Zips looking to tame the Bobcats

By Terry Rabbits, Sports Editor

The University of Akron’s football team is riding high on an emotional wave after last weekend’s 35-14 victory over host Louisiana-Lafayette.

Akron (2-2) looks to continue riding that wave as they open Mid-American Conference play against Ohio University this Saturday at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.

Coach Terry Bowden may have finally found his quarterback after sophomore Tommy Woodson led the Zips’ offense to its second straight strong performance.

Woodson accounted for 238 yards through the air and another 93 on the ground in his first start of the 2015 campaign. Woodson started two games last year when Kyle Pohl was injured.

Akron’s offense accumulated 458 total yards last week after piling up 626 the week before against Savannah Sate. The difference seems to be the insertion of Woodson, who has accounted for 5 Zips touchdowns in those games.

Don’t overlook Conor Hundley in the Zips’ ground game in this outburst of the last two games. Hundley has amassed 204 yards on just 32 carries, an average of 6.4 yards an attempt. The senior has also scored three touchdowns in the last two contests.

Imani Davis leads Akron in receptions with nine through four games for a total of 107 yards and 2 scores. The main deep threat is Jerome Lane who has caught balls this season for gains of 42, 50, and 72 yards and two touchdowns. All together Lane has seven receptions for 228 yards.

While much has been made of the offensive surge, the defense has also been putting up numbers as well.

Last week with Akron clinging to a 14-7 lead in the first half, the Ragin’ Cajuns put together a lengthy drive that had them poised with a first down at the Zips’ one-yard line.