WKU Director of Athletics Todd Stewart pens his second open letter of the year to Hilltopper Nation in support of WKU's first-ever football conference championship game. WKU hosts Southern Miss on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m.
By virtue of Friday's 49-28 win over Marshall, the Conference USA East Division Champion WKU Hilltoppers (10-2, 8-0 C-USA) will host their first ever conference championship game, next Saturday, December 5, inside Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
Brandon Doughty threw for 370 yards, including five touchdowns, as Western Kentucky routed Marshall 49-28 to win the East Division of Conference USA on Friday.
WKU and Marshall are set for a battle to determine Conference USA's East Division champion. The annual BLACKOUT game kicks off at 11 a.m. from Houchens-Smith Stadium on Friday.
WKU captured the 2015 GCI Great Alaska Shootout championship with a 62-58 victory over the host Alaska-Anchorage on Wednesday evening behind a 21-point, 14-rebound performance from sophomore Ivy Brown.