OXFORD, Ohio - The Miami University football team fell to Kent State, 48-32, Saturday afternoon at Yager Stadium.
The RedHawks, who dropped to 4-6 overall and 3-3 in Mid-American Conference, fell behind early, as the Golden Flashes ran wild in the first half.
Dri Archer and Trayion Durham combined for 323 yards rushing and four scores in the win. Kent State (9-1, 6-0 MAC) finished with 546 yards of total offense and led 35-10 at halftime.
Miami got on the board at the 7:23 mark in the second quarter, scoring on a 12-yard pass from Zac Dysert to junior wide receiver Nick Harwell The touchdown was Harwell's 22nd of his career, which ties him for third all-time in the program's history with Ryne Robinson (2003-06).
Dysert, who finished 37 of 50 passing for 455 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions, passed 15 different quarterback, including Peyton Manning on his way to becoming the 27th-ranked passer in NCAA FBS history. The senior also moved up the MAC's all-time passing list to third with 11,452 career yards.
Kaleb Patterson nailed a 33-yard field goal late in the first half. He finished 1 of 2 on field goal attempts.
Dysert and senior wide receiver Andy Cruse hooked up twice in the second half to make it a game. Cruse hauled in a 47-yard TD pass with 7:28 to go in the third and caught another score, a 9-yard strike from Dysert, early in the fourth.
Both Cruse and Harwell had 100-plus yard days for Miami. Harwell finished with 10 catches for 122 yards, while Cruse had 123 yards on eight catches.
Dysert rounded out the host's scoring with a 7-yard TD pass to sophomore Dawan Scott with 1:58 to go.
Only down two scores, Miami attempted a onside kick but Kent State recovered to seal the win.
The RedHawks travel to play Central Michigan Saturday, Nov. 17, before returning home to host Ball State in their regular season finale Friday, Nov. 23. Miami must win out to become bowl eligible.