An extra point by April Goss on the final play capped a 21-20 comeback win for Kent State's White team over the Blue team in an entertaining Spring Football Game on Saturday afternoon at Dix Stadium.
One of the largest crowds in Spring Game history watched the White and Blue teams connect on some big plays through the air. After quarterbacks Colin Reardon and Nathan Strock combined for four touchdown passes ranging between 23-and-76 yards in the first three quarters, it was a Strock-to-Casey Pierce throw of three yards that tied the game as the scoreboard clock hit all zeros, setting the stage for the deciding kick by Goss.
"It was an awesome day starting with the youth clinic and about 200 kids. That was an awesome event, and then the weather with the sun shining, you couldn't ask for a better game," said Kent State coach Paul Haynes. "We wanted a competitive game … and it was a good competitive football game."
Reardon completed 16 of 31 passes for 190 yards and touchdown passes of 23 yards to Ernest Calhoun and 47 yards to Chris Humphrey to help the Blue Team build a 20-7 lead in the third quarter. That advantage included field goals of 37 and 54 yards by Anthony Melchiori. Humphrey also enjoyed a big day catching the football for the Blue Team with six grabs for 120 yards.
"I thought everything was clicking on both sides," said Reardon, who is the incumbent starter heading into his sophomore season . "It was more Blue Team in the first half and more White Team in the second half, but I thought everything was great and it is looking very exciting going into the summer."