The Kent State football team scrimmaged for the first time on Saturday with officials in conditions that featured rain, wind and snow.
Speedster Dri Archer ran for 107 yards on 14 carries including a touchdown, while Jacquise Terry ran for 90 yards on 14 carries.
Quarterback Spencer Keith continues to progress and grow as the Flashes' signal caller. Keith was 14-29 for 142 yards with a TD and an interception.
“Spencer is a lot of fun to coach right now because he understands the game and understands the offense,” KSU’s Doug Martin said. “I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish over the next two weeks and I think we’re really getting back to the West Coast offense from when I first got here.”
Giorgio Morgan and Cedric McCloud continued to battle it out for the back up quarterback position.
Wide receiver Sam Kirkland continued his strong spring with three catches for 50 yards, including a 25 yard touchdown.
On defense Norman Wolfe had a scrimmage-high eight tackles along with a pass break-up and a blocked kick. Senior Dorian Wood had six tackles and a sack. Redshirt freshman Andrew Christopher had three sacks.
“I was pleased with how we ran the ball today, but I thought we struggled at times with pass protection,” Martin said. “We were working today on speeding up the tempo on offense and being much more physical — and I thought we did a nice job with both for the most part.”
Wide receiver Tyshon Goode sat out the scrimmage with a concussion. He could be back in action as early as Monday.