TOLEDO - The Toledo Rockets overcame a slow start and a 14-0 Kent State lead to down the visiting Golden Flashes 34-21 on Saturday night at the Glass Bowl.
Rocket quarterback Austin Dantin led the Rocket attack completing 30-of-47 passes for 229 yards and a touchdown, plus led the team with 72 yards and another score on the ground. Adonis Thomas and Bernard Reedy also scored touchdowns on the ground.
Trailing 21-7 at the break, the Rockets trimmed the Golden Flashes lead with a 66-yard 8-play drive midway through the third quarter. Bernard Reedy capped the drive with an 11-yard touchdown run after Dantin connected with Eric Page, 14 catches for 109 yards and one touchdown, to move the chains on 3rd-and-3.
Just minutes later the home team took advantage of a short field to tie the score 21-21. Malcolm Riley sacked Kent State quarterback Spencer Keith on 3rd-and-18 to force a punt deep inside Kent State territory. Four plays later Adonis Thomas took an Austin Dantin hand-off for a 22-yard score.
Another three-and-out later the Rockets took their first lead of the contest. Toledo went just 32-yards in 10 plays, but a Bill Claus 38-yard field goal gave Toledo a 24-21 lead.
Claus added another field goal, this one from 32-yards out, to stretch the Rocket lead.
The Rockets added one more touchdown, a six-yard Dantin run, following a fumble recovery deep in Kent State territory. Following the touchdown run the Rockets defense held the Flashes off the scoreboard.
In the first quarter the Golden Flashes claimed a 14-0 lead with scores on their first two possessions. Jacquise Terry scored from one-yard out on the games opening possession, and then found the end zone again from five-yards out near the end of the quarter.
The Rockets return to the Glass Bowl next Saturday with a chance to improve to 4-0 in MAC play when the Ball State Cardinals come to town. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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