Ball State falls on last second field goal to Kent State

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Kent State's Freddy Cortez kicked the winning 25-yard field goal with 6 seconds left in the game to lift Kent State to 45-43 victory against Ball State on Saturday.

Spencer Keith passed for 295 yards and three touchdowns for Kent State (3-1, 2-0 Mid-American Conference), two of them to Dri Archer, who also returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. He caught only three passes, but they totaled 104 yards.

Spencer was 16 of 31 and threw one interception, and Trayion Durham ran for 91 yards and two touchdowns.

The Golden Flashes have won their past six games against teams currently in the Mid-American Conference.

Keith Wenning to Willie Snead was most of the offense for Ball State (3-2, 1-1). Wenning was 32 of 43 for 445 yards and five touchdowns, and Snead caught 14 balls for 216 yards and two touchdowns. Connor Ryan also caught two touchdown passes.

Former Notre Dame lineman and former WNDU intern Brandon Newman had his first career interception with 6:00 left in the game for Ball State. It led to a go ahead touchdown for Ball State before Kent State won the game with the field goal.


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