2011 Kent State

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  1. The Shrike

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    2011 Kent State

    Season Goals:

    Beat Akron (rival): Completed

    Make Bowl Game

    Beat Oregon: Completed

    Top 40 recruiting class
     
  2. The Shrike

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    Kent State vs. Ohio

    Ohio Downs Kent State 30-22

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    Kent State lost their conference opened Saturday at Ohio. The Wildcats quickly jumped out to a lead on a 19-yd TD pass from Phil Bates to his top receiver, Bakari Bussey. Kent State was able to get very little going in the first half and was repeatedly forced to punt. Ohio wasn't content to merely play the field position game and put together several long drives in the first half, the last of which was capped off by a 45-yd touchdown pass by Bates that put his team up 20-0 at the break.
    Ohio continued their dominance in the second half by chewing up a big chunk of the third quarter and tacking on a field goal. Kent State finally got on the board with 1:30 to play in the 3rd with a 28 yard strike from QB Matt Hurdle to WR Garrick Piggot. Bates, however, responded on the next drive with a 57 yard catch-and-run to WR Riley Dunlop.
    Kent State finally seemed to come alive, with Hurdle tossing two more TDs and the defense holding Ohio to a 3 and out (thanks, in part, to the Kent coaching staff challenging and overturning a 3rd down reception).
    Kent State got the ball back, down 8 with just under a minute to play, but their comeback was snuffed out when Hurdle fumbled the ball at midfield after scrambling for a first down.

    Defensive Player of the Game: Ohio RE Greg Davidson: 7 tackles, 2 sacks, FF

    Offensive Player of the Game: Ohio QB Phil Bates: 19-26 317 yards, 3TD
     
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    Battle for the Anniversary Award

    Kent State Blanks Bowling Green

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    Kent State downed rival Bowling Green State at home last weekend, 17-0. The game was largely defined by inept offensive displays by both teams, coupled with a major injury blow to Bowling Green. Kent State struggled on offense with their Junior QB Matt Hurdle out with a knee.

    Game Notes:
    -After driving the length of the field on their first possession, BGSU dropped a TD on third down then missed the short FG on 4th.

    -BGSU star HB Mark Mays got knocked out for the season in the second quarter. Prior to the injury, he was carrying the load for the Falcons to the tune of 15 touches for 85 yards.

    -Kent State overcame a horrendous passing day from their freshman QB Ed Foster (5 INTs) to win the Anniversary Award for just the 5th time in the last 27 years. It was also the first time that either team had been shut out in the Battle for the Anniversary Award.

    Defensive Player of the Game: Kent St. RE Jarvis Brewster: 7 tackles, 3 sacks

    Offensive Player of the Game: Kent St. HB Dwan Thornton: 24 carries 115 yds 1TD
     
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    Kent State 31, #14 Oregon 28

    Kent Plucks #14 Ducks




    First half looked like this:

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    And this:
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    But, thanks to Kent State's D and running coming to play in the 2nd half, it ended up like this:
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    Contrasting styles of play: Oregon 67 rushing, 245 passing, 8 minutes of possession
    Kent State: 197 rushing 248 passing 20 minutes of possession

    POTG

    Offense: Dwan Thornton: 34 carries, 144 yards, 3 TD, 2 rec, 32 yards

    Defense: Shawn Daniels: 2 tackles, 2 INT
     

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