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WIU Football: Bye gives Leathernecks chance to get healthy

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MACOMB, Ill. (WGEM) -- The bye came at the right time.

For the Western Illinois football team, not having a game over the weekend enabled them to heal the bumps, the bruises, the nagging injuries, and re-focus mentally for the final seven weeks of the season.

It was much needed especially after the disappointment stemming from the Leathernecks second straight loss to Illinois State, considering it was their conference opener and Homecoming.

The players were given time off and the coaches hit the recruiting trail.

But the most important thing, according to head coach Mark Hendrickson, was getting healthy.

"Some of our ball players just rested because they probably couldn't have played this past Saturday," Hendrickson explained. 

"Now some of (those) in that group will be able to play in our next ball game at South Dakota."

Senior tight end Alie Walker added: "It's definitely good to have a bye week to clear our heads a little bit, get back to the fundamentals, and get alot of people healthy."

Out of the final seven games Western will play four of those on the road including a two week swing through South Dakota, starting Saturday at South Dakota..

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