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Akron claims first MAC East Division title since 2005

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Ulysees Gilbert returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the first half and Akron cruised to a 24-14 victory over Kent State on Tuesday night to claim its first Mid-American Conference East Division title since 2005.

Kato Nelson completed just 6 of 20 passes for 69 yards for the Zips (7-5, 6-2), but he found Kobe Booker open for a 25-yard scoring strike in the first quarter. After Nick Gasser nailed a 45-yard field goal, Akron led 10-0.

The Golden Flashes (2-10, 1-7) pulled within three points on Justin Rankin's 8-yard TD run in the second quarter, but Akron scored two touchdowns in the last 18 seconds to close out the half. Manny Morgan's 1-yard TD plunge pushed the lead to 17-7 and then Jamal Davis II forced a fumble by Kesean Gamble and Gilbert scooped and scored.

Rankin finished with 73 yards rushing on 21 carries and also added a 1-yard TD pass on a trick play in the final quarter to cap the scoring for Kent State. Dustin Crum added 77 yards on 12 rushes.

Akron will have to wait until Friday to see if it plays Northern Illinois or Toledo for the MAC championship.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:20
57-S.Hynes extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
24
Touchdown 1:20
11-J.Rankin complete to 46-C.Butler. 46-C.Butler runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
14
plays
101
yds
06:22
pos
13
24
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:00
48-N.Gasser extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
24
Touchdown 0:01
34-K.Gamble to KNT 40 FUMBLES (5-U.Gilbert). 5-U.Gilbert runs 40 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
13
yds
00:16
pos
7
29
Touchdown 0:01
34-K.Gamble to KNT 40 FUMBLES (5-U.Gilbert). 5-U.Gilbert runs 40 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
64
yds
0:00
pos
7
23
Point After TD 0:18
48-N.Gasser extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
17
Touchdown 0:21
9-M.Morgan runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
6
plays
40
yds
1:17
pos
7
16
Point After TD 11:22
57-S.Hynes extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
10
Touchdown 11:22
11-J.Rankin runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
25
yds
01:14
pos
6
10
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:51
48-N.Gasser 45 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
42
yds
02:08
pos
0
10
Point After TD 11:44
48-N.Gasser extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 11:44
1-K.Nelson complete to 36-K.Booker. 36-K.Booker runs 25 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
75
yds
03:16
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 13 15
Rushing 8 8
Passing 4 4
Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Conv 3-13 2-12
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 231 141
Total Plays 64 59
Avg Gain 3.6 2.4
Net Yards Rushing 161 122
Rush Attempts 45 39
Avg Rush Yards 3.6 3.1
Net Yards Passing 70 19
Comp. - Att. 9-19 6-20
Yards Per Pass 3.7 1.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 5-15 6-50
Penalties - Yards 9-84 5-20
Touchdowns 2 4
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 2
Turnovers 4 1
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 1
Punts - Avg 8-40.1 8-45.9
Return Yards 58 37
Punts - Returns 1-0 1-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-39 2-35
Int. - Returns 1-19 2-2
Kicking 2/3 4/4
Extra Points 2/2 3/3
Field Goals 0/1 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Kent State 2-10 077014
Akron 7-5 10140024
70 PASS YDS 19
161 RUSH YDS 122
231 TOTAL YDS 141
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Bollas 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
30.8% 44 0 2 28.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
47.2% 1177 4 14 90.3
G. Bollas 4/13 44 0 2
D. Crum 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
80% 40 0 0 147.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.3% 232 1 2 116.0
D. Crum 4/5 40 0 0
J. Rankin 11 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 1 1 0 438.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 2 2 0 438.4
J. Rankin 1/1 1 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Crum 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 77 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
85 310 1
D. Crum 12 77 0 28
J. Rankin 11 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 73 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
144 563 4
J. Rankin 21 73 1 21
K. Gamble 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
53 170 2
K. Gamble 3 22 0 9
G. Bollas 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 -4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
111 234 1
G. Bollas 8 -4 0 5
M. Carrigan 87 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 149 1
M. Carrigan 1 -7 0 -7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Price 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 42 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 194 1
K. Price 2 42 0 21
J. Rankin 11 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
46 336 2
J. Rankin 4 25 0 15
K. White 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 117 0
K. White 1 12 0 12
M. Carrigan 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 286 2
M. Carrigan 1 5 0 5
C. Butler 46 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 82 2
C. Butler 1 1 1 1
T. Harrell 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 324 1
T. Harrell 0 0 0 0
R. Malone 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
R. Malone 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Jones 22 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-7 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-7 0 1.5
J. Jones 6-7 1.5 0
J. Alexander 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
J. Alexander 5-0 1.0 0
E. Hines 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 1.0
E. Hines 4-1 1.0 0
M. Lawrence-Burke 28 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-6 1 0.0
M. Lawrence-Burke 3-6 0.0 0
A. McKay 52 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
A. McKay 3-1 1.0 0
M. Moore 45 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.5
M. Moore 2-2 0.5 0
T. Eboigbe 58 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Eboigbe 2-0 0.0 0
J. Parker 7 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 1.0
J. Parker 2-0 1.0 0
M. Daniel 39 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
M. Daniel 2-0 0.0 0
T. Majette 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Majette 2-0 0.0 0
D. Monday 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 6 0.0
D. Monday 1-0 0.0 1
D. Hill 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Hill 1-0 0.0 0
J. Cunningham 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Cunningham 1-1 0.0 0
M. Sommers 33 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Sommers 1-1 0.0 0
Q. Robinson Jr. 10 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
Q. Robinson Jr. 1-0 0.0 0
D. Marshall 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Marshall 1-0 0.0 0
A. Hoag 53 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Hoag 1-0 0.0 0
K. Sherald 15 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Sherald 1-0 0.0 0
E. Simpson 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
E. Simpson 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
S. Hynes 57 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
9/16 16/18
S. Hynes 0/1 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Adams 96 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 40.1 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
87 43.3 0
D. Adams 8 40.1 0 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Carrigan 87 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 18.0 23 0
M. Carrigan 1 23.0 23 0
T. Harrell 5 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 20.7 16 0
T. Harrell 1 16.0 16 0
N. Monnin 47 TE
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 0.0 0 0
N. Monnin 1 0.0 0 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Price 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 7.1 0 0
K. Price 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Nelson 1 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
30% 69 1 1 65.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
46.5% 801 7 3 112.9
K. Nelson 6/20 69 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
V. Edwards Jr. 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 55 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
93 357 2
V. Edwards Jr. 9 55 0 16
M. Morgan 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 46 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
99 388 4
M. Morgan 11 46 1 42
K. Nelson 1 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 21 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
90 188 1
K. Nelson 19 21 0 24
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Booker 36 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 25 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 137 4
K. Booker 1 25 1 25
A. Wolf 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
29 424 4
A. Wolf 1 15 0 15
T. Chapman 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
50 468 2
T. Chapman 1 13 0 13
A. Coney 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
40 512 3
A. Coney 1 12 0 12
M. Morgan 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 45 0
M. Morgan 2 4 0 4
K. Smith 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 605 6
K. Smith 0 0 0 0
K. Gladney 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 107 1
K. Gladney 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
U. Gilbert III 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-4 2 1.0
U. Gilbert III 11-4 1.0 0
J. Davis II 9 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
J. Davis II 6-3 0.0 0
B. Bell 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
B. Bell 5-2 0.0 0
A. Davis 1 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
A. Davis 4-0 0.0 1
D. Dailey 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
D. Dailey 3-0 0.0 0
B. Boxen 50 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
B. Boxen 3-2 0.0 0
J. George 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 4 0.0
J. George 3-2 0.0 0
I. Camara 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
I. Camara 3-2 0.0 0
A. Hauser 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
A. Hauser 2-0 0.0 0
J. Dixon 16 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
J. Dixon 2-0 1.0 0
N. Bischof 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Bischof 1-0 0.0 0
D. Moore 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Moore 1-0 0.0 0
J. Lako 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 2 0.5
J. Lako 1-1 0.5 0
B. Williams 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.5
B. Williams 1-2 0.5 0
B. Reinke 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.5
B. Reinke 1-2 1.5 0
T. Junius 25 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. Junius 0-1 0.0 0
D. Butler 13 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
D. Butler 0-0 0.0 1
J. Baggett 31 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
J. Baggett 0-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
N. Gasser 48 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
3/4 12/12
N. Gasser 1/1 45 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
N. Gasser 48 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 45.9 5
SEASON NO AVG IN20
79 42.2 5
N. Gasser 8 45.9 5 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
V. Edwards Jr. 7 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 17.5 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
21 19.5 26 0
V. Edwards Jr. 2 17.5 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Coney 11 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 1.2 0 0
A. Coney 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:38 KENTST 28 3:10 8 29 Punt
7:18 AKRON 31 1:13 3 -4 FG Miss
3:39 KENTST 19 1:46 3 2 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:43 KENTST 7 1:54 6 13 Punt
12:36 AKRON 25 1:14 3 25 TD
9:08 KENTST 20 1:18 3 1 Punt
5:56 KENTST 5 3:38 9 29 Punt
1:44 KENTST 30 0:00 1 70 INT
0:17 KENTST 27 0:16 2 13 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 KENTST 25 1:15 3 37 INT
11:27 KENTST 7 2:47 5 22 Punt
7:42 KENTST 14 6:22 14 86 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:42 KENTST 28 1:34 3 3 Punt
8:38 KENTST 8 2:56 6 17 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 AKRON 25 3:16 7 75 TD
8:18 AKRON 20 0:43 3 -1 Punt
5:59 AKRON 35 2:08 6 37 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:45 AKRON 33 0:56 4 7 Punt
12:42 AKRON 38 0:00 1 62 INT
11:16 AKRON 17 1:54 3 1 Punt
7:38 AKRON 35 1:34 4 11 Punt
2:12 AKRON 28 0:16 3 7 Punt
1:39 KENTST 40 1:21 8 40 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:30 KENTST 38 1:54 3 -15 Punt
8:29 AKRON 28 0:33 3 0 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:12 AKRON 29 0:35 7 -4 Punt
11:03 KENTST 44 2:17 3 4 Punt
5:33 AKRON 36 4:43 9 58 Game