Former WKU tight end Mitchell Henry loses battle with leukemia

Western Kentucky Football 2017 Match Preview Prediction and Players: Western Kentucky’s second-ever meeting with Illinois will be under the lights of Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. The game has been designated for a 7 p.m. kickoff Sept. 9, and will air nationally on the Big Ten Network, the network announced Wednesday. Ten of WKU’s regular-season games now have assigned kickoff times, with only road trips to UTEP and Vanderbilt still to be announced.

The Hilltoppers traveled to play 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.

Western Kentucky Football 2017 Match Preview and Prediction

Western Kentucky Football 2017

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have had their full 2017 football schedule released. The Hilltoppers will open the season Sept. 2 against Eastern Kentucky at Houchens-Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Kentucky. After a non-conference game at Illinois on Sept. 9, Western Kentucky will play Louisiana Tech in its Conference USA opener on Sept. 16. The Hilltoppers will play UTEP in their Conference USA road opener on Oct. 7.

Western Kentucky Football will have its bye week Sept. 30 between the Ball State (Sept. 23) and at UTEP (Oct. 7) games. The Hilltoppers will close out the regular season at FIU on Nov. 24. The Conference USA championship game will be held Dec. 2 and hosted by the team with the highest Conference USA winning percentage. Western Kentucky won last year’s title. The Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl will serve as the two College Football Playoff semifinal locations and the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta will serve as the national championship game location.

Western Kentucky Football 2017 Schedule

I remember for a guy his size, he was 6-4 and somewhere in the neighborhood of 240, 250, he just ran extremely well,” said Holt, who now coaches running backs and special teams at Appalachian State. “He could catch anything, just had tremendous, tremendous hands. “I think intrinsically he was very competitive. He didn’t say a whole lot. He didn’t talk much. But probably one of his best attributes, he was an outstanding listener and he really tried to be coachable.” Source Link

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