Western Kentucky football just won the bowl game of the year

Famous Toastery Bowl - Western Kentucky v Old Dominion
Famous Toastery Bowl - Western Kentucky v Old Dominion / Isaiah Vazquez/GettyImages

There aren't many accomplishments greater than winning the Famous Toastery Bowl.

So when Western Kentucky football fell behind 28-0 in the first half, the Hilltoppers did everything in their power to storm back and make sure they would go home with the trophy.

All jokes aside, this was an astonishing comeback and probably the bowl game of the season -- so far.

Obviously bowl season has a long way to go, but everyone else will be chasing the Famous Toastery Bowl in terms of excitement and just all-around entertainment.

This game had pretty much everything from blocked field goals (two of them), missed field goals, turnovers, comebacks, backup quarterbacks becoming heroes, and even overtime. This was everything anyone could possibly want from a matinee bowl game in the middle of December.

Replacing the Bahamas Bowl while that stadium gets finished up, Old Dominion and Western Kentucky met up in Charlotte for the Famous Toastery Bowl and it was just fantastic.

Sitting there with a 28-0 deficit staring them in the face, the Hilltoppers, led by backup quarterback Caden Veltkamp, stormed back. They added a touchdown in the second quarter to trim the deficit to 21 at halftime and then they scored on a ridiculous one-handed touchdown catch and run by Dalvin Smith.

A response touchdown by Old Dominion to make it 35-14 heading into the fourth quarter felt like the nail in the coffin. Wrong. Western Kentucky stormed back to tie things up on a fourth-and-goal touchdown pass with under 30 seconds left.


And then in overtime, Western Kentucky blocked its second field goal after an Old Dominion false start on the half-yard line on fourth-and-goal forced them to kick instead of go for it. Clearly that backfired in a major way. The field goal was blocked and the rest was history.


While no one was expecting this game to be a classic, it turned into just that.

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