September 2, 2011
AUDIO: Players and Coaches Postgame Reaction
Sign-up for InsideHilltopperSports.com Wireless Text Alerts sent right to your cell phone!
Coming off their season opening loss to their in state foe the Kentucky Wildcats, the WKU Hilltoppers have a lot of positives to build upon. Despite these positives the Tops will admit, they let a chance to make an emphatic statement slip away from them.
When it comes to the positives, Bobby Rainey once again proved why he garners so much attention. For the sixth straight game, Rainey rushed for 100 yards and carried the load for the WKU offense. After a slow start, Rainey stepped up and did his part to put the Tops in position to win.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Hilltoppers proved they are not going to be pushed around. The defense held the Wildcats to just 190 yards of total offense, which was bloated by a five play, eighty yard UK drive extended by Kentucky quarterback Morgan Newton's fifty-eight yard broken play scamper and thirty-one yard touchdown pass to wideout La'Rod King.
The WKU defense also forced three turnovers and gave the offense numerous chances to put points on the board. The defense was bolstered by sophomore linebacker Andrew Jackson, who led the team on the field in tackles and emotion. Jackson was a force to be reckoned with tonight and was without a doubt the best player on the field.
With this game behind them, the Tops will look to focus in on Navy and prove to a home crowd in Bowling Green that they are here to win.
WKU UK Postgame