BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Woody Barrett threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, Jo-El Shaw scored on an 18-yard run with 1:50 to play and Kent State beat Bowling Green 35-28 on Tuesday night to snap its six-game losing streak.
Barrett was 14-of-24 passing for 157 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions and added 77 yards rushing. Shaw finished with a career-high 128 yards rushing and two TDs.
On third-and-6 from near midfield, Barrett ripped off a 34-yard run and, on the next play, Shaw took the handoff up the middle, broke a tackle near the line of scrimmage and raced to the end zone to cap the scoring.
Kent State ended a nine-game skid in Mid-American Conference play.
Bowling Green's Jarret Doege hit Hargrove for a 4-yard touchdown and then connected with Morris for the 2-point conversion to tie it early in the fourth quarter but Kent State answered with a six-play, 75-yard drive to take a 28-21 lead when Barrett threw a 2-yard TD pass to Antwan Dixon with 11:09 to play.
The Golden Flashes (2-7, 1-4) forced a punt on BGSU's ensuing drive, but Barrett's fumble on their next play from scrimmage was recovered at the Kent State 27, setting up a 12-yardTD pass from Doege to Noah Massey that made it 28-all with 5:34 to play.
Kent State ended a nine-game skid in MAC play.
Bowling Green (1-8, 0-5) has lost six straight overall and nine in a row in conference play.