2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
0-0, 1st in MAC - East

Terry Bowden w/ The Really Big Show

Akron Zips head football coach Terry Bowden checks in with Rizz and Jerod to talk about the upcoming season and what to expect from the Zips in 2016.

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30dJohn Wilmhoff

Watch Live: MAC Football Media Day in Detroit

The Mid-American Conference's head coaches and select players are at MAC media day on Thursday to kick off the 2016 season at Ford Field.

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31dAdam Rittenberg

The 13 'next big thing' coaches in college football

These men are rising stars in college football's coaching community, and here is your starting lineup of coordinators who could be running their own programs in the not-so-distant future.

AP Photo/David Richard

MAC's 12 most important players in 2016

Bowling Green took home last season's MAC title, but Western Michigan brings back receiver Corey Davis and a high-powered offense. Who are the other players to watch in the conference?

AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger

MAC confidential: Opposing coaches dish on league

How do MAC coaches think 2016 will go? Opposing coaches dish on why Ohio will be good (again), Kareem Hunt should hit 1,000 yards (again) and Western Michigan will throw it a lot (again).


Highlights: Jatavis Brown

The Chargers grabbed a linebacker to close out Round 5, taking the Akron product. Check out some of Brown's best highlights.

Football player accidentally shot by teammate

A former Akron football player is recovering in an area hospital after he was accidentally shot in the stomach by a teammate early Saturday morning. Story

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160dDan Murphy

Akron player mistakenly shoots teammate

Former Akron receiver Andrew Pratt is expected to recover from a gunshot wound to the stomach after Zips offensive tackle Scott Boyett mistakenly shot him.

MAC defenses have been impressive (0:56)

ICYMI: Potato mascot shakes and bakes

Spuddy Buddy, the mascot of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, shows his moves.

Akron captures first bowl victory in school history (1:30)
Utah State miscues contribute to loss in Potato Bowl (2:12)

Akron gets first-ever bowl game victory

Thomas Woodson passed for 168 yards and a caught a TD pass on a trick play as Akron beat Utah State 23-21, the first bowl win in school history. It was also the Zips' first eight-win season in FBS play. Box score

Terry Bowden accepts Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Trophy (1:45)

Utah State making late push with TD

Chuckie Keeton found Brandon Swindall for a 2-yard TD pass with 1:12 left to cut Akron's lead over Utah State to 23-21 at the Potato Bowl. (Live on ESPN)


Time for the rally potato in Boise

A Utah State fan is munching on potatoes to rally his team back against Akron in the final minutes of the Potato Bowl. Even bowl mascot Spuddy Buddy would be happy.


Akron retakes lead in Potato Bowl

Donnell Alexander took the pitch and dashed 2 yards for the TD to give Akron the 20-14 lead over Utah State in the third quarter of the Potato Bowl. (Live on ESPN)


Utah State goes ahead of Akron

Kent Myers found Hunter Sharp in the end zone for a 19-yard TD to give the Aggies a 14-13 lead over the Zips in the third quarter of the Potato Bowl on ESPN.


Akron big man nearly takes it in for TD

Akron's 304-pound DL Rodney Coe recovered a fumble by Utah State's QB and was just a few yards short of rumbling in for a TD. The Zips kicked a FG afterward to take a 13-7 halftime lead in the Potato Bowl. (Live on ESPN)

Team Stats

Passing Yards193.8Tied-96th
Rushing Yards169.567th
Points For24.0103rd
Points Against21.528th