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The Golden Flashes started slow on offense, as the Sun Devils forced five first-half fumbles and held Kent State scoreless at the break.
Arizona State got on the board first after a 42-yard strike on third down put the Sun Devils in field goal range. A third-down sack by Majette forced a 35-yard field goal. Later in opening quarter, Jo-El Shaw fumbled, and the Sun Devils recovered in Kent territory. Five plays later, Jayden Daniels found Eno Benjamin for an eight-yard touchdown.
The Flashes stopped what looked to be a promising Arizona State drive when Akeam Peters forced a fumble on Benjamin and Kesean Gamble recovered at the Kent State 27-yard line. The Kent State offense could not get going, and Arizona State took a 10-0 lead into the halftime locker room.
The Sun Devils came out on fire in the second half, marching the ball down the field and capping off a 9-play, 70-yard drive with a one-yard Jayden Daniels rushing touchdown.
After 10 more points by the Sun Devils, Woody Barrett hooked up with Isaiah McKoy for a 21-yard touchdown strike to bring the score to 27-7 Arizona State.
Arizona State drilled a 40-yard field goal to extend its lead to 30-7. Benjamin finished with 102 yards on the ground as well as 32 receiving yards and a touchdown. Daniels finished 15-for-24 with 284 yards and two touchdowns. Brandon Aiyuk led the Sun Devils with four receptions, 140 yards and a touchdown.
(Courtesy of KSU Athletics)