Five storylines: Western Kentucky

In advance of Saturday's matchup between No. 1 Alabama and Western Kentucky, we'll take a look at the top five storylines for the Hilltoppers.

1. Holding the line: Western Kentucky matches up OK against Alabama's defensive line in terms of size, but the same can't be said for the other side of the ball as the Tide hold a 45-pound advantage on average.

2. Bend but don't break: Defensive coordinator Lance Guidry employs a 4-3 defense that will allow itself to bend, but not break. The Hilltoppers allowed just 10 points to Austin Peay.

3. SEC familiarity: Saturday's game against Alabama will mark the eighth straight season WKU has faced an SEC opponent. WKU has an 0-17 record all-time against the SEC.

4. Spreading out the defense: WKU receivers shared the wealth against Austin Peay. Nine different players accounted for the 20 completions for 352 yards.

5. Getting Andrews going: Junior running back Antonio Andrews put up 228 all-purpose yards against Austin Peay, rushing for 39 yards, catching four passes for 59 yards and racked up 130 yards in punt and kick returns.