Hynes’ late FG lifts Kent State over Central Michigan 27-24
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Shane Hynes’ 35-yard field goal as time expired lifted Kent State to a 27-24 win over Central Michigan on Saturday.
Hynes’ kick came at the end of an 11-play, 68-yard drive. Nick Holley had 102 yards passing with a touchdown and 144 yards rushing with a 68-yard TD run for Kent State (3-6, 2-3 Mid-American).
Cooper Rush threw two touchdown passes and 244 yards for CMU, but also had three interceptions. Central Michigan benefited from a blocked-punt safety and a pick-6.
In the third quarter, Rush found Mark Chapman from 40 yards to go up 17-10. On the ensuing possession, Tony Annese picked off Holley’s pass and went 28 yards for a touchdown to give the Chippewas (5-4, 2-3) a two-score lead.
The Golden Flashes answered with an 82-yard drive, culminated by Justin Rankin’s 1-yard TD plunge. Then in the fourth, Holley busted off his long touchdown run to tie it at 24.