Kent State Golden Flashes Football Schedule
The Mid-American Conference is getting more powerful every season on
the national stage, where over the last few years, MAC teams have made their presence felt in the postseason bowl circuit.
Within the conference, the teams compete as bitter rivals, with many storied battles between teams very familiar with each
other. The Kent State Golden Flashes are in the midst of a tough season of blowout loses and heartbreaking near-wins. The
program and their loyal fans know that there is still time to turn this season around and looking ahead at the Golden Flashes
schedule, there are a few games that stand out for their fans.
On October 11, the University of Massachusetts Minutemen
travel to Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio in a battle to to get out of the cellar. Only one team can walk away with their first
win of the season, and the Golden Flashes and Minutemen will fight until the last whistle for the coveted victory. The Golden
Flashes have proven that they can score points and their defense will have a lot to prove to their home fans when they face
off against UMass. Though they are still without a win in 2014, the Minutemen are the 21st ranked passing offense in the country,
averaging over 318 years in the air per game. They will definitely be looking to go deep often against the Golden Flashes,
who will be confident that their crowd will get loud to help them stop Minutemen quarterback,Blake Frohnapfel, and his talented
corp of receivers. This is a must win for Kent State and their fanbase will be ready to turn up the heat against the visitors.
must-see matchup remaining on the schedule for the Golden Flashes is the final home game of the season against the Akron Zips,
their most hated rivals, on November 25. There is a lot of emotion during the season's final home game, when may Golden Flashed
players will play their final game at Dix Stadium. The Zips are enjoying a nice season and will no doubt be vying for the
conference championship when these two teams meet in Kent. Akron boasts a very stingy defense that is only allowing 17 points
a game, so the Golden Flashes will need to put together a strong game plan to break through the goal line against this tough
defense. Golden Flashes quarterback Colin Reardon is trying to put the offense on his back every game, but if the squad wants
to come away with a win against their rivals, then they are going to have to get their running game going. The Golden Flashes
need their fans support more than ever, so get your tickets to Dix Stadium today and help cheer them on to a victory.
Kent State Golden Flashes Football Conference
The Mid-American Conference, featuring 12 proud programs, has been
wowing sports fans in the Great Lakes region of the United States since 1946. As with many of the conferences in college football,
the MAC has had quite a shift in membership over the last few years, but the current members make the conference as strong
as ever. This powerful group of schools has sent many incredible football players on to the NFL, especially at the quarterback
position. The MAC has been nicknamed the "Conference of Quarterback" because they have a legacy as of late for sending NFL
ready quarterback to the NFL. Players like Ben Roethlisberger,Daunte Culpepper, Byron Leftwich, and Chad Pennington all made
the jump, but it should be called the "Conference of Wide Receivers". Players like Domenik Hixon, Antonio Brown, Josh Cribbs,
Victor Cruz, Lance Moore, Greg Jennings, and Brandon Marshall are all products of the Mid-Atlantic Conference. In 2014, you
will need to pay attention to one of the hottest college football conferences in the country to see many of the NFL's stars
Kent State Golden Flashes Football History
The Kent State Golden Flashes have been playing
football in Kent, Ohio since 1920 and they have been thrilling their fans and community every season since. The Golden Flashes
hit their stride in the 1970's, when the program won their first and only Mid-American Football Championship. In 1972, the
Kent State Golden Flashes were affectionately known as the "James Gang", after their Head Coach Don James. The team was led
by star players Jack Lambert, Nick Saban, Larry Poole and Cedrick Brown, who made history in Kent by taking the team to their
first ever bowl game. The Golden Flashes took on the Tampa Spartans in the Tangerine Bowl, and though they lost the game,
the 1972 season is one that will never be forgotten in Kent.
Kent State Golden Flashes Fan Experience
football is in full swing and the season is off to a hot start. There have been many exciting games already with more than
a few upsets. Fans have every reason to cheer with hot matchups up and down the schedule every week. In Kent, Ohio, the Golden
Flashes play their home games at Dix Stadium, which is a sea of blue and gold on game days. With seating for over 25,000 screaming
fans, Dix Stadium has been the site of some of the most exciting games in the Mid-American Conference since it opened in 1969.
Between epic tailgating in the parking lots before the game and amazing spirit throughout the game, Dix Stadium is a must
visit for anyone who loves college football. As the season heats up, tickets to see the Kent State Golden Flashes will be
more and more in demand, so head to StubHub today to secure your tickets to Dix Stadium for 2014 today.
State Golden Flashes Football Trivia
What is the Wagon Wheel?
The Wagon Wheel is the trophy for the annual winner
of the clash between the Kent State Golden Flashes and their in-state rivals, the Akron Zips. Set only 10 miles apart, the
two universities have been competing for the revered trophy since 1946. The wheel is painted blue and gold, which happens
to be the colors for both schools.