WKU was within 62 seconds of defeating visiting Vanderbilt on Saturday at Houchens-Smith Stadium, but that last minute proved to much to overcome.
The Hilltoppers surrendered a late 24-17 fourth quarter lead, allowing Commodores quarterback Kyle Shurmur to complete four consecutive passes to reach the WKU 15 yard line in just a few seconds. Moments later, a pass interference call on a third and ten moved the ball to the two yard line and set up Vanderbilt's eventual game-tying touchdown.
“Well, we’re obviously disappointed in the outcome," said Brohm following the loss. "I thought both teams played hard. I think towards the end we wore down and they found a way to make a few more plays. We had too many missed opportunities early on in the game that costed us, and against good football teams you’re not going to win those – and we didn’t.”
Following a Vanderbilt touchdown in its first overtime possession, WKU responded with a two-play touchdown drive. An attempted two-point conversion by the Hilltoppers came up short to seal the defeat.
“Well, I’m always aggressive," said Brohm. "I just thought once again, like that Marshall game, our defense was wearing down and it looked like they were going to score at will at that point. Our defense played great for three quarters and I thought we had a chance to win. I thought the play was decent and maybe Mike (White) put a little too much heat on it. I have to see the film. It ricocheted off Ace’s (Wales) helmet but I thought it was kind of hot coming out, and we didn’t get it.”
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