WKU-UK Three Days Later

What impression did the Hilltoppers leave on you Thursday night?

After a brief hiatus, the blog is back in running order. The WKU-UK game coupled with high school football the following night wiped me out. A fun 48 hours, but also a very tiring 48 hours.

I've had about three days now to let the events of Thursday night sink in. A few thoughts:

-Sophomore linebacker Andrew Jackson is the real deal. He should have no problem filling the void left by outgoing senior Thomas Majors.

-The Hilltoppers have something going on that front four. Before the game, I said WKU's defensive line would struggle to put pressure on UK quarterback Morgan Newton. Oops! Say what you want about how poor the Wildcats looked on offense. The Toppers had something to do with that. WKU bullied a SEC offensive line for the majority of Thursday night. That's a good sign for the future.

-Kawaun Jakes has to improve if WKU is going to move up the Sun Belt ladder. Bobby Rainey and the defense can only do so much. 

-I never would have guessed Bobby Rainey had rushed for more than 100 yards Thursday night. The fact that he did it so quietly and businesslike has to be impressive, right?

-A decent showing for WKU fans on Thursday. Not great, but decent. The students represented well and nearly filled up an entire end zone. WKU does not get that kind of support if it is still in the FCS (formerly I-AA). Then again, the Tops would not be playing in Nashville neither.

My question though is: what do you think? Three days later, what are YOUR impressions about the Hilltoppers? Did they live up to your expectations? Were you surprised? Are you optimistic looking forward? I would love to hear what you're thinking.

And one final question: is it okay to root for BOTH teams? Not specifically WKU or UK, but do you have a problem with a fan wearing a shirt of Team A and a hat of Team B? Are you one of those fans?

Feel free to comment at the end of this entry. Talk to you soon!

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