Latest Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football News

Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck, right, hugs wide receiver Tyler Johnson after Minnesota defeated Auburn during the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Minnesota hires Mike Sanford Jr. as co-offensive coordinator

Jan. 3, 2020 3:45 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck hired Mike Sanford Jr. and promoted Matt Simon to fill his offensive coordinator vacancy Friday. Sanford, who will also serve as quarterbacks coach, held the dual role at Utah State in 2019. He was the head coach for Western Kentucky for two seasons prior to...

Western Kentucky place kicker Cory Munson (46) and holder John Haggerty (47) watch the game winning kick go through the uprights in the final seconds of the NCAA First Responder Bowl college football game against Western Michigan in Dallas, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. Western Kentucky won the game 23-20. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Western Kentucky wins First Responder Bowl 23-20 on FG

Dec. 30, 2019 6:32 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Western Kentucky freshman kicker Cory Munson ran onto the field, then off and then back on. All of that before kicking a career-long 52-yard field goal with no time left after a rules review moved him five yards closer to the goal posts. And Munson, who’d sliced a 29-yarder wide right...

Marshall RB Knox named C-USA MVP by league coaches

Dec. 11, 2019 3:40 PM EST

Marshall sophomore running back Brenden Knox has been named Conference USA's most valuable player, as voted on by the league's 14 coaches. First-year Western Kentucky coach Tyson Helton has been selected by his peers as the league's top coach after leading the Hilltoppers to an 8-4 record. That is already five...

Go Wests: W Kentucky, W Michigan meet in bowl game

Dec. 8, 2019 8:12 PM EST

Western Michigan (7-5, Mid-American Conference) vs. Western Kentucky (8-4, Conference USA), Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m. ET. LOCATION: Dallas TOP PLAYERS Western Michigan: RB LeVante Bellamy, 1,412 yards rushing, 23 rushing touchdowns. Western Kentucky: RB Gaej Walker, 1,115 yards rushing, eight touchdowns rushing. ...

Western Kentucky strikes twice in 4th, rallies to 31-26 win

Nov. 30, 2019 5:56 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Gaej Walker rushed for 119 yards and his fourth-quarter touchdown capped a 31-26 win as Western Kentucky rallied past Middle Tennessee on Saturday. The Hilltoppers (8-4, 6-2 Conference USA) trailed 20-17 entering the final period but wrapped two touchdowns around a Middle...

Western Kentucky quarterback Ty Storey (4) makes a pass against Southern Mississippi during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Cam Bonelli/Hattiesburg American via AP)

W. Kentucky beats Southern Miss 28-10

Nov. 23, 2019 7:16 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Ty Storey threw two touchdown passes, Jacquez Sloan ran for a score and Western Kentucky cashed in on turnovers to beat Southern Mississippi 28-10 on Saturday. DeAngelo Malone recovered a fourth-quarter fumble and ran five yards for the Hilltoppers’ final TD after Jeremy...

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow looks for a receiver during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

No. 1 LSU has sights set on SEC West title vs Arkansas

Nov. 22, 2019 12:12 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron appreciates as well as anyone the jolt a team like Arkansas could get from a coaching change. “Always, always, no question,” said Orgeron, who was an interim head coach in 2013 at Southern California and in 2016 at LSU. “I think they get...