The Buchtelite

Defense shines in Wagon Wheel victory

Defense shines in Wagon Wheel victory

By Terr Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 27, 2015

The University of Akron football defense played its best game of the year as the Zips defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes 20-0 in a Mid-American Conference game and reclaimed the Wagon Wheel Friday afternoon at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. In his last home game as a Zip, Jatavis Brown led...

Chippewas slip by Zips, 14-6

Chippewas slip by Zips, 14-6

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 2, 2015

Despite an outstanding effort from the defense, The University of Akron football team dropped a close decision, 14-6, to Central Michigan University on Saturday in front of 18,981 Hall-ROO-ween fans. The defense showed its teeth on the Chippewas’ first drive of the afternoon when Jatavis Brown sa...

Woodson leads Zips offense past Cajuns

Woodson leads Zips offense past Cajuns

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

September 28, 2015

Sophomore Thomas Woodson passed for 238 yards in the air and ran for 93 more yards on the ground and three touchdowns total to propel the Zips to a 35-14 victory at Louisiana. With the victory, Akron earned the 500th win of the history of the program. For the offense, 'balance' was the key wor...

Defense looking to make noise this season

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 9, 2015

When teams have losing seasons, the blame is sometimes pinned on the defense for not being able to stop opponents. Not the case here in Akron, as last year’s team ranked second in the MAC in yards allowed per game (371.1) and first in points allowed per game (23.1). Despite the success, the ...