Scores

Final

Massachusetts 22

(1-9, 1-5 MAC)

Akron 14

(1-10, 0-7 MAC)

2:00 PM ET, November 10, 2012

InfoCision Stadium, Akron, OH

1 2 3 4 T
MASS 3 12 0 722
AKR 0 0 7 714

Top Performers

Passing: M. Wegzyn (MASS) - 266 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Chisholm (AKR) - 23 CAR, 103 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Suel (AKR) - 10 REC, 105 YDS, 1 TD

UMass 22, Akron 14

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio -- Four Massachusetts interceptions led to 19 points as the Minutemen won for the first time at the Football Bowl Subdivision level, defeating Akron 22-14 Saturday.

Mike Wegzyn completed 23 of 39 passes for 266 yards and a touchdown for Massachusetts (1-9, 1-5 Mid-American Conference), whose special teams also produced a blocked punt, three field goals by Blake Lucas and three consecutive fourth-quarter punts downed inside the 5-yard line.

The interceptions by Khary Bailey-Smith, Randall Jette, Ed Saint-Vil and Joe Colton helped the Minutemen overcome 332 passing yards by Akron's Dalton Williams, who completed 34 of 51. Massachusetts' final three scoring drives went a combined total of 28 yards.

Jawon Chisholm added 103 yards on 23 carries with a touchdown for the Zips (1-10, 0-7).

Akron got within 22-14 on Williams' 19-yard scoring pass to Marquelo Suel, but Williams' fumble after being sacked by Ryan Delaire stopped the Zips' final chance.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MASS
AKR
1st Downs2124
Total Yards327427
Passing266332
Rushing6195
Penalties5-3512-75
3rd Down Conversions9-184-12
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers25
Possession32:5627:04

Passing Leaders

MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wegzyn23/392666.811
AkronC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams34/513326.514

Rushing Leaders

MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cox15442.9012
Broadnax4194.8012
AkronCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chisholm231034.5122
Hines144.004

Receiving Leaders

MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams68614.3136
Blanchflower66410.7018
AkronRECYDSAVGTDLG
Suel1010510.5119
Sconiers55310.6021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMASSAKR
FG02:21Blake Lucas 23 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERMASSAKR
FG11:37Blake Lucas 26 Yd 60
TD06:35Alan Williams 24 Yd Pass From Mike Wegzyn (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 120
FG00:13Blake Lucas 35 Yd 150
THIRD QUARTERMASSAKR
TD08:49Jawon Chisholm 1 Yd Run (Robert Stein Kick) 157
FOURTH QUARTERMASSAKR
TD03:59Mike Wegzyn 1 Yd Run (Blake Lucas Kick) 227
TD02:27Marquelo Suel 19 Yd Pass From Dalton Williams (Robert Stein Kick) 2214