Zips Head Coach Joe Moorehead told reporters after the game, “Quadruple overtime. I am heartbroken and devastated.”
Moorehead has a right to be heartbroken and devastated. His Zips were down 17-10 with just 5:08 to play before Akron RB Lorenzon Lingard thundered for a 71-yard TD scamper with 3:34 remaining, and placekicker Dante Jackson nailed the extra point to tie the game at 17-17.
Jackson missed a 32-yarder as time expired to force OT. Moorehead had this to say to reporters about his team and the missed upset opportunity over a Big Ten school,
“The margin of error against a Big Ten opponent is negligible at best,” Moorehead said. “(The near upset) bodes well for where we’ve come and where we’re going the rest of the season.”
Irons Throws Two Interceptions Against Indiana
Akron senior QB DJ Irons completed 63% of his passes last Saturday for 194 yards with a pair of picks. He was sacked just once in the loss but rushed for 141 yards and a pair of TDs and seems to put reserve QB Jeff Undercuffler Jr. in his rear-view mirror. The two were embroiled in a QB controversy, but Irons played most of the game, and this trend should continue.
Buffalo vs. Akron Betting Analysis
Akron is a -2.5 point favorite with a 55.5 point total when they welcome the 0-4 Buffalo Bulls to InfoCision Stadium. Kick-off is set for 12:00 p.m. ET.
The Bulls bring a five-game winning streak over the Zips, but Buffalo has the worst scoring defense in FBS, and I believe the Over 55.5 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook Ohio is the best bet for Saturday.
Buffalo allows 44.5 points per game and 512.2 yards of offense. Buffalo allows a whopping 239.5 rushing yards and 273 passing yards per game. The Akron offense does struggle to score the football at times, but they shouldn’t have any problem scoring TDs at home against Buffalo.
The Bulls may not stop anyone, but they can also score the football. Bulls QB Cole Snyder leads the MAC in passing yards, TDs, and total offense with five wideouts with at least 100 receiving yards. Wideouts Sterling Marylyn and Cole Harrity are Snyder’s top threats, but the offense averages 10 different players catching passes.
The Zips allow 237 passing yards per game, and Snyder will pick the Akron defense apart. Saturday should feature a back-and-forth game with plenty of scoring and end Over 55.5 points (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook.
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