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Kent States Marquez Cooper pushes off against a Wisconsin defender during first half action at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho. Kent State lost the game 52-38. Photo by Bob Christy/Courtesy of Kent State University

Kent State loses Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 21, 2021

The Kent State football team has lived and died by its run defense this season.And for the second straight game, the Flashes died by it in the most crucial part of their season. Kent State was defeated...

Quarterback Dustin Crum (7) runs the ball into the end zone during the football game against Miami University on Nov. 27, 2021. Kent State beat Miami University 48-47 in overtime.

One Last Chance: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Preview

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 20, 2021

When graduate student quarterback Dustin Crum and the other 26 percent of the Kent State football roster set to graduate after this season first came to the team in 2017, it was quite the different program.The...

Graduate student running back Xavier Williams (2) runs the ball during the MAC Championship against Northern Illinois University in Detroit, Michigan on Dec. 04, 2021. Kent State lost to NIU 41-23.

Football loses rematch to Northern Illinois in MAC Championship Game

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 4, 2021

Kent State football coach Sean Lewis repeated the same mantra all-season long.“We need to run the ball well, and we need to stop the run. We do that, we win.” Lewis credits that style of play to what...

Head coach Sean Lewis rings the Starner Victory Bell to celebrate the Kent State Football team beating Miami University and advancing to the MAC championship.

49 years in the making: A Kent State football MAC Championship preview

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 2, 2021

It has been 49 years since the Kent State football team won its first and only MAC Championship. The Flashes came close in 2012, winning their first East Division title and advancing to the MAC Championship...

Sophomore running back Marquez Cooper (1) runs the ball during the football game against Miami University on Nov. 27, 2021. Kent State beat Miami 48-47 in overtime.

Dustin Crum named MAC Player of the Year; seven football players named to All-MAC team

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 2, 2021

Graduate student quarterback Dustin Crum won the Vern Smith Leadership Award given to the Mid-American Conference’s Player of the Year. Crum is the first KSU player to win the award since 1987, when...

Quarterback Dustin Crum (7) runs the ball into the end zone during the football game against Miami University on Nov. 27, 2021. Kent State beat Miami University 48-47 in overtime.

Football beats Miami, advances to MAC Championship

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 27, 2021

Miami had immediately struck back after the Kent State football team’s overtime touchdown on a booming throw from sophomore quarterback Brett Gabbert to redshirt junior wide receiver Jalen Walker for...

Marquez Cooper rushes in for a fourth quarter touchdown during Kent States 52-47 win over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night. 

Football to play for division title at Dix Stadium

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 26, 2021

It all comes down to this. After 11 weeks of ups and downs, victories and defeats, the Kent State football team heads into its regular season finale against Miami tied for first place with the very team...

Quarterback Dustin Crum dives forward to end a first down run during Kent States 52-47 win over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night. 

Flashes sweep MAC weekly honors for second time this season

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 24, 2021

After its commanding shutout against Akron, the Kent State football team swept the Mid-American Conference East Division weekly awards for the second time in three weeks. Graduate student quarterback...

Graduate student quarterback Dustin Crum runs during the Kent State football teams win against Akron on Saturday, Nov. 20 in Akron, Ohio.

Football wallops Akron, becomes bowl eligible

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 20, 2021

Maybe it was because the Kent State Football team was playing for the Wagon Wheel.Or because of the coaching change made on defense. Or because a win would make KSU bowl eligible. Or because a win would...

Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Dante Cephas, number 14, gets pushed out of bounds by a Bowling Green State University player during the football game on Oct. 2, 2021. The Golden Flashes won 27-20 in their homecoming weekend game.

Football ready to play for the Wagon Wheel Saturday

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 19, 2021

The Kent State football team is coming off a tough last 10 days.The Flashes were dominated by Central Michigan 54-30, it was the fourth Mid-American Conference game this season where they allowed 48+ points. KSU’s...

Quarterback Dustin Crum dives forward to end a first down run during Kent States 52-47 win over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night. 

Three different football team members named conference player of the week

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 10, 2021

After an important win over Northern Illinois, the Kent State football team swept the Mid-American Conference weekly honors as three players were recognized for their performances.Graduate student quarterback...

Marquez Cooper runs it down field during Kent States 52-47 win over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night. 

Football heads into last set of games with a division title in sight

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 9, 2021

The Kent State football team is coming off its biggest win of the season, knocking off undefeated Northern Illinois in one of the largest matchups in Dix Stadium history. But the Flashes face another...

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