Piscataway, N.J. • Defensive end Mark Fackler returned his second interception 25 yards for a touchdown, and Kent State forced five other turnovers to stun No. 18 Rutgers 35-23 on Saturday for its biggest win since its first game in 1920.
The Golden Flashes (7-1) had been 0-22 against ranked teams, but they ended the best start for Rutgers (7-1) since the Scarlet Knights were 9-0 in 2006.
Kent State intercepted Gary Nova six times and recovered a fumble to give the Mid-American Conference its second straight win over an undefeated Big East team. Toledo knocked off Cincinnati last week.
Spencer Keith threw touchdowns of 1 yard to Zack Hitchens and 15 yards to Josh Boyle, the latter giving the Golden Flashes a 35-17 lead with 11 minutes, 30 seconds to play. Dri Archer, the nation's leader in touchdowns coming into this week, scored on a 7-yard run, and Trayion Durham tallied from 3-yards out.