KENT: Early in Saturday’s game at Dix Stadium, it was hard to tell which was the rebuilding one-win team and which one was seeking its seventh consecutive win in order to pad its resume and earn its first bowl game since 1973.
KENT: When arguably the greatest victory in Kent State football history was over and No. 18 Rutgers had been knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten on its Homecoming, coach Darrell Hazell and his team walked to the stands to sing the fight song with KSU fans.
KENT: Western Michigan’s offensive line features four players weighing at least 300 pounds. Add that to quarterback Tyler Van Tubbergen’s quick three-step drop, and it’s tough for any defender to get close enough to disrupt the Broncos’ strong-armed quarterback.
YPSILANTI, Mich.: Dri Archer’s three touchdowns — one rushing, one receiving and one on a kickoff return — helped Kent State spoil Eastern Michigan’s homecoming with a 41-14 victory Saturday afternoon.
BUFFALO: When Freddy Cortez’s fourth-quarter field goal hit the right upright but somehow managed to curl inside the post for three points, it was the break Kent State needed in a 23-7 victory over host Buffalo on Wednesday night.
KENT: Six-foot, 250-pound bruiser Trayion Durham might very well be Kent State’s featured back. But it was 5-foot-8, 175-pound speedster Dri Archer who led the Golden Flashes to a fast start in Thursday’s 41-21 season-opening blowout victory over Towson at Dix Stadium.