September 14, 2007

Offensive line keys production

Last fall, Kent State produced just 321.6 yards of offense per game. Already in two games-against BCS conference opponents-the Golden Flashes have averaged 408.0 yards of offense per contest. Even more impressive, Kent State has rushed for 263.0 yards per game, over 100 yards more than the 158.4 yards posted each game last season.

Much of that early success is attributed to the outstanding play of the offensive line.

"Teams move up front-that's the offensive line," said junior left tackle Augustus Parrish. "If we don't get them off the ball the guys in the backfield and in the slots can't do their job because there isn't going to be any protection and we can't open up holes for the running backs. We feel it starts with us so we take that to heart and go out there every day and work."

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