Can't Read, Can't Write, Kent State - Game Summaries Week 1 Troy 66 - KSU 31 The Golden Flashes got off to a very rough start for the 2010 season, receiving a golden shower of their own from the Trojans. The game started off well enough, with the Flashes taken a 14-7 lead in the second quarter. It was all down hill from there, however. With the injury to Jarvis, the Flashes running game was non existent. The flashes couldn't get the ball moving. Almost all of Keith's passes were off target by large margins, and on the off chance that he hit the intended target, the ball was normally dropped. The third quarter was when the Trojans went in hard and scored 35 points, expanding their lead to 59-17. Going into the fourth, the Flashes felt that they could still keep at least a little bit of their dignity in tact after this butt kicking (they were wrong, they have no dignity now) and went on to win the fourth quarter 14-7 despite all of Keith's attempts to throw more interceptions. At the end of the game, Coach I WicktoriuS I had this to say about to say to his team about their performance, "What the [Bleep] was that?!" He then proceeded to leave the facilities. After the game, running back Eugene Jarvis was asked about the injury he suffered on his 39 yard run. "Well, I was a little bit tired, so I went over to the sidelines for the rest of the drive. I thought I had a hang nail so I took off my socks and shoes to check it out. It was a bad hang nail, so I'll be out for like 3 weeks." Coach I WicktoriuS I had no comment on Jarvis's injury, but he was visibly upset. Trojan senior Willard Ross offered this explanation for the opposing quarterback's poor performance, "Maybe he's colorblind? Or he needs glasses?" The only other possible explanation would be that he was throwing (pun intended) the game. You can be certain that a few people will be looking into both matters. Positives from Kent State -They didn't give up 100 points. Negatives from Kent State -The defensive line and linebackers got man handled on every play. -Eugene Jarvis is out with an injury. -Their quarterback can't throw the ball with precision. -Their wide receivers have some of the worst hands in the country. -Their offensive line refused to block anyone. Positives from Troy -They ran the ball effectively. -Their defense made some big plays. -After the first half, their passing game moved the ball at will. Negatives from Troy -They managed to give up 31 points. -Beating KSU without Jarvis is like beating a 4 year old at chess. What to expect from Kent State for the rest of the year If this was any indication of what's to come, you shouldn't expect much. No, I would say that there should really be ZERO expectations for this bunch moving forward. Look for Jarvis to fake another injury when things aren't going well, less blocking from the O-Line (if that's possible), and more points given up by the defense. When asked by the media if he felt like his team had a shot at beating Boston College next week, Coach I WicktoriuS I said, "Yeah... right." It looks like the Golden Flashes spirits are high right now, and I'm sure everyone is equally excited to see what happens next week!