KENT, Ohio -- Kent State scored 17 unanswered fourth-quarter points, including Luke Batton's 83-yard fumble return for a touchdown, as the Golden Flashes defeated Western Michigan 41-24 Saturday.
Kent State (6-1, 4-0 Mid-American Conference), off to its best start since 1973, went ahead 31-24 on its first possession of the fourth quarter, getting a 33-yard Spencer Keith pass to Dri Archer and a 33-yard run by Trayion Durham before Archer scored on a 10-yard run.
Dana Brown intercepted Tyler Van Tubbergen's pass on the Broncos' next play, setting up Freddie Cortez's 43-yard field goal.
Durham carried 19 times for 124 yards for Kent State.
Western Michigan's Van Tubbergen completed 30 of 57 passes for 333 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown to Josh Schaffer.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.