Johnson had a career-high 357 yards passing for the Falcons, throwing 19 for 25 and two touchdowns. Burbrink had a career-high 101 yards receiving and his 92-yard TD reception was the third-longest in school history for the Falcons (2-0, 1-0 MAC).
Kent State (1-1, 0-1 MAC) was without star running back Dri Archer, who suffered an ankle injury Thursday. Without him, the Golden Flashes running game was paced by quarterback Colin Reardon's 58 yards. Reardon was 15 for 28 for 164 yards and two TD passes.
The Golden Flashes led 22-17 with five minutes to go in the second quarter, but the Falcons scored 24 unanswered points to finish the game.
Texas Tech WR Jakeem Grant turned a trick play into a touchdown in the final minutes, leading the Red Raiders past the Longhorns.
Todd McShay analyzes six college football players with something to prove this weekend, including Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis, who will face Ohio State WR Michael Thomas on Saturday.
ESPN college football analyst Robert Smith explains how Michigan likes to pound away with the running game but is still be able to use a big-play passing attack with the same look offensively.
Munaweera wants to launch it down the ground... But he does not get hold of it. He can only skewer it to mid-on, where Shadman pouches it
Last season's 61-58 slugfest will be hard to top, but both Baylor and TCU still have much at stake as they meet Friday night.
Success on the ground could well dictate who controls this matchup, whose winner still has some shot at the College Football Playoff.