Benefield’s scoring runs covered five yards in the first quarter and 20 yards in the second, giving Kennesaw State (2-5) a 14-0 lead at halftime.
Preston Daniels scored from two yards out in the third quarter to up the Owls’ lead to 21-0.
TJ Goodwin answered with two touchdown passes — a 7-yarder to Teriq Phillips and a 12-yarder to Shamon Gennes — to get the Oaklanders within 21-12 after two two-point conversions failed.
Alexander Diggs scored the final touchdown on a 7-yard run with 9:26 left to play.
The Owls finished with 246 yards of offense, all on the ground.
Goodwin completed 10 of 18 passes for 202 yards for Lincoln.