BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Shortly after Luke Wollett recorded what is most certainly the most important interception in the long and mostly miserable history of Kent State football Saturday afternoon, Darrell Hazell received the second celebratory Gatorade shower of his 22-month head coaching career.
The first one came last year after beating a one-win Akron team, Kent State's backyard rival. This one came after Kent State had clinched the Mid-American Conference East Division title at Bowling Green.
Kent State has really won the MAC East title.
"This (Gatorade) shower," Hazell said, "is unbelievable."
The Flashes won their ninth straight game Saturday, beating Bowling Green, 31-24, to move to 10-1 and ensure themselves a spot in the MAC Championship Game on Nov. 30 in Detroit, where they'll play Northern Illinois. Kent State hasn't been to a bowl game since 1972, the last time the school won a MAC title.
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