WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Army finally has something positive to build on, even if the deck is stacked against it.
Fresh from a rousing victory over Boston College, its first of the season after four straight losses, Army meets Kent State (4-1) on Saturday at Michie Stadium knowing full well that continuing the momentum supplied by Trent Steelman's game-winning touchdown in the final minute against the Eagles could be fleeting.
Army has not won back-to-back games in two years and has lost eight straight games following victories.
Kent State is off to its best start since 1977 and has won three straight, two of them on the road. Offensively, the Golden Flashes are averaging 401.6 yards and 32.8 points per game, and their ground game has been potent, too, averaging 201.8 yards per game, 30th best in the nation.
And the Flashes have a multi-threat player in Dri Archer. He leads the country in all-purpose yards and kickoff returns, and ranks fourth in scoring with 11 touchdowns.