Jody Demling

Western Kentucky swept the three Player of the Week honors in Conference-USA this week

Western Kentucky University's football team swept the three Conference-USA weekly honors this week. Quarterback Brandon Doughty was named Offensive Player of the Week, safety Marcus Ward was named Defensive Player of the Week and Kylen Towner was named Specialist of the Week by the league.

Western Kentucky University is 2-0 in the new football season, riding a seven-game winning streak and now has swept the Confernece-USA weekly honors, the first school to do so since Tulane early in the 2013 season.

The Toppers had players earn all three honors after last Thursday's 41-38 win over Louisiana Tech.

Quarterback Brandon Doughty was named Offensive Player of the week in the C-USA after completing 28 of 38 passes for 441 yards and one touchdown. He has thrown at least one TD in 16 straight games, the second-longest active streak in the nation.

Doughty won the award for the fifth time in the past two seasons.

It was the first honor for safety Marcus Ward, who was named Defensive Player of the Week. Ward had 11 tackles, including six solo, and two tackles for a loss and two pass breakups for the Toppers' defense.

Ward also caused a fumble in the victory.

On special teams, it was Kylen Towner who was the Player of the Week honors. He returned a punt 32 yards to set up a score and also had a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for the Toppers.

Western Kentucky plays at Indiana on Saturday at 4 p.m.


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