Scores

Final

Marshall 28

(5-4, 5-1 C-USA)

Akron 31

(5-4, 5-1 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN2

7:00 PM ET, November 5, 2004

1 2 3 4 T
MRSH 0 14 14 028
AKR 7 0 7 1731

Top Performers

Passing: S. Hill (MRSH) - 439 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: E. Charles (MRSH) - 17 CAR, 98 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Davis (MRSH) - 15 REC, 197 YDS, 1 TD

Akron moves into three-way tie for first in East

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Charlie Frye's three touchdown passes led Akron back from a 21-point deficit and Jason Swiger kicked a 43-yard field goal on the final play after Marshall's punter fumbled, giving the Zips a 31-28 victory on Friday night.

The win moved Akron (5-4, 5-1 Mid-American Conference) into a three-way tie with Marshall (5-4, 5-1) and Miami of Ohio for first place in the MAC's East Division.

Ian O'Connor dropped the ball as he attempted to punt and Dwayne LeFall recovered for Akron on the Marshall 26 to set up Swiger's game-winning kick. O'Conner also missed three field goals.

The Zips, trailing 28-21, recovered an onside kick with 2:16 remaining. On fourth down, Frye scrambled to his right and threw an 18-yard touchdown to Jason Montgomery, who made a leaping catch at the back of the end zone as he was pushed out of bounds by a defender.

Frye was 28-for-45 for 322 yards and scored on a 31-yard TD run in the first quarter. Domenik Hixon had 192 yards receiving and a touchdown. Montgomery had two scores.

Stan Hill was 37-of-53 for 439 yards, three touchdowns and an interception for Marshall. Josh Davis caught 15 passes for 197 yards and a TD and Brad Bates had 114 yards receiving and a TD.

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