October 15, 2015

DENTON, Texas (AP) Brandon Doughty passed for 350 yards and four touchdowns, and Anthony Wales had 259 total yards and three touchdowns to help Western Kentucky beat North Texas 55-28 on Thursday night for its seventh straight Conference USA victory.

Doughty found Wales out of the backfield for a 5-yard touchdown to open the scoring and connected with Jared Dangerfield on a short TD to make it 14-0. In the second quarter, Doughty threw a deep ball to Taywan Taylor for a 56-yard score and later found Taylor in the end zone for 31 yards.

Taylor finished with 134 yards receiving for Western Kentucky (6-1, 4-0), which is off to its best start since joining the FBS in 2008.

DaMarcus Smith threw four touchdown passes in his first career start for North Texas (0-6, 0-3).

Mike Canales was named interim coach for North Texas on Sunday, after Dan McCarney was fired following a blowout loss to FCS Portland State.

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