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Nelson throws for 4 TDs, Akron beats Ohio 37-34

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Kato Nelson was 22-of-38 passing for 322 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions and added 45 yards rushing to help Akron beat Ohio 37-34 on Tuesday night.

Kwad Smith had touchdown catches of 71 and 54 yards and Manny Morgan had 55 yards rushing with one score for Akron (6-5, 5-2 Mid-American Conference). The Zips are bowl eligible for the second time in three years.

Brendan Cope hit Nathan Rourke on a trick play for a 3-yard touchdown with 1:32 left in the first quarter and, after Akron went three-and-out on its ensuing drive, Dylan Wears blocked, and then recovered, a punt. On Ohio's next play from scrimmage, Dorian Brown scored on a 5-yard run to give the Bobcats a 21-10 lead with 14:54 remaining in the first half. Smith's 71-yard touchdown trimmed Akron's deficit to 21-17 about three minutes later and was the first of three touchdowns in five offensive plays for the Zips.

Nelson hit Austin Wolf for a 23-yard touchdown with 10:56 left in the second quarter and, after Ohio's Louie Zervos made a 19-yard field goal, Smith scored on a 54-yard catch-and-run to make it 30-24 at halftime.

Ohio (8-3, 5-2) failed to convert a fourth-and-4 from midfield and Akron bled the final two minutes, 41 seconds to seal it.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:58
2-L.Zervos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
34
37
Touchdown 5:58
12-N.Rourke runs 13 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
71
yds
05:28
pos
33
37
Point After TD 11:31
48-N.Gasser extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
27
37
Touchdown 11:31
9-M.Morgan runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
25
yds
02:03
pos
27
36
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:23
2-L.Zervos 46 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
73
yds
04:45
pos
27
30
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 5:01
48-N.Gasser extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
24
36
Touchdown 5:01
1-K.Nelson complete to 3-K.Smith. 3-K.Smith runs 54 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
77
yds
01:07
pos
24
30
Field Goal 6:14
2-L.Zervos 19 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
110
yds
04:42
pos
24
24
Point After TD 10:56
48-N.Gasser extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
24
Touchdown 10:56
1-K.Nelson complete to 82-A.Wolf. 82-A.Wolf runs 23 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
23
yds
00:07
pos
21
29
Touchdown 10:56
1-K.Nelson complete to 82-A.Wolf. 82-A.Wolf runs 23 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
23
yds
00:16
pos
21
23
Point After TD 11:12
48-N.Gasser extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
17
Touchdown 11:12
1-K.Nelson complete to 3-K.Smith. 3-K.Smith runs 71 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
71
yds
00:11
pos
21
16
Point After TD 14:54
2-L.Zervos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
10
Touchdown 14:54
28-D.Brown runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
5
yds
00:00
pos
20
10
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:32
2-L.Zervos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
10
Touchdown 1:32
85-B.Cope complete to 12-N.Rourke. 12-N.Rourke runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
77
yds
02:34
pos
13
10
Point After TD 4:13
48-N.Gasser extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
10
Touchdown 4:20
1-K.Nelson complete to 11-A.Coney. 11-A.Coney runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
26
yds
0:32
pos
7
9
Field Goal 5:50
48-N.Gasser 19 yards Field Goal is Good.
14
plays
75
yds
07:00
pos
7
3
Point After TD 12:56
2-L.Zervos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 12:56
12-N.Rourke runs 68 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
76
yds
00:42
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 22 19
Rushing 11 8
Passing 5 11
Penalty 6 0
3rd Down Conv 2-12 6-17
4th Down Conv 1-2 1-1
Total Net Yards 390 459
Total Plays 66 70
Avg Gain 5.9 6.6
Net Yards Rushing 277 121
Rush Attempts 43 32
Avg Rush Yards 6.4 3.8
Net Yards Passing 113 338
Comp. - Att. 10-23 22-38
Yards Per Pass 4.9 8.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 2-19 16-167
Touchdowns 4 5
Rushing TDs 3 1
Passing TDs 1 4
Other 0 0
Turnovers 4 0
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 4-38.0 7-39.6
Return Yards 126 162
Punts - Returns 1-4 1-0
Kickoffs - Returns 5-122 6-90
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-72
Kicking 6/6 5/6
Extra Points 4/4 4/5
Field Goals 2/2 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Ohio 8-3 14103734
Akron 6-5 10200737
113 PASS YDS 338
277 RUSH YDS 121
390 TOTAL YDS 459
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Rourke 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
40.9% 110 0 2 64.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.8% 1863 14 8 123.9
N. Rourke 9/22 110 0 2
B. Cope 85 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 3 1 0 455.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 6 2 0 455.2
B. Cope 1/1 3 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
N. Rourke 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 160 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
133 993 21
N. Rourke 15 160 2 68
A. Ouellette 45 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
24 74 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
206 1045 7
A. Ouellette 24 74 0 11
P. White 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 38 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 76 0
P. White 2 38 0 25
D. Brown 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
101 610 8
D. Brown 2 5 1 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
P. White 4 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 68 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 544 2
P. White 6 68 0 27
B. Cope 85 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
37 517 4
B. Cope 2 23 0 17
A. Meyer 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
29 412 2
A. Meyer 1 19 0 19
N. Rourke 12 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 6 2
N. Rourke 1 3 1 3
A. Ouellette 45 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 84 1
A. Ouellette 0 0 0 0
T. Mangen 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 115 2
T. Mangen 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Hagan 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-1 1 0.0
J. Hagan 11-1 0.0 0
B. Ellis 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 2 0.0
B. Ellis 5-0 0.0 0
Q. Poling 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
Q. Poling 5-2 0.0 0
E. Croutch 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
E. Croutch 4-1 0.0 0
C. Moore 38 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-4 3 0.0
C. Moore 3-4 0.0 0
T. Porter 54 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. Porter 3-0 0.0 0
K. Robbins 96 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
K. Robbins 2-1 0.0 0
K. Berger 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Berger 2-0 0.0 0
M. Brooks 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Brooks 2-0 0.0 0
K. Nelson 23 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
K. Nelson 1-1 0.0 0
C. Aloese 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Aloese 1-1 0.0 0
J. Hudson 4 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Hudson 1-0 0.0 0
A. Payne 48 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Payne 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
L. Zervos 2 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 4/4
SEASON FG XP
16/19 57/57
L. Zervos 2/2 46 4/4 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Farkas 5 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 38.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
52 40.4 0
M. Farkas 4 38.0 0 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Burroughs 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 21.0 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 17.8 22 0
D. Burroughs 2 21.0 22 0
D. Brown 28 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 34.5 36 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
13 26.9 36 0
D. Brown 2 34.5 36 0
B. Long Jr. 87 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 11.0 11 0
B. Long Jr. 1 11.0 11 0
A. Meyer 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 20.0 0 0
A. Meyer 1 20.0 0 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
P. White 4 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 7.1 4 0
P. White 1 4.0 4 0
D. Wears 26 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 11.0 0 0
D. Wears 1 11.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Nelson 1 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.9% 322 4 0 163.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.2% 985 9 1 143.6
K. Nelson 22/38 322 4 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Morgan 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 55 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
91 351 3
M. Morgan 14 55 1 21
K. Nelson 1 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 45 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
66 191 1
K. Nelson 14 45 0 12
V. Edwards Jr. 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 21 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
79 268 2
V. Edwards Jr. 4 21 0 11
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Smith 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 138 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 743 8
K. Smith 3 138 2 71
T. Chapman 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 67 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
55 509 2
T. Chapman 7 67 0 30
A. Wolf 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 58 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
32 452 5
A. Wolf 5 58 1 23
K. Gladney 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 31 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 138 1
K. Gladney 3 31 0 14
A. Williams 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 53 0
A. Williams 1 20 0 20
A. Coney 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
38 488 3
A. Coney 1 16 1 16
M. Morgan 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 45 0
M. Morgan 2 8 0 6
K. Booker 36 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 87 2
K. Booker 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
U. Gilbert III 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 2 0.0
U. Gilbert III 6-4 0.0 0
B. Reinke 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
B. Reinke 4-0 0.0 0
S. Featherstone 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 3 0.0
S. Featherstone 4-2 0.0 1
D. Copeland 8 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
D. Copeland 3-1 0.0 0
D. Butler 13 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
D. Butler 3-2 0.0 0
B. Boxen 50 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
B. Boxen 3-0 0.0 0
K. Brown 4 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 2 0.0
K. Brown 2-3 0.0 0
J. Davis II 9 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Davis II 2-0 0.0 0
D. Moore 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Moore 2-0 0.0 0
B. Williams 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Williams 2-0 0.0 0
D. Dailey 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
D. Dailey 2-0 0.0 0
A. Hauser 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 1 0.0
A. Hauser 2-2 0.0 0
J. Lako 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 2 0.0
J. Lako 2-1 0.0 0
J. George 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 5 0.0
J. George 1-1 0.0 1
A. Davis 1 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Davis 1-0 0.0 0
J. Baggett 31 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Baggett 1-0 0.0 0
B. Bell 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
B. Bell 0-1 0.0 0
N. Bischof 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
N. Bischof 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
N. Gasser 48 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 4/5
SEASON FG XP
2/3 10/11
N. Gasser 1/1 19 4/5 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
N. Gasser 48 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 39.6 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
70 41.1 1
N. Gasser 7 39.6 1 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
V. Edwards Jr. 7 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 16.4 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
22 19.2 22 0
V. Edwards Jr. 5 16.4 22 0
L. Gauthney 52 OL
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 8.0 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 8.0 8 0
L. Gauthney 1 8.0 8 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Featherstone 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 2.0 0 0
S. Featherstone 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:38 OHIO 24 0:42 2 76 TD
5:38 OHIO 43 0:30 2 31 INT
4:06 OHIO 43 2:34 8 57 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:09 AKRON 5 0:00 3 5 TD
13:31 OHIO 30 2:01 3 0 Punt
10:56 OHIO 25 4:42 11 74 FG
5:01 OHIO 25 1:00 3 9 Punt
0:57 OHIO 25 0:54 8 27 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 OHIO 25 1:31 4 3 Punt
8:08 OHIO 13 4:45 8 58 FG
1:33 OHIO 22 1:06 3 8 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:34 OHIO 29 0:50 4 3 INT
11:26 OHIO 29 5:28 11 71 TD
4:44 OHIO 44 1:55 4 6 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 AKRON 25 1:16 3 8 Punt
12:50 AKRON 23 7:00 14 75 FG
4:57 OHIO 26 0:44 5 26 TD
1:27 AKRON 8 1:08 3 8 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:48 AKRON 24 1:12 3 7 Punt
11:23 AKRON 29 0:11 1 71 TD
11:12 OHIO 23 0:16 1 23 TD
6:08 AKRON 23 1:07 3 77 TD
3:55 AKRON 22 2:51 8 39 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:14 AKRON 23 5:00 11 36 Punt
3:12 AKRON 23 1:25 3 8 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:18 AKRON 37 0:11 4 17 Punt
13:34 OHIO 25 2:03 5 25 TD
5:53 AKRON 8 0:55 4 -7 Punt
2:41 AKRON 50 1:57 7 -4 Game