BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU’s second-ever meeting with Illinois will be under the
lights of Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., as the game has been designated for a
7 p.m. CT kick on Sept. 9, and will air nationally on the Big Ten Network, the
network announced today.
Ten of WKU’s regular season games now have assigned kick times with only road trips
to UTEP and Vanderbilt still to be announced.
The Hilltoppers traveled to the Illini in 2014 but fell 42-34 in a game where
quarterback Brandon Doughty threw for 297 yards on 28-of-48 passing with two
touchdowns. Defensive back Wonderful Terry had a 95-yard strip-and-score fumble
return, and a Garrett Schwettman field goal put the Hilltoppers up 27-21 late in the
third quarter. However, Illinois rallied with three consecutive touchdowns to pull
away in the final frame.
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