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3-9, 5th in MAC - East
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Hyperthermia likely caused player's death

An Ohio county coroner said hyperthermia is the likely cause of death of a Kent State University football player who died following a morning workout.

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Noles-Tide matchup highlights Week 1 docket

Florida State vs. Alabama, and Michigan at Florida are among the marquee matchups slated to air on the ESPN family of networks during Week 1 of the 2017-18 college football season.


Northern Illinois beats Kent State 31-21

Joel Bouagnon ran for two touchdowns, Daniel Santacaterina and Jordan Huff each ran for scores, and Northern Illinois beat Kent State 31-21 in Friday's season finale for both teams.

Breaking down Bowling Green's 42-7 victory over Kent State (1:34)
Cleveland's 85-yard TD run puts game out of reach for BGSU (0:51)
Western Michigan rallies to remain unbeaten (1:22)
Western Michigan comes alive in second half to top Kent State (1:35)
Fleck proud of team after victory over Kent State (1:00)
J. Franklin run for 19 yds for a TD (0:28)
Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck talks about his team's mindset heading into halftime down 14-10 (0:30)

Kent State scores another TD

Nick Holley runs it in from three yards out to extend Kent State's lead over No. 21 Western Michigan in the first quarter. The Golden Flashes now lead 14-3 (on ESPN2).

Kent State turns Western Michigan's fumble into a TD (0:28)
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Watch: Western Michigan at Kent State

No. 21 Western Michigan (9-0) is off to its best start in program history. With a win over Kent State, the Broncos would break the school record for wins in a season and match its best winning streak (12 straight in 1921-23) ever. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Kent State suspends star safety Holley

Kent State has indefinitely suspended star senior safety Nate Holley one day before hosting No. 14 Western Michigan.

Brown's 49-yard run puts Ohio on the board (0:44)

Miami (Ohio) rallies to beat Kent State 18-14

Gus Ragland connected with Kenny Young for a 55-yard touchdown pass and Deondre Daniels got a key interception four plays later to lift Miami (Ohio) to its first win of the season with an 18-14 v

Late 55-yard TD is the winner for Miami (OH) (0:49)
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256dSteve Palazzolo

College football's toughest tacklers to avoid

The top criterion for a good tackler is actually finishing the tackle, and a look at the numbers shows that when these guys square up a ball carrier, they don't miss.

QB Nick Holley showing versatility

Holley, a former WR/RB, is doing his best Julian Edelman impersonation, writes Todd McShay. Kent State switched him to QB last week, and he rushed for 224 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries in Saturday's 44-20 win over Buffalo. Mel & Todd: Almost famous (Insider)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Kent State running back Nick Holley rushed for a career-high 224 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's win over Buffalo. The four rushing touchdowns tied a school record.

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