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Kent State's Dri Archer (1) and teammates ring the victory bell after beating Ohio 28-6 in a game Friday in Kent, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
KSU head football coach Darrell Hazell takes questions at a press conference in the MAC Center on the Kent State University campus on Monday, November 26, 2012 in Kent, Ohio. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)
Kent State head coach Darrell Hazell watches his team against Ohio during the first quarter of a game Friday in Kent, Ohio. Kent State won 28-6. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
They traveled from across the continent. Each one was primped and pampered to look its best, and by Saturday, they were ready to claw their way up the ranks in the cattiest competition Akron has held in over 15 years.