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Kent State football team earns first win of 2016, 27-7 over Monmouth

By Allen Moff | Staff Writer Published: September 17, 2016 6:26 PM

The Kent State football team defeated FCS foe Monmouth 27-7 Saturday afternoon at Dix Stadium to snap a seven-game losing streak dating back to last season.

The Golden Flashes (1-2) controlled the game the entire way, and put it away when freshman quarterback Mylik Mitchell hit junior Nick Holley between two defenders for a 28-yard score that put them up 27-7 with 2:34 to play.

Mitchell completed 14-of-18 passes for 106 yards and a pair of scores in his second collegiate start, and also led the Flashes with 77 yards rushing on 14 carries.

Kent State's defense held the Hawks (2-1) to 199 total yards and piled up five sacks. Senior linebacker Elcee Refuge set up the clinching touchdown with a diving interception.

Holley finished with seven catches for 65 yards and grabbed a pair of TD passes, while twin brother Nate amassed 17 tackles from his safety spot.

The Flashes will visit defending national champion Alabama next Saturday at noon.

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