BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — It's the last Saturday in September, and fall is in the air here in southern Kentucky, where Indiana looks to get back to its winning ways with a rare road trip to Western Kentucky.
It's going to be a perfect night for football, with clear skies and temperatures in the low 60s at kickoff, which is at 8 p.m. ET, and 7 p.m. Central (local) time.
This is also one of those games that takes effort to find on your TV dial, so figure it out early so you're not scrambling at kickoff. The game is on the CBS Sports Network, which is NOT your local CBS channel. So figure it out early, because it's a different number on every cable/satellite provider.
Here are the details on the game, including game time and TV information, the latest on the point spread and the interesting history in this rivalry, which Indiana has dominated thus far, winning all three games.
There are also links below to several of the stories we've written on the game at HoosiersNow.com site.
Enjoy the game.
How to watch Indiana at Western Kentucky
- Who: Indiana Hoosiers at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
- When: 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky.
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Stream: Watch FuboTV
- TV Announcers: Dave Ryan (play-by-play), Aaron Murray (analyst) & Jenny Dell (sideline). Murray is the former Georgia quarterback and Dell is best known locally for hosting the "Campus Eats'' show on the Big Ten Network.
- Radio: IU Radio Network; Sirius 134, XM 196, SXM App 958:
- Radio Announcers: Don Fischer (play-by-play), Buck Suhr (analyst) & Joe Smith.
- Point spread: Indiana is a 9-point favorite over Western Kentucky, according to the SIsportsbook.com website.
- This year's records: Indiana 1-2; Western Kentucky 1-1
- Last season's records: Indiana 6-2; Western Kentucky 5-7
- Series history: Indiana leads the all-time series, 3-0. The two teams have played once before in Bowling Green, with Indiana winning 38-21 on Sept. 18, 2010, with Ben Chappell passing for 366 yards and three touchdowns for the Hoosiers.
- Last meeting: The teams last met on Sept. 19, 2015, a 38-35 Hoosiers win in Bloomington, Ind. Jordan Howard rushed for 203 yards for Indiana that day, and quarterback Nate Sudfeld passed for 355 yards and three touchdowns. Western Kentucky's Brandon Daughty passed for 484 yards in the loss.
- Coaches: Tom Allen is in his fifth season as the head coach at Indiana. He has a 25-24 overall record. His 24 wins are the most ever for an Indiana coach in his first four seasons. This is his first head coaching stop in college. Western Kentucky's Tyson Helton is in his third season as the Hilltoppers' head coach. Helton has guided the Hilltoppers to back-to-back bowl games, and he owns a 15-12 record in Bowling Green. He is the former offensive coordinator at Tennessee and USC, and is the younger brother of Clay Helton, who was recently fired as the head coach at USC.
- Rankings: Neither team is ranked in either the Associated Press or Coaches polls. The Hoosiers were ranked No. 17 in both polls in the preseason, and it was the first time that Indiana had been ranked in the preseason AP poll since 1969. They fell out of the top-25 after the loss to Iowa, and stopped receiving votes last week after the loss to Cincinnati. In the Sagarin computer rankings, Indiana is ranked No. 54 and Western Kentucky is No. 92.
- Weather: According to weather.com, it's going to be a beautiful night in Bowling Green, with clear skies and a temperature of 63 degrees at kickoff.
Related stories on Indiana football
- BIG TEN POINT SPREADS: Here's the latest with the point spreads on all of the Big Ten games this week. We have three conference showdowns and a big nonconference tilt between Wisconsin and Notre Dame in Chicago. CLICK HERE
- 3 THINGS TO SEE: Indiana looks to get back to .500 on Saturday night at Western Kentucky, and Sports Illustrated Indiana publisher breaks down three things he really wants to see from the Hoosiers. CLICK HERE
- RECEIVERS NEED TO STEP UP: Sure, Indiana QB Michael Penix Jr. has been struggling with turnovers, but Indiana's receivers have dropped a lot of balls, too. They know they need to be better, to help out their quarterback and get this offense rolling. CLICK HERE
- INDIANA O-LINE MOVING IN RIGHT DIRECTION: With everyone back along the offensive line, consistency still remains the big key for Indiana in that position group. CLICK HERE
- WHAT MICHAEL PENIX HAD TO SAY TUESDAY NIGHT: Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. faced the music on Tuesday night, answering questions for 30 minutes on the Sports Illustrated Indiana podcast Mike & Micah at Yogi's Bar & Grill in Bloomington. CLICK HERE
- GAME TIME SET FOR PENN STATE: Indiana will take on No. 6 Penn State under the lights at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 2. The game will start at 7:30 p.m. and will be nationally televised on ABC. CLICK HERE
- BIG TEN POWER RANKINGS: Indiana tumbles in the conference rankings, but how far did they go? Tom Brew ranks the league, No. 1 through No. 14. CLICK HERE