November 17, 2007

Slide continues at Temple

Philadelphia, Pa.-- Sophomore running back Eugene Jarvis, the leading rusher in the Mid-American Conference, managed just 66 yards on 13 carries as Kent State lost, 24-14, to Temple Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

The Golden Flashes (3-8, 1-6 in the MAC) were faced with a loaded line of scrimmage throughout the game, forcing sophomore Jon Brown to make plays. The fourth quarter back on the depth chart a month ago, Brown was forced into the starting lineup after freshman Giorgio Morgan was lost for the season last week with a knee injury suffered against Northern Illinois.

Brown threw four interceptions, all in the second half, and was 11 for 27 passing for just 76 yards.

"We didn't play," Kent State coach Doug Martin said. "It wasn't just the quarterback. We didn't play well as whole."

The offense managed a season low 124 yards and scored its only touchdown in the first quarter after a 21-yard Jarvis run. Other than that score, the offense failed to even get close to kicker Nate Reed's field goal range.

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