7:30 PM ET, August 28, 2003
Rubber Bowl, AKRON, OH
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Joshua Cribbs directed two late touchdown drives and Jon Drager's punt return set up Travis Mayle's 40-yard field goal on the final play as Kent State beat Akron 41-38 Thursday night.
The Golden Flashes scored 17 points over the final 3:29 to erase a 38-24 deficit and spoil a record-setting performance by Akron quarterback Charlie Frye, who set school marks for completions, passing yards and total offense.
Cribbs completed 25-of-43 passes for 340 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 57 yards a 1-yard score that pulled the Golden Flashes (1-0, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) to 38-31.
After forcing the Zips (0-1, 0-1) to punt, the Golden Flashes drove 65 yards in eight plays and tied the score 38-38 on Antwan Smith's 5-yard run with 1:16 remaining.
Daniel Muir sacked Frye for a 10-yard loss on third down of the Zips' next series, forcing a punt. Drager returned it 34 yards to the Akron 25, and Mayle made the winning kick three plays later.
Frye completed 36-of-46 for 407 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a score. Matt Cherry had 150 yards receiving and a touchdown on seven catches, and Miquel Irvin had 10 catches for 101 yards and a TD for the Zips.
|3rd Down Conversions||11-16||5-14|
|4th Down Conversions||0-0||1-1|
|FG||11:01||TRAVIS MAYLE 37 YD FG|
Drive info: 8 plays, 73 yards.
|TD||8:46||BOBBY HENDRY 1 YD RUN (BILLY SULLIVAN KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yards.
|TD||5:26||CHARLES NEWTON 1 YD RUN (TRAVIS MAYLE KICK)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 65 yards.
|TD||1:58||CHARLIE FRYE 3 YD RUN (BILLY SULLIVAN KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 71 yards.
|TD||0:43||DAVID ALSTON 1 YD PASS FROM JOSHUA CRIBBS (TRAVIS MAYLE KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 54 yards.
|TD||12:45||MATT CHERRY 26 YD PASS FROM CHARLIE FRYE (BILLY SULLIVAN KICK)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 74 yards.
|TD||6:20||DARYL MOORE 8 YD PASS FROM JOSHUA CRIBBS (TRAVIS MAYLE KICK)|
Drive info: 15 plays, 72 yards.
|FG||0:00||BILLY SULLIVAN 25 YD FG|
Drive info: 11 plays, 46 yards.
|TD||10:18||MIKE BRAKE 12 YD PASS FROM CHARLIE FRYE (BILLY SULLIVAN KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 47 yards.
|TD||5:52||MIQUEL IRVIN 33 YD PASS FROM CHARLIE FRYE (BILLY SULLIVAN KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 65 yards.
|TD||3:29||JOSHUA CRIBBS 1 YD RUN (TRAVIS MAYLE KICK)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 52 yards.
|TD||1:16||ANTWAN SMITH 5 YD PASS FROM JOSHUA CRIBBS (TRAVIS MAYLE KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 65 yards.
|FG||0:00||TRAVIS MAYLE 40 YD FG|
Drive info: 3 plays, 1 yards.