AKRON 14 10 0 0 24
KENTST 0 14 14 7 35
Date of game: 11/3/2012

Recap: Kent State vs. Akron

Kent, OH (Sports Network) - Dir Archer and Trayion Durham each rushed for over 100 yards as the Kent State Golden Flashes rode a strong second half to a 35-24 win over the Akron Zips in Mid-American Conference play at Dix Stadium.

Archer racked up 126 yards and a touchdown on only 11 carries while Durham had 107 yards and three scores on 24 carries for Kent State (8-1, 5-0 MAC). Spencer Keith completed 14-of-19 pass attempts for 103 yards and also scored a touchdown on the ground. The Golden Flashes have won seven straight.

Dalton Williams threw for 312 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 30-of-41 passing for Akron (1-9, 0-6). Jawon Chisholm rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown and Marquelo Suel hauled in 11 passes for 85 yards. Akron has lost seven straight.

Akron opened up the scoring with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Williams to Jerrod Dillard midway through the first quarter. The score finished off a 14- play drive that went for 89 yards and lasted more than six minutes.

Williams hooked up with Dillard for a touchdown, this time from 21 yards out, as the Zips' lead grew to 14-0.

Kent State cut into that lead early in the second quarter when Durham scored on a one-yard touchdown run.

The Zips answered right back with a 50-yard touchdown run from Chisholm a little more than four minutes later.

Keith scored on a four-yard touchdown run to put an end to an eight-play, 60-yard drive.

Robert Stein would add a 32-yard field goal as time expired in the first half to move Akron to a 24-14 advantage.

A six-yard touchdown run from Durham midway through the third quarter helped Kent State cut into the Zips' lead.

Kent State would take its first lead of the game on a 30-yard touchdown run from Archer on the Golden Flashes' next possession.

Durham would add a 15-yard touchdown run with less than a minute left in regulation to seal the win for the Golden Flashes.

Kent State converted on just 3-of-11 attempts on third down but was successful on both fourth down conversion tries.

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