NCAA Football

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (9-4)


Thu. 8/29 Sat. 9/7 Sat. 9/14
vs. CenArk
L 28-35
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@ FIU
W 20-14
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vs. Lou
L 21-38
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Western Kentucky wins First Responder Bowl 23-20 on FG

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 on the final play of the first half, closed the game with the kick that gave the Hilltoppers a 23-20 victory over Western Michigan in the First Responder Bowl on Monday.

"I was just breathing and saying to myself: `You got this. Don't worry about the last kick. You got this one. Just stay calm,' and I just swung through it," Munson said. "Next thing I knew, it was up there."

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Leaders
Passing Yards: T. Storey2567
Passing TDs: T. Storey14
Rushing Yards: G. Walker1208
Rushing TDs: G. Walker8
Receiving Yards: L. Jackson1133
Receiving TDs: J. Pearson7
Interceptions: K. Bailey3
Schedule 2019
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/29 vs. Central Arkansas L 28 - 35
9/7 at FIU W 20 - 14
9/14 vs. Louisville L 21 - 38
9/28 vs. UAB W 20 - 13
10/5 at Old Dominion W 20 - 3
10/12 vs. Army West Point W 17 - 8
10/19 vs. Charlotte W 30 - 14
10/26 at Marshall L 23 - 26
11/2 vs. Florida Atlantic L 24 - 35
11/9 at Arkansas W 45 - 19
11/23 at Southern Miss W 28 - 10
11/30 vs. Middle Tennessee W 31 - 26
12/30 at Western Michigan W 23 - 20
Conference USA
East
  Conference Overall
Florida Atlantic 7-1 11-3
Marshall 6-2 8-5
Western Kentucky 6-2 9-4
Charlotte 5-3 7-6
Middle Tennessee 3-5 4-8
Florida International 3-5 6-7
Old Dominion 0-8 1-11
West
  Conference Overall
UAB 6-2 9-5
Louisiana Tech 6-2 10-3
Southern Miss 5-3 7-6
North Texas 3-5 4-8
Texas-San Antonio 3-5 4-8
Rice 3-5 3-9
UTEP 0-8 1-11
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5041 (71)
Passing Yards: 3371 (41)
Rushing Yards: 1670 (104)
Points per game: 25.4 (92)
Yards per game: 387.8 (84)
Touchdowns: 38 (88)
Field Goals: 17 (47)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4361 (25)
Passing Yards: 2595 (30)
Rushing Yards: 1766 (36)
Points per game: 20.1 (22)
Yards per game: 335.5 (24)
Touchdowns: 28 (15)
Field Goals: 13 (58)