In six weeks, Western Kentucky has secured one of FCS’s top young offensive coordinators, one of the subdivision’s most productive quarterbacks, and his top three receivers.
Zappe and the Huskies put up 480 pass yards and three scores at North Texas, 406 and five scores at LA Tech, and 380 and three scores at Eastern Kentucky, but the most notable performance was against Kittley’s former school.
At Texas Tech, Zappe completed 30-of-49 passes for 567 yards with four touchdowns, as the Huskies dropped a 35-33 heartbreaker even though they entered the game as 40-point underdogs. The 567 pass yards were the most ever for an FCS player against an FBS defense. At 458.3 yards per game, Zappe’s average ranks 83.3 yards above the leading FBS passer (Kyle Trask of Florida – 375 yards per game) in 2020.