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Jack Harbaugh (14th year)
Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
2002 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football team Wikipedia
The 2002 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers football team represented Western Kentucky University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-AA football season. They were led by head coach Jack Harbaugh in his 14th, and final, season as head coach. They won the NCAA Division I-AA Championship, beating McNeese State, 34–14, in the championship game in Chattanooga, Tennessee.