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2002 Akron Zips football
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Conference Mid-American Conference East Division
2002 record 4–8 (3–5 MAC)
Head coach Lee Owens (8th year)
Home stadium Rubber Bowl
(Capacity: 35,202)
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 Mid-American Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
#24 Marshall x   7 1         11 2  
UCF   6 2         7 5  
Miami   5 3         7 5  
Ohio   4 4         4 8  
Akron   3 5         4 8  
Kent State   1 7         3 9  
Buffalo   0 8         1 11  
West
Toledo xy   7 1         9 5  
Northern Illinois x   7 1         8 4  
Bowling Green   6 2         9 3  
Ball State   4 4         6 6  
Western Michigan   3 5         4 8  
Central Michigan   2 6         4 8  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Marshall 49, Toledo 45
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Akron Zips football team represented the University of Akron in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. Akron competed as a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The Zips were led by head coach Lee Owens.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3111:00 AMat Iowa*ESPN+L 21–5751,493
September 76:00 PMat Maryland*L 14–4448,057
September 146:00 PMCentral MichiganL 17–2415,629
September 213:00 PMat Virginia*L 29–4856,216
September 286:00 PMMiami (OH)
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
L 31–4817,298
October 56:00 PMat Eastern MichiganL 34–4210,075
October 122:00 PMLiberty*
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
W 49–217,132
October 264:00 PMat Central FloridaL 17–2818,278
November 23:30 PMNo. 25 Marshall
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
W 34–2013,762
November 92:00 PMat OhioL 10–2717,788
November 161:00 PMBuffalo
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
W 21–104,178
November 232:00 PMat Kent StateW 48–103,278
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
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RosterEdit

2002 Akron Zips football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 5 Frye, CharlieCharlie Frye So
QB 16 Gill, JonathanJonathan Gill Jr
RB 35 Rohr, JayJay Rohr Fr
FB 36 Basch, DanDan Basch Jr
TE 38 Fortener, NickNick Fortener Sr
RB 40 Ringer, JerellJerell Ringer Fr
RB 42 Hendry, BobBob Hendry Jr
OL 61 Borrieci, JimJim Borrieci So
OL 62 Piccirillo, MikeMike Piccirillo Jr
OL 63 Wills, AndyAndy Wills Fr
OL 65 Feller, AaronAaron Feller So
OL 69 Conley, AaronAaron Conley So
OL 70 Shaw, BryanBryan Shaw Jr
OL 71 Grzeskowiak, MikeMike Grzeskowiak So
OL 72 Crouch, TimTim Crouch Fr
OL 75 Donaldson, MikeMike Donaldson Fr
OL 76 Hein, JustinJustin Hein 10px Fr
OL 77 Cook, WillieWillie Cook So
OL 78 Cummins, JudJud Cummins Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 McKenzie, RickeyRickey McKenzie Jr
DB 4 Greer, SekaiSekai Greer So
DB 23 Hixon, DomenikDomenik Hixon Fr
DB 24 Russell, MontaeMontae Russell So
LB 44 Blackburn, ChaseChase Blackburn So
DL 54 Hill, JoshJosh Hill Sr
LB 58 Robinson, MattMatt Robinson Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P/K 14 Sullivan, BillyBilly Sullivan Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster

ReferencesEdit

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