I never would have guessed it after how the team has played this season, but the Zippers are in first place in the MAC East after beating Bowling Green 24-14.
Sure, BG was without its star quarterback Omar Jacobs (separated non-throwing shoulder), but Akron still played a solid game. Our football reporter Adam Ferrise, who was at the game at BG, says the game would have been much closer if Jacobs played. (Jacobs, by the way, was the first-overall pick in my fantasy college football draft.)
The Zips will finish the season with three winable games against Ball State, Ohio and Kent State. Win two and they are bowl eligible. Win three and they lock up the division.
Linebacker Jay Rohr (10 tackles and forced fumble at goalline) and running back Brett Biggs (159 yards, two touchdowns) get the game balls.
Just when we thought the men's soccer team had stolen the show, the football team steps it up. Congrats on a big win, Zips.