The Kennesaw State University Owls put on a show for alumni, students and fans for homecoming with a blowout 56-17 win over Point University Oct. 10 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
Fans saw big play after big play from the Owls from the start of the game. The Owls opening drive ended on a 43-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Trey White to Darnell Holland, giving KSU an early 7-0 lead.
The Owls got their second big play of the game in the second quarter on a 69-yard touchdown pass from White to Chaston Bennett, extending KSU’s lead to 14-0.
After a defensive stop, the Owls offense march down the field for 89 yards and White found Justin Sumpter on a 19-yard touchdown.
The Owls got a big play on the ground midway in the second quarter when Jae Bowen ran 49 yards to the end zone, extending the Owls lead to 28-0.
Point got on the scoreboard on the following drive with a big play of its own. Charles Fortis scrabbled from the Owls rushing attack and found Connor Reed on the right sideline, who then ran 86 yards to the end zone, bringing the score to 28-7.
KSU responded on the following drive when Bennett caught the pitch from White and ran 14 yards to the end zone, giving the Owls a 35-7 lead. Point scored before halftime on with a 43-yard field by Nick Powell.
Bennett got his third touchdown of the game midway through the third quarter on a 13-yard touchdown run, extending the Owls’ lead to 42-10. With the game in control of the Owls, White was taken out and Jake McKenzie was brought in to get some snaps behind center.
He took advantage of his opportunity late in the third on a 14-yard touchdown run, giving the Owls a 49-10 lead.
CheDarious Robinson got in on the fun with a 3-yard touchdown run, extending the Owls’ lead to 56-10.
Point got a garbage time touchdown from Ladarrius Mathis, who ran 3 yards to the end zone, bringing the final score to 56-17.
White finished the game 9-of-14 for 239 yards and three touchdowns. Bennett led all KSU rushers with 70 yards and two touchdowns, plus 90 receiving yards and a score.
The Owls (4-1) will go for the fifth win of their inaugural season Oct. 17 when they host Gardner-Webb.