WKU FOOTBALL | Hilltoppers release 2016 schedule

02/04/2016 02:23 PM

Western Kentucky has released its 2016 football schedule, and nobody can accuse the Hilltoppers of scheduling soft opponents.

Among the teams the defending Conference USA champions will play, are the defending National Champion Crimson Tide of Alabama. Champion against champion takes place September 10th in Tuscaloosa. Other notable games include a road game at Miami of Ohio, a home game against Vanderbilt, and an away contest at Marshall.

WKU returns seven offensive and four defensive starters, from last year’s 12-2 squad, including all conference wide receiver Taywan Taylor.

Here is the complete schedule:

SEPT. 3 – vs. RICE*
SEPT. 10 – at Alabama
SEPT. 17 – at Miami (Ohio)
SEPT. 24 – vs. VANDERBILT
OCT. 1 – vs. HOUSTON BAPTIST
OCT. 8 – at Louisiana Tech*
OCT. 15 – at Middle Tennessee*
OCT. 22 – vs. OLD DOMINION*
OCT. 29 – at Florida Atlantic*
NOV. 5 – vs. FIU*
NOV. 12 – vs. NORTH TEXAS*
Nov. 26 – at Marshall*

  • indicates conference game

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