Kent State Golden Flashes Blog

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  1. The Shrike

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    Kent State Golden Flashes Blog

    Golden Flashes Promote New Coach

    At a press conference yesterday, the Kent State director of athletics Laing Kennedy announced that 4th-year head football coach Doug Martin is stepping down from his position one game into the 2009/2010 season. Martin, citing health reasons for his departure, assured fans that his replacement, newly promoted linebackers coach Colonel Thrillz, would be up to the task. Said Martin, "Coach Thrillz is a perfect fit for this position. He has the play calling experience and knowledge of X's and O's to handle the on-field aspect of the job, and honestly, I anticipate that he will do a better job of bringing in talented recruits than anyone we have had here in a long time. "
     
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    Kent State vs. Ohio

    Kent State Loses Shootout to Ohio


    The Golden Flashes were unable to pull out there first win of the season today despite a spirited effort against in-state foe Ohio. Aside from the one interception that Ohio managed, there was very little in the way of defense in the game. Kent State's seniors lead the offensive, with Giorgio Martin throwing for 338 yards and 4 TDs, 201 of those yards being hauled in by WR Aaron Robinson. Despite the impressive output by the Kent State offense, Ohio running back Vince Davidson stole the show, rushing for 193 yards on 27 carries, including a 60 yard TD run in the third quarter and tacking on a 71 yard catch-and-run on a screen pass. "Our defense played valiantly, but I was disappointed in their lack of ability to get stops down the stretch. Games are often decided by a timely turnover and we couldn't manage any," said a somber Coach Thrillz in the post-game interview.
     
  3. MorsDraconis

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    No offense man, but those are REALLY hard to read...

    Might want to lay off the blue text. That's retina burning.
     
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    my eyes!:cool:
     
  5. The Shrike

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    Yeah, I was trying out the school colors but apparently they look better on the gridiron than this forum. Thanks for reading.
     
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    Kent State vs. Purdue

    Purdue Sacks Kent State

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    Kent State's woes against major conference foes continued recently with a loss to Purdue University of the Big-10. The game started slowly with the two teams feeling each other out and with Purdue managing the only points of the first quarter on QB Caleb TerBush's 7-yd touchdown pass to WR Jeff Panfil. Kent State got on the board early in the 2nd with a 45 yd field goal. Then, on the ensuing drive, T. Herron snagged a TerBush pass and returned it for a touchdown. Both teams would find the endzone again in the first half, resulting in a 17-14 Kent State lead at halftime.

    The second half opened in much the same way as the first, with a short TD pass from TerBush accounting for the only point of the third quarter and giving the Boilermakers a 3-point lead. And then came the fourth quarter, which coach Thrillz afterwards described as "the worst quarter of football we have played all year." Purdue sandwiched the lone Kent State touchdown of the quarter with four of their own, two before and two after. TerBush tossed two more touchdowns capping off fine performance by the Purdue freshman. Kent State then scored their only points on the second half with a touchdown capping off a long drive. It was too little, too late, however, and to add insult to injury Purdue scored two final touchdowns, both coming the in final 45 seconds of the game.
     
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    Kent State vs. NIU

    Crider, NIU Shrug Off Kent State

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    This one was over almost before it began as NIU jumped out to a 21-0 advantage in the first quarter thanks to a 66 yard TD bomb from QB Moore and two long pitch plays taken around the end and to the house by HB Crider. Kent State seemed to realize that the game was underway in the second quarter, managing two scoring drives and holding NIU to a single FG to enter the half down 24-10. Things got a little bit wild and crazy in the 3rd quarter with turnovers on both sides of the ball, but NIU kept banging away with Crider, who, after tacking on another 50+ yard run in the 4th quarter finished with 25 carries for 235 yards and 4 scores. Altogether, the Huskies ran the ball 39 times against the overmatched 3-4 defense of the Golden Flashes, while only throwing the ball 9 times. Kent State managed to score 14 points in the final period thanks in part to some long kick returns, but a TAINT by the Huskies' star middle linebacker put the final nail in the coffin. Coach Thrillz had this to say: "This was a tough one. Nobody on our defense wanted to tackle the running back. All they did was run the ball. We knew it was coming, every one in the stadium knew. But we lost the war in the trenches and didn't wrap up the ball carrier. Tackling him with your shoulder pad doesn't seem to do the trick, why don't you hit him with your purse next time, Sally. Hard to win when you play like that."
     
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    Kent State vs. Miami (OH)

    Kent State Downs Miami

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    Kent State double their win total on the season with a victory over conference foe Miami (OH). Miami drove straight down the field on their opening drive, scoring on a 5-yard touchdown pass. Kent State responded with a drive of their own. TE Jon Simpson caught several passes, including a 5-yard score. The Hawks then scored another touchdown and a field goal and looked to be pulling away. Josh Pleasant had other ideas as he came up with a record long kickoff return for a score at the end of the first period. Neither team was able to find paydirt in the second quarter, as both teams saw long drives snuffed out at the end; Miami with a turnover in the redzone and Kent State with a missed field goal. Kent State began the second half in style as Giorgio Morgan hit Aaron Robinson with a 66 yard TD pass. Kent State tacked on 10 more potins, winning the game 31-17. Said Coach Thrillz,"We played a good all-around game. They came out strong with a 17-point first quarter, but our defense made adjustments and held them scoreless the rest of the way. Hopefully we can carry this forward."
     
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    Kent State 38, Akron 13

    Shelby Leads Kent State to Victory

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    Freshman CB Jerry Shelby lead a ferocious Golden Flash defense that brought the Wagon Wheel home to Kent State. Both teams started out slowly, with Akron failing to get much of anything going and Kent State mustering long drives only to see them derailed by turnovers. Finally, Kent State opened the scoring with a 23 yard run by HB Flowers. Forty seconds later Shelby was dancing in the endzone after returning an intercepted pitch 56 yards. Yet another Akron turnover lead to a 16 yard pass from QB Matt Hurdle to WR Allan Vanderink to make it three TDs in the final 2 minutes of the half. The Flashes then sought to take the air out of the ball and pushed their lead up to 31-0. Akron thwarted the shutout with 54 yard INT return. The Zips then got an onside kick and scored again but it was too little, too late.

    Defensive Player of the Game: J. Shelby: 7 tackles, 2 sacks, FF, FR, TD
    Offensive Player of the Game: D. Thornton: 15 carries, 112 yards
     
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    Kent State vs. Kansas

    Kent State Downs Kansas in Season Finale

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    (note WR AAron Robinson on the right side of the screen putting a CB on the ground immediately, then taking the safety out of the play, too)

    Kent State ended their rocky season on a high note and a 3 game winning streak. The Flashes upended Kansas in snowy Kent, Ohio. Kansas looked strong in the early going, scoring three touchdowns in the first quarter (including a 12 yard TAINT). Kent State stayed close, though, and did a good job of keeping the Kansas defense off-guard with a combination of running and passing. The Golden Flashes were able to adapt to the Kansas throw-first game plan and got the stops they needed in the second half while grinding away the clock on offense. HB Andre Flowers had 29 carries for 158 yards a score to lead the Flashes.
    Coach Thrillz had this to say," This was sort of like a bowl game for us. Last game of the season, against a big conference foe, and I arranged for the assistant coaches to douse me in Gator-ade after the win. It was a pretty festive atmosphere."
     

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