WKU tumbles 38-35 at Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Western Kentucky gave up 21 third-quarter points and could never recover from interceptions on back-to-back plays as the Toppers lost for the first time this season, falling 38-35 at Indiana. The Toppers fall to 2-1 on the season.

It wasn't the second half Jeff Brohm wanted.

The second-year Western Kentucky University football coach watched his team give up a 28-17 lead and saw Indiana carve up his defense in a 38-35 victory for the Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium.

WKU allowed 639 yards of total offense as the Hoosiers gained 34 first downs and rushed 59 times for 284 yards. The Toppers did have 568 yards of offense but never recovered from two interceptions.

"They executed on offense, did whatever they wanted," Brohm said. "Unfortunately, we could still move the ball but we turned the ball over twice in a row. We can't do that.

"We won our first two games by small margin and did everything right. We don't have room for errors."

WKU quarterback Brandon Doughty finished 35 of 46 for 484 yards and three touchdowns. Taywan Taylor caught nine passes for 196 yards, while Tyler Higbee had 11 catches for 109 yards and one TD.

Jordan Howard, a UAB commitment, rushed for 203 yards for the Hoosiers.

WKU is now 2-1 on the season and plays Miami of Ohio next weekend.

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