TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Austin Dantin threw five touchdown passes to help Toledo beat Akron 35-23 on Tuesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Dantin was 29 of 35 for 327 yards with an interception for the Rockets (9-3, 6-2 Mid-American). David Pasquale caught seven passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and ran for 93 yards on 15 carries, and Alonzo Russell had nine receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
Dantin threw three TD passes in the second quarter - connecting with Russell on 23- and 39-yard strikes and Pasquale on a 55-yarder - to give the Rockets a 21-17 lead. In the fourth quarter, Dantin added a 2-yard scoring pass to Alex Zmolik and a 3-yarder to Justin Olack to make it 35-17.
After Toledo pulled ahead at 14-10, Akron (1-11, 0-8) briefly regained the lead on Kyle Pohl's 30-yard TD pass to Keith Sconiers. Akron opened the scoring on Robert Stein's 31-yard field goal and made it 10-0 late in the first quarter on Jawon Chisholm's 4-yard scoring run.
Pohl also threw a 3-yard TD pass to Jerrod Dillard with 3:30 left in the game.
Pohl was 28 of 42 for 213 yards with an interception.
|AKRON||Robert Stein 31 yd FG|
|AKRON||Jawon Chisholm 4 yd run (Robert Stein kick)|
|TOLEDO||Alonzo Russell 23 yd pass from Austin Dantin (Jeremiah Detmer kick)|
|TOLEDO||David Pasquale 55 yd pass from Austin Dantin (Jeremiah Detmer kick)|
|AKRON||Keith Sconiers 30 yd pass from Kyle Pohl (Robert Stein kick)|
|TOLEDO||Alonzo Russell 39 yd pass from Austin Dantin (Jeremiah Detmer kick)|
|TOLEDO||Alex Zmolik 2 yd pass from Austin Dantin (Jeremiah Detmer kick)|
|TOLEDO||Justin Olack 3 yd pass from Austin Dantin (Jeremiah Detmer kick)|
|AKRON||Jerrod Dillard 3 yd pass from Kyle Pohl (failed 2pt pass)|
|Third Down Efficiency||8-18||3-9|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-1||1-2|
|Kick Return Yds||121||72|
|Punt Return Yds||12||8|
|Time of Poss.||29:54||30:6|
|AKRON: Jawon Chisholm 17-47, Kyle Pohl 9-16, Conor Hundley 1-8, Quentin Hines 1-5, Martel Durant 1-1, Zach Paul 1--10|
|TOLEDO: David Pasquale 15-93, Austin Dantin 12-32, Bernard Reedy 1-12, Team 2--2, Cassius McDowell 4--3|
|AKRON: Kyle Pohl 28-42-213-1, Dalton Williams 2-4-52-0|
|TOLEDO: Austin Dantin 29-35-327-1|
|AKRON: Jawon Chisholm 6-31, L.T. Smith 4-79, Jerrod Dillard 4-23, Marquelo Suel 3-30, Tyler Williams 3-20, Quentin Hines 3-15, Keith Sconiers 2-44, Tyrell Goodman 2-8, Dee Frieson 1-16, Conor Hundley 1-5, Imani Davis 1--6|
|TOLEDO: Alonzo Russell 9-139, David Pasquale 7-110, Justin Olack 4-30, Bernard Reedy 4-19, Cassius McDowell 3-24, Dwight Macon 1-3, Alex Zmolik 1-2|
|Akron||7th Mid American East||0-8||1-11|
|Toledo||2nd Mid American West||6-2||9-4|