Western Kentucky (0-3) has dropped 23 in a row, dating to 2008, and even though it has given up an average of 50 points per game in losses to Nebraska, Kentucky and Indiana this season, the Bulls (1-1) aren't likely to take the Hilltoppers lightly. Last year at Western Kentucky, USF led just 14-6 midway through the third quarter. Coming off a bye week, expect the Bulls to focus on playing mistake-free.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer
What to watch for …
USF QB B.J. Daniels is coming back from a career-high four interceptions in a loss at Florida, and with senior WR Dontavia Bogan out with an ankle injury, Daniels doesn't have many proven options to pass to. Evan Landi, left, is his best target. USF's running game can step up, and expect RB Demetris Murray to continue to play well after a promising first two games. Western Kentucky led early in its past two losses, so don't be shocked if the 'Toppers come out swinging.
USF vs. Western Kentucky, 7, BHSN, 970-AM