Game analysis: It was a good, old-fashioned butt-whipping. The Bulls couldn't muster anything that resembled a passing game. They lost star RB Branden Oliver for the second half. They turned it over three times. It was a bone-jarring reality check and a big-time road win for a Kent State program that continues to make defense its calling card.
Turning Point: Oliver's failure to return for the second half negated UB's momentum burst from the Alex Zordich-Alex Neutz Hail Mary TD connection on the final play before intermission.
Player of the game: Dri Archer continues to torment everyone who tries to stop him. The hybrid slot receiver/running back put KSU on track with a 57-yard run that set up his 11-yard touchdown run,
Player of the game II: UB LB Khalil Mack was an absolute terror. Twelve tackles, four for losses, and two sacks. Defense really wasn't the issue.
Stat of the game I: Zordich's passing line told the story: 4-22-92 with two INTs.
Stat of the game II: Outside of the Hail Mary, UB never penetrated the Kent State 37 after scoring 79 points the first two games - most since 1959.
He said it: "We absolutely believed we were winning this game coming into it." - Neutz
In the house: 14,373
Next up: The Bulls have nine days off before traveling to UConn to face another very solid defense.
- Bob DiCesare