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Kent State vs. Eastern Michigan final score: Golden Flashes dominate Eagles

The Kent State Golden Flashes dominated the Eastern Michigan Eagles from the start, winning in blowout fashion 41-14.

Mark Zerof-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Kent State Golden Flashes were sharp from the beginning, blowing out the host Eastern Michigan Eagles, 41-14, in MAC play.

Kent State was dominant on both sides of the ball, racking up 467 total yards of offense and holding Eastern Michigan to a puny 200 yards. The Golden Flashes did much of their work on the ground, compiling 321 yards rushing.

Kent State opened the scoring on a 42-yard field goal by Freddy Cortez and would really never look back. The Golden Flashes held a 17-7 lead at the half and extended that lead to 41-7 before the Eagles tacked on a final touchdown in garbage time.

With the victory, Kent State moved to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in MAC play. Eastern Michigan remains winless on the season at 0-5.

Box Score Hero: Kent State running back Trayion Durham had 116 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

Rankings Ramifications: None.

But Did They Cover?: Kent State easily covered a 3-point spread and the game went over the 47-point number.

Next Week's Schedule: Kent State will take on Army on the road. Eastern Michigan will host Toledo.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.