College Football

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (11-3)


Sat. 11/26 Sat. 12/3 Tue. 12/20
@ Marsh
W 60-6
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vs. LaTech
W 58-44
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vs. Mem
W 51-31
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Western Kentucky beats Memphis in Boca Bowl, 51-31

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers threw to their tackle, ran a trick play from their victory formation and kept scoring touchdowns for Nick Holt, their one-and-done interim coach.

Senior Anthony Wales gained 329 yards from scrimmage and Western Kentucky earned a bowl victory for the third year in a row by beating Memphis 51-31 Tuesday night in the Boca Raton Bowl.

"Coach Holt gave us great energy," Wales said. "We all love him, and we were able to show everybody how great we are."

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Leaders
Passing Yards: M. White4363
Passing TDs: M. White37
Rushing Yards: A. Wales1621
Rushing TDs: A. Wales27
Receiving Yards: T. Taylor1730
Receiving TDs: T. Taylor17
Interceptions: K. Brown2
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/1 vs. Rice W 46 - 14
9/10 at 1 Alabama L 10 - 38
9/17 at Miami (OH) W 31 - 24
9/24 vs. Vanderbilt L 30 - 31
10/1 vs. Houston Baptist W 50 - 3
10/6 at Louisiana Tech L 52 - 55
10/15 at Middle Tennessee W 44 - 43
10/22 vs. Old Dominion W 59 - 24
10/29 at Florida Atlantic W 52 - 3
11/5 vs. FIU W 49 - 21
11/12 vs. North Texas W 45 - 7
11/26 at Marshall W 60 - 6
12/3 vs. Louisiana Tech W 58 - 44
12/20 vs. Memphis W 51 - 31
Conference USA
East
  Conference Overall
Western Kentucky 7-1 11-3
Old Dominion 7-1 10-3
Middle Tennessee 5-3 8-5
Florida International 4-4 4-8
Charlotte 3-5 4-8
Marshall 2-6 3-9
Florida Atlantic 2-6 3-9
West
  Conference Overall
Louisiana Tech 6-2 9-5
Texas-San Antonio 5-3 6-7
Southern Miss 4-4 7-6
North Texas 3-5 5-8
Rice 2-6 3-9
UTEP 2-6 4-8
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 7324 (2)
Passing Yards: 4715 (4)
Rushing Yards: 2609 (39)
Points per game: 45.5 (1)
Yards per game: 523.1 (4)
Touchdowns: 77 (1)
Field Goals: 21 (18)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5272 (65)
Passing Yards: 3911 (114)
Rushing Yards: 1361 (2)
Points per game: 24.6 (39)
Yards per game: 376.6 (37)
Touchdowns: 41 (57)
Field Goals: 15 (73)
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