How they got here: Akron

Like the Bulls it's sometimes hard to tell if the Zips are coming or Going, hence the 1-9 record

@ Ohio St. Sat 09/03 L 0 - 42
Temple Sat 09/10 L 3 - 41
@ Cincinnati Sat 09/17 L 14 - 59
Virginia Military Sat 09/24 W 36 - 13
@ Eastern Michigan Sat 10/01 L 23 - 31
Fla. International Sat 10/08 L 17 - 27
Ohio Sat 10/22 L 20 - 37
Central Michigan Sat 10/29 L 22 - 23
@ Miami (Ohio) Thu 11/03 L 3 - 35
Kent St. Sat 11/12 L 3 - 35
@ Buffalo Sat 11/19 12:00 PM EST
@ Western Michigan Fri 11/25 1:00 PM EST

So here we are again...

A late season epic pillow fight between the only two teams not names Ohio or Miami who won the MAC East this past decade.

Last season it was a week 13 trip to a winless Akron that showed us just how far UB had fallen. The Zips were in the lead throught the game and only some spectacular work by Alex Neutz (you know the guy who's out for the season with a wrist injury) kept the Bulls in the game.

This year, for both teams, has went about the same.

Sure UB beat the MAC East champs this year and all the zips have to hang their hat on is a win over VMI but the Bulls play, in general, is declining over the early part of the season.

Akron had been showing some improvement throughout the year, coming just a missed two point conversion away from beating Central Michigan, but these past to weeks they have hit a road block. Getting stomped by Miami and losing the Wagon Wheel to Kent.

With game like this, and with teams like these, you never really know what to expect. UB has been a far better team at home than on the road. Akron, despite being winless beat the Bulls last season.

The only real known about this game is that the loser, if they survive the off season, will start 2012 with the shortest leash in college football.

Akron Game results and Drive Charts after the Jump.



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Akron Zips vs. Ohio State Buckeyes - Recap - September 03, 2011 - ESPN
Akron's offense managed just 90 total yards. The Zips, 1-11 a year ago, came closest to scoring when a 41-yard field goal just before the half went wide.


Final - 9.10.2011 1 2 3 4 Total
Temple Owls 7 21 3 10 41
Akron Zips 3 0 0 0 3

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Akron Zips vs. Cincinnati Bearcats - Recap - September 17, 2011 - ESPN
Akron's opening kickoff skittered out of bounds, putting the ball at the 40. Pead, who came into the game averaging 11.5 yards per carry -- tops in the nation among runners with 20 attempts -- was dragged down after a 2-yard gain on the opening play.



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Virginia Military Institute Keydets vs. Akron Zips - Recap - September 24, 2011 - ESPN
Akron rushed for 294 yards and amassed 534 yards total offense in a 36-13 rout of Virginia Military Institute Saturday. The matchup of winless teams was no contest at all, not with Akron's Clayton Moore passing for 223 yards and three touchdowns.



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Akron Zips vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles - Recap - October 01, 2011 - ESPN
White scored twice, on runs of 14 and 1 yards, to give the Eagles (3-2, 1-0 Mid-American) a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter. Clayton Moore threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Keith Sconiers for the Zips (1-4, 0-2) to cut the deficit in half.



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Final - 10.22.2011 1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio Bobcats 3 10 10 14 37
Akron Zips 0 3 7 10 20

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Ohio Bobcats vs. Akron Zips - Recap - October 22, 2011 - ESPN
With the score tied 3-3, Tettleton's 78-yard pass to LaVon Brazill sparked 20 straight points for Ohio. He added a 36-yard pass to Riley Dunlop in the third quarter and a 1-yard run in the fourth.



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Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Akron Zips - Recap - October 29, 2011 - ESPN
The Chippewas (3-6, 2/3 Mid-American Conference) led 23-16 before Akron mounted a potential game-tying drive. After a Central Michigan punt, the Zips drove 56 yards and scored as time expired on a 9-yard pass from Clayton Moore to Marquelo Suel. Moore's two-point conversion pass fell incomplete.



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Akron Zips vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks - Recap - November 03, 2011 - ESPN
A.J. Fox made a 24-yard field goal for Akron (1-8, 0-5) with 4:12 left. Zips starter Clayton Moore was 3 of 19 for 42 yards and an interception, and backup Patrick Nicely was 4 of 13 for 48 yards.



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Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Akron Zips - Recap - November 12, 2011 - ESPN
The Zips (1-9, 0-6) were held to just 223 yards of total offense in their fifth straight loss.

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