Check out the WKU vs. Middle Tennessee fearless prediction and game preview.
WKU (3-3) vs. Middle Tennessee (4-1) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15
Game Time: 2:30 pm
Venue: Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN
Is this the Conference USA East title game?
Old Dominion and FIU might each beat 2-0 in conference play, but with Marshall a stunning disaster, this game is it. This is the shootout that’ll all but certainly determine who’ll face Southern Miss or Louisiana Tech – most likely – for the conference title.
Middle Tennessee has been terrific over the last three weeks after getting blown out by Vanderbilt, with Brent Stockstill and the offense cranking up well over 500 yards per game in key wins over Louisiana Tech and North Texas from the West, and now this is more than just a big game, this might be vital.
Four of the next five games are on the road, and this is just one of three home games the rest of the way – the Blue Raiders can’t afford to lose any of them.
Western Kentucky had its chance in the final seconds against Louisiana Tech, mounting a massive comeback in a wild shootout, only to come up short in a 55-52 loss last week.
The offense has been brilliant, the defense has been great against everyone’s ground game, and the talent and coaching are there to pull this off on the road and take control of the East. With three of the next four games at home, and with a relatively easy back half of the slate, pull this off, and it should be smooth sailing.
Which quarterback will pull this off?
Mike White roared back against the Bulldogs to finish with 340 yards and five scores, continuing to be the perfect fit for the Hilltoppers with just three picks to go along with 14 scoring passes on the year.
Brent Stockstill hasn’t put up the same yards, and he hasn’t been as accurate over the last few weeks, but he also has spread out his interceptions – throwing four of them – to go along with 15 touchdown passes.
They’ll both be outstanding, but the Hilltoppers will be just a little sharper and a little better, pulling this off with a few key special teams plays to go along with another huge day from White.
WKU vs. Middle Tennessee Prediction
Final Score: WKU 41, Middle Tennessee 38, MT -2.5
Line: Middle Tennessee -2.5, o/u: 74.5
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