BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Fresh off a pivotal victory in the race for the East Division of Conference USA, WKU got back to work on Tuesday to prepare for another divisional opponent, Old Dominion, ahead of Saturday’s Homecoming game.
The game, set for a 6 p.m. kick off, will be broadcast on the American Sports Network (ASN) with Dave Armstrong and Richard Baldinger on the call. It will also be the 85th edition of the Homecoming game. For a complete listing of all Homecoming on The Hill events, click HERE.
WKU and ODU have made a habit of high-scoring affairs in their only two meetings, combined for 202 points including a 66-51 WKU win the last time the visitors from Norfolk, Va., came to The Hill. Defensively in 2016, however, the Monarchs have been stingy, according to co-offensive coordinator Brian Brohm.
“They are going to make you earn it,” Brohm said. “They will capitalize on mistakes. We will have to execute, play after play, and do all the little things to sustain drives. There’s not a ton of pressures that they throw at you. They play a lot of zone defense.”
Minimizing mistakes has been crucial for the Hilltoppers and was essential in last week’s game at Middle Tennessee. WKU will need more of the same on Saturday to come away with a win.
“(ODU) is going to wait for you to make a mistake,” Brohm added. “We can’t have turnovers. We have to convert on third down. They’re really going to make you execute at a high level.
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