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Reports: Kent State QB Nick Holley to undergo MRI, status unknown for game vs. Louisville

Holley suffered the injury in the second quarter of KSU’s loss to Marshall.


It’s a story well known to Kent State fans by now: promising prospect at a key offensive position is injured and possibly out for an extended time.

Indeed, that’s the case for quarterback Nick Holley, who is undergoing an MRI to survey potential damage to his knee after leaving Saturday’s game vs. Marshall with an injury in Kent State’s 24-0 loss to the Thundering Herd.

The news was reported by Elton Alexander of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

This is a potentially significant loss for Kent State, who is already missing backup QB Mylik Mitchell with a knee injury suffered in training camp. This leaves redshirt junior George Bollas and true freshman Dustin Crum as quarterback options for the Golden Flashes ahead of the team’s trip to #14 Louisville.

Head Coach Paul Haynes also mentioned burning the redshirt of freshman QB Will Phillis as a potential option in a press conference Monday afternoon.

Bollas has been a bullpen reliever of sorts in his career at Kent State, accumulating 1,223 passing yards, four touchdowns and nine interceptions in his game appearances. He went 4-of-12 for 55 yards and one interception in relief of Holley against Marshall and was sacked three times.

Crum, meanwhile, saw his first game action on Saturday, going 3-of-5 for 66 yards passing. He was sacked four times.