The fact that Western Kentucky is a 40-point underdog for its Saturday game at top-ranked and defending national champ Alabama has done nothing to curtail the Hilltoppers' confidence.
“Yeah, man, I’ll tell you what, we’re gonna play hard – I’ll tell you what, we’re gonna freaking win this game. Truly, we got a great defense, great linebackers – so watch this game, we’re gonna win,” said sophomore linebacker T.J. Smith, an Alabama native.
Fullback Demetrius Coley, another Alabama native, said, “I was an Auburn fan. Yeah, I can’t wait to get out here and kick their butts.”
WKU coach Willie Taggert did call the 40-point spread “baloney.”
The Toppers opened the season with a win for the first time since 2005, beating Austin Peay last week. They come to Commonwealth Stadium to face Kentucky next week.
Meanwhile, down in Alabama, Bama coach Nick Saban keeps chastizing the media for not giving Western enough credit.