LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- WKU football has already had a number of "firsts" under third-year head coach Jeff Brohm. Saturday is an opportunity for a first home victory over a Southeastern Conference team when the Toppers host Vanderbilt in a 4:30 pm eastern start.
WKU is bidding for a second straight victory over the Commodores. They prevailed in a defensive battle, 14-12 to open last season in Nashville. They are also looking to extend the nation's fifth longest home win streak, currently at 11.
“I think it will be a great atmosphere," said Brohm of the first-ever visit to Bowling Green from an SEC team. "I think our fans will be excited about this opportunity. Any time you can bring in an opponent of this caliber from this conference, you have to come ready to play and put on a good display. I’m hopeful our players will be eagerly looking for this opportunity and we need to go out there and make the most of it.”
"We have played some tough offenses, especially Alabama and their big guys, and I think we stopped them pretty good," said Linebacker T.J. McCollum. "This is another SEC team that likes to run the ball and they have one of the leading rushers in their conference. So it will be exciting, it will be fun to show what we can do.”
WKU (2-1) is coming in off a 31-24 victory at Miami of Ohio. Vanderbilt (1-2) lost 38-7 at Georgia Tech and has struggled offensively. This is the second-to-last non-conference game of the season for the Toppers. They host Houston Baptist, then play their final seven games in Conference USA.
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