Kent State should have one of the best defenses in the MAC, but I still don’t like the chances of their secondary slowing down Chris Godwin on Sept. 3.
Godwin played immediately as a true freshman in 2014, but it wasn’t until the thrilling Pinstripe Bowl victory over Boston College where he truly made his presence known. Godwin proved to be nearly unstoppable that evening in New York, catching seven passes for 140 yards and a touchdown to help defeat the Eagles. He never looked back after that breakout performance.
Godwin proved to be one of the Big Ten’s best receivers in 2015, hauling in 69 passes for 1,101 yards and five touchdowns. He regularly made the most difficult plays look routine by catching passes in tight coverage and then dragging an outmatched defensive back 20 yards downfield. While he looked NFL ready as a sophomore, just imagine what he is set to do as an upperclassman, especially in what should be a much more prolific offense in 2016.
Only 12 more days!