Archer carries, passes Kent State over Army 31-17

Archer carries, passes Kent State over Army 31-17
October 13, 2012, 3:49 pm
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Army players to the field for warm-ups before a NCAA college football game against Kent State at Michie Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)


WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Dri Archer rushed for 222 yards - including an explosive 87-yard touchdown late in the game - and completed a trick 24-yard touchdown pass as Kent State defeated Army 31-17 Saturday.

Spencer Keith threw for 60 yards and a touchdown and caught Archer's lob on a halfback option to give Kent State an early lead it never relinquished.

Trayion Durham added 65 rushing yards and a score for the Golden Flashes, who won their first nonconference road game in five years, are 5-1 for the first time since 1973.

Trent Steelman had 66 rushing yards and another 66 passing to lead the Black Knights (1-5), who fell to a Mid-American Conference opponent for the sixth straight time. Malcolm Brown added 92 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown run.

Army, which stunned Boston College a week ago, hasn't won back-to-back games since 2010, a streak of nine losses following a victory.