Game Preview For Week 11: Akron Zips vs. Ohio Bobcats

Author: Mansi


We are in the 11the week of NCAAF. This Tuesday, the Akron Zips will go against the Ohio Bobcats. This season Akron Zips were not in a good state. They have lost almost all the matches with a huge difference. At the same time, the Ohio Bobcats performed very well. Five of our two games were canceled, but Bobcats have won two matches out of three with a significant difference. Predictors can’t predict the actual result. But if we go through the stats, the game is more on the Ohio bobcat's side.

Game information 

The game is going to play on the 10th of November (Tuesday) at 7:00 pm  EST.  Peden Stadium is going to witness this match. This stadium is located in Athens, Ohio. The temperature is assumed to be clear with a high of 75 degrees, and a low of 63 degrees.

Series history 

Ohio is leading the series 22-13-1. On the other hand, the bobcats won nine games from 2008 to 2016. As we looked at the Current streak Ohio has won the two meetings in 2018 and 2019. 53-3 is the largest margin of victory in the history of Ohio. 

Three things to watch:

  • Running cats.

  • Zipping out passes.

  • Capitalizing on opportunities.

The Ohio bobcats 

The bobcats represent Ohio University. They are senior members of the Mid-American Conference(MAC). They have won five MAC championships. The Bobcats have a disappointing season. But in this match, they had a tough opening. Kurtis Rourke showed his solid game. He went for 231 yards of distance with two impressive touchdown points in the air. 

Nathan Rourke got some help from Isiah Cox, Shane hooks, Adam Luehrman, and Cameron Odom. They all registered catches of 20+ yards. Jeremiah Wood showed his intelligence as he tackled seven and a pair of TFLs. However, Kurtis had got 19 passes, only from which he completed 12 of his access. The major problem was he was sacked five times. From the first match, the bobcats are struggling to win as they lost their first match with Central Michigan.

The Akron Zip 

The Akron Zip football is representing the University of Akron in the football bowl subdivision. Zip competes in the Mid-American conference as they are a member of the East division. The team was established in 1891. Kent State is the main rival of zips.

Akron's got the first position on the winning poll as the team isn't looking like that.4/14 on their first down and ½ on second down. Zach Gibson went for 18/30 with a distance of 125 yards. He struggled a lot for this with one touchdown point and an interception, a lost fumble, and three sacks.

Although the worse throwing zips managed to have successful running. Jeremiah Knight and Teon Dollard covered 141 yards of distance.

Prediction for this game

This game doesn't look impressive on paper, but Ohio struggled a lot for cover points. Zips have successful running. Ohio has the advantage of the offense side, and it will be too much to rebuild for zips. Bobcats need some time and talent to overcome zips.

Player to watch in this game 

Kourtis Rourke 

He has not been in his real colors in this season. In this game, he managed to score the least points. That would have hurt him more than anything. Therefore, he will be looking for a good performance against the Akron Zips. Despite being off-color in this season, Kurtis Rourke is the key player to watch out for in this clash. 

De'monte Tuggle

Tuggle was seen in excellent form in this season. He had done miracles for his team. Although in the last game, Ohio bobcats got a failure, Tuggle's performance was outstanding. The previous game was neck to neck. Michigan has won this game with a small difference. He needs more chances to prove. 



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