Bollas gets first career start, 15-10 victory over UMASS

Stephen Means II

Kent State (3-4, 2-1Mid American Conference) snapped an eight-game road losing streak by beating the University of Massachusetts (1-5, 0-2 MAC), 15-10.


 The Flashes changed things up at  quarterback position by benching redshirt junior Colin Reardon for redshirt freshmen George Bollas. In his first career start Bollas threw 135 yards and one touchdown while completing all but five passes. Bollas added 79 rushing yards on 15 carries.

The Flashes were the only team to score in the second half after heading into halftime tied at 10. Kent State forced its second safety of the season along with a 39-yard field goal from redshirt freshmen Shane Hynes.

Junior Charles Chandler scored the Flashes only touchdown of the day on a one-yard reception from Bollas.

Senior tight end Rodney Mills led the Minutemen with 96 yards on four receptions. Senior Quarterback Blake Frohnapfel was 17-for-33 for 171 yards through the air.

The win also surpasses the Flashes win total for all of last season and puts them in second place in the MAC East standings.

The Flashes return home next Saturday to take on Bowling Green. Kickoff at Dix Stadium is at 1pm.

Stephen Means is a sports reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected].