Sports
8:45 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Hilltoppers Look to Go 3-1 with Win over Southern Miss

The WKU football team is hoping to continue the momentum established last weekend when they host Southern Mississippi Saturday night. The Hilltoppers are 2-1 following their win at Kentucky, and a big crowd is expected to watch the first-ever meeting between WKU and the Golden Eagles from Conference USA.

WKU athletic director Todd Stewart says getting Southern Miss to come to Bowling Green is a great opportunity for the Hilltopper program and WKU fans.

"You could really make a strong argument that this is the best program that's ever come to Bowling Green and played football. Not necessarily this year's team, but the program. They've been to ten straight bowl games and they're used to a high level of success on a consistent basis. So to have a game like that with the defending Conference USA champions is huge," Stewart told WKU Public Radio.

Southern Miss is looking for its first win on the season. They opened with a loss on the road at Nebraska, followed by a home defeat against East Carolina.

Before Saturday's game, WKU will honor former head football coach Jack Harbaugh, who led the team to the 2002 1-AA national championship. The 2002 and 1992 WKU football teams will be honored at halftime.

Fans wishing to see Coach Harbaugh honored should be inside L.T. Smith stadium at least 15 minutes before kickoff at 6 p.m.

WKU is 2-1 for the first time since 2007.