Jarvis to return to the field

Lance Lysowski

Senior running back Eugene Jarvis isn’t done yet.

After sitting out the past seven games with a groin injury, Jarvis practiced this week for Kent State and could see “spot duty” today against Temple today.

Jarvis, the Football Bowl Subdivision’s leading career rusher and a team captain for the Flashes, injured his groin muscle in the team’s season opening victory over Murray State.

Trainers cleared him to play three weeks later, but Jarvis has not felt up to the task of returning to the field until this week. Just one month ago, Kent State coach Doug Martin all but ruled out the sixth-year senior for the rest of the season.

In practice on Tuesday, Jarvis saw limited action and if he does make an appearance against the first-place Owls, it is expected he will see time alongside junior running back Jacquise “Speedy” Terry, sophomore running back Dri Archer and senior running back Andre Flowers.

Jarvis will be a welcomed addition to Martin’s offense as Terry left last week’s win against Ball State with a shoulder injury and Archer’s fumbling woes have become an issue.

The Flashes are looking to extend their two-game winning streak today against Temple at 2 p.m.

-Lance Lysowski