Brandon Doughty threw for 256 yards on 18-of-24 passing with two touchdowns.
The Tops begin spring practice March 17.
WKU snapped Marshall's bid at a perfect season and secured an FBS bowl bid for the second time in school history.
Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan
WKU takes on Central Michigan in an 11 a.m. Christmas Eve kickoff from Nassau.
Career Game Highs:
In nine games this season, Dangerfield caught 43 passes for 690 yards and eight touchdowns at Fort Scott Community College and coach Curtis Horton. He was named First-Team All-Jayhawk Conference.He was rated as the No. 85 overall prospect on the ESPN JC100 and the No. 15 JUCO WR and a three-star recruit while 247Sports.com ranks him as a three-star recruit and the No. 21 JUCO WR nationally. He also was named First Team All-Jayhawk Conference. Dangerfield caught 34 passes for 543 yards and four touchdowns as a senior at Royal Palm Beach High for coach Darren Studstill.