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CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 11: Spencer Keith of the Kent State Golden Flashes passes in the first half against the Boston College Eagles on September 11, 2010 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Spencer Keith scrambled to his right but could only loft a desperation pass to the end zone. Outplayed for most of the night, Kent State finally ran out of comebacks when the ball was intercepted. Jordan Lynch ran for three touchdowns, including a 2-yarder in the second overtime, and Demetrius Stone's interception in the end zone gave No. 19 Northern Illinois a 44-37 victory over No. 18 Kent State in a stirring Mid-American Conference championship game Friday night. Both teams were hoping a win would boost them into the top 16 of the BCS rankings and give them a berth in one of college football's marquee bowls. Northern Illinois (12-1) dominated for much of the night, but the Golden Flashes (11-2) tied it at 34 in the final minute of regulation. Kent State trailed 27-13 earlier in the fourth before scoring two touchdowns in a 15-second span. ''That was a great football game, but it is going to be hard for us to swallow for a few days,'' Kent State coach Darrell Hazell said. ''L...
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