STAT WATCH: Kent St. flashing sticky fingers with 8 picks

Kent State picked off 4 extra passes in its win over VMI  and is the primary crew in 10 years with 4 interceptions in consecutive video games

Kent State picked off 4 extra passes in its win over VMI on Saturday and become the primary crew in 10 years with 4 interceptions in consecutive video games.

The Golden Flashes, who opened with 4 interceptions in a loss to Texas A&M, have already got surpassed their selection of interceptions in 2019, once they had seven in 13 video games. They performed best 4 video games in 2020 as a result of the pandemic.

Montre Miller had 3 interceptions towards VMI, maximum through a Kent participant since 2008. He and teammate Elvis Hines proportion the nationwide lead with 3 choices apiece.

Central Michigan opened 2017 with 8 interceptions in two video games, six towards Rhode Island and two towards Kansas.

However the closing crew with 4 choices in consecutive video games used to be South Carolina, which did it towards Auburn and Kentucky the primary and 2nd weeks of October 2011.

Kent State completed within the best 50 in interceptions best as soon as because it used to be 2nd to Oregon in 2012. The Flashes had 23 choices that yr.

WKU HAPPY WITH ZAPPE

The transfer from the FCS to FBS has been no downside for Western Kentucky’s Bailey Zappe.

The Houston Baptist switch leads the country with 429.Five yards passing in step with sport with 10 touchdowns towards two interceptions. His 458-yard reasonable in 2020 led all of school soccer.

Zappe has a number of corporate from Houston Baptist. Zach Kittley moved with him to be his quarterbacks trainer and offensive coordinator, and receivers Jerreth and Josh Sterns and Ben Ratzlaff additionally got here alongside. Jerreth Sterns averages a team-leading 8 catches for 139 yards and 4 touchdowns.

THE 200 CLUB

Kentucky’s Chris Rodriguez Jr. used to be the 5th FBS participant to hurry for a minimum of 200 yards in a sport, atmosphere occupation highs with 27 carries for 206 yards towards Missouri. He tied his occupation easiest with 3 landing runs and likewise stuck a Five-yard landing move for his first collegiate receiving TD.

Rodriguez, the primary Kentucky participant since Benny Snell in 2018 to hurry for 100 yards in each and every of the primary two video games, has 331 for the season. His 166 yards in step with sport is 2nd nationally at the back of Brandon Thomas’ 169 for Memphis.

SACK ‘EM UP

Nevada’s Tristan Nichols had 4 sacks towards Idaho State, probably the most since Charles Snowden of Virginia had 4 towards North Carolina closing Oct. 31.

LSU had 10 sacks towards McNeese State, probably the most since Miami (Ohio) took down Akron quarterbacks 12 instances in November 2019.

GAMECOCK COACHING FEAT?

With wins over Japanese Illinois and East Carolina, Shane Beamer is the primary South Carolina trainer to begin his first season 2-Zero since Richard Bell in 1982. Beamer is the 7th Gamecocks trainer since Bell, a listing that comes with Lou Holtz, Steve Spurrier and Will Muschamp.

Issues did not pass so smartly for Bell after his crew opened ’82 with wins over Pacific and Richmond. The Gamecocks misplaced seven of the following 9 and he used to be fired after the season.

TACKLE MACHINE

Fordham’s Ryan Greenhagen adopted up his Department I-record 31-tackle efficiency towards Nebraska with 28 stops in a loss to Monmouth.

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