Kent State shuts out Akron 38-0

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Dustin Crum ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns and Kent State defeated Akron 38-0 on Saturday.

The win for the Golden Flashes (6-5, 5-2) sets up a home showdown with Miami (Ohio), also 5-2, for the Mid-American Conference East title in a regular-season final next Saturday.

Crum had 104 yards and his two rushing scores by halftime. He ran for a pair of 10-yard touchdowns and Bryan Bradford added a 29-yarder in the second quarter when the Golden Flashes scored 22 points to lead 29-0.

Marquez Cooper had 25 carries for 135 yards and a score for Kent State, which came into the game with the MAC’s top offense, averaging 37 points per game and nearly 500 yards offense. Against the Zips (2-9, 1-6), they had 495 yards offense, 410 on the ground.

It was the first shutout for Kent State since 2009 and the first on the road since 1974.

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