Grice gained just 7 yards on five carries but scored the Zips first three TDs on runs of 1, 2 and 4 yards before halftime. He put Akron (1-2) on the board first with a dive from the 1, and his 2-yard run midway through the second quarter helped the Zips regain the lead 14-9.
Akron scored the next seven touchdowns. Starting quarterback Travis Woodson completed 12 of 20 passes for 207 yards and a TD to Imani Davis. Tra'Von Chapman added another 128 yards passing, including a 50-yard scoring pass to Jerome Lane with 2:40 remaining.
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