Akron takes out Buffalo with a 42-21 win behind Woodson

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Thomas Woodson was 17-for-30 passing with 258 yards and four touchdowns as Akron led Buffalo all the way to win 42-21 on Saturday.

Donnell Alexander had 24 carries for 143 yards and two touchdowns while Imani Davis finished with seven catches for 118 yards and a score for Akron (6-5, 4-3 Mid-American Conference).

The Zips took a 14-0 lead when Woodson found Jerome Lane for a 29-yard score and Austin Wolf on a 36 yarder in the first quarter.

Joe Licata engineered a 13-play, 80-yard drive capped by a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marcus McGill to start the second in which the teams traded touchdowns, giving Akron a 28-14 halftime lead.

Alexander's 7-yard score in the third boosted Akron's lead to 35-14.

For Buffalo (5-6, 3-4), Joe Licata was 32 of 51 for 262 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Ron Willoughby had 11 receptions for 105 yards.

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