Kent State RB Dri Archer Plans to Play Against Bowling Green

Sept 8, 2012; Lexington, KY, USA; Kent State Golden Flashes running back Dri Archer (1) runs the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium. Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Last night, Kent State, the MAC and a majority of the college football nation held their collective breaths when news came across the wire that the Golden Flashes’ star running back–and potential Heisman hopeful–Dri Archer had left the opener following the first drive with an ankle injury.

While not knowing the exact significance of the injury at the time, Archer may have shed some light on a potential prognosis.

According to Kevin McGuire of College Football Talk, a Kent State athletics official pointed out to them in an email that the speedster plans on taking the field when his Kent State squad opens the MAC season next week against Bowling Green.

Should this be the case, it would be a huge boost for this Kent State team which actually looked less than stellar last night against Liberty following Archer’s departure.

A speedy return would also be beneficial because Archer is one of the more exciting players in the country, no matter what conference he plays in. While thoughts of him contending for the Heisman may seem like a lofty dream to some, the youngster has all of the tools to prove the naysayers incorrect.

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Jack is a Staff Writer for Saturday Blitz. Follow Jack on Twitter @JackJ14CFB

Topics: Dri Archer, Kent State Golden Flashes

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  • http://kevin-mcguire.com/ Kevin McGuire

    Look at the next few games for Kent State. Bowling Green (very impressive vs. Tulsa), @ LSU, @ Penn State. Not having Archer for any of those games would not be good.

    • http://saturdayblitz.com/author/jorgensen/ Jack Jorgensen

      Yeah. They absolutely need him out there or the beginning of this season can get ugly for Kent, and quick