OXFORD, Ohio -- Jawon Chisholm ran for three touchdowns as Akron held on for a 24-17 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.
Akron (2-6, 1/3 Mid-American) led 24-7 midway through the fourth quarter but Miami (0-7, 0-3) made it a one-possession game after a 44-yard touchdown pass from Austin Boucher to Dawan Scott and a 52-yard field goal from Kaleb Patterson. Miami then attempted an onside kick but the Zips recovered and ran out the clock.
Chisholm finished with 86 yards on 16 carries, scoring all three of Akron's touchdowns. Chisholm's first touchdown came on a 2-yard run on Akron's opening drive after a blocked punt by Andrew Pratt gave the Zips the ball at the Miami 13-yard line. Chisholm then scored on touchdowns runs of 8 yards and 1 yard on back-to-back drives in the third quarter.
Austin Boucher threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns for the RedHawks.
Romello Ross run for 5 yds for a TD
Cooper Rush pass complete to Mark Chapman for 15 yds to the EMich 14 for a 1ST down
G. Ward Jr. pass,to L. Bonner for 4 yds for a TD,NAVY penalty, Defensive pass interference ( Yards) declined
Greg Ward Jr. pass complete to Linell Bonner for 4 yds for a TD NAVY Penalty, Defensive pass interference ( Yards) declined
Cooper Rush pass complete to Ben McCord for 23 yds to the EMich 29 for a 1ST down
Shaq Vann run for a loss of 7 yards to the CMich 48 Shaq Vann fumbled, recovered by CMich Nathan Ricketts
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