2013 WKU Hilltoppers football team

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2013 WKU Hilltoppers football
WKU Hilltoppers wordmark.png
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2013 record 8–4 (4–3 Sun Belt)
Head coach Bobby Petrino (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Nick Holt (1st year)
Home stadium Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
(Capacity: 22,113)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State +   5 2         8 5  
Louisiana–Lafayette   5 2         9 4  
WKU   4 3         8 4  
Louisiana–Monroe   4 3         6 6  
South Alabama   4 3         6 6  
Troy   4 3         6 6  
Texas State   2 5         6 6  
Georgia State*   0 7         0 12  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ULL vacated co-championship due to major NCAA violations. Georgia State ineligible for post-season bowl games due to FBS transition and ineligible for Sun Belt Conference championship due to Sun Belt Conference decision.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 WKU Hilltoppers football team represented Western Kentucky University (WKU) in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by first year head coach Bobby Petrino and played their home games at Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium. They were a member of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 8–4, 4–3 in Sun Belt play to finish in a four way tie for third place. Despite being bowl eligible, they were not selected to play in a bowl game. This was their last season as a member of the Sun Belt as they moved to Conference USA in the 2014 season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 6:00 PM vs. Kentucky* LP FieldNashville, TN ESPNews W 35–26   47,623
September 7 11:21 AM at Tennessee* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN SECTV L 20–52   86,783
September 14 6:30 PM at South Alabama Ladd Peebles StadiumMobile, AL ESPN3 L 24–31   17,721
September 21 6:00 PM Morgan State* Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY ESPN3 W 58–17   20,973
September 28 1:00 PM Navy* Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY ESPNews W 19–7   19,813
October 3 6:30 PM at Louisiana–Monroe Malone StadiumMonroe, LA ESPNU W 31–10   16,317
October 15 7:00 PM Louisiana–Lafayette Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY ESPN2 L 20–37   16,359
October 26 3:00 PM Troydagger Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY ESPN3 L 26–32   20,110
November 2 12:00 PM at Georgia State Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA Sun Belt Network W 44–28   15,212
November 9 11:00 AM at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY CBSSN W 21–17   36,276
November 23 6:00 PM at Texas State Bobcat StadiumSan Marcos, TX LHN W 38–7   17,051
November 30 3:00 PM Arkansas State Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY ESPN3 W 34–31   14,417
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 WKU Hilltoppers Football Schedule". WKU Athletics. Retrieved July 12, 2013.