The Kent State Golden Flashes (0-2) take on an FCS opponent, the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (1-1) on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Dix Stadium.

With 220 yards of total offense per game (fifth-worst) and 515.5 yards allowed per game on defense (eighth-worst), Kent State has been playing poorly on both sides of the ball this season. Things have been positive for Cent. Conn. St. on both sides of the ball, as it is putting up 37 points per game (19th-best) and ceding just 16.5 points per game (18th-best).

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Kent State vs. Cent. Conn. St. Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Kent, Ohio
  • Venue: Dix Stadium

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Kent State vs. Cent. Conn. St. Key Statistics

Kent State Cent. Conn. St.
220 (128th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 474 (13th)
515.5 (117th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 199.5 (12th)
60.5 (123rd) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 204 (21st)
159.5 (116th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 270 (12th)
2 (34th) Turnovers (Rank) 0 (1st)
3 (48th) Takeaways (Rank) 0 (53rd)

Kent State Stats Leaders

  • Michael Alaimo has 319 pass yards for Kent State, completing 47.9% of his passes and two interceptions this season.
  • The team's top rusher, Gavin Garcia, has carried the ball 36 times for 113 yards (56.5 per game).
  • Xavier Williams has racked up 16 yards on nine carries.
  • Trell Harris' leads his squad with 114 yards as a receiver. He's racked up that yardage on eight receptions (out of 13 targets).
  • Chrishon McCray has hauled in four receptions totaling 94 yards so far this campaign.
  • Justin Holmes' six receptions are good enough for 69 yards.

Cent. Conn. St. Stats Leaders

  • C.J. Duell leads Cent. Conn. St. with 534 yards on 35-of-53 passing with three touchdowns compared to zero interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 36 rushing yards (18 ypg) on 13 carries.
  • Malik Thomas has rushed 17 times for 107 yards, with one touchdown.
  • Davion Johnson has 122 receiving yards (61 ypg) on 10 catches while collecting 101 rushing yards on six attempts with one touchdown.
  • Isiah Williams has totaled 13 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 156 (78 yards per game). He's been targeted 16 times and has one touchdown.
  • Delvin Attafah's eight targets have resulted in six grabs for 101 yards.

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