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Video of the Miracle in Kalamazoo

By mrasor Published: October 8, 2007

Click here to watch this spectacular play. It's even more amazing than I envisioned it.
Word has it, ESPN named the Miracle in Kalamazoo its No. 1 play for today.
J.D. Brookhart demands that his players "finish the play." Without Andre Walker and Evan Laube doing that, it's quite possible Andre Jones would have been dead meat around the 5-yard line.
Speaking of God's gift to Akron football, he had his weekly press conference today.

    Here are notable quotes...
    Wayne Cobham, in addition to impressive stats Saturday, is making strides at rover. Same goes for Alphonso Owen at wide receiver.
    Temple is "as good as any team in the league," and will challenge the Zips with its complicated offense. That's fine to tell your players that, coach. But seriously...

    Other notes:
    Obviously, the players were going crazy after the game. At one point, they were all screaming "The band is on the field!" in the locker room. Unfortunately, the team didn't get back to Akron until early Sunday morning. That negated any chance for properly celebrating the feat.
    By contrast, the Broncos locker room was "dead" and "gloomy," the Kalamazoo Gazette reports.
    The Zips are 10.5-point favorites against Temple. Before I checked the line, I was guessing about 13.
    Zippy beat Joe Bruin and moves to 4-0 on the season. Next up is Seymour from Southern Miss. The Roo leads by 300 as of 8 p.m. Monday. Vote here.'s Mark Schlabach mentioned the shocking win at WMU. is reporting that Carlin Isles, the running back from Jackson High School with sub-4.4 speed, has "high" interest in Akron, which is his only scholarship offer.
    Vince Hill (remember him?) says his No. 1 school is Illinois. In fact, he has five schools on his radar and Akron didn't make the cut. After all the effort the Zips coaches put into this drama queen -- and yet he shows zero loyalty -- the Illini can have him.
    In his blog, David Lee Morgan says this win might end up being the season's turning point for Akron.
    Jones earned MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Jabari Arthur won the award for offense.
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