|Date of game: 11/28/2014
Recap: Kent State vs. Akron
Kent, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Colin Reardon tossed a go-ahead 5-yard touchdown pass to Chris Humphrey with a minute remaining and Kent State hung on for a 27-24 win over Akron on Friday.
After Jawon Chisholm's 80-yard punt return for a score put the Zips in front with 4 1/2 minutes left, Humphrey's grab capped a 10-play, 77-yard drive on the Golden Flashes' ensuing touch.
Jordan Italiano intercepted Kyle Pohl on Akron's next snap from scrimmage to seal the outcome and keep the Zips from becoming bowl eligible.
Humphrey caught nine passes for 123 yards and a touchdown, Reardon was 28- of-45 for 298 yards with a pair of scores and an interception and Nick Holley carried the ball 14 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns for Kent State (2-9, 1-6 MAC), which snapped a three-game losing streak.
Chisholm ran for 184 yards and three scores on 19 totes for the Zips (5-7, 3-5), who dropped five of their last six games to close the year.
Kent State led 13-7 at the break, with all the first half's scoring coming in the opening frame.
Humphrey's 38-yard catch on the Golden Flash's first drive led to a Holley 1-yard TD run, but Akron blocked a punt a little past the midway point of the stanza and Chisholm ran in from two yards out to tie the game. Holley's 24-yard scamper put Kent State in front, but the two-point conversion was unsuccessful.
Robert Stein and Chisholm sandwiched a 41-yard field goal and 41-yard TD run, respectively, around a Casey Pierce 19-yard TD catch in the third quarter and Kent State entered the final frame with a 20-17 edge.Game Notes