Western Kentucky will try to snap a 16-game home losing streak Saturday night when it plays Indiana State.
The Hilltoppers (0-2) have not won at home since Sept. 20, 2008, when they beat Murray State 50-9 in the inaugural game of their renovated stadium.
The Sycamores (1-1) are members of the Football Championship Subdivision, but WKU has lost 24 of its last 26 games.
"You can't overlook anybody," senior linebacker Ben Duvall said. "You have to prepare like it's the best team in the nation coming in. You can't take anyone for granted."
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Western Kentucky might have a new starting quarterback for the game. Kawaun Jakes, who has completed just 41 percent of his passes in the first two games for 144 yards and zero touchdowns, was replaced in the second half last week by redshirt freshman Brandon Doughty, who led the Toppers on a scoring drive.
"We are going to play the guy who practices the best," Coach Willie Taggart said. "Whoever we feel like gives us the best chance, we'll put him in and let him go."
Gophers coach discharged
Minnesota Coach Jerry Kill has been released from a hospital, five days after he was stricken with a seizure on the sideline at the end of a Gophers game. Team physician Dr. Pat Smith said in a statement distributed by the university that Kill was discharged during the lunch hour Thursday and went home to rest.
Smith says Kill "is in good spirits and eager to get back to work." The doctor would not address the possibility of Kill coaching in Minnesota's game Saturday against Miami of Ohio. Smith said that decision is up to the coach.
Fan watches game after heart attack
A Notre Dame fan who had a heart attack during last weekend's game at Michigan survived to watch the final touchdowns from a hospital bed, the school said Thursday. Leo Staudacher's heart stopped during the second quarter of Saturday night's game at Michigan Stadium, the school said. The 69-year-old survived thanks in part to one bystander who performed CPR and others who called for a medical team who used an automated electric defibrillator on site.