Editor’s note: This is part six of a 13-part series previewing each of Western Kentucky’s opponents for the 2021 football season. Part six features a look at UTSA. Part seven will preview Old Dominion.
The nonconference portion of Western Kentucky’s football schedule has garnered the most attention, and rightfully so with opponents like Army, Indiana and Michigan State among the team’s first four games.
Plus, WKU head coach Tyson Helton, as well as numerous staff and players, have talked about the need to take things one game at a time.
But despite the attention on the early going, the Hilltoppers have goals set – first and foremost, WKU wants to win the league title, before playing in and winning a bowl game.
The Conference USA portion of Western Kentucky’s schedule doesn’t get any easier after a tough nonconference slate. The Hilltoppers are scheduled to open league play Oct. 9 against UTSA at Houchens-Smith Stadium.
“I think the first home game – our first conference home game versus UTSA – they’re a really good football team and that’s going to be a good matchup for us,” Helton said in July in the Conference USA Kickoff Show. “Hopefully we can get a win there and get conference play off right. I’m really looking forward to that game. We need to be able to do good in that game.”
UTSA is one of two West…