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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...

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.

Two football players receive MAC honors for performances in division-clinching win over Miami

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 2, 2021

The Kent State football team, one week after sweeping the Mid-American Conference East Division weekly awards, had two players receive the honors following the team's division-clinching win over Miami. Graduate...

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...

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...

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

Football takes down undefeated Northern Illinois, takes sole possession of first place in East

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 4, 2021

The Kent State football team’s matchup against Northern Illinois University had a lot of hype going into the game. Not only was it a potential Mid-American Conference Championship Game preview, but...

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Brandon Coleman celebrates during Kent State Universitys 34-27 win over Ohio University on Oct. 23 in Athens, Ohio. 

Football gets close win to stay in first place

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor October 23, 2021

Seven plays, 75 yards and 92 seconds. That’s all it took for the Kent State football team to score a touchdown to begin the second half with a three-score lead over Ohio University. The Bobcats had...

Crawford Building

Crawford Building

A rendering of Crawford Hall, what will be the new building for the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, formerly known as the College of Business Administration. The Kent State...

The Kent State football teams defense prepares to run a play against Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Saturday Oct. 16. 

Third-quarter woes continue as football loses first MAC game

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor October 16, 2021

The Kent State football team has been outscored in the third quarter 109-30 over its first seven games. That lingering issue would be KSU’s downfall in its 64-31 loss to Western Michigan University. “We...

Sophomore Marquez Cooper, number 1, rushes through the Bowling Green State Universitys defensive during the football game on Oct. 2, 2021. Kent State won 27-20.

Crum leads game-winning drive in MAC opener

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor October 3, 2021

The Kent State football team had the ball with under 10 minutes and were looking to drive down field to break the 20-20 tie against Bowling Green State University. An illegal below-the-waist block made...

Graduate student Nykeim Johnson (82) runs into the end zone to score a touch down during the football game against Virginia Military Institute. Kent State won 60-10.

Kent State football prepares for first MAC conference game

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor September 30, 2021

The Kent State football team heads into the Mid-American Conference play with a 1-3 record. That record can be deceiving, however, as the Flashes three losses have come against Texas A&M and Iowa,...

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