Scouting UK's Next Opponent: WKU

Scouting UK's Next Opponent: WKU

Kentucky head football coach Joker Phillips on what Western Kentucky does well offensively and defensively.
Kentucky head football coach Joker Phillips on what Western Kentucky does well offensively and defensively.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips expects a physical football team to show up at Commonwealth Stadium Saturday night - Western Kentucky University.

The Hilltoppers rank 12th nationally in total defense - allowing 241 yards per game. They are also among the top ten in the country in pass defense and sacks.

In last Saturday's 35-0 loss to top-ranked Alabama, WKU totaled six sacks.

Offensively, Phillips says the Hilltoppers have become more difficult to defend than they were a season ago. WKU senior quarterback Kawaun Jakes is completing 70% of his passes to go with the 145 yards a game the Toppers' downhill running attack is averaging.


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