Late field goal gets Cincinnati past Akron 17-15

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AKRON, Ohio (AP)—Tony Pike connected with Mardy Gilyard on two touchdown passes and Jake Rogers made a go-ahead field goal with 7:45 left in Cincinnati’s 17-15 win Saturday over Akron.

The Bearcats (3-1) drove 42 yards in nine plays to set up Rogers’ 48-yard field goal, and Brad Jones intercepted Chris Jacquemain’s pass at Akron’s 44 with 1:31 remaining to seal the win.

Late in the third, a Gilyard fumble gave Akron (2-3) the ball at the Cincinnati 24, and several plays later, Dennis Kennedy plunged in from the one. But Jacquemain’s attempted run for a 2-point conversion failed, giving the Zips a 15-14 advantage early in the fourth.

Pike was 23 of 34 for 320 yards passing, and Gilyard caught seven for 146 yards for Cincinnati.

Akron’s Jacquemain connected on 26 of 40 passes for 254 yards, and Deryn Bowser caught 10 for 72 yards.

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M. Gilyard M. Gilyard, WR
7 Rec, 146 yds
2 TDs
D. Bowser D. Bowser, WR
10 Rec, 72 yds
1 TD