Kent State Golden Flashes Offense Key To Victory This Weekend vs South Alabama

By Joseph Lisi
Kent State
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The Kent State Golden Flashes have struggled in all facets of their offense in the 2013 season. The Golden Flashes are 2-5 and are coming off a disappointing loss to Ball State 27-24 last Saturday. However, Kent State has an opportunity this week against the South Alabama Jaguars to put the past behind them and score a victory against a non-conference foe.

The Golden Flashes are averaging 18.9 points per game and are ranked 109th in the nation in scoring offense. The Golden Flashes are 106th in the nation in passing (183.9 yards per game) and 81st in the nation in rushing (152.1 yards per game).

The schedule has been as tough as nails for the Golden Flashes this year. In their first seven ball games of the season, the team has faced an opposition with a combined record of 26-13.

In order for the Golden Flashes to get the victory on the road in South Alabama, Kent State must be able to throw the ball over the top of the Jaguars defense. South Alabama is giving up 260.2 yards per game and is allowing 30 points per game (92nd in the nation).

Kent State has been able to move the ball in back-to-back games against Ball State and Northern Illinois combining for 799 total yards for both games (399.5 yards average). The Golden Flashes have shown offensive life, averaging 26.6 points per game over the last three ball games.

The opportunity is there for Kent State to get on track. However, it will not be an easy contest with a feisty Jaguar team playing at home.

Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. at South Alabama.

Joseph Lisi is a MAC writer for, follow him on Twitter @GoForthe2, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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