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Kennesaw State wins second consecutive Big South title

Kennesaw State won its second consecutive Big South Conference title Saturday afternoon with a 51-14 victory against Monmouth in Long Branch, N.J.

Running back Darnell Holland set a school record with 195 yards rushing, and he scored three touchdowns for the No. 2 Owls.

Holland scored on runs of 9, 46 and 59 yards as the Owls (9-1) won their ninth consecutive game, their 10th consecutive against Big South opponents.

The high-scoring Owls trailed 14-7 with 11:42 to play in the second quarter, but then scored 44 consecutive points. Quarterback Chandler Burks also rushed for three touchdowns, and T.J. Reed added another.

The Owls have averaged 47.5 points per game and have scored 49 or more points in seven of their 10 games.

Kennesaw State’s final regular-season game is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at SunTrust Park against Jacksonville State. This will be the first football game played at the Braves’ stadium. 

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