Ohio University shuts out Flashes in 27-0 loss


Head coach Paul Haynes walks off the field with his players after losing to the University at Buffalo on Thursday Nov. 5, 2015. The Flashes lost 18-17.

Stephen Means II

Kent State’s football team (3-7, 2-4 Mid-American Conference) was held to only 191 yards of total offense in a 27-0 shutout loss to Ohio University (6-4, 3-3 MAC).

“We have to be able to put points on the board,” said coach Paul Haynes. “That’s the one thing we are not doing, and we have to figure out why.”

It’s the second game this season that the Flashes have been held scoreless.

The loss also gives Kent State its third straight losing season under Haynes and second consecutive loss to the Bobcats.

“It’s tough,” Haynes said. “It’s the end of the year and you’re not doing very well and it’s tough to keep the motivation. Our guys will fight to the end and we’ll go back and figure out…what we need to do to fix things.”

The Bobcats were lead by fifth-year senior quarterback Derrius Vick with 180 total yards and two touchdowns.

Freshman quarterback George Bollas lead the way for the Flashes with 111 passing yards and two interceptions. Junior safety Nate Holley lead the way defensively with 13 tackles while junior safety Elcee Refuge added two sacks.

The Flashes have two games remaining in the season against Central Michigan University and University of Akron.

The game against Central Michigan will be Kent State’s final home game of the year. Kick-off is Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. at Dix Stadium.

Stephen Means is a sports reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected].