WKU Football finished up practice on a picture-perfect Tuesday evening as the Hilltoppers prepare for this Saturday’s game against in-state rival Louisville. Kick off at Cardinal Stadium will be 6:30 p.m. CT.
Senior tight end Mik’Quan Deane and freshman running back Garland LaFrance talked about the team’s mindset moving forward to the team’s upcoming game against the Cardinals.

“Everyone is just trying to look forward to the next game and get prepared,” said Deane. “We’re disappointed [in the previous game against Maine], but we’re just taking it day by day.”

“We’re not taking it in a bad way. We’re just learning from our mistakes and we want to bounce back with a win next week,” LaFrance added.

When asked how he approaches the younger players as a team leader, Deane replied: “We just tell them that everything is still in front of us. We tell them just to be patient, just to be calm and we’ll get to where we need to be.”

Louisville enters this week after a 31-7 victory over the Indiana State Sycamores. The Cardinals had a balanced offensive attack, gaining 199 yards on the ground and 164 yards through the air, scoring three offensive touchdowns in a rain-soaked game.

The Hilltoppers are coming off a narrow, 31-28 loss to the Maine Black Bears. WKU racked up 347 passing yards in the contest, scoring three touchdowns from the arm of quarterback Drew Eckels. LaFrance led the team with 177 all-purpose yards (90 receiving, 54 kick return and 33 rushing).

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Bryan Fyalkowski
Assistant Director of Media Relations
WKU Hilltopper Athletics


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