BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Brett Biggs rushed for 159 yards and
two touchdowns to lead Akron to a 24-14 win over Bowling Green on
Biggs carried 38 times and scored on runs of 1 and 3 yards in
the second half as the Zips (4-4, 3-2 Mid-American Conference)
overcame a 7-3 deficit. Biggs was the only Akron runner with
positive rushing yardage.
Luke Getsy, who completed 15-of-29 passes for 205 yards without
an interception, led a 12-play, 72-yard drive to open the third
quarter. Getsy threw a 2-yard scoring pass to Merce Poindexter to
give the Zips the lead for good.
Later in the period, Biggs capped an 80-yard drive with his
1-yard scoring plunge.
The Falcons (4-4, 3-2) countered on Sean O'Drobinak's 11-yard
touchdown reception from Anthony Turner to cut Akron's lead to
17-14 early in the fourth quarter. Turner completed 22-of-30 passes
for 173 yards with one interception while filling in for the
injured Omar Jacobs.
The Falcons got the ball two more times with a chance to tie or
take the lead. They were forced to punt after netting just three
yards on three plays, then lost the ball on downs at their own 29
with 2:31 left.
Akron ran five plays, with Biggs scoring on a 3-yard run for the
clinching score with 50 seconds left.