Akron 31

(6-4, 6-1 MAC)

Ohio 19

(4-7, 2-6 MAC)

1:00 PM ET, November 13, 2004

Peden Stadium, Athens, OH

1 2 3 4 T
AKR 0 14 10 731
OHIO 7 6 0 619

Top Performers

Passing: C. Frye (AKR) - 190 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Roush (OHIO) - 14 CAR, 119 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Long (AKR) - 3 REC, 30 YDS, 1 TD

Akron 31, Ohio 19

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Dwayne LeFall returned an interception 60 yards for one touchdown and set up another score with a fumble recovery at the Ohio 1 in Akron's 31-19 victory on Saturday.

LeFall's fumble recovery set up Dan Basch's 1-yard touchdown plunge on the next play, giving Akron (6-4, 6-1 Mid-American Conference) a 24-13 lead.

Akron started the day tied for first place in the MAC's East Division with Miami (Ohio). The teams meet next week in Akron.

The Zips defense forced five Ohio (4-7, 2-6) turnovers and had seven sacks.

LeFall, who forced two fumbles, recovered two fumbles and had two sacks, gave the Zips a 14-13 lead at the half with his 60-yard interception return.

Bobcats quarterback Ryan Hawk completed 14 of 27 passes for 157 yards with two interceptions.

Hawk fumbled and it was recovered by Kiki Gonzalez at the Ohio 42, leading to Jason Swiger's 31-yard field goal. Four players later, Hawk fumbled again and LeFall recovered to set up Basch's short touchdown.

Justin Roush carried 14 times for 119 yards for the Bobcats, scoring on a 36-yard run early in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 24-19.

Akron quarterback Charlie Frye, who completed 15 of 22 passes for 190 yards, then led a 76-yard, 6½-minute drive that he capped with a 13-yard TD pass to Johnny Long with 4:38 left.