Kent State senior speedster Dri Archer did not dress for Saturday’s game against Bowling Green due to a left ankle injury suffered in the season-opening victory over Liberty on Aug. 29.
Archer, who scored a school-record 23 touchdowns last season, dressed but did not practice on Tuesday and Wednesday and had been considered “day-to-day” all week by Golden Flashes first-year head coach Paul Haynes.
Haynes said the decision for Archer not to play on Saturday was made “before the game,” but he then refused to elaborate on the injury.
“I want to talk about the guys that played, not the ones that didn’t play,” Haynes said. “And that’s not just because we lost, that’s forever.”
Senior left guard Pat McShane (knee) did return to the starting lineup, but seemed to be experiencing some pain and was spelled by freshman Reno Reda for most of the second half.
— ALLEN MOFF/R-C