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.


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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