Ohio @ Kent State
Current Records: Ohio 2-2; Kent State 1-3
What to Know
A Mid-American battle is on tap between the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Ohio Bobcats at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Dix Stadium. Ohio will be strutting in after a victory while Kent State will be stumbling in from a defeat.
The contest between the Golden Flashes and the Georgia Bulldogs last week was not a total blowout, but with Kent State falling 39-22 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. RB Marquez Cooper put forth a good effort for the losing side as he punched in one rushing touchdown.
Special teams collected ten points for Kent State. K Andrew Glass delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Meanwhile, don't be fooled by the insanely high score: we promise Ohio and the Fordham Rams were playing football. The Bobcats walked away with a 59-52 win last week. The win came about even with them handicapping themselves with 117 penalty yards. QB Kurtis Rourke had a dynamite game for Ohio; he passed for four TDs and 537 yards on 50 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 45 yards. Rourke's performance made up for a slower matchup against the Iowa State Cyclones two weeks ago.
The Golden Flashes are the favorite in this one, with an expected 12.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.
Kent State is now 1-3 while Ohio sits at 2-2. The Bobcats are 0-1 after wins this year, and Kent State is 1-1 after losses.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Dix Stadium -- Kent, Ohio
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $39.90
The Golden Flashes are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Bobcats, according to the latest college football odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Golden Flashes as a 7.5-point favorite.
Ohio have won five out of their last six games against Kent State.
- Oct 23, 2021 - Kent State 34 vs. Ohio 27
- Oct 19, 2019 - Ohio 45 vs. Kent State 38
- Oct 06, 2018 - Ohio 27 vs. Kent State 26
- Oct 21, 2017 - Ohio 48 vs. Kent State 3
- Oct 22, 2016 - Ohio 14 vs. Kent State 10
- Nov 10, 2015 - Ohio 27 vs. Kent State 0