Towson at Kent State

Kent St. 41, Towson 21

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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.

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Scoring Summary
KENTSTSpencer Keith 5 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)
KENTSTDri Archer 15 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)
KENTSTFreddy Cortez 35 yd FG
TWSTTerrance West 8 yd run (D.J. Soven kick)
KENTSTDri Archer 98 yd kick return (Freddy Cortez kick)
KENTSTFreddy Cortez 22 yd FG
KENTSTDri Archer 18 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)
KENTSTJosh Boyle 63 yd pass from David Fisher (Freddy Cortez kick)
TWSTTerrance West 1 yd run (D.J. Soven kick)
TWSTJames Oboh 4 yd pass from Grant Enders (D.J. Soven kick)
 
Team Stats
 TWSTKENTST
First Downs1915
Third Down Efficiency7-125-14
Fourth Down Efficiency2-31-2
Plays-Net Yards66-31660-267
Rushes-Yds30-7038-101
Passing Yds246166
Kick Return Yds95155
Punt Return Yds00
Passes26-36-213-22-0
Punts2-542-77
Fumbles-Lost4-40-0
Penalties-Yds7-396-35
Time of Poss.31:5828:2
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
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
PASSING
TWST: Grant Enders 26-36-246-2
KENTST: Spencer Keith 10-19-82-0, David Fisher 3-3-84-0
RECEIVING
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