The Buchtelite

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 ...