Wagon Wheel Win
The Kent State Golden Flashes secured the Wagon Wheel for the second straight season with a 69-35 blowout of the University of Akron. The Nov. 17 win moved Kent State to 3-0 for the first time since 1958 and was the Golden Flashes’ seventh consecutive victory going back to last season.
The Flashes tied school records for most points in a single game (69) and most total yards in a single game (750). It is the first time in school history that the Flashes have scored 60+ points in back-to-back games.
Quarterback Dustin Crum led the way, becoming the first player in Kent State history to throw for three touchdowns and rush for two scores in a game. Crum became only the fifth player in school history to account for at least five touchdowns in a game.
Even without fans in the stands, Kent State’s cheerleaders kept up the energy inside a chilly Dix Stadium.
Because of the pandemic, Kent State played a modified schedule against opponents from the Mid American Conference and finished the season with a 4-1 record.