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Akron scores on final play to beat Wolfpack



Published: Sun, September 10, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Dennis Kennedy's third 1-yard touchdown run -- on the last play of the game -- capped a frantic fourth quarter and lifted Akron to a 20-17 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday.

The Zips (1-1) took advantage of an unsportsmanlike conduct call on the Wolfpack after Marcus Stone's 11-yard scoring pass to Jamelle Eugene with 1:07 remaining. The 15-yard penalty moved the kickoff back and allowed Akron to return the ball to its own 33.

Luke Getsy completed two passes totaling 42 yards to Jabari Arthur, down to the Wolfpack 25. Following an incompletion, Getsy scrambled 14 yards to the N.C. State 11, then added a 10-yard dash to the 1 with 3.5 seconds remaining.

On the next play, Kennedy nudged the ball across the goal line just before his knee hit the ground. The Wolfpack (1-1) were out of time outs and unable to challenge the call.

Army 17, Kent St. 14, OT

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Austin Miller kicked a 36-yard field goal in overtime to lift Army.

Tony Moore ran for two short touchdowns and Wesley McMahand rushed 19 times for 90 yards to lead Army (1-1).

Kent State (0-2), which lost its 11th straight game, began the overtime from the 25-yard line, but ran only two plays before quarterback Julian Edelman fumbled at the 22.

Ohio 35, N. Illinois 21

DEKALB, Ill. -- Quarterback Austen Everson threw for 322 yards and three touchdowns to lead Ohio.

Everson, who was 23-of-31, had the most yards for an Ohio quarterback since 1986. He connected on scoring plays of 63 yards to William Norwood, 16 yards to Rudy Sylvan and 58 yards to halfback Kalvin McRae.

Bowling Green 48, Buffalo 40, 3OT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Anthony Turner threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Ruben Ruiz and Jacob Hardwick forced a fumble on the last play of the third overtime for Bowling Green.

W. Michigan 31, Toledo 10

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Mark Bonds rushed for a career-high 134 yards and one touchdown Saturday night, leading Western Michigan to a 31-10 victory over Toledo.

It was the Broncos' first win over Toledo since 2000, the last year Western Michigan won the MAC West.




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