The passing attack generated over 900 yards through the air on Saturday.
Brandon Doughty became the first quarterback in Division I history to have consecutive seasons with more than 4,000 yards passing and 40 touchdown throws.
The win was the first home win over Middle Tennessee since 1989 and first overall since 2011.
Brandon Doughty threw for 256 yards on 18-of-24 passing with two touchdowns.
The Hilltoppers fall on the road against LSU, on October 24, 2015.
NCAA Football: Western Kentucky squares off against Middle Tennessee at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - Homecoming vs. Troy
Western Kentucky vs. Kentucky
2016 Preseason All-C-USA Third Team (Athlon)
2015 Conference USA Honorable Mention
Career Game Highs:
- Receptions: 7, Three times (Last vs. Marshall, 11/27/15)
- Yards: 174 at Middle Tennessee (9/13/14)
- Touchdowns: 2, Twice (Last vs. USF 12/21/15)
2015 (Jr.): Norris assumed a larger role in the Hilltopper offense as a true junior and responded with his best year on The Hill yet, appearing in all 14 games and starting 13. Norris tallied 971 yards on 63 receptions with six touchdowns along with six rushes for 63 yards and a touchdown. His 971 yards are the third-most in a single season at WKU while his 63 receptions were seventh-most. Norris' 118 career receptions also had him finish the year No. 11 on WKU's all-time receptions list. Norris's 15.4 yards per reception was second on the team as were his 69.4 yards per game. He had three 100-yard receiving performances, including 148 yards on six catches vs. Middle Tennessee, 117 yards on five catches at Old Dominion and 120 yards on five catches in the Miami Beach Bowl. Norris was an offensive spark in the bowl game, catching two touchdowns and a season-long reception of 69 yards for a touchdown. On WKU's first two drives in the second half, Norris had two consecutive receptions go for touchdowns and 124 total yards over the span of four offensive plays and three passes.
2014 (So.): Norris tallied 371 yards on 22 receptions with a pair of touchdowns during his sophomore campaign after appearing in all 13 games. His 16.9 yards per catch average was second among all wide receivers, trailing Taywan Taylor (17.0). Norris torched rival Middle Tennessee for a career-high 174 yards and a touchdown on six catches, including a 67-yard screen pass. He hauled in a nine-yard touchdown catch in a win over Navy. Norris averaged 30.7 yards per catch on third down, the third-best mark nationally.
2013 (Fr.): Norris saw action in 12 games, earning five starts. He finished the regular season with 33 receptions, 431 yards and four touchdowns. His four receiving touchdowns were second on the team this season. His best game of the season came against South Alabama where he had seven receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns, becoming the first true Hilltopper wide receiver since 2009 to catch multiple touchdowns in a single game. At the time, it was just the fourth time any player had caught multiple touchdowns in a game since 2010 and fifth by season's end when McNeal did it against Army. His 458 all-purpose yards on the season was fourth on the team.
HS/Misc.: Norris helped guide Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Fla., to a state championship in 2012, finishing the year 14-1 and reaching the state title game for the second-consecutive year. Norris did his part for the Tornado offense, catching 31 passes for 644 yards with nine receiving touchdowns. Norris, an all-around athlete, also made an impact on special teams, averaging over 42 yards per kickoff return in 2012. Norris led the high-powered offense in receiving yards in his senior season while finishing second on the team in receptions for an offense that averaged just less than 50 points per game, scoring 60 or more points on four different occasions. In his junior season of 2011, Norris caught 22 passes for 446 yards, scoring four touchdowns to help Booker T. Washington to another 13-1 season, losing its only game of 2011 in the state championship to Bolles High School. Norris was named Second-Team All-State as well as being tabbed as a 2012 Nike Dade vs. Broward All-Star. The athletic wide receiver also anchored the talented Booker T. Washington 400-meter relay on the track and field team.