Ohio vs. Akron Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Ohio vs. Akron fearless prediction and game preview.
Ohio (8-2) vs. Akron (5-5) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 18th
Game Time: 7:00 pm ET
Venue: InfoCision Stadium, Akron, OH
What’s Going To Happen
Last week doesn’t matter.
Akron suffered a rough 24-14 loss at Miami University, but it’s fine.
Ohio came up with a statement win over Toledo, but that doesn’t make a difference now.
It’s all about the MAC East championship game now – or close to it.
Ohio is off to the MAC title game with a win, while Akron would still need to either hit the two-foot putt against Kent State – or get a Bobcat loss – if it wins at home.
The Zips don’t have an offense, and QB Thomas Woodson is banged up, but the defense has been just strong enough to make up for it. There haven’t been any really good wins outside of the shocker at Western Michigan, but they’re a win away from going bowling.
But the Bobcat offense is on fire.
The ground game crushed Toledo with 393 yards – QB Nathan Rourke ran for 115 yards and a score, and Dorian Brown tore off 142 yards and two touchdowns – with big run after big run.
Can the Zips somehow take control of the game at home enough to at least come up with third down stops and get off the field? More than that, the O has to dominate the third down tries – even without all the key parts.
The Bobcats are just sharp enough to not screw this up, and the defense is too solid to blow their chance to play for the conference title. Akron will come up hot, but Ohio will take control of the game as it goes on.
The Ohio pass rush will dominate the fourth quarter, and the running game will put it away late.
Ohio vs. Akron Prediction
Ohio 34, Akron 14
Ohio -13, o/u: 51.5
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