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Western Kentucky vs Southern Miss: 4 facts, 4 quotes ahead of college football game

After last weekend's 36-17 road win at UTSA, Southern Miss (7-3, 5-1) has returned home to play the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

The Golden Eagles (7-3, 5-1) are tied with Louisiana Tech (8-2, 4-1) for first place in the Conference USA West division. The Hilltoppers (6-4, 4-2) are in third place in the East division behind Florida Atlantic (7-3, 5-1) and Marshall (7-3, 5-1).

Here are four facts, and four quotes from Southern Miss head coach Jay Hopson and Western Kentucky head coach Tyson Helton to know before Saturday's 2:30 p.m. kickoff.

Southern Miss vs Western Kentucky facts

  1. It's senior day for the Golden Eagles, and the 16 seniors who are on the Golden Eagles' roster will be acknowledged on the field for the team's final home game of the regular season.