No. 25 Kent State beats Bowling Green 31-24

No. 25 Kent State beats Bowling Green 31-24
November 17, 2012, 3:44 pm
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Kent State's Dri Archer (1) runs the ball into the end zone on a 79-yard run during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Bowling Green, , Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Bowling Green, Ohio. (AP Photo/J.D. Pooley)


BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) Dri Archer had two long touchdown runs and finished with 241 yards rushing, leading No. 25 Kent State to a 31-24 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday and the school's first Mid-American Conference title game.

The Golden Flashes' defense stopped Bowling Green twice within the last five minutes inside Kent State territory.

Luke Wollet's interception in the end zone with 21 seconds left sealed the victory.

Bowling Green (7-4, 5-2) had driven to the Kent State 14 before coming up empty on four consecutive throws.

Archer scored on runs of 79 and 74 yards for Kent State (10-1, 7-0 MAC).

It was a game of big plays on both sides, with four touchdowns going for over 70 yards.