45, 41, 31, 41. These four numbers are the point totals that the Kent State Golden Flashes garnered in their last four games, all wins. Kent State is 6-1, and will not lay down for Rutgers in the Scarlet Knights’ Homecoming game at High Point Stadium tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.
The MAC teams have established impressive legitimacy by beating three Big East and three Big Ten teams this year. The MAC is a very good conference, boasting high-end playmakers.
Kent State’s Dri Archer, the MAC’s version of Percy Harvin, is the nation’s leader in all-purpose yards (687 rushing, 278 receiving, 47.7 kick return average with three scores, and a touchdown pass). He is blessed with NFL-Sunday talent, allowing him to play a range of positions, and is a human highlight reel.
Archer uses his world-class speed and elusiveness to make himself a threat to hit paydirt every time he touches the ball (he has a startling 10.1 yards per carry when lined up in the backfield). But the Knights will meet him head on with their accomplished special teams coverage. They will kick to Archer because they are a brash, confident group.
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