Comeback Falls Just Short In 16-14 Loss To Kent State
Sept. 16, 2006
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Julian Edelman passed for one touchdown and ran for another and Kent State kept Miami scoreless deep into the third quarter and held on to break an 11-game losing streak with a 16-14 victory Saturday.
Edelman was 14-of-22 for 244 yards, including a 16-yard scoring pass to Najah Pruden.
The Golden Flashes (1-2, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) rolled to a 16-0 lead before Brandon Murphy scored for Miami (0-3, 0-1) on a 3-yard run with 2:46 remaining in the third quarter.
Mike Kokal's 2-yard TD run with 1:04 remaining in the fourth pulled Miami within two. But Kokal's attempt at a 2-point conversion to tie was incomplete.
Kokal was 20-of-35 for 167 yards, but was sacked six times.
Nate Reed kicked a 30-yard field goal for the Golden Flashes.