Kent State Shutout by Wisconsin 48-0
Written by Dante Centofanti on October 6, 2019
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The final non-conference game for the 2019 Kent State football team concluded at the alma mater of two high profile people associated with Kent State; First year president Todd Diacon, and second year head coach Sean Lewis. Both men have degrees from the University of Wisconsin, but the sixth ranked Badgers clearly didn’t get the memo as they trounced the Golden Flashes 48-0 at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday afternoon.
After dropping 66 points in the MAC opener and having a bye last week, Kent State was exposed to their own medicine, and the pharmacist was Heisman Trophy candidate running back Jonathan Taylor.
The Badgers went on the board first in the first quarter and didn’t look back. Taylor scored five of the Badgers seven touchdowns on the day. Coach Lewis was very blunt when asked about the dominant rushing attack of Jonathan Taylor and the Badgers after the game.
“He’s the best running back in the country,” Lewis said. “They’re the best offensive line in the country.”
Lewis had a lot of good things to say about his own running game following the loss.
“We got a good group of guys, and we feel very blessed to have three guys that we feel at our level, do a really good job with the work load being shared around.”
Coach Lewis is now 0-2 against the school he used to call home during his college days as a player.
“It’s always good to come back and see familiar faces, but I would like to get on the right side of the win column when I come back,” Lewis said.
The Flashes will head into the heart of the conference schedule, starting off with arch-rival Akron(0-1, 0-5) next Saturday at Infocision Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30. The Badgers look to stay in the College Football playoff discussion when they take on conference foe Michigan State at home next Saturday.