2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
3-9, 6th in C-USA - East
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49d

Western Kentucky hires Helton as coach

Western Kentucky knew who it wanted as the Hilltoppers' next football coach, and Tyson Helton was eager to rejoin the program he knows so very well.

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51dChris Low and Adam Rittenberg

Vols' Helton leader for new WKU coach - sources

Mike Sanford was fired Sunday two seasons after leaving his role as Notre Dame's offensive coordinator. Tennessee OC Tyson Helton has emerged as the front-runner to replace him, sources said.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: Western Kentucky has fired coach Mike Sanford after just two seasons and a 9-16 record. SB Nation first reported the decision. There had been talk in recent weeks of a change, but Sanford appeared safe after winning his last two games to finish 3-9. Sanford took over from Jeff Brohm, who led Western Kentucky on a record run over three years.

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56dRyan McGee

Bottom 10 rivalry week needs trophies, too!

All the best rivalries have cool nicknames and trophies, so we made up some for the Bottom 10 -- except USC. USC doesn't have any trophies.

Chronicling Old Dominion's wild win over Western Kentucky (4:37)
Old Dominion wins on FG (0:58)
Charlotte's LeMay breaks through for 35-yard TD (0:29)
WKU gains late 4th-quarter lead (0:30)
Duncan finds Deane again for 6 (0:20)
Ball State back on top with 6-yard TD (0:29)
WKU QB fools defense with triple-option TD toss (0:25)
Ball State on the board with rush TD (0:34)
WKU VS MAINE (1:19)
WKU defense scores off pick-6 (0:28)
Badgers RB catches screen pass and slips free for TD (0:24)
Wisconsin defense spoils trick-play attempt with INT (0:36)
Wisconsin QB caps off first half with TD strike (0:20)
Taylor finds daylight for 2nd TD of half (0:39)
Taylor breaks off long run for Wisconsin's first TD (0:44)
Panthers take the Cure Bowl over the Hilltoppers (0:45)

Team Stats

Passing Yards226.870th
Rushing Yards136.8104th
Points For33.854th
Points Against27.8Tied-73rd