Akron Zips vs. Toledo Rockets Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/29/13
Toledo Rockets (7-4) at Akron Zips (4-7)
College Football: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm (InfoCision Stadium)
The Line: Akron Zips +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Akron Zips host the Toledo Rockets in the regular season finale for both squads.
Toledo's bid to upend Northern Illinois and capture the MAC West crown went by the wayside in the last 30 minutes of a 35-17 decision. The Rockets led 17-14 in the third but that was short lived with Northern Illinois ripping off a 28-7 second half run to win going away. It was simply too much offense from Jordan Lynch who ran and thre the Huskies to a 566-421 edge in total yards. The Rockets ran for 184 yards but Doug Fluellen was held to 54 yards on 15 touches with Kareem Hunt doing most of the damage with 91 yards on 19 carries. Terrance Owens had an up and down night through the air with a 17-29 performance resulting in 235 yards with two score and a pair of interceptions.
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Akron is suffering through another losing season but for a team not accustomed to winning their 4-7 record is an improvement. The defense has improved the most but the scoring still needs a boost with the team see averaging less then 20 points. The defense saved the day in a 14-13 victory over Massachusetts with the Zips producing 341 yards but losing three fumbles which took points off the scoreboard. Jawon Chisholm paced the rushing attack with a ten carry, 72 yard performance with Conor Hundley adding 57 yards on eleven attempts. The passing of Kyle Pohl didn't light up the Minutemen secondary but it was efficient with 208 yards on 20-33 with a touchdown. UMass was held to 323 yards and had two passes picked off and mustered 17 first downs leading the Zips consecutive victories.
I'm sure Toledo wants to head in to a Bowl with a win and they have the offense to put up points here. I think this one is Toledo or walk away...