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.