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No. 23 Kent State eases past Ohio

2:21 PM, Nov 23, 2012   |    comments
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Kent, OH (Sports Network) - Sparked by an opportunistic defense, the 23rd- ranked Kent State Golden Flashes prepped for the MAC championship game by stifling the Ohio Bobcats, 28-6, at Dix Stadium.

Linebacker C.J. Malauulu forced a fumble on the game's opening possession and returned an interception for a touchdown as Kent State (11-1, 8-0 MAC) extended its program-best winning streak to 10 games.

The Golden Flashes' offense was erratic at times, finishing with only 15 first downs. Spencer Keith threw for 170 yards with a fourth-quarter touchdown pass, but the 24-yard scoring strike to Eric Adeyemi was one of only nine completions. Keith also had one interception.

Kent State, the East Division champ, will face No. 24 Northern Illinois in the conference title game Nov. 30 in Detroit.

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