Football Bowl Game Information Coming Sunday EveningPosted Dec. 1, 2012
Following the Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship game on Friday, Nov. 30, in Detroit, the Kent State University football team is bound for a bowl game. The announcement of which bowl game the Golden Flashes will play in is expected to be made Sunday, Dec. 2, in the evening. For information about the game, as well as ticket and travel packages, visit www.kentstatesports.com.
The Kent State Golden Flashes football team claimed the program's first MAC East Division title with a perfect 8-0 record and an 11-1 overall mark. Kent State will be playing in its third bowl game in program history. Kent State's first bowl appearance was in 1954, and the last one was in 1972. The 40-year bowl drought is the second longest in the nation.
In addition to a perfect conference record, Kent State head football coach Darrell Hazell was named MAC Coach of the Year and is a semifinalist for National Coach of the Year. Dri Archerwas named MAC Special Teams Player of the Year and broke Kent State's single-season record for touchdowns. Nine Golden Flashes earned All-MAC honors, including three on the first team. Tackle Brian Winters became the second player in program history to get selected to play in the Senior Bowl.
For more information about Kent State Athletics and the upcoming bowl game, visit www.kentstatesports.com.