2007 Kent State Golden Flashes Football Preview
2007 Kent State Golden Flashes season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Kent State Golden Flashes football preview as well as the 2007 Kent State Golden Flashes Football Schedule. If you are college football betting against the college football odds consider Maddux's winning NCAA football picks.
Coach: Doug Martin (4th year at Kent State)
Team Name: Golden Flashes
2006 Overall Record: 6-6
Returning Starters: 16
Last season the Kent State Golden Flash (6- 6 overall, 5- 3 MAC) finished second in the East division. The club has not been to a bowl game since 1972 when it lost to Tampa 18- 21 in the Tangerine Bowl. With an improved rushing attack that was rated 39th nationally in 2006 and 117th in 2005 and plenty of returning talent on the frontline and at running back, Kent State could be a contender.
Junior Julian Edelman (55.4% COMP, 1,859 YDs, 10 TDs, 11 INTs) was a late JUNCO transfer who started as the third QB and became the starter when the season opened. He played well, although folks hope this season he can complete more passes and throw fewer INTs. One of the reasons the Golden Flashes running game improved so much was Edelman's ability to scamper. Last year, he gained 658 yards on the ground. The other reason the rushing attack prospered had to do with versatile RB Eugene Jarvis. Jarvis showed that he could run, gaining 798 YDs and making 3 TDs. Jarvis also caught 16 passes for 126 yards. Just about everyone returns to the frontline while the receiving corps have recruited some fine new talent to fill out the ranks.
The defense played well last season, holding opponents to 20.1 PPG. The secondary was especially tough. CB Jack William returns having snagged 4 interceptions. The front unit put pressure on QBs. Sophomore BLB Kevin Hogan returns as the sack leader with 7.5. The team will be without pass rush specialist All-American Daniel Muir. Coaches believe there's enough depth to make up for his loss.
Kent State has not had a winning season in the new century. Last year's 6 and 6 mark may portend of better things to come. Ohio is a swing game. If State wins that one, they could finish 8- 4! Pull an upset against either Iowa State, Kentucky, Ohio State or Central Michigan and the Golden Flashes will have a golden season. You never know.
Kent State Golden Flashes Football Schedule
|Aug 30||Iowa St||Away|
|Sep 15||Delaware St||Home|
|Oct 6||Miami Oh||Home|
|Oct 13||Ohio St||Away|
|Oct 20||Bowling Green||Home|
|Oct 27||C Michigan||Home|
|Nov 10||N Illinois||Away|
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