KENT, Ohio (AP) — Trayion Durham rushed for 109 yards and a score to lead Kent State to a 24-6 win over MAC East rival Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday night.
Malcolm Pannell’s interception with 5:27 left crushed Miami’s thoughts of a late comeback.
Miami (Ohio) took an early 3-0 lead after Kent State’s (3-8, 2-5 MAC) fake punt attempt failed at its own 29 and the RedHawks capitalized. On Kent State’s next possession, Durham capped a nine-play, 61-yard drive with a 2-yard scamper. The Golden Flashes added a 1-yard TD in the second quarter and a 20-yard score by Dri Archer in the third.
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It was senior day at Kent State, as sixteen seniors played their final game at Dix Stadium. The Golden Flashes outgained Miami (Ohio) 447-176. Archer finished with 83 yards on 12 carries.
Miami (Ohio) (0-10) still leads the all-time series at 46-15, and 22-8 at Kent.