A week after playing Minnesota more closely than anyone could have possibly expected, the Golden Flashes of Kent State head back home to Dix Stadium to face Marshall.
The Flashes held their own last week at TCF Bank Stadium, especially on defense. The defense was able to hold the Golden Gophers' offense to 10 points, an impressive feat in and of itself. The offense was unable to sustain any of the momentum gained the previous week versus Delaware State, and the only score for the Flashes came from the defense on a fumble return.
Marshall heads to Kent State after a big win last week against Norfolk State, having defeated them 45-7. After losing to Ohio University the previous week, the matchup with Norfolk State was just what the Thundering Herd needed to get back on track. Freshman quarterback Chase Litton set a new school record by being the first freshman to throw for four touchdowns in his first career start.
Quick Game Info
Game time, date: Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. EST
Location: Dix Stadium in Kent, OH.
TV: The game will be broadcast on the American Sports Network.
Streaming: ESPN3.com, and also on the WatchESPN App.
Radio: The game can be heard on WHLO 640 AM, or you can use the Kent State iHeartRadio Station.
Odds: Kent State is viewed by most places as a 6-point home underdog.
Players to Watch
Colin Reardon (QB, Kent State)
For this Flashes team to have success on the offensive side of the ball, Reardon is going to have to continue to show signs of progression, and that starts with his decision making. So far on the season, Reardon is completing less than 50 percent of his passes, and his TD to INT ratio is 1-1 (Three of each). He has shown signs of improvement since the Illinois game, as he has not thrown an interception since the week one match-up against the Illini.
DeMetrius Monday (CB, Kent State)
You could say Minnesota caught a case of the Mondays last week. Demetrius Monday had two interceptions last week, and was solely responsible for all of the points on the score board for the Flashes in last week's matchup. Monday will be key in stopping the Herd's aerial attack led by freshman quarterback Chase Litton.
Chase Litton (QB, Marshall)
Litton was electrifying in his first career start last week against Norfolk State. This Kent State defense will be a true test of Litton's decision making, and if it is going to win this one on the road, Litton is going to have to play a key role.
Raheim Huskey (LB, Marshall)
Huskey has played a key part in the Herd defense so far this season, and last week was no different. Against Norfolk State, Huskey had 10 total tackles, and helped hold the Spartans to less than 200 yards of total offense. Going against the Flashes, he is going to need to continue his recent success if they are going to stop Kent State's offense.