KENT, Ohio (AP) - Dri Archer ran a kickoff back 98 yards for a touchdown and rushed for two scores as Kent State overwhelmed Towson 41-21 Thursday night in the teams' season opener.
Six turnovers hurt Towson, including a first-quarter fumble that set up a 15-yard scoring run by Archer. The Golden Flashes led 17-0 after the first quarter.
Archer, whose long return made it 24-7 in the second quarter, scored on an 18-yard run in the third quarter, and backup quarterback David Fisher found Josh Boyle for a 63-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth to make it 41-7.
Towson's Grant Enders completed 26 of 36 for 246 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted twice and sacked four times. Terrance West, who rushed for 29 touchdowns and 1,294 yards last season, scored twice for the Tigers but was held to 31 yards on 14 carries.
|KENTST||Spencer Keith 5 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|KENTST||Dri Archer 15 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|KENTST||Freddy Cortez 35 yd FG|
|TWST||Terrance West 8 yd run (D.J. Soven kick)|
|KENTST||Dri Archer 98 yd kick return (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|KENTST||Freddy Cortez 22 yd FG|
|KENTST||Dri Archer 18 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|KENTST||Josh Boyle 63 yd pass from David Fisher (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|TWST||Terrance West 1 yd run (D.J. Soven kick)|
|TWST||James Oboh 4 yd pass from Grant Enders (D.J. Soven kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||7-12||5-14|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||2-3||1-2|
|Kick Return Yds||95||155|
|Punt Return Yds||0||0|
|Time of Poss.||31:58||28:2|
|TWST: Terrance West 14-31, Grant Enders 12-27, Trea' Jones 2-7, Derrick Joseph 1-3, Spencer Wilkins 1-2|
|KENTST: Trayion Durham 20-54, Dri Archer 8-54, Spencer Keith 3-7, Sidney Saulter 2-7, Julian Durden 2-3, Team 1--2, David Fisher 2--22|
|TWST: Grant Enders 26-36-246-2|
|KENTST: Spencer Keith 10-19-82-0, David Fisher 3-3-84-0|
|TWST: Erron Banks 6-56, Spencer Wilkins 5-80, James Oboh 3-29, Tom Ryan 3-22, Leon Kinnard 3-15, Terrance West 2-10, Derrick Joseph 1-12, Daniel Vaughan 1-9, Trea' Jones 1-8, Emmanuel Holder 1-5|
|KENTST: Josh Boyle 3-95, Chris Humphrey 2-14, Tim Erjavec 2-10, Chris Gordon 1-11, Sam Miller 1-10, Kyle Payton 1-10, Dri Archer 1-8, Matthew Hurdle 1-5, Trayion Durham 1-3|