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W. Kentucky reels off 35-straight points to down FIU, 38-21

Nov. 21, 2020 6:02 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Tyrrell Pigrome ran for two touchdowns and the defense scored two more on back-to-back takeaways as Western Kentucky scored four unanswered touchdowns in the second half to defeat Florida International 38-21 on Saturday. FIU (0-5, 0-3 Conference USA) was first on the board when JJ...

Western Kentucky scores early, holds off Southern Miss 10-7

Nov. 14, 2020 7:07 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Tyrrell Pigrome had a touchdown run and Brayden Narveson kicked a 24-yard field goal in the first half, and Western Kentucky held on to beat Southern Mississippi 10-7 on Saturday. Kevin Perkins' 6-yard touchdown run capped a 12-play, 90-yard drive for Southern Miss (2-6, 1-3...

Posey's late TD run helps FAU beat Western Kentucky 10-6

Nov. 7, 2020 10:12 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Backup quarterback Javion Posey scored the game's only touchdown on an 11-yard run with 2:27 remaining and Florida Atlantic beat Western Kentucky 10-6 on Saturday night. Posey, a redshirt freshman, replaced starter Nick Tronti to begin FAU's first possession of the fourth quarter...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson (1) throws a pass against Western Kentucky during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)

No. 11 BYU routs Western Kentucky 41-10 for 7-0 start

Nov. 1, 2020 2:18 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU extended its perfect season with more big plays against an overmatched opponent. Zach Wilson threw for 224 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 35 yards and another score to help the No. 11 Cougars rout Western Kentucky 41-10 on Saturday night. Tyler Allgeier ran for 95 yards and...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson (1) looks down field in the first half during an NCAA college football game against Texas State Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Wilson, No. 11 BYU eye 7-0 start against Western Kentucky

Oct. 29, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

Western Kentucky (2-4) at No. 11 BYU (6-0), Saturday at 10:15 p.m. ET (ESPN). Line: BYU by 28 1/2. Series record: First meeting between the two schools. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Zach Wilson and the 11th-ranked Cougars have a chance to accomplish something only three other BYU teams have done — start a...

BYU running back Tyler Allgeier (25) carries the ball against Texas State in the first half during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

History in making? No. 11 BYU has shot at rare 7-0 start

Oct. 29, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

Defensive lineman Bracken El-Bakri and the 11th-ranked BYU Cougars have a chance at accomplishing a little school history. Should the Cougars beat Western Kentucky at home on Saturday night, they would become just the fourth BYU team to start 7-0. Although, El-Bakri, is more in tune with recent history than past....

WKU edges Chattanooga in the Mocs only game this fall

Oct. 24, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Backup quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Craig Burt Jr. with 1:21 to play and Western Kentucky beat FCS-member Chattanooga 13-10 on Saturday. Brayden Narveson kicked a pair of 32-yard field goals for Western Kentucky (2-4). Pigrome came on for starter...

McBride runs for 133 yards, leads UAB over W Kentucky 37-14

Oct. 17, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — DeWayne McBride had a 71-yard touchdown run and finished with 133 yards to lead UAB to a 37-14 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday. Bryson Lucero threw for 141 yards and a touchdown pass to Austin Watkins Jr. for UAB (4-1, 2-0 Conference USA). Spencer Brown had a 2-yard...

Knox's 3 TDs, Marshall's stingy defense stuffs W. Kentucky

Oct. 10, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Brenden Knox ran for three touchdowns and Marshall's defense stifled Western Kentucky in a 38-14 win on Saturday night. Knox's 45-yard touchdown run within the first minute of the game set the tone. He added two more scores — on runs of 1 and 9 yards in the last 2:14 of the...

Pigrome's fourth-quarter pass to Simon sends WKU to 1st win

Oct. 3, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Tyrrell Pigrome threw for two touchdowns and Western Kentucky held on for a 20-17 victory over Middle Tennessee on Saturday for the Hilltoppers' first victory. Pigrome threw an 11-yard pass to Joshua Simon in the left corner of the end zone for a 10-point lead with six minutes...