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Archer helps Kent State rush past Army

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 05:13 PM
LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Dri Archer rushed for 222 yards — including an explosive 87-yard touchdown late in the game — and completed a trick 24-yard touchdown pass as Kent State defeated Army 31-17 Saturday.

Spencer Keith threw for 60 yards and a touchdown and caught Archer's lob on a halfback option to give Kent State an early lead it never relinquished.

Trayion Durham added 65 rushing yards and a score for the Golden Flashes, who won their first nonconference road game in five years and are 5-1 for the first time since 1973.

Trent Steelman had 66 rushing yards and another 66 passing to lead the Black Knights (1-5), who fell to a Mid-American Conference opponent for the sixth straight time. Malcolm Brown added 92 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown run.

AIR FORCE 28,

WYOMING 27

Backup quarterback Kale Pearson scored on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter on his only play of the game, lifting Air Force past Wyoming.

Connor Dietz, who left the game for one play because of an injury, passed for 141 yards and two touchdowns for the Falcons (3-3, 2-1 Mountain West). Dietz rushed for 92 yards.

Wyoming (1-5, 0-2) played without starting quarterback Brett Smith, who was scratched just before the game because of an undisclosed injury.

Smith was replaced by freshman Jason Thompson, who passed for 195 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 75 yards.

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