2005 Akron Zips football team

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2005 Akron Zips football
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MAC Champions
MAC East Champions
Motor City Bowl, L 31–38 vs. Memphis
Conference Mid-American Conference East Division
2005 record 7–6 (5–3 MAC)
Head coach J. D. Brookhart (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Jim Pry (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Jim Fleming (2nd year)
Home stadium Rubber Bowl
(Capacity: 35,202)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Akron xy   5 3         7 6  
Miami x   5 3         7 4  
Bowling Green x   5 3         6 5  
Ohio   3 5         4 7  
Buffalo   1 7         1 10  
Kent State   0 8         1 10  
West
Northern Illinois xy   6 2         7 5  
Toledo x   6 2         9 3  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 4  
Central Michigan   5 3         6 5  
Ball State   4 4         4 7  
Eastern Michigan   3 5         4 7  
Championship: Akron 31, NIU 30
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Akron Zips football team represented the University of Akron in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I-A college football during the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. Akron competed as a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The Zips were led by J. D. Brookhart in his second year as head coach.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 12:00 PM at #13 Purdue* Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN360 L 24–49   64,757
September 17 5:00 PM at Middle Tennessee* Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN W 17–7   12,411
September 24 6:00 PM Northern Illinois Rubber BowlAkron, OH W 48–42   15,612
October 1 6:00 PM Central Michigan Rubber Bowl • Akron, OH L 17–31   10,093
October 8 1:30 PM at Buffalo University at Buffalo StadiumAmherst, NY W 13–7   8,279
October 15 2:00 PM at Miami (OH) Yager StadiumOxford, OH L 23–51   14,312
October 22 6:00 PM Army* Rubber Bowl • Akron, OH L 0–20   12,203
October 29 4:00 PM at Bowling Green Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH W 24–14   9,608
November 5 2:00 PM at Ball State Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN L 17–23   10,401
November 15 7:30 PM Ohio Rubber Bowl • Akron, OH ESPNU W 27–3   7,614
November 24 10:00 AM Kent State Rubber Bowl • Akron, OH (Battle for the Wagon Wheel) ESPNU W 35–3   8,942
December 1 7:45 PM vs. Northern Illinois* Ford FieldDetroit, MI (MAC Championship Game) ESPN W 31–30   12,051
December 26 4:00 PM vs. Memphis* Ford Field • Detroit, MI (Motor City Bowl) ESPN L 31–38   50,616
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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