Petrino previews Tennessee game

The Hilltoppers travel to Knoxville on Saturday to meet the Vols at 11:21 a.m. CT on the SEC Network

Bowling Green, Ky. — Fresh off a 35-26 win over in-state foe Kentucky on Saturday night, WKU head coach Bobby Petrino met with the media on Monday in the Paul Just Media Center in E.A. Diddle Arena to preview the upcoming game with Tennessee. The Hilltoppers travel to Knoxville on Saturday to meet the Vols at 11:21 a.m. CT on the SEC Network.

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"I liked what I saw," Petrino said of reviewing film of the Kentucky game. "Offensively, I thought we really executed well. Our offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage for the most part, which allowed us to run the ball and throw it. We didn't make a lot of mistake assignment wise. When you're having the proper alignments and proper assignments it gives you a chance to execute. Defensively, I thought we played with great effort. We had guys flying around and playing hard. We gave up some big plays and we have to get that corrected, but for the most part we played well."

SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR EXCITING FIVE-GAME SLATE: Season tickets and single-game tickets for the 2013 season are on sale now through WKUSports.com, by visiting the WKU Ticket Office in E.A. Diddle Arena or by calling 1-800-5 BIG RED. WKU opens play at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium on Sept. 21 when the Hilltoppers take on Morgan State. The 2013 home schedule includes games with Navy, Louisiana-Lafayette, Troy and Arkansas State.

HENRY, ANDREWS EARN CFPA HONORS: WKU tight end Mitchell Henry and all-purpose star Antonio Andrews took home honorable mention honors for the weekly College Football Performance Awards at their respective positions. Henry was one of two players to catch six passes for the Hilltoppers in the win over Kentucky. His six receptions went for 65 yards and a touchdown. Andrews compiled 194 all-purpose yards, including 99 yards on the ground on 20 carries, in helping the Hilltoppers to their second straight win over Kentucky. For more information on the College Football Performance Awards, follow the program on Twitter via @cfperformance.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TAILGATE IN KNOXVILLE: The WKU Alumni Association will host a pregame tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Knoxville Marriott. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST in the William Blount Room of the hotel. The Knoxville Marriott is located at 501 East Hill Avenue, a 15-minute walk from the stadium. Food will be provided with beverages available for purchase.

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Upcoming WKU Football Calendar of Events

Sept. 4 – Bobby Petrino Radio Show at Bowling Green Country Club (7:00 p.m. CT)

Sept. 7 – WKU at Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. (Kickoff at 11:21 a.m. CT on SEC Network)

Sept. 14 – WKU at South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. (Kickoff at 6:30 p.m. CT on Sun Belt Network)

Sept. 21 – WKU vs. Morgan State in Bowling Green, Ky. (Kickoff at 6:00 p.m. CT)