The Kent State Golden Flashes are set to visit Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio for a MAC clash against the Ohio Bobcats. The Kent State Golden Flashes come into this matchup with a 3-3 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Akron Zips, 26-3. QB Dustin Crum had a solid all-around game for the Zips as he connected on 16 of his 21 pass attempts for 149 yards and a TD while also pitching in 82 rushing yards. RB Will Matthews had a big game on the ground for Kent State as he ran for 126 yards and a TD on 25 carries.
The Kent State Golden Flashes were good on the defensive side of the ball against the Akron Zips as they held them to 3 points and a total of 288 yards of offense. Junior safety Elvis Hines led the way for the Kent State defense with 11 tackles and 1 sack. Junior LB Kesean Gamble was able to get into the Akron backfield a handful of times as he contributed 5 tackles and 2 sacks. Junior DB Qwauntrezz Knight had a productive game from the secondary for the Golden Flashes as he contributed 9 tackles and 2 TFL.
The Ohio Bobcats come into this matchup with a 2-4 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Northern Illinois Huskies, 39-36. QB Nathan Rourke had a big game for the Bobcats as he threw for 258 yards and 2 TDs while also adding in 80 rushing yards and a TD. WR Shane Hooks was the top target for Rourke and the Bobcats as he hauled in 7 catches for 131 yards and a TD.
The Ohio Bobcats struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Northern Illinois Huskies as they allowed them to score 39 points and rack up a total of 510 yards of offense. Junior LB Jared Dorsa led the way for the Ohio defense with 10 tackles, 1.5 TFL, and 1 pass deflection. Junior DL Will Evans was able to get into the Northern Illinois backfield a handful of times as he contributed 3 TFL and 1 sack. Junior CB Ilyaas Motley hauled in the lone interception of the game for the Bobcats.