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College football: Western Kentucky beats Louisiana Tech, 41-38

College football: Western Kentucky beats Louisiana Tech, 41-38

Brandon Doughty threw for 441 yards, redshirt freshman D'Andre Ferby relieved an injured Leon Allen to add a short touchdown among several key runs to help Western Kentucky survive Louisiana Tech, 41-38, for an important — yet costly — Conference USA victory Thursday night in Bowling Green, Ky.

The Hilltoppers lost Allen, who rushed for 1,542 yards last season, to an apparent left leg injury early in the third quarter when he was tackled on an incomplete pass play. The senior was taken to a hospital for observation but no further information was immediately available.

After a brief lull, the Hilltoppers (2-0,...

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