Toledo at Akron

End zone D aids Akron defeat of Toledo 31-29


AKRON, Ohio (AP) Bryce Cheek broke up a 2-point conversion pass and Andrew Pratt recovered the ensuing onside kick as Akron denied a Toledo comeback 31-29 in the final minute on Friday.

Kyle Pohl passed for 259 yards and three touchdowns as the Zips (5-7, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) closed the season with three straight wins.

Toledo (7-5, 5-3), previously knocked out of the Mid-American race, was hoping to improve its bowl chances with eight wins. Terrance Owens answered Pohl with two scores in the final 5:37, hitting Bernard Reedy from the 28, and guiding a 10-play drive capped by a Marc Remy run from the 3 with 59 seconds left before Cheek and Pratt saved the win.

The Zips trailed 7-0 and 10-7 early, but after three unanswered scores led 24-10 in the third quarter. After Toledo lost the ball on downs in the fourth, Pohl fired a 35-yarder and a 31-17 lead.

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Scoring Summary
TOLEDODwight Macon 9 yd pass from Terrance Owens (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
AKRONL.T. Smith 19 yd pass from Kyle Pohl (Robert Stein kick)
TOLEDOJeremiah Detmer 30 yd FG
AKRONRobert Stein 22 yd FG
AKRONJawon Chisholm 2 yd run (Robert Stein kick)
AKRONJon Root 8 yd pass from Kyle Pohl (Robert Stein kick)
TOLEDODwight Macon 12 yd pass from Terrance Owens (Jeremiah Detmer kick)
AKRONTyrell Goodman 35 yd pass from Kyle Pohl (Robert Stein kick)
TOLEDOBernard Reedy 28 yd pass from Terrance Owens (blocked XP)
TOLEDOMarc Remy 3 yd run (failed 2pt pass)
Team Stats
First Downs2622
Third Down Efficiency4-133-12
Fourth Down Efficiency2-52-2
Plays-Net Yards78-38865-344
Passing Yds158259
Kick Return Yds10790
Punt Return Yds00
Time of Poss.30:5929:1
Individual Stats
TOLEDO: Kareem Hunt 19-103, Marc Remy 16-103, Terrance Owens 6-20, Corey Jones 2-4, Junior Sylvestre 1-1, Ricky Pringle 1--1
AKRON: Jawon Chisholm 18-37, Conor Hundley 8-26, Austin Bailey 1-16, D.J. Jones 3-5, Kyle Pohl 2-4, Team 3--3
TOLEDO: Terrance Owens 16-33-158-1
AKRON: Kyle Pohl 18-29-259-0, Jawon Chisholm 0-1-0-0
TOLEDO: Alonzo Russell 6-57, Bernard Reedy 3-41, Justin Olack 2-23, Dwight Macon 2-21, Kareem Hunt 2-11, Marc Remy 1-5
AKRON: Zach D'Orazio 4-57, Tyrell Goodman 3-76, Fransohn Bickley 3-45, Jerrod Dillard 3-25, L.T. Smith 2-32, Jon Root 2-21, Dee Frieson 1-3
Toledo2nd Mid American West6-29-4
Akron3rd Mid American East3-55-7

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