last Meeting: W, 58-28 on 10/10/15 2015 Overall Record: 7-6 2015 Conf. Record/Finish: 6-2/2nd East 2015 Bowl/Final Rank: Bahamas Bowl (L, 31-45 vs. Western Michigan)/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 40/30 Starters Ret./Lost: 13/13

Quick Facts Location: Norfolk, Va. Colors: Slate Blue, Silver and Light Blue Stadium: Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium Conference: Conference USA Head Coach: Bobby Wilder Career Record/at ODU: 57-27/Same Series: WKU leads 2-0 At Bowling Green: WKU leads 1-0 Last Meeting: W, 55-30 on 10/31/15 2015 Overall Record: 5-7 2015 Conf. Record/Finish: 3-5/T4th East 2015 Bowl/Final Rank: None/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 41/14 Starters Ret./Lost: 19/7

Quick Facts Location: Boca Raton, Fla. Colors: Blue and Red Stadium: FAU Stadium Conference: Conference USA Head Coach: Charlie Partridge Career Record/at FAU: 6-18/Same Series: FAU leads 5-2 At Boca Raton: FAU leads 2-1 Last Meeting: W, 35-19 on 11/7/15 2015 Overall Record: 3-9 2015 Conf. Record/Finish: 3-5/T4th East 2015 Bowl/Final Rank: None/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 32/20 Starters Ret./Lost: 19/7

Media Info Media Contact: Mark Owens Phone: 615-898-2450 Email: owens@goblueraiders.com Web Site: www.GoBlueRaiders.com

Media Info Media Contact: Eric Bohannon Phone: 757-683-3374 Email: ebohanno@odu.edu Web Site: www.ODUSports.com

Media Info Media Contact: Katrina McCormack Phone: 561-297-3163 Email: kmccormi@fau.edu Web Site: www.FAUSports.com

2016 Schedule Sept. 3 Alabama A7M Sept. 10 at Vanderbilt Sept. 17 at Bowling Green Sept. 24 Louisiana Tech Oct. 1 at North Texas Oct. 15 WKU Oct. 22 at Missouri Oct. 29 at FIU Nov. 5 UTSA Nov. 12 at Marshall Nov. 19 at Charlotte Nov. 26 Florida Atlantic

2016 Schedule Sept. 3 Hampton Sept. 10 at Appalachian State Sept. 17 at NC State Sept. 24 UTSA Oct. 1 at Charlotte Oct. 8 Massachusetts Oct. 22 at WKU Oct. 29 at UTEP Nov. 5 Marshall Nov. 12 Southern Miss Nov. 19 at Florida Atlantic Nov. 26 FIU

2016 Schedule Sept. 3 Southern Illinois Sept. 10 at Miami (Fla.) Sept. 17 at Kansas State Sept. 24 Ball State Oct. 1 at FIU Oct. 8 Charlotte Oct. 15 at Marshall Oct. 29 WKU Nov. 5 at Rice Nov. 12 UTEP Nov. 19 Old Dominion Nov. 26 at Middle Tennessee

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2016 FOOTBALL

NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN 11-12 | BOWLING GREEN, KY.

MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD 11-26 | BOWLING GREEN, KY.

Quick Facts Location: Miami, Fla. Colors: Blue and Gold Stadium: FIU Stadium Conference: Conference USA Head Coach: Ron Turner Career Record/at FIU: 52-87/10-26 Series: WKU leads 5-4 At Bowling Green: WKU leads 2-1 Last Meeting: W, 63-7 on 11/21/15 2015 Overall Record: 5-7 2015Conf. Record/Finish: 3-5/T4th East 2015 Bowl/Final Rank: None/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 50/23 Starters Ret./Lost: 17/9

Quick Facts Location: Denton, Texas Colors: Green and White Stadium: Apogee Stadium Conference: Conference USA Head Coach: Seth Littrell Career Record/at NT: 0-0/Same Series: North Texas leads 4-3 At Bowling Green: North Texas leads 2-1 Last Meeting: W, 55-28 on 10/15/15 2015 Overall Record: 1-11 2015 Conf. Record/Finish: 1-7/6th West 2015 Bowl/Final Rank: None/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 37/20 Starters Ret./Lost: 12/10

Quick Facts Location: Huntington, W.Va. Colors: Green and White Stadium: Joan C. Edwards Stadium Conference: Conference USA Head Coach: Doc Holliday Career Record/at Marshall: 50-28/Same Series: Marshall leads 4-3 At Bowling Green: Series tied at 1-1 Last Meeting: W, 49-28 on 11/27/15 2015 Overall Record: 10-3 2015 Conf. Record/Finish: 6-2/T2nd East 2015 Bowl/Final Rank: St. Petersburg Bowl (W, 16-10 vs. UCONN) Lettermen Ret./Lost: 48/15 Starters Ret./Lost: 12/14

Media Info Media Contact: Paul Dodson Phone: 303-348-3164 Email: pdodson@fiu.edu Web Site: www.FIUSports.com

Media Info Media Contact: Eric Capper Phone: 940-565-2576 Email: eric.capper@unt.edu Web Site: www.meangreensports.com

Media Info Media Contact: Jason Corriher Phone: 304-696-4660 Email: corriher@marshall.edu Web Site: www.HerdZone.com

2016 Schedule Sept. 1 Indiana Sept. 9 Maryland Sept. 17 at Massachusetts Sept. 24 UCF Oct. 1 Florida Atlantic Oct. 8 at UTEP Oct. 15 at Charlotte Oct. 22 Louisiana Tech Oct. 29 Middle Tennessee Nov. 5 at WKU Nov. 19 Marshall Nov. 26 at Old Dominion

2016 Schedule Sept. 3 SMU Sept. 10 Bethune-Cookman Sept. 17 at Florida Sept. 24 at Rice Oct. 1 Middle Tennessee Oct. 8 Marshall Oct. 22 at Army Oct. 29 at UTSA Nov. 5 Louisiana Tech Nov. 12 at WKU Nov. 19 Southern Miss Nov. 26 at UTEP

2015 Schedule Sept. 6 Purdue Sept. 12 at Ohio Sept. 19 Norfolk State Sept. 26 at Kent State Oct. 3 Old Dominion Oct. 9 Southern Miss Oct. 17 at Florida Atlantic Oct. 24 North Texas Oct. 31 at Charlotte Nov. 7 at Middle Tennessee Nov. 14 FIU Nov. 27 at WKU

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2016 Opponent Series Results Rice

LA Tech

WKU leads 1-0

10/3/2015

Houston, Texas

LA Tech leads 2-3

W

49-10 10/7/1939 10/11/1940 12/15/1973 11/1/2014 10/10/2015

Record in Bowling Green: 0-0 Record in Houston: 1-0

Alabama

Alabama leads 0-2

9/13/2008 9/8/2012

Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Bowling Green, Ky. W 20-7 Ruston, La. L 6-7 Sacramento, Calif. L 0-34 (NCAA Division II Finals, Camellia Bowl) Ruston, La. L 10-59 Bowling Green, Ky. W 41-38

Record in Bowling Green: 2-0 Record in Ruston: 0-2 Record in Neutral Sites: 0-1 L L

7-41 0-35

Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee leads 30-34-1

Record in Bowling Green: 0-0 Record in Tuscaloosa: 0-2

Miami (Ohio) WKU leads 1-0

9/26/2015

Bowling Green, Ky.

W

56-14

L L L W

6-52 0-26 0-12 14-12

Record in Bowling Green: 1-0 Record in Oxford: 0-0

Vanderbilt Vanderbilt leads 1-3

9/28/1931 10/8/1932 10/1/1938 9/3/2015

Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn.

Record in Bowling Green: 0-0 Record in Nashville: 1-3

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2015 Conference USA Champions

10/10/1914 11/12/1915 11/11/1921 10/6/1922 10/18/1924 10/17/1925 10/20/1928 9/28/1929 10/18/1930 10/17/1931 10/15/1932 9/30/1933 10/26/1934 10/25/1935 10/17/1936 10/28/1939 10/26/1940 10/3/1941 9/20/1952 9/19/1953 10/2/1954 10/1/1955 9/29/1956 10/5/1957 10/4/1958 10/3/1959 10/1/1960 9/30/1961 9/29/1962 10/5/1963 10/3/1964 10/2/1965 10/1/1966 11/4/1967 11/9/1968 11/8/1969 11/7/1970 11/6/1971 11/4/1972 11/3/1973

Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Bowling Green, Ky. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Bowling Green, Ky. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn.

L L L W W T W W W W W W W L L W W W W L W L L L L L W L L W L L L L W W L L L W

0-47 0-47 7-13 31-6 44-0 7-7 19-0 19-0 13-7 12-0 21-7 32-0 14-0 0-7 0-9 26-2 13-0 15-7 33-19 0-13 7-6 13-25 6-7 7-26 7-10 2-37 20-13 6-14 0-17 16-6 0-9 0-21 9-33 14-16 43-2 28-14 13-17 13-27 17-21 42-8


2016 Opponent Series Results 11/9/1974 11/8/1975 11/6/1976 11/5/1977 11/4/1978 11/3/1979 11/8/1980 11/14/1981 11/6/1982 11/5/1983 11/3/1984 11/9/1985 9/26/1987 9/17/1988 9/16/1989 9/22/1990 10/5/1991 9/20/2007 11/15/2008 10/24/2009 11/20/2010 10/6/2011 11/1/2012 9/13/2014 10/10/2015

Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky.

W W W L W W W L L L L L W L W L L W L L L W L L W

36-10 24-10 38-7 19-21 54-0 17-12 30-15 17-31 16-31 7-26 24-45 9-14 28-16 10-13 31-16 7-20 21-23 20-17 10-21 24-62 26-27 36-33 (2OT) 29-34 47-50 (3OT) 58-28

Record in Bowling Green: 18-15 Record in Murfreesboro: 12-19-1

FIU

WKU leads 5-4

10/12/2002 11/20/2004 11/19/2005 12/6/2008 10/10/2009 10/9/2010 11/6/2011 10/27/2012 11/21/2015

WKU leads 2-0

Bowling Green, Ky. Miami, Fla. Miami, Fla. Miami, Fla. Bowling Green, Ky. Miami, Fla. Bowling Green, Ky. Miami, Fla. Miami, Fla.

W W L L L L W W W

56-7 35-14 35-38 3-27 20-37 21-28 10-9 14-6 63-7

L L L L W W W

26-27 40-51 49-68 6-33 31-21 25-24 55-28

L W L L L W W

7-34 19-13 13-47 21-35 3-37 67-66 (OT) 49-28

Record in Bowling Green: 2-1 Record in Miami: 3-3

North Texas North Texas leads 3-4

11/24/2007 11/1/2008 10/31/2009 10/30/2010 11/19/2011 11/24/2012 10/15/15

Old Dominion

2016 FOOTBALL

Denton, Texas Bowling Green, Ky. Denton, Texas Bowling Green, Ky. Denton, Texas Bowling Green, Ky. Denton, Texas

Record in Bowling Green: 1-2 Record in Denton: 2-2 Bowling Green, Ky. Norfolk, Va.

W W

66-51 55-30

Record in Bowling Green: 2-1 Record in Huntington: 1-3

UNIVERSIT Y

20-24 23-29 16-17 20-0 28-37 38-45 35-19

HISTORY

L L L W L L W

2015 REVIEW

FAU leads 2-5

Huntington, W. Va. Bowling Green, Ky. Bowling Green, Ky. Huntington, W. Va. Huntington, W. Va. Huntington, W. Va. Bowling Green, Ky.

HILLTOPPERS

10/18/1941 10/3/1942 10/7/1950 10/6/1951 9/28/1996 11/28/2014 11/27/15

Florida Atlantic

Bowling Green, Ky. Boca Raton, Fla. Bowling Green, Ky. Boca Raton, Fla. Bowling Green, Ky. Boca Raton, Fla. Bowling Green, Ky.

Marshall

Marshall leads 3-4

Record in Bowling Green: 1-0 Record in Norfolk: 1-0

10/18/2008 11/28/2009 11/6/2010 10/15/2011 11/10/2012 10/18/2014 11/7/2015

GENERAL

10/25/2014 10/31/2015

FIRST TIME OPPONENT IN 2016

OPPONENTS

Record in Bowling Green: 1-3 Record in Boca Raton: 1-2

Houston Baptist @WKUFootball

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208

2015 Conference USA Champions

at UMass

at Florida

Akron

Maryland (Sept. 9)

BethuneCookman

Morgan State

Indiana (Sept. 1)

SMU

BYE

at Kansas

at Miami (Fla.)

Southern Illinois

Louisville

at Rice

UCF

Ball State

UTSA

at NC State

at Appalachian State

Hampton

at Pittsburgh

Middle Tennessee

Florida Atlantic

at FIU

at Charlotte

at North Texas

LA Tech

Alabama A&M

Florida

at Bowling Green

South Carolina St.

at Arkansas

Abilene Christian

at WKU

Ohio

at Vanderbilt

Texas Southern

at C. Arkansas (Sept. 1)

at Georgia Tech

at Cincinnati

Kentucky

at UTEP

Middle Tennessee

South Carolina (Sept. 1)

WKU

Kent State

at Southern Miss

at Middle Tennessee

Eastern Illinois

at Iowa

at Ole Miss

North Texas

Oct. 1

at Texas Tech

WKU

USC (Dallas)

Baylor (Sept. 16)

Sept. 24

at WKU

at Army

at WKU (Sept. 1)

Sept. 17

Sam Houston State

Sept. 10

Sept. 3

BYE

Florida Atlantic

at North Texas

at Charlotte

at Marshall

BYE

WKU

at UMass

Nicholls State

at Georgia

Kent State

at Tennessee

UTSA

Oct. 15

Marshall

at UTEP

Charlotte

UMass

BYE

WKU (Oct. 6)

BYE

at Kentucky

at Akron

at Arkansas

BYE

Oct. 8

Charlotte

at Army

LA Tech

BYE

at WKU

at Mizzou

at FIU

at Southeastern Louisiana

at Southern Miss

at UTSA

Middle Tennessee

WKU

at UTEP

at FIU

Rice

at Lamar

BYE

at Eastern Michigan

at Bowling Green Tennessee State

BYE

at LA Tech

Oct. 29

Texas A&M

Prairie View A&M

Oct. 22

at Old Dominion

LA Tech

at WKU

at Rice

Marshall

UTSA

at North Texas

UTEP

at Auburn

Central Michigan (Nov. 4)

at LSU

Florida Atlantic

Nov. 5

Middle Tennessee

at WKU

BYE

UTEP

Southern Miss

at Marshall

UTSA

Stephen F. Austin

at Mizzou

at Buffalo

Mississippi State

at Charlotte

Nov. 12

at FIU

Southern Miss

Marshall

WKU

at UTEP

at Old Dominion

at Middle Tennessee

FIU

at Florida Atlantic Old Dominion

FAU

at USM (Nov. 25)

OFF

Tennessee

Ball State (Nov. 22)

Auburn

at Stanford

Nov. 26

at Charlotte

BYE

at Incarnate Word

Ole Miss

BYE

Chattanooga

UTEP

Nov. 19

Composite Schedule


Leon Allen

Keith Brown

Stephon Brown

Omarius Bryant

Drew Davis

Nick Dawson-Brents

Stevie Donatell

Nolan Dowling

Devante Duclos

Tyler Ferguson

Nelson Fishback

Max Halpin

Shaquille Johnson

Forrest Lamp

Branden Leston

Joe Manley

Desmond Maxwell

Nicholas Norris

Joseph Occhipinti

Kalvin Robinson

Taywan Taylor

Blair Vaughan

Anthony Wales

Marcus Ward

Darrell Williams, Jr.


2016 WKU Football Media Guide  

Head coach Jeff Brohm leads his Hilltoppers for the third season, looking to defend their conference championship.

2016 WKU Football Media Guide  

Head coach Jeff Brohm leads his Hilltoppers for the third season, looking to defend their conference championship.

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