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
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.
Senior Jake Rudock started for the Wolverines on Thursday night in the opener against Utah. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh had kept it a secret all preseason on who would be Michigan's starter.
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is "doing fine" after he was released from the hospital Wednesday night after being treated for symptoms related to a migraine headache.
East Carolina receiver Trevon Brown will miss three games after being placed on probation for a violation of the school's student code of conduct.
Five Rutgers players were suspended Thursday after home-invasion and assault charges, another jolt to a program whose coach is embroiled in an ongoing academics-related probe.
Nebraska coach Mike Riley announced the suspensions Thursday of five players, including three key contributors, for the Cornhuskers' season opener Saturday against BYU.
The Florida Gators will start Treon Harris at quarterback in Saturday's opener vs. New Mexico State over redshirt freshman Will Grier, coach Jim McElwain said Tuesday.