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Ohio tops Kent St.

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Tyler Tettleton threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns as Ohio held off Kent State 17-10 on Saturday to start a season 4-1 for the first time since 1997.

Tettleton needed 252 yards to move into second place all-time for passing yards by a Bobcats sophomore and has 1,200.

By winning the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams Ohio is 3-0 at home for the first time since 2005, Frank Solich’s first season as head coach.

After the Golden Flashes (1-4) took a 7-3 lead on a 1-yard run by Spencer Keith with 4:01 to go before halftime, LaVon Brazill caught a 4-yard touchdown pass to put the Bobcats ahead for good. Brazill finished with eight catches for 102 yards to move into fifth place all-time among Ohio receivers.

Ryan Boykin added a 7-yard scoring reception with 2:15 left in the third quarter and also had 72 yards rushing.

Kent St. 0 7 0 3 — 10

Ohio 0 10 7 0 — 17

Second Quarter

Ohio—FG Weller 43, 11:45.

Kent—Keith 1 run (Cortez kick), 4:01.

Ohio—Brazill 4 pass from Tettleton (Weller kick), 1:39.

Third Quarter

Ohio—Boykin 7 pass from Tettleton (Weller kick), 2:15.

Fourth Quarter

Kent—FG Cortez 31, 5:42.

A—17,155.

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Kent Ohio

First downs 14 22

Rushes-yards 32-100 39-115

Passing 117 276

Comp-Att-Int 15-36-3 28-42-0

Return Yards 1 (-19)

Punts-Avg. 5-34.8 5-32.8

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1

Penalties-Yards 6-44 5-69

Time of Possession 30:49 29:11

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Kent St., Hollomon 4-44, Durham 10-35, Meray 7-29, Terry 3-12, Rinehart 1-(minus 10), Keith 7-(minus 10). Ohio, Boykin 22-72, Bates 5-23, Tettleton 12-20.

PASSING—Kent St., Keith 15-35-2-117, Terry 0-1-1-0. Ohio, Tettleton 28-42-0-276.

RECEIVING—Kent St., Hurdle 3-31, Kirkland 3-12, Terry 2-19, Thompson 2-15, Erjavec 2-14, Gilbert 1-16, Pierce 1-7, Adeyemi 1-3. Ohio, Brazill 8-102, Boykin 8-47, Dunlop 5-53, Foster 3-31, Bussey 2-25, Bates 2-18.