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.
|KENTST||Freddy Cortez 42 yd FG|
|KENTST||Dri Archer 5 yd pass from Spencer Keith (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|EMICH||Bronson Hill 68 yd run (Dylan Mulder kick)|
|KENTST||Trayion Durham 4 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|KENTST||Dri Archer 98 yd kick return (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|KENTST||Trayion Durham 2 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|KENTST||Dri Archer 64 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|KENTST||Freddy Cortez 20 yd FG|
|EMICH||Demarius Reed 25 yd pass from Tyler Benz (Dylan Mulder kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||7-17||0-9|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||3-3||0-0|
|Kick Return Yds||138||161|
|Punt Return Yds||20||-2|
|Time of Poss.||42:10||17:50|
|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 State||5th Mid American East||3-5||4-8|
|Eastern Michigan||5th Mid American West||1-7||2-10|