Shaw scores 3 TDs; Kent State runs over Howard 54-14
Kent State (1-1) surpassed 50 points for the first time since 2008 and has beaten Howard (0-2) in consecutive home openers.
Shaw scored on a 15-yard run following a blocked punt in the first quarter and had two scoring runs from inside the 4-yard line. Justin Rankin burst up the middle and ran untouched for 61 yards into the end zone to stretch the Kent State lead to 33-7 in the third quarter. Rankin, who led the Golden Flashes in yards rushing and receptions last season, finished with 147 yards on the ground and had a pair of catches for 22 yards.