Mitchell's 2 TD passes carry Kent State past Monmouth, 27-7
KENT, Ohio (AP) Mylik Mitchell threw two touchdown passes to Nick Holley in the second half and Kent State got its first victory with a 27-7 win over Monmouth in the Golden Flashes' home opener Saturday.
Kent State (1-2) lost in four overtimes to North Carolina A&T last week and fell to Penn State in the season opener.
Mitchell, a redshirt freshman, completed 14 of 18 pass attempts for 106 yards, hitting Holley with a 6-yard pass in the third quarter to make it 20-0 and again with a 28-yard strike with 2:34 left to create the final margin. Mitchell also ran for 77 yards on 14 carries.
Kent State limited the Hawks to just 67 yards rushing on 31 carries and gave up only 132 yards through the air.
Monmouth (2-1) avoided the shutout when Zach Welch capped a nine-play, 67-yard drive with a 2-yard run with 5:53 left in the game.