KENT, Ohio (AP) - The division has been clinched and along with it a spot in next week's Mid-American Conference championship. After that, a trip to a bowl game.
Kent State, ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since 1973, has rarely had it so good. And, it would appear there is little to be gained on Friday in a conference finale against Ohio.
Truth is, everything's at stake for the Golden Flashes.
A win over the Bobcats would complete the greatest regular season in Kent State football's 90-year history. It would also bolster the school's bowl resume, send the team's seniors out in style and make coach Darrell Hazell an even hotter commodity than he is already.