(2-8, 1-5 MAC)
(7-5, 5-3 MAC)
12:00 PM ET, November 15, 2003
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
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
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.