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The University of Akron 2009 Zips Football Akron Schedule/Results Date (Day) Sept 5 (Sat.) Sept. 12 (Sat.) Sept. 19 (Sat.) Sept. 26 (Sat.) Oct. 3 Oct. 10 (Sat.) Oct. 17 (Sat.) Oct. 24 (Sat.) Oct. 31 (Sat.) Nov. 7 (Sat.) Nov. 13 (Fri.) Nov. 20 (Fri.) Nov. 27 (Fri.) Dec. 4 (Fri.)

Opponent (TV) Result/Time at Penn State (Big Ten Network) L 7 31 University Park, Pa. — Beaver Stadium (104,968) MORGAN STATE • Grand Opening • W 41 0 InfoCision Stadium — Summa Field (27,881) INDIANA (ESPNU) L 21 38 InfoCision Stadium — Summa Field (18,340) at Central Michigan (FSN Ohio/ESPN Plus) * L 21 48 Mt. Pleasant, Mich. — Kelly/Shorts Stadium (20,032) — OPEN ­— OHIO (Homecoming) * L 7 19 InfoCision Stadium — Summa Field (16,381) at Buffalo (Time Wrner Buffalo/FSN Ohio)* L 17 21 Buffalo, N.Y. — UB Stadium (13,750) at Syracuse (Time Warner NY/ESPN Plus) L 14 28 Syracuse, N.Y. — Carrier Dome (36,991) at Northern Illinois (MAC/ABC Cleveland) * L 10 27 DeKalb, Ill. — Huskie Stadium (10,148) KENT STATE * W 28 20 InfoCision Stadium — Summa Field (20,802) TEMPLE (ESPNU) * 8:30 pm InfoCision Stadium — Summa Field (10,927) at Bowling Green (ESPNU) * 5:30 pm Bowling Green, Ohio — Doyt Perry Stadium EASTERN MICHIGAN (ESPNU/ESPN360) * 2:00 pm InfoCision Stadium — ­ Summa Field Marathon MAC Championship (ESPN2) 8:00 pm Detroit, Mich. — Ford Field

Akron vs. Bowling Green

Akron and Bowling Green have met on 17 previous occasions with the Falcons owning a 10-7 advantage in the series that dates back to 1941. While Akron won that first meeting, 8-0, Bowling Green won seven of the first 10 and have defeated the Zips in each of the last two meetings. From 1999-2006, Akron won 4-of-5 encounters with the Falcons. Two years ago at Doyt Perry Stadium ­— also a Friday contest televised on ESPNU — Bowling Green scored on eight of its first nine possessions to hand Akron a 44-20 setback. Then sophomore Tyler Sheehan completed 26-of-36 passes for 268 yards and two TDs, while Anthony Turner completed one pass for a 33-yard score. Turner also rushed for 104 yards on 12 attempts with a score. Freddy Barnes caught eight passes for 79 yards and Chris Wright caught 5 for 53. Last season, Akron led 33-28 midway through the fourth, but, Bowling Green, who scored 23 fourth-quarter points, got a touchdown and a field goal inside the final five minutes to pull out the 37-33 decision. Sheehan completed 26-of-41 passes for 239 yards and three TDs, while Turner rushed for 126 yards on 19 carries. For the Zips, Dennis Kennedy started his impressive late-season surge (where he rushed for 1,030 yards over the final six games) by rushing for 182 yards on 29 attempts with two scores.

Andre Jones’ Pro-Rated Rankings; Should Rank 20th in NCAA in Rec. Yards

Andre Jones is being punished nationally for playing in all 10 Akron games this season when figuring his yards per game statistics. As it stands, Jones has caught 24 passes for 431 yards and is averaging 43.1 yards per game to rank 16th in the MAC. However, that average is based on all 10 UA games when Jones has only played receiver for just the last five games. So, his 431 receiving yards over five games comes out to 86.2 yards per game, which would rank fifth in the MAC and 20th in the NCAA. Also, even though Jones has only played receiver just five games, his season total of 431 yards is just 18 yards behind team leader Jeremy LeFrance’s 449.

Akron Media Relations

pm — Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 Doyt Perry Stadium (24,000) — Bowling Green, Ohio GAME 11 5:30 Akron Zips

(2-8, 1-5 MAC) Head Coach: J.D. Brookhart (Colorado State, 1988)

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at UA: 29-41 (6th year) — Overall: Same

B owling G reen F alcons

(5-5, 4-2 MAC) Head Coach: Dave Clawson (Williams College, 1989)

at BGSU: 5-5 (1st year) — Overall: 63-54 (10th year)

Akron-BGSU Series: UA Trails 7-10 ­­— At BGSU: UA Trails 3-5 Last Meeting: BGSU won 37-33, 10/11/09 (Rubber Bowl)

Akron/ISP Radio Network:

• Spor ts Radio 1350 AM, Akron • WRQK Rock 106.9 FM, Akron • GoZips.com

Kevin Negandhi (play-by-play) Jon Berger (color analyst)

Jones’ Game-By-Game Stats as a Receiver in 2009 Opponent Rec. Yards TD Avg./Catch Buffalo 4 53 0 13.3 Syracuse 3 90 1 30.0 Northern Illinois 6 154 1 25.7 Kent State 6 93 0 15.5 Temple 5 41 1 8.2

Brian Wagner Among Nation’s Best; Is The MAC Best Frosh on Defense

University of Akron freshman linebacker is having an All-American-type season, is a favorite to win MAC Freshman of the Year and was named midseason first team All-MAC by Phil Steele. Wagner had the daunting task of replacing two-time All-MAC linebacker and four-year starter Kevin Grant but has excelled. However, his numbers suffered a bit as he played through an illness at Syracuse, which nearly kept him off the field and he only registered three tackles. After the illness, he bounced back to record 12 stops at Northern Illinois and 15 in the win over Kent State. The Springfield native has already been named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week and ranks among the NCAA leaders in several categories, while being the top freshman in the NCAA in others.

BRIAN WAGNER Tackles Fumbles Rec. Fumbles Forced Interceptions

Steve French (play-by-play) Frank Stams (color analyst) Joe Dunn (sideline)

No./Avg. 10.60 tpg 0.20/gm 0.20/gm 0.20/gm

MAC Rank NCAA Rank NCAA Frosh 1 12 2 3-t 54-t 5-t 10-t 95-t 6-t 14-t -- --

• Wagner ranks second among all NCAA freshmen in tackles with 106. Boston College’s Luke Kuechly is the nation’s freshman leader with 107. • Not only does he lead the Zips with 106 stops, but he has 54 more tackles than the next closest on the team list (Mike Thomas with 52). He also has a team-high 6.5 TFL with two picks, two forced fumbles, two fumbles recovered and three pass breakups. • Despite getting just three stops as he battled illness at Syracuse in game seven, Wagner has 106 tackles in 10 games this season. Last year, Kevin Grant led the Zips with 85 stops in 12 games. Wagner is just the fourth Zip to amass at least 100 tackles in a season since 1997, joining

Akron-Bowling Green Series

O v e r a l l : at UA: at BGSU:

Date Site

A k r o n Tr a i l s A k r o n Tr a i l s A k r o n Tr a i l s

7-10 4-5 3-5

UA Result UA BGSU

1941 Akron

W

8

0

1985 Bowling Green L

22

27

1989 Bowling Green

W

38

24

1992 Akron L

3

24

1993 Bowling Green L

7

49

1994 Akron L

0

45

1995 Bowling Green L

12

50

1996 Akron

W

21

14

1997 Akron L

28

31

1998 Bowling Green L

21

58

1999 Akron

W

55

25

2000 Bowling Green

W

27

21

2001 Akron L

11

16

2005 Bowling Green

W

24

14

2006 Akron

W

35

28

2007 Bowling Green L

20

44

2008 Akron L

33

37

Contact: Mike Cawood (Asst. AD/Media Relations) cawood@uakron.edu 330.972.6292 (office) — 330.972-2913 (press box) 373 Carroll St. - Rhodes Arena Suite 81 — Akron, OH 44325


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m )

J.D. Brookhart Head Coach Sixth Season Colorado State, 1988 Collegiate Coaching Record: • 29-41 - Sixth season at Akron • 21-25 versus MAC Opponents 2004 6-5 overall 6-2 MAC 2005 7-6 overall 5-3 MAC 2006 5-7 overall 3-5 MAC 2007 4-8 overall 3-5 MAC 2008 5-7 overall 3-5 MAC 2009 2-8 overall 1-5 MAC Coaching Experience: • Denver Broncos: coaching assistant, 1995-96 • University of Pittsburgh: assistant, 1997-2003 2001-03: offensive coordinator/wide receivers 2000: offensive coordinator/wide receivers/ special teams assistant 1999: wide receivers/special teams assistant 1997-98: tight ends/special teams assistant • The University of Akron: head coach, 2004-present College Coaching Accomplishments: • Led Akron to a dramatic 20-17 victory, scoring as time expired, in 2006 at North Carolina State for the program’s first win versus a BCS school. In 2008, Akron claimed its second BCS win with a 42-28 decision at Syracuse. • Led the Zips to a number of firsts in 2005: MAC East Division title, MAC Championship game victory and Division I-A bowl appearance. • 2004 MAC Coach of the Year. • Led Akron to a 6-5 record in 2004, including six league wins, the most since entering the MAC in 1992-93. • Zip QBs Charlie Frye and Luke Getsy dominate the Akron record book for passing and total offense, while receivers Dominek Hixon and Jabari Arthur dominate the Zips’ receiving records. In 2008, running back Dennis Kennedy set the UA single-season scoring record with 110 points and rushed for 1,321 yards, the best by a Zip in the Division I era. • While at Akron, 17 players have signed professional contracts, including Rickey McKenzie (CFL), Chase Blackburn (NFL), Charlie Frye (NFL), Dwayne LeFall (CFL), Cam Teow (CFL), Dominik Hixon (NFL), Andy Alleman (NFL), Luke Getsy (NFL), Kiki Gonzalez (NFL), Jason Nedd (CFL), Jermaine Reid (CFL), Reggie Corner (NFL), Nate Robinson (NFL), Jabari Arthur (NFL), Davanzo Tate (CFL), Bryan Williams (NFL) and Brandon Anderson (NFL). • Coached 2003 Heisman Trophy runner-up and Biletnikoff Award winner Larry Fitzgerald and 2000 Biletnikoff Award winner Antonio Bryant at Pittsburgh. • Five bowl game appearances, including each of his last four seasons at Pittsburgh. Playing Career: •  Three-year starting wide receiver at Colorado State • Ranks seventh in CSU history with 1,873 career receiving yards and 10th in career receptions with 111 • Sixth in career touchdown receptions with 13 • 1987 GTE Academic All-American • 1987 NCAA GTE Post-Graduate Scholarship Birthdate: • October 17, 1964 in Pueblo, Colo. High School: • Cherry Creek (Colo.) HS, 1983 Family: • Wife: Jami. • Sons: Joseph (10), Jamison (7), John (3), Jake (1).

Jay Rohr with 121 in 2005, current New York Giants wide receiver Domenik Hixon’s 111 in 2003 (one year prior to moving to wide receiver at Akron) and current New York Giants linebacker Chase Blackburn’s 110 in 2003. • Wagner has led the Zips in tackles in eight times and has had double-digits in tackles six times after getting nine in his collegiate debut at Penn State and nine in earning MAC Player of the Week versus Morgan State. • Named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week versus Morgan State. Had nine tackles, a sack, two forced fumbles and a 32-yard interception return for a TD (the first defensive TD at InfoCision Stadium). • Posted 16 tackles, 10 of which were solo stops, at Central Michigan, including 0.5 for a loss. Also picked off CMU quarterback Dan LeFevour. The total ties for 26th-best, single-game effort in the NCAA for 2009. • Had 15 stops in the win over Kent State with that total tying for 43rd-best, single-game effort in the NCAA for 2009.

Brian Wagner’s Game-by-Game Statistics

2009 Games UA-A at #8 Penn State...............7-2 Morgan St. ...MAC POW / TD. ....3-6 Indiana..............................8-4 at Central Michigan.........10-6 Ohio......................................7-4 at Buffalo...............................4-6 at Syracuse...........................2-1 at Northern Illinois................6-6 Kent State...........................10-5 Temple..................................6-3

Tot 9 9 12 16 11 10 3 12 15 9

TFL Sacks FF FR Int PBU 0.5-1 0 0 0 0 1 1.0-4 1.0-4 2 0 1-32 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 1 0.5-1 0 0 0 1-1 0 1.0-2 0 0 1-0 0 0 1.5-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (QB Hurry) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0-6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Did You Know? More Wagner in the NCAA Rankings

• The 16 tackles by Brian Wagner at Central Michigan ties for the 26th-best, single-game effort in the NCAA for 2009. It is the second-best effort by a freshman as freshman Jordan Kovacs (Michigan) had 17 tackles versus Michigan State. • The 15 tackles by Wagner versus Kent State ties for 43rd-best, single-game effort in the NCAA for 2009. • Wagner is THE ONLY freshman in the NCAA to have two of the best top 43 single-game tackles efforts in the NCAA this season.

Comparing the NCAA’s Top Two Freshmen Akron’s Wagner and BC’s Kuechly

Akron’s Brian Wagner was the nation’s leading tackler among freshmen through the first six weeks before only getting three stops at Syracuse, a game he played while battling an illness. At that point, Boston College’s Luke Kuechly took over the top spot after having having games with 12, 10, 14 and 14 tackles over a four-game span. Wagner rebounded to get 12 tackles at Northern Illinois and 15 at Kent State to regain the lead among the NCAA’s freshmen. However, this past week, Wagner “only” had nine tackles compared to Kuechly’s 13. Now the season total stands at Kuechly with 107 and Wagner with 106. 2009 Defensive Stats UA-A Tot TFL Brian Wagner................61-45 106 6.5 Luke Kuechly................66-41 107 10.0

Sacks FF FR Int PBU 1.0 2 2 2 3 1.0 0 1 1 4

Andre Jones Gets Fourth Different TD

Senior Andre Jones gave Akron a 21-13 lead in the third quarter on an eight -yard run up the middle, taking the snap at quarterback in the Zips’ “wildcat” formation. Jones, who has started at free safety, corner back and wide receiver this season, scored his fourth different way with the rushing TD as he as also scored on a fumble recovery (a 64-yarder versus Central Michigan in 2007-a game he led UA with 10 tackles as well), a free kick return (to beat Western Michigan as time expired in 2007) and he has nine touchdown receptions over the past two years. Jones, although playing receiver for five game now, still ranks 12th on the team with 21 tackles and has 24 catches for 431 yards, averaging 18.0 per catch this season. However, he is just 18 yards behind the team-leading total of 449 by Jeremy LaFrance, who has started all 10 games and led UA in receiving seven times.

Waller With Three Picks

Sophomore Manley Waller has three interceptions in nine games this season to rank fifth n the MAC and 48th in the NCAA. Also, the Zips 11 passes as a team to rank fourth in the MAC and 36th in the NCAA. Thanks to the 11 picks this season, Akron ranks third in the MAC and 29th in the NCAA in passe defense, allowing just 186.3 yards per game. Since 1993, only three players — current NFL defensive back Reggie Corner, nine-year NFL veteran Dwight Smith and Rickey McKenzie — have picked off more than three passes in a season for the Zips. Corner picked off seven passes in 2007 and four in 2006. McKenzie had six picks in 2003 and Smith led the NCAA with 10 picks in 2000 en route to being an AllAmerican. Waller is tied with five others who have intercepted three passes in a season since 1993, including Miguel Graham (2008), John Mackey (2007), Andre Jones (2007), McKenzie (2001) and Wayne Wade (1993).

Nicely Has Streak Broken; Only Threw 1 INT in 108 Attempts

Akron true freshman quarterback Patrick Nicely had his streak of consecutive passes without an interception snapped at 57 during the Kent State game. Nicely threw a pick in his final pass attempt at Buffalo, then proceeded to not throw an interception at Syracuse (25 att) nor Northern Illinois (27 att). One pass after throwing his 59-yard TD to Jeremy LaFrance versus Kent State in the second quarter, Nicely was picked off by KSU’s Danny Sadler. Nicely was not intercepted the remainder of the KSU game (29 attempts) and threw 21 passes in the first half versus Temple — for a total of 50 without being picked — before being intercepted as the first half drew to a close versus the Owls.

Broderick Burns Redshirt

True freshman Broderick Alexander burned his redshirt year with just five games to play at Northern Illinois. However, he did not just fill in here and there, he stepped in as the starter at running back, becoming the first UA true freshman to start at the position since Terry Cameron in 1978 and is believed to be just the third all-time as Billy Mills accomplished the feat in 1973. Akron is hoping Alexander experiences similar success Cameron and Mills had. Cameron tied for the team lead with nine touchdowns in 1978, thanks to a school-record five TDs in the season finale versus Northern Iowa. Mills led UA in rushing in 1973, then again in ‘75 and ‘76, and ranks sixth on the school’s all-time rushing list with 2,816 yards. Alexander was solid his first three quarters, having 15 carries for 48 yards for an average of 3.2 yards per attempt. However, he only ran the ball four times for zero net yards in the fourth quarter to skew the numbers. He progressed in the win aver Kent State, rushing 13 times for 42 yards, an average of 3,2 per carry. However, illness limited his action versus Temple, where he carried the ball just four times for eight yards.

Miguel Graham Honored by MAC

Senior Miguel Graham was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Defensive Player of the Week for his standout performance in the Zips’ 28-20 win over Kent State. The Rock Hill, S.C., native had six tackles, including five solo stops, with a school-record six pass breakups. In particular, Graham single-handedly preserved Akron’s lead at halftime. Facing first and goal from the Akron two, Graham broke up passes in the endzone on three consecutive plays, forcing a Kent State field goal as time expired and giving the Zips a 14-13 lead at the break.


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m ) Graham now leads the MAC and ranks eighth in the NCAA in passes defended, with 11 pass breakups and one interception on the year. Graham has proved to be a ball hawk over his career, ranking ninth in the NCAA last season in fumbles recovered.

Long Distance; Alex to Jones Connection

The 80-yard, Alex Allen-to-Andre Jones touchdown pass at Northern Illinois marked the longest pass play of the season for Akron and the MAC. It was also the longest since Luke Getsy hit David Harvey on a 77-yard play on Nov. 9, 2006 and Akron’s first pass play of at least 80 yards since James Washington hit Jake Schifino for an 85-yarder on Nov. 11, 2000. Both of the previous long plays were against Buffalo.

Jones’ Career Day

Andre Jones had 154 receiving yards (on six receptions) at Northern Illinois, a career high and the first 100-yard game by a UA receiver this season. Part of his big day came on an 80-yard touchdown reception from Alex Allen on a halfback pass, the longest pass play in the MAC in 2009. Jones’ previous career best was 114 yards on five catches at Eastern Michigan in 2008. He also had five receptions for 100 yards at Army, a game he earned MAC East Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Andre Jones in Select Company

Senior Andre Jones, who played wide receiver exclusively at Buffalo, started at the position at Syracuse making he and Oklahoma’s Body Eldridge the only two players in the nation to have started at three different positions this season. Jones has also started at safety and corner back this season, while Eldridge has started at center, tight end and left guard. Jones is now just the fourth player in the nation to start on both sides of the ball. Vanderbilt’s Jamie Graham and Cincinnati’s Marcus Barnett each have started at least one game at both wide receiver and corner back, while San Jose State lineman Steve Lightsy has started games at offensive guard and defensive tackle. Jones has played in 45 games and started 37 in his career. The first two years of his career, Jones started 20 games at free safety and he ranked among the UA top four in tackles each year. As a junior in 2008, he started 10 games at wide receiver, earning All-MAC honors with a team-high seven TDs. This season, Jones started the first three games at safety, one game at corner (CMU) and while still seeing action at wideout.

Andre Jones Goes Above and Beyond

While Andre Jones started his third position of the year at Syracuse, his contributions went well beyond scoring the Zips’ lone offense TD, giving Akron an early 7-0 lead. (Jones also scored two TDs at Syracuse last season, meaning three of his nine career scores have come in the Carrier Dome.) Jones played two series at corner giving Miguel Graham a break. Jones was forced to play due to an injury to starting corner Manley Waller at Buffalo that kept him off the field at Syracuse. Jones also took snaps at quarterback at Syracuse in a “wildcat” formation, rushing two times for eight yards. Then due to other injuries during the Syracuse game, Jones filled in a several spots on special teams. Jones also saw action in the “wildcat” at Northern Illinois and in the win versus Kent State, getting an eight-yard rushing TD versus the Golden Flashes.

Miller Honored by MAC After Record-Setting Outing at Syracuse

Senior Dashan Miller was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Special Teams Player of the Week for his record-setting performance at Syracuse. Miller set a single-game, school record with his 191 yards in kickoff returns, doing so in just four attempts for an average of 47.8 yards per attempt. The previous record was 180 yards (on eight attempts) by Matt Carter versus Marshall in 2001. It is also the second-best in the MAC this season, as Ohio’s Chris Garrett had 221 on six attempts this season at Tennessee, and the seventh-best, single-game effort in MAC history. Miller’s 191 yards is ninth-best effort in the nation this season and his 189 yards on seven returns at Central Michigan ranks 11th. Down 14-7 to start the second half, Miller took the opening kickoff and returned it 98 yards for a touchdown, marking the longest return in the MAC this season. The return for a TD was the first by a Zip since Bryan Williams had a 95-yard return versus Ohio on Nov. 7, 2007. (Williams was additionally named MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week for his effort.) Miller additionally had a 53-yard return in the contest. Miller moved from 82nd in the NCAA to 28th with his performance at Syracuse. This season, he now has seven returns over 22 yards. In addition to his two long returns at Syracuse, Miller had returns of 67, 29 and 22 at Central Michigan, one for 31 yards versus Ohio and one for 30 yards versus Temple. For 2009, Miller ranks 36th in the NCAA and second in the MAC with his average of 25.85 yards per return.

Campbell Boots 76-Yard Punt at Syracuse; 3rd Longest in NCAA

Zack Campbell, who assumed the full-time role as the punter in the second half at Syracuse, hit an impressive 76-yard punt in the third quarter —his first punt of the contest. The boot marked the third-longest in school history behind Jim Heyworth (81 yards vs. Northern Michigan in 1974) and Frank Zazula (77 yards vs Toledo in 1937). In addition, the punt is the longest in the Mid-American Conference this season and ties for thirdlongest in the NCAA behind an 81-yarder by Jeff Locke (UCLA) and an 80-yarder by Matt Rinehart (Kent State). Also hitting a 76-yarder this season is Colorado State’s Pete Kontodiakos and Nebraska’s Alex Henry. Campbell has punted 21 times this season with a 39.1 season average.

Akron Turns to Rookie QB — Déjà Vu?; Just 27 Yards from 1,000

True freshman Patrick Nicely is now the Zips starting quarterback. The Willoughby native did not see game action until starting the second half of the Ohio game in game five when Matt Rodgers went down with an injury. Nicely was praised for his performance, especially considering his lack of experience (game and even practice serving as the third-team QB most of the season with hopes of being redshirted). For the year, he has completed 87-of-172 passes (50.6) for 973 yards with four TDs and just four interceptions. Since throwing an interception on his last play at Buffalo, he had a streak of 57 consecutive passes without a pick. Nicely is just the fifth true freshman quarterback to start for the Zips, joining Greg Gromek (1996), Brian Magrill (1994), Mic Hutton (1969) and Ron Boruszkowski (1962). In his inaugural game, Nicely completed 9-of-23 passes for 98 yards, leading the Zips to their lone TD. Also, he engineered a fourth-down conversion, completing a 38-yard pass to Jeremy LaFrance on 4thand-15. The Zips, down 12, were forced to go for it on fourth and goal from the 13, but UA could not convert. In game two, at Buffalo, Nicely completed 17-of-34 passes for 200 yards — the most by UA in 2009 — with two interceptions. He drove the team down for field goal midway through the fourth quarter, which gave Akron a 17-14 lead. After Buffalo scored to take a 21-17 lead, Nicely drove the Zips close, but was picked

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location:............................................................................................... Akron, OH 44325 Population:......................................................................... 208,000 (5th Largest in Ohio) Founded:...................................................................................................................1870 Enrollment:............................................................................................................. 27,911 Nickname:.................................................................................................................. Zips Colors:..................................................................................... Blue (282) and Gold (871) Home Facility:..........................................................InfoCision Stadium — Summa Field

InfoCision Stadium Capacity:................................................................................................30,000 Summa Field Playing Surface:..........................................................................................ProGrass InfoCision Stadium Press Box Phone:.....................................................................................TBA

Affiliation:........................................................................................ NCAA Division I FBS Conference:.....................................................Mid-American Conference (East Division) President:.......................................................................................... Dr. Luis M. Proenza Director of Athletics:....................................................................................Tom Wistrcill Faculty Athletics Representative:............................................................ J. Dean Carro Athletic Dept. Phone: ............................................................................. (330) 972-7080 Ticket Office Phone: . ......................................................................... 1-888-99-AKRON

FOOTBALL COACHING STAFF

Head Coach:......................................................... J.D. Brookhart (Colorado State, 1988) Record at UA:..................................................................................... 29-41 (6th Year) Overall Record:.................................................................................................. Same Football Office Phone:............................................................................ (330) 972-7466 - Walt Harris (Pacific, 1968).................................................................. 1st Season at UA Assistant Head Coach/Passing Game Coord./Quarterbacks - Jim Fleming (University of the South, 1982).......................................6th Season at UA Defensive Coordinator/Safeties - Shane Montgomery (North Carolina State, 1990).............................. 1st Season at UA Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs - Brian Callahan (Eastern Illinois, 1992)...............................................6th Season at UA Assistant Coach/Offensive Line - Dana Chambers (Central Missouri State, 1983).................................4th Season at UA Assistant Coach/Defensive Line - Chris Hedden (Heidelberg, 1994)....................................................... 1st Season at UA Assistant Coach/Tight Ends - Emmanuel McDaniel (East McDaniel, 1995)......................................3rd Season at UA Assistant Coach/Cornerbacks - Mauro Monz (Duquesne, 1996)...........................................................4th Season at UA Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers - Vince Okruch (Culver-Stockton College, 1977).................................. 1st Season at UA Assistant Coach/Linebackers - Darryl Weston (Pittsburgh, 2004).......................................................3rd Season at UA Director of Football Operations

COVERING PRACTICE

All practices are closed to the general public. Media may attend most practices with the University reserving the right to close certain sessions. All media MUST inform Assistant Athletics Director/Media Relations Mike Cawood in a timely manner if you would like to attend practice. As with any Zips practice, media members may not report on specific plays, formations or personnel packages executed during practices. Also, all exchanges between coaches and players are confidential.

Interview Policy/Press Opportunities

Throughout, all coach and student-athlete interviews (either in-person or via telephone) are to be arranged through the Media Relations Office. Please make interview requests at least one day in advance. No interviews will be granted one and a half days prior to a contest unless special permission is granted in advance. J.D. Brookhart conducts a weekly press conference on Mondays at Noon in the Stile Athletics Field House. In addition to Coach Brookhart, selected players will be made available as well. J.D. Brookhart will be the featured guest each week during foorball season on Zips Live. The show airs each Monday 7-8 pm on 1350 AM from the Tap House on Waterloo.

Mid-American Conference Teleconference

The Mid-American Conference conducts a weekly coaches’ conference call each Monday. J.D. Brookhart’s scheduled time is 10:58-11:06 a.m. To participate in the league teleconference, call (877) 307-1996. A replay is available on the MAC-SPORTS.Com. For more information or questions for the MAC, contact Assistant Commissioner/Media & Public Relations Kent Mather at 216-566-4622 (ext. 301).

2009 MAC Football Teleconference Schedule

WEST DIVISION 9:30-9:38 - Bill Cubit, Western Michigan 9:38-9:46 - Tim Beckman, Toledo 9:46-9:54 - Jerry Kill, Northern Illinois 9:54-10:02 - Ron English, Eastern Michigan 10:02-10:10 - Butch Jones, Central Michigan 10:10-10:18 - Stan Parrish, Ball State

EAST DIVISION 10:18-10:26 - Frank Solich, Ohio 10:26-10:34 - Mike Haywood, Miami 10:34-10:42 - Doug Martin, Kent State 10:42-10:50 - Turner Gill, Buffalo 10:50-10:58 - Dave Clawson, Bowling Green 10:58-11:06 - J.D. Brookhart, Akron 11:06-11:14 - Al Golden, Temple


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m ) off on a deflected pass at the UB 22 with just over a minute to play. At Syracuse, Nicely accounted for eight of the team’s nine first downs as UA had eight first downs passing and one by penalty. He completed 16-of-25 passes (64 percent) for 191 yards with his first career TD, an 11 yarder to Andre Jones for an early 7-0 lead. Nicely was particularly sharp in the first half, completing 3-of-4 passes in the first quarter and 12-of-17 for 136 yards in the first half. In the win versus Kent State, he established career highs of 19 completions on 34 attempts for 261 yards with two TDs. The last time Akron turned to a rookie quarterback was 2001 when redshirt freshman Charlie Frye came off the bench for an injured QB versus Ohio in Akron to start a record-setting career. In game one of 2001 — a 31-29 win over the Bobcats — Frye subbed for Nick Sparks, who had a turf toe injury and started the game completing 6-of-8 passes for 72 yards. Overall, Frye was 13-of-16 for 146 yards in his debut. Fyre would hold on the starting job for the remainder of his career, finishing among the NCAA and MAC all-time leaders in completions and yards, and ended his freshman season completing 170-of-289 passes for 2,053 yards with six picks and nine TDs.

Zips Add Hedden to Coaching Staff

University of Akron head football coach J.D. Brookhart announced Monday (Oct. 12) that former University of Toledo offensive coordinator Chris Hedden has joined the Zips football staff. Hedden will coach the UA tight ends with Zips offensive coordinator Shane Montgomery assuming the role of running backs coach, filling the void left with last week’s resignation of Reno Ferri. With Hedden, Akron now has eight assistants who have previously been collegiate coordinators (offensive or defensive), including Walt Harris, Jim Fleming, Montgomery, Brian Callahan, Dana Chambers, Mauro Monz and Vince Okruch. Including Brookhart, the Zips have a grand total of 73 years of experience on the staff entering 2009 as either a collegiate head coach or coordinator. (Harris 19, Fleming 16, Montgomery 10, Brookhart 9, Okruch 9, Monz 5, Chambers 2, Hedden 2 and Callahan 1. The only current UA assistant without coordinator experience is Emmanuel McDaniel, who came to Akron after an eight-year career in the NFL.) Hedden, who spent eight seasons as an assistant at Toledo, was promoted to the position of offensive coordinator for the 2008 season. In addition to his role as offensive coordinator, Hedden was the Rockets’ receivers coach for the 2007 and ’08 seasons after serving as the tight ends coach for the previous six seasons. Under Hedden’s guidance, Toledo had two receivers—Stephen Williams and Nick Moore—earn All-MAC honors for the first time in school history. Williams was seventh in the MAC with 73 receptions, and 15th in the nation with 97.4 receiving yards per game. His 1,169 receiving yards was just 25 yards shy of Lance Moore’s UT record. The following year (2008), Moore and Williams each earned second team All-MAC honors and ranked among the NCAA top 35 in receptions, standing 23rd and 34th, respectively. Prior to working with the UT wideouts, Hedden’s tight ends were a force in Toledo’s spread offense. From 2003-05, a different Rocket tight end was named All-MAC. In 2005, junior Chris Hopkins earned second-team All-MAC honors, catching 31 passes for 355 yards and four TD’s. Hopkins, John Allen (20 receptions) and Josh Powell (16) gave UT 67 catches out of the tight end position. In 2004, the Rockets lost preseason All-American candidate Andrew Clarke to injury, but UT’s tight ends had another fine season just the same. Senior Chris Holmes caught 35 passes and was named second-team All-MAC. In 2003, Hedden tutored Clarke to a first-team All-MAC season, the first Rocket tight end to earn first-team all-league honors since Steve Rosi in 1995. Clarke caught 35 passes and scored eight touchdowns. He has 18 career TDs, the most ever by a Rocket tight end and the second-most of any Toledo receiver ever. Clarke also had 37 receptions and seven TD catches as a sophomore in 2002. In 2001, Hedden coached two freshman tight ends, Clarke and Holmes, to highly successful seasons. Holmes caught 19 passes and earned fourth-team Freshman All-America honors from the Sporting News. Clarke caught eight passes and averaged a team-best 18.1 yards per catch. Hedden served two stints at UT, having worked as a graduate assistant at UT in 1996 under former UT Head Coach Gary Pinkel. Prior to his return to Toledo, Hedden was an assistant coach at Northern Iowa from 1997-2000 under former Toledo assistant Mike Dunbar. As a graduate assistant at Toledo in 1996, Hedden assisted with the wide receivers, the defensive scout team and the special teams. Prior to his first post at Toledo, Hedden spent one year at Tiffin University as the offensive line coach. From 1993-94 he was an assistant coach at Tiffin Columbian High School, where he was a 1990 graduate and an all-state offensive guard. Hedden played two years of football at Ashland University before graduating with a degree in secondary education from Heidelberg.

Oh Captain, Our Captains

The Zips voted on its captains for the 2009 season recently, selecting offensive, defensive and special teams captains. In all three cases, the votes were fairly one-sided. This year’s captains will be: • Offense — senior center Elliott Bates • Defense — junior linebacker Mike Thomas • Special Teams — Amin “Kaboom” Kabir • Penn State Game Captain: Zack Anderson • Morgan State Game Captain: Jeremy Bruce • Indiana Game Captain: Joe Tuzze • Central Michigan Game Captain: Wayne Cobham • Ohio Game Captain: Andre Jones • Buffalo Game Captain: Joe Tuzze • Syracuse Game Captain: Corey Woods • Northern Illinois Game Captain: Dashan Miller • Kent State Game Captain: Miguel Graham • Temple Game Captain: Almondo Sewell

Allstate’s “Good Hands®” Field Goal Net Program to Reward Zips Gridiron Performance with Scholarship Donations

The University of Akron is one of three new NCAA schools to be selected to participate in the Allstate “Good Hands®” Field Goal Net. This is the fifth year of the “Good Hands®” Field Goal Net program, one of the most visible programs in college football. This season Zips fans will have another reason to cheer for the kicker as each successful extra point and field goal attempt at home games will generate money for their school’s general scholarship fund. During games in Akron, Allstate will donate $300 for each field goal and $100 for each extra point successfully converted into the Allstate-branded net by the Zips. “Allstate is proud to partner with Akron for a program that helps foster excellence on the football field and in the classroom,” said Lisa Cochrane, vice president of marketing for Allstate. “Allstate is honored to have a visible presence across the college football landscape and shares this passion with millions of college football fans across the country through valued partnerships with their favorite schools.”

Game Morgan State Indiana Ohio Kent State Temple

Successful Kicks 4 PAT & 2 FG 3 PAT 1 PAT 4 PAT 2 PAT $ 1 FG

Game Total $ 1,000 $ 300 $ 100 $ 400 $ 500

Season Total $ 1,000 $ 1,300 $ 1,400 $ 1,800 $ 2,300

What Stood Out in Win over Kent State

• Kent State entered the Akron game sixth in the NCAA in sacks, having 30 on the season. Akron ranked 111th in the NCAA, allowing 2.88 sacks per game. However, in 35 pass attempts — the second highest total by UA this season, the Akron offensive line did not allow one sack. • Akron entered the Kent State contest averaging 97.13 yards per game, 106th in the NCAA, and being held to ZERO and 31 yards at Syracuse and Northern Illinois, respectively. Akron ran for 168 yards — its best versus a I-A program in 2009 ­— versus a Kent State team that was allowing just 118 rushing yards per game. • Akron entered the Kent State game allowing 182 rushing yards per game to rank 100 in the NCAA. Akron held the Flashes to just 38 rushing yards in the win, despite allowing a 25-yard run on the first play from scrimmage.

Zips Have Nice Two-Game Run vs Ohio & Buffalo

While Akron fell to Ohio and Buffalo, there were positive signs over the past those two weeks, along with a couple recurring factors. Versus Ohio, the Zips committed five turnovers, missed two field goals and allowed Ohio to score on a blocked punt, but was only down six (13-7) to start the fourth quarter. At Buffalo, Akron fumbled inside the UB five, threw an interception in the endzone from the UB 18 an missed a field goal, but lead 17-14 in the fourth quarter and had a final drive to try to win the game. The following are things that have begun to go Akron’s way: 1. Akron converted 13-of-31 third downs (41.9 percent) over the last two games, converting just 32 percent (16-of-50) in the first four games of the season. 2. Akron held Ohio and Buffalo to just 11-of-29 (37.9 percent) on third downs, allowing opponents to convert 29-of-55 (52.7 percent) in the first four games. 3. Akron out-gained Ohio in first downs (14-10) and total offense (346-292), while tying Buffalo in first downs (19-1) and out-gaining UB 334-312 in total offense. The 346 yards by Akron was the Zips best this season versus an FBS member and the 292 was the lowest by an FBS opponent. 4. Akron ran for 159 yards versus Ohio — its most versus a FBS member this season — and for 134 yards at Buffalo, averaging 146 yards over the two games after averaging just 113 over its first four contests. Akron completed a season-high 19 passes versus Ohio and threw for a season-high 200 yards at Buffalo.

Was It or Wasn’t It?

In the inaugural game played at InfoCision Stadium, Akron officially had a sellout of 27,881. There has been some confusion, since the capacity for the facility is 30,000, however 27,881 IS an official sellout. It is true, the capacity of InfoCision Stadium is 30,000, which is the maximum amount of people the facility can hold. The number 27,881 is the actual number of seats in the stadium, not including standing room only and the south endzone berm.

Zips Defense Went Nearly 8 Quarters Allowning No TDs

The Zips had an impressive streak end of nearly eight quarters without allowing an offensive touchdown with 37 seconds left in the second quarter versus Indiana. Akron’s defense allowed a Penn State touchdown with 30 seconds left before halftime in week one. The unit then proceeded to shut out the Nittany Lions in the second half, while shutting out Morgan State in a 41-0 win in week two. Versus Indiana, the Hoosiers returned the opening kickoff for a score, then made a field goal on its first offensive drive, but the Zips kept the IU offense out of the endzone until Ben Chappell hit Mitchell Evans for a 10-yard TD with 37 seconds left in the second quarter. The streak was snapped at 119 minutes, 53 seconds.

Déjà Vu From Indiana Game

Akron experienced some déjà vu versus Indiana. First, the Hoosiers returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a TD. The last time Indiana returned a kickoff for a TD, it was also for 91 yards. In the second quarter, Akron’s Jalil Carter blocked a punt, which Aaron Williams recovered in the endzone, giving UA a 14-10 lead. The last time Akron blocked a punt and recovered the ball in the endzone was last year versus Toledo when Carter blocked a punt that Williams recovered for a TD to give UA a 14-0 lead. Akron’s Almondo Sewell blocked a 38-yard Indiana field goal attempt. The last time Akron blocked a field goal was by, none other than Sewell, when Temple attempted a, you guessed it, 38-yard field. goal.

It Was Morgan State, But Still....

For the first time since 2003 and the first time in the six years of the J.D. Brookhart tenure, Akron faced an FCS (formerly NCAA I-AA) program, hosting Morgan State Sept. 12 for the Zips home opener. The Zips broke in InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field with a 41-0 decision over the Bears. While the decisive win did come against an FCS program, take into consideration the following: • Morgan State’s defense ranks fourth in FCS this season in pass defense, ranked first in FCS in 2008 (213.43 ypg) and second in 2007 (264.82 ypg) in total defense. Akron rolled up 436 yards of total offense against the Bears, the first team to put over 400 yards of offense against MSU since South Carolina State had 419 on Nov. 11, 2006. • Defensively, Akron held Morgan State to just 127 yards of total offense and allowed the Bears to

ZIPS IN THE NFL Andy Alleman, OL............................. Kansas City Chiefs Brandon Anderson, DB (practice)......Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chase Blackburn, LB..............................New York Giants Reggie Corner, CB......................................Buffalo Bills Charlie Frye, QB................................... Oakland Raiders Domenik Hixon, WR...............................New York Giants Jason Taylor, DE................................... Miami Dolphins


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m ) get just three first downs. The last time Akron held an offense to such paltry numbers was Nov. 24, 2005 versus Kent State in the infamous Snow Bowl, winning 35-3 to secure UA’s MAC East title. Kent State only managed 116 yards of offense and eight first downs. While the weather may have played a role in KSU’s performance, it was no fluke for the Zips, who held Ohio to just 110 yards of offense and just seven first downs the previous week (Nov. 15, 2005) in a 27-3 win. • Akron’s shutout was the first by the Zips since the 1992 season (W, 13-0 at Ohio University, 10/3/92). It was also Akron’s first shutout victory at home since 1989 (W, 31-0 vs. Cincinnati, 10/28/89) and its first shutout victory on a home opener since 1986 (W, 35-0 vs. Salem College, 9/6/86). NOTE: Akron’s defense did not allow a score in a 7-0 loss to Miami (then under the direction of current UA offensive coordinator Shane Montgomery). With the score knotted at 0-0 with 9:38 left in the game, Akron’s then QB Carlton Jackson was sacked and fumbled. Miami’s Craig Mester picked up the ball and returned it seven yards to the game’s only points.

Looking Back at Penn State

The then eighth-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions took control early and held a decided advantage at halftime, leading 31-0 and leading 344-8 in total offense. However, the Zips regathered themselves at the break and beat one of the favorites to win a national title 7-0 over the final two quarters, gaining 178 yards of offense to PSU’s 171. Despite the large lead, PSU kept its starters in through the fourth quarter, giving the UA faithful a reason to be excited for the remainder of the season. The talented Lion offense only rushed for 99 yards for the game and Chris Jacquemain was 7-of-9 for 116 yards with a touchdown in the third quarter alone.

PLAYER NOTES (Numerically) #1 (Off) Deryn Bowser: Lost for the season after fracturing his fibula at Buffalo in game six ... Had five TDs in his first three games, scoring five of Akron’s 13 offensive TDs this season, and is the only UA player to catch a touchdown pass this season ... Caught three passes for 63 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown, at Penn State (Akron’s only score) ...Hauled in eight passes for 86 yards and three TDs versus Morgan State, scoring the first TD in InfoCision Stadium history — a nine-yard pass from Chris Jacquemain ... Had three receptions for 86 yards versus Indiana, including an impressive 49-yard TD ... Only caught one pass for six yards at Central Michigan and four for 47 versus Ohio ... Prior to the injury in the first half at Buffalo, caught two passes for 19 yards. #1 (Def) Diamond Weaver: Lost for the season after having hernia surgery, an injury sustained versus Morgan State ... Came to UA as a JuCo transfer ... Saw action at corner and punt returner before suffering the injury versus Morgan State ... Prior to the injury, had a 20-yard punt return versus Morgan State ... Full name is Diamond Dream-Louis Weaver. #2 (Def) Jalil Carter: Only logged two tackles at Penn State, but had an impressive 42-yard kick return to open the second half, setting the stage for a good half of football versus the eighth-ranked Lions ... Had three tackles versus Indiana and blocked a punt, which Aaron Williams recovered in the endzone for a TD ... Also had three stops at Central Michigan, getting a TFL and forced fumble on one ... Earned his first start of the season at Buffalo and responded with a career-high 12 tackles, which led the Zips ... Added an interception and a pass breakup versus the Bulls ... Marked the second pick off his career and second time he led the Zips in tackles for a game, getting 10 at Eastern Michigan in 2008 ... At Syracuse and ranked second on the team with six tackles ... Had 10 stops at Northern Illinois, including a half TFL ... Continued his strong play in the win over Kent State with seven tackles with a PBU ... Only had three tackles versus Temple, but one was for a loss. #2 (Off) Jared Wackerly: An invited walkon ... Redshirted in 2008, but was named Scout Team Player of the Year ... Akron’s lone backup quarterback ... Saw action late versus Morgan State for his first collegiate snaps ... Finished up the Temple game, completing 4-of-5 passes for 36 yards. #3 Dale Martin: Blew out his Achilles in spring drills ... Made a great recovery but did not play in the opener ... Was the Zips leading rusher versus Morgan State, getting 64 yards on 6 attempts (10.7 avg.) with a long of 22 ... However, left the game with an injury and missed the Indiana, Central Michigan and Ohio contests ... Returned in limited duty at Buffalo, catching a six-yard pass ... Played a little more at Syracuse, rushing three times for 13 yards ... Had three carries for 23 yards, including a 15-yarder to set up a UA touchdown, while catching one pass for 12 yards ... Had three carries for 17 yards versus Temple ... Averages 7.0 yards per carry this season (17 for 119 with no negative rushes) ... Was a highly touted recruit out of high school and transferred from Louisville after the coaching change. #4 (Def) Jared Province: Has battled injuries this season, missing each of the last five games ... Although not officially credited with a tackle in his collegiate debut, he was always around the ball and deflected a pass which Mike Thomas ultimately picked off ... Missed the Morgan State game due to an injury sustained at Penn State ... Was credited with his first collegiate tackle versus Indiana ... As health has improved so did his production, getting four tackles at Central Michigan with a TFL and forced fumble ... Suffered another injury versus Ohio. #5 (Off) Matt Rodgers: Was injured and lost for the season with multiple injuries to his left knee just prior to halftime versus Ohio ... For the season, completed 39-of-69 passes for 405 yards with six picks and a TD... Leads the team with three rushing TDs and rushed for 80 yards in the first half versus Ohio making him the team’s leading rusher with 156 yards on the year ... Made huge strides as a quarterback from the spring to the season opener ... Entire staff raved about his improvement and rewarded Rodgers with the first series of the second quarter under center at Penn State and Morgan State... Also saw action in the fourth quarter at PSU, going 0-of-2 passing with three rushes for seven yards ... Was 3-of-6 for 24 yards passing versus Morgan State and rushed three times for 58 yards, including a long of 28 ... Had his first collegiate start versus Indiana, filling in for the suspended Chris Jacquemain ... Completed his first six passes and ended 14-of-23 (60.8 percent) for 165 yards ... By comparison, Jacquemain completed 13-of-22 in each of the first two games of the season for 158 and 162 yards, respectively ... Completed his first career TD, a 49-yarder to Deryn Bowser and had a nine-yard TD run, his first rushing TD ... Completed 12-of-19 passes at Central Michigan for 127 yards ... Did not throw a TD, but rushed for two and did not throw an interception ... Was 10-of-19 passing with 80 rushing yards prior to being injured versus Ohio. #5 (Def) Troy Gilmer: Had a great spring, but was hampered the entire camp with an injury ... Has seen limited action, missing the Indiana, Central Michigan, Ohio, Northern Illinois and Kent State games ... Returned to the field at Buffalo, getting one tackle ... Had two tackles at Syracuse before missing most of the second half, re-aggravating his injury. #6 (Off) Curtis Brown: Made his first career catch, a three-yarder in the fourth quarter at Syracuse. #6 (Def) Manley Waller: Suffered a high ankle sprain in the second quarter at Buffalo, which ultimately kept him off the field for the Syracuse game ... Had six tackles at Penn State, adding a forced fumble which, one play later, led to the Zips lone TD —a 40-yard Chris Jacquemain to Deryn Bowser pass ... Only had two tackles versus Morgan State, but had a 37-yard interception and two pass

Where Does “Zips” Come From?

One of the unique nicknames in all of intercollegiate athletics belongs to the University of Akron. Originally Zippers, athletics director Kenneth “Red” Cochrane officially shortened the nickname to the Zips in 1950. Twenty-five years earlier a campus-wide contest had been conducted to choose a nickname for the University’s athletics teams. Suggestions submitted by students, faculty and alumni included Golden Blue Devils, Tip Toppers, Rubbernecks, Hillbillies, Kangaroos and Cheveliers. After a three-way vote ­— one by the student body, one by the University lettermen and one by the local sports writers and faculty representatives — the winner was decided on January 15, 1926. The winner, freshman Margaret Hamlin, suggested “Zippers” the name of a very popular rubber overshoe (over 500,000 sold the first year) invented by Akron’s B.F. Goodrich Company. She received a prize of $10 for the winning suggestion, which was inspired by the $6 pair of rubber shoes, the “Zipper Boot.” Permission to use the name was granted by the Goodrich Company. Goodrich introduced its rubber galoshes in 1923 and it made a lasting impression on the world. The footwear featured an ingenious invention, a slide fastener with interlocking metal teeth. With a quick pull of a tab, the overshoes opened wide or sealed shut. The product’s original suggested name was the “Mystik Boot,” but the name just did not work for Goodrich President Bertram G. Work. “What we need is an action word,’’ he told a group of sales representatives. “Something that will dramatize the way the thing zips.’’ From that he said, “Why not call it the Zipper?’’ and the rest is history.

The Evolution of Zippy

The evolution of Zippy, The University of Akron’s mascot, began 54 years ago when the student council, under president Dave Frye and committee for a mascot chairman Bob Savoy (an All-American diver for UA), decided the University needed a mascot. “Zippy” the kangaroo was officially declared UA’s mascot on May 1, 1953. The selection of the kangaroo for a mascot brought forth the wrath of The Buchtelite and the Akron Beacon Journal as the name was chosen without the benefit of a campus-wide vote. There was support for the new mascot with defenders saying, “the kangaroo is fast, agile and powerful with undying determination — all the necessary qualities of an athlete.” It is difficult to imagine there was dissent back then seeing as how Zippy is one of, if not the, most beloved symbols of the University. In fact, during an 11 week long national contest, Zippy was defeated all challengers. Zippy, after a first-round bye in the playoffs, cruised to victories over Syracuse’s Otto in the semifinals and Minnesota’s Goldy Golpher in the final to become the 2007 Capital One Mascot of the Year. Dick Hansford, UA student council advisor, liked the kangaroo — one of the finalist names when Akron chose “Zippers” as its nickname. He recalled the suggestion was also inspired by a popular comic strip at the time called “Kicky, the fighting kangaroo.” No one recalls who made the arrangements for the first costume, but a paper-mache head was produced along with a brown furry uniform that zipped up the back. Pete Demming debuted that first mascot uniform 1954, at the inaugural Acme-Zip Game not as “Zippy” but as “Mr. Zip.” The first known printed reference to the mascot as “Zippy” was a 1965 Zip football press brochure. The Buchtelite’s first use of the name “Zippy” came Sept. 24, 1965, in an identification of a photo of the cheerleaders listing “Mascot - ‘Zippy’ - Charles Huettner.”


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m ) breakups ... His pick set up the first score in InfoCision Stadium as he returned it to the nine ... Both his forced turnovers have led to UA scores ... Versus Indiana, had seven stops, including five solo ... Added five tackles at Central Michigan ... Prior to the injury during the Buffalo game, had an interception and four tackles, including a TFL ... Returned to his starting role at Northern Illinois ... Had three stops and two PBU in the Kent State win ... Picked off his third pass of the season versus Temple, setting up an Akron field goal and 10-7 lead in the first quarter ... Finished the Temple game with four stops, including a half TFL, and a pass break up ... Is the son of former Olympic gold medalist Gwen Torrance and Manley Sr., who was an All-American track athlete at the University of Georgia. #7 Dashan Miller: Had a slow start with his kick returns ... Named MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week after setting a UA record with 191 kick return yards on just four attempts at Syracuse, including a 98-yard return for TD ... His 191 kickoff return yards is 17th-best in the NCAA in 2009 .. Now ranks second in the MAC and 36th in the NCAA with his average of 25.85 yards per return ... Had three kick returns for 52 yards at Penn State ... Only caught two passes versus Morgan State, but had a 27 yarder and 13 yarder ... Had a 17-yard catch versus Indiana as his season average is 16.2 yards per catch ... Opened the Central Michigan game with a 67-yard kickoff return ... Finished with seven returns for 189 yards, which ranks 19th in the NCAA for best single-game effort in 2009 ... Had three returns for 56 yards versus Ohio and one for 27 at Buffalo ... Pulled in an impressive 26-yard pass at Syracuse ... Since being named MAC East Special Team Player of the Week, Northern Illinois and Kent State elected not to kick to Miller ... Temple did kick to Miller, who had five returns for 111 yards despite a return of zero yards when he stepped out of bounds after fielding a kick. #8 (Def) Shawn Lemon: Made the move from defensive end to linebacker in the Zips’ new multiple 3-3 defense ... Has great speed ... Entered the Central Michigan game with just four tackles, but had five stops in the CMU game alone ... Made three tackles at Buffalo, two solo and one assist ­— all for losses ... One of his TFLs was a nine-yard sack ... Posted a season-high six tackles at Syracuse ... Only had one tackle, a half TFL, versus Kent State but his speed on the pass rush forced some errant and early throws. #8 (ST) Zack Campbell: Began sharing the punting duties at Indiana before taking over as the starter at Northern Illinois ... Had a long of 48 versus the Hoosiers ... Had two punts at Central Michigan totaling 83 yards, including a 45 yarder ... Bombed a 76-yard punt at Syracuse, the longest in the MAC in 2009 and the third-longest (tied) in the NCAA ... His 76-yarder is the third-longest in school history, the longest in the NCAA Division I era and longest since an 81-yarder by Jim Heyworth in 1974 ... Punted six times for 36.2 average versus Kent State with his final punt, a 39 yarder, being downed on the KSU one with just 2:29 left to play in the game. #9 (Def) Doug Richardson: Sometimes wears #24 do avoid a double-number conflict on special teams ... A walkon who had earned his way onto the field, now playing on the special teams ... Also played safety versus Penn State and Morgan State ... Is also an active member of the R.O.T.C. and U.S. Army Reserve. #10 Alex Allen: Will see most of his action in short yardage situations to take advantage of his size and power ... Is back after fracturing his hip in week three versus Ball State in 2008 ... Prior to the injury, he rushed for 103 yards at Syracuse and led the Zips with seven rushing TDs in 2007 ... Only had six yards on nine attempts at Penn State and had 32 yards on nine attempts versus Morgan State ... Did have a one-yard TD run versus the Bears for the first rushing TD in InfoCision Stadium history ... Had eight carries for 29 yards versus Indiana ... Only had two carries at Buffalo, a 22 yarder and a one-yard TD ... Has two rushing TDs for the season, tied for second on the team and 12 rushing TDs for his career ... Has his first career pass attempt at Northern Illinois, which was good for an 80-yard TD to Andre Jones ... The pass play was the longest for UA and the MAC this season and first of at least 80 yards since 2000 ... Only had three carries in the Kent State win, including a one-yard TD to put the Zips up 7-3. #11 (Def) Miguel Graham: Set a UA record with six PBU versus Kent State ... His six PBU is also the most in the NCAA for a game this season, while his 12 passes defended (11 PBU and 1 INT) ranks 13th in the NCAA ... Had two pass break ups and four tackles at Penn State ... Added three stops versus Morgan State ... Had seven tackles versus Indiana, including six solo, before leaving the IU game with an injury ... Saw limited action at Central Michigan due to an injury, playing sparingly in the first half and sitting the second ... Returned to the starting lineup versus Ohio, where he had an interception, pass breakup and three tackles ... Logged five tackles at Buffalo with a PBU ... Credited with two tackles at Syracuse with a fumble recovery which led to the Zips lone offense TD ... Tallied six stops and a pass breakup at Northern Illinois ... Named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week for his performance versus Kent State ... Had six tackles and six PBU ... Three of his six PBU came on consecutive plays with KSU facing first and goal from the UA two yards line ... His play forced a KSU field goal as time expired in the first half and kept the Zips in front, 14-13. #12 Jeremy Bruce: A hard-nosed player who can both catch and run the ball ... Very reliable, which is why he is used to field punts ... Had four catches for 42 yards versus Morgan State ... Caught three passes for 17 yards at Syracuse ... Ranks third on the team with 22 receptions. #15 (Def) Marvase Byrd: Saw extended time at corner versus Indiana, filling in for the injured Miguel Graham ... Had two tackles versus Morgan State and two versus Indiana ... Also saw extended time at Buffalo with Waller’s early injury ... Played well, getting five tackles versus the Bulls ... Got his first career start at Syracuse, filling in for the injured Manley Waller and getting two stops. #15 (Off) Nate Burney: Played in the Morgan State and Indiana games ... Has 11 rushes for 42 yards, including nine for 28 yards versus MSU ... Due to injuries, was pressed into action at Syracuse. #16 Patrick Nicely: Is just the fifth true freshman to start at quarterback in a Zips uniform ... Was looking to redshirt this season, but was pressed into action with the dismissal of Chris Jacquemain from the team and the injury to Matt Rodgers ... Completed 9-of-23 passes for 98 yards in his collegiate debut, including a 38-yard pass to Jeremy LaFrance on 4th-and-15 in the fourth quarter ... Completed 17-of-34 passes for a UA season-high 200 yards at Buffalo in his first collegiate start ... Led UA to on a late scoring drive, giving the Zips a 17-14 lead, and nearly had the story-book ending, driving UA for a potential gamewinning TD before being intercepted at the UB 22 with 1:30 left in the game ... Threw his first career TD at Syracuse, an 11-yarder to Andre Jones ... Completed 16-of-25 passes for 191 yards versus the Orange ... Completed 11-of-27 passes for 124 yards at Northern Illinois ... Had a streak of 57 consecutive pass attempts without an interception snapped in the second quarter versus Kent State, dating back to his last pass of the Buffalo game ... Established season highs with 19 completions on 34 attempts for 261 yards and two TDs in the Kent State win ... Had a rough outing versus Temple after a solid start ... Was 6-of-7 with a TD in the first quarter, but finished 15-of-29 for 99 yards with a pick. #17 Norman Shuford: Earned the start in the season opener at Penn State, but only rushed for four yards on eight carries ... Also started at running back versus Indiana, gaining 18 yards on five carries ... Had great offensive credentials and played at one of the most successful high school programs in the state of Michigan (Harrison HS in Southfield) ... Spent his true freshman season as a redshirt, working with the defense due to the abundance of talent at running back ... Moved to running back in the spring and nearly made the move back to DB prior to camp ... Ultimately remained at running back and was the

consensus “MVP” of camp with his speed and ability to gain yards after first contact. #18 Will Fleming: Son of UA defensive coordinator Jim Fleming ... Greyshirted in 2008 and is a true freshman, enrolling full-time at UA in January 2009 ... In addition to special teams play, is starting to see more action on defense ... Had a season-high three tackles versus Ohio ... Added one stop at Buffalo and two at Syracuse ... Saw extended playing time versus Kent State with three tackles, including a TFL. #20 Mike Thomas: Named defensive captain for 2009 ... Ranks second on the team with 52 tackles ... Has great football knowledge and great speed ... Had six tackles, including a half TFL, with an interception, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup at Penn State ... Had three stops and a PBU versus Morgan State and Ohio ... Added eight tackles versus Indiana ... Turned in six stops and a PBU at Buffalo ... Talied four tackle at Syracuse ... Had his first double-digit tackle performance of 2009 at Northern Illinois, getting 10 ... Only made two tackles versus Kent State, but had two PBU and an interception with 33 seconds left in the game to seal the 28-20 win. #21 Andre Jones: Moved back to receiver, where he was All-MAC in 2008 as he caught seven touchdowns last season ... Started the season on the defensive side of the ball ­— where he started his first two years ... Was the starting safety in the first three games ... Started the Central Michigan game at corner for the injured Miguel Graham ... Showed no signs of rust from playing wideout in 2008, getting seven tackles as the starting safety in the 2009 season opener at Penn State ... Added two tackles versus Morgan State, three versus Indiana and four at Central Michigan ... Moved back to wide receiver full time at Buffalo, catching four passes for 53 yards ... Started at wide receiver at Syracuse where he caught three pases for 90 yards, including a 46 yarder ... Also caught a TD at SU, giving Akron a 7-0 lead, while playing two series at corner back in the second half and taking snaps at quarterback in the Zips’ “wildcat” formation ... He had one tackle and carried the ball two times for eight yards versus the Orange ... Had a career game at Northern Illinois with 154 yards on just six receptions ... Had an 80-yard TD catch, the longest for UA and MAC in 2009 ... Hauled in six passes for 93 yards in the win over Kent State ... Had a key 34-yard reception to set-up the Zips final TD ... Also played quarterback in the “wildcat” formation, getting an eight-yard rushing TD for his fourth different type TD in his career (rushing, receiving, free kick retun and fumble return) ... Led the team with five catches for 41 yards, adding an 18-yard rush, versus Temple ... Also caught a nine-yard TD ... Despite playing just five games at wideout in 2009, has 431 yards, just 18 behind UA leader Jeremy LaFrance’s 449 ... Is third on the team in scoring with 24 points. #22 Broderick Alexander: True freshman Broderick Alexander burned his redshirt year with just five games to play last week at Northern Illinois ... However, he did not just fill in here and there, he stepped in as the starter at running back, becoming the first UA true freshman to start at the position since Terry Cameron in 1978 and is believed to be just the third all-time as Billy Mills accomplished the feat in 1973 ... Was solid his first three quarters, having 15 carries for 48 yards for an average of 3.2 yards per attempt. However, he only ran the ball four times for zero net yards in the fourth quarter to skew the numbers ... Progressed and helped UA rush for a season-high (versus NCAA FBS) with 13 carries for 42 yards (3.2 average) ... Saw limited action versus Temple battling illness, having just four carries for eight yards. #23 Sean Fobbs: Third on the team with 5.5 TFL ... Started at rush linebacker, the new position created in the Zips’ multiple 3-3 defense ... Started the season with six tackles at Penn State and has at least three stops in each of his last four games ... Talled four tackles at Buffalo with a TFL ... Tied his season high with six stops at Syracuse, adding two for losses ... Followed that with six stops at Northern Illinois, getting his first career sack ... Scored his first career TD, recovering a fumble in the endzone versus Temple, putting the Zips up 17-7 in the first quarter. #24 Aaron Williams: Lost for the season after fracturing his radius at Buffalo ... Did not know the bone was broken and played nearly 50 snaps and special teams with the injury, getting seven tackles and a PBU ... Tied for the team lead with nine tackles, including 1.5 for losses, at Penn State ... Added seven stops, including 1.5 for losses, versus Morgan State ... Only had four tackles versus Indiana, but one was for a three-yard loss ... Also recovered a blocked punt in the endzone for a TD versus the Hoosiers, his second career TD doing the same versus Toledo in 2008 ... Ranks second on the team in tackles with 34. #27 Wayne Cobham: Was the Rover for the Zips his first three years, moving to safety this season ... Has 37 tackles on the season to rank second on the team ... Recorded his first career interception versus Indiana ... Had six tackles at Central Michigan before leaving the game with an injury ... Took advantage of the open week and returned to the starting lineup versus Ohio, where he ranked third on the team with five tackles including a TFL ... Led the Zips with 11 tackles at Syracuse ... It was his third double-digit tackle effort of his career and the third time he led UA in tackles for a game ... Played sparingly at Northern Illinois due to illness, but bounced back to record five tackles with a 24-yard interception return in the win over Kent State. #28 Amin Kabir: Named special teams captain for 2009 ... Left the Indiana game with an injury and missed the Central Michigan game ... Will be listed as out for Bowling Green as well ... Will be looked to for not only special teams play but his linebacking skills, moving into the starting role with the injury to Aaron Williams ... Got his second career start at Syracuse and logged four tackles with a QB hurry ... Despite battling a nagging injury, had five stops at Northern Illinois. #32 Joe Tuzze: Despite not playing the Syracuse game and not running the ball at Northern Illinois due to injury, still leads the team with 244 rushing yards, averaging 4.4 per carry ... Tied for second on the team with two rushing TDs ... Only had a total of minus five rushing yards prior to the Ohio game for his career ... Had two rushes for minus three rushes early versus the Bobcats, but finished with 60 rushing yards on 14 attempts versus Ohio ... Scored UA’s lone TD versus Ohio, a three yarder ... Rushed 12 times for 62 yards (5.2 per carry) at Central Michigan ... Scored his first career TD at CMU as well ... Only had two carries, but led the team with 19 yards rushing at Penn State, including a 13-yard run ... Had eight carries for 35 yards versus Temple. #33 Josh Richmond: The primary backup at both safety spots ... Has eight tackles for the season, including a TFL. #34 Brian Wagner: Leads the Zips with 106 tackles (52 more than the next closest Zip), ranking 12th in the NCAA and first in the MAC in the category ... Also tied for the team lead with 6.5 TFL with two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and three PBU ... Shined in his collegiate debut, filling in at middle linebacker for the graduated Kevin Grant, who started every UA game at the spot from 2005-08 .. Wagner tied for the team lead with nine stops at Penn State with a half TFL and a PBU ... Named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week for his effort versus Morgan State ... Had nine tackles, a sack, two forced fumbles and a 32-yard interception return for a TD (the first defensive TD at InfoCision Stadium)... Led the Zips with 12 tackles versus Indiana, adding a fumble recovery and a pass breakup ... Turned in 16 tackles, including 10 solo and a half TFL, at Central Michigan ... Added his second interception of the season ... Had 11 tackles, including a TFL versus Ohio ... Added a fumble recovery against the Bobcats which led to an Akron TD ... Logged 10 tackles, including 1.5 for a loss, with a PBU at Buffalo ... Only had three tackles at Syracuse, battling an illness and 101 temperature which nearly kept him off the field ... Rebounded at Northern Illinois the following week to led UA with 12 tackles ... Tallied 15 stops versus Kent State with two TFL and a PBU ... Turned in a team-high nine tackles versus Temple.


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m ) #43 Adam Steiner: A true freshman who won the role as long snapper and, starting at Syracuse, began seeing time on other special team units ... Recovered a fumble on punt coverage at Syracuse ... Was a very good linebacker and tight end in high school ... Set the UA all-time record for the vertical jump with a leap of 42 inches so, at 6-2, he could stand flat-footed and reach 11-6.

Zips Welcome New AD Tom Wistrcill

#45 (Def) Joe Rash: Missed the first three games due to injury and the Buffalo game with an illness ... Played at Central Michigan and versus Ohio, getting one tackle in each game ... Only played two series at Syracuse before being lost for the season with a knee injury.

University of Akron President Dr. Luis M.

#48 Tyler Campbell: A starter most of 2008 ... Came off the bench for the first three games of 2009 before starting at Central Michigan and versus Ohio ... Has contributed heavily at the safety spots ... Had five tackles, a forced fumble and a pass breakup versus Indiana ... Logged seven tackles, including six solo, at CMU ... Logged four stops, including a half TFL versus Ohio ... Missed the Syracuse game due to illness ... Returned at Northern Illinois and made two tackles, including an impressive open-field stop on punt coverage ... Only had a tackle assist versus Kent State, but made a bug play downing a punt on the KSU one with just over 2:30 to play.

Proenza introduced Tom Wistrcill, former senior

#51 Elliott Bates: Offensive captain for 2009 ... Has started 20 straight games at center and a total of 22 for his career.

places former AD Mack Rhoades, who left UA in

#55 Antoine Jones: A transfer from St. Francis (Pa.) ... Sat out 2008 per NCAA rules and was named UA Scout Team Player of the Year ... Seeing more and more action and has five tackles on the season ... Missed Northern Illinois due to illness.

Houston in Texas.

#56 Almondo Sewell: The junior is a two-time All-MAC honoree at defensive line ... Although his numbers may seem down, still ranks third on the team with 47 tackle and there is little doubt opposing teams are fully aware of his presence ... Had four tackles and a blocked field goal versus Indiana ... Turned in an eight-tackle performance at Central Michigan ... Backed that up with four stop with a TFL versus Ohio ... Added four tackles at Syracuse ... Had a huge game at Northern Illinois, logging 11 tackles ­­— tied for second-best, single-game effort of his career — including 1.5 TFL ... Ranked second on the team with seven tackles versus Temple. #58 Marcus Lemon: Brother of junior Shawn Lemon ... Joined the Zips football team in 2008 as a walkon ... Had a good camp and earned his way on the travel squad ... Saw extensive action at Syracuse with a sick Brian Wagner and injured Troy Gilmer ... Responded with a career-high five tackles.

associate athletics director for external relations at the University of Minnesota, as the school’s new director of athletics on August, 25, 2009 at a press conference in Rhodes Arena. Wistrcill reJuly to take the same position at the University of Wistrcill, who has been with the University of Minnesota since May 2006, brings a wealth of experience in intercollegiate athletics, not the least of which includes the grand opening of a new $288 million 51,000 seat football stadium. UM will open its new TCF Bank Stadium on September 12, the same day UA opens InfoCision StadiumSumma Field. “I am incredibly humble and excited to be the new athletics director at The University of Akron,” Wistrcill said. “The vision Dr. Proenza has for this University and the Department of Athletics made it extremely attractive to come to Akron. The opening of InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field coupled with the success of the Zips’ athletics programs makes the timing great as well.”

#60 Dan Marcoux: Showing the experience this season of seeing extended playing time last season as a redshirt freshman ... Now a sophomore, Marcoux had a tackle and his first career sack at Penn State ... Had two tackles and a PBU versus Indiana ... Continues to do his job well along the defensive front, freeing the linebackers to make plays ... Tallied three stops at Northern Illinois.

country this year.

#64 Mitch Straight: Has played extensively as primary backup at both guard spots ... Played most of the Syracuse game at right guard.

Akron,” Proenza said. “His commitment to excellence, tremendous enthusiasm and passion will

#65 Adam Bice: Saw extended service through the first four games at both center and tackle .. Also serves on the PAT/field goal unit and as the backup short snapper.

claim for several of our athletic programs in the last several years and we expect this trend will

#67 Deni Odofin: Has taken a long road over his two years, battling injuries ... Continues to use his speed to apply pressure in the backfield ... Only had one tackle at Syracuse, but it was for a loss ... Made a highlight-reel tackle in the first quarter in the backfield, setting the stage as UA only alllowed Kent State to rush for 38 yards ... Also only had one stop versus Temple, an eight-yard sack.

UA and UM are the only NCAA Division I universities to open new football stadiums in the “I am delighted to welcome Tom Wistrcill as the new athletics director at The University of ensure success for all of our student-athletes. The University of Akron has enjoyed national accontinue under Tom, whose experience in the Big Ten Conference will help to springboard the university to even greater excellence in all of our athletic programs. “I also would like to thank the AD search committee, led by Candace Campbell Jackson, the

#71 Mike Ward: The junior has started every game in his career at left guard, a current streak of 34 games ... Scored his first career TD, recovering a fumble in the endzone at Buffalo for a 7-0 UA lead.

university’s chief of staff, for their commitment and dedication to the process and for bringing such

#73 Jake Anderson: After seeing most of his action on special teams (PAT/FG) last season, is the lone new starter along the offensive line, starting all 10 games this season right tackle.

served the University well as interim athletics director,” Proenza added.

#75 Corey Woods: The junior has started every game in his career, spending the first two at right tackle and moving to left tackle this season to replace three-time All-MAC honoree Chris Kemme ... Like Ward, Woods’ current streak of starts is 34 games.

ticularly in the Big Ten Conference. Prior to joining Minnesota, Wistrcill held the position of General

#78 Zack Anderson: Was named lineman of the game versus Morgan State ... Has been the starting right guard since 2007 ... The senior has played in 34 straight games with 32 starts, including a streak of 25 straight starts. #81 Anthony Meriwether: Did not come in as a highly touted player, but has certainly made his mark in his true freshman season ... Coach Brookhart says of Meriwether “he just seems to always make the play and is very smart.” ... Had a breakout game at Central Michigan, catching two passes for 45 yards, including an impressive 36 yarder. #82 Jeremy LaFrance: Leads the team with 37 receptions and 449 yards ... Has led the team in receptions six times ... Despite Akron having four returning starters at wideout, LaFrance has started every game in 2009 ... It was his good camp that allowed the Zips to initially move Andre Jones back to defense ... Had a team-high five receptions at Penn State for 53 yards ... Had three receptions for 10 yards versus Indiana ... Led the team with three catches for 54 yards at Central Michigan, including a 31 yarded to set up a UA TD ... Led the team with five catches for 65 yards versus Ohio ... Led UA with five receptions for 62 yards at Buffalo and had a team-high five catches for 46 yards at Syracuse ... Only caught one pass for 18 yards at Northern Illinois, but bounced back with a career game versus Kent State, catching eight balls for 126 yards with two TDs ... Had a 59-yard TD to give the Zips a 14-3 lead then caught a six yarder to provide the eventual game winner ... Although he graduated from a Louisiana High School and went to a California JuCo, LaFrance is from Belle Chase, La. (a suburb of southeast of New Orleans) and his family tore down their house and relocated after Hurricane Katrina. #84 Ryne Ladrach: The redshirt freshman severed as the starting tight end early but has yet to catch a pass. #85 Kyle Weber: A late spring JuCo pickup ... Has good size at tight end ... Started the Ohio game and caught his first career pass on the first play of the game ... Also caught a pass at Buffalo. #96 Hasan Hazime: Earned the starting role in each of the last six games (Ohio through Temple) ... Leads the team with 6.5 TFL .. Had a great camp and made huge strides in both his football knowledge and in the weight room ... Has great speed ... Logged six tackles at Penn State, including 1.5 for losses, doubling his tackles total of three from 2008 as a true freshman ... Had two stops, including a half TFL, versus Morgan State ... Added two tackles versus Indiana ... Started the Ohio game and responded with five tackles, including a TFL, and a PBU ... Also came up big at Buffalo, getting six stops with a sack ... Credited with four tackles and a QB hurry at Syracuse, including an 11-yard sack putting Syracuse out of scoring range on its first drive ... Had six tackles at Northern Illinois and blocked his first career field goal ... Logged four stops versus Kent State, including 1.5 for losses. #97 James Harvey: Part of Akron’s young, yet experienced defensive line ... The true sophomore had extended playing time last season, which is paying off this year in his play ... Started nine of the 10 games in 2009 ... Had four tackles versus Ohio and three at both Buffalo and Syracuse.

a talented pool of candidates to campus so quickly. I’d also like to thank Hunter Yurachek, who Wistrcill’s experience also includes marketing, sales, media relations and management, parManager of Badger Sports Properties at the University of Wisconsin, where he was responsible for managing $8 million in sales and marketing ventures for the Wisconsin athletic department. He developed and implemented several major first-time sponsorships at Wisconsin, including the development of the Badger Radio Network through Learfield Communications. Badger Sports Properties is a division of Learfield. Wistrcill served as commissioner of two NCAA Division II conferences, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, from 1994-2000. He also served as vice president of sales and marketing for VarsityOnline.com and is a former general manager of the St. Louis Quest, a franchise in the Women’s Professional Volleyball League. Wistrcill, 39, received his B.A. in Media Communications from St. Mary’s University in 1992 where he captained the men’s basketball team. He earned a master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in 1996. Tom and his wife, Kelly, have two children, Jonathan and Jack.


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InfoCision Stadium — Summa Field Quick Facts Cost for just the Football Stadium Complex, including the Endzone Facility: • $61.6 million. Timeline: • August 1, 2007, The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees approved the financing and construction plans for such a facility. Shortly after UA president Dr. Luis Proenza and other dignitaries held a press conference to celebrate the news. • Construction officially began on January 25, 2008 as old UA dorms were torn down and city streets were allowed to be closed. • After the demolition, February 18, 2008 was the start date of the excavation process. • The mood on The University of Akron campus was festive at the April 4, 2008 ceremonial ground-breaking. • October 21, 2008 was one of the last formal ceremonies in the history of the facility as University officials celebrated the “Topping Off Ceremony” indicating the top-most beam was placed on the top of the press tower. • First game was a 41-0 Akron victory over Morgan State on Sept. 12, 2009. Amenities: • Capacity of 30,000, official selout is 27,881 • Club Seats: 522 (individual, partially-covered chairback seats). • Loge Seats: 152 (open-air, but covered — 38 boxes, four seats per box). • Suites: Total of 17 — 16 private suites with 16 seats per suite; one 52-seat “Presidential Suite” for the University. • Three elevators with an additional service elevator. • State-of-the-art video board with scoreboard and dynamic sound system. Also there are ribbon boards to compliment the main video board on both sides of the stadium. • Number of Rest Rooms: 21 (heated, ADA compliant, baby-changing stations) — 11 on the west side and 10 on the east side. • Number of Full-Service Concession Locations: 10 — 5 on each side with a food court area. • Number of Merchandise Locations: 2 — Full Team Shop on the west side and one merchandise location on the east side. • Number of Ticket/Will Call Locations: 3 — Full Ticket Office and auxiliary location on the west; 1 auxiliary location on the east.

Press Tower Levels: • Level 1: Concourse (rest rooms, concessions, souvenirs, tickets). • Levels 2-4: up to 80,000 square feet of academic space to be used six days a week by the University and athletics. Levels 3 and 4 have already been programmed for the Sport Science and Wellness Education Department. • Level 5: FirstMerit Foundation Club Level — Lobby/Hospitality Area for Loge Seats and Club Seats (also available to the general public for meetings, receptions, etc.). • Level 6: Suites. • Level 7: Towpath Credit Union Press Level. North Endzone Facility: • First Floor (Field Level): FOOTBALL GAME DAY FACILITIES - team meeting/locker room for both the Zips and high schools, coaches meeting/locker room, press room, equipment room and restroom/shower area. SPORTS MEDICINE OPERATIONS - treatment/taping area, rehabilitation area, hydrotherapy room, examination/X-ray room, two offices and storage. • Second Floor: Locker rooms and team lounges for Akron’s men’s soccer, women’s soccer, baseball and softball teams. Built By: • Designed by HNTB and built under the management of Welty Building Company. • Contractors: Kenmore Construction Co. Parsons Concrete Contractors J. Goss Concrete E.P.I. of Cleveland, Inc. Cardinal Maintenance & Service Co. United Glass & Panel Systems, Inc. S. A. Comunale Co., Inc. E&D Specialty Stands, Inc. Capturion Network, LLC DSV Builders, Inc. E.P.I. of Cleveland, Inc. S. A. Comunale Co., Inc.

Martin Enterprises Mull Iron Foti Contracting Thomarios Marous Brothers Construction Messina Floor Coverings Lake Erie Electric, Inc. ProGrass, LLC Parsons Concrete Contractors Duer Construction D & A Plumbing, Inc. Thompson Electric, Inc.


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InfoCision Management Corporation

A leading provider of call center solutions, InfoCision specializes in political, Christian and nonprofit fundraising, and sales and customer care. InfoCision focuses on quality assurance and regulatory compliance and pride ourselves on providing every client with the highest possible return on investment. InfoCision raises more money over the phone for nonprofits than any other teleservices company in the world. For 25 years, we have provided the highest quality inbound and outbound teleservices to some of the world’s leading organizations. It also provide innovative business-to-business and business-toconsumer solutions to a diverse group of clients from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. With nearly 4,000 employees and 32 blended call centers, InfoCision maintains industry-low service levels and consistently delivers its clients unmatched results. InfoCision was founded by Gary Taylor, who now serves as the corporation’s chairman. He received his Bachelors degree in Marketing from The University of Akron in 1975. He served as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Marketing Department while earning his MBA from the University in 1977. He has more than 30 years experience in direct marketing, fundraising, advertising, and the teleservice industry. In 1982, working out of his home, he started InfoCision Management Corporation (IMC) as the only employee. For the first three years, IMC operated as a consulting company that developed outbound telemarketing programs for their clients, utilizing an independent telemarketing contractor. In 1985 InfoCision began making telephone calls internally, starting with just four “Communicators” on the phones. In 2003, Taylor received the Pioneers Lifetime Achievement Award for the positive impact he has had on the teleservice industry. The University of Akron awarded him the prestigious Simonetti Distinguished Business Alumni Award in 2003, and the Alumni Honor Award in 2006, the highest honor awarded to alumni by the University. In 2005, he received the American Teleservices Association Pioneer Award, and the Direct Marketing Association Teleservice Excellence Award. Also in 2005, Ernst and Young recognized him as an Entrepreneur of the Year award winner for the services industry, and inducted him into the Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame. In 2007 Customer Inter@ction Solutions magazine named Gary and Karen Taylor as the man and woman of the year in the teleservice industry. In the fall, of 2004 The University of Akron opened the Gary L. and Karen S. Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing. The Institute has the largest dedicated curriculum, the largest dedicated facility, and the largest staff dedicated to teaching direct marketing at the college level. The Taylor Institute offers the only fully accredited, four-year degree program in direct marketing, and is now offering an MBA with a concentration in Direct Marketing. The Taylor Institute trains students in direct marketing, an industry that contributes $2 trillion a year to the U.S. economy and employs 27 million people. In 2006 the Institute more than tripled in size, guaranteeing that it will remain the most comprehensive accredited degree program in direct marketing, for the foreseeable future.

Summa Health System

Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, an entrepreneurial entity, research and a foundation, Summa is renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to health care delivery. The System represents more than 1,800 licensed, inpatient beds on the Summa Akron City, Summa St. Thomas, Summa Western Reserve Hospital, Summa Barberton, Summa Wadsworth-Rittman, and Summa affiliate Robinson Memorial Hospital campuses. The Summa Health System Foundation, the system’s philanthropic entity, provides vital funding for medical education, research and patient-care initiatives. Summa Health Network, Summa’s physician-hospital organization, represents more than 1,000 physicians. SummaCare, which received the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), provides medical coverage for more than 130,000 members in Northeast Ohio. Consistently ranked as one of the best healthcare providers in the country, Summa Health System excels in heart, emergency, women’s health, stroke, orthopaedics, cancer and geriatric services. These services have been recognized by organizations such as the: Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, U.S. News & World Report, American Osteopathic Association’s Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and Solucient. Summa offers quality, nationally designated care in its Level III Perinatal Center and Level I Trauma Unit. Summa Health System serves more than a half million patients each year in comprehensive emergency, acute, critical, outpatient and long-term/home care settings and is the largest employer in Summit County.

The FirstMerit Foundation Club Level

The FirstMerit Foundation, the charitable giving arm of FirstMerit Corporation, do-

natied $1 million over 10 years to The University of Akron’s new InfoCision Stadium — Summa Field. With this gift, FirstMerit Foundation will have naming rights to the stadium’s club level (fifth floor) in the seven-level press tower. Not only was the gift substantial, but it came on one of the more important days of the facility’s history — the Topping Off Ceremony, signifying the highest beam placement. Within InfoCision Stadium, the FirstMerit Foundation Club Level includes 522 partially covered chair back seats, 38 loge boxes, two lounge/bar areas and upscale concessions. “FirstMerit Foundation’s award to InfoCision Stadium — Summa Field reflects our long-term commitment to investing in our community,” said Julie Robbins, executive vice president, Retail, FirstMerit Corporation and member of FirstMerit Foundation. “Not only will the new stadium host the exciting home football games of the University of Akron Zips, it will also be a focal point for high school football games, music concerts, commencement ceremonies and other events that tie our community together. We proudly support the University of Akron and this multi-use, on-campus facility.” FirstMerit Foundation is a nonprofit charitable foundation which supports initiatives that improve the quality of life in the communities served by FirstMerit Corporation. Through contributions to education, health care, housing, social services, cultural and other charitable organizations, the FirstMerit Foundation provides support and assistance to more than 4 million people annually.

The Towpath Credit Union Press Level

The University of Akron Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Feb. 3, 2009, a five-year gift of $100,000 from Towpath Credit Union. In turn the seventh level at InfoCision Stadium—Summa Field, where the working media will be located, will be named the Towpath Credit Union Press Box through 2013 with an option for an additional five years through 2018. “Our Credit Union is available to all faculty, staff and students of The University of Akron,” said Towpath Credit Union CEO, Alan McArthur. “As such, we are very pleased to be a part of this new state-of-the-art facility.” The Towpath Credit Union Press Box will be the finest facility in the Mid-American Conference and rival any working media area in the nation. The Zips have experienced positive media coverage in the past, but will now be able to expand its exposure as well as facilitate radio and television production much easier, especially with the expectation of having higher-profile UA games as well as accommodating more high school football games and other events throughout the year. The Towpath Credit Union Press Box will feature a 52-seat area for the media, a 25-foot broadcast booth for television, two 15-foot broadcast booths for home and visiting radio, one 10-foot broadcast booth for an additional radio, three positions for television cameras, a secure instant replay booth, booths for both coaching staffs, a booth each for visiting dignitaries, overflow media/guests and a state-of-the-art video and audio production booth. There will also be a common hospitality area as well as multiple rest room facilities and elevators.


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2009 Akron ZIPS NUMERICAL Football ROSTER No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown/Previous School(s)

No. Name

(as of nov. 16, 2009)

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown/Previous School(s)

1 Deryn Bowser WR 6-1 210 Sr. Los Angeles, Calif. / Los Angeles Harbor College / Washington Prep HS

44 Abdullah Homayed LB

6-3 235 Fr. Dearborn, Mich. / Fordson HS

45 Igor Iveljic

PK

6-0 190 Jr. Mentor, Ohio / Mentor HS

1A Diamond Weaver DB 5-10 180 Jr. Mobile, Ala. / Santa Rosa (Calif.) JC / W.P. Davidson HS

45A Joe Rash

DL

6-2 275 So. Pittsburgh, Pa. / Penn Hills HS

46 Bill Alexander

DB 5-10 165 Fr. Whigham, Ga. / George Washington Carver HS

2 Jalil Carter

DB

6-1 190 Jr. Toledo, Ohio/St. John’s Jesuit HS

2A Jared Wackerly

QB

6-2 195 RFr. North Canton, Ohio / Hoover HS

3 Dale Martin

RB

6-0 195 So. Bolingbrook, Ill. / U of Louisville / Bolingbrook HS

4 Jared Province

LB

6-0 210 RFr. Warren, Ohio / John F. Kennedy Catholic HS

4A Nathan Cope

RB 5-10 185 So. Warren, Ohio / Harding Univ. / Howland HS

QB

6-2 205 So. Pittsburgh, Pa./Seton LaSalle HS

5A Troy Gilmer

LB

6-1 215 RFr. Huber Heights, Ohio / Wayne HS

WR 5-11 205 So. Belle Glade, Fla. / Glades Central HS

5 Matt Rodgers 6 Curtis Brown

6A Manley Waller

DB

5-8 160 So. Decatur, Ga. / Southwest Dekalb HS

7 Dashan Miller WR 6-1 200 Sr. Corona, Calif. / Bakersfield College / Centennial HS 8 Shawn Lemon

LB

6-1 235 Jr. Waldorf, Md. / Westlake HS

8A Zack Campbell

P

6-2 190 So. Canton, Ohio / Canton McKinley HS

9 Gary Pride II

9A Doug Richardson

WR/RB 5-8 180 So. Cincinnati, Ohio / Colerain HS DB

6-0 170 Jr. Twinsburg, Ohio / Twinsburg HS

10 Alex Allen

RB

6-0 205 Sr. Youngstown, Ohio / Ursuline HS

11 Miguel Graham

DB

5-9 170 Sr. Rock Hill, S.C. / Coffeyville (Kan.) CC / Rock Hill HS

QB

6-2 200 5ySr. New Middleton, Ohio / Saginaw Valley St. / Struthers HS

11A Tim Zetts 12 Jeremy Bruce

WR/RB 5-9 195 Sr. Beaver Falls, Pa. / West Virginia U. / Blackhawk HS 6-3 240 So. Plano, Texas / Hargrave Military (Va.) Acad. / West HS

47 Al-Teric Balaam

LB

48 Tyler Campbell

DB 5-11 200 Jr. Pickerington, Ohio / Pickerington North HS

6-0 245 Sr. New Brunswick, N.J. / New Brunswick HS

49 Matt Little

LB

6-2 230 So. Durham, N.C. / C. E. Jordan HS

50 James Heiss

LB

6-2 210 Fr. Mt. Lebanon, Pa. / Mt. Lebanon HS

51 Elliott Bates

OL

6-3 295 Sr. Houston, Pa. / Chartiers-Houston HS

52 Marquinn Davis

DL

6-6 290 So. Youngstown, Ohio / Youngstown Rayen HS 6-4 290 So. Antioch, Ill. / Lakes Community HS

53 Dan Ronsman

OL

54 Blake Fraley

LB

6-1 225 Fr. Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Darby HS

55 Antoine Jones

DL

6-3 260 RJr. Thorndale, Pa. / St. Francis (Pa.) / Coatesville HS

56 Almondo Sewell DL 6-1 280 Jr. Trenton, N.J. / Hargrave (Va.) Military / Trenton Central HS 57 Nate Schuler

LB

58 Marcus Lemon

LB 5-10 225 Sr. Waldorf, Md. / Westlake HS

6-2 235 RFr. New Middletown, Ohio / Springfield Local HS

60 Dan Marcoux

DL

6-3 275 So. Ramsey, N.J. / Don Bosco Prep HS

63 Joe Pachuta

OL

6-7 280 Fr. New Concord, Ohio / John Glenn HS

64 Mitch Straight

OL

6-6 320 RFr. Russell, Pa. / Eisenhower HS

65 Adam Bice

OL

6-5 275 RFr. Dresden, Ohio / Tri Valley HS

66 Sean McCarthy

OL

6-3 280 RFr. Toledo, Ohio / St. Francis de Sales HS

67 Deni Odofin DL 6-3 230 Jr. Endicott, N.. / Valley Forge (Pa.) Acad. / Union Endicott HS

13 Shane Shead

DL

14 Thomas Miller

DB 5-10 160 RFr. Stoneboro, Pa. / Lakeview HS

15 Marvase Byrd

DB

5-8 170 RFr. McKeesport, Pa. / McKeesport HS

69 Casey Estrada

OL

6-4 295 Sr. Folsom, Calif. / Sacramento City College / Folsom HS

15A Nate Burney

RB

5-6 160 Jr. Youngstown, Ohio / Ashland Univ. /

70 Paul Simkovich

OL

6-3 295 So. Latrobe, Pa. / Greater Latrobe HS

16 Patrick Nicely

QB

Cardinal Mooney HS

6-4 220 Fr. Willoughby, Ohio / Willoughby South HS

68 Andrew Colosimo

OL

6-5 275 RFr. Upper Arlington, Ohio / Upper Arlington HS

71 Mike Ward

OL

6-3 310 Jr. Fairfax, Va. / St. John’s College

72 Zac Kasparek

OL

6-5 315 So. New Brighton, Pa. / New Brighton HS

17 Norman Shuford

RB

5-9 170 RFr. Southfield, Mich. / Harrison HS

73 Jake Anderson

OL

6-5 305 So. Erie, Pa. / McDowell HS

18 Will Fleming

LB

6-4 220 Fr. Akron, Ohio / Archbishop Hoban HS

74 Derek Johnston

DL

6-0 280 Fr. Lisbon, Ohio / Beaver Local HS

19 Nolan Procter

WR 5-9 170 Fr. Southfield, Mich. / Wylie E. Groves HS

75 Corey Woods

OL

6-5 305 Jr. Reading, Pa. / Exeter Township HS

19A T.J. Marchese

PK

76 Jarrod Pughsley

OL

6-4 275 Fr. Lima, Ohio / Lima Senior HS

20 Mike Thomas

LB 5-11 215 Jr. Columbus, Ohio / UMass / Fork Union (Va.) Acad.

6-1 170 Fr. Dublin, Ohio / Dublin Coffman HS

21 Andre Jones DB/WR 5-11 180 5ySr. Forestville, Md. / Avon Old Farms (CT) School / Forestville HS 22 Broderick Alexander RB

6-2 215 Fr. Covington, Ga. / Eastside HS

23 Sean Fobbs

LB

6-1 240 Jr. Miamisburg, Ohio / Miamisburg HS

24 Aaron Williams

LB

6-0 205 So. Pittsburgh, Pa. / Penn Hills HS

25 DeVoe Torrence

RB

6-1 215 RFr. Canton, Ohio / Massillon Washington HS

26 Kevin Davis

DB

6-1 205 RJr. Soquel, Calif. / Cabrillo College / Soquel HS

27 Wayne Cobham

DB

6-2 200 Sr. Pembroke Pines, Fla. / Flanagan HS

28 Amin Kabir

LB

6-1 205 Sr. Warrensville, Ohio / Warrensville HS

29 Randy Greenwood DB 5-11 180 Fr. Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic HS 31 Emmanuel Lartey

DB 5-11 170 Fr. College Park, Ga. / Banneker HS

32 Joe Tuzze

RB 5-11 220 Sr. Mayfield, Pa. / Lakeland HS

33 Josh Richmond

DB 5-11 185 RFr. Passaic, N.J. / Milford (N.Y.) Academy / St. Mary HS

34 Brian Wagner

LB

6-2 220 RFr. Springfield, Ohio / Springfield Catholic Central HS

37 Branko Rogovic

PK

5-8 170 Jr. Brunswick, Ohio / Univ. of Toledo / Brunswick HS

37A Ben Bertsch

DL

6-2 245 Fr. Akron, Ohio / St. Vincent-St. Mary HS

38 John Stec

P

5-8 190 Sr. Delray Beach, Fla. / Atlantic HS

39 Tony Longo

LB

6-3 210 Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio / Glen Este HS

41 LeVon Morefield

RB

5-9 230 Jr. Columbus, Ohio / Brookhaven HS

42 Larry Dawson

RB

6-0 205 RFr. Akron, Ohio / North HS

43 Adam Steiner

LS

6-2 215 Fr. Canton, Ohio / GlenOak HS

77 Joe Vidovic

OL

6-6 265 Fr. Willoughby, Ohio / Willoughby South HS

78 Zack Anderson

OL

6-4 310 Sr. Lester, Pa. / Interboro HS

79 Jason Sekinger

OL

6-9 335 Jr. Columbus, Ohio / Univ. of Minnesota / Westland HS

80 Nadir Brown

WR 6-5 200 RFr. East Orange, N.J. / East Orange Campus HS

81 Anthony Meriwether WR 6-2 190 Fr. Cleveland, Ohio / Midpark HS 82 Viktor Rajek

LB

82A Jeremy LaFrance

WR 6-1 200 Jr. Belle Chasse, La. / Fullerton CC / Kennedy HS

6-3 235 Jr. Pezinok, Slovakia

83 Dee Frieson

WR 5-9 165 Fr. Jacksonville, Fla. / Fleming Island HS

84 Rhyne Ladrach

TE

6-6 240 RFr. Orrville, Ohio / Orrville HS

85 Kyle Weber

TE

6-6 255 Jr. Kankakee, Ill. / Joliet JC / Herscher HS

87 Richard Sandilands WR 6-0 180 Jr. New Philadelphia, Ohio / New Philadelphia HS 88 Jerrod Dillard

WR 6-5 190 Fr. Adrian, Mich. / Adrian HS

90 Mike Polinski

TE

6-0 225 Jr. Mansfield, Ohio / Mansfield Senior HS

91 Nick Bridenbaugh

DL

6-2 270 So. Uniontown, Ohio / Green HS

92 Ryan Bain

DL

6-2 290 Sr. Bolingbrook, Ill. / Univ. of Iowa / Bolingbrook HS

92A Joe Petrides

TE

6-6 255 Fr. Baltimore, Md. / Archbishop Curley HS

95 Jon Root

TE

6-6 225 Fr. Fairview, Pa. / Erie Cathedral Prep HS

96 Hasan Hazime

DL

6-5 255 So. Pickering, Ontario / Vanier Prep

97 James Harvey

DL

6-4 290 So. Cochranton, Pa. / Cochranton HS

98 Nick Legger

TE

6-1 265 Sr. Brunswick, Ohio / Brunswick HS


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m )

2009 University of Akron Zips DEPTH CHART (as of NOv. 16, 2009) ZIPS OFFENSE (Spread/MULTIPLE)

ZIPS DEFENSE (Multiple 3-3)

WR 7 —AND/OR— 12 6

Dashan Miller........................................ 6-1, 200, Sr. Jeremy Bruce.......................................... 5-9, 195, Sr. Curtis Brown................................................. 5-11, 205, So.

DT

56 13 52

Almondo Sewell.................................... 6-1, 280, Jr. Shane Shead................................................ 6-3, 240, So. Marquinn Davis............................................. 6-6, 290, So.

TE

85 84

Kyle Weber.............................................. 6-6, 255, Jr. Rhyne Ladrach............................................. 6-6, 240, RFr.

RT

73 72

Jake Anderson....................................... 6-5, 305, So. Zac Kasparek............................................... 6-5, 315, So.

Nose

97 60 55

James Harvey.......................................... 6-4, 290, So. Dan Marcoux................................................ 6-3, 275, So. Antoine Jones............................................... 6-3, 260, RJr.

RG

78 64

Zack Anderson....................................... 6-4, 310, Sr. Mitch Straight............................................... 6-6, 320, RFr.

DE

96 67

Hasan Hazime........................................... 6-5, 255, So. Deni Odofin.................................................. 6-3, 230, Jr.

C

51 65

Elliott Bates.......................................... 6-3, 295, Sr. Adam Bice.................................................... 6-5, 275, RFr.

SAM -OR-

28 18 26

Amin Kabir................................................ 6-1, 205, Sr. Will Fleming.................................................. 6-4, 220, Fr. Kevin Davis.................................................. 6-1, 205, RJr.

LG

71 70

Mike Ward................................................. 6-3, 310, Jr. Paul Simkovich............................................. 6-3, 295, So.

MIKE

34 58

Brian Wagner.......................................... 6-2, 220, RFr Marcus Lemon.............................................. 5-10, 225, Sr.

LT

75 69

Corey Woods........................................... 6-5, 305, Jr. Casey Estrada.............................................. 6-4, 295, Sr.

andit B

20 49

Mike Thomas............................................ 5-10, 215, Jr. Matt Little..................................................... 6-2, 230, So.

WR

82 81

Jeremy L a France................................... 6-1, 200, Jr. Anthony Meriwether...................................... 6-2, 190, Fr.

Rush

23 8 5

Sean Fobbs.............................................. 6-1, 240, Jr. Shawn Lemon............................................... 6-1, 235, Jr. Troy Gilmer................................................... 6-1, 215, RFr.

WR

21 80

Andre Jones............................................ 5-11, 180, 5yrSr. Nadir Brown.................................................. 6-5, 200, RFr.

FCB

6 15

Manley Waller....................................... 5-8, 160, So. Marvase Byrd............................................... 5-8, 170, RFr.

QB

16 2 11

Patrick Nicely......................................... 6-4, 220, Fr. Jared Wackerly............................................. 6-2, 195, RFr. Tim Zetts...................................................... 6-2, 200, 5yrSr.

FS

27 33

Wayne Cobham........................................ 6-2, 200, Sr. Josh Richmond............................................. 5-11, 185, RFr.

RB

22 32 3 10 25

Broderick Alexander.......................... 6-2, 215, Fr. Joe Tuzze..................................................... 5-11, 220, Sr. Dale Martin................................................... 6-0, 195, So. Alex Allen..................................................... 6-0, 205, Sr. DeVoe Torrence............................................ 6-1, 215, RFr.

SS

2 48

Jalil Carter............................................ 6-1, 190, Jr Tyler Campbell.............................................. 5-11, 200, Jr.

BCB

11 21 29

Miguel Graham....................................... 5-9, 170, Sr. Andre Jones................................................. 5-11, 180, 5ySr. Randy Greenwood........................................ 5-11, 180, Fr.

Zips SPECIALIST PK

37 45

Branko Rogovic..................................... 5-8, 170, Jr. Igor Iveljic..................................................... 6-0, 190, Jr.

H

8 38

Zack Campbell....................................... 6-2, 190, So. John Stec..................................................... 5-8, 190, Sr.

SSn

43 65

Adam Steiner........................................... 6-2, 215, Fr. Adam Bice.................................................... 6-5, 275, RFr.

LSn

43 11

Adam Steiner........................................... 6-2, 215, Fr. Tim Zetts...................................................... 6-2, 200, 5yrSr.

P

8 38

Zack Campbell....................................... 6-2, 190, So. John Stec..................................................... 5-8, 190, Sr.

Zips SPECIALIST Ko

37 45

Branko Rogovic..................................... 5-8, 170, Jr. Igor Iveljic..................................................... 6-0, 190, Jr.

KOR AND— —

7 2

Dashan Miller........................................ 6-1, 185, Jr. Jalil Carter............................................ 6-1, 190, Jr.

PR

82 21

Jeremy La France................................... 6-1, 200, Jr. Andre Jones................................................. 5-11, 180, 5yrSr.

ZIPS PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Al-Teric Balaam.................................................... Al-Tuh-REEK BELL-um Deryn Bowser.. ............................................................................ DARE-un Nadir Brown............................................................................... Nuh-Dear Marvase Byrd........................................................................... MAR-vayce Wayne Cobham............................................................................ COB-um Andrew Colosimo...............................................................Call-uh-See-Mo Sean Fobbs.. ................................................................................“FAHBS” Dee Frieson................................................................................. FRY-son Hasan Hazime.. ......................................................Ha-Sahn Huh-Zee-Mee Abdullah Homayed................................................................. Ha-MAY-ed Igor Iveljic............................................................. EE-Gore EE-vel-chick Amin Kabir................................................................ a-MEAN kuh-BEER Zac Kasparek.. .................................................................... Kass-PAIR-ick Rhyne Ladrach.. ........................................................................... LAD-rick Emmanuel Lartey......................................................................... Lar-TAY T.J. Marchese............................................................................ Mar-Case

Dan Marcoux.. .............................................................................. Mar-Coo Dashan Miller......................................................................... Day-SHAWN Deni Odofin................................................................ “Denny” OH-duh-Fin Jerrod Pughsley......................................................................... PUGS-lee Branko Rogovic.. .................................................BRONCO ROW-go-Vitch Richard Sandilands............................................................. San-deh-Lands Almondo Sewell.. .........................................................................SEE-Well Shane Shead.. ............................................................................... “SHED” Norman Shuford.. ......................................................................SHOE-furd Viktor Rajek.. ................................................................................ Rye-Yek Jason Sekinger.......................................................................seh-Ken-ger Joe Tuzze.. ...................................................................................TUH-zee Joe Vidovic.. ............................................................................ Vid-oh-vick Asst. Coach Mauro Monz.............................................................MAW-row Asst. Coach Vince Okruch........................................................... OH-Crew


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

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AKRON IN THE 2009 MAC/NCAA STATS TEAM

No./Avg.

MAC Rank

NCAA Rank

Rushing Offense............................................105.70 ypg.....................11...........................105 Passing Offense.............................................181.40 ypg........................9..............................96 Total Offense...................................................287.10 ypg.....................12...........................114 Scoring Offense............................................... 18.30 ppg.....................11...........................108 Rushing Defense...........................................175.50 ypg........................8..............................96 Pass Efficiency Defense......................126.55 rating........................7..............................60 Total Defense..................................................361.80 ypg........................7..............................65 Scoring Defense.............................................. 28.80 ppg.....................10..............................88 Net Punting........................................................31.62 avg......................10...........................115 Punt Returns.......................................................6.94 avg......................10..............................86 Kickoff Returns................................................21.83 avg.........................4..............................62 Turnover Margin...............................................-0.30/gm........................8........................... 78-t Fumbles Recovered........................................................... 6.....................8-t........................... 91-t Passes Intercepted........................................................11........................4..............................36 Fewest Fumbles Lost........................................................ 9.....................7-t........................... 63-t Passes Had Intercepted..............................................11........................6........................... 71-t Turnovers Gained............................................................17........................7........................... 62-t Fewest Turnovers Lost.................................................20........................5........................... 79-t Pass Defense..................................................186.30 ypg........................3..............................29 Pass Efficiency Offense........................109.75 rating.....................11...........................104 Sacks By.................................................................0.70/gm.....................13...........................119 Tackles for Loss..................................................5.40/gm........................7..............................73 Sacks Allowed......................................................2.50/gm.....................10..............................83 Fewest Tackles for Loss Allowed...............6.40 avg..........................-........................... 84-t Fewest Penalties................................................5.60/gm........................3..............................36 Fewest Yards Penalized..............................49.70/gm.....................5-t........................... 43-t Punt Return Yardage Defense.........11.75/return..........................-..............................94 Kickoff Return Yardage Defense............18.31/ret........................3................................. 9 3rd Down Conversion Off.............. 30.5% (39-128).....................12...........................115 3rd Down Conversion Def............. 44.8% (65-142).....................12...........................108 4th Down Conversion Off.....................20.0% (2-10).....................13...........................111 4th Down Conversion Def....................41.6% (5-12)........................5..............................31 Time of Possession..................................................27:13.....................13...........................111 Red Zone Offense..................................64.5% (20-31).....................13...........................117 Red Zone Defense.................................82.2% (37-45)........................9........................... 60-t

No./Avg.

MAC Rank

(Through Nov. 13, 2009)

East Division

MAC RECORD

OVERALL RECORD

Team Temple Ohio Bowling Green Kent State Akron Buffalo Miami

W 6 5 4 4 1 1 1

W L 8 2 7 3 5 5 5 5 2 8 3 7 1 10

West Division

NCAA Rank

L 0 1 2 2 5 5 6

Pct. 1.000 .833 .667 .667 .167 .167 .143

Pct. .800 .700 .500 .500 .200 .300 .091

MAC RECORD

OVERALL RECORD

Team Central Michigan Northern Illinois Western Michigan Toledo Ball State Eastern Michigan

W 6 5 4 2 1 0

W L 8 2 7 3 5 6 4 6 1 9 0 10

JEREMY LaFRANCE

L 0 1 3 4 5 6

Pct. 1.000 .833 .571 .333 .167 .000

No./Avg.

MAC Rank

Pct. .800 .700 .455 .400 .100 .000

NCAA Rank

Receptions.............................................................3.70 rpg..................17-t...................................- Receiving Yards................................................44.90 ypg.....................14...................................--

BRONKO ROGOVIC

INDIVIDUAL JALIL CARTER

Mid-American Conference Standings

No./Avg.

MAC Rank

NCAA Rank

Field Goals..............................................................0.50/gm.....................13...................................--

Kick Returns....................................................... 18.92 ypr.....................14...................................--

MIKE THOMAS WAYNE COBHAM

No./Avg.

MAC Rank

NCAA Rank

No./Avg.

MAC Rank

NCAA Rank

Interceptions.........................0.20/gm (2 in 10 gms)..................14-t...................................--

Interceptions............................ 0.22/gm (2 in 9 gms)..................12-t...................................--

JOE TUZZE MIGUEL GRAHAM

No./Avg.

MAC Rank

NCAA Rank

Passes Broken Up...........................................................11........................1...............................6-t Passes Defended.............1.20/gm (12 in 10 gms)........................2........................... 13-t

HASAN HAZIME

No./Avg.

MAC Rank

NCAA Rank

Tackles for Loss..................................................0.65/gm..................23-t...................................--

ANDRE JONES

No./Avg.

MAC Rank

NCAA Rank

No./Avg.

MAC Rank

NCAA Rank

Rushing.................................................................27.11 ypp.....................20...................................--

BRIAN WAGNER

No./Avg.

MAC Rank

NCAA Rank

Tackles..................................................................10.60 tpg........................1..............................12 Fumbles Recovered...........0.20/gm (2 in 10 gms).....................3-t........................... 54-t Fumbles Forced...................0.20/gm (2 in 10 gms).........................--........................... 95-t Interceptions.........................0.20/gm (2 in 10 gms)..................14-t...................................-Tackles for Loss..................................................0.65/gm..................23-t...................................--

Receiving Yards................................................43.10 ypg.....................16...................................--

MANLEY WALLER DASHAN MILLER

No./Avg.

MAC Rank

NCAA Rank

Kick Returns....................................................... 25.85 ypr........................2..............................36 All Purpose Yards............................................92.40 ypg.....................13...................................--

No./Avg.

MAC Rank

NCAA Rank

Interceptions............................ 0.33/gm (3 in 9 gms).....................5-t........................... 48-t


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

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2009 Akron Schedule/Results Date

Opponent

Sept. 05 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 * Oct. 10 * Oct. 17 * Oct. 24 Oct. 31 * Nov. 07 * Nov. 13 * Nov. 20 * Nov. 27 *

at #8/9 Penn State (Big Ten Network) 7-31 L MORGAN STATE • STADIUM GRAND OPENING • 41-0 W INDIANA (ESPNU) 21-38 L at Central Michigan (FSN Ohio/ESPN Plus) 21-48 L OHIO (Homecoming) 7-19 L at Buffalo (Time Warner Cable/FSN Ohio/ESPN360) 17-21 L at Syracuse (Time Warner NY/SNY/ESPN Plus) 14-28 L at Northern Illinois (MAC Network/ABC Cleveland) 10-27 L KENT STATE (FSN Ohio) 28-20 W TEMPLE (ESPNU) L at Bowling Green (ESPNU) 5:30 pm EASTERN MICHIGAN (ESPN360) 2:00 pm

Score

Overall

MAC

Time

Attend

0-1 1-1 1-2 1-3 1-4 1-5 1-6 1-7 2-7 2-8

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-2 0-3 0-3 0-4 1-4 1-5

2:56 2:45 2:55 2:59 3:00 3:18 2:58 3:11 3:30 3:25

104,968 27,881 18,340 20,032 16,381 13,750 36,991 10,148 20,802 10,927

* - Mid-American Conference Games

Akron Overall Individual Statistics

Akron Overall Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS

AKRON

SCORING.................................................................................................. 183 Points Per Game................................................................................ 18.3 FIRST DOWNS....................................................................................... 164 Rushing................................................................................................... 74 Passing................................................................................................... 73 Penalty.................................................................................................... 17 RUSHING YARDAGE........................................................................... 1057 Yards gained rushing....................................................................... 1341 Yards lost rushing............................................................................. 284 Rushing Attempts.............................................................................. 327 Average Per Rush............................................................................. 3.2 Average Per Game............................................................................ 105.7 TDs Rushing......................................................................................... 10 PASSING YARDAGE............................................................................ 1814 Comp-Att-Int.......................................................................................... 157-292-11 Average Per Pass.............................................................................. 6.2 Average Per Catch............................................................................ 11.6 Average Per Game............................................................................ 181.4 TDs Passing.......................................................................................... 10 TOTAL OFFENSE.................................................................................... 2871 Total Plays............................................................................................. 619 Average Per Play................................................................................ 4.6 Average Per Game............................................................................ 287.1 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards................................................................... 46-1004 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards................................................................ 16-111 INT RETURNS: #-Yards...................................................................... 11-118 KICK RETURN AVERAGE................................................................... 21.8 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE................................................................ 6.9 INT RETURN AVERAGE...................................................................... 10.7 FUMBLES-LOST..................................................................................... 13-9 PENALTIES-Yards................................................................................. 56-497 Average Per Game............................................................................ 49.7 PUNTS-Yards......................................................................................... 55-2007 Average Per Punt.............................................................................. 36.5 Net punt average............................................................................... 31.6 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game........................................................ 27:14 3RD-DOWN Conversions................................................................. 39/128 3rd-Down Pct....................................................................................... 30% 4TH-DOWN Conversions.................................................................. 2/10 4th-Down Pct....................................................................................... 20% SACKS BY-Yards................................................................................... 7-50 MISC YARDS.......................................................................................... 2 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED................................................................. 24 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS.................................................................. 5-15 ON-SIDE KICKS....................................................................................... 0-1 RED-ZONE SCORES............................................................................. 20-31 65% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS............................................................. 16-31 52% PAT-ATTEMPTS..................................................................................... 24-24 100% ATTENDANCE........................................................................................ 94331 Games/Avg Per Game................................................................... 5/18866 Neutral Site Games.......................................................................... SCORE BY QUARTERS Akron Opponents

1st 45 60

2nd 45 100

3rd 55 42

4th 38 86

OPP 288 28.8 197 92 88 17 1755 1984 229 405 4.3 175.5 18 1863 175-289-11 6.4 10.6 186.3 17 3618 694 5.2 361.8 32-586 16-188 11-243 18.3 11.8 22.1 17-6 62-550 55.0 44-1585 36.0 32.1 32:46 65/142 46% 5/12 42% 25-161 14 38 8-16 0-0 37-45 82% 29-45 64% 36-37 97% 185889 5/37178 0/0 Total 183 288

RUSHING

Joe Tuzze Matt Rodgers DeVoe Torrence Dale Martin Alex Allen Broderick Alexander Norman Shuford Nate Burney Dashan Miller Andre Jones Jeremy Bruce Chris Jacquemain LeVon Morefield Jared Wackerly Mike Ward Patrick Nicely TEAM AKRON ZIPS.......... Opponents......

PASSING

Patrick Nicely Matt Rodgers Chris Jacquemain Jared Wackerly Andre Jones Alex Allen AKRON ZIPS.......... Opponents......

RECEIVING

GP

Att

Gain Loss

9 55 251 5 40 226 6 30 160 6 17 119 10 39 125 3 36 115 8 28 69 5 14 52 10 5 40 10 6 34 10 7 33 2 10 27 3 2 8 3 1 2 10 0 0 6 33 80 5 4 0 10 327 1341 10 405 1984

G

Net

7 244 70 156 14 146 0 119 20 105 17 98 12 57 5 47 2 38 0 34 5 28 11 16 0 8 0 2 0 0 99 -19 22 -22 284 1057 229 1755

Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct

Avg TD Long Avg/G 4.4 3.9 4.9 7.0 2.7 2.7 2.0 3.4 7.6 5.7 4.0 1.6 4.0 2.0 0.0 -0.6 -5.5 3.2 4.3

Yds

6 101.12 87-172-4 50.6 973 5 93.22 39-69-6 56.5 405 2 145.64 26-44-1 59.1 320 3 140.48 4-5-0 80.0 36 10 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 10 1102.00 1-1-0 100.0 80 10 109.72 157-292-11 53.8 1814 10 126.50 175-289-11 60.6 1863

G

No.

Yds

Avg

TD

59 49 40 16 0 80 80 63

Long

Avg/G

Yds

Avg

TD

Long

PUNT RETURNS

No. 9 4 1 1 1 0 16 16

Yds 24 18 38 20 11 0 111 188

Avg 2.7 4.5 38.0 20.0 11.0 0.0 6.9 11.8

TD 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2

Long 13 7 0 20 11 0 20 66

Jeremy Bruce Andre Jones Jalil Carter Diamond Weaver Jeremy LaFrance Aaron Williams AKRON ZIPS.......... Opponents......

59 80 20 49 27 12 36 12 11 13 16 4 9 15 2 3 80 63

162.2 81.0 160.0 12.0 0.0 8.0 181.4 186.3

No.

16.7 0.0 16.5 12.0 0.0 11.0 10.7 22.1

2 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 17

4 1 4 0 0 1 10 17

INTS

50 0 33 24 0 11 118 243

12.1 18.0 7.7 14.6 15.7 5.0 13.4 8.0 5.8 8.0 7.5 1.2 4.3 8.5 1.5 3.0 11.6 10.6

TD Lng Avg/G

10 10 10 6 10 6 10 5 9 10 7 6 10 8 3 4 10 10 3 2 2 2 1 1 11 11

449 431 170 307 188 30 67 40 29 32 30 5 13 17 3 3 1814 1863

17 27.1 28 31.2 31 24.3 22 19.8 22 10.5 12 32.7 10 7.1 13 9.4 14 3.8 18 3.4 9 2.8 8 8.0 7 2.7 2 0.7 0 0.0 16 -3.2 0 -4.4 31 105.7 53 175.5

Jeremy LaFrance Andre Jones Jeremy Bruce Deryn Bowser Dashan Miller Dale Martin Anthony Meriwether Nate Burney Joe Tuzze Alex Allen Nadir Brown DeVoe Torrence Kyle Weber Norman Shuford Broderick Alexander Curtis Brown AKRON ZIPS.......... Opponents...... Manley Waller Mike Thomas Brian Wagner Wayne Cobham Miguel Graham Jalil Carter AKRON ZIPS.......... Opponents......

37 24 22 21 12 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 157 175

2 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 18

0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

44.9 43.1 17.0 51.2 18.8 5.0 6.7 8.0 3.2 3.2 4.3 0.8 1.3 2.1 1.0 0.8 181.4 186.3 37 0 32 24 0 11 37 55


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KICK RETURNS

No. 27 13 1 1 1 1 1 1 46 32

Yds 698 246 -2 38 4 8 6 6 1004 586

Avg 25.9 18.9 -2.0 38.0 4.0 8.0 6.0 6.0 21.8 18.3

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Long 98 42 0 38 4 8 6 6 98 91

KICKOFFS Branko Rogovic T.J. Marchese AKRON ZIPS.......... Opponents......

No. Yds 37 2124 1 38 38 2162 56 3396

FIELD GOALS

FGM-FGA 5-13 0-2

Sean Fobbs AKRON ZIPS.......... Opponents......

No. 0 0 0

Yds 0 0 0

Avg 0.0 0.0 0.0

TD 1 1 0

Long 0 0 0

SCORING Branko Rogovic Deryn Bowser Andre Jones Alex Allen Matt Rodgers Joe Tuzze Jeremy LaFrance Aaron Williams Igor Iveljic Brian Wagner Sean Fobbs Mike Ward Dashan Miller AKRON ZIPS.......... Opponents......

|------------ PATs --------------| TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP 0 5-13 18-18 0-0 0 0-0 0 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0-2 6-6 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 24 5-15 24-24 0-0 0 0-0 0 38 8-16 36-37 0-0 0 0-1 0

Saf Points 0 33 0 30 0 24 0 18 0 18 0 12 0 12 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 183 0 288

Penn State Morgan State Indiana Central Michigan Ohio Buffalo Syracuse Northern Illinois Kent State Temple at Bowling Green Eastern Michigan

Dashan Miller Jalil Carter Doug Richardson Jeremy LaFrance Joe Tuzze Jared Province Tyler Campbell Broderick Alexander AKRON ZIPS.......... Opponents......

FUMBLE RET.

TOTAL OFFENSE

G 6 5 2 9 10 6 6 3 8 5 10 3 10 10 3 5 10 10

Patrick Nicely Matt Rodgers Chris Jacquemain Joe Tuzze Alex Allen DeVoe Torrence Dale Martin Broderick Alexander Norman Shuford Nate Burney Dashan Miller Jared Wackerly Andre Jones Jeremy Bruce LeVon Morefield TEAM AKRON ZIPS.......... Opponents......

PUNTING

John Stec Zack Campbell TEAM AKRON ZIPS.......... Opponents......

No. 28 26 1 55 44

Yds

1003 1004 0 2007 1585

Plays 205 109 54 55 40 30 17 36 28 14 5 6 7 7 2 4 619 694

Rush -19 156 16 244 105 146 119 98 57 47 38 2 34 28 8 -22 1057 1755

Avg Long

35.8 38.6 0.0 36.5 36.0

49 76 0 76 61

Pass 973 405 320 0 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 0 0 0 1814 1863

TB

Total 954 561 336 244 185 146 119 98 57 47 38 38 34 28 8 -22 2871 3618

FC

2 2 0 4 3

9 2 0 11 14

I20 4 3 0 7 16

Avg/G 159.0 112.2 168.0 27.1 18.5 24.3 19.8 32.7 7.1 9.4 3.8 12.7 3.4 2.8 2.7 -4.4 287.1 361.8

Blkd

0 0 1 1 1

Branko Rogovic Igor Iveljic

Avg 57.4 38.0 56.9 60.6

TB 3 0 3 7

OB Retn Net 2 0 2 586 39.9 2 1004 40.2

Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 38.5 0-0 0-3 4-5 1-4 0.0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

FG SEQUENCE

Akron - 28,46,(31),(32) - 46 39,43 40,(30) 51,29 38,(34) 27 (45)

YdLn 30 29

50+ 0-1 0-0

Lg Blk 45 0 0 1

OPPONENTS 28,(29),49 40 (25),38 32 (27),(27) 39 37,(22),(37) (37),(19) 48

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

ALL PURPOSE Dashan Miller Jeremy LaFrance Andre Jones Deryn Bowser Jalil Carter Joe Tuzze Jeremy Bruce Matt Rodgers DeVoe Torrence Dale Martin Alex Allen Broderick Alexander Nate Burney Norman Shuford Anthony Meriwether Manley Waller Brian Wagner Nadir Brown Wayne Cobham Diamond Weaver Chris Jacquemain Kyle Weber Jared Province LeVon Morefield Tyler Campbell Curtis Brown Jared Wackerly Doug Richardson Patrick Nicely TEAM AKRON ZIPS.......... Opponents......

G 10 10 10 6 10 9 10 5 6 6 10 3 5 8 10 9 10 7 9 2 2 10 4 3 9 4 3 8 6 5 10 10

Rush Rec 38 188 0 449 34 431 0 307 0 0 244 29 28 170 156 0 146 5 119 30 105 32 98 3 47 40 57 17 0 67 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 13 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 -19 0 -22 0 1057 1814 1755 1863

PR 0 11 18 0 38 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 111 188

KOR IR Tot Avg/G 698 0 924 92.4 38 0 498 49.8 0 0 483 48.3 0 0 307 51.2 246 11 295 29.5 4 0 277 30.8 0 0 222 22.2 0 0 156 31.2 0 0 151 25.2 0 0 149 24.8 0 0 137 13.7 6 0 107 35.7 0 0 87 17.4 0 0 74 9.2 0 0 67 6.7 0 50 50 5.6 0 33 33 3.3 0 0 30 4.3 0 24 24 2.7 0 0 20 10.0 0 0 16 8.0 0 0 13 1.3 8 0 8 2.0 0 0 8 2.7 6 0 6 0.7 0 0 3 0.8 0 0 2 0.7 -2 0 -2 -0.2 0 0 -19 -3.2 0 0 -22 -4.4 1004 118 4104 410.4 586 243 4635 463.5

2009 University of Akron Starting Lineups OFFENSE

at Penn State MORGAN STATE INDIANA at Central Michigan OHIO at Buffalo at Syracuse at Northern Illinois KENT STATE TEMPLE at Bowling Green EASTERN MICHIGAN

DEFENSE

at Wisconsin MORGAN STATE INDIANA at Central Michigan OHIO at Buffalo at Syracuse at Northern Illinois KENT STATE TEMPLE at Bowling Green EASTERN MICHIGAN

LT

Woods Woods Woods Woods Woods Woods Woods Woods Woods Woods

DT

Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell Sewell

LG

Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward Ward

NT

Marcoux Marcoux Marcoux Marcoux Marcoux Harvey Harvey Harvey Harvey Harvey

C

Bates Bates Bates Bates Bates Bates Bates Bates Bates Bates

DE

RG

Z. Anderson Z. Anderson Z. Anderson Z. Anderson Z. Anderson Z. Anderson Z. Anderson Z. Anderson Z. Anderson Z. Anderson

Harvey Harvey Harvey Harvey Hazime Hazime Hazime Hazime Hazime Hazime

SLB

Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Kabir Kabir Kabir Kabir

RT

J. Anderson J. Anderson J. Anderson J. Anderson J. Anderson J. Anderson J. Anderson J. Anderson J. Anderson J. Anderson

MLB

Wagner Wagner Wagner Wagner Wagner Wagner Wagner Wagner Wagner Wagner

WR

D. Miller D. Miller D. Miller D. Miller D. Miller D. Miller D. Miller D. Miller N. Brown N. Brown

BLB

Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas

WR

LaFrance LaFrance LaFrance LaFrance LaFrance LaFrance LaFrance LaFrance LaFrance LaFrance

RUSH

Fobbs Fobbs Fobbs Fobbs Fobbs Fobbs Fobbs Fobbs Fobbs Fobbs

WR

Bruce Bruce Bruce Tuzze (RB) Weber (TE) Tuzze (RB) Weber (TE) Weber (TE) Weber (TE) Bruce

FCB

Waller Waller Waller Waller Waller Waller Byrd Waller Waller Waller

FS

WR

Bowser Bowser Bowser Bowser Bowser Bowser Andre Jones Meriwether Andre Jones Andre Jones

Cobham Cobham Cobham Cobham Cobham Cobham Cobham K. Davis Cobham T. Campbell

SS

QB

Jacquemain Jacquemain Rodgers Rodgers Rodgers Nicely Nicely Nicely Nicely Nicely

Andre Jones Andre Jones Andre Jones T. Campbell T. Campbell Carter Carter Carter Carter Carter

RB

Shuford Allen Shuford Torrence Tuzze Torrence Torrence Alexander Alexander Tuzze

BCB

Graham Graham Graham Andre Jones Graham Graham Graham Graham Graham Graham


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m )

Akron Overall Individual Defensive Statistics

|-------Tackles-------|

EFENSIVE LEADERS D 34 Brian Wagner 20 Mike Thomas 56 Almondo Sewell 2 Jalil Carter 27 Wayne Cobham 11 Miguel Graham 96 Hasan Hazime 23 Sean Fobbs 6 Manley Waller 24 Aaron Williams 48 Tyler Campbell 8 Shawn Lemon 97 James Harvey 21 Andre Jones 58 Marcus Lemon . 28 Amin Kabir 18 Will Fleming 60 Dan Marcoux 67 Deni Odofin 15 Marvase Byrd 49 Matt Little 26 Kevin Davis 33 Josh Richmond 4 Jared Province 9 Doug Richardson 55 Antoine Jones 32 Joe Tuzze 5 Troy Gilmer 82 Jeremy LaFrance 1 Diamond Weaver 45 Joe Rash 5 Matt Rodgers 75 Corey Woods 16 Patrick Nicely 25 DeVoe Torrence 71 Mike Ward 65 Adam Bice 73 Jake Anderson 47 Al-Teric Balaam TM TEAM 43 Adam Steiner AKRON ZIPS.......... Opponents......

GP-GS 10-10 10-10 10-10 10-5 9-8 10-9 10-6 10-10 9-9 6-6 9-3 9-0 10-9 10-7 9-0 9-4 9-0 10-5 10-0 10-1 8-0 6-1 10-0 4-0 8-0 9-0 9-4 5-0 10-10 2-0 3-0 5-3 10-10 6-5 6-3 10-10 8-0 10-10 1-0 5-0 10-0 10-0 10-0

Solo 61 28 26 30 21 32 22 20 24 18 21 12 10 10 6 9 6 5 4 7 6 4 6 4 1 1 . 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 . . . 407 380

Ast 45 24 21 16 22 9 16 17 10 16 10 10 12 11 9 6 7 7 7 4 3 4 2 1 4 4 4 3 . 1 1 . . . . . . . 1 . . 307 254

|-Sacks-|

Total 106 52 47 46 43 41 38 37 34 34 31 22 22 21 15 15 13 12 11 11 9 8 8 5 5 5 4 4 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . . 714 634

TFL/Yds 6.5-18 1.5-3 4.0-9 2.5-11 1.5-7 . 6.5-23 5.5-21 1.5-2 4.0-9 0.5-0 4.5-19 4.0-8 . . . 1.0-1 1.0-5 4.5-17 . 2.0-4 1.0-1 1.0-1 1.0-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-161 64.0-268

No-Yards 1.0-4 . . . . . 2.0-14 1.0-10 . . . 1.0-9 . . . . . 1.0-5 1.0-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-50 25-161

|------Pass Def--------| Int-Yds 2-33 2-0 . 1-11 2-24 1-0 . . 3-50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-118 11-243

BrUp 3 6 . 2 . 11 1 . 5 1 1 . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 42

QBH 1 . . . . . 1 1 . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 8

|-Fumbles-| Rcv-Yds 2-0 1-0 . . . 1-0 . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 6-0 9-0

FF 2 . . 1 . . 1 . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 9

Blkd Kick Saf . . . . 1 . 1 . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . 4 . 2 .

Akron Inside Opponent Red-Zone Date

Opponent

Sep 05 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov 07 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27

at Penn State.............................................................L 7-31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 MORGAN STATE....................................................W 41--0 8 6 34 4 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 INDIANA.......................................................................L 21-38 1 1 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Central Michigan................................................L 21-48 3 3 21 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 OHIO...............................................................................L 7-19 3 1 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 at Buffalo......................................................................L 17-21 5 3 17 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 at Syracuse.................................................................L 14-28 2 1 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 at Northern Illinois...................................................L 10-27 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 KENT STATE............................................................W 28-20 5 3 21 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 TEMPLE.........................................................................L 17-56 1 1 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Bowling Green........................................................ EASTERN MICHIGAN................................................ Totals......................................................................... 31 20 124 16 10 6 4 3 3 2 3 0 20 of 31 (64.5%)

Score

Times In RZ

Times Total Scored Pts

TDs

Rush Pass TDs TDs

FGs Made

FGA

---- Failed to score inside RZ ---Downs Int Fumb Half Game 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Opponents Inside Akron Red-Zone Date

Opponent

Sep 05 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov 07 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27

at Penn State.............................................................L 7-31 7 4 24 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 MORGAN STATE....................................................W 41-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 INDIANA.......................................................................L 21-38 5 5 31 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 at Central Michigan................................................L 21-48 8 6 41 6 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 OHIO...............................................................................L 7-19 5 3 12 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 at Buffalo......................................................................L 17-21 3 3 21 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Syracuse.................................................................L 14-28 5 4 28 4 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 at Northern Illinois...................................................L 10-27 4 4 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 KENT STATE............................................................W 28-20 4 4 20 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 TEMPLE.........................................................................L 17-56 4 4 28 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Bowling Green........................................................ EASTERN MICHIGAN................................................ Totals......................................................................... 45 37 225 29 16 8 3 2 2 0 0 1 37 of 45 (82.2%)

Score

Times In RZ

Times Total Scored Pts

TDs

Rush Pass TDs TDs

FGs Made

FGA

---- Failed to score inside RZ ---Downs Int Fumb Half Game 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m )

2009 University of Akron INDIVIDUAL GAME-BY-GAME STATS RUSHING

No-Yds/TD

RECEIVING

No-Yds/TD

PUNT RETURN

No-Yds/TD

Joe Tuzze RB.................................55-244/2 Matt Rodgers QB........................40-156/3 DeVoe Torrence RB..................30-146/0 Dale Martin RB.............................17-119/0 Alex Allen RB..................................39-105/3 Broderick Alexander RB.............36-98/0 Norman Shuford RB....................28-57/0 Nate Burney RB..............................14-47/0 Dashan Miller WR............................ 5-38/0 Andre Jones WR............................... 6-34/1 Patrick Nicely QB...........................33--19/0

Jeremy LaFrance WR..............37-449/2 Andre Jones WR.........................24-431/3 Deryn Bowser WR.....................21-307/5 Dashan Miller WR......................12-188/0 Jeremy Bruce WR.....................22-170/0 A. Meriwether WR........................... 5-67/0 Nate Burney RB................................. 5-40/0 Dale Martin RB................................... 6-30/0 Nadir Brown WR............................... 4-30/0 Joe Tuzze RB....................................... 5-29/0 Kyle Weber TE..................................... 3-13/0

PSU

MORGAN

IND

CMU

OHIO

BUFFALO

SYR

NIU

KENT

TEMPLE

2-19/0 3-7/0 DNP DNP 9-6/0 DNP 8-4/0 DNP - - DNP

3-9/0 3-58/0 3-7/0 6-64/0 9-32/1 DNP 8-19/0 9-28/0 - - DNP

1-0/0 10-18/1 2-32/0 DNP 8-29/0 DNP 5-18/0 2-14/0 1--2/0 - DNP

12-62/1 13--7/2 4-0/0 DNP 3-3/0 DNP 5-11/0 DNP - - DNP

14-60/1 11-80/0 - DNP 1-1/0 DNP 2-5/0 - - - 3-18/0

7-17/0 DNP 13-90/0 1-0/0 2-23/1 DNP - DNP 1-4/0 - 6-0/0

DNP DNP 8-17/0 3-13/0 1-2/0 DNP - 1--5/0 - 2-8/0 9--35/0

- DNP DNP 1-2/0 - 19-48/0 - DNP - - 4--19/0

8-42/0 DNP DNP 3-23/0 3-2/1 13-42/0 DNP DNP 2-23/0 3-8/1 6-20/0

8-35/0 DNP DNP 3-17/0 3-7/0 4-8/0 DNP 2-10/0 1-13/0 1-18/0 5--3/0

PSU

MORGAN

IND

CMU

OHIO

BUFFALO

SYR

NIU

KENT

TEMPLE

5-53/0 - 3-63/1 1-8/0 3-30/0 - DNP DNP - - -

- - 8-86/3 2-40/0 4-42/0 - - - 1-3/0 - -

3-10/0 - 3-86/1 1-17/0 1-9/0 - 3-26/0 DNP DNP - -

3-54/0 - 1-6/0 - 1-5/0 2-45/0 DNP DNP 1-5/0 2-14/0 -

5-65/0 - 4-47/0 2-27/0 3-20/0 - - DNP DNP 3-15/0 1-0/0

5-62/0 4-53/0 2-19/0 2-36/0 2-15/0 - DNP 1-6/0 DNP - 1-9/0

5-46/0 3-90/1 DNP 1-26/0 3-17/0 - - 1-2/0 - DNP -

1-18/0 6-154/1 DNP 1-14/0 2-9/0 - DNP 1-7/0 - - -

8-126/2 6-93/0 DNP 1-12/0 2-17/0 - DNP 1-12/0 - - -

2-15/0 5-41/1 DNP 1-8/0 1-6/0 3-22/0 2-14/0 2-3/0 2-22/0 1-4/0

PSU

MORGAN

IND

CMU

OHIO

BUFFALO

SYR

NIU

KENT

TEMPLE

Jeremy Bruce..............................................9-24 Andre Jones.................................................4-18 Jeremy LaFrance......................................1-11

- - -

3-8 - -

2-23 - -

- - -

1--1 - -

1-0 2-14 -

1-0 - -

1--6 2-4 -

- - -

1-11

KICK RETURN No-Yds/TD

PSU

MORGAN

IND

CMU

OHIO

BUFFALO

SYR

NIU

KENT

TEMPLE

Dashan Miller........................................27-698 Jalil Carter..............................................13-246 Jeremy LaFrance......................................1-38

3-52 1-42 -

- 1-14 -

4-72 - -

7-189 - -

3-56 1-20 -

1-27 3-67 -

4-191 1-22 -

- 5-71 -

- - -

5-111 1-10 1-38

INT. RETURN

PSU

MORGAN

IND

CMU

OHIO

BUFFALO

SYR

NIU

KENT

TEMPLE

- 1-0 - - - -

1-37 - 1-32 - - -

- - - 1-0 - -

- - 1-1 - - -

- - - - - 1-0

1-2 - - - 1-11 -

DNP - - - - -

- - - - - -

- 1-0 - 1-24 - -

1-11 DNP -

No-Yds/TD

Manley Waller.............................................3-50 Mike Thomas..................................................2-0 Brian Wagner..............................................2-33 Wayne Cobham.........................................2-24 Jalil Carter.....................................................1-11 Miguel Graham..............................................1-0

TACKLES. ........................UA-A

Total 106 52 47 46 43 41 38 37 34 34 31 22 22 21 15 15 13 12 11 11 9 8 8 5

PSU

MORGAN

IND

CMU

OHIO

BUFFALO

SYR

NIU

KENT

TEMPLE

7-2 3-3 - 2-0 0-2 3-1 1-5 4-2 6-0 4-5 3-1 0-3 - 4-3 0-1 1-0 DNP 1-1 - 0-2 DNP 0-1 DNP -

3-6 0-3 1-2 - 2-3 2-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 3-4 - 0-1 2-2 1-1 1-0 - 1-0 - 1-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 - -

8-4 7-1 4-0 3-0 2-2 6-1 2-0 3-0 5-2 3-1 4-1 1-0 DNP 1-2 1-0 2-0 - 1-1 2-0 - - - DNP -

10-6 2-2 4-4 3-0 2-4 0-1 - 3-1 5-0 5-1 6-1 0-1 4-1 1-3 0-1 DNP - 1-1 - 0-1 0-1 2-0 1-0 1-2

7-4 2-1 3-1 - 3-2 3-0 4-1 3-0 3-0 1-0 3-1 2-2 - 2-2 0-1 - 2-1 1-0 - - DNP 2-0 DNP -

2-8 2-4 3-0 6-6 3-1 4-1 4-2 1-3 2-1 2-5 0-2 3-0 2-1 - DNP 0-1 0-1 - 2-3 1-0 - - - -

2-1 3-1 3-1 4-2 5-6 2-0 2-2 4-2 DNP DNP DNP 0-3 3-3 1-0 1-4 2-2 0-2 0-2 2-0 1-0 0-1 - - 0-1

6-6 3-7 4-7 6-4 1-0 3-3 3-3 1-5 1-0 DNP 1-1 2-2 0-2 - 0-1 2-3 0-2 1-2 - 0-2 - - 1-2 DNP

10-5 2-0 1-2 3-4 3-2 5-1 2-2 0-1 0-3 DNP 0-1 - 0-1 - - 2-0 3-0 - - 1-1 2-0 1-1 DNP -

6-3 4-2 3-4 3-0 DNP 4-0 3-0 0-2 2-2 DNP 4-2 2-0 1-0 3-1 0-1 1-0 4-0 2-2 0-1

SACKS.................................UA-A

Total 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

PSU

MORGAN

IND

CMU

OHIO

BUFFALO

SYR

NIU

KENT

TEMPLE

- 1.0-5 - - - -

- - - - - 1.0-4

- - DNP - - -

- - - - - -

- - - - - -

1.0-3 - 1.0-9 - - -

1.0-11 - - - - -

- - - - 1.0-10 -

- - - - - -

1.0-8 -

TFLS. ......................................UA-A

Total 6.5 6.5 5.5 4.5 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 2.5 2.0

PSU

MORGAN

IND

CMU

OHIO

BUFFALO

SYR

NIU

KENT

TEMPLE

0.5-1 1.5-4 - - - 1.5-3 - - - DNP

1.0-4 0.5-1 1.0-3 1.5-3 - 1.5-3 0.5-1 0.5-1 - -

- - - DNP - 1.0-3 - - - -

0.5-1 - - - 0.5-0 - - - 1.0-9 -

1.0-2 1.0-1 - - - - 1.5-4 1.0-3 - DNP

1.5-4 1.0-3 1.0-1 2.5-15 - - 1.0-2 1.0-2 - -

- 1.0-11 2.0-7 - 1.0-3 DNP - - - -

- - 1.0-10 - 0.5-1 DNP 1.0-1 1.5-3 0.5-0 -

2.0-6 1.5-3 0.5-0 0.5-1 1.5-5 DNP - - - 1.0-3

1.0-8 DNP 1.0-2 1.0-1

Brian Wagner LB....................61-45 Mike Thomas LB......................28-24 Almondo Sewell DL.................26-21 Jalil Carter S..............................30-16 Wayne Cobham S...................21-22 Miguel Graham CB....................32-9 Hasan Hazime DL....................22-16 Sean Fobbs LB..........................20-17 Manley Waller CB...................24-10 Aaron Williams LB..................18-16 Tyler Campbell S......................21-10 James Harvey DL....................10-12 Shawn Lemon LB.....................12-10 Andre Jones..............................10-11 Marcus Lemon LB........................ 6-9 Amin Kabir LB................................. 9-6 Will Fleming LB............................... 6-7 Dan Marcoux DL............................ 5-7 Marvase Byrd CB.......................... 7-4 Deni Odofin DL................................ 4-7 Matt Little LB................................... 6-3 Josh Richmond S........................... 6-2 Kevin Davis S................................... 4-4 Antoine Jones DL.......................... 1-4 Hasan Hazime DL.......................... 2-0 Dan Marcoux DL............................ 1-0 Shawn Lemon LB........................... 1-0 Deni Odofin DL................................ 1-0 Sean Fobbs LB................................ 1-0 Brian Wagner LB.......................... 1-0

Brian Wagner LB.......................... 4-5 Hasan Hazime DL.......................... 5-3 Sean Fobbs LB................................ 5-1 Shawn Lemon LB........................... 3-3 Deni Odofin DL................................ 3-3 Aaron Williams LB........................ 3-2 James Harvey DL.......................... 3-2 Almondo Sewell DL....................... 3-2 Jalil Carter S.................................... 2-1 Matt Little LB................................... 2-0

BGSU

EMU

BGSU

EMU

BGSU

EMU

BGSU

EMU

BGSU

EMU

BGSU

EMU

BGSU

EMU

BGSU

EMU


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m )

T he L ast Time I t H a pp ene d... By Akron

AKRON TEAM

100 Yards Rushing............................................................ 142, Dennis Kennedy vs. Buffalo, 11-13-08

500 Yards Total Offense...............................................................547 vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-18-08

150 Yards Rushing........................................................... 153, Dennis Kennedy vs. Temple, 11-28-08

550 Yards Total Offense................................................................607 vs. Central Michigan, 11-08-03

175 Yards Rushing............................................182, Dennis Kennedy vs. Bowling Green, 10-11-08

600 Yards Total Offense................................................................607 vs. Central Michigan, 11-08-03

200 Yards Rushing......................................277, Dennis Kennedy vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-18-08

300 Yards Rushing Offense.........................................................339 vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-18-08

25 Rushing Attempts.......................................................... 25, Dennis Kennedy vs. Temple, 11-28-08

400 Yards Rushing Offense................................................................................440 vs. Liberty, 10-12-02

30 Rushing Attempts............................................................30, Dennis Kennedy vs. Toledo, 11-05-08

500 Yards Rushing Offense.........................................................503 vs. Northern Arizona, 09-28-91

2 Touchdowns Rushing..................................... Matt Rodgers vs. Central Michigan, 09-26-09

300 Yards Passing Offense......................................................... 389 vs. Western Michigan, 10-06-0

3 Touchdowns Rushing................................................................Dennis Kennedy vs. Buffalo, 11-13-08

400 Yards Passing Offense.......................................................................... 455 vs. Memphis, 12-26-05

4+ Touchdowns Rushing.................................... 5, Bobby Hendry vs. Eastern Michigan, 11-24-01 70-Yard Run.......................................................73, Dennis Kennedy vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-18-08

BY OPPONENT

80-Yard Run............................................................................. 87, Greg Lomax vs. Kent State, 11-08-97

100 Yards Rushing..............................................125, Chad Spann, Northern Illinois, 10-31-09

90-Yard Run...........................................................................................92, Greg Lomax vs. Ohio, 10-25-97

150 Yards Rushing........................................................170, Delone Carter, Syracuse, 10-24-09

Two Players Rushing for 100 Yards (each) ...............................................Brandon Payne (108) and

200 Yards Rushing............................................................................. 210, P.J. Hill, Wisconsin, 08-30-08

50-Yard Run............................................................. 52, Dennis Kennedy vs. Bowling Green, 10-11-08

................................................................................................Bobby Hendry (110) vs. Kent State, 11-23-02

250 Yards Rushing.................................................... 270, Garrett Wolfe,Northern Illinois, 12-01-05

250 Yards Passing............................................... 261, Patrick Nicely vs. Kent State, 11-07-09

300 Yards Rushing..................................................................... 376, Travis Prentice, Miami, 11-06-99

300 Yards Passing............................................389, Chris Jacquemain vs. W. Michigan, 10-06-07

30 Rushing Attempts..................................................................... 37, James Starks, Buffalo, 11-13-08

400 Yards Passing..................................................................455, Luke Getsy vs. Memphis, 12-26-05

40 Rushing Attempts....................................................42, Garrett Wolfe,Northern Illinois, 12-01-05

20 Pass Completions.....................................................20 , Chris Jacquemain vs. Temple, 11-28-08

3 Touchdowns Rushing..................................................... 3, Delone Carter, Syracuse, 10-24-09

30 Pass Completions..............................................39 , Chris Jacquemain vs. Kent State, 10-03-08

4+ Touchdowns Rushing..............................................................5, Thomas Hammock, NIU, 10-14-00

40 Pass Attempts.......................................................40, Chris Jacquemain vs. Cincinnati, 09-27-08

70-Yard Run:.........................................................................................77, Tony Hunt, Penn State, 09-4-04

50 Pass Attempts....................................................................... 59, Luke Getsy vs. Memphis, 12-26-05

Two Players Rushing for 100 Yards (each)............................................ Chad Spann (125) and

2 Touchdown Passes............................................................... Chris Jacquemain vs. Buffalo, 11-13-08

.........................................................................DeMarcus Grady (109), Northern Illinois, 10-31-09

3+ Touchdown Passes............................... 3, Chris Jacquemain vs. Morgan State, 09-12-09

300 Yards Passing....................................................377, Spencer Keith, Kent State, 11-07-09

3+ Interceptions Thrown................................................. 4. Matt Rodgers vs. Indiana, 09-19-09

400 Yards Passing.......................................................486, Phil Horvath, Northern Illinois, 09-24-05

300 Yards Total Offense.............................................322, Chris Jacquemain vs. Buffalo, 11-13-08

20 Pass Completions.......................................................... 20, Zach Maynard, Buffalo, 10-17-09

350 Yards Total Offense.......................................361, Luke Getsy vs. Central Michigan, 09-16-06

30 Pass Completions...................................................30, Spencer Keith, Kent State, 11-07-09

400 Yards Total Offense.................................402, Chris Jacquemain vs. W. Michigan, 10-06-07

40 Pass Attempts..............................................................40, Daryll Clark, Penn State, 09-05-09

100 Yards Receiving..................................... 126, Jeremy LaFrance vs. Kent State, 11-07-09

50 Pass Attempts.........................................................59, Spencer Keith, Kent State, 11-07-09

150 Yards Receiving....................................154, Andre Jones vs. Northern Illinois, 10-31-09

4 Touchdown Passes.......................................... 4, Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan, 09-26-09

200 Yards Receiving..................................... 223, Jabari Arthur vs. Western Michigan, 10-06-07

5+ Touchdown Passes............................................................................. 5, Boo Jackson, Ohio, 11-22-08

10 Receptions....................................................................... 10, Deryn Bowser vs. Cincinnati, 09-27-08

3 Interceptions Thrown.......................................................... 3, Daniel Raudabaugh, Miami, 11-14-07

50-Yard Reception.........59, Jeremy LaFrance from Patrick Nicely vs Kent State, 11-07-09

400 Yards Total Offense......................................514, Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan, 11-23-07

60-Yard Reception............... 60, Bry Williams from C. Jacquemain vs. W. Michigan, 10-06-07

100 Yards Receiving..................................................132, Tyshon Goode, Kent State, 11-07-09

70-Yard Reception...................................77, David Harvey from Luke Getsy vs. Buffalo, 11-09-06

150 Yards Receiving............................................174, Antonio Brown, Central Michigan, 11-23-07

80-Yard Reception........... 80, Andre Jones from Alex Allen vs. Northern Illinois, 10-31-09

200 Yards Receiving....................................................................214, Lee Evans, Wisconsin, 09-06-03

2 Touchdowns Receiving......................................... Jeremy LaFrance vs. Kent State, 11-07-09

10 Receptions............................................................... 12, Naaman Roosevelt, Buffalo, 10-17-09

3+ Touchdowns Receiving.................................. 3, Deryn Bowser vs Morgan State, 09-12-09

3 Touchdown Receptions.......................................................................... 3, Taylor Price, Ohio, 11-22-08

Two Players Receiving 100 Yards (each) ...................................................... Jabari Arthur (137) and

75-Yard Reception.......................................... 99, Lee Evans from Jim Sorgi, Wisconsin, 09-06-03

.................................................................................... David Harvey (133) vs. Central Michigan, 09-16-06

Two Players Receiving 100 Yards (each)......................................................Antonio Brown (174) and

Kickoff Return for TD................................................. 98, Dashan Miller vs. Syracuse, 10-24-09

Free Kick Return for TD........................................... 89, Andre Jones (78) and Alphonso Owen (11)

Kickoff Return for TD . ...............................................................91, Ray Fisher, Indiana, 09-19-09

........................................................................................................................... vs. Western Michigan, 10-06-07

Punt Return for TD...............................................................66, Delano Greenl, Temple, 11-13-09

100-Yard Kickoff Return......................................................Jamie Goodwin at Connecticut, 10-25-03

70-Yard Punt Return.........................................................................81, Stafford Owens, Ohio, 11-13-04

Bryan Anderson (131), Central Michigan, 11-23-07

Punt Return for TD.............................................................85, Domenik Hixon vs. Ball State, 10-23-04

Blocked a Field Goal.................................................... Vince Agnew, Central Michigan, 09-26-09

70-Yard Punt Return.........................................................85, Domenik Hixon vs. Ball State, 10-23-04

Blocked Punt............................................................................................ Melvin Payne, Ohio 10-10-09

200 All-Purpose Yards........................................... 217, Dashan Miller vs. Syracuse, 10-24-09

Blocked Punt Returned for TD.......................................................... Melvin Payne, Ohio 10-10-09

250 All-Purpose Yards..................................................... 263, Dennis Kennedy vs. Buffalo, 11-13-08

Returned Interception for TD.........................................51, P.J. Mahone, Bowling Green, 11-02-07

Interception for TD............................................ 32, Brian Wagner vs. Morgan State, 09-12-09

Had Three Interceptions..........................................................3, Brian Lainhart, Kent State, 10-04-08

Intercepted 2 Passes.......................................................................2, John Mackey vs Miami, 11-14-07

Fumble Return for TD.....................................................................33, Sean Baker, Ball State, 09-13-08

Fumble Return for TD............................................................ 0, Sean Fobbs vs. Temple, 11-13-09

75-Yard Fumble Return for TD...............................................99, Quan Dillahunt, Howard, 09-20-03

Blocked Field Goal...........................Hasan Hazime (37-yd att) vs. Northern Illinois, 10-32-09

50-Yard Field Goal.......................................................... 50, Stephen Gostkowski, Memphis, 12-26-05

Blocked a PAT.................................................................................................. Eric Lively vs Toledo, 11-05-08

500 Yards Total Offense........................................................... 523, Central Michigan, 09-26-09

Had a Defensive 2-Pt Conversion..............................Shawn Lemon (98 yds) vs. Toledo, 11-05-08

Less Than 150 Yards of Total Offense.......................................127, Morgan State, 09-12-09

Blocked Punt.................................................................................... Jalil Carter vs. Indiana, 09-19-09

UA Allowed a Safety.............................................................................. Daniel Muir, Kent State, 09-30-06

Blocked Punt Returned for TD....................................0, Aaron Willliams vs. Indiana, 09-19-09 50-Yard-Field Goal.......................................................51, Igor Iveljic vs. Western Michigan, 10-06-07 55-Yard Field Goal........................................................................ 56, Daron Alcorn vs. Toledo, 09-12-92 UA Recorded a Safety.................................................................. Brion Stokes vs. Ohio State, 09-08-07 ................................................................................................Chevin Pace vs. Western Michigan, 10-06-07


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m )

GAME 1

September 5, 2009 Beaver Stadium (104,968)

Akron.....................................................7 #8/9 Penn State....................................31

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The eighth-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions dominated the first half en route to a 31-7 victory over Akron Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium in the teams’ 2009 season opener. The Lions held a 344-8 advantage in total offensive yards in the first half and led 31-0. The Zips made some adjustments at halftime and put up nearly 200 yard of offense in the second half, scored once and kept PSU off the scoreboard. Overall, the UA defense kept Penn State’s offense to just 99 rushing yards. (PSU had 136 yards rushing, but had 37 on a fake punt.) Penn State took the opening kickoff and used a 36-yard Daryll Clark to Derrick Moye pass to set up an early 7-0 Nittany Lion lead. Evan Royster capped the seven-play, 84-yard drive with a five-yard rushing touchdown. Two possessions later, PSU took advantage of a Zips penalty on special teams and drove 26 yards for a 14-0 advantage. Clark scrambled and hit Chaz Powell on an eight-yard pass for the second score of the game. The Lions were in prime position to score again as Andrew Dailey intercepted a Chris Jacquemain pass. However, two plays later, Jared Province broke up a pass that would eventually be intercepted by Mike Thomas, his first career pick. Akron’s defense settled in and forced a field goal, which was missed. On the next PSU drive, the Lions used a fake punt – a 37-yard run by Dailey, to get in field goal range again, this time Jeremy Boone converted from 29 yards for a 17-0 Lion lead. Penn State was able to put together a nine-play, 57-yard scoring drive to post a 24-0 score with 1:33 left in the first half. Clark hit Moye in the right corner of the endzone for the 22yard score. After a three-and-out by the UA offense, Penn State struck quickly with a threeplay drive, all completions by Clark. The first was a 42-yard pas from Clark to Moye and the last was a 19-yard TD pass from Clark to Graham Zug for a 31-0 halftime margin. The Zips’ Jalil Carter took the kickoff to start the second half and returned it 42 yards. Jacquemain hit Jeremy Bruce for Akron’s initial first down of the game and eventually drove to the two, but a fourth and goal rush came up short. On the ensuing PSU possession, Manley Waller caused a fumble, which Thomas recovered. On the next play, Jacquemain hit Deryn Bowser on a post route for a 40-yard touchdown pass, providing the eventual final of 31-7. Jacquemain finished by completing 13-of-22 passes for 158 yard with a TD and an INT. Jeremy LaFrance led the Zips with five receptions (53 yards), while Bowser had three receptions for 63 yards, including the score. Clark paced PSU completing 29-of-40 for 353 yards with three TDs and a pick. Powell had seven receptions for 65 yards, while Moye had six for 138. Score by Quarters Akron Penn State

1 0 14

2 0 17

3 7 0

4 0 0

Score 7 31

Record: (0-1) Record: (1-0)

Scoring Summary Akron PSU 1st 11:18 PSU Evan Royster 5 yd run (Collin Wagner kick), 7-84 3:42 0 7 03:43 PSU Chaz Powell 8 yd pass from Daryll Clark (Collin Wagner kick), 5-26 2:30 0 14 2nd 06:15 PSU Collin Wagner 29 yd field goal, 8-43 4:30 0 17 01:33 PSU Derek Moye 22 yd pass from Daryll Clark (Collin Wagner kick), 9-57 3:13 0 24 00:30 PSU Graham Zug 19 yd pass from Daryll Clark (Collin Wagner kick), 3-66 0:37 0 31 3rd 06:07 AKRON Deryn Bowser 40 yd pass from Chris Jacquemain (Branko Rogovic kick), 1-40 0:07 7 31 AKRON PENN STATE FIRST DOWNS....................................................................................... 8 25 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...................................................................... 30-28 30-136 PASSING YDS (NET)........................................................................... 158 379 Passes Att-Comp-Int........................................................................... 24-13-1 44-32-1 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................................. 54-186 74-515 Fumble Returns-Yards....................................................................... 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards............................................................................ 0-0 1-2 Kickoff Returns-Yards........................................................................ 4-94 2-43 Interception Returns-Yards............................................................ 1-0 1-12 Punts (Number-Avg)........................................................................... 7-39.0 3-40.3 Fumbles-Lost........................................................................................... 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards...................................................................................... 7-59 3-20 Possession Time................................................................................... 25:19 34:41 Third-Down Conversions................................................................... 3 of 14 8 of 15 Fourth-Down Conversions............................................................... 0 of 3 1 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances.............................................................. 0-1 4-7 Sacks By: Number-Yards................................................................. 1-5 4-15 RUSHING: Akron - Joe Tuzze 2-19; Matt Rodgers 3-7; Alex Allen 9-6; Norman Shuford 8-4; TEAM 1-minus 2; Jeremy LaFrance 1-minus 2; Chris Jacquemain 6-minus 4. Penn State - Evan Royster 14-61, 1 TD; Andrew Dailey 1-37; Kevin Newsome 2-12; Stephon Green 7-10; Devon Smith 1-7; Daryll Clark 3-5; Joe Suhey 2-4. PASSING: Akron - Chris Jacquemain 13-22-1-158, 1 TD; Matt Rodgers 0-2-0-0. Penn State - Daryll Clark Daryll 29-40-1-353, 3 TDs; Kevin Newsome 3-4-0-26. RECEIVING: Akron - Jeremy LaFrance 5-53; Deryn Bowser 3-63, 1 TD; Jeremy LaFrance 3-30; Dashan Miller 1-8; Alex Allen 1-4. Penn State - Chaz Powell 7-65, 1 TD; Derek Moye 6-138, 1 TD; Graham Zug 5-62, 1 TD; Joe Suhey 4-40; Devon Smith 2-25; Evan Royster 2-6; Brandon Beachum 1-14; A. Quarless 1-12; Stephon Green 1-9; Mickey Shuler 1-8; Curtis Drake 1-7; Brett Brackett 1-minus 7. INTERCEPTIONS: Akron - Mike Thomas 1-0. Penn State - Andrew Dailey 1-12. AKRON TACKLES LEADERS (UA-A): Brian Wagner 7-2; Aaron Williams 4-5; Andre Jones 4-3; Manley Waller 6-0; Sean Fobbs 4-2; Mike Thomas 3-3; Hasan Hazime 1-5.

GAME 2

September 12, 2009 InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field (27,881)

Akron...................................................41 Morgan State...........................................0

AKRON — Akron seniors Chris Jacquemain and Deryn Bowser helped the Zips open a sold out InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field in fine fashion, hooking up three times for touchdowns, in UA’s 41-0 victory in the facility’s grand opening Saturday afternoon. The shutout was Akron’s first since 1992 (a 13-0 win over Ohio) and the Zips’ defense has not allowed a score over its last six quarters (final two at Penn State and four versus Morgan State). The Zips held a 436-127 advantage in total offense and UA only allowed three first downs in the contest. It marked the first time since Nov. 11, 2006 Morgan State’s defense, ranked among the NCAA FCS top two over the last two years, had allowed over 400 yards of total offense and the 127 yards of offense the Bears gained was the most dominant performance by the Zips defense since Nov. 24, 2006 when Kent State managed just 116 yards and eight first downs. Both teams drove into scoring position on their first drives. Akron’s Branko Rogovic missed on the first drive from 28 yards and MSU’s Kemar Scarlett later missed from 40 yards. After an Akron punt, Zips’ sophomore Manley Waller picked off Morgan State quarterback Carlton Jackson - who began his career at Akron - and returned the ball 37 yards to the Bears’ nine. Two plays later, UA’s Jacquemain hit an open Bowser in the left corner of the north endzone for a nine-yard score, the first touchdown scored on Akron’s campus since November 25, 1939. The Zips extended their lead to 14-0 as the second quarter began on a 16-yard Jacquemain-to-Bowser pass. On Akron’s second possession of the second quarter, sophomore signal caller Matt Rodgers engineered an eight-play, 53-yard drive. In the drive he had a 12-yard run and an 18-yard run to the MSU one. Senior Alex Allen capped the drive with a one-yard run, the 11th score of his career, for a 21-0 lead. Akron pushed its advantage to 24-0 with 49 seconds left before the break as Rogovic split the uprights from 31 yards out, his first career field goal made. On the Zips’ first drive of the second half, Akron reeled off 11 straight running plays from the MSU 45 to the Bear three. The final play of the drive was a three-yard Jacquemain-toBowser pass for a 31-0 advantage. On their next drive, the Zips’ Rogovic hit a 32-yard field goal for a 34-0 UA advantage. As the fourth quarter began, freshman UA linebacker Brian Wagner picked of Jackson and showed his excellent form as a standout high school running back and returned the ball 32 yards for a TD, making the score 41-0. Score by Quarters Morgan State Akron

1 0 7

2 0 17

3 0 10

4 0 7

Score 0 41

Record: (0-1) Record: (1-1)

Scoring Summary MSU Akron 1st 03:23 AKRON Deryn Bowser 9 yd pass from Chris Jacquemain (Branko Rogovic kick), 2-9 0:48 0 7 2nd 14:04 AKRON Deryn Bowser 16 yd pass from Chris Jacquemain (Branko Rogovic kick), 6-30 2:01 0 14 09:37 AKRON Alex Allen 1 yd run (Branko Rogovic kick), 8-53 2:40 0 21 00:49 AKRON Branko Rogovic 31 yd field goal, 10-51 2:01 0 24 3rd 06:15 AKRON Deryn Bowser 3 yd pass from Chris Jacquemain (Branko Rogovic kick), 12-45 6:18 0 31 01:58 AKRON Branko Rogovic 32 yd field goal, 7-34 2:49 0 34 4th 14:08 AKRON Brian Wagner 32 yd interception return (Branko Rogovic kick) 0 41 MSU AKRON FIRST DOWNS....................................................................................... 3 23 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...................................................................... 23-41 49-250 PASSING YDS (NET)........................................................................... 86 186 Passes Att-Comp-Int........................................................................... 20-11-2 28-16-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................................. 43-127 77-436 Fumble Returns-Yards....................................................................... 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards............................................................................ 0-0 4-28 Kickoff Returns-Yards........................................................................ 6-98 1-14 Interception Returns-Yards............................................................ 0-0 2-69 Punts (Number-Avg)........................................................................... 8-37.1 1-24.0 Fumbles-Lost........................................................................................... 4-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards...................................................................................... 11-66 1-5 Possession Time................................................................................... 25:12 34:48 Third-Down Conversions................................................................... 1 of 11 11 of 17 Fourth-Down Conversions............................................................... 1 of 1 0 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances.............................................................. 0-0 6-8 Sacks By: Number-Yards................................................................. 0-0 1-4 RUSHING: Morgan State - Devan James 10-24; Allen Singletary 5-18; Domanick West 1-3; Cameron George 4-(1-); Carlton Jackson 3-(-3). Akron - Dale Martin 6-64; Matt Rodgers 3-58; Alex Allen 9-32, 1 TD; Nate Burney 9-28; Chris Jacquemain 4-20; Norman Shuford 8-19; Joe Tuzze 3-9; Levon Morefield 2-8; Devoe Torrence 3-7; Jeremy Bruce 1-7; TEAM 1-minus 2. PASSING: Morgan State - Carlton Jackson 10-19-2-87; Donovan Dickherson 1-1-0-(-1). Akron - Chris Jacquemain 13-22-0-162, 3 TDs; Matt Rodgers 3-6-0-24. RECEIVING: Morgan State - Winfred Digs 6-47; Trey Charles 1-26; Terrell White 1-8; Lamont Bryant 1-5; Edwin Baptiste 1-2; Allen Singletary 1-(-2). Akron - Deryn Bowser 8-86, 3 TDs; Jeremy Bruce 4-42; Dashan Miller 2-40; Norman Shuford 1-15; Nadir Brown 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS: Morgan State - None. Akron - Manley Waller 1-37; Brian Wagner 1-32, 1 TD. AKRON TACKLES LEADERS (UA-A): Brian Wagner 3-6; Aaron Williams 3-4; Wayne Cobham 2-3; Shawn Lemon 2-2; Miguel Graham 2-1; Almondo Sewell 1-2; Mike Thomas 0-3.


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m )

GAME 3

September 19, 2009 InfoCision Stadium—Summa Field (18,340)

Akron...................................................21 Indiana.................................................38

AKRON — Akron trailed by three, 17-14, at halftime, but could not overcome four second-half turnovers as Indiana handed the Zips a 38-21 setback at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. The Hoosiers, the first Big Ten opponent to come to Akron for a football game, took a 7-0 lead 15 seconds into the game as Ray Fisher returned the opening kickoff 71 yards for a touchdown. Indiana pushed its advantage to 10-0 on its first offensive series with a 13-play, 61-yard drive capped with a 25-yard Nick Freeland field goal. Akron struck right back. On its first play from scrimmage after the IU field goal, Matt Rodgers hit Deryn Bowser on a long pass, which only counted for a 28-yard reception after a UA penalty. However, two plays later, the duo hooked up again for 49-yard scoring play to make the score 10-7. The pass was Rodgers’ first career TD pass and Bowser’s fifth TD in three games. Indiana looked to regain the momentum, methodically driving, until Akron senior Wayne Cobham intercepted an IU pass on the Akron three. The pick was the first of Cobham’s career. The teams traded punts over the next four drives. On that fourth punt, Jalil Carter blocked a Chris Hagerup punt on approximately the IU 28, which rolled into the endzone and recovered by Aaron Williams for a Zips’ touchdown and 14-10 lead. The last time UA blocked a punt and scored was six games ago when Carter blocked a punt that was recovered by Williams in a 47-30 win over Toledo, also an ESPNU national telecast. The Hoosiers immediately took the lead back, marching 77 yards in 12 plays. Quarterback Ben Chappell was 5-of-5 on the drive, including a 10-yard strike to Mitchell Evans for the score with 33 seconds left before the break. Early in the third quarter, Akron’s Tyler Campbell forced a fumble, which Brian Wagner recovered. However, three plays later, Rodgers was intercepted by Austin Thomas, who returned the ball 31 yards to the Akron 18. Chappell took advantage of the short field and would hit Max Dedmond for a three-yard TD pass for a 24-14 lead. Indiana tried to take advantage of a pick on the Zips’ ensuing drive, but Almondo Sewell blocked a 38-yard IU field goal attempt. Indiana would get an interception on a third straight drive and get inside the UA 20. This time the Hoosiers would capitalize as Trea Burgess scored from five yards out for a 31-14 cushion. The Hoosiers put the game out of reach with an 11-play, 67-yard scoring drive with Darius Willis getting the final two yards to go up 38-14. Rogers provided the game’s final margin with a 9-yard scamper late in the fourth quarter. Score by Quarters Indiana Akron

1 10 7

2 7 7

3 7 0

4 14 7

Score 38 21

Record: (3-0) Record: (1-2)

Scoring Summary IU Akron 1st 14:45 IND Ray Fisher 91 yd kickoff return (Nick Freeland kick) 7 0 07:14 IND Nick Freeland 25 yd field goal, 13-61 5:03 10 0 05:51 AKRON Deryn Bowser 49 yd pass from Matt Rodgers (Igor Iveljic kick), 3-60 1:23 10 7 2nd 06:15 AKRON Aaron Williams 0 yd blocked punt return (Igor Iveljic kick) 10 14 00:37 IND Mitchell Evans10 yd pass from Ben Chappell (Nick Freeland kick), 12-77 5:32 17 14 3rd 08:26 IND Max Dedmond 3 yd pass from Ben Chappell (Nick Freeland kick), 5-18 2:34 24 14 4th 14:23 IND Trea Burgess 5 yd run (Nick Freeland kick), 4-19 1:43 31 14 07:10 IND Darius Willis 2 yd run (Nick Freeland kick), 11-67 5:29 38 14 00:35 AKRON Matt Rodgers 9 yd run (Igor Iveljic kick), 9-77 3:11 38 21 INDIANA AKRON FIRST DOWNS....................................................................................... 22 16 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...................................................................... 46-180 30-106 PASSING YDS (NET)........................................................................... 175 165 Passes Att-Comp-Int........................................................................... 31-20-1 23-14-4 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................................. 77-355 53-271 Fumble Returns-Yards....................................................................... 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards............................................................................ 0-0 3-61 Kickoff Returns-Yards........................................................................ 4-121 5-76 Interception Returns-Yards............................................................ 4-136 1-0 Punts (Number-Avg)........................................................................... 3-31.0 5-41.6 Fumbles-Lost........................................................................................... 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards...................................................................................... 4-45 5-52 Possession Time................................................................................... 34:51 25:09 Third-Down Conversions................................................................... 10 of 15 1 of 7 Fourth-Down Conversions............................................................... 0 of 0 0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances.............................................................. 5-5 1-1 Sacks By: Number-Yards................................................................. 3-17 0-0 RUSHING: Indiana - Darius Willis 15-66, TD; Trea Burgess 13-59, TD; Demetrius McCray 12-45; Tandon Doss 1-9; Bryan Payton 3-3; Mitchell Evans 1-0; TEAM 1-(-2). Akron - DeVoe Torrence 2-32; Alex Allen 8-29; Norman Shuford 5-18; Matt Rodgers 10-18, TD; Nate Burney 2-14; Joe Tuzze 1-0; Dashan Miller 1-minus 2; Jeremy Bruce 1-(-3). PASSING: Indiana - Ben Chappell 18-28-1-163, 2 TDs; Mitchell Evans 2-2-0-12; Adam Follett 0-1-0-0. Akron - Matt Rodgers 14-23-4-165, TD. RECEIVING: Indiana - Tandon Doss 7-60; Demario Belcher 5-49; Mitchell Evans 4-43, TD; Terrance Turner 2-12; Max Dedmond 2-11, TD. Akron - Deryn Bowser 3-86, TD; Nate Burney 3-26; Jeremy LaFrance 3-10; Dashan Miller 1-17; Alex Allen 1-12; Jeremy Bruce 1-9; DeVoe Torrence 1-3; Norman Shuford 1-2. INTS: Indiana - Austin Thomas 2-77; Tyler Replogle 1-30; Andre LaGrone 1-29. Akron - Wayne Cobham 1-0. AKRON TACKLES LEADERS (UA-A): Brian Wagner 8-4; Mike Thomas 7-1; Miguel Graham 6-1; Manley Waller 5-2; Tyler Campbell 4-1; Almondo Sewell 4-0; Aaron Williams 3-1; Wayne Cobham 2-2.

GAME 4

September 26, 2009 Kelly/Shorts Stadium (20,032)

Akron...................................................21 Central Michigan....................................48

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Central Michigan’s Dan LeFevour accounted for six of the his team’s seven touchdowns – passing for four touchdowns and running for two, as the Chippewas handed Akron a 48-21 loss on a rainy afternoon at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. LeFevour rushed for 140 yards on 19 attempts and completed 23-of-31 passes for 197 yards in the victory. Both teams missed field goals on their opening drives. Despite being pinned on its own 12 after an Akron punt, Central Michigan marched the 88 yards in four play, thanks to a 53-yard run by LeFevour followed by a 27-yard LeFevour to Cody Wilson touchdown pass. On the ensuing drive, Akron lost its first fumble on the season and the Chippewas pushed it advantage to 13-0 three plays later on a four-yard LeFevour to Kito Poblah TD. CMU started the second quarter with a one-yard LeFevour touchdown run, putting the Chippewas up 20-0. The drive only covered 27 yards after a 34-yard punt and 25-yard return by Antonio Brown. The Zips had only allowed two yards in punt returns prior to the contest. Akron used a big play on special teams to trim its deficit to 20-7 with 10 minutes left in the second. A bad snap on a CMU punt forced its punter to run the ball. Akron took over at the CMU 11 and, two plays later, Matt Rodgers scrambled and ran 10 yards for the score. Central Michigan answered right back. Thanks to a long run by Brown, LeFevour capped the drive with a two-yard touchdown for the 27-7 lead. The Chippewas then took advantage of a personal foul call on Akron and scored on a nine-yard Pass from LeFevour to Brown for a 34-7 cushion with 1:02 left before the break. Akron opened the second half with a defensive stand as linebacker Brian Wagner, who finished with 16 tackles, picked off LeFevour. On CMU’s second drive of the second half, Akron’s defense forced a punt, which only went 16 yards for CMU. The Zips got inside the CMU 10 after a 31-yard Rodgers to Jeremy LeFrance pass. Two plays later, Rodgers capped the fourplay drive with a one-yard sneak for his second score of the day, making the score 34-14. Central Michigan resumed a 27-point lead, 41-14, after LeFevour threw his fourth TD of the game, a 13-yarder to Brown. Paris Cotton put CMU on top 48-14 with a three-yard rushing touchdown. The Zips kept battling, putting together an efficient drive with Joe Tuzze getting the final nine yards and scoring his first career touchdown. Rodgers completed 12-of-19 passes for 127 yards with LaFrance leading the way with three receptions for 54 yards. Tuzze has a team-high 62 rushing yards on 12 attempts, getting 5.2 yards per carry. Score by Quarters Akron Central Michigan

1 0 13

2 7 21

3 7 7

4 7 7

Score 21 48

Record: (1-3,0-1) Record: (3-1,1-0)

Scoring Summary Akron CMU 1st 07:11 CMU Cody Wilson 27 yd pass from Dan LeFevour (Andrew Aguila kick), 4-88 1:06 0 7 05:21 CMU Kito Poblah 4 yd pass from Dan LeFevour (Andrew Aguila kick failed), 3-12 0:46 0 13 2nd 14:39 CMU Dan LeFevour 1 yd run (Andrew Aguila kick), 7-27 2:54 0 20 09:59 AKRON Matt Rodgers 10 yd run (Igor Iveljic kick), 2-11 0:51 7 20 06:47 CMU Dan LeFevour 2 yd run (Andrew Aguila kick), 7-65 3:12 7 27 01:02 CMU Antonio Brown 9 yd pass from Dan LeFevour (Andrew Aguila kick), 10-66 4:00 7 34 3rd 08:42 AKRON Matt Rodgers 1 yd run (Igor Iveljic kick), 4-40 1:02 14 34 03:40 CMU Antonio Brown 13 yd pass from Dan LeFevour (Andrew Aguila kick), 11-68 5:02 14 41 4th 09:42 CMU Paris Cotton 3 yd run (Andrew Aguila kick), 13-76 6:30 14 48 06:19 AKRON Joe Tuzze 9 yd run (Igor Iveljic kick), 8-56 3:23 21 48 AKRON CMU FIRST DOWNS....................................................................................... 15 30 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...................................................................... 37-69 53-326 PASSING YDS (NET)........................................................................... 127 197 Passes Att-Comp-Int........................................................................... 19-12-0 31-23-1 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................................. 56-196 84-523 Fumble Returns-Yards....................................................................... 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards............................................................................ 0-0 3-31 Kickoff Returns-Yards........................................................................ 8-187 3-24 Interception Returns-Yards............................................................ 1-1 0-0 Punts (Number-Avg)........................................................................... 5-41.4 1-16.0 Fumbles-Lost........................................................................................... 2-1 2-0 Penalties-Yards...................................................................................... 6-51 11-110 Possession Time................................................................................... 24:39 35:21 Third-Down Conversions................................................................... 1 of 12 10 of 14 Fourth-Down Conversions............................................................... 0 of 2 0 of 2 Red-Zone Scores-Chances.............................................................. 3-3 6-8 Sacks By: Number-Yards................................................................. 0-0 5-29 RUSHING: Akron - Joe Tuzze 12-62, 1 TD; Norman Shuford 5-11; Alex Allen 3-3; DeVoe Torrence 4-0; Matt Rodgers 13-(-7), 2 TDs. CMU - Dan LeFevour 19-140, 2TDs; Paris Cotton 16-75, 1 TD; Antonio Brown 5-65; Tyler Reed 5-34; Carl Volny 5-26; TEAM 2-(-3); Brett Hartmann 1-(-11). PASSING: Akron - Matt Rodgers 12-19-0-127. CMU - Dan LeFevour 23-31-1-197, 4 TDs. RECEIVING: Akron - Jeremy LaFrance 3-54; Anthony Meriwether 2-45; Joe Tuzze 2-14; DeVoe Torrence 2-minus 2; Deryn Bowser 1-6; Jeremy Bruce 1-5; Nadir Brown 1-5. CMU - Antonio Brown 9-89, 2 TDs; Kito Poblah 4-20, TD; Cody Wilson 3-43, TD; Bryan Anderson 3-22; Paris Cotton 2-21; David Blackburn 1-4; Sean Skergan 1-(-2). INTERCEPTIONS: Akron - Brian Wagner 1-1. Central Michigan-None. AKRON TACKLES LEADERS (UA-A): Brian Wagner 10-6; Almondo Sewell 4-4; Tyler Campbell 6-1; Aaron Williams 5-1; Wayne Cobham 2-4; Manley Waller 5-0; Shawn Lemon 4-1.


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m )

GAME 5

October 10, 2009 InfoCision Stadium—Summa Field (16,381)

Akron.....................................................7 Ohio....................................................19

AKRON — Two costly fumbles proved to be too much to overcome as the University of Akron football team suffered a 19-7 setback to Ohio University on the first UA on-campus Homecoming at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. After dismissing three-year starting quarterback Chris Jacquemain from the team in week three, sophomore Matt Rodgers was pressed into the starting role. Late in the second quarter, Rodgers was lost for the game — and ultimately the season — with an injury, forcing true freshman Patrick Nicely to see his first collegiate action. The Bobcats took advantage of a short field to take an early 3-0 lead after a 25-yard Akron punt on the first possession. Chris Garrett had a 20-yard rush to get Ohio in scoring range and Matt Weller capped the 10-play, 35-yard drive with a 27-yard field goal. The Zips looked to put points on the board just prior to halftime. Akron got down to the Ohio four before Rodgers was tackled on the three and fumbled, which Patrick Tafua recovered in the endzone. The play was even more costly as Rodgers was injured on the play and did not return. Rodgers was the Zips leading rusher with 80 yards on 11 attempts while he completed 10-of-19 passes for 89 yards with two interceptions. On the first drive on the second half for the Zips, Akron was forced to punt from its own 15. Melvin Payne came up with the block and recovered the ball in the endzone for a 10-0 Bobcat lead. Akron’s next possession resulted in a punt as well. However, it was the Zips which came up with a big play. The ruby-style punt was muffed by OU’s Riley Dunlop with UA’s Brian Wagner came up with the fumble recovery. Starting at the Bobcats’ 30, Nicely a 16-yard run and, four plays later, Joe Tuzze scored from three yards out to make the score 10-7. Wagner, who entered the game as the MAC leader in tackles and ranking fifth in the NCAA, led Akron in tackling for the fifth consecutive game, getting 11 stops. After the Zips missed a game-tying field goal late in the third, Ohio drove 64 yards in eight plays and took a 13-7 lead to start the fourth after another 27-yard Weller field goal. On the ensuing kickoff, Dashan Miller fumbled, which Gerald Moore recovered. Theo Scott hit Terrence McCrae on a seven-yard TD and the two-point conversion was unsuccessful for eventual final margin of 19-7. Scott led the Bobcats, completing 11-of-21 passes for 132 yards and a TD. Score by Quarters Ohio Akron

1 3 0

2 0 0

3 7 7

4 9 0

Score 19 7

Record: (4-2,2-0) Record: (1-4,0-2)

Scoring Summary Ohio Akron 1st 09:00 OHIO Matt Weller 27 yd field goal, 10-35 4:26 3 0 3rd 10:49 OHIO Melvin Payne 0 yd blocked punt return (Matt Weller kick) 10 0 08:07 AKRON Joe Tuzze 3 yd run (Branko Rogovic kick), 5-30 1:35 10 7 4th 14:04 OHIO Matt Weller 27 yd field goal, 8-64 3:45 13 7 10:56 OHIO Terrence McCrae 7 yd pass from Theo Scott (pass failed), 5-33 3:00 19 7 OHIO AKRON FIRST DOWNS....................................................................................... 14 21 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...................................................................... 41-160 34-159 PASSING YDS (NET)........................................................................... 132 187 Passes Att-Comp-Int........................................................................... 21-11-1 42-19-2 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................................. 62-292 76-346 Fumble Returns-Yards....................................................................... 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards............................................................................ 2-13 1--1 Kickoff Returns-Yards........................................................................ 2-59 5-84 Interception Returns-Yards............................................................ 2-8 1-0 Punts (Number-Avg)........................................................................... 5-31.6 3-20.7 Fumbles-Lost........................................................................................... 2-1 3-3 Penalties-Yards...................................................................................... 6-50 6-68 Possession Time................................................................................... 33:33 26:27 Third-Down Conversions................................................................... 5 of 15 8 of 17 Fourth-Down Conversions............................................................... 1 of 2 2 of 3 Red-Zone Scores-Chances.............................................................. 3-5 1-3 Sacks By: Number-Yards................................................................. 1-7 0-0 RUSHING: Ohio - Vince Davidson 12-69; Chris Garrett 7-38; Donte Harden 12-29; Taylor Price 1-14; Gary Fortune 2-7; Theo Scott 6-4; TEAM 1-(1). Akron - Matt Rodgers 11-80; Joe Tuzze 14-60, TD; Patrick Nicely 3-18; Jeremy Bruce 2-12; Norman Shuford 2-5; Alex Allen 1-1; TEAM 1-(-17).

PASSING: Ohio - Theo Scott 11-21-1-132, TD. Akron - Patrick Nicely 9-23-0-98; Matt Rodgers 10-19-2-89. RECEIVING: Ohio - Riley Dunlop 3-29; Terrence McCrae 3-20, TD; Taylor Price 2-40; Jahan Olyea 1-36; Nathan Caldwell 1-4; LaVon Brazill 1-3. Akron - Jeremy LaFrance 5-65; Deryn Bowser 4-47; Jeremy Bruce 3-20; Joe Tuzze 3-15; Dashan Miller 2-27; Alex Allen 1-13; Kyle Weber 1-0. INTS: Ohio - Steven Jackson 1-5; Patrick Tafua 1-3. Akron - Miguel Graham 1-0. AKRON TACKLES LEADERS (UA-A): Brian Wagner 7-4; Hasan Hazime 4-1; Wayne Cobham 3-2; Tyler Campbell 3-1; Almondo Sewell 3-1; Andre Jones 2-2; James Harvey 2-2.

GAME 6

October 17, 2009 UB Stadium (13,750)

Akron...................................................17 Buffalo.................................................21

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Akron true freshman quarterback Patrick Nicely, making his first career start, led the Zips to a 17-14 lead after a field goal with 9:57 left in the game, but Buffalo rallied to score with six minutes left and intercepted a deflected pass with 1:32 left for a 21-17 decision at UB Stadium. Nicely became just the fourth true freshman to start at quarterback with the Zips, joining Brian Magrill (1994), Mic Hutton (1969) and Ron Boruszkowski (1962). He finished by completing 17-of-34 passes for 200 yards with two interceptions. Another UA freshman, redshirt DeVoe Torrence, also had a solid game, rushing for 90 yards on 13 attempts (6.9 per carry). The teams traded punts on their first possessions. On the first play of Buffalo’s second drive, Akron’s Manley Waller picked off Zach Maynard at the UB 27. However, Akron fumbled on third and two at the UB four. The Zips defense responded by forcing the Bulls to a threeand-out with Akron taking possession on the Buffalo 35 after the UB punt. On the ensuing possession, the Zips fumbled again near the UB goal line when Nicely was hit from behind and coughed up the ball. UA junior left guard Mike Ward, who has now started al 30 games of his UA career, recovered the ball in the endozone for his first TD and an early 7-0 Zips’ lead. Buffalo tied the game at 7-7 midway through the second quarter. The Zips were backed up against their own goal line and forced to punt. Needing just 42 yards to score, the Bulls used a 17-yard run by Maynard and a 20-yard Maynard to Naaman Roosevelt pass to get into scoring possession. Maynard and Roosevelt hooked up again from seven yards out for the game-tying score. The Zips opened the second half with a nice drive, which stalled and resulted in a missed field goal. Then, with four minutes to go in the third, Buffalo replicated its scoring formula from the first half. Akron had a short punt and the Bulls only need 43 yards to score. Maynard hit Roosevelt with the same crossing route, this time from eight yards out, for a 14-7 UB lead. As the third quarter drew to a close, Jalil Carter intercepted a Maynard pass. DeVoe Torrence reeled off a 16-yard run followed by a 19-yard run to put the Zips in scoring position. Four plays later, senior Alex Allen topped the drive with a one-yard plunge over left guard to tie the game at 14-14. Akron’s defense forced a quick punt and the Zips took over at the UB 35. Nicely hit Dashan Miller on a quick out , which went for 14 yards, and then hit Jeremy Bruce for eight yards. The drive stalled, but Branko Rogovic split the uprights from 30 yards out to give Akron a 1714 lead. Buffalo answered right back with a nine-play drive to regain the advantage, 21-17. Maynard had three completions for over 15 yards on the drive, including two to Roosevelt, and Mario Henry scored from one yard out. The Zips drove to the UB 29 late in the game, but a Nicely pass across the middle was tipped and ultimately intercepted by Domonic Cook at the UB 22. He returned the ball 55 yards and the Bulls ran out the clock for the win. Defensively for the Zips, Carter led the way with 12 tackles and an interception, while MAC Freshman of the Year candidate Brian Wagner had 10 stops. Score by Quarters Akron Buffalo

1 0 0

2 7 7

3 0 7

4 10 7

Score 17 21

Record: (1-5,0-3) Record: (3-4,1-2)

Scoring Summary Akron UB 2nd 14:47 AKRON Mike Ward 0 yd fumble recovery (Branko Rogovic kick), 5-35 2:16 7 0 08:47 UB Naaman Roosevelt 7 yd pass from Zach Maynard (A.J. PRINCIPE kick), 5-42 1:43 7 7 3rd 04:34 UB Naaman Roosevelt 8 yd pass from Zach Maynard (A.J. PRINCIPE kick), 6-43 3:16 7 14 4th 12:56 AKRON Alex Allen 1 yd run (Branko Rogovic kick), 5-40 2:32 14 14 09:57 AKRON Branko Rogovic 30 yd field goal, 5-22 1:17 17 14 05:59 UB Mario Henry 1 yd run (A.J. PRINCIPE kick), 9-68 3:49 17 21 AKRON BUFFALO FIRST DOWNS....................................................................................... 19 19 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...................................................................... 30-134 37-107 PASSING YDS (NET)........................................................................... 200 205 Passes Att-Comp-Int........................................................................... 34-17-2 35-20-2 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................................. 64-334 72-312 Fumble Returns-Yards....................................................................... 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards............................................................................ 3-14 1-7 Kickoff Returns-Yards........................................................................ 4-94 4-72 Interception Returns-Yards............................................................ 2-13 2-55 Punts (Number-Avg)........................................................................... 6-32.8 6-31.0 Fumbles-Lost........................................................................................... 2-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards...................................................................................... 5-33 5-49 Possession Time................................................................................... 27:32 32:28 Third-Down Conversions................................................................... 5 of 14 6 of 14 Fourth-Down Conversions............................................................... 0 of 0 0 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances.............................................................. 3-5 3-3 Sacks By: Number-Yards................................................................. 2-12 2-23 RUSHING: Akron - DeVoe Torrence 13-90; Alex Allen 2-23; Joe Tuzze 7-17; Dashan Miller 1-4; Dale Martin 1-0; Patrick Nicely 6-0; Mike Ward 0-0, TD. Buffalo - Mario Henry 20-62, TD; Zach Maynard 6-36; Ike Nduka 6-14; Brandon Thermilus 3-5; Team 2-(-10). PASSING: Akron - Patrick Nicely 17-34-2-200. Buffalo - Zach Maynard 20-35-2-205, 2 TDs. RECEIVING: Akron - Jeremy LaFrance 5-62; Andre Jones 4-53; Dashan Miller 2-36; Deryn Bowser 2-19; Jeremy Bruce 2-15; Kyle Weber 1-9; Dale Martin 1-6. Buffalo - Naaman Roosevelt 12-100, 2 TDs; Brett Hamlin 5-76; Mario Henry 2-17; Ike Nduka 1-12. INTERCEPTIONS: Akron - Jalil Carter 1-11; Manley Waller 1-2. Buffalo - Domonic Cook 1-55; Mike Newton 1-0. AKRON TACKLES LEADERS (UA-A): Jalil Carter 6-6; Brian Wagner 2-8; Aaron Williams 2-5; Hasan Hazime 4-2; Mike Thomas 2-4; Miguel Graham 4-1; Marvase Byrd 2-3; Wayne Cobham 3-1; Sean Fobbs 1-3.


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m )

GAME 7

October 24, 2009 Carrier Dome (36,991)

Akron...................................................14 Syracuse...............................................28

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Andre Jones played three positions and Dashan Miller set a UA record, but it was not enough to overcome 170 rushing yards and three touchdowns by Syracuse’s Delone Carter as the Orange defeated the Zips 28-14 at the Carrier Dome. Jones started at wide receiver, while he played both corner back and quarterback, and scored an 11-yard touchdown. Jones ended with three receptions for 90 yards, two carries for eight yards and one tackle. Miller, who would earn MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week, set a school record in kickoff return yards with 191 on four attempts, including a 98yard TD. (The previous record was 180 on 8 att. by Matt Carter in 2001.) Also in the game, Zack Campbell booted a 76-yard punt, the third-longest in UA history. Syracuse took the opening kickoff and marched to the Akron 25 before Hasan Hazime had an 11-yard sack, which forced an SU punt. The Zips were forced to punt on the ensuing drive, but Mike Jones muffed the return and UA true freshman long snapper Adam Steiner recovered the ball. Then, Akron, after a 26-yard Patrick Nicely to Miller pass, turned the ball back over on a fumble. Two plays later, Akron got the ball right back when a high snap resulted in Miguel Graham recovering the loose ball, giving the Zips possession on the SU 13. On second-andeight from the SU 11. Nicely hit Jones on a post route for an early 7-0 lead. The pass was additionally Nicely’s first career TD and Jones’ first of the season. Syracuse answered back two drives later, thanks to tailback Carter. The Copley native carried the ball five times in the seven-play, 60-yrad drive, including the final seven, to tie the game at 7-7. With just over four minuts left before the break the Orange’s Jones reeled off a 17-yard run capped the drive with a two-yard plunge to put Syracuse on top 14-7. Undaunted, Nicely led the Zips down the field, thanks to a 33-yard pass to Jones. With four seconds left, Bronko Rogovic came on for a 29-yard field goal, but the kick sailed wide left to keep the score 14-7 at halftime. Akron did not let the missed field goal deter them as Miller took the second half kickoff and returned it 98 yards for a touchdown, tying the game at 14-14. As the first half ended for Akron, the second half began for Syracuse, seeing an nice drive stall and eventually end with a missed field goal. However, on the ensuing possession, Akron only had a sixx-yard punt, which led to a Syracuse touchdown and 21-14 lead. The four-play, 28-yard drive was capped with an 11-yard Greg Paulus to Marcus Sales pass for the score. Early in the fourth quarter, Carter had a career-long 53-yard run to the UA eight and two plays later he gave his team a 28-14 lead with a four-yard touchdown run. Nicely completed 16-of-25 passes for 191 yards. Wayne Cobham paced the Zips defense with 11 tackles. Brian Wagner, who entered ranked sixth in the NCAA in tackles, only had three as he played sparingly due to illness. The statistics were nearly even at the break, UA’s 151 yards on 28 plays to SU’s 157 on 29. However, Akron only had nine offensive plays for seven yards in the third quarter, allowing the Orange to pull away in the second half. Score by Quarters Akron Syracuse

1 7 0

2 0 14

3 7 7

4 0 7

Score 14 28

Record: (1-6,0-3) Record: (3-4,0-2)

Scoring Summary 1st 04:55 AKRON Andre Jones 11 yd pass from Patrick Nicely (Branko Rogovic kick), 2-13 0:43 2nd 12:20 SYR Delone Carter 7 yd run (Ryan Lichtenstein kick), 7-60 3:01 04:14 SYR Delone Carter 2 yd run (Ryan Lichtenstein kick), 8-66 3:36 3rd 14:44 AKRON Dashan Miller 98 yd kickoff return (Branko Rogovic kick) 06:47 SYR Marcus Sales 11 yd pass from Greg Paulus (Jake Smith kick), 4-28 1:31 4th 10:46 SYR Delone Carter 4 yd run (Jake Smith kick), 4-59 1:49

FIRST DOWNS....................................................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...................................................................... PASSING YDS (NET)........................................................................... Passes Att-Comp-Int........................................................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................................. Fumble Returns-Yards....................................................................... Punt Returns-Yards............................................................................ Kickoff Returns-Yards........................................................................ Interception Returns-Yards............................................................ Punts (Number-Avg)........................................................................... Fumbles-Lost........................................................................................... Penalties-Yards...................................................................................... Possession Time................................................................................... Third-Down Conversions................................................................... Fourth-Down Conversions............................................................... Red-Zone Scores-Chances.............................................................. Sacks By: Number-Yards.................................................................

AKRON 9 24-0 191 25-16-0 49-191 0-0 1-0 5-213 0-0 7-41.7 2-2 8-80 26:19 1 of 11 0 of 0 1-2 1-11

Akron 7 7 7 14 14 14

SYRACUSE 20 46-234 105 18-12-0 64-339 0-0 4-33 3-54 0-0 4-35.0 4-2 4-30 33:39 2 of 9 1 of 1 4-5 5-42

SU 0 7 14 14 21 28

RUSHING: Akron - DeVoe Torrence 8-17; Dale Martin 3-13; Andre Jones 2-8; Alex Allen 1-2; Nate Burney 1-(-5); Patrick Nicely 9-(-35). Syracuse - Delone Carter 30-170, 3 TDs; Mike Jones 2-29; Donte Davis 3-26; Ryan Nassib 4-14; Greg Paulus 2-9; Antwon Bailey 1-7; TEAM 4-(-21). PASSING: Akron - Patrick Nicely 16-25-0-191, TD. Syracuse - Greg Paulus 12-17-0-105, TD; Ryan Nassib 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: Akron - Jeremy LaFrance 5-46; Andre Jones 3-90, TD; Jeremy Bruce 3-17; Dashan Miller 1-26; DeVoe Torrence 1-4; Alex Allen 1-3; Curtis Brown 1-3; Dale Martin 1-2. Syracuse - Marcus Sales 6-61, TD; Alec Lemon 2-22; Antwon Bailey 2-(-3); Van Chew 1-15; Delone Carter 1-10. AKRON TACKLES LEADERS (UA-A): Wayne Cobham 5-6; Jalil Carter 4-2; Sean Fobbs 4-2; Shawn Lemon 3-3; Marcus Lemon 1-4; Mike Thomas 3-1; Almondo Sewell 3-1; Hasan Hazime 2-2; Amin Kabir 2-2.

GAME 8

October 31, 2009 Huskie Stadium (10,148)

Akron...................................................10 Northern Illinois....................................27

DeKalb, Ill. — Andre Jones posted a career high with 154 receiving yards, including an 80-yard touchdown, but Northern Illinois scored 21 unanswered in the fourth quarter to secure a 2710 victory at Huskie Stadium. The Zips, who started a true freshman quarterback two weeks prior, was forced to burn another redshirt as true freshman Broderick Alexander made the start at running back for the Akron. He finished with 19 carries for 48 yards and is the first true freshman to start at running back since Terry Cameron in 1978. Northern Illinois took the opening kickoff and drove deep into UA territory before the Zips came up with a stop forcing a field goal. On the 37-yard attempt, sophomore Hasan Hazime broke through the line and blocked the kick. After a UA punt, the Huskies got a 21-yard run by Chad Spann to start the drive, which ended with a 22-yard Mike Salerno field goal to give NIU an early 3-0 lead. With just under three minutes prior to halftime and after a Sean Fobbs sack, NIU’s Salerno hit a 37-yard field goal to put his team up 6-0. The Zips looked to cut their deficit in half prior to the break, but the field goal attempt sailed wide right. However, Akron had the ball to start the third quarter and used two passes of 21 and 20 yards from Patrick Nicely-to-Jones to reach the NIU 17. The drive stalled, but Bronko Rogovic split the uprights from 34 yards out to make the score 6-3. NIU was driving midway through the third quarter, but a penalty would eventually lead to a punt, which rolled in the endzone for a touchback. On the first play, running back Alex Allen took a handoff and found an open Jones for an 80-yard touchdown, giving the Zips a 10-6 advantage. The lead was short lived. As the fourth quarter began, Spann looked to be stopped near the 15, but he broke a tackle and raced to the endzone for the 28-yard score. After the point after, NIU led 13-10. On its next possession, NIU took advantage of an Akron offside penalty for new life, leading to a two-yard Spann touchdown run and a 20-10 Huskie lead. Akron made a push late to get back in the game, but Nicely was sacked and fumbled at the NIU 13. The Huskies tacked on a final score, a seven-yard Nathan Palmer run with under a minute to play to provide the final, 27-10. After battling an illness the previous week, and getting just three tackles, Brian Wagner returned to form with a team-high 12 tackles, followed by Almondo Sewell (11), Jalil Carter (10) and Mike Thomas (10). Score by Quarters Akron Northern Illinois

1 0 3

2 0 3

3 10 0

4 0 21

Score 10 27

Record: (1-7,0-4) Record: (5-3,3-1)

Scoring Summary Akron NIU 1st 02:41 NIU Mike Salerno 22 yd field goal, 8-46 3:40 0 3 2nd 02:50 NIU Mike Salerno 37 yd field goal, 10-45 5:00 0 6 3rd 10:42 AKRON Branko Rogovic 34 yd field goal, 10-55 4:18 3 6 05:25 AKRON Andre Jones 80 yd pass from Alex Allen (Branko Rogovic kick), 1-80 0:11 10 6 4th 13:35 NIU Chad Spann 28 yd run (Mike Salerno kick), 6-47 2:52 10 13 07:59 NIU Chad Spann 2 yd run (Mike Salerno kick), 7-53 3:56 10 20 00:46 NIU Nathan Palmer 7 yd run (Mike Salerno kick), 5-27 2:13 10 27 AKRON NIU FIRST DOWNS....................................................................................... 12 18 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...................................................................... 24-31 54-275 PASSING YDS (NET)........................................................................... 204 62 Passes Att-Comp-Int........................................................................... 28-12-0 18-10-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................................. 52-235 72-337 Fumble Returns-Yards....................................................................... 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards............................................................................ 3--2 3-32 Kickoff Returns-Yards........................................................................ 6-77 3-43 Interception Returns-Yards............................................................ 0-0 0-0 Punts (Number-Avg)........................................................................... 7-33.4 5-49.0 Fumbles-Lost........................................................................................... 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards...................................................................................... 7-45 9-105 Possession Time................................................................................... 22:56 37:00 Third-Down Conversions................................................................... 0 of 10 10 of 19 Fourth-Down Conversions............................................................... 0 of 0 1 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances.............................................................. 1-2 4-4 Sacks By: Number-Yards................................................................. 1-10 3-16 RUSHING: Akron - Broderick Alexander 19-48; Dale Martin 1-2; Patrick Nicely 4-(-19). Northern Illinois - Chad Spann 21-125, 2 TDs; DeMarcus Grady 20-109; Nathan Palmer 2-30, TD; Me’co Brown 10-13; TEAM 1-(-2). PASSING: Akron - Patrick Nicely 11-27-0-124; Alex Allen 1-1-0-80, TD. Northern Illinois - DeMarcus Grady 10-18-0-62. RECEIVING: Akron - Andre Jones 6-154, TD; Jeremy Bruce 2-9; Jeremy LaFrance 1-18; Dashan Miller 1-14; Dale Martin 1-7; Broderick Alexander 1-2. Northern Illinois - Perez Ashford 4-30; Willie Clark 3-18; Marcus Lewis 2-11; Kyle Skarb 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS: None. AKRON TACKLES LEADERS (UA-A): Brian Wagner 6-6; Almondo Sewell 4-7; Jalil Carter 6-4; Mike Thomas 3-7; Miguel Graham 3-3; Hasan Hazime 3-3; Sean Fobbs 1-5; Amin Kabir 2-3; James Harvey 2-2.


2009 Akron Zips Game Notes

Bow l i n g G r e e n G a m e • F r i . - Nov. 2 0 • a t Bow l i n g G r e e n , O h i o ( Pe r r y S t a d i u m )

GAME 9

November 7, 2009 InfoCision Stadium—Summa Field (20,802)

GAME 10

November 13, 2009 InfoCision Stadium—Summa Field (10,927)

Akron...................................................28 Kent State.............................................20

Akron...................................................17 Temple.................................................56

AKRON — Akron receivers Jeremy LaFrance and Andre Jones, as well as defenders Brian Wagner and Miguel Graham, came up big on several occasions to lead the Zips to a 28-20 victory over rival Kent State, keeping the coveted Wagon Wheel for the third consecutive season. LaFrance posted 126 yards receiving and scored two touchdowns in the victory. Jones caught six passes for 93 yards and had an eight-yard rushing TD. Wagner had a team-high 15 tackles, including two for losses, while Graham had a career-high six pass breakups, to earn MAC East Defensive Player of the Week Honors. Kent State took the opening kickoff and, after a 25-yard run by Jacquise Terry on the Flashes’ first play from scrimmage, eventually took an early 3-0 lead on a 37-yard field goal by Freddy Cortez. The Zips answered back, taking advantage of a pooch kickoff and subsequent penalty to start their drive on KSU 45. Akron got a 10-yard run from Broderick Alexander, a 19-yarder from Dale Martin and a nine-yarder from Patrick Nicely to get in scoring range. Three plays later, senior Alex Allen punched it into the endzone for a 7-3 UA advantage. The teams settled down until early in the second quarter when, one play after a KSU punt, Nicely hit LaFrance on a 59-yard touchdown pass for a 14-3 UA lead. Kent State got back on track midway through the second quarter. Keith hit Dri Archer on a pair of long completions to start the drive. Later, the two hooked up again with a 22-yard touchdown, trimming the KSU deficit to three, 14-10. The Golden Flashes, on their next possession, came within one, 14-13, as time expired thanks to a 19-yard field goal from Cortex. However, the damage could have been worse. The Flashes had first and goal from the two, but Graham broke up three straight passes in the endzone to force the field goal and preserve the UA lead. Akron opened the second half with an impressive drive, but a bad snap led to a missed field. However, after the UA defense forced a punt, Akron picked right back up with two long runs by Joe Tuzze. Later, with UA inside the 10 yard line, Jones lined up at quarterback in the “wildcat” formation and ran eight yards for the score, putting his team up 21-13. The Zips pushed their advantage to 28-13 early in the fourth quarter. Nicely started the nine-play drive with a 34-yard completion to Jones, then hit LaFrance on a key third down. On third and goal, Nicely hit LeFrance in the left corner of the endzone for what proved to be the game winner and a 28-13 advantage. Kent State cut its deficit to eight, 28-20, on a nine-yard Keith to Kendrick Pressley with 5:36 left to play. At the 2:29 mark, Akron was forced to punt, which was downed by Tyler Campbell at the KSU one. Keith got his team rolling but the drive satlled near mid-field. On the fourth and 10, Akron’s Mike Thomas intercepted the ball at Akron 40-yard line with 33 seconds left to secure the 28-20 victory for the Zips. The Golden Flashes were held to just 38 yards rushing for the contest and, entering as one of the top teams in the nation for sacks with 30 on the season, the UA offensive line did not allow a sack in the contest.

AKRON — Akron took advantage of two early turnovers to gain an early 17-7 lead, but Temple scored 49 unanswered to win its eighth straight of the season, defeating the Zips 56-17. Temple jumped out to an early lead off the opening kickoff. After a first down, Chester Stewart hit Michael Campbell on a deep pass down the middle of the field which resulted in a 63-yard touchdown, the longest pass play the Zips have surrendered this season. Akron answered right back to tie the game at 7-7 with a seven-play, 78-yard drive. Andre Jones accounted for 36 yards, including an 11-yard reception, an 18-yard rush and a nineyard touchdown catch from Patrick Nicely. On the ensuing drive, Manley Waller picked off Temple’s Stewart for Waller’s third interception of the season. The UA drive stalled, but Bronko Rogovic split the uprights from 45 yards out for a 10-7 UA advantage. The kick was the longest of the season for the Zips and the longest since Igor Iveljic’s 49-yarder versus Buffalo last season (a span of 11 games). On the following drive, Akron came with another turnover. Temple center John Palumbo prematurely snapped the ball on the Owl 26 and Akron linebacker Sean Fobbs corralled the loose ball in the endzone for the score and a 17-7 lead. The score was the first of Fobbs’ career and the first UA fumble recovery for a score since Jones’ 64-yard return versus Central Michigan on Nov. 23, 2007. Temple got back on track, apparently scoring on a 62-yard run by Jason Harper. However, a personal foul during the run brought the ball back to midfield. Undaunted, Temple took advantage of an Akron penalty and later got an impressive 22-yard touchdown run from James Nixon, cutting the Zips’ lead to three, 17-14. The Owls regained the lead, 21-17, midway through the second quarter (6:15 mark) on a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown by Delano Green. Prior to the break, Bernard Pierce broke off a 45-yard run and, two plays later, Stewart kept the ball on an option and scored from seven yards out for a 28-17 lead. On the Zips first play from scrimmage after the TU score, Nicely was intercepted by Wilbert Brinson, who returned the ball to the UA five. After a Zips’ penalty, Pierce scored from two yards out and the point after put Temple up 35-17. Temple kept the pressure on to start the third. After forcing an Akron punt, the Owls went up 42-17 after a 24-yard Stewart to Joe Jones screen pass for a score. The Owls pushed their advantage to 49-17 after a one-yard Stewart run as the fourth quarter began. After an Akron fumble, the Owls only needed five plays to cover 26 yards, the final five from Mat Brown, to make the score 56-17. Pierce finished with 97 yards on 19 attempts, while Campbell had three catches for 97 yards. For the Zips, Jones caught five passes for 41 yards.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score Kent State 3 10 0 7 20 Record: (5-5,4-2) Akron 7 7 7 7 28 Record: (2-7,1-4) Scoring Summary Kent Akron 1st 10:30 KENT Freddy Coretz 37 yd field goal, 9-60 4:30 3 0 06:05 AKRON Alex Allen 1 yd run (Branko Rogovic kick), 9-60 4:23 3 7 2nd 14:37 AKRON Jeremy LaFrance 59 yd pass from Patrick Nicely (Branko Rogovic kick), 1-59 0:11 3 14 04:11 KENT Dri Archer 22 yd pass from Spencer Keith (Freddy Cortez kick), 8-72 3:00 10 14 00:00 KENT Freddy Cortez 19 yd field goal, 13-74 3:12 13 14 3rd 05:03 AKRON Andre Jones 8 yd run (Branko Rogovic kick), 11-73 3:45 13 21 4th 12:05 AKRON Jeremy LaFrance 6 yd pass from Patrick Nicely (Branko Rogovic kick), 9-75 4:07 13 28 05:36 KENT Kendrick Pressley 9 yd pass from Spencer Keith (Freddy Cortez kick), 9-80 2:36 20 28 KENT AKRON FIRST DOWNS....................................................................................... 22 25 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...................................................................... 21-38 40-168 PASSING YDS (NET)........................................................................... 377 261 Passes Att-Comp-Int........................................................................... 59-30-2 35-19-1 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................................. 80-415 75-429 Fumble Returns-Yards....................................................................... 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards............................................................................ 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns-Yards........................................................................ 2-25 1-6 Interception Returns-Yards............................................................ 1-0 2-24 Punts (Number-Avg)........................................................................... 6-37.0 6-36.2 Fumbles-Lost........................................................................................... 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards...................................................................................... 3-25 4-32 Possession Time................................................................................... 27:22 32:38 Third-Down Conversions................................................................... 6 of 18 4 of 12 Fourth-Down Conversions............................................................... 0 of 3 0 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances.............................................................. 4-4 3-5 Sacks By: Number-Yards................................................................. 0-0 0-0 RUSHING: Kent State - Jacquise Terry 7-18; Andre Flowers 6-11; Dri Archer 4-8; Spencer Keith 4-1. Akron - Broderick Alexander 13-42; Joe Tuzze 8-42; Dale Martin 3-23; Dashan Miller 2-23; Patrick Nicely 6-20; Jeremy Bruce 1-9; Andre Jones 3-8, TD; Alex Allen 3-2, TD; TEAM 1-(-1). PASSING: Kent State - Spencer Keith 30-59-2-377, 2 TDs. Akron - Patrick Nicely 19-34-1-261, 2 TDs; Andre Jones 0-1-0-0 RECEIVING: Kent State - Tyshon Goode 8-132, TD; Dri Archer 8-90; Phil Garner 4-54; Kendrick Pressley 4-47, TD; Jameson Konz 2-33; Sam Kirkland 2-13; Jacquise Terry 2-8. Akron - Jeremy LaFrance 8-126, 2 TDs; Andre Jones 6-93; Jeremy Bruce 2-17; Dashan Miller 1-12; Dale Martin 1-12; Broderick Alexander 1-1. INTS: Kent State - Danny Sadler 1-0. Akron - Wayne Cobham 1-24; Mike Thomas 1-0. AKRON TACKLES LEADERS (UA-A): Brian Wagner 10-5; Jalil Carter 3-4; Miguel Graham 5-1; Wayne Cobham 3-2; Hasan Hazime 2-2; Will Fleming 3-0; Almondo Sewell 1-2; Manley Waller 0-3.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score Temple 14 21 7 14 56 Record: (8-2,6-0) Akron 17 0 0 0 17 Record: (2-8,1-5) Scoring Summary Temple Akron 1st 12:34 TEMPLE Michael Campbell 63 yd pass from C. Stewart (Brandon McManus kick), 5-74 2:26 7 0 09:30 AKRON Andre Jones 9 yd pass from Patrick Nicely (Branko Rogovic kick), 7-78 2:56 7 7 05:00 AKRON Branko Rogovic 45 yd field goal, 8-27 3:35 7 10 03:06 AKRON Sean Fobbs 0 yd fumble recovery (Branko Rogovic kick) 7 17 00:10 TEMPLE James Nixon 22 yd run (Brandon McManus kick), 7-60 2:50 14 17 2nd 06:15 TEMPLE Delano Green 66 yd punt return (Brandon McManus kick) 21 17 01:06 TEMPLE Chester Stewart 8 yd run (Brandon McManus kick), 3-67 0:22 28 17 00:31 TEMPLE Bernard Pierce 2 yd run (Brandon McManus kick), 1-5 0:12 35 17 3rd 09:37 TEMPLE Joe Jones 24 yd pass from C. Stewart (Brandon McManus kick), 8-60 3:33 42 17 4th 14:30 TEMPLE Chester Stewart 1 yd run (Brandon McManus kick), 15-80 7:46 49 17 11:31 TEMPLE Matt Brown 5 yd run (Brandon McManus kick), 5-26 2:37 56 17 FIRST DOWNS....................................................................................... RUSHES-YARDS (NET)...................................................................... PASSING YDS (NET)........................................................................... Passes Att-Comp-Int........................................................................... TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................................. Fumble Returns-Yards....................................................................... Punt Returns-Yards............................................................................ Kickoff Returns-Yards........................................................................ Interception Returns-Yards............................................................ Punts (Number-Avg)........................................................................... Fumbles-Lost........................................................................................... Penalties-Yards...................................................................................... Possession Time................................................................................... Third-Down Conversions................................................................... Fourth-Down Conversions............................................................... Red-Zone Scores-Chances.............................................................. Sacks By: Number-Yards.................................................................

TEMPLE 24 54-258 145 12-6-1 66-403 0-0 2-70 3-47 1-32 3-35.7 1-1 6-50 33:28 7 of 12 0 of 0 4-4 2-12

AKRON 16 29-112 135 34-19-1 63-247 0-0 1-11 7-159 1-11 8-36.6 2-1 7-72 26:32 5 of 14 0 of 0 1-1 1-8

RUSHING: Temple - Bernard Pierce 19-97, TD; Matt Brown 17-67, TD; James Nixon 2-33, TD; Chester Stewart 7-28, 2 TDs; Jason Harper 1-27; Lamar McPherson 6-25; Delano Green 1-7; TEAM 1-(-26). Akron - Joe Tuzze 8-35; Andre Jones 1-18; Dale Martin 3-17; Dashan Miller 1-13; Nate Burney 2-10; Broderick Alexander 4-8; Alex Allen 3-7; Jeremy Bruce 1-5; Jared Wackerly 1-2; Patrick Nicely 5-(-3). PASSING: Temple - Chester Stewart 6-11-1-145, 2 TDs; Vaughn Charlton 0-1-0-0. Akron - Patrick Nicely 15-29-1-99, TD; Jared Wackerly 4-5-0-36. RECEIVING: Temple - Michael Campbell 3-97, TD; Joe Jones 2-41, TD; Steve Maneri 1-7. Akron - Andre Jones 5-41, TD; Anthony Meriwether 3-22; Nadir Brown 2-22; Jeremy LaFrance 2-15; Nate Burney 2-14; Dale Martin 2-3; Dashan Miller 1-8; Jeremy Bruce 1-6; Kyle Weber 1-4. INTS: Temple - Wilbert Brinson 1-32. Akron - Manley Waller 1-11. . AKRON TACKLES LEADERS (UA-A): Brian Wagner 6-3; Almondo Sewell 3-4; Tyler Campbell 4-2; Mike Thomas 4-2; Miguel Graham 4-0; Matt Little 4-0; Marcus Lemon 3-1; Kevin Davis 2-2; Manley Waller 2-2.

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