With its second consecutive road win, Akron improved to 3-3 overall (1-1 in Mid-American Conference play), while the Eagles fell to 1-5 overall (0-2 MAC).
In his third start of the season, Woodson went 14-of-22 for 222 yards with a career-high four touchdowns. He also rushed for 72 yards.
Sophomore WR Jerome Lane finished with a career-best two touchdowns and 104 yards (all in the first half), marking the first 100-yard performance of his collegiate career.
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Defensively, senior LB Dylan Evans racked up a team-high 10 tackles, including five solo stops.
The Eagles also had some impressive numbers. QB Brogan Roback went 23-of-34 for 204 yards and three touchdowns. Darius Jackson rushed for 112 yards on 24 carries, while Eddie Daugherty had 107 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions. Great Ibe led all defenders with 16 tackles.
Akron jumped on the scoreboard first following an eight-play, 60-yard drive as Woodson connected with senior WR Imani Davis on a nine-yard pass on the second drive of the first quarter. On the ensuing kickoff, EMU fumbled the ball, which was recovered by sophomore WR Austin Wolf , setting up UA's next TD just 50 seconds later. This time Woodson connected with Lane on a 22-yard TD reception, giving the Zips a 14-0 lead.
EMU responded with a touchdown three minutes later. Following a nine-play, 75-yard effort, Roback threw a seven-yard pass to Austin Stone for the Eagles' score.
Akron opened the second stanza with another passing touchdown. Woodson marched the Zips down the field, ending with a 39-yard TD reception to Lane. The Zips led, 21-7.
The Eagles didn't make it easy. They drove the field, scoring on a two-yard pass from Roback to Sam Browning to come within seven, 21-14, early in the second quarter.
On their next drive, the Zips used their running game. Senior BT Cody Grice came in on a third-and-one for a three-yard game and first down, sparking another successful TD drive. Hundley scampered into the end zone on a 29-yard run as UA pulled ahead, 28-14.
With 7:24 remaining in the game, Akron blocked an EMU punt, the Eagles recovered. Junior LB Andrew Hauser made the tackle in the end zone for a safety, boosting UA's lead to 30-14.
Facing fourth-and-five, UA brought senior PK Robert Stein on for a 34-yard field goal. With an added penalty, Stein nailed a 39-yarder, lifting UA to a 33-14 edge.
On the next EMU drive, Sophomore S Zach Guiser intercepted the ball, a career first. Five plays later, junior TE Josh McNeil scored the first touchdown of his collegiate career with a one-yard reception. The Zips entered the locker room with a 40-14 lead.
In their first drive of the second half, the Zips took 11 plays over 5:35 to go 75 yards as Hundley scored his second TD on the day with a five-yard rush. UA led, 47-14.
EMU wasn't finished. On the Eagles' next drive, Roback tossed a 41-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Daugherty for the final score, 47-21.
Akron closes out its two-game MAC road trip Saturday with a stop at Bowling Green. Eastern Michigan will be at Toledo.
(Courtesy of UA Athletics)