Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 21

(3-7, 2-4 MAC)

Kent State 24

(3-6, 2-3 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN2

8:00 PM ET, November 4, 2011

Dix Stadium, Kent, OH

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CMU 0 14 0 721
KENT 7 7 0 1024

Top Performers

Passing: S. Keith (KENT) - 281 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: T. Durham (KENT) - 18 CAR, 90 YDS

Receiving: T. Davis (CMU) - 10 REC, 192 YDS, 2 TD

Kent St. 24, Cent. Michigan 21

Associated Press

KENT, Ohio -- Spencer Keith threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns to help Kent State hold off Central Michigan 24-21 on Friday night.

Central Michigan had a chance to force overtime, but David Harman's 28-yard field-goal attempt sailed wide left on the final play.

Keith completed 17 of 31 passes and didn't have an interception for the Golden Flashes (3-7, 2/3 Mid-American). Matt Hurdle had three catches for 102 yards and a touchdown, and Trayion Durham ran for 90 yards on 18 carries.

Ryan Radcliff was 26 of 42 for 316 yards and three touchdowns for Central Michigan (3-7, 2-4). He also threw two interceptions. Titus Davis had 10 catches for 192 yards and two touchdowns for the Chippewas.

Keith threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Chris Gilbert to give Kent State a 21-14 lead early in the fourth quarter, and the Freddy Cortez added a 34-yard field with 7:27 left.

Radcliff cut it to 24-21 with a 52-yard touchdown pass to Davis with 5:52 remaining.

Kent State look a 14-0 lead on Keith's 15-yard touchdown pass to Jacquise Terry and 85-yarder to Hurdle. Radcliff countered for Central Michigan, throwing a 7-yard scoring pass to Courtney Williams and a 36-yarder to Davis with 1:26 left in the first half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CMU
KENT
1st Downs2318
Total Yards402422
Passing316281
Rushing86141
Penalties1-57-75
3rd Down Conversions7-147-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers20
Possession31:4128:19

Passing Leaders

Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Radcliff26/423167.532
Kent StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Keith17/312819.130

Rushing Leaders

Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Garland16784.9022
Tipton4194.8010
Kent StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Durham18905.0020
Terry6355.8018

Receiving Leaders

Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis1019219.2252
Williams6477.8113
Kent StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hurdle310234.0185
Goode36321.0036

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCMUKENT
TD10:32Jacquise Terry 15 Yd Pass From Spencer Keith (Freddy Cortez Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERCMUKENT
TD14:47Matthew Hurdle 85 Yd Pass From Spencer Keith (Freddy Cortez Kick) 014
TD10:59Courtney Williams 7 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (David Harman Kick) 714
TD01:26Titus Davis 36 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (David Harman Kick) 1414
FOURTH QUARTERCMUKENT
TD13:47Chris Gilbert 25 Yd Pass From Spencer Keith (Freddy Cortez Kick) 1421
FG07:27Freddy Cortez 34 Yd 1424
TD05:52Titus Davis 52 Yd Pass From Ryan Radcliff (David Harman Kick) 2124

Research Notes

Spencer Keith's 85-yard TD pass to Matthew Hurdle in the 2nd quarter Friday was the 3rd longest pass play in Kent St football history. It was the longest pass play since a 97-yard TD when Joshua Cribbs connected with Najah Pruden in 2003.
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