Since 2000, the Golden Flashes have been beyond bad in the MAC. They are currently 44-84 overall since then, with a MAC record of 31-49—which is only better than Buffalo and Eastern Michigan.
In the past five years Kent State is 17-23 which is not too shabby, since they were worse in the 80s and 90s. The past three seasons Kent State has made some strides, improving their MAC record to 11-13. This is the same program who had not one, not two, but three Pro Bowlers back in 2008, when James Harrison (2008 DPOY), Josh Cribbs and Antonio Gates all made the team.