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Toppers look to keep momentum rolling against Charlotte

In the same way, WKU’s loss at Charlotte last season carried its own weight as writing on the wall for what turned into a dreadful year. The Hilltoppers lost 40-14 in North Carolina to give the 49ers their largest win over an FBS opponent to date.

Helton is still using the underdog card this week as WKU (4-2) starts a stretch of three straight Conference USA games, starting with Charlotte (2-4) on Saturday, a road game at Marshall and back home against Florida Atlantic. WKU was a nine-point favorite against Charlotte as of Friday.

Charlotte has a proven offense, but the opposite stands on defense.