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IMAGE: Kent State beats Rutgers, 35-23, and advances to a six-game winning streak on Saturday, Oct. 27, at High Point Stadium
Kent State beats Rutgers, 35-23, and advances to a six-game winning streak on Saturday, Oct. 27, at High Point Stadium
IMAGE: Kent State's Golden Flashes celebrate their 35-23 victory over Rutgers on their flight home from High Point Stadium.
Kent State's Golden Flashes celebrate their 35-23 victory over Rutgers on their flight home from High Point Stadium.
IMAGE: Kent State running back Anthony Meray celebrates an interception against Towson during the home opener at Dix Stadium.
Kent State running back Anthony Meray celebrates an interception against Towson during the home opener at Dix Stadium.
IMAGE: Kent State wide receiver Josh Boyle hauls in a touchdown pass during the Golden Flashes' win over Western Michigan at Dix Stadium.
Kent State wide receiver Josh Boyle hauls in a touchdown pass during the Golden Flashes' win over Western Michigan at Dix Stadium.
IMAGE: Kent State football players celebrate after a hard-fought 41-24 win over Western Michigan Saturday afternoon at Dix Stadium.
Kent State football players celebrate after a hard-fought 41-24 win over Western Michigan Saturday afternoon at Dix Stadium.
  • IMAGE: Kent State beats Rutgers, 35-23, and advances to a six-game winning streak on Saturday, Oct. 27, at High Point Stadium
  • IMAGE: Kent State's Golden Flashes celebrate their 35-23 victory over Rutgers on their flight home from High Point Stadium.
  • IMAGE: Kent State running back Anthony Meray celebrates an interception against Towson during the home opener at Dix Stadium.
  • IMAGE: Kent State wide receiver Josh Boyle hauls in a touchdown pass during the Golden Flashes' win over Western Michigan at Dix Stadium.
  • IMAGE: Kent State football players celebrate after a hard-fought 41-24 win over Western Michigan Saturday afternoon at Dix Stadium.

Kent State Beats #15 Ranked Rutgers

Athletics | 10/28/2012
Kent State beats Rutgers, 35-23, and advances to a six-game winning streak on Saturday, Oct. 27, at High Point Stadium. This makes it the first time the Golden Flashes have beat a ranked team in 23 tries.

Facts In A Flash

  • Kent State has scored 41 or more points, four times this season, a feat accomplished just one other time in program history (1954).
  • Since Oct. 29, 2011, Kent State has won 10 of its last 12 games overall.
  • Over their last three contests, the Flashes are averaging 261.2 rushing yards a game.
  • Forcing six turnovers against Western Michigan, KSU raised its season turnover margin to plus-14.
  • The Flashes look to win six straight games in a season for the first time since 1940.
  • The Flashes have surpassed 400 yards of total offense four times, a feat only reached once last year.
  • Junior Dri Archer leads the nation in kick return average and all-purpose yards per game and is tied for third in the nation in scoring.
  • Archer had his fourth multi-touchdown game of the year against Western Michigan.
  • Sophomore tailback Trayion Durham ran for a career-high 124 yards against WMU and scored his sixth touchdown in his last four games.  Over his last five games, he is averaging 101.6 rushing yards.
  • Senior quarterback Spencer Keith threw his 39th career TD pass and eclipsed 7,000 yards passing.
  • Senior linebacker Luke Batton made 14 tackles, contributed to three turnovers and scored a touchdown against WMU.  In his last two games, he has made 30 tackles.
  • Senior Freddy Cortez has made his last eight field goal attempts and a season-long 46-yard against the Broncos. KSU's career leader in field goals, he also tied Josh Cribbs as Kent State's career scoring leader.
  • Kent State's offense has converted each of its last eight fourth down attempts, while the offensive line has allowed only one sack in three games.

The All-time Series
Rutgers leads the all-time series with Kent State 2-0. In the most recent meeting, the Scarlet Knights topped the Golden Flashes 29-21 in 2004.  Josh Cribbs threw for 311 yards and helped trim a 16-point deficit down to five (26-21) with an 18-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown run.  Kent State is 14-30 against current BIG EAST teams with wins over Temple, Syracuse, Louisville and Connecticut.

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