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Cardinals defeat Golden Flashes 27-20 in 2022 meeting

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

MACtion returned on Tuesday night with their mid-week college football games. The Ball State Cardinals defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes. 

The Cardinals won 27-20 over the Golden Flashes at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio. 

Ball State Cardinals quarterback John Paddock throws a pass during the first quarter of their college football game between the Ball State Cardinals and Kent State Golden Flashes
John Paddock throws a pass during the first quarter of their college football game between the Ball State Cardinals and Kent State Golden Flashes (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Cardinals improved to 5-4 on the season with the win. The win comes after a bye and a loss to the Eastern Michigan Eagles in their previous game. 

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The Golden Flashes fell to 3-6 with the loss. Kent State has dropped three of their last four games. 

Cardinals quarterback John Paddock went 26 of 41 for 242 yards. He also had two touchdown passes and one interception. 

Carson Steele had 29 carries for 192 yards and a touchdown. Jayshon Jackson had 10 receptions for 102 yards and one touchdown. 

Golden Flashes quarterback Collin Schlee went 25 of 41 for 183 yards. He threw one touchdown pass. 

Marquez Cooper had 32 carries for 168 yards and a touchdown. Ja’shaun Poke had 13 receptions for 87 yards. 

Cardinals’ Paddock hit Tanner Koziol for an eight-yard touchdown reception. Ben VonGunten also made a 31-yard field goal.

Cooper scored the lone Golden Flashes points in the second half. He scored on a 23-yard rushing touchdown.

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Kent State led 13-0 in the first quarter. Ball State responded with 17 straight points in the second quarter. 

The Cardinals led 17-13 at halftime. Steele scored on a 15-yard rushing touchdown. Paddock also connected with Jackson for a 43-yard touchdown reception. 

VonGunten also made a 34-yard field goal. 

Kent State’s Schlee hit Devontez Walker for a 14-yard touchdown reception. Andrew Glass also made two field goals.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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