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In week 5 the Kent State Golden Flashes head to Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia to face the Virginia Cavaliers Saturday. The Golden Flashes are 0-3 SU and ATS. The Cavaliers are 2-2 SU and 4-0 ATS.

Kent State is coming off a game to forget losing to 22nd ranked Ohio State 66-0.  Quarterback Colin Reardon who has 553 passing yards and 4 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Nick Holley leads the rushing game with 87 yards on 25 carries and the 3.5 yards per carry average. Casey Pierce leads the wide receivers with 128 yards and 1 touchdown.

Through week 4 the Kent State Golden Flashes defense has allowed 35.3 points per game and 470 yards per game.

Virginia is coming off a loss to the 21st ranked BYU Cougars 41-33 last week.  Quarterback Greyson Lambert who has 564 passing yards and 2 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Kevin Parks leads the rushing game with 197 yards and 1 touchdown. Darius Jennings leads the wide receivers with 184 yards and 1 touchdown.

Through week 4 the Cavaliers defense has allowed 25.8 points per game and 348 yards per game.

Keys to Kent State win

Kent State will need to shut down quarterback Greyson Lambert and to do that they will need to bring pressure. In addition, Kent State needs to get their running backs more involved in the offense.

Keys to Virginia win

Virginia needs to focus on shutting quarterback Colin Reardon down. In addition, they will need Greyson Lambert to play a very good game.

Injuries

Kent State – Najee Murray, Terrell Johnson, Devante Strickland, Trayion Durham Calvin Tiggle, Anthony Pruitt

Virginia – Greyson Lambert, Demetrious Nicholson, Jay Whitmire

Favorite

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Conclusion

With Greyson Lambert questionable for Saturday’s game Virginia will need their team to play an all around good game. Virginia will improve to 3-2 on the season.

About David Campbell

David makes his home in Guatemala and follows the worlds greatest games from there. David contributes on all leagues across the world and had over 25 years experience. He has covered 10 World Cups and will do so again this year in Brazil.

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