Hilltoppers seek 1st win at Middle Tennessee - WSMV News 4

Hilltoppers seek 1st win at Middle Tennessee

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Coach Willie Taggart says before the Hilltoppers can talk about a budding rivalry with Middle Tennessee Western Kentucky must first beat the Blue Raiders.

Middle Tennessee (1-3, 0-1 Sun Belt) has beaten Western Kentucky (0-4, 0-1) three straight times and hosts the Hilltoppers on Thursday.

Taggart says "we have to make it a rivalry by beating them." The coach says the Hilltoppers will get their opportunity Thursday night "to see if we can go do that."

The trip to MTSU marks WKU's first road game of the season after starting out with four straight at home, where the Hilltoppers boast an 18-game losing streak that dates back to September of 2008.

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