KENT: A seemingly safe lead turned out to be anything but for Kent State in its first Mid-American Conference game against Miami University Saturday.
KENT: Although Kent State finished its nonconference schedule Saturday in a 36-29 double-overtime loss at home to Marshall, the Golden Flashes have reasons to be encouraged.
MINNEAPOLIS: Minnesota had trouble moving the ball all afternoon against a mid-major opponent, and coach Jerry Kill was in a testy mood.
KENT: The Kent State football team accomplished what it was supposed to during its home opener on Saturday when it beat up tiny Delaware State in front of 15,091 wet and chilled fans in Dix Stadium.
KENT: Two greeting cards sit nearby and Pam Bitsko tries to will herself to address them, perhaps dreading the emotion the act will summon.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.: Wes Lunt passed for four touchdowns and Illinois routed Kent State 52-3 in the opener for both teams Saturday, a day after it was rescheduled because of lightning.