What's at stake: Morgan State, which is looking to avoid its first 0-4 start since 2001, the year before coach Donald Hill-Eley was hired, has dropped its past nine games dating to last season. On both sides of the ball, the Bears have limped through the season's start. The offense is averaging just 12 points per game and has yet to score more than 14 points. Morgan is averaging just 13.3 first downs, which means shorter possessions for the offense and greater wear and tear on the defense. The defense is allowing 32.3 points per game, and all three Bears opponents have scored at least 28 points. Western Kentucky opened the year with a 35-26 win against Kentucky but has lost to Tennessee, 52-20, and South Alabama, 31-24, in successive weeks. The Hilltoppers have struck a balance on offense, recording 35 first downs via the pass and 30 from the run. Former Atlanta Falcons and Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino is in his first year in charge of Western Kentucky.