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Doughty throws 8 TDs, 2-pt conversion lifts Western Kentucky over No. 19 Marshall 67-66 in OT

  • Marshall's Steward Butler (20) takes a hit from Western Kentucky's Brandon Leston (45) during an NCAA football game in Huntington, W.Va., Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)

    Marshall's Steward Butler (20) takes a hit from Western Kentucky's Brandon Leston (45) during an NCAA football game in Huntington, W.Va., Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)  (The Associated Press)

  • Western Kentucky's Taywan Taylor (2) catches a pass during an NCAA football game against Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)

    Western Kentucky's Taywan Taylor (2) catches a pass during an NCAA football game against Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)  (The Associated Press)

  • Marshall University's Rakeem Cato looks across the field to pass during an NCAA football game against Western Kentucky in Huntington, W. Va., Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)

    Marshall University's Rakeem Cato looks across the field to pass during an NCAA football game against Western Kentucky in Huntington, W. Va., Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)  (The Associated Press)

Brandon Doughty threw a Conference USA-record eight touchdown passes, the last in overtime to Jared Dangerfield followed by a 2-point conversion pass to Willie McNeal that lifted Western Kentucky over No. 19 Marshall 67-66 Friday.

Marshall's Rakeem Cato had seven touchdown passes but threw four interceptions.

Doughty broke the previous conference record of six TD passes set on eight occasions.

Western Kentucky (7-5, 4-4) foiled Marshall's bid for the fourth perfect season in school history.

Marshall (11-1, 7-1) saw its 13-game home winning streak snapped and likely lost its chance to earn a place in the New Year's bowls.

Marshall already has qualified for next week's conference championship and will meet the winner of Saturday's game between Rice and Louisiana Tech.