The Ohio Bobcats are currently at a interesting place in their season. After starting 5-1, Ohio has now lost three straight and has gone from a dark horse contender in the MAC to a team just hoping to get on track.
The Bobcats' opponent Tuesday are the Kent State Golden Flashes, who like Ohio is 2-3 in the MAC. With three weeks left in the season, the winner of this game moves to .500 in the MAC with a chance to finish second in the MAC East. Because let's face it, no one is going to catch Bowling Green.
Quick Game Info
Game time, date: The game is Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m.
Location: Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio
Radio: All Ohio games air live on the IMG Radio Network. For those living near Kent, the game be heard on 1350 AM in Akron.
Online Streaming: The game can streaming via Watch ESPN.
Players to Watch
Quentin Poling (LB, Ohio) - Poling practiced last week after missing time due to a knee injury and with him back in the middle, Ohio's defense is instantly better.
Sebastian Smith (WR, Ohio) - Smith has become Ohio's best playmaker on the outside this season and whether Derrius Vick or J.D. Sprague is under center, he figures to be Ohio's primary target in the passing game again.
Daz'mond Patterson (RB, Ohio) - Coach Frank Solich talked this week about getting back to running the ball more and with Papi White out and A.J. Ouellette seemingly out of the rotation, Patterson will be the one getting most of the carries.
Colin Reardon and George Bollas (QBs, Kent State) - Both quarterbacks will play against Ohio and both will be key to Kent State winning on the road. In the past few weeks, Ohio has been beaten when offense's get rolling. For Kent, that falls on Reardon and Bollas' shoulders.
Trayion Durham (RB, Kent State) - Ohio has lost this season when teams score a lot in bunches. That's not really Kent identity, but if a player is going to break a big play against the Bobcats, Durham has as good a chance as any.