WKU FOOTBALL | Tops trying to fill Houchens-Smith stadium for SEC foe, Vanderbilt

09/21/2016 08:31 PM

The Western Kentucky football team has never hosted an opponent from the Southeastern Conference in Bowling Green. That changes on Saturday when they welcome Vanderbilt to Houchens Industries L.T. Smith Stadium.

WKU is 2-1 to start the year compared to Vanderbilt’s 1-2 record, but the Hilltoppers are missing some key pieces to their high powered offense. The most important absence is on the offensive line where senior tackle Forrest Lamp has been sidelined for an uncertain amount of time after suffering a leg injury against Miami (OH).

The Commodores struggles are more well known because of their conference affiliation . They are currently at the bottom of the SEC and every loss hurts the chances of Derek Mason keeping the head coaching job. They will also be hungry to return the favor dealt by WKU last season, when the Hilltoppers beat Vandy in the season opener in Nashville.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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