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Kent State football team falls at Miami of Ohio

By Allen Moff | Staff Writer Published: October 15, 2016 6:20 PM

OXFORD — The Kent State football team let an 11-point third-quarter lead slip away and fell 18-14 to previously winless Miami on Saturday afternoon at Yager Stadium.

Junior quarterback Nick Holley's second touchdown of the game, a 21-yard run, gave the Golden Flashes (2-5, 1-2 Mid-American Conference) a 14-3 lead with 8:45 to go in the third quarter. But the RedHawks (1-6, 1-2) responded with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Gus Ragland to Alonzo Smith, then received two points for a safety after a KSU shotgun snap sailed out of the back of the end zone.

Miami then won the game on a 55-yard TD pass from Ragland to Kenny Young with 1:34 remaining.

Holley made his third collegiate start at quarterback and rushed for 84 yards on 24 carries while completing 7-of-11 passes for 91 yards with an interception, but was not able to play in Kent State's final two series after suffering an injury.

For more on Saturday's game, check out the print and online editions of Saturday's Record-Courier.

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