Scores

Final

Ohio 17

(1-0, 1-0 MAC)

Kent State 14

(0-1, 0-1 MAC)

6:00 PM ET, August 30, 2014

Dix Stadium, Kent, OH

1 2 3 4 T
OHIO 7 7 0 317
KENT 7 0 0 714

Top Performers

Passing: C. Reardon (KENT) - 264 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Patterson (OHIO) - 17 CAR, 61 YDS

Receiving: L. Smith (OHIO) - 7 REC, 71 YDS, 2 TD

Yazdani's FG lifts Ohio past Kent State, 17-14

Associated Press

KENT, Ohio -- Josiah Yazdani kicked a 44-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Ohio past Kent State 17-14 in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams Saturday night.

Derrius Vick was 18 of 24 for 262 yards with two touchdowns for the Bobcats, with both going to Landon Smith in the first half.

Kent State trailed 14-7 for much of the game, but stayed in reach as Ohio fumbled on their first four possessions in the second half.

After a Dorian Brown fumble, Colin Reardon led the Golden Flashes on an 11-play 78 yard drive, capped by a 25-yard touchdown pass to Chris Humphrey with 4:05 left.

The Bobcats responded as A.J. Ouellette had all six of his rushes for 29 yards on the final drive. Vick added a key third-down conversion with a 7-yard run to get inside the 30, setting up Yazdani's game-winner three plays later.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
OHIO
KENT
1st Downs2017
Total Yards437295
Passing262264
Rushing17531
Penalties1-58-44
3rd Down Conversions7-146-14
4th Down Conversions2-20-0
Turnovers40
Possession29:4030:20

Passing Leaders

OhioC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Derrius Vick18/2426210.920
Kent StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Colin Reardon30/412646.420

Rushing Leaders

OhioCARYDSAVGTDLG
Daz'mond Patterson17613.6015
Derrius Vick8354.408
Kent StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Anthony Meray6193.208
Colin Reardon8101.309

Receiving Leaders

OhioRECYDSAVGTDLG
Landon Smith77110.1223
Brendan Cope27135.5058
Kent StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chris Humphrey69115.2125
Ernest Calhoun11625.6016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEROHIOKENT
TD10:01Landon Smith 23 Yd pass from Derrius Vick (Josiah Yazdani Kick)70
TD5:58Josh Boyle 8 Yd pass from Colin Reardon (Anthony Melchiori Kick)77
SECOND QUARTEROHIOKENT
TD6:53Landon Smith 5 Yd pass from Derrius Vick (Josiah Yazdani Kick)147
FOURTH QUARTEROHIOKENT
TD3:34Chris Humphrey 25 Yd pass from Colin Reardon (Anthony Melchiori Kick)1414
FG0:00Josiah Yazdani 44 Yd Field Goal 1714