College Football

Akron Zips (8-5)

Sat. 9/3 Sat. 9/10 Sat. 9/17 Sat. 9/24
vs. VMI
@ Wisc
@ Marsh
vs. App

Stein, Brown lead Akron past Utah State in Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho (AP) When Akron placekicker Robert Stein lost his scholarship after his freshman year, he didn't quit. Instead, he fought his way back to the top of the depth chart without the free ride.

And after Stein made three field goals and earned MVP honors in leading Akron to a 23-21 victory over Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Tuesday, coach Terry Bowden was delighted Stein stuck it out.

"He wasn't getting the job done during spring practice going into his sophomore year, so I told him that I was giving his scholarship to a freshman," Bowden said. "There were tears that day - from both of us. But he stayed with us and took his job back. And the next season when I knew I had to give him his scholarship back, he told me to let the other kicker keep it."

Passing Yards: T. Woodson2202
Passing TDs: T. Woodson16
Rushing Yards: C. Hundley911
Rushing TDs: C. Hundley10
Receiving Yards: J. Lane782
Receiving TDs: J. Lane8
Interceptions: D. Scott6
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 vs. VMI TBA
9/10 at 21 Wisconsin TBA
9/17 at Marshall TBA
9/24 vs. Appalachian State TBA
  Conference Overall
Bowling Green 7-1 10-4
Ohio 5-3 8-5
Akron 5-3 8-5
Buffalo 3-5 5-7
Kent State 2-6 3-9
Miami (OH) 2-6 3-9
Massachusetts 2-6 3-9
  Conference Overall
Northern Illinois 6-2 8-6
Western Michigan 6-2 8-5
Toledo 6-2 10-2
Central Michigan 6-2 7-6
Ball State 2-6 3-9
Eastern Michigan 0-8 1-11
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4651 (77)
Passing Yards: 2508 (81)
Rushing Yards: 2143 (61)
Points per game: 23.9 (90)
Yards per game: 357.8 (95)
Touchdowns: 38 (75)
Field Goals: 15 (59)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4310 (17)
Passing Yards: 3102 (82)
Rushing Yards: 1208 (3)
Points per game: 21.5 (20)
Yards per game: 331.5 (15)
Touchdowns: 35 (32)
Field Goals: 7 (2)
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