Toledo finally came out of its much talked about losing streak against Northern Illinois standing up and mighty before the Illinois in college football in the U.S. In Akron, a dramatic game saw the Bowling Green State University earn a win over Akron.
A memorable fourth-quarter drive was the one that eventually proved to be the winner as the football team of the University of Toledo was able to get out of the Northern Illinois as the Rockets beat the Huskies hands down 31-24 Wednesday at the Guaranteed Rate Field.
Toledo showed its offensive colors in the game’s second half and was well in control of the game by a good show on the defense side also on its way to ending the six-game losing streak for the Huskies. Considering the victory the Rockets are still in contention for the MAC West setting a single game behind yet to be defeated Western Michigan.
With only 1:15 of the game left senior Kareem Hunt capped off an excellent nine play, 71-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown which eventually won them the game. Earlier in the course of the drive, Hunt got through a tackle and also had a first down on a crucial third-down reception.
Hunt said “Pretty much I just wanted to go down and win the game,” Hunt said. “I knew I didn’t have the first down when I caught it and I knew I needed to get the first down no matter what it took. It was a relief. We all knew we had to go down and score. There was no hesitation or thinking about getting three points or anything like that,” reports toledoblade.com
With that, “Northern Illinois out of bowl contention after a loss to Toledo at Sox Park” headlined The Chicago Tribune.
Bowling Green records dramatic win over the Zips
On the other hand, late scores led the Falcons to enjoy their first MAC victory.
The Bowling Green football team experienced ups and downs in their game against Akron, a game characterized by much drama and excitement. Early in the third quarter, the BGs were on the top of the game with a 28-10 lead Wednesday. Mistakes were made aplenty by both sides and the Zips swung back to tie the game at 28-28 in the early part of the fourth quarter.
However, the Falcons redeemed themselves with strong plays in all of the three phases and pulled off a 31-28 victory at the InfoCision Stadium.