WKU head coach Bobby Petrino and the Hilltoppers have turned their attention to their upcoming game against Navy and sat down with the media on Monday to preview this weekend's contest.
WKU and Navy will take the field Saturday at 1:00 p.m. CT at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, marking the second straight week that WKU will take the field at home after starting the season with three games away from home. The game marks the third meeting between the teams since the start of the 2009 and the second meeting in Bowling Green.
The game has been earmarked as Military Appreciation Day at WKU. All military personnel and veterans may show a military ID or badge and receive unlimited $12 tickets to the game. In addition, the first 1,000 students through the student entrance will receive a free pair of WKU sunglasses, courtesy of HRL, and the first 10,000 fans through the gate will receive a complimentary handheld American flag.
Head Coach Bobby Petrino
Wide Receiver Willie McNeal and Cornerback Rico Brown
KICKOFF REMINDER: Kickoff for the game between WKU and Navy is now set for 1:00 p.m. CT on Saturday afternoon at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The kick time is different from many printed materials as the game time was altered in accordance with the Sun Belt Conference's television agreements with ESPN.
ANDREWS EARNS HORNUNG AWARD WEEKLY HONOR ROLL SELECTION: Senior running back and return specialist Antonio Andrews has been selected to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll following his record breaking performance this weekend against Morgan State. Andrews set a new school record with five rushing touchdowns, tying the Sun Belt Conference record. Andrews also recorded the most rushing yards by a Petrino-coached running back in the game.
Andrews was one of the three selections for the weekly honor by the Paul Hornung Award. He was joined on the list by Duke's Jamison Crowder and Mississippi State's Jameon Lewis. Andrews was selected as one of four finalists for the 202 Paul Hornung Award.
ANDREWS, BRAKEFIELD HONORED BY CFPA: Senior running back Antonio Andrews and senior punter Hendrix Brakefield were honored this weekend by the College Football Performance Awards. Andrews was the National All-Purpose Performer of the Week and an honorable mention selection for Running Back of the Week. Brakefield was an honorable mention selection for Specialist of the Week.
1963 REUNION IS SATURDAY: Saturday's game with Navy marks the 50th anniversary reunion of the 1963 WKU Football squad. The team will be honored in a halftime ceremony. The only undefeated football team in school history (10-0-1 overall and 7-0-0 Ohio Valley Conference champions), the 1963 team capped off the season with a 27-0 victory over the Coast Guard Academy, coached by pro football great Otto Graham, in the top "small college" bowl game of the time -- the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Fla. (now known as the Capital One Bowl).
SINGLE-GAME TICKETS, PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR REMAINDER OF SCHEDULE: Single-game tickets for the remainder of the 2013 season are on sale now through WKUSports.com, by visiting the WKU Ticket Office in E.A. Diddle Arena or by calling 1-800-5 BIG RED. The remaining 2013 home schedule includes games with Navy, Louisiana-Lafayette, Troy and Arkansas State. The Hilltopper 2 Pack is also available, featuring a two-game flex pack for $40 that includes a certificate for $10 in free concessions.
Ticket windows will open at 10:00 a.m. CT on Saturday at the stadium for single-game sales.
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Upcoming WKU Football Calendar of Events
Sept. 25 - Bobby Petrino Radio Show at Bowling Green Country Club (7:00 p.m. CT)
Sept. 28 - WKU vs. Navy in Bowling Green, Ky. (Kickoff at 1:00 p.m. CT on ESPNews)