College Football

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (11-3)

Sat. 9/2 Sat. 9/9 Sat. 9/16 Sat. 9/23 Sat. 10/7
vs. EastKy
@ Ill
vs. LaTech
vs. BallSt

Hilltoppers coach Mike Sanford enjoying seamless transition

Mike Sanford has avoided pinching himself over his seamless transition into being a head coach at Western Kentucky because he knows better than to get too confident. One thing 12 years as an assistant has taught him, there will certainly be some setbacks.

There's no mistaking Sanford's optimism from his first spring drills with a Hilltoppers squad coming off their third straight bowl victory and second consecutive Conference USA title. He follows a tough act for sure, but relishes the challenge.

"The thing I come away with is they're a rowdy group of players who love the game and bring a lot of energy every day," Sanford said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "It's infectious to be around and the practices are the kind I've always wanted to be around."

Passing Yards: M. White4363
Passing TDs: M. White37
Rushing Yards: A. Wales1621
Rushing TDs: A. Wales27
Receiving Yards: T. Taylor1730
Receiving TDs: T. Taylor17
Interceptions: K. Brown2
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Eastern Kentucky TBA
9/9 at Illinois TBA
9/16 vs. Louisiana Tech TBA
9/23 vs. Ball State TBA
10/7 at UTEP TBA
10/14 vs. Charlotte TBA
10/20 at Old Dominion TBA
10/28 vs. Florida Atlantic TBA
11/4 at Vanderbilt TBA
11/11 at Marshall TBA
11/17 vs. Middle Tennessee 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST
11/25 at FIU TBA
Conference USA
  Conference Overall
Western Kentucky 7-1 11-3
Old Dominion 7-1 10-3
Middle Tennessee 5-3 8-5
Florida International 4-4 4-8
Charlotte 3-5 4-8
Marshall 2-6 3-9
Florida Atlantic 2-6 3-9
  Conference Overall
Louisiana Tech 6-2 9-5
Texas-San Antonio 5-3 6-7
Southern Miss 4-4 7-6
North Texas 3-5 5-8
Rice 2-6 3-9
UTEP 2-6 4-8
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 7324 (2)
Passing Yards: 4715 (4)
Rushing Yards: 2609 (39)
Points per game: 45.5 (1)
Yards per game: 523.1 (4)
Touchdowns: 77 (1)
Field Goals: 21 (18)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5272 (65)
Passing Yards: 3911 (114)
Rushing Yards: 1361 (2)
Points per game: 24.6 (39)
Yards per game: 376.6 (37)
Touchdowns: 41 (57)
Field Goals: 15 (73)
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