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November 3, 2013

Kent State comes up short

AKRON, Ohio -- Jawon Chisholm rushed for 151 yards on 27 carries and Robert Stein kicked three field goals to give Akron a 16-7 win over Kent State Saturday.

The Zips (3-7, 2-4 Mid-American Conference) took an early lead when Zach D'Orazio caught a lateral screen from Kyle Pohl and threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to L.T. Smith.

The Golden Flashes (2-8, 1-5) tied up the game midway through the second quarter when Trayion Durham ran for a three-yard score.

Stein kicked a late 28-yard field goal to give Akron a 10-7 halftime lead. He added field goals of 27 and 29 in the fourth quarter to make it a two-possession game.

Akron shut the door on Kent State in the fourth quarter as Johnny Robinson, Malachi Freeman and Martel Durant each intercepted Colin Reardon, halting the last three drives of the game.

Kent State finished with five turnovers.

Game Notes

Senior Roosevelt Nix raised his Kent State career-leading tackles for loss total to 62.5 with three on the day. Nix also moved into second place among KSU's career sack leaders with 23.5. He also raised his career forced fumble total to 11.

Junior Trayion Durham is now alone in ninth place in career rushing touchdowns with 23, passing Julian Edelman. In three career games against Akron, Durham has rushed for 296 yards and six touchdowns.

Senior Tyshon Goode moved into second place among KSU career leaders in receiving yards, now with 2,166.

Junior Chris Humphrey has made a catch in 18 straight games.

Freshman Nate Holley made his first career start at safety.

Junior tight end Casey Pierce matched a career-high of five catches.

Freshman Nick Holley recorded a tackle on a kickoff for the fifth consecutive game.

Kent State's 16 points allowed were the fewest in five games.

The defense's 304 yards allowed were the fewest since the season opener against Liberty.

The Flashes had more passing yards than an opponent for the first time in four games.

The Kent State's offense had its best third down conversion rate (8-for-15) in five games.

Game Notes provided by Kent State Sports Information

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