September 24, 2007

Extra Points

Mistakes add up
Despite racking up 375 yards of offense, Kent State turned the ball over four times-two interceptions and a pair of fumbles-in the 27-20 loss at Akron.

"I thought we were absolutely our own worst enemy again," said Kent State head coach Doug Martin. "The only thing that can beat us right now are turnovers and that's what beat us today. Offensively, the fumbles really were the difference in the game. We drove up and down the field on Akron's defense; they had absolutely no answers for us. When you're going to stop yourself like that, and we have all season-that's been our Achilles heel. We've got to find a way to get that stopped and then we can be a very productive football team."

It's the snap
One of those turnovers came late in the second half when quarterback Julian Edelman couldn't secure a shotgun snap. The Zips-who had yet to cross midfield at that point in the game-took over possession at the Kent State 33-yard line and tied the score at 7-7 three plays later on a Carlton Jackson two-yard run.

The Golden Flashes nearly had another unforced turnover when Edelman and running back Eugene Jarvis couldn't complete a handoff.

"We had troubles with it; there's nothing else to say about it," said Edelman about the handoffs.

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