Kent State (3-6, 2-3 Mid-American Conference) will travel to Athens, Ohio on Tuesday to take on Ohio University (5-4, 2-3 MAC).
Kent State and Ohio are currently tied for first place in the MAC East standings.
The Flashes are looking to avenge last season opening loss to the Bobcats, 17-14. Senior kicker Josiah Yazdan nailed a 44-yard field goal as time expired to win the game.
The Bobcats come into the game ranked fifth in the MAC in passing offense and efficiency, like the Flashes, have a short turnaround from their previous game but with one extra day of preparation.
The Flashes played Thursday at Dix Stadium with a loss to the University of Buffalo 18-17.
Senior quarterback Derrius Vick currently ranks 31st in the country in completion percentage and senior running back Daz’mond Patterson leads the Bobcats with eight rushing touchdowns.
Defensively, the Bobcats are led by sophomore linebacker Quentin Poling with two interceptions, two forced fumbles, three sacks and 40 tackles. Senior safety Nathan Carpenter adds two picks, two fumble recoveries and 32 tackles.
The game will air on ESPNU with kickoff at 8pm.
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