LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) - The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have their surfboards packed.
They have the sun tan lotion stored.
And don't worry about beach towels. They've got a few hundred to go around.
Yes, WKU is ready for the Bahamas. As for the Bahamas Bowl, well those preparations are still ongoing.
“We've improved a lot, but it's still a work in progress,” said associate head coach and defensive coordinator Nick Holt.
The Hilltoppers play Central Michigan in the Bahamas Bowl on December 24th. Heading into the game, WKU is riding a four game win streak, built on its much improved defense.
“We had a couple great games defensively,” said WKU DB Branden Lesto. “Making a statement this game will be good going into next year. “
The Chippewas aren't exactly an offensive powerhouse. They come into the game averaging 25.2 points a contest. However, they do possess a strong running attack that averaged nearly 159 yards a game this past season.
“This is a team that has a lot of good stuff,” Holt said. “It's a classic Midwest team that likes to run the ball. Their play action game is excellent. It's a great opportunity for us to go enjoy ourselves, but go down there and represent WKU.”
The Popeye's Bahamas Bowl will be played at 11 a.m. (CT) on Dec. 24