WKU focused on WKU against Georgia State

Head coach Bobby Petrino watches the Hilltoppers warm up before the WKU vs. Georgia State game Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.

Elliott Pratt

WKU is facing an 0-8 Georgia State team today. The Cougars rank near the bottom of the conference in nearly all statistical categories in the league. 

The Toppers aren’t letting their guard down against a school in only its fourth-year in football competition, but they are mainly focused on fixing their own issues.

What we’ve really just concentrated on is ourselves,” coach Bobby Petrino said. “We watch them on film, they have good players, they’re well coached, they know what they’re doing, they’ve been in games with an opportunity to win, but the biggest thing for us is just to focus on ourselves.”

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The coach was pleased with his players attitude in practice this week after back-to-back conference losses at home. The coach also mentioned he was proud of some guys that stepped up into new leadership roles this week.

“I think we’ve had some leadership step up,” Petrino said. “A lot of young men have showed that they care a lot about the team and they care about finishing the season right. So I like the team, I like what they’ve done this week.”

WKU and Georgia State kick off in the Georgia Dome at noon CT.