September 28, 2007

Mondays with Martin

Kent State head coach Doug Martin met with the media on Monday and discussed a number of topics including the Golden Flashes' Mid-American Conference leading rushing attack. Kent State averages 236.8 yards per game, over 50 yards more than No. 2 Ball State.

The offensive line-featuring starters Augustus Parrish, Shawn Donaldson, Josh Perry, Joe Marafine and Travis McGraw-has played a big role in that success.

"They're playing well," Martin said. "If you look at our numbers, our rushing I think (Eugene Jarvis) is sixth in the nation in rushing and we're first in the conference in rushing. They're playing outstanding and they're protecting the quarterback really well too. I think they're playing well."

Jarvis is sixth in the nation in average yards per game, but second in the nation in total rushing yards.

The depth of the offensive line has played an important role in keeping the guys up front fresh.

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