Western Kentucky vs. Indiana: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NCAA Football start time

Through 1 Quarter

The Indiana Hoosiers have gotten on the board early and have managed to keep the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers off it. The Hoosiers are way out in front after one quarter with a 14 to nothing lead over WKU. IU has come by their advantage honestly, as they have outgained WKU 160 yards to 76.

IU has been relying on RB Stephen Carr, who has rushed for one TD and 38 yards on eight carries, and QB Michael Penix Jr., who has accumulated 105 passing yards in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown. Penix Jr. hadn’t helped his team much against the Cincinnati Bearcats last week, so this is a nice turnaround for him.

IU and the Hilltoppers both experienced trouble in their last games, but one is bound to make up for it today. The Hoosiers will have to keep the pressure on with three quarters left to play.

Who’s Playing

No. 11 Indiana @ Western Kentucky

Current Records: Indiana 1-2; Western Kentucky 1-1

What to Know

After a two-game homestand, the Indiana Hoosiers will be on the road. They will take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at 8 p.m. ET Saturday at Houchens-Smith Stadium. The Hoosiers earned a 38-35 win in their most recent game against WKU in September of 2015.

IU scored first but ultimately less than the Cincinnati Bearcats in their matchup last week. IU came up short against Cincinnati, falling 38-24. QB Michael Penix Jr. wasn’t much of a difference maker for IU; Penix Jr. threw three interceptions with a passing completion percentage of only 42.50%.

Meanwhile, the Hilltoppers were close but no cigar two weeks ago as they fell 38-35 to the Army West Point Black Knights. A silver lining for WKU was the play of QB Bailey Zappe, who passed for three TDs and 435 yards on 40 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown. Zappe’s 72-yard touchdown toss to WR Jerreth Sterns in the second quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the day.

The Hoosiers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. True fans might be the only ones betting on them, currently 0-2 ATS, to cover the spread.

With the two teams each stumbling in off of a loss, both will be hungry for the win. Giving up four turnovers, IU had had trouble holding onto the ball. We’ll see if WKU can exploit that vulnerability.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Houchens-Smith Stadium — Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
  • Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
  • Ticket Cost: $39.99

Odds

The Hoosiers are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Hilltoppers, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Hoosiers as a 10-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Indiana won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.

  • Sep 19, 2015 – Indiana 38 vs. Western Kentucky 35