UMASS 7 17 3 13 40
KENTST 3 7 7 0 17
Date of game: 10/11/2014

Recap: Kent State vs. Massachusetts

Kent, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Blake Frohnapfel threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns as the Massachusetts Minutemen defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes, 40-17, in a Mid-American Conference battle at Dix Stadium.

Frohnapfel connected on 23-of-38 passes for the Minutemen (1-6, 1-2 MAC), while Lorenzo Woodley rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown. Jalen Williams had 64 yards and a touchdown on four receptions but Alex Kenney had team-highs of five catches and 76 yards receiving.

As for the Golden Flashes (0-6, 0-3), Colin Reardon threw for 191 yards, one touchdown and an interception, completing 22-of-41 pass attempts.

Anthony Melchiori kicked a 41-yard field goal for an early 3-0 lead in favor of Kent State.

With 3:32 left in the first quarter, Frohnapfel threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Matt Tuleja to give the Minutemen a 7-3 lead.

Kent State responded when Anthony Meray would scored on a 43-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter.

Frohnapfel capped of a seven-play, 73-yard drive with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Williams with just over nine minutes left in the second quarter.

A few minutes later Logan Laurent would add a 31-yard field goal to give the Minutemen a 17-10 lead.

The Minutemen owned a 24-10 edge entering the break after Frohnapfel finished off an 11-play, 70-yard drive with a four-yard touchdown pass to Jean Sifrin just before the halftime.

With seven minutes left in the third quarter, Reardon connected on a five-yard touchdown pass to Josh Boyle to cut the deficit to 24-17.

The Minutemen would respond with a 22-yard field goal from Laurent as well as a 10-yard touchdown run from Woodley and a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown by Jackson Porter, which really put the game away.

The Minutemen won despite committing 10 penalties for 105 yards and only converting on 2-of-13 third down tries.

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