WKU football looking to continue improvement in 2020

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Western Kentucky football saw a six-game improvement in 2019 and in 2020 will look to get back atop the Conference USA standings.

In the first year of the Tyson Helton era at Western Kentucky, the Hilltoppers improved upon a 3-9 season to win nine games, including a victory in the First Responders Bowl over the Western Michigan Broncos.

Looking ahead to 2020, the Hilltoppers are poised to get back into position to win Conference-USA. WKU won the conference last in 2016 and also won in 2015.

In both of those seasons now, Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm served as head coach.

The team replaced him with Mike Sanford Jr., who led WKU to a 6-7 2017 season and then a poor 3-9 season in 2018 leading to a change with. Helton who flipped the script quickly.

With much of their talent from a year ago returning in 2020, hopes are high in Bowling Green. Here’s a closer look at what might be in store for the Hilltoppers this fall.

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