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2005 Akron Zips football
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MAC champion
MAC East Division co-champion
MAC Championship Game, W 31–30 vs. NIU
Motor City Bowl, L 31–38 vs. Memphis
Conference Mid-American Conference East Division
2005 record 7–6 (5–3 MAC)
Head coach J. D. Brookhart (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Jim Pry (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Jim Fleming (2nd year)
Home stadium Rubber Bowl
(Capacity: 35,202)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Mid-American Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Miami x   5 3         7 4  
Bowling Green x   5 3         6 5  
Akron xy   5 3         7 6  
Ohio   3 5         4 7  
Buffalo   1 7         1 10  
Kent State   0 8         1 10  
West
Toledo x   6 2         9 3  
Northern Illinois xy   6 2         7 5  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 4  
Central Michigan   5 3         6 5  
Ball State   4 4         4 7  
Eastern Michigan   3 5         4 7  
Championship: Akron 31, NIU 30
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Akron Zips football team represented the University of Akron in the 2005 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 J. D. Brookhart in his second year as head coach. Brookhart would lead Akron to its first MAC title, upsetting Northern Illinois 31-30 in the conference championship game.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1012:00 PMat No. 13 Purdue*ESPN360L 24–4964,757
September 175:00 PMat Middle Tennessee*W 17–712,411
September 246:00 PMNorthern IllinoisW 48–4215,612
October 16:00 PMCentral Michigan
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
L 17–3110,093
October 81:30 PMat BuffaloW 13–78,279
October 152:00 PMat Miami (OH)L 23–5114,312
October 226:00 PMArmy*
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
L 0–2012,203
October 294:00 PMat Bowling GreenW 24–149,608
November 52:00 PMat Ball StateL 17–2310,401
November 157:30 PMOhio
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
ESPNUW 27–37,614
November 2410:00 AMKent State
ESPNUW 35–38,942
December 17:45 PMvs. Northern Illinois*ESPNW 31–3012,051
December 264:00 PMvs. Memphis*
ESPNL 31–3850,616
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
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ReferencesEdit

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