WKU FOOTBALL | Wide receiver production crucial for Hilltopper success

09/25/2015 11:30 AM

Brandon doughty is an established passing threat throughout college football. The Western Kentucky quarterback has already passed for over one thousand yards and has a completion rate over 70 percent. But a pass-heavy offense is only successful if the guys on the receiving end do their part.

So far for the Hilltoppers, that has been the case. In a losing effort against the Indiana Hoosiers, Western racked up just shy of 500 yards through the air. WKU offensive coordinator Tyson Helton says the play from his wide receivers kept the toppers in the game, and they will need that same production when they take on Miami (OH).

One receiver who has been a cornerstone for the Toppers so far, is junior Taywan Taylor. Against the Hoosiers, Taylor caught nine passes for 196 yards and topped off the monster game with a touchdown. Even with numbers like that, Western fell short against IU, but Taylor says games like that are learning experiences he will hold on to.

Western Kentucky kicks off against Miami (OH) this Saturday at 2:30pm CT. Be advised, it is a white out and the first 10,000 fans will receive a white out t-shirt.

Garrett Moore

Garrett joined cn|2 as Sports Producer in July 2015. Garrett is a Kentucky native who has been enveloped by Kentucky sports culture his entire life. He is excited to contribute to the cn|2 team by covering sports in the state he loves. Outside the office, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and being a sports spectator at every level.

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