Kent State All-American kick returner Dri Archer left Thursday's game against Liberty with a foot injury and watched the second half in a walking boot.
Archer, who rushed for 1,429 yards last season and had 2,577 all-purpose yards with 24 total touchdowns, was hurt on the Golden Flashes' first possession of the game. He removed his shoulder pads, but Kent State announced he was questionable to return.
Kent State began a "Dri4Heisman" campaign in July.
"When you look at how electric he is and the plays that he made, he's a natural fit," coach Paul Haynes said at the time. "He's one of those players where every time he touches the ball he has a chance to make a big play, and I think people are really going to legitimately look at him as a Heisman candidate."