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
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.