As expected, Doug Martin named freshman Spencer Keith his starting quarterback for Saturday's game when Martin the media at Dix Stadium on Monday afternoon. “Spencer has a really good vision of the field,” said Martin. “He is really unlike any freshman quarterbacks I’ve had. Usually they get locked in on one receiver they like, so they always look for that guy. Or on a particular play, they just like one particular route. He’s not like that. He understands the game. He will move his eyes around. He makes some good throws.”
As has been documented before, Keith's high school coach has some unusual methods that he uses at Pulaski Academy where Keith put up huge passing numbers. Feeling pressure is nothing new for Spencer Keith. The Plain Dealer takes another detailed look at the methods to Kevin Kelley's madness.
Kent State football moves on this week and is looking forward to returning to conference play. It has been an interesting five game thus far with devastating injuries, inconsistent play, and several encouraging signs coupled with an up-for-grabs MAC East, has KSU feeling confident going into Saturday's homecoming game.
Much like Doug Martin likes to tell his team that every conference game is a one game MAC Championship, Bowling Green's staff and players are taking a similar approach. At 1-4, 0-1 in the MAC, coming off a tough home loss to Ohio, a sense of urgency is settling in for the Falcons.
The Centennial Cup Challenge will begin Saturday with the football game and volleyball game against Bowling Green. A minimum of 21 points are on the line throughout the 14-sport series, which ends with another football game in 2010. Additional points can be awarded through head-to-head MAC Tournament competition.
Senior setter Jenny Keck was named MAC East Offensive Player of the Week as the Flashes' volleyball team (9-9, 2-2) lost to Buffalo and defeated Akron over the weekend.
Junior Rachel Miller was named Kent State Athlete of the Week after the field hockey team (6-5, 3-0) had two thrilling victories this weekend over Central Michigan and Ohio. Miller won Sunday's game with a goal in overtime to defeat the Bobcats.
Kent State women's soccer (6-5, 2-2) had a rough weekend losing at Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan.