WKU Will Start Jakes, Go for Second Straight Sun Belt Win

Oct 9, 2012

WKU quarterback Kawuan Jakes will start Thursday night’s game against Troy, but will wear a brace to protect his injured left knee. Jakes was hurt during WKU’s win over Arkansas State Sept. 29 and didn’t play in the second half.

An MRI taken last week was negative, but Jakes was fitted with a knee brace and has seen limited action in recent practices.

The Hilltoppers travel to Troy Thursday night in an effort to continue the best start by a WKU football team since 2005. The 4-1 Toppers have dropped eight of their last nine meetings against Troy, but won last year’s game in a blowout.

Thursday’s game starts at 7:30pm central time and is being televised on ESPNU.