2013 WKU Hilltoppers football team

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.

2013 WKU Hilltoppers football
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ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2013 record8–4 (4–3 Sun Belt)
Head coachBobby Petrino (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorJeff Brohm (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorNick Holt (1st season)
Home stadiumHouchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
(Capacity: 22,113)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Sun Belt Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State +   5 2         8 5  
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  
Louisiana–Lafayette**   0 2         1 4  
Georgia State*   0 7         0 12  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • **ULL vacated 8 games and 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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:00 p.m.vs. Kentucky*ESPNewsW 35–2647,623
September 711:21 a.m.at Tennessee*SECTVL 20–5286,783
September 146:30 p.m.at South AlabamaESPN3L 24–3117,721
September 216:00 p.m.Morgan State*
  • Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
  • Bowling Green, KY
ESPN3W 58–1720,973
September 281:00 p.m.Navy*
  • Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
  • Bowling Green, KY
ESPNewsW 19–719,813
October 36:30 p.m.at Louisiana–MonroeESPNUW 31–1016,317
October 157:00 p.m.Louisiana–Lafayette
  • Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
  • Bowling Green, KY
ESPN2L 20–3716,359
October 263:00 p.m.Troy 
  • Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
  • Bowling Green, KY
ESPN3L 26–3220,110
November 212:00 p.m.at Georgia StateSun Belt NetworkW 44–2815,212
November 911:00 a.m.at Army*CBSSNW 21–1736,276
November 236:00 p.m.at Texas StateLHNW 38–717,051
November 303:00 p.m.Arkansas State
  • Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
  • Bowling Green, KY
ESPN3W 34–3114,417
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[1]

ReferencesEdit

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