Posted: 3:29 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013
By Matt Daley
Akron took a 10-7 lead in the third quarter, and Michigan responded with two quick touchdowns to go up by 11, 21-10. It looked at that point like the Wolverines had finally awoken from their slumber.
Devin Gardner threw a pick-six to cut the Michigan lead to 21-17, then Akron scored an offensive touchdown midway through the fourth quarter to go up 24-21. Michigan immediately responded with a touchdown of their own, and with under 4:00 to play, they led 28-24.
Akron began their final drive at their own 25. They drove 71 yards and, with just five seconds left, faced a 4th-and-3 from the Michigan 4 yard line. Kyle Pohl's pass was hurried and fell incomplete in the end zone as time expired, giving Michigan a victory.
Akron falls to 1-2 on the season, but if there were EVER time to celebrate a moral victory, this would be it. Akron was expected by NOBODY to keep this game close. But they did, giving Michigan a huge does of #MACtion that they did not expect.
We'll have a complete recap of this game later tonight here at Hustle Belt.