WKU QB Brandon Doughty named C-USA MVP, granted 6th year of eligibility by the NCAA


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BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky — Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty has received good news on two fronts; Conference USA named him as its Most Valuable Player just after the NCAA granted him a sixth season of eligibility.

The Hilltoppers' redshirt senior led the nation with a school-record 4,344 yards passing and 44 touchdowns this season; the offense set 25 program records to help earn a second bowl appearance in three seasons.

WKU (7-5) will face Central Michigan (7-5) in the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 24.

Doughty called the C-USA honor "cool" during a Wednesday news conference, adding, "the MVP award goes to my teammates. Those guys make me look so good."

Hours earlier, the NCAA awarded Doughty another season of eligibility after he missed the 2011 and 2012 seasons with injuries.

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