Royalty Tours USA

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Royalty sees more college football at Kent State as part of our MAC doubleheader!

Prince at Dix Stadium for Kent State football
After saying goodbye to our pal Rick Morris of the FDH Lounge, the King, Mike Carroll and I took a short ride to Kent, Ohio where we saw the Golden Flashes of Kent State University play the Broncos of Western Michigan in the second game of our MAC conference doubleheader at Dix Stadium.

We wound up parking in a parking lot area near the stadium then we got on a shuttle bus that took us right to the stadium. We got off the bus right at game time. Since there were people on line at the box office, we decided to ask people who were heading into the stadium if they had any extra tickets. Luckily we find some for $5.00 each. With that being said, we wound up missing the game's first score, a 22 yard run for a touchdown by Kent State's Dri Archer which gave them an early 7-0 lead with 13:36 left in the first quarter. We finally walked in with 12:55 left in the quarter. It was no big deal. In matter of fact, it started raining. Thankfully it wasn't too heavy. We got inside and we sat near the 40 yard line. We got settled in and we enjoyed the rest of the game.

We saw a much better game than the one we witnessed in Akron earlier in the day. The Golden Flashes came in with a 5-1 record and the Broncos were 3-4.

Shortly after we got situated the Broncos got an 81 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Van Tubbergen to wide receiver Jeff Schaffer to tie the game at 7 with 8:48 left in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Golden Flashes regained the lead, 10-7 as kicker Freddy Cortez kicked a 46 yard field goal with 14:50 left. They extended their lead to 17-7 as running back Traylon Durham ran in from 19 yards out with 9:22 left in the half. The Broncos got closer as their kicker Andrew Haldeman added a 27 yard field goal to get them within a touchdown at 17-10 with 4:35 left. That's how it remained at halftime.

In the third quarter, the Broncos marched down the field on the first drive of the second half as they tied the game at 17 on a one yard run by Antoin Scriven with 10:52 left. After the Broncos stopped the Golden Flashes, Antoin Scriven repeated the feat with 5:19 left in the third quarter to give the Broncos the lead 24-17. The natives in the stands were in disbelief. With 48 seconds left in the quarter, the Golden Flashes responded to tie the game at 24 as wide receiver Josh Boyle caught a 17 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Spencer Keith.

In the fourth quarter, the Golden Flashes went ahead for good as running back Dri Archer ran in another touchdown this time from ten yards out to give the Golden Flashes a 31-24 lead with 12:35 left. They extended their lead to ten as kicker Freddy Cortez booted a 43 yard field goal with 11:20 to go to make it 34-24. They finished the scoring with 6:32 left in the game as linebacker Luke Batton recovered a fumble and he returned it 83 yards to give the Golden Flashes the 41-24 victory.

Stay tuned as I will recap the rest of the weekend we enjoyed.

Thank you for reading and following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

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