North Carolina A&T Knocks Off FBS Opponent Kent State In 4 OT's
Third-string quarterback, and fifth-year senior, Oluwafemi Bamiro threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Denzel Keyes in the fourth overtime and North Carolina A&T beat Kent State 39-36 on Saturday night.
The opening kickoff was delayed more than two hours due to bad weather. Tarik Cohen ran for 133 yards and a score and added 125 yards receiving, while Jeremy Taylor who had 22 tackles last season had 15 stops, including two sacks, and an interception for North Carolina A&T (2-0).
It was 17-all at the end of regulation and tied at 36 after the third overtime. Shane Hynes' 42-yard field goal gave Kent State (0-2) a 36-33 lead in the fourth OT. On third-and-15, Bamiro's pass to Elijah Bell down the left sideline fell incomplete but a pass interference call gave the Aggies a fresh set downs and two plays later Keyes scored the walk-off touchdown.
A&T backup quarterback Kylil Carter, who came in after starter Lamar Raynard threw two first-half interceptions, left late in regulation with an injury. Bamiro replaced Carter and threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, all after the first overtime. It was the Aggies' first win over an FBS opponent in four tries.