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HALFTIME: Kent state 17, Ohio 13

This game has been interesting to say the least. With multiple lead changes, and several Top Play caliber plays, it's far from a snooze fest.

Right before halftime Kent State freshman quarterback connected with tight end Casey Pierce on a jump ball in the end zone to give the Golden Flashes a 17-13 lead. Ohio took over with 31 seconds left on the clock and midway through the drive quarterback Tyler Tettleton took a hard hit and went to the ground where he laid for a few moments before walking off the field and backup Derrius Vick took over.

Tettleton wasn't the only player to suffer a nasty hit in the first half. Reardon took a vicious hit to the head from Ohio linebacker Ben Russell. Reardon took a little while to get up and was replaced by David Fishcer momentarily.

Ohio jumped on the board early, tacking on a field goal in the first three minutes of play. Kent state tied things up three minutes later on a 47-yard field goal. Josiah Yazdani responded by knocking through a 49-yard field goal with just under a minute left in the first quarter.

The second half opened with a bang as Dri Archer sprinted 24-yards for a score less than 2 minutes into the quarter. The score gives him for rushing touchdowns on the season. He had 16 in 2012.

Tyler Tettleton put the 'Cats back up on top shortly after that hooking up with Mario Dovell to cap off a 9-play 50-yard drive. Tettleton already has more passing yards in this game then he did all of last week vs. Bowling Green, but after starting off redhot, has simmered to a shaky 9-for-20 with 120 yards.

After marching down the field on an impressive drive that included a catch worthy of a spot on the SportsCenter Top 10 late in the second quarter, the drive stalled, and Kent state turned to kicker Anthony Melchiori to knot things up at 13-13. The only problem is Melchiori shanked the field goal wide right to give Ohio the ball back with under four minutes to go in the half. Oh, and we've had a pair of botched punts in this game too.

Archer has 38 yards on six touches, and Trayion Durham has just 14 on five carries, yet Kent Sate has built a lot of momentum down the stretch, and is out gaining Ohio 205-170.