I apologize for the light coverage the past couple of weeks, folks. Lets get back on the horse from this point out, shall we (if you're not comfortable with the horse reference, again I offer my apologies--been listening to Johnny Cash all morning)?
See Carducci's take on the win here.
Cortez, Goode and Nix garnered weekly honors against BG. Goode hauled in 12 passes for 158 yards and two scores. Cortez hit on three of his four field goal attempts, missing only from 51 yards. Nix continued his onslaught of MAC offensive lines with five tackles, two sacks and a blocked extra point--there may not be a hotter defensive player in the conference than he.
Here's the kentstatesports.com release on the game, box scores etc. etc.
I couldn't attend the game, but the numbers put up through the passing game really jump off the page. I'll say it again and again, the offense lacks "pop" without #6 in the lineup, so putting up 30 points is a great sign. Sam Kirkland has been fantastic but inconsistent this year, which means any chemistry between Keith and Goode that lead to so much success last season is also a good indication. This is exactly the time of game KSU fans needed to see before a crucial homestand that extends to the homestretch of the MAC season. Kent State faces Ball State this Saturday before the big showdown at home against Temple.
Many people forget Spencer Keith is only a sophomore quarterback who is still learning on the job--it doesn't matter what level of play, a young quarterback will always benefit from solid play from his supporting cast, specifically his receivers.
By the way, Goode outgained Bowling Green himself, 158-135 yards.
Check back tomorrow for more on Josh Cribbs and Halloween festivities hitting Dix Stadium this Saturday, a little on how much James Harrison and Josh Cribbs have changed the NFL in their own little way, Akron's questionable marketing techniques and some coverage as we near basketball season.
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