UTSA @ Western Kentucky
Current Records: UTSA 5-0; Western Kentucky 1-3
What to Know
Get ready for a Conference USA battle as the UTSA Roadrunners and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will face off at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday at Houchens-Smith Stadium. UTSA will be strutting in after a victory while WKU will be stumbling in from a defeat.
The Roadrunners were able to grind out a solid win over the UNLV Rebels last week, winning 24-17. The team accrued 17 points in the first half and coasted on those for the victory.
Meanwhile, the matchup between WKU and the Michigan State Spartans last week was not a total blowout, but with WKU falling 48-31 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. WKU was down 45-16 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Despite the loss, they had strong showings from WR Jerreth Sterns, who caught 17 passes for one TD and 187 yards, and QB Bailey Zappe, who passed for three TDs and 489 yards on 63 attempts.
Special teams collected 11 points for the Hilltoppers. K Brayden Narveson delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
The Roadrunners are expected to lose this next one by 3.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 2-0 against the spread when expected to lose.
UTSA is now a perfect 5-0 while WKU sits at 1-3. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: UTSA is 190th worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with eight on the season. The Hilltoppers have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the contest with the 237th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 13 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Houchens-Smith Stadium — Bowling Green, Kentucky
- TV: STADIUM
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Hilltoppers are a 3.5-point favorite against the Roadrunners, according to the latest college football odds.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.