College Football

Cure Bowl Matchup

By The Associated Press

Georgia State (6-5, 5-3 Sun Belt) vs. Western Kentucky (6-6, 4-4 Conference USA), Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m. EST

LOCATION: Orlando, Florida


Georgia State: WR Penny Hart. The sophomore leads the Sun Belt with a school-record 73 receptions for 1,094 yards and eight touchdowns.

Western Kentucky: QB Mike White. The Senior Bowl invitee leads Conference USA in total offense (300.3 yards per game).


Georgia State: RB Glenn Smith is one of just three active FBS players with at least 1,000 yards rushing, 1,000 receiving and 1,000 return yards in his career.

Western Kentucky: The Hilltoppers are one of 11 teams in FBS with five or more receivers that have 25 or more catches.


Western Kentucky won 44-28 in a 2013 regular-season game. That was the Hilltoppers' final season in the Sun Belt.


Georgia State is making only its second bowl appearance. The Panthers lost 27-16 to San Jose State in the 2015 Cure Bowl.

Western Kentucky is 4-1 and is in a bowl game for the fourth straight season. The Hilltoppers have a three-game bowl win streak.


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Updated December 3, 2017

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