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2015 Schedule
12-2, 1st in C-USA - East
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Brohm gets raise, 4-year extension from WKU

Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm, on the heels of a 12-2 finish in 2015, has agreed to a four-year contract extension through 2019 that boosts his annual salary from $600,000 to $800,000.

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TBT: Wild finish at Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Western Kentucky topped Central Michigan 49-48 in last season's Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, but the Hilltoppers blew a big lead and gave up the craziest play of the bowl season.

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Will the Group of 5 ever get a playoff berth? (3:25)
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SVP's Bad Beats remembers 2014 Bahamas Bowl (5:35)
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Jeff Brohm a rising young coach?

In his first two seasons as the Western Kentucky head coach, the former Louisville QB has led the Hilltoppers to a 20-7 record with two bowl victories.

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Conference USA off to good start

Thanks to wins by Western Kentucky and Louisiana Tech, Conference USA is leading the way in the early bowl standings.

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Dangerfield gets respect with leaping TD

Jared Dangerfield got plenty of airtime -- then got flipped over -- but somehow held onto the ball for a 26-yard TD at the Miami Beach Bowl.

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SVP says OH NO! to punting on 4th-and-goal (0:50)
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Western Kentucky wins Miami Beach Bowl (1:44)
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Western Kentucky beats South Florida for 12th win of season (1:47)
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Doughty breaks down Hilltoppers' win at Miami Beach Bowl (0:57)
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Wales' long run extends WKU's lead

There has been more than 1,100 yards of offense at the Miami Beach Bowl, with Anthony Wales providing 42 of them on this long TD run to give Western Kentucky a 45-35 lead with five minutes left in the fourth quarter on ESPN.

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USF knocking on the door again

South Florida looks to take the lead on Western Kentucky midway through the fourth quarter after Eric Lee emerged with the interception after a couple of deflections.

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USF strikes again with Flowers' TD run

Quinton Flowers ran into trouble, then reversed course for an 8-yard TD run, as South Florida now trails Western Kentucky 38-35 in the fourth quarter of the Miami Beach Bowl on ESPN.

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USF opens fourth quarter with long TD

South Florida responded quickly to Western Kentucky's TD with a long score of its own, as Quinton Flowers hit Rodney Adams for a 53-yard TD on the first play of the fourth quarter of the Miami Beach Bowl on ESPN.

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USF draws closer with trick-play TD

Running back D'Ernest Johnson took the handoff, then fired a 34-yard TD pass to Tyre McCants to cut into Western Kentucky's lead at the Miami Beach Bowl. (Live on ESPN)

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Willie Taggart halftime interview (0:23)
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USF strikes first in Miami Beach Bowl

Quinton Flowers took the QB draw and dashed 12 yards for the TD to give the Bulls the 7-0 lead over Western Kentucky. (Live on ESPN)

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Dropped pass dooms WKU on fourth down

Tim Gorski dropped a fourth-down pass from Brandon Doughty, stopping a Western Kentucky drive deep in South Florida territory early in the Miami Beach Bowl on ESPN.

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Beach Bowl BBQ Bash dance and belly flop contest (0:21)
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Willie Taggart pregame interview (0:24)
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Watch: Miami Beach Bowl

USF coach Willie Taggart left Western Kentucky for South Florida in 2013 after leading WKU to back-to-back seven-win seasons. Earlier this month, he signed a five-year extension to stay with South Florida until 2020. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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FPI projects Hilltoppers over Bulls

According to the Football Power Index, Western Kentucky has a 61.5 percent chance to defeat South Florida in the Miami Beach Bowl (2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN).

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Brandon Doughty by the numbers

Monday's Miami Beach Bowl (2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN) will be Doughty's final game. The Western Kentucky QB shattered school records for career completions, passing yards and passing TDs. In 2015, he enters bowl season second in the FBS in passing yards (4,594) and first in passing TDs (45).

Team Stats

Passing Yards365.46th
Rushing Yards154.488th
Points For44.24th
Points Against25.254th