Scores

Final

Ohio 28

(2-8, 1-5 MAC)

Akron 35

(7-5, 5-3 MAC)

12:00 PM ET, November 15, 2003

1 2 3 4 T
OHIO 7 14 7 028
AKR 0 14 21 035

Akron 35, Ohio 28

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Charlie Frye passed for three touchdowns and ran for the go-ahead score, completing a 21-point rally that gave Akron a 35-28 win over Ohio on Saturday.

The Zips (7-5, 5-3 Mid-American Conference) scored 21 points in just under six minutes of the third quarter to erase a 28-14 deficit in their season finale.

The Bobcats (2-8, 1-5) scored the game's first 21 points and lost their lead because of an interception and a failed fourth down conversion.

Frye's 7-yard touchdown pass to Mike Brake made it 28-21 with 8:00 remaining in the third, and the Zips got the ball back four plays later when Cam Yeow intercepted a Ryan Hawk pass.

Frye hit Miquel Irvin for 44 yards on first down, and Bobby Hendry's 1-yard run on the next play tied it 28-all.

The Zips got the ball back at the Ohio 34 about a minute later by stuffing Hawk for no gain on fourth-and-1. Frye scored on an 11-yard run to give Akron the lead for good with 2:22 left in the third.

Frye completed 17 of 31 passes for 277 yards. His first two touchdown passes -- 15 yards to Hendry and 36 yards Mike Brake -- cut Ohio's lead to 21-14 late in the second.

Brad Young rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns for the Bobcats. Hawk finished 11-for-22 for 190 yards with an interception and a 63-yard touchdown pass to Scott Mayle.

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