For the Kent State Golden Flashes, this game against the Illinois Fighting Illini presents a perfect opportunity to fly the MAC flag after a B1G upset. Illinois is a solid opponent and hosts the Flashes, but noon games in week one are stuff of legends in the MAC. A slow state for Illinois or a fast start for Kent State and it could be one to watch as week one opens.
Be sure to check out Rocket’s preview here.
Date/Time: Saturday Sept 1 12:00PM
Location: Champaign, Ill. | Memorial Stadium (60,670)
Surface: Field Turf
Opposition Blog: The Champaign Room
Series Record: 1-0, Illinois (W in 2015)
TV: BTN (Mike Monaco, J Leman)
Streaming: BTN2Go pending cable provider
Radio: WHLO 640 AM (Ty Linder, Rob Polinsky)
Odds: Illinois -16, o/u 55.5
Weather: Partly cloudy, 84º