School record 17 Hilltoppers receive All-Conference honors

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School Record All-Conference Selections

A school record 17 members of the WKU C-USA Championship team received Conference USA All-Conference honors on Tuesday.

Six Hilltoppers highlight the C-USA All-Conference first team.  Quarterback Brandon Doughty, along with three other offensive standouts, receiver Taywan Taylor, tight end Tyler Higbee and offensive lineman Forrest Lamp, along with linebacker Nick Holt and kicker Garrett Schwettman, are all first team selections.

Running back Anthony Wales and returner Kylen Towner were both second team members.

Another six received C-USA All-Conference honorable mention honors in wide receivers Jared Dangerfield and Nicholas Norris representing the offense, with defensive lineman Jontavious Morris, linebacker T.J. McCollum and defensive back Prince-Charles Iowra, as well as long snapper Nolan Dowling.

Running back D'Andre Ferby, offensive lineman Dennis Edwards and punter Jake Collins were all C-USA All-Freshman selections.

Conference USA will announce the league's individual awards on Wednesday.

Bowl Practice Begins

After defeating Southern Miss 45-28 last Saturday to win the C-USA title, the Hilltoppers, now 11-2 on the season, needed some time off to rest.  The team will return the practice fields soon to begin preparing to face South Florida in the Miami Beach Bowl.

"We’re probably going to get back on Friday and begin practice," said WKU head coach Jeff Brohm. "[We’ll] probably practice Friday and Saturday, maybe take Sunday off, and then get back at it on Monday.”

Recruiting

WKU currently has 19 verbal commitments, so with an anticipated group that will count near 25, there isn't much room left for the Class of 2016.  The coaches have hit the road to make in-home and school visits this week, checking in with a few commits and priority prospects.

"The plan right now is we have our coaches out on the road recruiting," said Brohm. "Last week we didn’t get a chance to get out because of our championship game. We do feel like we’re pretty far along and things are going well."

WKU currently leads Conference USA's team Scout.com rankings.

Photo Gallery

Relive some of the excitement from WKU's 45-28 win over USM to win the league title in our photo gallery.

LINK: C-USA CHAMPIONS

Travel with the Hilltoppers

WKU's Hilltopper Athletic Foundation is offering four travel packages for fans looking to travel to Miami Beach Bowl.

Aboard a private charter flight, the HAF will shuttle fans from Bowling Green on Sunday, Dec. 20 to Miami where they can enjoy an overnight stay in the Eden Roc Hotel on Miami's South Beach. On game day, fans will be taken from the hotel to Marlins Park to watch the No. 25 Hilltoppers take on the Bulls as well as enjoy a pre-game tailgate for WKU fans and alumni.

Immediately following the game, fans will bus back to the airport and return to Bowling Green.

Package rates are based on hotel room occupancy and are per-person rates: $1,100 (single occupancy), $975 (two guests in a room), $925 (three guests in a room) and $875 (four guests in a room). Fans can take advantage of these offers by calling the HAF at 270-745-5321 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Tickets are not included in the package and can be purchased from the WKU Athletic Ticket office a 1-800-5-BIG-RED, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or online at WKUSports.com. All tickets are $62.50, and seat locations will be allocated based on HAF priority rank.


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