KENT, Ohio (AP) - Kent State gained 400 of their 546 total yards on the ground as the Golden Flashes won their eighth-straight game, defeating Miami (Ohio) 48-32 Saturday in Mid-American Conference action.
Trayion Durham led Kent State (9-1, 6-0) with 172 yards on 20 carries, Dri Archer tallied 151 yards on 11 carries, and quarterback Spencer Keith added 76 yards on nine carries.
The trio combined for five first-half rushing touchdowns as Kent State took a 35-10 lead into halftime.
Durham and Archer, who each scored twice, have both been named candidates for the Doak Walker Award honoring the nation's best running back. Kent State is one of just five teams with two running backs nominated for the award.
Zac Dysert completed 37 of 50 passes for 455 yards and four touchdowns for Miami (4-6, 3-3) but was sacked five times and threw two interceptions.
|KENTST||Trayion Durham 10 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|KENTST||Dri Archer 35 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|KENTST||Dri Archer 43 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|KENTST||Trayion Durham 9 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|MIAOH||Nick Harwell 12 yd pass from Zac Dysert (Kaleb Patterson kick)|
|KENTST||Spencer Keith 28 yd run (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|MIAOH||Kaleb Patterson 33 yd FG|
|MIAOH||Andy Cruse 47 yd pass from Zac Dysert (Andy Cruse 2pt pass from Zac Dysert)|
|KENTST||Freddy Cortez 48 yd FG|
|KENTST||Dri Archer 33 yd pass from Spencer Keith (Freddy Cortez kick)|
|MIAOH||Andy Cruse 9 yd pass from Zac Dysert (Kaleb Patterson kick)|
|KENTST||Freddy Cortez 32 yd FG|
|MIAOH||Dawan Scott 7 yd pass from Zac Dysert (Kaleb Patterson kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||3-9||4-12|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-1||1-1|
|Kick Return Yds||32||76|
|Punt Return Yds||4||0|
|Time of Poss.||31:3||28:57|
|KENTST: Trayion Durham 20-172, Dri Archer 11-151, Spencer Keith 9-69, Julian Durden 4-9, Eric Adeyemi 1-7, Josh Boyle 1-0, Team 1--2, Anthony Meray 1--7|
|MIAOH: Jamire Westbrook 4-26, Zac Dysert 10-0, Luke Swift 1-0, Austin Boucher 1-0|
|KENTST: Spencer Keith 10-16-147-2|
|MIAOH: Zac Dysert 37-50-455-2|
|KENTST: Dri Archer 2-54, Trayion Durham 2-26, Chris Humphrey 1-27, Matthew Hurdle 1-14, Tim Erjavec 1-10, Casey Pierce 1-10, Josh Boyle 1-5, Kyle Payton 1-1|
|MIAOH: Nick Harwell 10-122, Andy Cruse 8-123, Dawan Scott 6-70, Luke Swift 4-71, Steve Marck 4-22, Dustin White 2-12, Orlando David 1-17, Spencer Treadwell 1-12, Jamire Westbrook 1-6|
|Kent State||1st Mid American East||8-1||11-3|
|Miami (Ohio)||4th Mid American East||3-5||4-8|