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Akron Zips vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles football recap: Zips with 500 yards on offense, win 47-21

Eastern Michigan played bad, Akron had a strong first half, and EMU loses their fourth home game.

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Oh you know, just another day at The Factory. The Akron Zips (3-3, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) took advantage of a fumble on a kickoff in the first quarter, got off to a 14-0 lead and the rest of it was Eastern Michigan (1-5, 0-1 MAC) losing another home game and playing down to the meme that everybody holds them to.

While there was an obvious huge lack of enthusiasm from the players, mostly on the defensive side of the ball, the Akron offense played much better than many would have expected. For a team that averages 346.8 yards per game coming into the game, the Zips finished with 500 yards of total offense, 355 in the first half alone.

Tommy Woodson threw a lot of deep balls to move the chains and get into the end zone and it paid off. He finished the day going 14-for-22 in the air with all four of his touchdown passes coming in the first half. Two of which were to Jerome Lane, which were his first two receptions of the game. All four of his catches were also in the first half and finished with 104 receiving yards. Imani Davis also hauled in five catches for the Zips with a touchdown, racking up 92 yards.

Conor Hundley and Donnell Alexander both had 38 combined carries for 199 yards. Hundley led with seven yards per carry, 119 total rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Brogan Roback had his miscues, but he still played well. His interception should've just been dumped off as an incompletion, but he still managed to complete 23 of 34 passes with touchdown pass to Austin Stone, Sam Browning and Eddie Daugherty. Darius Jackson carried the ball 24 times and picked up 112 yards, but this was his first game of the season without a score.

The Eagles travel to face No. 24 Toledo Rockets next week while the Zips will have to face the Bowling Green Falcons at Doyt Perry Stadium.