Kent State regains wheel in season-high 69-point performance

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Kent State Golden Flashes scored a season-high 69 points on Tuesday night. They scored 69 points in a 69-35 win over the Akron Zips at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio.

Kent State won for the first-time in the series since November 2014 when they won 27-24. Akron had won the last three games between these two men with the last win being in 2017.

Kent State Golden Flashes football players celebrate with the wheel after their big win over the Akron Zips
Kent State Golden Flashes football players celebrate with the wheel after their big win over the Akron Zips (Photo by Kent State Football/Instagram)

The Golden Flashes now trail in the all-time series 191-12. With the win, Kent State has regained the wheel.

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This season, Kent State is off to a 3-0 start. Akron has dropped to 0-3 on the season.

This was the second straight game that the Golden Flashes scored 60-plus points. They have outscored their opponents, 131-59, in those two games.

Kent State quarterback Dustin Crum went 22 of 25 for 348 yards. He had three touchdown passes. 

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Collin Schlee went 2 of 2 for 12 yards. He also had a touchdown pass.

Marquez Cooper had 14 carries for 107 yards and three touchdowns. Isaiah McKoy had six receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown.

Zips quarterback Zach Gibson went 9 of 15 for 154 yards. He had one interception. 

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Teon Dollard had 28 carries for 202 yards and four touchdowns. Nate Stewart had two receptions for 68 yards. 

Cooper led the Golden Flashes with the aforementioned three rushing yards. Crum and Xavier Williams combined for three additional touchdowns. 

McKoy, Ja’Shaun Poke, Bryan Bradford, and Javaughn Williams also had touchdown receptions. 

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Dollard had the aforementioned four rushing touchdowns for the Zips. Xavior Gray also recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.

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