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Kent State’s shock onside kick to begin sport backfires in worst method potential

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Kent State wished to realize speedy momentum of their sport Saturday afternoon – nevertheless, they bought something however.

The Flashes have been set to kick to Jap Michigan, however to the Eagles’ shock, Kent State went for the onside kick as an alternative.

It did not work out, as Jap Michigan’s Kendric Nowling was in a position to get better it. And he gained possession of the ball standing up with room to run.

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Jap Michigan Eagles working again Samson Evans runs for a landing in opposition to the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday Oct. 14, 2023, at Rynearson Discipline in Ypsilanti, Michigan. (Steven King/Icon Sportswire through Getty Pictures)

So, he took off, and as an alternative of what Kent State thought was the worst-case situation in merely simply taking part in protection at their very own 45-yard line, Nowling took all of it the best way to the home for a game-opening kick return for a landing.

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That was the start of Kent State’s 28-14 loss to the Eagles, as they fell to 1-6 on the season.

Kent State was held scoreless till the tip of the third quarter. Of their first 9 drives, they punted 5 instances, turned it over on downs twice and fumbled as soon as. The opposite was the tip of the primary half. The Flashes additionally misplaced fumbles on two of their three remaining drives as they tried to come back again.

It was an unpleasant sport in ugly climate total, as each groups mixed for 18 punts. Kent State really outgained EMU, 343-218, however they have been unable to struggle again from their try at speedy satisfaction.

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The Jap Michigan Eagles break via their concrete wall to take the sector for the Kent State Golden Flashes sport on Saturday Oct. 14, 2023, at Rynearson Discipline. (Steven King/Icon Sportswire through Getty Pictures)

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After their fourth consecutive loss, Kent State will host Buffalo subsequent week. Saturday was Jap Michigan’s second-straight win, and they’ll head to Northern Illinois subsequent week.



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