The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers shocked the Marshall Thundering Herd with a two-point conversion in overtime to beat them, 67-66.
Western Kentucky has achieved what no other team in college football was able to do, which was to defeat No. 24 Marshall. The Thundering Herd had started their season 11-0, but the college football playoff committee no longer has to worry about potential backlash from their fans on the rankings since they lost a game.
The Thundering Herd already appeared headed for a loss as they trailed for virtually the entire game, but they mounted a furious comeback after being down, 49-35.
They tied it at 49 before the Hilltoppers scored 10 unanswered points, but the Thundering Herd answered right back to force the game into overtime.
The Thundering Herd appeared to be on their way to an undefeated season when they took a 66-59 lead, but the Hilltoppers had a trick up their sleeve as they succeeded on a two-point conversion attempt.
Hilltoppers quarterback Brandon Doughty threw for 491 yards and eight touchdown passes with two interceptions on 34-of-50 passing. Running back Leon Allen added 237 rushing yards and a touchdown on 33 carries.
Thundering Herd quarterback Rakeem Cato had costly turnovers as he threw four interceptions, but he kept up with Doughty in this offensive shootout with 417 yards and seven touchdown passes.
The offense overcame a shoulder injury to running back Devon Johnson as backup Steward Butler rushed for 233 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries.