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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...

Zips football hangs on to beat RedHawks, 37-28

Zips football hangs on to beat RedHawks, 37-28

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 14, 2015

  The University of Akron’s football team ran out to a 27-7 halftime lead, watched as the Miami of Ohio RedHawks battled back, but then hung on for the 37-28 win in Oxford, Ohio at Yager stadium Saturday afternoon. The Zips’ Robert Stein sealed with victory by kicking a 50 yard field goal...

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...

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 ...