Jags Vs Kent State: By The Numbers
The Jags will host the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday in the Jags homecoming game. Kickoff for the game is set for 2pm at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Let’s take a look at Kent State’s stats from this season.
The Golden Flashes play in the Mid-American Conference. Their head coach, Paul Haynes, is in his first season with an overall record of 2-5 and 1-3 in conference play.
Offensively the Golden Flashes average 336 yards of total offense per game which breaks down to 152.1 yards per game rushing with five touchdowns on the season and 183.9 yards per game passing with 10 touchdowns on the season. They score, on average, 18.9 points per game with 17.8 first downs per game.
Meanwhile the South Alabama offense averages 30 points per game. They average 447.2 yards of total offense per game which breaks down to 158.6 yards rushing per game and 288.6 yards per game passing. The Jags have scored 12 rushing touchdowns and six through the air. They also average 22.2 first downs per game.
Kent State has fumbled 12 times on the season and lost five of them. They have also been penalized 42 times for 347 yards. They convert 40.6% of their 3rd down attempts and 50% of their 4th down conversion attempts. In the red zone, they have come away with points 13 of their 17 trips with 9 of them being touchdowns.
USA converts 40% of their 3rd down conversion attempts and 33% of their 4th down conversion attempts. The Jags have scored on 15 of their 21 red zone trips with 12 of them being touchdowns and have been penalized 37 times for 294 yards on the season.
KSU averages 44 yards per punt and have made 6-of-11 field goal attempts. But Kent State quarterbacks have been sacked nine times for a total loss of 53 yards.
Defensively, the Golden Flashes allow an average of 29.9 points per game and 23.1 first downs per game. Opponents gain an average of 466.1 yards per game which breaks down to 224.1 yards per game rushing with 13 touchdowns and 242.0 yards per game passing with 14 touchdowns.
The Jaguar defense allows an average of 30 points per game. Opponents average 406.4 yards per game of total offense which breaks down to 146.2 yards per game rushing and 260.2 yards per game through the air. Opponents have scored five rushing touchdowns and has scored 13 passing touchdowns.
Kent State opponents convert 45.5% of their 3rd down attempts and 42.9% of 4th down attempts. Opponents have scored on 28-of-34 red zone trips with 22 of them being touchdowns.
Jaguar opponents are converting just 42% of their 3rd down conversion attempts and 50% of their 4th down conversion attempts. Opponents have scored on 20 of 23 trips into the red zone with 14 of them being touchdowns.
Trayion Durham is the leading rusher for the Golden Flashes with 493 yards and three touchdowns. Colin Reardon is next in line with 222 yards rushing with a touchdown. Reardon is the leading quarterback with a 59.4% completion rate. He is 120-of-202 for 1199 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has also thrown four interceptions.
Reardon’s top receiver is Chris Humphrey with 36 catches for 433 yards and three touchdowns. Next in line is Tyshon Goode with 23 catches for 231 yards and a touchdown.
Kent State average time of possession per game is 31:17. South Alabama’s average time of possession is 29:13.