Kent State football defeats Delaware State in home opener

Stephen Means II

After suffering a huge loss last weekend to Illinois, Kent State (1-1) responded with a blowout win over Delaware State (0-2) 45-13.

“Any time you can bounce back and there’s a lot of things that you can put on tape and you can see how you can play, then it’s helpful,” coach Paul Haynes said.

Haynes did live up to last weekend’s statement that redshirt senior April Goss would see the field this season. Goss kicked an extra point to put the Flashes up 29-6 in the second quarter.  

“I’m not going to lie; I was kind of nervous,” Goss said. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time.”

Goss is the only female football player in the NCAA. She became just the second female to score a point in Football Bowl Subdivision history.

Her teammates were equally excited to see Goss take the field. The special teams unit carried her off the field as if she had just kicked a game-winning field goal.

The Flashes will travel to Minneapolis next Saturday to take on the University of Minnesota. Kick-off is at 12 p.m.

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