Steve Roberts Photography | Western Kentucky tops Houston Baptist 50-3

Western Kentucky tops Houston Baptist 50-3

October 03, 2016

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) One week after a heartbreaking overtime loss to Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky took out its frustrations on Houston Baptist Saturday night.

''We needed a lot of fine-tuning to do from the loss we had last week,'' Norris said. ''So we tried to work on the little things, especially with us going into a hostile environment next week against Louisiana Tech.''

''We came out and did what we needed to do and executed early on,'' Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm said. ''We moved the ball, scored points, and took care of the football. We improved upon certain things that we didn't do well last week. Overall, we just took care of business, it was a good win.''

 

October 1, 2016 WKU head coach Jeff Brohm leads the team during the pre-game Topperwalk prior to the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Coin Toss during the first half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hilltops pull away 50-3 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers running back Anthony Wales (20) dives into the end zone during the first half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers quarterback Mike White (14) goes deep during the first half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defensive lineman Tanner Reeves (11) tackles Houston Baptist Huskies quarterback Tony Dawson (11) for loss during the first half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers wide receiver Kylen Towner (81) tackles Houston Baptist Huskies quarterback Max Staver (6) behind the line of scrimageduring the first half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers wide receiver Taywan Taylor (2) catches an 80 yard TD pass just before the half ends during the first half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers wide receiver Taywan Taylor (2) catches an 80 yard TD pass just before the half ends during the first half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers linebacker Drew Davis (34) tackles Houston Baptist Huskies quarterback Max Staver (6) for a loss during the first half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers wide receiver Nicholas Norris (15) stands all alone in the end zone for touchdown during the first half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers wide receiver Nacarius Fant (1) with the long rung for a touchdown during the second half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hilltops pull away 50-3 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers running back Marquez Trigg (5) goes straight up the middle for a TD during the second half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hilltops pull away 50-3 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers wide receiver Nicholas Norris (15) during the second half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hilltops pull away 50-3 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Ben Holt (44) chases down Houston Baptist Huskies quarterback Max Staver (6) during the second half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hilltops pull away 50-3 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers linebacker Drew Davis (34) intercepts the pass during the second half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hilltops pull away 50-3 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defensive lineman Kalvin Robinson (48) deflects the pass during the second half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hilltops pull away 50-3 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers wide receiver Taywan Taylor (2) and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers wide receiver Nicholas Norris (15) celebrate after the touchdown during the second half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hilltops pull away 50-3 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers quarterback Mike White (14) shakes the hand of Western Kentucky Hilltoppers wide receiver Nicholas Norris (15) after the touchdown during the second half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hilltops pull away 50-3 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

October 1, 2016 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers quarterback Mike White (14) leads the team as they sing the fight song with the fans during the second half of the game between the Houston Baptist Huskies vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hilltops pull away 50-3 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)