Flashes claim 4th straight win with victory over Temple

Sean Joseph

A sloppy game by both teams provided the Kent State football team with its fourth straight win, and Temple with its 18th straight loss.

The Flashes’ (4-2, 3-0 Mid-American Conference) 28-17 win came with 11 penalties for 75 yards. Sophomore quarterback Julian Edelman was 14-for-25 and ended up with 211 yards. Junior runningback Jon Drager led the team in rushing, with 84 yards and two touchdowns.

Temple (0-6) broke out at the beginning of the game and scored first with 13 minutes and nine seconds left in the first quarter. The Owls also scored a field goal during the first quarter and were held scoreless until there was 1:37 left in the game, when no Kent State starters were on the field.

Edelman ran in for an 11-yard touchdown, and the extra point tied the game 7-7 in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, senior wide receiver Najah Pruden scored a 16-yard touchdown to put the Flashes ahead for good.

Drager gave Kent State some cushion with a three-yard touchdown run and walked into the end zone for a one-yard score in the fourth quarter.

Junior quarterback Michael Machen was put in the game for the first time this season with less than six minutes left in the game. His first pass was almost picked off in the end zone. He finished one-for-two passing for -4 yards after his second pass was deflected at the line of scrimmage.

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