Akron Zips



Akron Zips Highlights

General Information

  • Conference: Mid-American Conference (1992–present)
  • NCAA Division: Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)
  • City: Akron, Ohio
  • Stadium: InfoCision Stadium


  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 1 (2005)
  • Divisional Championships: 2 (2005, 2017)
  • Bowl Game Appearances: 3

Past Conferences:

  • Independent (1891–1914; 1936-1947; 1966-1973; 1987-1991)
  • Ohio Athletic Conference (1915–1935; 1948-1965)
  • *Mid-Continent Conference (1978–1979)
  • *Ohio Valley Conference (1980–1986)
  • * Akron was a Member of Division 1 FCS at this time

Akron Zips Stats & Analysis

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All-Time Akron Zips Stats & Records

Passing yards

⦁ Charlie Frye: 11,049
⦁ Tommy Woodson: 6,864
⦁ Luke Getsy: 6,117
⦁ Kato Nelson: 5,583
⦁ Kyle Pohl: 5,128

Rushing yards

⦁ Jawon Chisholm: 3,403
⦁ Brandon Payne: 2,861
⦁ Bobby Hendry: 2,847
⦁ Dennis Kennedy: 2,522
⦁ Connor Hundley: 2,165

Receiving yards

⦁ Jabari Arthur: 2,653
⦁ Lavel Bailey: 2,577
⦁ Domenik Hixon: 2,092
⦁ Matt Cherry: 1,997
⦁ Jake Schifino: 1,986

Akron Zips – NCAAF History

Day One of the Ohio Akron Zips

The Akron Zips are a Division 1 FBS Football team based in Akron, Ohio. Originally named Buchtel College upon opening in 1891, the program was renamed the University of Akron in 1913. The nickname “Zips” is short for Zippers, which is a reference to the rubber boots manufactured by the B.F. Goodrich Company, which was headquartered in Akron at the time. Akron has an overall record of 521–548–37.

Upset Leads to Conference Championship – To Lose

After spending the 1970s and 1980s as a Division II and Division 1-AA (now known as Division 1 FCS) program, respectively, Akron became the first program to move up from Division 1-AA to Division I, in 1987. The Akron Zips’ most successful season came in 2005. Despite a 6-6 record, the Zips clinched their first-ever Mid-American East Division title, setting up a showdown versus heavily favored Northern Illinois. Akron pulled off a 31-30 upset in Detroit to clinch their first-ever Conference Championship. The Zips would also make their first-ever bowl game appearance, losing 38-31 to Memphis in the Motor City Bowl – ironically enough in the same stadium where they won the MAC title weeks prior. Akron would go on to make two more bowl game appearances, with their lone victory coming in the 2015 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl over Utah State.

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