Ohio U. 15, Kent 10
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) _ Ohio University snapped the nation’s longest Division I-A losing streak at 15 games on Saturday as Tim Curtis scored twice to pace a 15-10 Mid-American Conference victory over Kent.
The Bobcats (1-6, 1-5 MAC) hadn’t won since a 27-14 victory over Kent last September. The Flashes (0-6, 0-4) have lost 10 in a row since beating Akron 20-16 on Oct. 10, 1992.
Curtis scored on runs of 8 and 22 yards on the way to gaining 141 yards and set a school career rushing record with 2,701. Kevin Babcock gained 2,614 yards in 1976-79.
Kent took a 3-0 lead on a 28-yard field goal by Brian Cunningham with 7:58 left in the first quarter.
Curtis put the Bobcats ahead 6-3 with an 8-yard run with 5:49 to play in the quarter. Curtis rushed for all but 4 yards in the seven-play, 61-yard drive.
The Bobcats made it 13-3 when Curtis capped a six-play, 69-yard drive with a 22-yard run with 10:26 left in the third quarter.
Kent pulled to 13-10 when Tony Britt caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Shuman.
Ohio University added a safety when Kent punter Ken Walter fumbled a snap out of his own end zone.
Kent had the ball at its 47 with 4:02 to play, but Ohio defensive back Damiso Johnson intercepted a pass by Shuman and the Bobcats ran out the clock.
Shuman was 23-of-41 for 193 yards.
Bobcats defensive lineman Troy Brandt had two sacks, equaling Ohio’s season total.