Western football adds three nonconference games

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Western Kentucky has added four future nonconference games to its schedule, including three games to be played at Houchens-Stadium, the program announced Monday.

The Hilltoppers will play a home-and-home series with Liberty beginning Sept. 19, 2020 which completes WKU’s six-game home slate and overall schedule for that season. Western will travel to Lynchburg, Va., home of the Flames, who begin their inaugural Football Bowl Subdivision season in 2018, for a game Sept. 6, 2025.

The 2020 matchup will be the first ever meeting between the schools.

WKU will also host Tennessee-Martin in a single game to open the 2021 season Sept. 4 in addition to welcoming back Houston Baptist to Houchens-Smith Stadium on Sept. 9, 2023. The Hilltoppers and Skyhawks played each year from 1997-2000, including the final two as members of the Ohio Valley Conference, but have not played since.

Western Kentucky is 4-0 all-time vs. UTM.

The Huskies from Houston Baptist made their inaugural trip to Bowling Green during the 2016 campaign, falling to WKU 50-3.

With the addition of these three home games, the Hilltoppers’ nonconference schedules are complete through 2021 and include six home games in each of the next three seasons.