Scores

Final/OT

Kent State 14

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Army 17

(1-1, 1-0 home)

Coverage: ESPN Classic

1:00 PM ET, September 9, 2006

Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

1 2 3 4 OT T
KENT 7 0 0 7 014
ARMY 7 7 0 0 317

Top Performers

Passing: J. Edelman (KENT) - 92 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Moore (ARMY) - 14 CAR, 35 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: N. Pruden (KENT) - 4 REC, 57 YDS, 1 TD

Army 17, Kent State 14 (OT)

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Austin Miller tried playing safety and it didn't work out. He can still kick, though.

Miller made a 36-yard field goal in overtime to give Army a 17-14 victory over Kent State on Saturday.

He attempted to make the switch from kicker to safety in the spring after coming back from a foot injury that wiped out his 2005 season. But when he realized he was too low on the depth chart to make an impact, he approached coach Bobby Ross about kicking again.

"I said I think that'd be a very good idea," Ross said. "I'm thankful that I didn't make that decision, he did. I'm very happy that he did make that decision."

Miller had to compete in the preseason with Justin Koenig, Army's incumbent place-kicker. But a pulled muscle put Koenig on the sideline during summer camp and Miller moved into the starting role.

Army (1-1) gained possession after Kent State quarterback Julian Edelman fumbled at the 22 on the Golden Flashes' second play of overtime. Army took over at the 25 and ran three plays to set up Miller's field goal from the right hash mark.

"To me, it really was just another kick. I've already kicked that kick a million times in my head," Miller said. "Before the game and during the game, I expect to have to kick a game winner. That's just kind of the mentality you have to have as a kicker."

Kent State (0-2) lost its 11th consecutive game. Trailing 14-7, the Golden Flashes tied it with 3:55 remaining in regulation when Edelman lofted a 15-yard pass into the left corner of the end zone to Najah Pruden.

Army erased a 7-0 deficit in the first half on two touchdown runs by Tony Moore, a bruising 5-foot-11, 223-pound freshman. Moore's second TD was a 6-yard run on fourth-and-2 that went off left tackle with seven minutes remaining in the second quarter.

Wesley McMahand rushed 19 times for 90 yards to lead Army.

Center Pete Bier and left guard Dan Evans, both seniors, were in the starting lineup for the Black Knights. The pair sat out last week's season opener, a loss to Arkansas State, after rival Navy questioned whether they lost a year of eligibility practicing with an Army prep school team as freshmen. The NCAA reviewed the situation and gave the OK for them to play on Thursday.

Army's David Pevoto began the game, going 11-for-12 with 89 yards, then went 3-for-16 for 15 yards and two interceptions.

Edelman led the Golden Flashes with 16 carries and 82 yards.

Kent State scored on a trick play on its first possession. The Golden Flashes lined up for a 34-yard field goal attempt 8:17 into the game, but holder Darren Rogers grabbed the long snap and ran left, untouched into the end zone for a 17-yard score.

The Golden Flashes twice threatened inside the Army 20 in the second half but could not score.

Cedrick Maxwell returned Pevoto's second consecutive interception to the Army 11-yard line 4:22 into the third quarter. But the Black Knight's defense held Kent State on a fourth-and-1 at the Army 2.

Later, Edelman and running back Tony Howard moved the Golden Flashes 80 yards in less than four minutes to start the fourth quarter, but Reid Macko's 23-yard field goal attempt went wide right.

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