Kent State ends Ohio’s MAC hopes

Published 11:55 pm Saturday, November 27, 2010

KENT (AP) — Eugene Jarvis ran for 106 yards and a touchdown to help Kent State end in-state rival Ohio’s hopes of reaching the Mid-American Conference title game in a 28-6 upset on Friday.

Ohio’s loss sends Miami of Ohio to the MAC title game to face Northern Illinois in Detroit next Friday. The loss also snapped the Bobcats’ (8-4, 6-2) eight-game winning streak on the road in MAC play.

Kent State (5-7, 4-4) finished with at least a .500 in the conference play for the fourth time in seven seasons under coach Doug Martin, who said on Sunday he will resign after the game.

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The Golden Flashes never trailed in the contest, jumping out to a 14-0 lead in first half after Luke Batton’s touchdown off a fumble recovery and Spencer Keith’s 1-yard rushing score.

Kent State’s defense finished with seven sacks, recovered two fumbles and had two interceptions.