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Akron football takes on Miami (Ohio)

Akron football takes on Miami (Ohio)

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 11, 2015

The University of Akron football team heads south for its last regular season Mid-American Conference road game this Saturday against the Miami University of Ohio RedHawks at noon at Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio. The Zips (4-5, 2-3 MAC) look to make it two in a row after beating the University of ...

Football team gets back to winning

Football team gets back to winning

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

The University of Akron’s football team edged the Minutemen from the University of Massachusetts on Saturday, 17-13. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Zips. Thomas Woodson used his arm and legs to account for both Akron touchdowns in the game by throwing a 27-yard pass to Au...

Zips take on the Minutemen

Zips take on the Minutemen

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 4, 2015

The University of Akron’s football team looks to bounce back after last week’s loss as the Zips visit the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday at noon at Gillette Stadium. “We got to pick it back up,” fourth-year head coach Terry Bowden said in his weekly teleconference, referring to the 14-6 ...

Zips look to rebound against Chippewas

Zips look to rebound against Chippewas

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 28, 2015

With the bye week behind it, The University of Akron’s football team looks to be at its best this Saturday at 2 p.m. against Central Michigan University at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. With the remaining schedule Akron has, and because it is sitting at 3-4 overall (1-2 in Mid-American Con...

First half barrage carries Zips to victory over EMU

First half barrage carries Zips to victory over EMU

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 12, 2015

The University of Akron football team traveled to Ypsilanti, Michigan on Saturday and coasted to a 47-21 win over Eastern Michigan University. Thomas Woodson, Jerome Lane, and Conor Hundley all set individual career-highs in the triumph. Akron won on the road for the second straight time and im...

Zips drop heartbreaker to Ohio, 14-12

By Jacob Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2015

The Zips lost a heartbreaker on Saturday to Mid-American Conference rival Ohio by a final score of 14-12. It was the first game of conference play for both teams. Akron fell to 2-3 overall while the Bobcats improved to 4-1. The big story of this game was defense, which was aided by the bad weather a...

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...

Panthers rain on Zips’ home opener

Panthers rain on Zips’ home opener

By Parker Smith, pds31@zips.uakron.edu

September 14, 2015

The University of Akron Men’s Football team lost their home opener against the Pitt Panthers, 24-7, in front of rain-soaked 23.425 fans Saturday evening. Pitt was able to avenge last September’s loss to the Zips at Heinz Field, as Qadree Ollison ran for 81 yards and a touchdown. One could have...

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 ...