The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers visit Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia on Saturday to face the Marshall Thundering Herd. The Hilltoppers improved to 5-2 overall with a 30-14 victory on Saturday over Charlotte. Ty Storey threw for 283 yards and two touchdowns. The game was tied 14-14 when Western Kentucky scored 16 unanswered points to pull away. Western Kentucky leads Conference-USA at 4-0.
Marshall is 4-3 on the season after defeating FAU 36-31 that included an action packed final quarter. Brenden Knox scored to put Marshall ahead with just 36 seconds remaining. Each team scored 14 in the fourth. Knox finished the game with 220 yards rushing with two TDs. Isaiah Green threw for 206 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Green hit Willie Johnson for a 60-yard touchdown. Marshal is tied for second in C-USA with a record of 2-1.
Ty Storey leads the Hilltoppers with 805 yards passing, five touchdowns and one interception. Gaej Walker leads Western Kentucky in rushing with 628 yards and four touchdowns. Lucky Jackson is the leading receiver with 404 yards and one touchdown. The leading tackler for Western Kentucky is DeAngelo Malone with 58.
Isaiah Green leads Marshall with 1,377 yards passing, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. Brendan Knox is the leading rusher with 719 yards and seven touchdowns, while Armani Levias leads all receivers with 269 yards and two touchdowns. The leading tackler for Marshall is Tavante Beckett with 65.