Per Western Kentucky athletic director Todd Stewart, Marshall and WKU will play a home and home football series during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
After finishing 7-5 last year, WKU head coach Willie Taggert has built on that success in 2012, recording wins over in-state rival Kentucky and Conference USA member Southern Miss as the Hilltoppers sit at 5-1.
Like Marshall, Western Kentucky heavily recruits the state of Florida. Entering the season WKU’s roster was dotted with over 25 players from the Sunshine State.
The series is scheduled to start at Western in 2017 with a return trip to Marshall the following season.