|Date of game: 11/18/2014
Recap: Akron vs. Massachusetts
Akron, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Pohl threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns as the Akron Zips ended a lengthy losing streak with a 30-6 victory over the Massachusetts Minutemen in Mid-American Conference action at InfoCision Stadium.
Pohl completed 26-of-40 pass attempts for Akron (5-6, 2-3 MAC), which had lost four straight. Zach D'Orazio tallied 121 yards on 10 receptions. Jawon Chisholm racked up 78 yards on 19 carries and Conor Hundley rushed for 68 yards and scored twice.
UMass (3-8, 3-4), which had won three of its previous four games, was without starting quarterback Blake Frohnapfel, who sat out with a leg injury. Austin Whipple threw three interceptions and completed only 12-of-20 pass attempts for 157 yards in Frohnapfel's place.
Akron controlled the first half entirely and led 20-0 at the break. Robert Stein kicked a 26-yard field goal midway through the first quarter and Pohl threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to L.T. Smith in the period as well.
In the second quarter, Stein booted a 24-yard field goal and Pohl tossed a 12- yard scoring strike to Hundley.
UMass scored its only points of the game early in the third quarter on a one- yard touchdown pass from Whipple to Jean Sifrin. However, the extra point attempt failed.
Akron responded with a 12-yard touchdown run from Hundley at the end of the frame and a 31-yard field goal from Stein early in the fourth.
The Zips had a 411-235 advantage in total yards, while owning a nearly 10- minute edge in time of possession.Game Notes