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Kent players celebrate with the Wagon Wheel trophy after the Flashes 37-15 victory over the Akron Zips at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, in Kent, Ohio. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
University of Akron linebacker Parris McNeal hoists the Wagon Wheel trophy as he celebrates the Zips 27-20 win over rival Kent State at the Rubber Bowl last season. Akron beat Kent 27-20 in the battle for the Wagon Wheel. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)
Akron's Miguel Graham and Aaron Williams celebrate with the Wagon Wheel after defeating Kent State 30-27 in double overtime at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 in Kent, Ohio. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Akron's Eric Lively celebrates with the Wagon Wheel after the Zips defeated Kent State 30-27 in double overtime at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 in Kent, Ohio. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
CLEVELAND: Indians manager Terry Francona often says momentum in baseball is only up to the next day’s opposing starting pitcher. And on Wednesday, the Indians faced a brick wall in the form of Stephen Strasburg and lost to the Washington Nationals 4-1.