After a few weeks off, we return to getting a look at the Akron Zips’ opponent. This week Ben Breiner of the Star Press in Muncie, Ind. provides insight into what UA can expect against the Ball State Cardinals.
How difficult has it been to replace Keith Wenning?
To this point, all sorts of difficult. He was the guy who really ran the offensive show, made things go through the air. That in turn helped the ground game go, and Ball State has been a team that under Pete Lembo has led with his offense. For the first five games, the aerial attack showed little spark. So in short, he's been missed.
Has losing him been the difference in losing those close games?To read more or comment...
University of Akron quarterback Kyle Pohl was back on the field Tuesday and pronounced himself healthy after missing last week’s game against Ohio University.
“I feel healthy. It’s always scary thing, a head injury, but I feel good,” he said.
How much he plays against the team’s next opponent, Ball State, remains to be seen however.
In his place redshirt freshman Thomas Woodson got the start, completing 23-of-45 passes for 268 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.To read more or comment...
ATHENS: A fumble, their third turnover of the day) with less than four minutes left in the game sealed the University of Akron’s fate against Ohio University Saturday afternoon at Peden Stadium The Zips dropped their seven consecutive game to OU 23-20 after Josiah Yazdani connected on a 22-yard field goal with 1:55 left in the game.
With the score tied at 20, Zips (3-3, 2-1) quarterback Thomas Woodson hit receiver Andrew Pratt with what would have been a short gain in the flat. Pratt took two steps before the ball tumbled out eventually being recovered by the Bobcats’ Devin Bass who returned the ball to the UA 21-yard line. Six plays later, Yazdani connected.
The Zips appeared ready to mount a drive to at least tie the game, getting two first downs and into Ohio territory. Woodson connected with receiver L.T. Smith and then Zach D’Orazio before Josh Kristoff of the Bobcats picked the ball off.To read more or comment...
There’s a sense that a shift in the Mid-American Conference’s East Division is afoot as the Akron Zips – winners of two consecutive – appear to be putting things together.
But there’s also reality. Reality in this case dictates that any talk of power shifts means that the Zips have to go through the Ohio Bobcats to state their case or make their claim.
This week that will be easier said than done, despite the Bobcats 3-4 record. The Zips have lost six consecutive to OU and they will go in without starting quarterback Kyle Pohl. In his place, quarterback Thomas Woodson will get his first career start. Right now, the Zips offensive staff looks as if it’s filled with geniuses, because Woodson has already appeared in five games this season.
But what must transpire for him to get his first career victory? Here’s a rundown of the five keys to beating the Bobcats:To read more or comment...