AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Dustin Crum threw a touchdown pass, Matthew Trickett kicked four field goals and Kent State beat Akron 26-3 on Saturday, snapping a four-game skid against the Zips in the annual Crystal Clinic Wagon Wheel trophy game.
Crum's 49-yard pass to Isaiah McKoy capped Kent State's opening drive, Trickett added a 36-yard field goal and Will Matthews scored on a 5-yard run for a 17-3 halftime lead.
Trickett kicked a 43-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and a 45-yarder after Jabbar Price recovered a fumble.
The Golden Flashes (3-3, 2-0 Mid-American) outgained the Zips 382-297 and held them to 95 yards rushing while stopping them twice on downs and forcing three punts and a fumble.
Crum was 16 of 21 for 149 yards passing and gained 82 yards on 14 carries while Matthews gained 126 yards on 25 tries.