GAMEDAY College Football

Kent State 33, Akron 27

Associated Press

KENT, Ohio - Devontez Walker scored three touchdowns, first-time starter Devin Kargman threw two TD passes, and Kent State defeated Akron 33-27, giving the Golden Flashes the Wagon Wheel for the fourth consecutive time.

Kargman completed 14 of 25 passes for 215 yards with both of his touchdowns going to Walker, who also scored on a 14-yard reverse.

Kargman, a freshman who had attempted eight passes this season, started in place of Collin Schlee, who did not suit up for the game because of an undisclosed injury.

The Golden Flashes' Andrew Glass kicked a 42-yard field goal for a 33-24 lead early in the fourth quarter. Kent State held the nine-point advantage until 39 seconds remained when Akron settled for a Cory Smigel 42-yard field goal. The Zips had reached the 5-yard line on the drive, but DJ Irons was sacked by JoJo Evans and Khali Saunders on third-and-goal.

Marquez Cooper led Kent State (3-5, 2-2 Mid-American Conference) with 137 yards rushing on 28 carries. Walker had five receptions for 72 yards, including touchdowns of 35 yards and 10 yards. Bryan Bradford had a 58-yard touchdown run.

Irons completed 32 of 43 passes for 383 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He threw an 80-yard TD pass to Alex Adams, who caught nine passes for 199 yards for the Zips (1-7, 0-4).


Scoring Summary
First Quarter AkronKentSt
Akron TD 11:12 Alex Adams 80 yd pass from DJ Irons (Cory Smigel kick) 7 0
Second Quarter AkronKentSt
Akron FG 10:52 Cory Smigel 22 yd FG 10 0
KentSt TD 9:47 Bryan Bradford 58 yd run (Andrew Glass kick) 10 7
KentSt TD 4:56 Devontez Walker 35 yd pass from Devin Kargman (Andrew Glass kick) 10 14
Akron TD 1:48 DJ Irons 5 yd run (Cory Smigel kick) 17 14
KentSt TD 0:27 Devontez Walker 10 yd pass from Devin Kargman (Andrew Glass kick) 17 21
Third Quarter AkronKentSt
KentSt TD 11:18 Devontez Walker 14 yd run (failed 2pt rush) 17 27
KentSt FG 6:33 Andrew Glass 27 yd FG 17 30
Akron TD 2:41 DJ Irons 5 yd run (Cory Smigel kick) 24 30
Fourth Quarter AkronKentSt
KentSt FG 11:44 Andrew Glass 42 yd FG 24 33
Akron FG 0:39 Cory Smigel 42 yd FG 27 33
Team Stats
  Akron Kent State
First downs 28 22
  Rushing 7 11
  Passing 19 10
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 8-17, 47% 4-12, 33%
4th down efficiency 3-4, 75% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 43-109 39-242
Passing Yards 383 213
Return Yards 66 116
Completions-Attempts-Int 32-43-2 14-25-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 7--47 0-0
Punts 3 4
Punts-Average 34 42.3
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 6-45 8-65
Time of Possession 35:46 24:14
Akron Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Irons 32 43 383 1 2
Kent State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Kargman 14 25 213 2 0
Akron Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Price III 12 41 3.4 0
D. Irons 22 37 1.7 2
C. Wiley 9 31 3.4 0
Kent State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Cooper 28 137 4.9 0
B. Bradford 3 63 21.0 1
G. Garcia 4 25 6.3 0
D. Walker 1 14 14.0 1
D. Kargman 2 4 2.0 0
Akron Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Adams 9 199 22.1 1
S. Jacques-Louis 10 88 8.8 0
D. George 4 31 7.8 0
C. Price III 4 27 6.8 0
C. Anderson 2 17 8.5 0
S. Naim 1 15 15.0 0
C. Wiley 1 3 3.0 0
T. Banks 1 3 3.0 0
Kent State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Walker 5 72 14.4 2
J. Poke 2 51 25.5 0
D. Cephas 3 44 14.7 0
G. Garcia 1 24 24.0 0
R. James 2 18 9.0 0
T. Harris 1 4 4.0 0
Akron Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Kent State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Evans 1 29
M. Miller 1 0
Akron Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
N. Gettman 3 102 34.0
Kent State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Smith 4 169 42.3
Akron Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Grimes Jr. 2 6 3.0
Kent State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. James 2 24 12.0
Akron Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Hester 3 58 19.3
B. Golden 1 2 2.0
Kent State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Poke 2 63 31.5
Akron Missed FG
Player Length
Kent State Missed FG
Player Length
A. Glass 37




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