UMass 22, Akron 14
AKRON, Ohio (AP)
Four Massachusetts interceptions led to 19 points as the Minutemen won for the first time at the Football Bowl Subdivision level, defeating Akron 22-14 Saturday.
Mike Wegzyn completed 23 of 39 passes for 266 yards and a touchdown for Massachusetts (1-9, 1-5 Mid-American Conference), whose special teams also produced a blocked punt, three field goals by Blake Lucas and three consecutive fourth-quarter punts downed inside the 5-yard line.
The interceptions by Khary Bailey-Smith, Randall Jette, Ed Saint-Vil and Joe Colton helped the Minutemen overcome 332 passing yards by Akron's Dalton Williams, who completed 34 of 51. Massachusetts' final three scoring drives went a combined total of 28 yards.
Jawon Chisholm added 103 yards on 23 carries with a touchdown for the Zips (1-10, 0-7).
Akron got within 22-14 on Williams' 19-yard scoring pass to Marquelo Suel, but Williams' fumble after being sacked by Ryan Delaire stopped the Zips' final chance.