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Despite punt gaffe, Kent State beats Towson in opener, 41-21
Despite punt gaffe, Kent State beats Towson in opener, 41-21

On a night when Kent State honored its last bowl team and only Mid-American Conference championship football team, the Golden Flashes took a small first step toward regaining the status achieved by that 1972 squad. Kent State, under second-year coach Darrell Hazell, clobbered visiting Towson 41-21 in front 15,121 at Dix Stadium on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. The first half nearly ended with a blooper to remember when Kent State's Andre Parker ran 50 yards in the wrong direction after a Towson player inadvertently touched a bouncing punt at his own 12. The ball, however, was brought back to the Tigers' 12 with 17 seconds left until halftime. Kent State...

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