Following its disappointing finish against Cincinnati, Miami looks to return to .500 at Western Kentucky on Saturday in its final non-conference match-up of the season. The game kicks off a three-game road stand for the RedHawks, where they have yet to win since Chuck Martin has been at the helm of the program.
Quick Game Info
Game Time, Date: 3:30 p.m. EST, September 26, 2015.
Location: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
TV: CBS Sports Network.
Radio: 680 AM (Louisville, Kentucky), 1450 AM (Hamilton, Ohio), 1490 AM, 100.9 and 101.3 FM (Richmond, Indiana), 1230 AM (Cincinnati, Ohio), and 980 AM (Dayton, Ohio).
Online Streaming: ESPN3.
Players to Watch
Drew Kummer (QB, Miami): Kummer had his best game of the season against Cincinnati last Saturday when he went for 176 yards and three touchdowns against the Bearcats. With 8.2 yards per attempt and only two interceptions this season, he looks to sustain that kind of production against a lackluster Hilltopper defense.
Sam Martin (WR, Miami): Leading the RedHawk receivers in targets (17) and yards (187), Martin went off on UC with four catches for 124 yards and a score. Alongside Jared Murphy and Chris Hudson, the trio of pass-catchers each have over 16 yards per reception this season and give Miami quarterbacks good options to throw to.
Brandon Doughty (QB, WKU): Doughty is as good as it gets at the quarterback position as he is third in the country in passing yards, has a 71.9% completion percentage, and is only sacked on 3% of his pass plays. It will be fun to see him go toe-to-toe with Miami's defense, which has five picks so far this season.
Tyler Higbee (TE, WKU): A big target at 6'6" and 250 pounds, Higbee is the leading receiver for the Toppers with 25 targets, 22 catches, and is tied for the team lead with two touchdown scores. With Higbee on the inside and Taywan Taylor (17 catches, 333 yards, two scores) on the outside, Western Kentucky puts a lot of stress on defenses.