Akron, Ohio: DJ Irons threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to give Akron a 35-14 win over Bryant on Saturday.
With a 14-14 draw at the start of the fourth quarter of the game, Irons scrambled to his left before finding room on the right for a TD to give the Zips the lead. He added a 6-yard touchdown pass at Konata Mumpfield with 9:29 remaining.
Irons was passing 19-in-23 for 296 yards and added 117 yards running on 14 carries. Anthony Williams Jr. ran for 98 yards which included a late 1-yard scoring run for Akron (1-2). Michael Mathison and Oran Singleton Jr each had a first-half touchdown catch.
Xavi Eckhaus completed 15 of 20 passes with a touchdown to Bryant (1-2). Fabrice Mukendi’s 1-yard TD run for the Bulldogs tied the game at 14 with 5:21 remaining in the third quarter.
It was the first FBS rival to the Bryant program and the first game to be played in Ohio.
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