Kent State at South Alabama

South Alabama grabs a 38-21 victory vs. Kent State


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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Kendall Houston rushed for two touchdowns to stretch a South Alabama lead and secure a 38-21 victory against Kent State Saturday.

Houston ran for a 3-yard touchdown in the third and a 14-yard touchdown in the fourth to set up a 38-14 advantage for South Alabama (3-3, 1-1 Sun Belt). Quarterback Ross Metheny and Jay Jones scored the Jaguars' two remaining rushing touchdowns.

David Fisher threw two touchdown passes in the fourth for the Golden Flashes (2-6, 1-3 MAC). His final touchdown pass occurred with just a minute left to play.

Dri Archer picked up the only other touchdown for Kent State with a 74-yard run in the second quarter. Archer also pulled in a 73-yard reception from Fisher in the fourth, and ended the game with 114 yards rushing and 85 yards receiving.

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Scoring Summary
SALAJay Jones 5 yd run (Aleem Sunanon kick)
SALAAleem Sunanon 45 yd FG
KENTSTDri Archer 74 yd run (Brad Miller kick)
SALADanny Woodson 16 yd pass from Ross Metheny (Aleem Sunanon kick)
SALAKendall Houston 3 yd run (Aleem Sunanon kick)
SALARoss Metheny 16 yd run (Aleem Sunanon kick)
KENTSTDri Archer 73 yd pass from David Fisher (Brad Miller kick)
SALAKendall Houston 14 yd run (Aleem Sunanon kick)
KENTSTCasey Pierce 4 yd pass from David Fisher (Brad Miller kick)
 
Team Stats
 KENTSTSALA
First Downs1729
Third Down Efficiency3-126-11
Fourth Down Efficiency1-30-2
Plays-Net Yards59-42877-481
Rushes-Yds33-24753-257
Passing Yds181224
Kick Return Yds95102
Punt Return Yds120
Passes14-26-016-24-0
Punts4-1582-81
Fumbles-Lost0-00-0
Penalties-Yds7-546-44
Time of Poss.25:1634:44
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
KENTST: Dri Archer 10-114, David Fisher 12-106, Anthony Meray 6-19, Trayion Durham 5-8
SALA: Jay Jones 13-99, Cris Dinham 12-67, Kendall Houston 7-43, Terrance Timmons 3-24, Ross Metheny 8-21, Julien Valentin 5-20, Team 1--2, Brandon Bridge 4--15
PASSING
KENTST: David Fisher 14-26-181-0
SALA: Ross Metheny 16-23-224-0, Brandon Bridge 0-1-0-0
RECEIVING
KENTST: Tyshon Goode 7-45, Casey Pierce 3-30, Dri Archer 2-85, Trayion Durham 1-15, Chris Humphrey 1-6
SALA: Wes Saxton 4-38, Shavarez Smith 3-63, Danny Woodson 3-38, Jereme Jones 2-23, Jay Jones 1-38, Cris Dinham 1-10, Bryant Lavender 1-9, Rush Hendricks 1-5
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Kent State1st Mid American East0-00-0
South Alabama1st Sun Belt 0-00-0

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