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Zips win first ever bowl game

Zips win first ever bowl game

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 23, 2015

The University of Akron football team won their first FBS bowl game in the history of the program Tuesday afternoon by defeating the Utah State Aggies 23-21 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game. The game was played at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho before 18,876 fans. Kicker Robert Stein connected...

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...

Zips football rolls over Buffalo, now bowl eligible

Zips football rolls over Buffalo, now bowl eligible

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015

The University of Akron football team posted a 42-21 Saturday afternoon over the Buffalo Bulls at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field for their sixth victory of the year. The victory now makes Akron eligible for post season action for the first time since 2005 and just the second time in school history...

Zips look to clip Falcons this weekend

Zips look to clip Falcons this weekend

By Terry Rabbitts, Sport-editor@buchtelite.com

October 14, 2015

The University of Akron football team looks to extend its winning streak to two as it hits the road again to take on the Falcons of Bowling Green. Akron goes into this game with plenty of offensive momentum after racking up over 500 yards against Eastern Michigan and posting 40 first half points. ...

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...

Zips demolish Tigers despite sluggish start

Zips demolish Tigers despite sluggish start

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 20, 2015

Despite a rocky start, the Zips dominated the Savannah State Tigers 52-9 on Saturday at InfoCision Stadium. Coming in at 0-2 following tough games versus Oklahoma and Pittsburgh, it seemed like the Zips would be able to walk over Savannah State, a team that had lost its previous 22 ball games.  However,...