WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri September 13, 2013
Hilltoppers Look To Rebound Against South Alabama
The Western Kentucky University football team travels to Mobile, Alabama this Saturday, hoping to get back into the win column as they begin Sun Belt Conference play. They’ll be facing South Alabama for the first time.
After an impressive 35-26 win over Kentucky to start the season two weeks ago, WKU stumbled in a 52-20 loss to Tennessee. The game featured seven Hilltopper turnovers.
South Alabama is also 1-1 on the season. The Jaguars were edged by Southern Utah in their season opener, 22-21, but then topped Tulane 41-39.
“When you watch their video the first thing that jumps out at you is their quarterback’s ability to throw the ball and run it. They have a really good running back that is fast and we are going to understand where he is at and what type of runs we will see from him,” said WKU head coach Bobby Petrino of Saturday’s opponent. “Defensively, their front guys are experienced, physical and play fast.”
Gametime is 6:30 p.m. CDT and the game will be carried by ESPN 3, available online.