Scores

Final

W Michigan 24

(3-5, 1-3 MAC)

Kent State 41

(6-1, 4-0 MAC)

3:30 PM ET, October 20, 2012

Dix Stadium, Kent, OH

1 2 3 4 T
WMU 7 3 14 024
KENT 7 10 7 1741

Top Performers

Passing: T. Van Tubbergen (WMU) - 333 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: T. Durham (KENT) - 19 CAR, 124 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Schaffer (WMU) - 9 REC, 151 YDS, 1 TD

Kent St. 41, W. Michigan 24

Associated Press

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.

Western Michigan (3-5, 1-3) then drove from its 31 to the Kent State 11 before C.J. Malauulu forced a Brian Fields fumble that Batton returned all the way.

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WMU
KENT
1st Downs2719
Total Yards476384
Passing333203
Rushing143181
Penalties6-655-38
3rd Down Conversions9-185-14
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Turnovers62
Possession32:3027:30

Passing Leaders

Western MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Van Tubbergen30/573335.813
Kent StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Keith17/311936.211

Rushing Leaders

Western MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chance12645.3017
Scriven9283.1211
Kent StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Durham191246.5133
Archer10626.2222

Receiving Leaders

Western MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Schaffer915116.8181
Monette8739.1015
Kent StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Archer45313.3033
Hurdle5448.8015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWMUKENT
TD13:36Dri Archer 22 Yd Run (Freddy Cortez Kick) 07
TD08:48Josh Schaffer 81 Yd Pass From Tyler Van Tubbergen (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERWMUKENT
FG14:50Freddy Cortez 46 Yd 710
TD09:22Trayion Durham 19 Yd Run (Freddy Cortez Kick) 717
FG04:35Andrew Haldeman 27 Yd 1017
THIRD QUARTERWMUKENT
TD10:52Antoin Scriven 1 Yd Run (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 1717
TD05:19Antoin Scriven 1 Yd Run (Andrew Haldeman Kick) 2417
TD00:48Josh Boyle 17 Yd Pass From Spencer Keith (Freddy Cortez Kick) 2424
FOURTH QUARTERWMUKENT
TD12:35Dri Archer 10 Yd Run (Freddy Cortez Kick) 2431
FG11:20Freddy Cortez 43 Yd 2434
TD06:32Luke Batton 85 Yd Fumble Return (Freddy Cortez Kick) 2441

Research Notes

Kent State is bowl-eligible and could play in a bowl for the first time since 1972. Among FBS teams only New Mexico State (1960) is on a longer bowl drought among FBS teams.

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