Ohio beats Akron to clinch spot in MAC Championship Game

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Louie Zervos made all three of his field-goal attempts and Ohio clinched the Mid-American Conference East Division title with a 9-3 win over Akron on Tuesday night.

The Bobcats (8-4, 6-2) will play in the MAC championship game for the first time since 2011. They will face either No. 14 Western Michigan or Toledo at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 2.

Zervos scored on kicks of 37 and 49 yards in the second quarter and added a 23-yarder with 2:59 left in the fourth. The 49-yard field goal was the second longest of Zervos’ career.

Tom O’Leary scored Akron’s only points on a 35-yard attempt that made it 6-3 in the third quarter. O’Leary missed a 43-yard attempt near the end of the first quarter.

Tyrell Goodman led Akron (5-7, 3-5) to the Ohio 25 on the Zips’ final possession with enough time to go ahead. He had a pass on third-and-11 that was within the reach of JoJo Natson in the end zone, but Natson was unable to haul it in.

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