Western Kentucky won it's seventh consecutive home contest and improved to 8-1 at home during the Jeff Brohm era on Saturday afternoon, defeating visiting rival Middle Tennessee 58-28 before 16,993 at Houchens-Smith Stadium.
Here's a few notebook items and photo gallery from the victory:
- WKU scored on its opening drive for the 20th time, including 17 touchdowns, over the last 31 games.
- Doughty is now 76-of-91 (83.5) for 942 yards and 10 touchdowns on opening drives for his career, including five perfect drives.
- WKU has now scored on a trick play in three straight games (two flea flickers and a wide-receiver pass).
- The 52 points in the first half by the Hilltoppers were more than all but six full game totals for WKU since 2009.
- In three home games this season, Doughty is 12-for-12 for 202 yards and two touchdowns on opening drives.
- Garrett Schwettman has split the uprights on 80 consecutive PATs, the second-longest streak in WKU history. He is the only kicker to post two streaks of 50+ as he held a run of 59 straight from 10/11/12-11/2/13.
- Prince Charles Iworah got his third interception of the year with his pick in the first quarter.
- Returner Kylen Towner moved into sixth in WKU history in career kick-return yards with 972. He also moved into a tie for 10th in career kick returns with 39.
Check out more notes in the photo gallery: