Kent State football team picked sixth in preseason poll

Nick Walton

Mid-American Conference media members picked Kent State to finish in sixth place in their division in the conference’s Football Media Preview in Detroit.

Media members predicted Buffalo to win the East Division and Central Michigan to win the West Division and the MAC Championship.

Despite being picked low in the division, senior running back Eugene Jarvis isn’t taking the poll seriously.

Preseason Predictions






5.Bowling Green

6.Kent State



1.Central Michigan

2.Western Michigan

3.Northern Illinois


5.Ball State

6.Eastern Michigan

“When it’s all said and done the games are not won in the media room,” Jarvis said. “You can use it as motivation and that’s what we do because we’re always at the bottom of the poll but as of right now we don’t pay that no mind.”

Jarvis is returning for his final season after missing three games because of an ankle injury last season.

After finishing 4-8 overall and 3-5 in the conference, the Flashes will have to replace multiple starters from last season’s team including quarterback Julian Edelman. Coach Doug Martin said senior quarterback Anthony Magazu and sophomore quarterback Giorgio Morgan will compete for the starting job.

“We’re going to let those guys compete during two-a-days and see how they do,” Martin said. “They both had really productive springs and we feel comfortable with both of them but we will name a starter by the end of two-a-days.”

Kent State will open the season September 3 against Coastal Carolina.

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-Nick Walton