WKU not worried about bowl bid

Senior linebacker Xavius Boyd tackles Tennessee receiver Ryan Jenkins in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

Elliott Pratt

WKU football is 6-4 on the year, the minimum amount of wins to earn a bowl bid. 

But there are still two games left to play in the season, beginning with the Toppers’ date tonight in San Marcos, Texas with the Texas State Bobcats, also 6-4.

Instead of worrying about whether or not they’ll get that post-season nod, the Toppers are playing in their own two-game playoff to finish the year.

“We have gotten to a point where we have a chance to be into a bowl game,” coach Bobby Petrino said. “So you kind of say this is like a playoff game for us, we have to go earn our right, earn our way in – and our guys get excited about it. That’s kind of how we feel about it.”

WKU battles a near similar team in the Bobcats, who are in the same boat with the Toppers as competitors for a Sun Belt Conference representation in a bowl game. 

In order to do that, senior linebacker Xavius Boyd says the team can only focus on the task in front of them today.

“We just try and take it one game at a time,” Boyd said. “We can’t just go thinking ahead, then we’ll lose track of what we’re doing. We just have to take this game one game at a time. We only have two more, so we’re trying to put it all on that.”