Recap - Cardinals Defeat Akron 37-30
|Recap - Cardinals Defeat Akron 37-30|
Jack Tomlinson inflicted damage on the Akron secondary, receiving 175 yards as Ball State defeated the Zips 37-30 at Scheumann Stadium.
Ball State did not, however, defeat the Zips against the spread, which closed at 13.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 49.5.
Keith Wenning completed 14 of 27 pass attempts for 217 yards for the Cardinals in the win. He was picked off 3 times by the Zips defense.
Alex Allen rushed for 165 yards for Akron, while Nate Burney added 15 yards. Patrick Nicely threw for 178 yards for the Zips, while receivers Jalil Carter and Jeremy LaFrance had 69 and 46 yards respectively.
Ball State outgained Akron 389-358 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 19-15 by the Zips.
The time of possession battle favored Akron as their offense was on the field for 31:03, longer than the 28:57 of their opponents.
Ball State heads into a Week 11 battle against Buffalo. Akron, meanwhile, will have their next action against Miami (Ohio).