Army tops Kent State in OT, 17-14

David Pevoto (AP/Nathaniel Brooks)

WEST POINT-- The Army Black Knights took advantage of a Kent State fumble in overtime to topple the Flashes, 17-14. Austin Miller's 36-yard field goal gave Army its first victory of the 2006 season.

Tied 14-14 at the end of regulation, Army won the toss and deferred Kent State. On the second play of its overtime possession Kent State quarterback Julian Edelman fumbled at the Army 22. After Army's Lowell Garthwaite recovered, the Cadets needed only a field goal to seal a victory. Army drove to the Kent state 18 before Miller made his kick.

Kent State scored first when Darren Rogers capped an 8 play, 34-yard drive with a 17-yard run to put the Flashes up 7-0 with 6:43 remaining in the first quarter.

The Cadets marched 69 yards in 12 plays to knot the score at 7-7 with 19 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Running back Wesley McMahand rushed 17 yards to the Kent State 1-yard-line before plebe running back Tony Moore scored from the one.

Army struck again with 7:00 remaining in the half when Moore rambled into the end zone from 6 yards out to give the Black Knights a 14-7 lead.

After a scoreless third quarter, Kent State tied the score at 14-14 when Edelman completed a 15-yard scoring pass to Najah.

Edelman completed 9 of 22 passes for 92 yards a touchdown and an interception. He also rushed for 92 yards to lead Kent State.

Army quarterback David Pevoto completed 14 of 28 passes for 104 yards but had two interceptions. McMahand led the Cadets with 102 yard rushing on 19 attempts. Moore had 36 yards rushing on 14 attempts.

The game marked the return of veteran offensive linemen Pete Bier and Dan Evans. Those two were held out of an opening loss to Arkansas State after opponent future Army opponent Navy raised questions regarding the players eligibility.

Army improves to 1-1 with the win. The Cadets will travel to Texas A&M next to face the Aggies in the Alamodome. Kent State falls to 0-2 with the loss. The Flashes next travel to Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.


Army's Tony Moore runs for a second-quarter touchdown against Kent State defender Gary Ham. Moore rushed for 36 yards on 14 attempts and scored two touchdowns. Army won 17-14. (AP Photo/Nathaniel Brooks)

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