First look at Kent State

The Golden Flashes have been a dangerous team this year.

Kent State (8-1, 5-0 MAC) has won seven in a row, dating back to Sept. 19. Among those wins was a 35-23 road-victory against then No. 15 Rutgers. The team's only loss of the season came in Week 2 against Kentucky (47-14).

First in the MAC East standings, the Golden Flashes boast a great run game, which ranks 21st in the country, averaging 217.6 yards per contest.

Junior running back Dri Archer may not be big in stature, but he is no doubt KSU's biggest playmaker. He leads the team in rushing with 97 carries for 892 yards with 10 TDs and is also the team's leading receiver. Archer has tallied 25 catches for 333 yards and three TDs. Sophomore running back Trayion Durham is also a threat out of the backfield. Durham has rushed for 887 yards and 11 TDs.

Kent State, which ranks 36th in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 34 points per game, is not known for its passing attack, but senior signal caller Spencer Keith does a good job of being a game-manager. Keith has thrown for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns with only three interceptions.

The Golden Flashes are sixth in the MAC in total defense, allowing 408.6 yards per game, but lead the league in interceptions with 16.

Miami hosts Kent State Saturday, Nov. 3 at Yager Stadium.

Game time is 1 p.m.