The Kent State Golden Flashes likely knew they were in for a long afternoon before coming out of the tunnel. But there is no way they could have anticipated their most valuable player would be a little-known walk-on from the surrounding woods.
On Saturday, Kent State fans got to cheer only one time in four quarters.
What was the excitement all about? A squirrel scampering onto the field and crossing the goal line — which is something Kent State was unable to do in the first half.
Kent State was overmatched from the beginning of this game, eventually losing 42-3 at the hands of Louisville. In a game with little highlights, an addition to the the classic “animal on the field” reel is more than welcome.
This week constituted a week of rest for Louisville after being taken to task by the Clemson Tigers last week. They’ll draw another softball in their next matchup against Murray State before getting the NC State Wolfpack on Oct. 5.
For Kent State, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to put the Squirrel on scholarship. He appears to be the only one that knows how to find the end zone.