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Ohio holds off Akron

AKRON (AP) — Derrius Vick threw for one touchdown, Daz’mond Patterson ran for another and the Ohio defense made that hold up for a 14-10 win over Akron in the Mid-American Conference opener on Saturday.

Despite out-gaining the Bobcats by nearly 100 yards, the Zips (2-3) were limited to four Robert Stein field goals.

After Stein’s 30-yard field goal with 3:55 to play, Ohio (4-1) went three-and-out. However, the Bobcat defense got a sack by Quentin Poling on second down and Ian Wells broke up a fourth-down pass to seal the win.

After Stein staked Ohio to a 3-0 lead midway through the first quarter, Vick connected with Keith Heitzman for a 24-yard score. Early in the second Patterson scored on a 4-yard run before Stein kicked a 33-yarder three seconds before halftime.

Stein booted a 41-yard field goal late in the third quarter.

Akron had 319 total yards to 227 for Ohio.

Ohio 7 7 0 0 — 14

Akron 3 3 3 3 — 12

First Quarter

Akr—FG Stein 40, 7:57.

Ohio—Heitzman 24 pass from Vick (Yazdani kick), 4:27.

Second Quarter

Ohio—Patterson 4 run (Yazdani kick), 12:41.

Akr—FG Stein 33, :03.

Third Quarter

Akr—FG Stein 41, :16.

Fourth Quarter

Akr—FG Stein 30, 3:55.

A—17,301.

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Ohio Akr

First downs 17 20

Rushes-yards 32-48 35-88

Passing 179 231

Comp-Att-Int 18-29-1 18-38-1

Return Yards 18 0

Punts-Avg. 7-37.9 5-32.8

Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0

Penalties-Yards 8-99 10-79

Time of Possession 27:56 32:04

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Ohio, White 5-29, Ouellette 6-26, Windham 4-13, Patterson 9-6, Team 2-(minus 4), Vick 6-(minus 22). Akron, Hundley 18-66, Woodson 13-11, Davis 2-7, Grice 1-6, Alexander 1-1, Goodman 0-(minus 3).

PASSING—Ohio, Vick 18-26-0-179, Windham 0-3-1-0. Akron, Woodson 18-38-1-231.

RECEIVING—Ohio, White 4-56, Reid 4-32, Cope 3-34, S.Smith 2-10, Patterson 2-8, Heitzman 1-24, Brunis 1-9, Sawyer 1-6. Akron, Davis 5-94, Pratt 3-40, Goodman 3-29, Coney 3-20, Means Jr. 2-22, Lane 1-14, Lawrence 1-12.