NCAA Game Summary - Kent State at Miami-Ohio|
(Saturday, October 2nd)
Final Score: Miami-Ohio 27, Kent State 21
Oxford, OH (Sports Network) - Zac Dysert threw for 294 yards and a touchdown
with no interceptions to lead the Miami-Ohio RedHawks to a 27-21 victory
over the Kent State Golden Flashes in a Mid-American Conference battle at
Dysert completed an efficient 31-of-46 under center to pace Miami-Ohio (3-2,
2-0 MAC) in the win, while Thomas Merriweather gained 54 yards on the ground
with a touchdown on just 11 carries. Chris Givens caught five passes for 104
yards for the RedHawks, while Jamal Rogers grabbed eight balls for 90 yards.
Jacquise Terry ran for 86 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the way for
Kent State (1-3, 0-1) in the losing effort, but signal-caller Spencer Keith
had a rough day for the Golden Flashes, completing 11-of-26 passes for 152
yards with no touchdowns and two costly interceptions.
The Golden Flashes struck first in this one, as Terry found the end zone
following a 39-yard run early in the first period of play.
The RedHawks responded late in the frame with a 36-yard Trevor Cook field
Terry scored again early in the second quarter on a two-yard run to give the
Golden Flashes a 14-3 lead.
A three-yard strike from Dysert to Armand Robinson late in the frame cut the
Kent State lead to 14-10 at halftime.
The third quarter yielded no scores for either squad, but the RedHawks earned
their first lead of the afternoon early in the final period of play, as
Merriweather scored at the end of a six-yard scamper.
The RedHawks found the end zone again less than a minute later with a blocked
punt returned 18 yards for a touchdown by Evan Harris to give Miami-Ohio a
The Golden Flashes responded minutes later with a nine-yard run by Keith to
pull Kent State to within three, but a 21-yard Cook field goal late in the
stanza gave the RedHawks a 27-21 lead that they would not relinquish.
10/02 17:20:43 ET