The Kent State Golden Flashes had a bye week after their huge win over the Fighting Illini of Illinois. "We definitely spent a lot of time celebrating that victory, but we knew we had a tough game coming up against Akron." Flashes coach Andrew Profio said. Every time these two teams gets together, it is a hard fought game. 2012 was no exception, but in the end it was the Flashes beating the Zips 21-17. "Just a good game between bitter rivals. We expected their best and we got it." Profio said. The first quarter was a defensive battle with both teams failing to get any thing going. It wasn't until late in the 2nd quarter when Dri Archer found the endzone on a 1 yard run. Kent's d would force a 3 and out to give their offense the ball back. Senior Quatberack Spencer Keith found his old friend WR Tyshon Goode for a 28 yard touchdown strike. Kent held the halftime lead 14-0. "We were very pleased to get two scores right before half. Proud of our whole team for their play late." Coach said. Well the Golden Flashes momentum wouldn't last very long, as the 3rd quarter belonged to the Zips. They finally got on the board with a 46 yard field goal to bring the score to 14-3. They would add two touchdown passes to take a 17-14 lead going into the 4th quarter. "That hurt, we really thought we had the game. That was my fault for letting the team get too laxed." Profio said. Kent needed to score, and that they did. Keith found Matthew Hurdle for a 15 yard touchdown. The problem however was that Kent left Akron a lot of time on the board. The Flashes d would step up, as they have all season, and not allow the Zips to get anything going offensively. Same good hard running from senior back Dri Archer would preserve the 21-17 victory for the Flashes. "I am extremely proud of our kids' resolve today. This community should be proud of this team, and come out and support us. We are now 2-2 and looking to continue our momentum." Profio said after the game. Kent State players celebrating with KSU President Lester Lefton. The Wagon Wheel is in the background.