Who's Playing

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders @ Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Current Records: Middle Tennessee 1-3, Western Kentucky 2-2

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium -- Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
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What to Know

Western Kentucky will be returning home after a 2-game road trip. They will take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.

Western Kentucky scored first but ultimately less than Troy in their match on Saturday. Western Kentucky fell just short of Troy by a score of 27-24.

Western Kentucky's defense made their presence known, laying out the QB five times. Leading the way was Deante McCray and his two sacks.

Meanwhile, the point spread favored Middle Tennessee on Saturday, but luck did not. They took a 31-23 hit to the loss column at the hands of Colorado State.

The losing side was boosted by Nicholas Vattiato, who threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown. It was a true group effort though, as the team also got help from Holden Willis, who picked up 118 receiving yards and a touchdown.

The defeat dropped Western Kentucky back to even at 2-2. As for the opposition, Middle Tennessee's loss on Saturday dropped their record down to 1-3.

Looking ahead, Western Kentucky is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by seven points.

Western Kentucky steamrolled past Middle Tennessee in their previous matchup last October by a score of 35-17. Will Western Kentucky repeat their success, or does Middle Tennesseehave a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.


Western Kentucky is a solid 7-point favorite against Middle Tennessee, according to the latest college football odds.

The over/under is set at 60.5 points.

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Series History

Western Kentucky has won 7 out of their last 8 games against Middle Tennessee.

  • Oct 15, 2022 - Western Kentucky 35 vs. Middle Tennessee 17
  • Nov 06, 2021 - Western Kentucky 48 vs. Middle Tennessee 21
  • Oct 03, 2020 - Western Kentucky 20 vs. Middle Tennessee 17
  • Nov 30, 2019 - Western Kentucky 31 vs. Middle Tennessee 26
  • Nov 02, 2018 - Middle Tennessee 29 vs. Western Kentucky 10
  • Nov 17, 2017 - Western Kentucky 41 vs. Middle Tennessee 38
  • Oct 15, 2016 - Western Kentucky 44 vs. Middle Tennessee 43
  • Oct 10, 2015 - Western Kentucky 58 vs. Middle Tennessee 28