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This Saturday, the Akron Zips are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 40.83 points per game. The Zips and the Central Michigan Chippewas will face off in a Mid-American battle at noon ET on Saturday at Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
Akron has to be aching after a bruising 55-34 defeat to the Ohio Bobcats last week. Akron was down 48-20 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Akron’s loss came about despite a quality game from RB Clyde Price III, who punched in three rushing touchdowns.
Meanwhile, CMU missed a PAT kick in the third quarter against the Ball State Cardinals last week, and it came back to haunt them. CMU had victory within their grasp but couldn’t quite capture it as the squad lost 17-16 to Ball State. No one had a standout game offensively for the Chippewas, but they got scores from RB Lew Nichols III and WR Carlos Carriere.
The Zips have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 13.5-point spread they are up against. Those burned by picking them against the spread last week might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
The losses bumped both teams down to an identical 1-5. Akron is 0-4 after losses this year, CMU 1-3.
This is what winning looks like 📸#FireUpChips 🔥⬆️🏈 pic.twitter.com/K9val0r3fu
What a day for sophomore #9 Marion Lukes😲#FireUpChips🔥⬆️🏈 pic.twitter.com/t5XUc0bFqm
Something special about jersey #9 today🤯
Game winning TD‼️#FireUpChips🔥⬆️🏈 pic.twitter.com/w4DtZ1pYt6
Final: CMU 28, Akron 21. #FireUpChips
Chippewas stop Akron on fourth down and will take over at the Zip 10-yard line with 1:23 to play. CMU leads, 28-21. #FireUpChips
Thomas scoops up a fumble at races 63 yards for a TD with 1:50 left to put CMU up, 28-21. #FireUpChips
Akron goes 78 yards injustice over 2 minutes and scores on a short run to tie it, 21-21. 6:48 to play. #FireUpChips
Ball back to start Q4 thanks to #71 Robi Stuart💪#FireUpChips🔥⬆️🏈 pic.twitter.com/MI3ZdYcuKD
After 3 quarters: CMU 21, Akron 14#FireUpChips
Chippewas miss a 35-yard field goal attempt with 2:08 to pay in the third. CMU 21, Akron 14. #FireUpChips
Zips answer with a long scoring drive to cut it to 21-14 with 4:20 to play in the third quarter. #FireUpChips
#9 Marion Lukes is on 🔥🔥🔥 today‼️#FireUpChips🔥⬆️🏈 pic.twitter.com/zr46b6Pusl
Marion Lukes — have a day! — 9-yard TD scamper around the right side to cap the first drive of the first quarter. CMU 21, Akron 7. #FireUpChips
First-half frames 📸#FireUpChips 🔥⬆️🏈 pic.twitter.com/oEK9SLoOJ4
Halftime: CMU 14, Akron 7#FireUpChips
Did you fall for it❓
That’s another Chippewa touchdown🙌#FireUpChips🔥⬆️🏈 pic.twitter.com/2fWagviu6C
Marion Lukes with a 1-yard TD run to the right pylon. the TD run caps a 78-yard drive and comes after CMU faked a field goal on fourth down at the Akron 11 and Josh Rolston ran for the first down to the 1. CMU 14, Akron 7. 6:24 to play, first half. #FireUpChips
A perfect way to end Q1🤩#FireUpChips🔥⬆️🏈 pic.twitter.com/KsCI1RhANP
D-Rich dumps a short pass off to Marion Lukes, Lukes races 35 yards for a TD on the final play of the first quarter. CMU 7, Akron 7. #FireUpChips
Starting Off Strong 💪@djirons14
ZipEmUp 🔵🤐🦘🏈‼️ pic.twitter.com/iAqgo6TLtY
Akron scores on third play of the game — QB DJ Iron races 53 yards for a TD. Akron 7, CMU 0. 14:24 to play, first quarter. #FireUpChips
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