Western Kentucky beats No. 19 Marshall 67-66 in OT

Brandon Doughty threw a Conference USA-record eight touchdown passes, the last in overtime to Jared Dangerfield followed by a 2-point conversion pass to Willie McNeal that lifted Western Kentucky over No. 19 Marshall 67-66 Friday.

Marshall’s Rakeem Cato had seven touchdown passes but threw four interceptions.

Doughty broke the previous conference record of six TD passes set on eight occasions.

Western Kentucky (7-5, 4-4) foiled Marshall’s bid for the fourth perfect season in school history.

Marshall (11-1, 7-1) saw its 13-game home winning streak snapped and likely lost its chance to earn a place in the New Year’s bowls.

Marshall already has qualified for next week’s conference championship and will meet the winner of Saturday’s game between Rice and Louisiana Tech.

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