Saturday, November 29, 2014

ICYMI: Western KY Ends Unbeaten Run for Marshall 67-66 in OT


You can call a football game that starts with a pre game brawl crazy. But what do you call a game that started that way and ended on an overtime 2-point conversion making the final score 67-66?

That scenario played out Friday in Huntington, West Virginia as Western Kentucky put an end to Marshall's unbeaten run this season, beating the Thundering Herd by a point.

Western Kentucky QB Brandon Doughty threw for 8 TD's (Yes, 8) which topped the 7 thrown by Marshall QB Rakeem Cato.

The 8 TD's for Doughty gave him the lead for most TD passes in the FBS with 44.

Leon Allen ran for 237 yards and 2 scores for the Hilltoppers as well.

But the game did not end until the second O.T when after scoring last in the period, Hilltopper Head Coach Jeff Brohm decided to go for the 2-point conversion and the win. He did that because his kicker got hurt earlier in the game.

Doughty completed the conversion, hitting Willie McNeal in the end zone to win the game, give the announce team and statisticians a breather.

The loss for Marshall ends their unbeaten run at 11. The Thundering Herd were trying to become outsiders who got into the College Football playoff.

That idea ended sometime Friday afternoon.

Highlights from FOXSports:

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