Are you ready for some football? WKU Athletics counts you down to opening day at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium on September 1, 2012 with the 50-day “Countdown to Kickoff” series on WKUSports.com. Each day will be accompanied by a significant number in WKU football history.
1998 HILLTOPPERS AVERAGE 36 POINTS PER GAME
No WKU football team has ever scored more points per game than the 1998 Hilltoppers. Led by senior quarterback Willie Taggart, the 1998 WKU squad put 396 points up on the scoreboard in just 11 games, averaging 36 points per contest.
Taggart and the Hilltoppers did their damage on the ground, racking up 344 yards per contest with the rushing attack. Only two teams in the country rushed for more yards per game than the Hilltoppers in 1998. Taggart shouldered most of the offensive load, rushing for 1,313 yards and 15 touchdowns.
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The Hilltoppers open the 2012 season against Austin Peay, with kickoff slated for 6:00 PM on September 1 in Bowling Green. For season and single game ticket information, visit HERE.
2012 FAMILY FUN DAY
Come spend your afternoon with the WKU football team on Saturday, August 25 for the fourth annual WKU Football Family Fun Day event in Houchens-Smith Stadium from 4-6 p.m.
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