KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Austin Herink passed for 214 yards and rushed for a touchdown, and JJ Jerman kicked a 24-yard field goal in double overtime as East Tennessee State topped Kennesaw State 20-17 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday.
Herink’s 1-yard score gave East Tennessee a 17-10 lead in the first overtime, but Chandler Burks found Justin Sumpter for a 22-yard touchdown on fourth-and-18 to tie the game and keep Kennesaw State’s hopes alive.
The Owls got the ball first in double overtime, but Jordan Genovese missed a 30-yard field goal. East Tennessee drove 18 yards on five plays, and Jerman’s 24-yard kick split the uprights for the walk-off win.
East Tennessee led 3-0, 10-7 and 17-10, but Kennesaw State matched scores each time.
Kennesaw State’s Trey White passed for 82 yards and rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown.
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