Scores

Final

Kent State 20

(5-5, 4-2 MAC)

Akron 28

(2-7, 1-4 MAC)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:30 PM ET, November 7, 2009

InfoCision Stadium, Akron, OH

1 2 3 4 T
KENT 3 10 0 720
AKR 7 7 7 728

Top Performers

Passing: S. Keith (KENT) - 377 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: A. Jones (AKR) - 3 CAR, 8 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. LaFrance (AKR) - 8 REC, 126 YDS, 2 TD

Akron 28, Kent St. 20

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio -- Patrick Nicely threw two touchdown passes to Jeremy LaFrance and Akron defeated Kent State 28-20 on Saturday.

LaFrance caught a 59-yard pass from Nicely to give the Zips (2-7, 1-4 Mid-American Conference) a 14-3 lead early in the second quarter. Akron won for the ninth time in 10 meetings with the Golden Flashes (5-5, 4-2).

Nicely and LaFrance connected again for a 6-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter to give Akron a 28-13 lead, en route to snapping a three-game winning streak for Kent State.

Nicely was 19 of 34 with 261 yards and LaFrance finished with eight catches for 261 yards.

Andre Jones added 93 yards on six carries for the Zips.

Spencer Keith led the Golden Flashes with 377 yards and two touchdowns on 30-for-59 passing.

Kent State cut the score to 14-13 on a 19-yard field goal by Freddy Cortez as the first half ended.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
KENT
AKR
1st Downs2225
Total Yards415429
Passing377261
Rushing38168
Penalties3-254-32
3rd Down Conversions6-184-12
4th Down Conversions0-30-1
Turnovers21
Possession27:2232:38

Passing Leaders

Kent StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Keith30/593776.422
AkronC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nicely19/342617.721

Rushing Leaders

Kent StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Terry7182.6025
Flowers6111.808
AkronCARYDSAVGTDLG
Alexander13423.2012
Tuzze8425.3017

Receiving Leaders

Kent StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Goode813216.5032
Archer89011.3122
AkronRECYDSAVGTDLG
LaFrance812615.8259
Jones69315.5034

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERKENTAKR
FG10:30Freddy Cortez 37 Yd 30
TD06:05Alex Allen 1 Yd Run (Branko Rogovic Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERKENTAKR
TD14:37Jeremy LaFrance 59 Yd Pass From Patrick Nicely (Branko Rogovic Kick) 314
TD04:11Dri Archer 22 Yd Pass From Spencer Keith (Freddy Cortez Kick) 1014
FG00:00Freddy Cortez 19 Yd 1314
THIRD QUARTERKENTAKR
TD05:03Andre Jones 8 Yd Run (Branko Rogovic Kick) 1321
FOURTH QUARTERKENTAKR
TD12:05Jeremy LaFrance 6 Yd Pass From Patrick Nicely (Branko Rogovic Kick) 1328
TD05:36Kendrick Pressley 9 Yd Pass From Spencer Keith (Freddy Cortez Kick) 2028