The Kent State Golden Flashes (1-1, 0-0 MAC) head into week three with a little bit of momentum after bouncing back from an embarrassing loss in week one. They defeated Delaware State, 45-13. The score would make it seem as if this was just your normal game, but it was not. HISTORY WAS MADE. April Goss kicked the extra point in the second quarter, and became only the second female to ever score in a Division I game in NCAA history. Would be pretty amazing to see this more often, if you ask me.
For Minnesota (1-1, 0-0 B1G) they have played two tough games to start the season. After shutting down CFP contender TCU in Minny on opening night, they followed up that performance by beating one of the more impressive G5 teams from the past few years in Colorado State in Colorado. The final score was 23-20, with the Gophers kicking the game winning field goal in OT.
Where and When
Game Time: Saturday, September 19th at 12:00 PM EDT
Where: TCF Bank Stadium
How To Watch/Listen
TV/Online Stream: The game will be broadcasted on the Big Ten Network. it will also be streamed live on the BTN website, as well as the BTN2Go mobile app.
Minnesota is a twenty-three point favorite at home vs. the Golden Flashes, with an over-under of 48.5, according to oddsshark.com
Players to Watch
Colin Reardon- after a disastrous start against the Illini in week one which included three interceptions, Reardon responded in week two with a much better performance. While that may been in part due to the drop in level of competition, if Reardon is able to make the right decisions and manage this game without turning the ball over, the Golden Flashes have a shot. Doing that against this defense that shut down TCU for the most part is going to be difficult, to say the least.
Minnesota's Secondary- After learning earlier this week that both starting safety Damarius Travis and his back-up Ace Rogers wouldn't be playing this weekend, the importance of this unit grew significantly in terms of how the game may end up. Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Jalen Myrick will be the two players who will determine whether or not the Gophers come out victorious, or if the MAC can get another win over a P5 school.