NCAA Game Summary - Akron at Kent State|
(Saturday, October 9th)
Final Score: Kent State 28, Akron 17
Kent, OH (Sports Network) - Spencer Keith threw for 186 yards and one
touchdowns to lead the Kent State Golden Flashes to a 28-17 victory over the
Akron Zips in Mid-American Conference play at Dix Stadium.
Sam Kirkland hauled in five passes for 109 yards for KSU (2-3, 1-1 MAC), while
Jacquise Terry led the ground attack with 69 yards and one score.
Alex Allen rushed for 51 yards and one score for Akron (0-6, 0-2), which is
winless on the season. Patrick Nicely had a terrible outing, as the signal
caller was sacked seven time, and also tossed three interceptions. Nicely
completed just 16-of-33 passes for 133 yards in the setback.
Akron zipped to an early 7-0 advantage thanks to Allen's two-yard touchdown
Kent State's defense evened the score later in the frame when Luke Wollet
returned an interception 12 yards for a touchdown.
The Golden Flashes jumped ahead 14-7 when Keith connected with Tyshon Goode
for an eight-yard touchdown midway through the second stanza.
Kent State pushed its lead to 21-7 when Terry's six-yard touchdown run late in
the first half capped off a 12-play, 90-yard drive for the Golden Flashes.
Akron was able to head into intermission down just 21-10, as Igor Iveljic
connected on a 41-yard kick in the final seconds of the second quarter.
The Zips continued to cut into their deficit, as Jeremy LaFrance scored on a
10-yard run late in the third quarter.
However, the Golden Flashes were able to extend their lead to 28-17 late in
the final frame when Luke Batton recovered a fumble in the end zone.
Kent State's defense forced five turnovers in the contest and held Akron to
just 195 total yards.
10/09 20:31:01 ET