With his second victory at the helm of the Western Kentucky football program, Manatee County legend Willie Taggart has doubled the number of victories the Hilltoppers had last year in a winless season.
Derrius Brooks came up with two interceptions at Arkansas State on Saturday, but it is his dive for the end zone on a two-point conversion that WKU fans may never forget. Brooks took a pitch on a reverse and snuck the ball across the goal like to give the Hilltoppers a 36-35 overtime win over the Red Wolves Saturday afternoon at ASU Stadium.
The conversion capped off a stretch that saw the Hilltoppers (2-8, 2-4 SBC) score on the final play of regulation to force overtime, then gamble with the two-point try to win the contest.
"This was great for our young football team because of all we have been through this season," Taggart said. "I told our guys earlier in the week that all we were missing was a come-from-behind win. Our guys came out and were relentless. They haven't quit all year. I'm of these guys, our coaching staff, and everyone just sticking together and believing in each other."