By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Akron Zips are in a rebuilding season. But they did have two positives come out of their Tuesday night blowout loss.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles defeated the Zips, 42-14, at InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Ohio. There were 10,811 fans in attendance, who battled the show and cold tempature to see the game.
The Zips scored their first offensive touchdown in a game since Sept. 28th when they lost 37-29 to the UMass Minutemen. Akron also late scored a second touchdown.
Before these two offensive touchdowns, the Zips scored just nine points. They were outscored 131-9 in the four losses.
Akron fell to 0-10 under first-year head coach Tom Arth. Eastern Michigan improved to .500 with a 5-5 record.
The Zips are 0-6 in conference play. The Eagles are now 2-4 in conference play.
Eagles quarterback Mike Glass III went 20 of 25 for 246 yards.
Shaq Vann had 28 carries for 142 yards and a four touchdowns. Glass III had eight carries for 83 yards a touchdown. Willie Parker had an 11-yard rushing touchdown.
Mathew Sexton had four receptions for 76 yards. Bryson Cannon had three receptions for 47 yards.
Zips quarterback Kato Nelson went 20 of 33 for 288 yards. He also had two touchdowns and one interception.
Peter Hayes-Patrick had 13 carries for 43 yards.
Jeremiah Knight had six receptions for 121 yards. Timothy Scippio had two receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown. Julian Hicks had seven receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown.
Eastern Michigan scored 21 points in the second half. Parker scored on a 11-yard rushing touchdown. Glass III then scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.
Vann scored on a 17-yard rushing touchdown.
Akron scored 14 points in the second half. Nelson hit Scippio for an 87-yard touchdown reception. Nelson also hit Hicks for a one-yard touchdown reception.
The Eagles led 21-0 at halftime. Vann scored on a six-yard touchdown reception. Vann also scored on a 19-yard rushing touchdown.
Vann scored his third first half touchdown on a five-yard rushing touchdown.