NCAA Game Summary - Western Kentucky at Army|
(Saturday, November 9)
Final Score: Western Kentucky 21, Army 17
West Point, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Doughty threw for 199 yards and
two touchdowns as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers bested the Army Black
Knights, 21-17, at Michie Stadium.
Doughty completed 16-of-24 passes for the Hilltoppers (6-4), who became bowl
eligible for the third straight season. The quarterback found a reliable
target in Willie McNeal, who caught six passes for 101 yards and two
touchdowns. Antonio Andrews, the nation's leading rusher, turned in another
solid performance, carrying the ball 24 times for 117 yards and scoring the
game's winning touchdown.
The Black Knights (3-7) mustered 277 rushing yards, the bulk of which were
supplied by Terry Baggett (12 carries, 102 yards, TD) and Tony Giovannelli
(six carries, 82 yards). Angel Santiago (8-of-11) also threw for 70 yards.
Neither team could manage to put points on the board in the game's opening
quarter as Army attempted to establish its rushing game.
Midway through the second quarter, a promising Army touchdown run was called
back because of an offensive clipping penalty.
The Black Knights finally put points on the board with 3:35 left in the
quarter on a Daniel Grochowski field goal from 25 yards, the only scoring of
the first half.
Army increased its lead and opened the second-half scoring four and a half
minutes in with a one-yard run through the middle by Santiago.
The Hilltoppers got in the game five minutes later with a 11-yard touchdown
pass from Doughty to McNeal.
Doughty hooked up with McNeal again and kept WKU's momentum going, scoring
in the first minute of the fourth quarter on a four-yard completion and
pushing the Hilltoppers out to a 14-10 lead.
Army reclaimed the lead with seven minutes remaining in the game on a 20-yard
touchdown run by Baggett, making it 17-14.
The Hilltoppers used up most of the remainder of the clock on their ensuing
drive, with Andrews scoring on a two-yard touchdown run, grabbing a 21-17
The Knights fumbled on an attempted hook-and-ladder play with 27 seconds left,
allowing the Hilltoppers to recover the ball, take a knee and leave with the
11/09 16:02:06 ET