- Western Kentucky knows its defensive blunders on what became the final touchdown of the Bahamas Bowl will stay on highlight reels for a long, long time. That's fine with the Hilltoppers -- because they found a way to hang on for an unforgettable win. Wasting nearly every bit of a 35-point lead and giving up the most improbable of touchdowns on the final play from scrimmage, Western Kentucky overcame a record-setting seven touchdown passes from Cooper Rush and beat Central Michigan 49-48 on Wednesday in the first bowl game played outside the U.S. or Canada since 1937. "There's been a lot of twists and turns to all of our games," Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm said. Not like this.
Central Michigan (7-6) scored the final five touchdowns of the game, including a three-lateral, 75-yard dazzler on the final play where six Chippewas -- one center, one quarterback and four receivers -- touched the ball. Officially, it went down as a touchdown pass to Titus Davis by Rush, his seventh scoring toss of the day, one more than anyone had ever thrown in any bowl game. Central Michigan went for a 2-point conversion and the win, only to have it broken up by Western Kentucky's Wonderful Terry. A wonderful finish, indeed. "I want to tell Central Michigan that's one heck of a job by them," Brohm said. "They showed the heart and spirit that this game is all about." - AP Sports