In order to contain Miami's mobile quarterback Mike Kokal, the Zips gameplan intends to clog inside pass-rush lanes, defensive coordinator Jim Fleming says.
As for my take, I think this will be a close game, but the Zips will win. One factor sure to help Akron is days of rest. The Zips have been inactive for two weeks. Miami played Buffalo on Sunday.
With all the emphasis and media scrutiny on the Zips defense's inability to stop a mobile quarterback, I believe Fleming's plan will have improved. If Dennis Kennedy is truly 100 percent healthy, Akron will be able to run all night.
Hopefully, the weather will cooperate for a terrific day of tailgating.
Akron 24, Miami 21.