Flashes shut out by Penn State

DKS Sports Staff

Kent State’s offense could not take advantage of No. 22 Penn State’s mishaps as the Flashes fell to the Nittany Lions 24-0 today at Beaver Stadium.

After Penn State scored on its first two drives — the first coming from sophomore quarterback Spencer Keith’s early interception — it turned the ball over in three of its next five possessions. The Flashes could not capitalize, turning the ball over twice and missing a 47-yard field goal attempt.

Keith struggled with being consistently accurate for the second consecutive week, throwing for 170 yards and two interceptions. Penn State limited the Flashes to 228 yards of total offense.

The Flashes’ defense did its part by holding the Nittany Lions scoreless for 30 minutes between the first and third quarters. The offense, however, never found its rhythm in the shutout loss.

The Flashes will go back on the road Oct. 2 when they open Mid-American Conference play at Miami.

— Sports staff