Western Illinois homecoming is this week. As always, one of the biggest events of the homecoming festivities will be the football game. Saturday the Leathernecks will take on the Nationally ranked South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Hanson Field.
It will be a tough test for the Leathernecks as South Dakota State features one of the best running backs in the Missouri Valley Football Conference in Zach Zenner. Through six games this season, Zenner has already rushed for 858 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Western Illinois head football coach Bob Nielson says that while you can’t shut down a running back like Zenner, it will be a big test for the defenses front seven to try to slow him down.
Kickoff is set for 3 o’clock on Saturday.