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.
Looking ahead and making predictions for Week 3 of the college football season, headlined by the Ohio State-Oklahoma matchup.
Expectations are high this season for LSU, which must find a way to beat Alabama, Arkansas and Ole Miss to meet them.
Danny Kanell is appalled by Florida State's football program blowing an alleged $60,000 on championship rings for their players, even after losing their bowl game.
Purdue's best chance to get an encouraging non-conference win under its belt before facing the Big Ten schedule could come against Cincinnati.
The NCAA wants to question two men who claim they were sexually abused in the 1970s by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Offensive lineman Patrick Hudson, the No. 56-ranked prospect in the class of 2016 who previously committed to Baylor, has signed to play for Texas.