Courtesy: Kent State Athletic Communications
WACO, Texas -Kent State moved the ball up and down the field all night, but had little to show for it on the scoreboard in a 31-15 loss to Baylor Saturday (Oct. 3) at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Golden Flashes totaled 424 yards of offense including the second straight 100-yard rushing performance by sophomore Jacquise Terry.
The Bears took a 21-7 lead into halftime after KSU got on the board on its opening possession. Junior receiver Leneric Muldrow caught a backwards pass from Giorgio Morgan and fired a pass of his own, 35 yards to Jameson Konz for the game's first touchdown. Two possessions later the Flashes had an opportunity to get the lead back taking the ball down inside the Baylor 10 yard line. However, a Dri Archer touchdown run was called back on a penalty and a Freddy Cortez field goal attempt was blocked.
The Flashes were flagged for 10 first half penalties.
Trailing 28-7 in the third quarter, Terry dashed 61 yards to the end zone getting a key downfield block from Tyson Goode. Following the Terry touchdown, KSU took the ball inside the Baylor 20 on the next three possessions but had no points to show for it. The Flashes' defense made the next big play when Aaron Hulltackled Baylor running back Terran Ganaway in the end zone for a safety. KSU quickly took the ball into Bear territory once again, but a Terry fumble gave the momentum back to Baylor.
Junior safety Brian Lainhart led both sides with 14 tackles.
The Golden Flashes put their 1-0 MAC record on the line Saturday, Oct. 10, hosting Bowling Green on Homecoming weekend.