Ohio vs. Akron – How To Watch, Schedule, Live Stream Info, Playtime, TV Channel

Who is playing

Akron in Ohio

Current Records: Akron 1-4; Ohio 2-3

what to know

The Ohio Bobcats are 6-1 against the Akron Zips since October 2015 and will have a chance to extend that success on Saturday. Ohio and Akron will square off in a Mid-American battle at 2 pm ET at Frank Solich Field in Peden Stadium. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.

The Bobcats put up a good fight in their overtime matchup against the Kent State Golden Flashes last week, but ended up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 31-24. Despite the loss, Ohio had strong performances from RB Sieh Bangura, who had a rushing touchdown, and QB Kurtis Rourke, who passed for two TDs and 322 yards on 39 attempts. That touchdown, a 50-yard run in the third quarter, was one of the highlights of the game.

Meanwhile, it was a hard-fought matchup, but Akron had to settle for a 31-28 loss against the Bowling Green Falcons last week. The losing side was fueled by QB DJ Irons, who passed for three TDs and 224 yards on 33 attempts in addition to amassing 105 rushing yards. This was the first time Irons had racked up more than 100 rushing yards all year.

Ohio is the favorite in this one, with an expected margin of victory of 11 points. Those who got lucky with them against the spread last week may want to postpone the bets this time, as the team has yet to string together consecutive wins against the spread.

The losses put the Bobcats at 2-3 and the Zips at 1-4. A couple of numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Ohio ranks 21st in the nation for interceptions thrown, with just two on the season. Akron is completely the same as them: They also come into the game with two interceptions thrown. So expect both teams to feel comfortable airing the ball.

how to watch

  • When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Frank Solich Field at Peden Stadium – Athens, Ohio
  • TV: ESPN3.com
  • Online transmission: fuboTV (Try it free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • To follow: CBS Sports App


The Bobcats are a heavy 11-point favorite against the Zips, according to the latest college football odds.

Over/Under: -110

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series history

Ohio has won six of its last seven games against Akron.

  • Oct 02, 2021 – Ohio 34 vs. Akron 17
  • November 10, 2020 – Ohio 24 vs. Akron 10
  • Nov 26, 2019 – Ohio 52 vs. Akron 3
  • November 23, 2018 – Ohio 49 vs. Akron 28
  • November 14, 2017 – Akron 37 vs. Ohio 34
  • Nov 22, 2016 – Ohio 9 vs. Akron 3
  • Oct 03, 2015 – Ohio 14 vs. Akron 12

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