Akron tops winless Eastern Michigan 28-21
AKRON, Ohio (AP)—Alex Allen rushed for two touchdowns and Miguel Graham scored off an interception to lead Akron to a 28-21 win over Eastern Michigan on Friday.
Graham intercepted Eastern Michigan quarterback Alex Gillet’s pass, returning it 62 yards for a touchdown to give the Zips (3-9, 2-6 Mid-American Conference) a 21-14 lead in the second quarter.
Akron pushed its lead to 14 points on Dashan Miller’s 29-yard touchdown run in the third. Miller finished with 49 yards rushing on two carries and Allen had 50 yards on the ground on 14 attempts. Broderick Alexander led the Zips’ rushing attack with 54 yards.
Gillett, who went 16-for-30, passed for 148 yards and two interceptions for the Eagles (0-12, 0-8). The quarterback also rushed for 102 yards on 17 carries, including a 27-yard touchdown run in second quarter.
Dwayne Priest also had two rushing scores for Eastern Michigan.