CINCINNATI (AP) -- Dustin Grutza passed for a season-high 230
yards and led all rushers with 72 yards to lead Cincinnati to a
20-14 win over Akron at Nippert Stadium.
Akron scored two first-quarter touchdowns but the Bearcats (3-3)
scored the next 20 points.
The Zips' Luke Getsy threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jabari
Arthur and Andre Walker ran the ball in from 1 yard out to
establish the first-quarter lead.
Akron (2-4) rushed for 33 yards in the first quarter but netted
just three yards on the ground the rest of the game.
Those were the only first-quarter touchdowns allowed by
Cincinnati this season.
Akron lost its second straight game of the season and dropped
the first meeting with Cincinnati since 1992.
Kevin Lovell kicked a 46-yard field goal to lead Cincinnati's
comeback with 12:13 left in the half.
After a three-and-out possession by the Zips, Cincinnati scored
its first touchdown on a 26-yard pass from Dustin Grutza to Brent
Celek to bring the score to 14-10 at halftime.
Lovell added a 35-yard field goal in the third quarter and
Butler Benton's 7-yard touchdown run put Cincinnati in front with
12:54 to go.
The Bearcats' defense took over from there, improving on its
stingy run defense that was ranked 33rd in the NCAA, allowing an
average of 102 yards rushing coming into the contest.
Getsy completed 16 of 33 attempts for 183 yards in the losing
effort. Grutza completed 16 of 24 passes and had one intercepted.
NFL, college football betting market watch: Line movement, early action and bookmaker insights
David Purdum gives an update on where the money lies in Week 7 NFL games, which teams are popular tickets, college insights and more.
College football teams that have gotten the most production from underclassmen
From Ohio State, with running back TreVeyon Henderson, to Oklahoma and Florida, Pro Football Focus looks at which schools are getting the biggest boost from underclassmen.
Stanford Steve and The Bear: Week 8 college football picks, bets, nuggets
What's in store for Week 8 of the college football season? The fellas break it down with their best bets, parlays worth playing and more.
The best of USC's Drake London is still to come
Drake London is a rising star at wide receiver, and he hasn't even reached his full potential.
College football Week 8: Kenny Pickett against Clemson, A Big 12 test and more
High praise for Pittsburgh's Kenny Pickett, a top 10 road underdog in the Big 12 and more ahead of Week 7.
Indiana tries to put season on track against No. 5 Ohio St
Indiana spent the last year pointing to this week's Ohio State game as a measuring stick.