It was an excellent evening for a home opener as WKU hosted C-USA rival Louisiana Tech on Sept. 10, 2015
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WKU band performs before kickoff
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Game captains take the field for the coin toss. Brandon Doughty, Nick Holt, Forrest Lamp, Gavin Rocker, Wonderful Terry
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Senior linebacker Nick Holt
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Lamp & Rocker
Game Captains Forrest Lamp and Gavin Rocker
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WKU defensive back Joe Brown makes his entrance.
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The clock shows that its nearly time for kickoff.
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WKU v La Tech
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Hilltoppers celebrate an opening series touchdown when Taywan Taylor scored on a 37 yard pass from Brandon Doughty.
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Linebacker Nick Newton makes a shoestring tackle.
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Brandon Doughty calls out the play. The Hilltoppers offense gained 590 yards against La Tech.
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Tight end Tyler Higee led the Hilltoppers with seven receptions. He totaled 88 yards.
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Defensive coordinator Nick Holt, along with defensive tackles coach Don Dunn and corners coach Ricky Brumfield watch from the sideline.
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Gavin Rocker and Prince-Charles Iworah celebrate a big stop. Rocker finished with five tackles. Iworah had four stops and an interception.
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Senior running back Leon Allen breaks free during first half play.
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Leon Allen scored on a 28 yard run to give WKU a 14-0 first quarter lead.
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WKU head coach Jeff Brohm
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Leon Allen leaves the field during early third quarter play. Allen rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Brohm said afterward that he "wasn't optimistic" about the prognosis of Allen's leg injury.
WKU kicker Grant Schwettman connects on one of his four field goals in the 41-38 win.
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WKU linebacker T.J. McCollum tackles La Tech running back Kenneth Dixon.
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La Tech used a blue tarp to screen the offensive play-calling.
Linebacker Nick Newton closing in a tackle. Newton finished with three tackles, including one for a loss.
WKU WR Nicholas Norris was among nine players to record a reception against La Tech. Norris had two catches for 53 yards.
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Anthony Davis, an Indiana transfer, collected his first two carries of the season against La Tech. He found open field for a 28 yard second half run.
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D'Andre Ferby searches for an opening before rushing for his first career touchdown. His score gave the Hilltoppers a 38-24 advantage.
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Brandon Doughty sets up for a two-point conversion.
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Linebacker Nick Newton and defensive end Derik Overstreet. Overstreet finished with four tackles.
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The Hilltoppers offense and big play defense kept the 17,515 smiling for most of the night.
WKU head coach Jeff Brohm talks with Prince-Charles Iwora as he comes off the field
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Redshirt freshman D'Andre Ferby rushed for 39 yards on 14 carries.
The scoreboard was busy all night. The Hilltoppers led by 14 with 6:16 to play.
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WKU mascot enjoying the night
Brandon Doughty surveys his options
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WKU improves to 2-0 for first time since 2005 with a 41-38 win over visiting Louisiana Tech
Head coach Jeff Brohm visits with media following the game
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Sophomore Kylen Towner talked about his 98-yard kick off return for a touchdown that gave WKU a 21-3 early second quarter lead. His return is the sixth longest in school history.
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Ward & Doughty
Defensive back Marcus Ward led the Hilltoppers with 11 tackles, including two for a loss. He also forced one fumble. Doughty finished 28-38 for 441 yards and a touchdown
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