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WKU Could Be Without Starting QB Against Louisville

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Mike Sanford and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rough start to the 2018 season just got a little worse.

WKU is winless on the year with their latest loss coming against the University of Maine of the FCS level and now they could be without their starting quarterback against Louisville.

Sanford announced on Monday afternoon that Drew Eckles will be a game time decision for Saturday night’s game at Cardinal Stadium.

“He’ll probably be spotty this week at practice to be honest and we’ll go from there with regards to his decision – it’ll will be a game-time decision,” Sanford said.

The senior is 38-for-67 for 514 yards with three touchdowns, which all came during Saturday’s loss to Maine. Eckles took a hard hit in WKU’s last offensive play of the game.

The Tops got out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, but then gave up 31 unanswered points.

Redshirt-junior Steven Duncan and redshirt-freshman Davis Shanley will split reps for WKU in practice this week in-case Eckles can’t play.

Shanley is the only one of the two who’s taken a snap this year. He was 2-of-3 for 13-yards in WKU’s 34-3 week one loss to Wisconson. Duncan played in only one game last year, throwing two passes in a win over Charlotte.

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