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 is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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