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Dri Archer makes the right call, will return to Kent State

BGSU-Kent-State-Dri-ArcherRunning back Dri Archer made it official on Friday, announcing that he will return to Kent State for his senior year.

“The decision has been made … I will be in a Kent State uniform for my senior season,” Archer announced on his Twitter feed. “I know this is a great choice. I am going to work and train harder than I ever have before to make this last go around the best time of my life.”

That’s excellent news for the Golden Flashes as Archer is the best offensive player in the MAC and one of the most exciting players in college football. As a junior, he led Kent State in rushing (1,482 yards, 16 touchdowns and 9.0 yards per carry), receptions (39 catches for 561 yards and four touchdowns) and averaged 36.9 yards per kickoff return with three touchdowns (before teams stopped kicking to him).

Archer’s decision will make coach Paul Haynes first year that much easier, especially as it features a schedule that calls for trips to Penn State and LSU.

(Photo by The Toledo Blade)

 

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Another year at Kent not a bad idea for Dri Archer

kfoot08-03With the best season in school history now in the books, it’s time for the Kent State football team to start focusing on the 2013 season and new coach Paul Haynes has a big challenge facing him right off the bat.

Namely, how to convince All-American running back Dri Archer that coming back for one more year at Kent is a good idea.

On the one hand, Archer’s stock will probably never be higher after leading the Golden Flashes in rushing (1,482 yards, 16 touchdowns and 9.0 yards per carry), receptions (39 catches for 561 yards and four touchdowns) and averaging 36.9 yards per kickoff return with three touchdowns (before teams stopped kicking to him).

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Kent State in the Sugar Bowl? Hey, it could happen

Kent State football coach Darrell Hazell may want to add Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to his Christmas list this year.

Especially if the Golden Flashes wind up spending New Year’s Day in New Orleans.

Kent State is currently ranked No. 17 in the latest Bowl Championship Series standings heading into Friday night’s MAC Championship game in Detroit. Win against Northern Illinois and the Golden Flashes just might find themselves in a major bowl game for the first time in school history.

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It’s Dri Archer’s world and the MAC is his playground

It’s Dri Archer’s world, and all the rest of the teams in the Mid-American Conference can do is watch in awe.

Archer ran for a career-high 241 yards and two touchdowns – on a 79-yard run and a 74-yard run – against the conference’s top-rated run defense as Kent State clinched its first East Division championship with a 31-24 win over Bowling Green on Saturday. The win guarantees the Golden Flashes a spot opposite Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship game in Detroit on Nov. 30.

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Kent State cracks the Top 25

Look who’s hit the college football big time!

For the first time in almost 40 years, the Kent State Golden Flashes have cracked the Associated Press ranking, coming in at No. 25 in the latest rankings.

We can honestly say we never thought we would see this day.

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Flashes ground and pound Zips to retain Wagon Wheel

Kent State kept the dream alive for another week, using the ground-and-pound offense to beat Akron, 35-24, and retain the Wagon Wheel for the third consecutive year.

The Golden Flashes were led by Traylon Durham, who finished with 107 yards rushing and three touchdowns, including the clincher on fourth-and-1 with 15 seconds left in the game; and Dri Archer, who ran for 126 yards and scored a touchdown. On the day, Kent State rushed for 261 yards, five touchdowns and an average of 6.5  yards per rush.

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