Scores

Final

Akron 42

(4-4, 2-2 MAC)

E Michigan 35

(2-6, 1-3 MAC)

1:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

Rynearson Stadium, YPSILANTI, MI

1 2 3 4 T
AKR 3 21 7 1142
EMU 0 14 7 1435

Top Performers

Passing: A. Schmitt (EMU) - 258 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Kennedy (AKR) - 25 CAR, 277 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: A. Jones (AKR) - 5 REC, 114 YDS, 2 TD

Akron 42, E. Michigan 35

Associated Press

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YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Dennis Kennedy ran for 277 yards and three touchdowns, the last of them set up when Andy Hildreth recovered a blocked field goal attempt, in Akron's 42-35 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Andy Schmitt went 22-for-34 for 258 yards and three touchdowns for the Eagles (2-6, 1-3 Mid-American Conference). But Kennedy turned in the second-highest rushing total in school history as the Zips (2-2, 4-4) racked up 547 yards of total offense.

Josh LeDuc appeared to be the hero when he caught a 6-yard TD pass from Schmitt to give Eastern its first lead with 3:49 left, then blocked Ivan Iveljic's 26-yard field goal attempt with 39 seconds remaining. But punter Hildreth, the holder on the play, scooped up the ball and ran to the Eagles' 5-yard line to give Akron a first down and another chance.

Kennedy scored from four yards out two plays later, then ran in the 2-point conversion.

Chris Jacquemain was 11-for-19 for 208 yards and two TD passes to Andrew Jones for Akron.

Terrence Blevins carried 21 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns for Eastern.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AKR
EMU
1st Downs2121
Total Yards547440
Passing208258
Rushing339182
Penalties3-151-15
3rd Down Conversions3-1111-19
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers12
Possession23:5336:07

Passing Leaders

AkronC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jacquemain11/1920810.920
Eastern MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schmitt22/342587.631

Rushing Leaders

AkronCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kennedy2527711.1373
Jones35016.7047
Eastern MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Blevins21914.3219
Sanders13737.0037

Receiving Leaders

AkronRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones511422.8245
Owen13434.0034
Eastern MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stone710915.6024
Jones45814.5126

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAKREMU
FG12:08Igor Iveljic 26 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERAKREMU
TD12:16Andre Jones 16 Yd Pass From Chris Jacquemain (Igor Iveljic Kick) 100
TD09:29Terrence Blevins 3 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 107
TD09:21Andre Jones 45 Yd Pass From Chris Jacquemain (Igor Iveljic Kick) 177
TD04:17Tyler Jones 5 Yd Pass From Andy Schmitt (Joe Carithers Kick) 1714
TD02:51Dennis Kennedy 33 Yd Run (Igor Iveljic Kick) 2414
THIRD QUARTERAKREMU
TD09:06Terrence Blevins 1 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 2421
TD07:42Dennis Kennedy 10 Yd Run (Igor Iveljic Kick) 3121
FOURTH QUARTERAKREMU
FG14:10Igor Iveljic 27 Yd 3421
TD05:41Marvon Sanders 19 Yd Pass From Andy Schmitt (Joe Carithers Kick) 3428
TD03:49Josh Leduc 6 Yd Pass From Andy Schmitt (Joe Carithers Kick) 3435
TD00:14Dennis Kennedy 4 Yd Run (Dennis Kennedy Run For Two-Point Conversion) 4235