NCAA Game Summary - Akron at Cincinnati|
(Saturday, September 17th)
Final Score: Cincinnati 59, Akron 14
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Four different Cincinnati players rushed for
a touchdown, and the Bearcats pounced on five turnovers to rout Akron, 59-14,
in non-conference play at Nippert Stadium.
Zach Collaros completed 10-of-16 for 157 yards and a touchdown and Jameel
Poteat carried 10 times for 55 yards and another score to lead Cincinnati
(2-1), which scored five touchdowns in the second quarter and led 49-0 at
Quarterback Clayton Moore completed 16-of-30 passes for 213 yards and two
touchdowns for Akron (0-3), but threw three costly interceptions and was
sacked three times as well. Jawon Chisholm carried 25 times for 133 yards for
the Zips, while receiver Keith Sconiers caught seven balls for 137 yards and a
Isaiah Pead put Cincinnati on the board early with a one-yard rushing
touchdown and the Bearcats defense got the first of its three touchdowns on
the day after Maalik Bomar returned a fumble 54 yards for a touchdown with
8:21 left in the first quarter.
Dominique Battle returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown on the
first play of the second quarter, making it 21-0.
Collaros rushed for a seven-yard touchdown at the 11:40 mark of the second
frame then threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Adrien Robinson to push the
Bearcats lead to 35-0 with just under eight minutes remaining in the half.
George Winn rushed for a three-yard touchdown on the next drive for the
Bearcats and Camerron Cheatham picked off another pass and returned it 53
yards for a touchdown with 1:41 left before halftime.
Kicker Tony Miliano hit a 47-yard field goal to make it 52-0 midway through
the third quarter and Poteat made it 59-0 after a seven-yard scoring scamper
with 14:26 left in the game.
On the next drive Akron got on the board after Moore hit Sconiers with a 51-
yard touchdown pass. Moore found A.J. Price for an 11-yard touchdown pass in
the final minute of the game to cap the scoring.
Cincinnati finished the day with just 342 yards of total offense, compared to
the Zips who posted 349 yards.
09/17 19:45:35 ET