Akron's defense returns its top six tacklers from last season, and John Mackey told the ABJ's David Lee Morgan that should give the Zips one of the MAC's most fearsome forces.
Morgan's story also talks about how Reggie Corner improved his grades to earn a final year of eligibility.
The Zips fell 8-3 to MAC West leading Northern Illinois.
The teams will play again today at 1. Akron (11-7, 1-3 MAC) better start winning some of these conference games before the season slips away (again).
Akron split a doubleheader with Miami yesterday.