NCAAF Game Recap - Akron at Massachusetts
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

Clem
21
UNC
20
F
Miss
31
Ala
59
F
OHSt
48
Neb
7
F
TxTch
16
Okla
55
F
MisSt
23
Aub
56
F
NW
15
Wisc
24
F
Tows
0
Fla
38
F
UVA
20
ND
35
F
PSU
59
MD
0
F
MidTN
3
Iowa
48
F
AzSt
24
Cal
17
F
USC
14
Wash
28
F
WaSt
13
Utah
38
F
Rut
0
Mich
52
F
UConn
21
UCF
56
F
TxAM
31
Ark
27
F
K St
13
OkSt
26
F
Ind
31
MSU
40
F
Navy
23
Mem
35
F
Duke
45
VaTec
10
F
SJSU
24
AF
41
F
C Mi
15
WestMI
31
F
Buff
20
MiaOH
34
F
NIU
18
Vand
24
F
Kans
14
TCU
51
F
BYU
21
Toled
28
F
HolyC
3
Syr
41
F
Del
14
Pitt
17
F
CoCar
37
App
56
F
IASt
21
Bayl
23
F
GATec
2
Temp
24
F
Minn
38
Purd
31
F
Akr
29
UMass
37
F
FlAtl
45
Char
27
F
Wake
27
BC
24
F
SMU
48
SoFL
21
F
Cin
52
Marsh
14
F
ArkSt
50
Troy
43
F
ULLaf
37
GaSo
24
F
ECU
24
OD
21
F
NM
10
Lib
17
F
SoAl
17
ULMon
30
F
Stan
31
OreSt
28
F
UAB
13
W Ky
20
F
Nich
3
TxSt
24
F
UTEP
13
SMiss
31
F
LaTec
23
Rice
20
F OT
ColSt
24
UtSt
34
F
KY
7
SCar
24
F
NCSt
13
FlaSt
31
F
UNLV
17
Wyo
53
F
Fres
30
NMSt
17
F
Hou
46
NorTx
25
F
Hawaii
54
Nev
3
F
UCLA
17
Ariz
20
F

Sep 28, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Akron (0-5)

7

7

7

8

29

Massachusetts (1-4)

7

13

14

3

37

Curtis' 3 TDs lifts UMass past winless Akron 37-29
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:01 PM

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Michael Curtis threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and UMass defeated Akron 37-29 on Saturday.

UMass (1-4) led 20-14 at intermission, but after the break, Curtis led the Minutemen on 12-play, 72-yard drive in four minutes for a 27-14 lead.

On the ensuing kickoff, Akron (0-5) secured favorable field position when Michael Mathieson returned it to the Zips' 37-yard line. But on the next play, Jordan Adams intercepted Robbie Kelly and returned it 45 yards to the Akron 18-yard line. A personal foul penalty on Akron moved the ball near the goal line. Curtis plunged in from two yards out on the next play for a 20-point lead.

The Zips used three different quarterbacks with Kato Nelson throwing for two touchdowns and Zach Gibson, making his collegiate debut, throwing for another.

UMass entered the game without six players - three offensive starters and a special teams starter - after coach Walt Bell suspended them for a violation of team rules.

Passing

Akr Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
N. Stewart 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
Z. Gibson 16 12 75.0 1 173 33 0 130.5
UMass Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Curtis 31 17 54.8 2 173 29 1 79.1
M. Fallon 2 2 100.0 0 40 34 0 118.8

Rushing

Akr Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Burton 8 25 3.1 10 1
K. Nelson 5 18 3.6 9 0
UMass Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
B. Ally 15 97 6.5 26 0
M. Curtis 10 69 6.9 20 1

Receiving

Akr Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Knight 5 100 20.0 33 0
M. Mathison 6 72 12.0 47 0
UMass Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Emilus 6 70 11.7 29 1
J. Johnson 1 34 34.0 34 0

Fumbles

Returning

Akr KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Mathison 2 29.5 0 36 0 - 0 0
B. Bischof 1 0.0 0 0 0 - 0 0
UMass KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
I. Rodgers 1 17.0 0 17 2 5.0 0 10
C. McCubrey 1 9.0 0 9 0 - 0 0

Punting

Akr Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Wieland 4 144 36.0 50
UMass Punt Yds Avg LgPu
G. Georgopoulos 4 162 40.5 47

Takeaways

Akr Int Yds InTD
D. Glover 1 1 0
UMass Int Yds InTD
I. Rodgers 1 58 1
J. Adams 1 45 0

Team Stats Comparison

Akr UMass
Points For 29 37
Total Yards 406 433
Rushing Yards 71 220
Passing Yards 335 213
Passing Completions / Attempts 28/42 19/33
Turnovers 3 1
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 0/0
First Downs 22 24
Penalties - Yards 5/41 9/62
Time Of Possession 2:02 58:58
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 8/14 10/17
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 4/36 4/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Akr UMass
Akr 6:17 TD Julian Hicks 3 yd pass from Kato Nelson (Cory Smigel kick) 7 0
UMass 8:03 TD Samuel Emilus 6 yd pass from Michael Curtis (Cooper Garcia kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter Akr UMass
UMass 1:48 TD Isaiah Rodgers 58 yd interception return (Cooper Garcia kick) 7 14
UMass 6:38 FG Cooper Garcia 30 yd FG 7 17
Akr 12:58 TD Dustin Burkhart 3 yd pass from Kato Nelson (Cory Smigel kick) 14 17
UMass 14:33 FG Cooper Garcia 38 yd FG 14 20
3rd Quarter Akr UMass
UMass 7:48 TD Sadiq Palmer 8 yd pass from Michael Curtis (Cooper Garcia kick) 14 27
UMass 8:13 TD Michael Curtis 2 yd run (Cooper Garcia kick) 14 34
Akr 13:12 TD Michiah Burton 2 yd run (Cory Smigel kick) 21 34
4th Quarter Akr UMass
UMass 1:45 FG Cooper Garcia 34 yd FG 21 37
Akr 9:36 TD Nate Stewart 17 yd pass from Zach Gibson (Zach Gibson 2pt pass from Nate Stewart) 29 37

Game Information

Stadium: Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium, Amherst, Massachusetts
Attendance: 7,284
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