The Golden Flashes, coming off the best season in school history, were without running back Dri Archer, being touted by the school as a potential Heisman Trophy candidate who suffered a leg injury early in the game. He had 10 yards on 3 carries.
Reardon, replacing a four-year starter who led Kent State to its first bowl appearance in 40 years, led a game-winning 88-yard drive. He hit Humphrey for his second touchdown pass with 4:28 to play.
The Flash defense stopped the Flames on downs at the Kent State 40 with just more than a minute to go.
Kent State had to overcome nine penalties in coach Paul Haynes' debut to run its regular-season winning streak to 11.
Alabama's Kirby Smart is a leading candidate for South Carolina's head coaching position, while Houston's Tom Herman is no longer in the mix to replace Steve Spurrier.
Even after the midseason firing of Steve Sarkisian and the drama that followed, USC can still land a pretty big fish: a trip to the Rose Bowl.
Think Alabama has forgotten all about Auburn coach Gus Malzahn's bulletin-board dig back in August? Think again.
Even though Florida has struggled recently, their defensive talent should have Florida State on upset watch. Louisville is another team on notice.
What game is , worthy of your time, Bedlam or Baylor-TCU? The Big 12 blog tackles this all-important question, along with discussing bowl eligibility.
ESPN Big 12 reporter Max Olson breaks down how Baylor will adjust with Jarrett Stidham out for the season.