Kent State at Eastern Michigan

Kent St. 41, E. Michigan 14


YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Dri Archer's three touchdowns - one rushing, one receiving and one on a kickoff return - helped Kent State spoil Eastern Michigan's homecoming with a 41-14 victory Saturday afternoon.

Archer scored on a 5-yard pass from Spencer Keith early in the second quarter, then ran the second-half kickoff back 98 yards to put the Golden Flashes (4-1, 3-0 Mid-American) ahead 24-7. Later in the third, his 64-yard run made it 38-7.

Trayion Martin added 116 rushing yards and two touchdowns as Kent State totaled 321 yards on the ground. Freddy Cortez kicked two field goals to bookend the scoring for the Golden Flashes.

Bronson Hill ran 68 yards for a score for the Eagles (0-5, 0-2), and Tyler Benz hit Demarius Reed for a 25-yard touchdown but completed just eight other passes, with two interceptions. Other than the two scoring plays, Eastern Michigan managed just 107 yards of total offense.

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Scoring Summary
KENTSTFreddy Cortez 42 yd FG
KENTSTDri Archer 5 yd pass from Spencer Keith (Freddy Cortez kick)
EMICHBronson Hill 68 yd run (Dylan Mulder kick)
KENTSTTrayion Durham 4 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)
KENTSTDri Archer 98 yd kick return (Freddy Cortez kick)
KENTSTTrayion Durham 2 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)
KENTSTDri Archer 64 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)
KENTSTFreddy Cortez 20 yd FG
EMICHDemarius Reed 25 yd pass from Tyler Benz (Dylan Mulder kick)
Team Stats
First Downs277
Third Down Efficiency7-170-9
Fourth Down Efficiency3-30-0
Plays-Net Yards81-46738-200
Passing Yds14693
Kick Return Yds138161
Punt Return Yds20-2
Time of Poss.42:1017:50
Individual Stats
KENTST: Trayion Durham 24-116, Dri Archer 8-72, David Fisher 6-60, Anthony Melchiori 1-42, Julian Durden 8-13, Anthony Meray 5-11, Spencer Keith 3-11, Team 2--4
EMICH: Bronson Hill 4-70, Tyler Benz 7-26, Dominique Sherrer 2-8, Alex Gillett 3-6, Javonti Greene 3-1, Ryan Brumfield 2--4
KENTST: Spencer Keith 12-21-113-1, David Fisher 2-3-33-0
EMICH: Tyler Benz 9-17-93-2
KENTST: Dri Archer 4-52, Josh Boyle 4-50, Chris Humphrey 2-20, Matthew Hurdle 2-12, Zack Hitchens 1-7, Tim Erjavec 1-5
EMICH: Demarius Reed 4-55, Tyreese Russell 3-25, Quincy Jones 1-8, Donald Scott 1-5
Kent State5th Mid American East2-63-9
Eastern Michigan4th Mid American West4-47-6

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