2011 WKU Hilltoppers football team

The 2011 WKU Hilltoppers football team represented Western Kentucky University (WKU) in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hilltoppers were led by second-year head coach Willie Taggart and played their home games at Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium. They are members of the Sun Belt Conference. The Hilltoppers finished with a record of 7–5, 7–1 in Sun Belt play to finish in second place.[1] The 7 wins and second place conference finish are the Hilltoppers best results since joining the FBS. Despite being bowl eligible, the Hilltoppers were not invited to a bowl.[2]

2011 WKU Hilltoppers football
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ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2011 record7–5 (7–1 Sun Belt)
Head coachWillie Taggart (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorZach Azzanni
Defensive coordinatorLance Guidry
Home stadiumHouchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
(Capacity: 22,113)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Sun Belt Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State $   8 0         10 3  
WKU   7 1         7 5  
FIU   5 3         8 5  
North Texas   4 4         5 7  
Louisiana–Monroe   3 5         4 8  
Louisiana–Lafayette*   1 2         1 4  
Troy   2 6         3 9  
Middle Tennessee   1 7         2 10  
Florida Atlantic   0 8         1 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • *Eight wins for Louisiana-Lafayette (9–4, 6–2) in the 2011 season are vacated
As of October 12, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 18:15 p.m.vs. Kentucky*ESPNUL 3–1424,599
September 106:00 p.m.Navy*ESPN3L 14–4019,409
September 176:00 p.m.Indiana State*
  • Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
  • Bowling Green, KY
ESPN3L 16–4415,793
October 13:00 p.m.Arkansas State
  • Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
  • Bowling Green, KY
Sun Belt NetworkL 22–2610,813
October 66:30 p.m.at Middle TennesseeESPNUW 36–33 2OT23,307
October 153:00 p.m.at Florida AtlanticW 20–029,103
October 223:00 p.m.Louisiana–Lafayette 
  • Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
  • Bowling Green, KY
W 42–2315,122
October 292:30 p.m.at Louisiana–MonroeW 31–28 OT13,428
November 53:00 p.m.Florida International
  • Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
  • Bowling Green, KY
W 10–915,293
November 126:00 p.m.at No. 1 LSU*ESPNUL 9–4292,917
November 193:00 p.m.at North TexasW 31–2117,011
November 2612:00 p.m.Troy
  • Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
  • Bowling Green, KY
W 41–1815,432

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