Kennesaw State escapes with road victory Saturday

Cory Hancock/Special to the AJC
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Cory Hancock/Special to the AJC

Credit: Cory Hancock

Credit: Cory Hancock

Quarterback Tommy Bryant accounted for five touchdowns, and Kennesaw State overcame a halftime deficit with a third-quarter surge Saturday before holding on to defeat Campbell 38-35 in Buies Creek, N.C.

After trailing 21-17 at halftime, the Owls (8-2, 3-1 Big South) scored two third-quarter touchdowns for a 31-21 lead entering the final quarter. Campbell (6-3, 3-1) scored with 3:01 to play in the game to cut the Owls’ lead to 38-35, but the Owls ran out the clock on the ensuing drive.

Bryant scored on a 2-yard run and threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Shaquil Terry in the pivotal third quarter, and he scored the Owls’ final touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. Overall, Bryant rushed for 105 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries and was 5-of-7 passing for 91 yards and two touchdowns.

Campbell outgained Kennesaw State 386 yards to 343 and converted seven of 14 third-down plays to 1-of-8 on such plays by the Owls.