Drizzly Day As The Eagles Meet The Golden Flashes

September 12, 2009 - 9:49 am

CHESTNUT HILL -- It is a wet one today. The field turf at Alumni Stadium looks a little slick and the forecast calls for showers and thunderstorms with temperatures staying in he mid-60s. Probably a good day for running backs. There will be some good ones in this game too. The Kent State Golden Flashes enter the week with the nation's leader in all-purpose yards (Eugene Jarvis --265 last week against Coastal Carolina) while the Eagles counter with the sophomore duo of Montel Harris and Josh Haden. Harris lit it up last week last week (15 carries for 113 yards and three touchdowns) as he started the season with a bang when he went 48 yards for a touchdown on the Eagles' first play from scrimmage. At the same time, the rain may prove detrimental to head coach Frank Spaziani's search to create separation on the depth chart at the quarterback position. The rumors around the press box are that redshirt-freshman Justin Tuggle will get the start for the second week in a row though it is certain that he will split time with David Shinskie and possibly true freshman Mike Marscovetra and junior Codi Boek, depending on the score and game situation and score late in the second half. The Eagles' defense will have it's hands full with Jarvis with true freshman Luke Kuechly calling the plays. The defensive line will look to get some pressure on Kent State quarterback Giorgio Morgan and force him into turnovers. Morgan threw two interceptions last week. The crowd is trickling in slowly, perhaps trying to stay dry as long as possible. Kickoff in about 15 minutes.