The Kent State football team had their first scrimmage of summer camp on Saturday afternoon at Dix Stadium.
As expected, Giorgio Morgan was named the starting quarterback for the season opener on September 3 vs. Coastal Carolina. Highlights from the scrimmage include freshman place kicker Freddy Cortez going 5 for 5 on field goal attempts (30,29, 39, 29,31) and 4 for 4 on extra points. Special teams also got a good performance from Darius Polk with a 95 yard kickoff return to begin the scrimmage. Morgan went 12-25 for 87 yards against a lot of pressure from the KSU defense. Freshman receiver Tyshon Goode had 8 catches for 90 yards and a touchdown. Freshman quarterback Spencer Keith continues to impress. "I really like what Spencer did," Doug Martin said. "Now take into consideration he didn't get blitzed hardly at all and that second group was much different than the first group as far as what they are seeing. He's got a great grasp of the offense. He's very, very bright and he's really accurate." Will Johnson and Dorian Wood each had eight tackles on defense while freshman Luke Batton returned an interception for a touchdown. Morgan was the victim of several dropped passes. Three were from H-Back Jameson Konz. Coach Doug Martin said Konz would drop on the depth chart until he can hold on to the football. Kent State will have their second scrimmage on Wednesday.
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