Monday, May 23, 2016

Akron Zips 2016 Schedule Breakdown

We begin our look at the 2016 MAC football schedules with Akron:

9/3 VMI
9/10 at Wisconsin
9/17 at Marshall
9/24 Appalachian State
10/1 at Kent State
10/8 Miami (Ohio)
10/15 Western Michigan
10/22 at Ball State
10/27 at Buffalo
11/2 Toledo
11/9 Bowling Green
11/22 at Ohio

Notes: Akron returns just 6 starters in 2016, so this schedule is a reflection on this fact. September could be brutal for Akron. There is a solid win over VMI to open, but then the Zips could be facing 3 straight losses to Wisconsin, Marshall, and Appalachian State.
October could breathe some relief their way, as they should defeat Kent State and Miami (Ohio), but Western Michigan is looming as a loss. There are two road games to wrap up October, but both are winnable dates with Ball State and Buffalo.
November could be a knife to the heart for Akron. They would need at least 1 or 2 wins this month, but I see zero. The Zips could lose all 3 dates to Toledo, Bowling Green, and Ohio.
Overall Projected Record: 5-7

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