How Will WKU Win?
Published: Fri Sep 04, 2009
Western Kentucky is coming to Neyland Stadium as a 30-point underdog to open the season, so the Hilltoppers will have their work cut out for them from the get-go against the Vols. Defense could be the key for Western Kentucky, as the Vols’ offense is unproven after last season. If WKU can pressure the Tennessee offensive line from protecting Jonathan Crompton, the Hilltoppers can keep Crompton inconsistent in the pocket and force some turnovers out of the passing game. If the Hilltopper defense can keep either one of the Vols’ running and passing games from breaking free and still find a way to put some points on the board against Monte Kiffin’s defense, Western Kentucky could find a way to escape the Neyland crowd with an upset.