BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Western Kentucky's season opener at Vanderbilt has been moved up two days to Sept. 3 and will be broadcast on the SEC Network.
Kickoff in Nashville for the first meeting between the schools since 1938 is 7 p.m. CT. Vanderbilt leads the series 3-0.
The schedule shift to college football's opening night increases the Hilltoppers' national TV appearances next season to 11 with the broadcast of their game against LSU still to be determined. The Commodores will open their season on Thursday night for the fourth straight year.
Western Kentucky is coming off an 8-5 finish and a Bahamas Bowl victory over Central Michigan in its first season under Jeff Brohm. The Commodores went 3-9 and were winless in the Southeastern Conference in coach Derek Mason's first season.