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Crum, Cephus claim shootout in Kent State win over Buffalo

The Bulls dropped to 2-4 after the loss at Kent State.
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Buffalo head coach Maurice Linguist talks on his headset during the second half of a NCAA college football game against Coastal Carolina in Buffalo, N.Y. on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

KENT, Ohio — Dante Cephus caught all three of Dustin Crum’s touchdown passes and Crum threw for a career-high 407 yards and Kent State fought off Buffalo for a 48-38 win on Saturday night.

The two teams combined for 1,182 yards of cumulative offense. Kent State outgained Buffalo 633-549.

The Golden Flashes built a 31-10 first-half lead before Buffalo scored four touchdowns in the third to take the lead.

Crum and Cephus proceeded to close the door on Buffalo on scoring plays of 5 and 40 yards.

Buffalo's Kyle Vantrease threw for 229 yards and a touchdown and was intercepted twice in the loss.