Connecticut 34

(5-3, 3-2 away)

Kent State 31

(3-5, 2-2 home)

2:00 PM ET, October 18, 2003

Dix Stadium, Kent, OH

1 2 3 4 OT T
CONN 0 14 6 8 634
KENT 0 14 7 7 331

Connecticut 34, Kent State 31 (OT)

KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Dan Orlovsky threw for his third touchdown on a 14-yard pass to O'Neil Wilson in overtime, giving Connecticut a 34-31 win over Kent State on Saturday.

Chris Bellamy ran for 212 yards and a touchdown for the Huskies (5-3). Orlovsky completed 28 of 51 passes for 293 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.

Connecticut tied the score 28-all with 1:51 left in regulation when Orlovsky threw a 17-yard TD pass to Shaun Feldeisen and tossed a two-point conversion to Keron Henry.

Kent State (3-5) got the ball back at its 29-yard line and moved only 13 yards before punting with nine seconds to go.

The Golden Flashes (3-5) had the first possession in overtime but couldn't get a first down. Travis Mayle kicked a 39-yard field goal to give Kent State a 31-28 lead.

Orlovsky kept the Huskies from having to attempt a tying kick when he found Henry for a 13-yard gain on third-and-11. After Orlovsky threw an incompletion and Bellamy lost a yard on a run, Orlovsky hit Wilson for the winning score on another third-and-11 play.

Kent State's Joshua Cribbs ran for 38 yards and two touchdowns and was 11-of-26 passing for 204 yards with a TD. He was sacked four times.