The Golden Flashes have their bye week and will not play until Saturday, November 21 at Temple. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. and can be seen on K-Zone at KentStateSports.com.
Dave Carducci from the Record Courier checks in with some notes about the tough loss on Saturday to Akron, including a note that RB Jacquise Terry should be back healthy for the Temple game after leaving with a sprained knee on Saturday.
Elton Alexander from The Plain Dealer includes this note about Kent State in his MAC Insider on Monday.
Standing firm: Kent State coach Doug Martin said earlier in the season his team would end the campaign with a winning record and go to a bowl game. For that to happen, the Golden Flashes will have to win at Temple on Nov. 21 then top visiting Buffalo on Nov. 27. After the loss at Akron, Martin did not back off his prediction, despite uncertainty about tailback Jacquise Terry, who injured a knee on the second series Saturday. "We are all right, still at the top of the [East] right now, even after this game today," he said. "We need a little help, but Ohio and Temple still have to play each other, somebody is getting a loss right there. We've got two losses, but we still get to play Temple. Everything is still in front of us as far as what we want. "We can still be a seven-win football team. I said all along this would be a winning football team and this team would be in a bowl game. By God that's where we're going to be. These kids are going to get that done. They'll bounce back. I know what's in their heart."
The Golden Flashes beat Wooster on Saturday night, 76-59. The more important thing was that the game drew 1,825 fans to raise money for the Corey John Cline Fund. Corey Cline is the young boy who lost his life in an auto accident last February. Read about the special night in The Daily Record.
Geno Ford is grading his team as it prepares for the 2009-2010 season. The Kent Stater also is giving out grades.
Kent State will open the season this weekend as they host the Hispanic College Fund Classic, with games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Flashes will play Samford, UAB and Green Bay. We will be in Kent all weekend to take in the games so stay tuned to NewsFlashes for some great hoop coverage coming this weekend...
Kent State was able to win its senior night, beating Buffalo 3-0. Kent State travels to Bowling Green for a game on Thursday that can clinch a first round home game in the MAC tournament with a win.
Kent State was competing at Virginia Tech over the weekend, and beat the #21 ranked Hokies 20-18. They then beat Chattanooga 22-15.