The Tops begin spring practice March 17.
The Tops begin spring practice March 17.
Brandon Doughty returns to lead the WKU offense in 2015.
Leon Allen rushed for a school and Conference USA record 345 yards against Army.
Antonio Andrews - a 2014 Reese's Senior Bowl invitee - led the SBC in rushing yards and the nation in All-Purpose yardage for the second consecutive season while also breaking his own school single-season rushing record in 2013. In 2013, he ran for 1,730 yards with a league-best 16 touchdowns while also leading the SBC in scoring with eight points per game. He finished the regular season with the nation's longest active streak of 100+ yard all-purpose games (25), second longest 100-yard rushing game streak (11) and set school records for 100 yard games in a season (11), career (21), and was a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's top running back - the only semifinalist from a Non-AQ conference. He currently ranks as the No. 4 rusher in the nation and set an NCAA record for the most all-purpose yards over a two-year span with 5,770 yards. Andrews is also a finalist for the Paul Hornung and Lee Roy Selmon Spirit Awards. In total, Andrews set six school records in 2013 and was the only running back in the league to rush for over 200 yards in a game, doing it twice, against Morgan State (213) and Texas State (204). His 11 100-yard rushing games were also a league-best as no other back had more than four.
Andrews became WKU's top offensive threat during his first season carrying the load for the Hilltoppers, leading WKU in all-purpose yards (3,161), rushing yards (1,728), touchdowns (15), scoring (90), kick return yards (726), punt return yards (234) and carries (304). His 3,161 all-purpose yards were the most in school history and the second-highest total ever behind 1988 Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders. Andrews and Sanders are the only two players in NCAA history to eclipse 3,000 all-purpose yards in a single season. For his efforts Andrews was recognized as a Paul Hornung Award Finalist, an award given to the nation's most versatile player. Andrews also landed on the SI.com All-American team as a running back and all-purpose performer. He led the country with four 300-plus all-purpose yard performances and was the only player in the country to record over 1,600 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards. A first-team all-Sun Belt Conference selection, Andrews broke WKU's single-season rushing record and led the Sun Belt with 1,728 yards while making WKU the fifth program in NCAA history to post three consecutive 1,500 yards rushers (Bobby Rainey 2010-11). Andrews eclipsed 100 yards rushing on 10 different occasions, tying WKU's single-season record for such performances. He led WKU in rushing in each of its last 12 games on his way to Team MVP honors. Andrews opened the season against Austin Peay (09/01) with 228 all-purpose yards, highlighted by his first-career punt return touchdown in which he took 70 yards for the score. He tallied 131 all-purpose yards, including a career-best six catches for 52 yards against the stingy, top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (09/08). Andrews notched the first 100-yard rushing performance of his career at Kentucky (09/15), going for 125 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries. He scored a touchdown in overtime and threw the game-winning two-point conversion pass to quarterback Kawaun Jakes. The junior recorded his second-straight 100-plus rushing yards/multi-touchdown game versus Southern Miss (9/22), going for 136 rushing yards, a career-best 74 receiving yards and a pair of scores. He posted his first-career 200-yard rushing game at Arkansas State (09/29), totaling 215 yards and a touchdown in the win. Andrews rushed for over 100-yards for the fourth-straight game in nationally-televised win at Troy (10/11). He piled up 213 all-purpose yards and aided the Hilltoppers to 42 points against ULM (10/20). Andrews rushed for 158 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown at FIU (10/27). Against Middle Tennessee (11/01) he accounted for a career-best 392 all-purpose yards, including 136 on the ground and 181 in the kick return game. Only six players in the nation posted single-game performances with more than his 392 all-purpose yards. He racked up 340 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns versus FAU (11/10), totaling over 50 yards in rushing (88), receiving (71), kick returns (129) and punt returns (52). Andrews grinded out a career-best 238 yards rushing and scored twice at Louisiana-Lafayette (11/17). The performance marked his third straight with over 340 all-purpose yards, as he finished the game with 342. He piled up over 300 all-purpose yards and 200 rushing yards in regular-season finale against North Texas (11/24), marking the second-straight game he ran for at least 200 yards and finished with more than 300 all-purpose yards. He churned out 120 of his 230 rushing yards and scored the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping WKU erase a 14-point deficit. Andrews broke WKU's single-season rushing record with 119 yards in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl and wound up with 184 all-purpose yards against Central Michigan (12/26).
Played numerous roles for the Hilltoppers in 2011, including seeing time at running back, lining up at quarterback and returning kicks and punts...Saw action in eight games, finishing second on the team in kick return yards (505) and finished fourth on the team with 590 all-purpose yards...Finished with over 40 yards rushing on the season, on 15 carries, backing up senior running back Bobby Rainey...Handled the kick return duties for the first time in week two against Navy (09/10/11), returning six kicks for 200 yards, including a career-best 75-yard return in the first half...Finished second on the team with 121 all-purpose yards against Indiana State (09/17/11), including 100 yards on four kick returns...Had 12 yards rushing on five carries in the game...Had an 18-yard punt return and 49 yards on two kick returns before leaving with an injury against Arkansas State (10/01/11)...Rushed for 11 yards on two carries after returning from injury against Louisiana-Monroe (10/29/11)...Rushed for 15 yards the following week against Florida International (11/05/11), with all rushing attempts coming from the quarterback position...Returned five kicks for 136 yards against No. 1-ranked LSU (11/12/11), including a 73-yard kick return in the second half...Also caught his first pass of the season - an 11-yard grab...Had a reception the following week against North Texas (11/19/11), to go along with one carry for six yards and a kick return for 18 yards before leaving the game with an injury.
Joined the Hilltoppers during fall camp after transferring from Air Force Prep...Saw his first career action at South Florida, and went on to play in nine games...Started at running back against Louisiana-Monroe...Had a breakout game at Louisiana-Lafayette, carrying the ball seven times for 52 yards and two touchdowns...Finished the year with 32 carries for 174 yards...Caught five passes for 37 yards...Returned kicks the last two games of the season...Had six returns for 137 yards against Middle Tennessee...Finished the year with 429 all-purpose yards.
Named Kentucky Mr. Football in 2009 following his senior season at Fort Campbell...Went 29-0 as the starting quarterback for the Falcons his last two seasons, leading Fort Campbell to a pair of class 2A state championships... Threw for 3,365 yards and 50 touchdowns in his career...Rushed for 3,368 yards and 56 TDs.