NCAAF Game Recap - Akron at Miami (OH)
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:30 PM EST

Ark
20
LSU
56
F
PSU
17
OHSt
28
F
TxAM
13
UGA
19
F
WCU
3
Ala
66
F
Oreg
28
AzSt
31
F
Utah
35
Ariz
7
F
TCU
24
Okla
28
F
Minn
38
NW
22
F
Mich
39
Ind
14
F
Tex
10
Bayl
24
F
Purd
24
Wisc
45
F
BC
7
ND
40
F
Sam
0
Aub
52
F
Temp
13
Cin
15
F
Mem
49
SoFL
10
F
Ill
10
Iowa
19
F
Boise
56
UtSt
21
F
SMU
28
Navy
35
F
OkSt
20
WVU
13
F
TxSt
13
App
35
F
Pitt
0
VaTec
28
F
E Mi
45
NIU
17
F
Ohio
66
BGSU
24
F
Akr
17
MiaOH
20
F
Toled
30
Buff
49
F
NCSt
26
GATec
28
F
ColSt
7
Wyo
17
F
Ball
38
Kent
41
F
UCF
34
Tul
31
F
ECU
31
UConn
24
F
Kans
31
IASt
41
F
Lib
27
UVA
55
F
MSU
27
Rut
0
F
BYU
56
UMass
24
F
SoAl
15
GASt
28
F
AF
44
NM
22
F
GaSo
33
ArkSt
38
F
UCLA
35
USC
52
F
ETenn
0
Vand
38
F
LaTec
14
UAB
20
F
W Ky
28
SMiss
10
F
NorTx
14
Rice
20
F
Mer
7
UNC
56
F
Neb
54
MD
7
F
UT-M
7
KY
50
F
Marsh
13
Char
24
F
SJSU
35
UNLV
38
F
Cal
24
Stan
20
F
UTEP
35
NMSt
44
F
Syr
34
Lou
56
F
OD
17
MidTN
38
F
CoCar
42
ULMon
45
F
Troy
3
ULLaf
53
F
FlAtl
40
UTSA
26
F
K St
30
TxTch
27
F
MiaFL
24
FLInt
30
F
Hou
24
Tuls
14
F
Tenn
24
Mizzu
20
F
Abil
7
MisSt
45
F
Duke
27
Wake
39
F
OreSt
53
WaSt
54
F
Wash
14
Colo
20
F
Nev
35
Fres
28
F
SDSU
11
Hawaii
14
F

Miami (OH) 20, Akron 17

Nov 20, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Akron (0-11)

0

3

7

7

17

Miami (OH) (7-4)

3

14

3

0

20

MAC East champ Miami (Ohio) edges winless Akron 20-17
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:06 PM

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Jaylon Bester rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown and Miami (Ohio) withstood a stern challenge from winless Akron for a 20-17 victory on Wednesday night.

The RedHawks (7-4, 6-1) had already clinched the Mid-American Conference East Division berth to the MAC championship game but this victory assured an outright East title with their fifth straight win and fifth without a loss at home.

Miami had a 17-3 halftime lead over the Zips (0-11, 0-7) after a Sam Sloman 44-yard field goal and rushing touchdowns of 21 yards by Tyre Shelton and a 1-yard run by Bester.

The Zips closed within seven with a 64-yard pick-6 by John Lako before Sloman added another field goal just before the third quarter ended to make it 20-10. Kato Nelson passed 34 yards to Timothy Scippio as the Zips got within three early in the fourth quarter.

Miami's defense had five of their school-record 11 sacks on Akron's two final possessions to thwart the upset bid.

Passing

Akr Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Nelson 25 15 60.0 1 197 40 0 98.3
MiaOH Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Walker 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
B. Gabbert 21 10 47.6 0 117 25 2 25.4

Rushing

Akr Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
P. Hayes-Patrick 6 17 2.8 7 0
B. Lee 1 2 2.0 2 0
MiaOH Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Bester 21 128 6.1 36 1
T. Shelton 15 87 5.8 21 1

Receiving

Akr Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
N. Stewart 3 66 22.0 40 0
T. Scippio 2 43 21.5 34 1
MiaOH Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Sorenson 3 46 15.3 19 0
D. Johnson 1 25 25.0 25 0

Fumbles

Returning

Akr KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Knight 1 20.0 0 20 1 13.0 0 13
MiaOH KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Thomas 3 22.0 0 32 2 9.5 0 10

Punting

Akr Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Wieland 9 341 37.9 48
MiaOH Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Kramer 5 194 38.8 52

Takeaways

Akr Int Yds InTD
J. Lako 1 64 1
C. Thomas Jr. 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Akr MiaOH
Points For 17 20
Total Yards 202 355
Rushing Yards 5 238
Passing Yards 197 117
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/25 10/22
Turnovers 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 11 19
Penalties - Yards 9/63 3/10
Time Of Possession 54:54 6:06
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/11 10/18
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 9/38 5/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Akr MiaOH
MiaOH 12:29 FG Sam Sloman 44 yd FG 0 3
2nd Quarter Akr MiaOH
Akr 0:03 FG Cory Smigel 33 yd FG 3 3
MiaOH 3:28 TD Tyre Shelton 21 yd run (Sam Sloman kick) 3 10
MiaOH 8:15 TD Jaylon Bester 1 yd run (Sam Sloman kick) 3 17
3rd Quarter Akr MiaOH
Akr 10:31 TD John Lako 64 yd interception return (Cory Smigel kick) 10 17
MiaOH 14:46 FG Sam Sloman 23 yd FG 10 20
4th Quarter Akr MiaOH
Akr 1:43 TD Timothy Scippio 34 yd pass from Kato Nelson (Cory Smigel kick) 17 20

Game Information

Stadium: Fred C. Yager Stadium, Oxford, Ohio
Attendance: 22,921
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