GAMEDAY College Football

Kent State 60, Virginia Military 10

Associated Press

KENT, Ohio - Montre Miller intercepted three passes, seven different players scored rushing touchdowns and Kent State cruised to a 60-10 win over VMI.

The Golden Flashes (1-1) piled up 698 total yards, 494 on the ground. Marquez Cooper led the way with 119 yards on 12 carries and scored the opening touchdown 1 1/2 minutes into the game. Joachim Bangda scored on a 60-yard run and Daniel Bangura closed it out with a 49-yard scamper. Receiver Nykeim Johnson, a Syracuse transfer, had a touchdown rushing and receiving.

Elvis Hines also had an interception, the second consecutive week Kent State picked off four passes. Prior to the four picks in last week's loss to Texas A&M, the Golden Flashes hadn't had four interceptions since 2015.

VMI (1-1), a ranked FCS team, trailed 39-0 at half and was limited to 284 total yards, 94 coming on a fourth-quarter drive, capped by a 5-yard Hunter Rice run.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter VMIKentSt
KentSt TD 13:31 Marquez Cooper 2 yard TD run (Andrew Glass Extra Point) 0 7
KentSt TD 8:38 Dustin Crum 35 yard TD run (Andrew Glass Extra Point) 0 14
KentSt TD 3:35 Nykeim Johnson 14 yard TD run (Mandela Lawrence-Burke 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 0 22
Second Quarter VMIKentSt
KentSt FG 14:20 Andrew Glass 20 yard field goal 0 25
KentSt TD 9:31 Bryan Bradford 7 yard TD run (Andrew Glass Extra Point) 0 32
KentSt TD 0:45 Nykeim Johnson 20 yard TD pass from Dustin Crum (Andrew Glass Extra Point) 0 39
Third Quarter VMIKentSt
VMI FG 11:55 Jack Culbreath 43 yard field goal 3 39
KentSt TD 5:34 Collin Schlee 21 yard TD run (Andrew Glass Extra Point) 3 46
KentSt TD 0:25 Joachim Bangda 60 yard TD run (Andrew Glass Extra Point) 3 53
Fourth Quarter VMIKentSt
VMI TD 2:45 Hunter Rice 5 yard TD run (Jerry Rice Extra Point) 10 53
KentSt TD 2:36 Daniel Bangura 49 yard TD run (Casey Magyar Extra Point) 10 60
Team Stats
  VMI Kent State
First downs 20 32
  Rushing 8 25
  Passing 6 6
  Penalty 6 1
3rd Down Efficiency 5-15, 33% 11-18, 61%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 3-3, 100%
Rushes-Yards 37-138 62-494
Passing Yards 146 199
Return Yards 16 63
Completions-Attempts-Int 17-36-4 14-20-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-10 1-6
Punts 4 2
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 3-42 9-93
VMI Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Ironside 7 12 91 0 1
S. Morgan 10 24 55 0 3
Kent State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Crum 12 17 181 1 0
C. Schlee 2 3 18 0 0
VMI Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Raymond 12 57 4.8 0
H. Rice 11 39 3.5 1
K. Bridy 8 28 3.5 0
C. Ironside 3 8 2.7 0
S. Morgan 3 6 2.0 0
Kent State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Cooper 12 119 9.9 1
J. Bangda 7 80 11.4 1
D. Bangura 7 77 11.0 1
D. Crum 8 70 8.8 1
X. Williams 13 65 5.0 0
B. Bradford 11 45 4.1 1
C. Schlee 1 21 21.0 1
N. Johnson 2 14 7.0 1
S. Carson 1 3 3.0 0
VMI Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. DaSilva 2 37 18.5 0
V. Johnson 1 32 32.0 0
J. Herres 4 23 5.8 0
K. Bridy 2 15 7.5 0
L. Thomas 3 13 4.3 0
A. Cooper II 2 12 6.0 0
M. Jackson 1 8 8.0 0
R. Raymond 1 5 5.0 0
A. Twombly 1 1 1.0 0
Kent State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
N. Johnson 5 55 11.0 1
D. Cephas 2 54 27.0 0
D. Walker 2 40 20.0 0
L. Floriea 2 25 12.5 0
X. Williams 1 14 14.0 0
J. Bangda 1 6 6.0 0
K. Abram 1 5 5.0 0
VMI Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Kent State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Miller 3 3
E. Hines 1 33
VMI Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Culbreath 3 140 46.7
C. Ironside 1 21 21.0
Kent State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Smith 2 92 46.0
VMI Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Kent State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Bangura 1 3 3.0
C. Blue 1 0 0
VMI Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Dennis 4 16 4.0
K. Bridy 1 0 0
Kent State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Williams 1 -1 -1.0
I. Wooden 1 25 25.0
VMI Missed FG
Player Length
Kent State Missed FG
Player Length




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