Navy Offense Presents Unique Challenges for Hilltoppers

Chuck Franks

Sept. 25, 2013

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- WKU Football reached the midway point of preparations for Navy on Wednesday as the Hilltoppers took to the practice field at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.

WKU and Navy will take the field Saturday at 1:00 p.m. CT at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The game has been earmarked as Military Appreciation Day at WKU. All military personnel and veterans may show a military ID or badge and receive unlimited $12 tickets to the game. In addition, the first 1,000 students through the student entrance will receive a free pair of WKU sunglasses, courtesy of HRL, and the first 10,000 fans through the gate will receive a complimentary handheld American flag. The game will be televised by ESPNews.

VIDEO: Assistant coach LD Scott http://bit.ly/16AvQTK
VIDEO: Linebacker Chuck Franks http://bit.ly/1bd5wHU
VIDEO: Defensive back Cam Thomas http://bit.ly/16JZZ3Z 
GAME NOTES: http://bit.ly/15czOrS
TAILGATING POLICIES AND PARKING INFORMATION FOR HOME GAMES: http://bit.ly/18DBcir

VIDEO FROM TUESDAY: Assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm http://bit.ly/1b3JOCK
VIDEO FROM TUESDAY: Tight end Mitchell Henry http://bit.ly/16xEsdS
VIDEO FROM MONDAY: Head Coach Bobby Petrino http://bit.ly/16tSNrS
VIDEO FROM MONDAY: Willie McNeal and Rico Brown http://bit.ly/16C9e6d

KICKOFF REMINDER: Kickoff for the game between WKU and Navy is now set for 1:00 p.m. CT on Saturday afternoon at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The kick time is different from many printed materials as the game time was altered in accordance with the Sun Belt Conference's television agreements with ESPN.

SINGLE-GAME TICKETS, PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR REMAINDER OF SCHEDULE: Single-game tickets for the remainder of the 2013 season are on sale now through WKUSports.com, by visiting the WKU Ticket Office in E.A. Diddle Arena or by calling 1-800-5 BIG RED. The remaining 2013 home schedule includes games with Navy, Louisiana-Lafayette, Troy and Arkansas State. The Hilltopper 2 Pack is also available, featuring a two-game flex pack for $40 that includes a certificate for $10 in free concessions.

Ticket windows will open at 10:00 a.m. CT on Saturday at the stadium for single-game sales.

1963 REUNION IS SATURDAY: Saturday's game with Navy marks the 50th anniversary reunion of the 1963 WKU Football squad. The team will be honored in a halftime ceremony. The only undefeated football team in school history (10-0-1 overall and 7-0-0 Ohio Valley Conference champions), the 1963 team capped off the season with a 27-0 victory over the Coast Guard Academy, coached by pro football great Otto Graham, in the top "small college" bowl game of the time -- the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Fla. (now known as the Capital One Bowl).

COACHING STAFF TO PARITIPATE IN COACH TO CURE MD CAMPAIGN THIS WEEKEND: For the sixth year in a row, college football coaches nationwide will join together in support of the Coach To Cure MD program, which will be held during games of Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The rapidly growing annual effort has raised more than a million dollars to battle Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

On Saturday, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) members will wear a Coach To Cure MD logo patch on the sidelines and college football fans will be asked to donate to research projects supported by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest nonprofit organization in the U.S. focused entirely on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Football fans can donate to Duchenne muscular dystrophy research by either going online to www.CoachToCureMD.org or by texting the word CURE to 90999 (a $5 donation will automatically be added to your next phone bill).

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Upcoming WKU Football Calendar of Events
Sat. Sept. 28 - WKU vs. Navy in Bowling Green, Ky. (Kickoff at 1:00 p.m. CT on ESPNews)
Tues. Oct. 1 - Bobby Petrino Radio Show at Bowling Green Country Club (7:00 p.m. CT)
Thurs. Oct. 3 - WKU at ULM in Monroe, La. (Kickoff at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPNU)

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