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Exhale, Michigan fans. The Wolverines have survived a ferocious upset bid from the Akron Zips, 28-24, at the Big House in Ann Arbor. After Akron took a 24-21 lead on a 1-yard touchdown completion from Kyle Pohl to Tyrell Goodman with just over four minutes to play, Devin Gardner led the Wolverines down the field in four plays to give Michigan the advantage, 28-24. The game-winning touchdown was scored on a 2-yard run by running back Fitzgerald Toussaint.
Akron, with a chance to win the game on its final drive, drove all the way down to the 2-yard line in the game’s final seconds. A goal line stand by Michigan preserved the victory – here’s the last play:
What a finish at #Michigan. Did you see that last play? @umichfootball #orvillemoment – http://t.co/LA81jwpcnW
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 14, 2013
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After one of the ugliest games I’ve seen in a long time, Michigan was somehow able to hold off the Akron Zips. A combination of turnovers, no running game, and no defensive pressure added up to a scary Saturday afternoon for the Wolverines. A lot of credit must go to Akron as well, as they played a pretty good game.
Coming off a big win over Notre Dame under the lights last week...
Devin Gardner is making a strong case for himself to be considered in the Heisman race. Check out the 36-yard touchdown run from the Michigan quarterback in Saturday’s game against Akron.
The play gave the Wolverines the lead, 14-10. They eventually hung on to win a thriller, 28-24.
With a goal line stance, Michigan beat Akron 28-24 in the final seconds. After the game, the Michigan locker room was deafening silent.
“This is embarrassing for the University of Michigan football team,” senior left tackle Taylor Lewan said. “We won the game. We’re 3-0. That’s great. But it was embarrassing.” That sums up the sentiment of the Wolverine Nation.
Akron almost pulled off an upset for the ages.
Fitzgerald Toussaint scored a go-ahead, 2-yard touchdown with 2:49 left and No. 11 Michigan made a desperately needed stop on the final play to hold on for a 28-24 victory over the Zips on Saturday.
On the third straight snap inside the Wolverines 5, Kyle Pohl was hurried and hit by Brennen Beyer and that led to an incomplete pass...
VIDEO: Michigan senior captain Taylor Lewan and junior quarterback Devin Gardner weren't messing around in their post game press conference following a closer than expected 28-24 win over Akron.
VIDEO: FOXSportsNEXT's Josh Newkirk and Kyle Bogenschutz hit the field of the big house to wrap-up Michigan's 28-24 win over Akron, take a look at the pass rush issues, Devin Gardner's turnovers, and the inability to run the football.
Michigan’s huge win over Notre Dame must seem like ancient history at this point for Wolverines fans. The Akron Zips, who earlier this season lost to UCF, 38-7, are hanging with UM in the Big House this afternoon.
Trailing 21-17 late in the fourth, quarterback Kyle Pohl hit wideout L.T. Smith on a 40-yard completion that put the Zips on the Wolverines 1-yard line. Three plays...
Terry Bowden almost, almost got his first signature win as the head coach of Akron.
Heck the Zips almost pulled off one of the biggest upsets ever in college football.
Michigan fans were having Appalachian State flashbacks.
Akron was leading Michigan 24-21 very late in the fourth quarter until Fitzgerald Toussaint scored the go-ahead touchdown with 2:49 left in the game...
Someone should tell the Michigan Wolverines that they didn’t beat Alabama, or win a National Championship last Saturday night.
They simply beat Notre Dame.
The Wolverines slept through most of their noon kickoff against Akron, and if not for some timely penalties by the Zips, and brain freeze by Akron’s offensive coordinator, they’d be relieving that nightmare finish from September...
Coming off a big win over rival Notre Dame, the Michigan Wolverines look to improve their record to 3-0 against Akron. The Zips travel to Ann Arbor for a 12:01 kickoff in what will be their first meeting in the history of these football programs.
The Zips broke a 10-game losing streak dating back to last season in their week one victory over James Madison 35-33...
The Michigan Wolverines were supposed to run over Akron with ease. The Zips were supposed to give the team a nice soft opponent (one win in the last three years--come on!) to help the team work out whatever kinks there may be at this point in the season.
Instead, they nearly gave the Wolverines one heck of a shocking upset.
The first half was a surprisingly...