Through 3 Quarters
A great path to victory is to simply outgain your opponent on the field, and that’s working so far for the Kent State Golden Flashes (with 611 yards vs. 299 yards). Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Akron Zips 55-28 three quarters in. Kent State has been led by QB Dustin Crum, who so far has passed for three TDs and 348 yards on 25 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 104 yards.
Crum has led the way so far for the Golden Flashes, as he has passed for three TDs and 348 yards on 25 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 104 yards. Near the top of the highlight reel was Crum’s 75-yard TD bomb to WR Isaiah McKoy in the second quarter.
Kent State has been a nightmare for Akron’s offensive line with four sacks already. We’ll see how many sacks Kent State can scare up the rest of the game.
Akron @ Kent State
Current Records: Akron 0-2; Kent State 2-0
What to Know
Get ready for a Mid-American battle as the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Akron Zips will face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday at Dix Stadium. Kent State should still be feeling good after a win, while Akron will be looking to right the ship.
When you finish with 302 more yards than your opponent like the Golden Flashes did on Tuesday, a favorable outcome is almost sure to follow. They claimed a resounding 62-24 victory over the Bowling Green Falcons on the road. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Kent State had established a 45-10 advantage. Kent State QB Dustin Crum was slinging it as he passed for four TDs and 271 yards on 27 attempts. Near the top of the highlight reel was Crum’s 55-yard TD bomb to WR Ja’Shaun Poke in the second quarter.
Meanwhile, Akron came up short against the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday, falling 24-10. RB Teon Dollard put forth a good effort for the losing side as he picked up 165 yards on the ground on 22 carries.
Kent State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 25.5-point margin of victory. Those taking them against the spread are banking on an outcome similar to that of the team’s matchup on Tuesday, where they covered a 20.5-point spread.
Everything went the Golden Flashes’ way against the Zips when the two teams previously met in October of last year as they made off with a 26-3 win. Will Kent State repeat their success, or does Akron have a better game plan this time around? We’ll find out soon enough.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Dix Stadium — Kent, Ohio
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Golden Flashes are a big 25.5-point favorite against the Zips, according to the latest college football odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Golden Flashes, as the game opened with the Golden Flashes as a 24-point favorite.
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Akron have won four out of their last five games against Kent State.
- Oct 12, 2019 – Kent State 26 vs. Akron 3
- Oct 20, 2018 – Akron 24 vs. Kent State 23
- Nov 21, 2017 – Akron 24 vs. Kent State 14
- Oct 01, 2016 – Akron 31 vs. Kent State 27
- Nov 27, 2015 – Akron 20 vs. Kent State 0
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