Akron blown out at home 43-3

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

In some of the most unsatisfying conditions seen since InfoCision Stadium opened in 2009, Akron was pelted with rain drops and Bobcat touchdowns. Akron lost to Ohio University 43-3.

The Zips held the lead after kicking a field goal within the first eight minutes of the game. However, that was the only achievement that the Zips had. Mistake after mistake, the Zips appeared to have quit during their homecoming game.

The three points that were scored in the early minutes were the Zips’ only points. Akron was only able to capture 157 yards. Ohio picked up 362. The Zips went into the game only having allowed five sacks the entire season; they gave up eight on Saturday.

Nothing good came out of the Zips; if anything, it proved that the program still has a long way to go before realizing any true level of relevancy.

Akron quarterback Kyle Pohl, who has played well for UA since being named starter at the beginning of the year, was mediocre. He completed just 11 of his 26 passing attempts, though he did garner 101 yards. Akron’s other offensive star, Jawon Chisholm, only picked up 60 yards on the ground on 15 carries.

Ohio is considered one of the better football teams in the Mid-American Conference. Akron was not projected to win Saturday, but they were also not projected to be so thoroughly defeated. UA’s defense was cut into pieces throughout the afternoon. Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton completed 14 passes for 171 yards before being pulled out of the game. The Zips could not find a way to stop the senior.

Akron has another huge challenge waiting for them this week. Northern Illinois is one of the dominate teams in the MAC. Expectations will be low for the Zips, but they cannot afford to be handed another defeat of this type. The morale of Akron football in general is already too low.