The White squad, coached by associate head coach and defensive coordinator Chuck Amato and his defensive staff, went 16-of-25 for 288 yards passing and three touchdowns, one each from the three quarterbacks.
The Blue squad, coached by offensive coordinator and . . .
In the first quarter, redshirt sophomore QB Nick Johns tossed a 34-yard pass to senior WR A.J. Coney for the first score. Junior PK Tom O'Leary tacked on the extra point, giving the White squad a 7-0 lead.
As the quarter ended, the Blue squad responded with a 23-yard field goal from senior PK Zach Gingerich to close the gap, 7-3.
The White squad added 10 points in the second quarter. Sophomore PK Jerry Fitschen nailed a 21-yard field goal. Blue was driving on a third-and-11 on the 15 when sophomore LB James King intercepted a Johns' pass. White took advantage of the turnover as redshirt freshman QB Kato Nelson connected with senior WR Tra'Von Chapman moments later on an eight-yard TD pass for a 17-3 halftime lead.
Neither team scored in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, senior QB Clayton Uecker threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to senior WR Fransohn Bickley for the game's final 24-3 score.
Junior LB Travonte Junius led the White defense with nine solo tackles and a sack. Junior DB Nathan Bischof led the Blue with four solo stops.
1st 7:46 WHITE- A.J. Coney 34 yd. pass from Nick Johns, (Tom O'Leary kick)
4 plays, 85 yards, 2:26
0:00 BLUE- Zach Gingerich 23 yd. field goal
7 plays, 75 yards
2nd 12:13 WHITE- Jerry Fitschen 21 yd. field goal
6 plays, 61 yards, 2:45
1:36 WHITE- Tra'Von Chapman 8 yd. pass from Kato Nelson (O'Leary kick)
9 plays, 75 yards, 3:30
4th 10:12 WHITE- Fransohn Bickley 54 yd. pass from Clayton Uecker (Gingerich kick)
6 plays, 64 yards, 5:00
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2017 Akron Spring Football Awards
MVP– Senior TE Mykel Traylor-Bennett
Most Improved– Sophomore OL Trevor Brown & sophomore TE Brandon Junk
Unsung Hero– Sophomore RB Chuck Turfe
MVP– Junior CB Darian Dailey & senior LB Andrew Hauser
Most Improved– Junior DL Brennan Williams
Unsung Hero– Sophomore CB Denzel Butler & redshirt freshman Andrew Siegman
Weight Room Awards
Offensive MVP– Senior WR A.J. Coney
Defensive MVP– Senior S Zach Guiser
Most Improved– Sophomore OL Trevor Brown, junior CB Jordan George, senior LB Andrew Hauser