It's twice as much as the Western Kentucky football team had last year and as many as they've had since the start of the 2008 season.
Coach Willie Taggart's turnaround continued Saturday when his Hilltoppers (4-4, 4-1 Sun Belt Conference) averted disaster at Louisiana-Monroe and escaped with a 31-28 win in overtime.
"It's a 360-degree turnaround," said senior defense end Jared Clendenin, who had won four games in his career before this season started. "We haven't been .500 since I've been here, except for 0-0 before the games started."
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Clendenin and his teammates echoed the same sentiments after Saturday's win — they weren't satisfied. They know an SBC title is still within reach, and they won Saturday's game without playing their best.
The Warhawks outgained the Toppers 456-283 on offense, earned 11 more first downs and won the turnover battle. The Hilltoppers missed an extra point and a field goal and muffed a punt.
Worst of all, WKU let a 20-7 lead with 7:18 to play slip away against a 2-5 football team.
"I think we played down to their level," Clendenin said.
Still, Western Kentucky pulled it out despite being down 21-20 with a minute to go, scoring the go-ahead touchdown, then allowing the Warhawks to go 77 yards in 32 seconds to tie the game at 28 and force overtime.
In his second year with WKU, Taggart is 6-14 for his career and 6-8 in his last 14, continues to stress the importance of believing.
"That's four games in a row, and who would've thought Western Kentucky would win four games in a row?" he said Saturday. "Our guys are growing up, and they're believing, and we're going into the game expecting to win now. It's not anymore hoping we win and all that. Our guys are going in expecting to win, and they're confident."
The Hilltoppers return home Saturday to start the final third of their season. They need to go 2-2 to be considered for a Football Bowl Subdivision bowl game.
Western Kentucky hosts Florida International (5-3, 2-2 SBC) this weekend. The Hilltoppers haven't beaten the Golden Panthers since 2004.