2011 WKU Hilltoppers football team

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2011 WKU Hilltoppers football
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Conference Sun Belt Conference
2011 record 7–5 (7–1 Sun Belt)
Head coach Willie Taggart (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Zach Azzanni
Defensive coordinator Lance Guidry
Home stadium Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith Stadium
(Capacity: 22,113)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State   8 0         10 3  
WKU   7 1         7 5  
Louisiana–Lafayette   6 2         9 4  
FIU   5 3         8 5  
North Texas   4 4         5 7  
Louisiana–Monroe   3 5         4 8  
Troy   2 6         3 9  
Middle Tennessee   1 7         2 10  
Florida Atlantic   0 8         1 11  
† – Conference champion
As of January 9, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

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 2nd 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. 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.

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Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 8:15 PM vs. Kentucky* LP FieldNashville, TN ESPNU L 3–14   24,599
September 10 6:00 PM Navy* Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith StadiumBowling Green, KY ESPN3 L 14–40   19,409
September 17 6:00 PM Indiana State* Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY ESPN3 L 16–44   15,793
October 1 3:00 PM Arkansas State Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY Sun Belt Network L 22–26   10,813
October 6 6:30 PM at Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN (100 Miles of Hate) ESPNU W 36–33 2OT  23,307
October 15 3:00 PM at Florida Atlantic FAU StadiumBoca Raton, FL W 20–0   29,103
October 22 3:00 PM Louisiana–Lafayettedagger Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY W 42–23   15,122
October 29 2:30 PM at Louisiana–Monroe Malone StadiumMonroe, LA W 31–28 OT  13,428
November 5 3:00 PM Florida International Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY W 10–9   15,293
November 12 6:00 PM at #1 LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPNU L 9–42   92,917
November 19 3:00 PM at North Texas Apogee StadiumDenton, TX W 31–21   17,011
November 26 12:00 PM Troy Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY W 41–18   15,432
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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