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NCAA Game Summary - Kent State at Akron



(Saturday, November 12th)

Final Score: Kent State 35, Akron 3

Akron, OH (Sports Network) - Tailback Trayion Durham rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Kent State Golden Flashes to a 35-3 drubbing of the Akron Zips in Mid-American Conference action at InfoCision Stadium and in the process regaining the Wagon Wheel Trophy.

Kent State (4-6, 3-3 MAC) churned out 384 yards of total offense, including an impressive 265 yards rushing, helping the Golden Flashes dominate the time of possession. 35:19-to-23:38. Quarterback Spencer Keith didn't need to do much throwing the football, completing just 11-of-16 passes, for 115 yards and two TDs.

Akron (1-9, 0-6) remained winless in Mid-American Conference action as the Zips struggled on both sides of the football. Akron managed just 223 yards of total offense, including an anemic 58 yards on the ground. Quarterback Clayton Moore completed 18-of-33 passes, for just 155 yards in the setback. His favorite target was Antoine Russell, who finished with eight catches, for 91 yards.

The Golden Flashes took the opening kickoff 70 yards in five plays, scoring first on a 30-yard TD pass from Spencer Keith to Chris Gilbert, but the team failed on the point-extra attempt, leaving the score at 6-0.

The Zips cut that lead in half at the 5:08 mark of the first quarter on a 42- yard field goal by A.J. Fox.

Kent State extended the lead back to six points with a 46-yard field goal by Freddy Cortez lat in the second quarter and took a 9-3 advantage into intermission.

It was all KSU the rest of the way, as the Golden Flashes blew the game open with three third-quarter touchdowns. The first was a one-yard TD run by Durham at the 9:47 mark of the third quarter. The second came on a six-yard TD pass from Keith to Tim Erjavc and the third was another one-yard plunge from Durham with under 20 seconds left in the frame. The Golden Flashes were once again unable to convert an extra point on the last score, ending three quarters of play with a 29-3 advantage.

Kent State made it 35-3 early in the fourth quarter with an 11-yard TD run by Jacquise Terry, but once again, the team failed to convert an extra point, closing out the scoring for the afternoon and giving Kent State its third straight win.

11/12 17:23:44 ET