Kent State senior running back Trayion Durham was expected to carry the load for the Golden Flashes this season now that Dri Archer is in the NFL, but offseason foot surgery has put part of his season in question. The big back hasn't fully recovered from his operation and has yet to go full-go in a practice this fall. According to Allen Moff of the Record-Courier he could miss Saturday's season-opener against Ohio.
Kent State RB Trayion Durham did not participate in team drills again today (foot). Coach Haynes: "He's probably still questionable."— Allen Moff (@AllenMoff_RC) August 28, 2014
This would be a big blow to the Golden Flashes' for this match up, as they'd be forced to turn to senior Anthony Meray for the bulk of the carries. Meray managed just 254 yards and one touchdown on 54 carries in 2013.
The Flashes are also still mourning the loss of junior center Jason Bitsko, who passed suddenly, in his sleep, last week.