2014 Akron Zips football team

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2014 Akron Zips football
University of Akron script logo.gif
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division East Division
2014 record 5–7 (3–5 MAC)
Head coach Terry Bowden (3rd season)
Offensive coordinator A. J. Milwee (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Chuck Amato (3rd season)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field (Capacity: 27,881)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Bowling Green x   5 3         8 6  
Ohio   4 4         6 6  
Buffalo   3 4         5 6  
Akron   3 5         5 7  
UMass   3 5         3 9  
Miami   2 6         2 10  
Kent State   1 6         2 9  
West Division
Northern Illinois xy$   7 1         11 3  
Toledo x   7 1         9 4  
Western Michigan   6 2         8 5  
Central Michigan   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   4 4         5 7  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Northern Illinois 51, Bowling Green 17
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Akron Zips football team represented the University of Akron in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by third-year head coach Terry Bowden and played their home games at InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field. They were members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 5–7, 3–5 in MAC play to finish in a tie for fourth place in the East Division.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 7:00 PM Howard* InfoCision StadiumAkron, OH ESPN3 W 41–0   9,104
September 6 12:00 PM at Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC/ESPN2 L 3–21   97,354
September 20 2:00 PM Marshall* InfoCision Stadium • Akron, OH ESPN3 L 17–48   13,357
September 27 1:30 PM at Pittsburgh* Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN3 W 21–10   40,059
October 4 2:00 PM Eastern Michigandagger InfoCision Stadium • Akron, OH ESPN3 W 31–6   8,416
October 11 2:00 PM Miami (OH) InfoCision Stadium • Akron, OH ESPN3 W 29–19   8,223
October 18 2:00 PM at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH ESPN3 L 20–23   20,018
October 25 2:00 PM at Ball State Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN ESPN3 L 21–35   7,617
November 4 8:00 PM Bowling Green InfoCision Stadium • Akron, OH ESPN2 L 10–27   10,348
November 11 8:00 PM at Buffalo UB StadiumAmherst, NY ESPNU L 24–55   17,343
November 18 7:00 PM Massachusetts InfoCision Stadium • Akron, OH ESPN3 W 30–6   5,571
November 28 12:00 PM at Kent State Dix StadiumKent, OH (Battle for the Wagon Wheel) ESPN3 L 24–27   5,118
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source:[1]

Roster[edit]

2014 Akron Zips football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Traylor-Bennett, MykelMykel Traylor-Bennett So
WR 2 Williams, TylerTyler Williams Sr
WR 3 Smith, L. T.L. T. Smith Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 4 Bickley, FransohnFransohn Bickley So
WR 5 Goodman, TyrellTyrell Goodman Jr
QB 6 Hoyer, MatthewMatthew Hoyer Redshirt.svg So
RB 7 Chisholm, JawonJawon Chisholm Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 8 Sconiers, KeithKeith Sconiers Redshirt.svg Sr
QB 9 Chapman, Tra'VonTra'Von Chapman (I) So
RB 10 Lawrence, HakeemHakeem Lawrence Redshirt.svg So
WR 11 D'Orazio, ZachZach D'Orazio Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 12 Davis, ImaniImani Davis Jr
QB 13 Woodson, TommyTommy Woodson Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 15 Hirschman, NickNick Hirschman Redshirt.svg Sr
QB 16 Pohl, KyleKyle Pohl Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 17 Edwards, WadeWade Edwards Redshirt.svg So
QB 18 Kincade, ChandlerChandler Kincade Fr
QB 23 Wood, DevynDevyn Wood Fr
RB 25 Jones, D. J.D. J. Jones Redshirt.svg So
RB 27 Alexander, DonnellDonnell Alexander (I) Jr
RB 28 Morgan, MannyManny Morgan Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 33 Bice, NiceNice Bice Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 34 Hundley, ConorConor Hundley Jr
WR 37 Seafler, DannyDanny Seafler Jr
WR 38 Lowe, JulianJulian Lowe So
WR 40 Walls, RufusRufus Walls Fr
TE 45 Allen, JeffJeff Allen Sr
WR 47 Smith, JoshJosh Smith Redshirt.svg Fr
FB 49 Allen, ChristianChristian Allen Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 50 McNamara, JoeJoe McNamara Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 55 Brown, TommyTommy Brown Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 56 Williams, IsaiahIsaiah Williams Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 57 Ericksen, StephenStephen Ericksen Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 62 Carroll, RodneyRodney Carroll Redshirt.svg So
OL 66 Ritz, KyleKyle Ritz Fr
OL 67 Switzer, TravisTravis Switzer Sr
OL 70 Casimos, MichaelMichael Casimos Redshirt.svg So
OL 71 Osborne, QuaisonQuaison Osborne Jr
OL 72 Boyett, ScottScott Boyett Jr
OL 73 Lee, BrettBrett Lee Jr
OL 74 Brittnum, CedricCedric Brittnum Sr
OL 75 Brumbaugh, DylanDylan Brumbaugh Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 77 Bohan, AndrewAndrew Bohan Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 80 Pratt, AndrewAndrew Pratt Jr
WR 82 Wolf, AustinAustin Wolf Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 83 Kish, MichaelMichael Kish Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 84 Lewis, JeromeJerome Lewis Redshirt.svg Sr
TE 87 Ritossa, AnthonyAnthony Ritossa Redshirt.svg Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Brown, JatavisJatavis Brown Jr
DB 2 Hope, LarryLarry Hope (I) So
S 4 Robinson, JohnnyJohnny Robinson Sr
LB 5 March-Lillard, JustinJustin March-Lillard Sr
CB 6 Scott, DeAndreDeAndre Scott Redshirt.svg So
S 7 Morgan, DevonteDevonte Morgan Sr
DL 9 Hollis, KeontaeKeontae Hollis Sr
DL 10 Dorvilus, RichardRichard Dorvilus Jr
DL 11 Capi, NordlyNordly Capi Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 12 Mizell, C. J.C. J. Mizell Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 13 Charles, WedleyWedley Charles Redshirt.svg So
LB 14 Lane, JeromeJerome Lane Redshirt.svg Fr
S 15 Morrow, CoryCory Morrow Redshirt.svg So
CB 17 Williams, DonteDonte Williams Sr
CB 19 Phillips, DrewDrew Phillips Redshirt.svg Sr
CB 20 Brown, KyronKyron Brown Fr
CB 21 Givens, KrisKris Givens Jr
CB 22 Hayes, MikeeMikee Hayes Redshirt.svg Fr
S 23 Ford, Bre'Bre' Ford Sr
DB 24 George, JordanJordan George Fr
DB 25 Coney, A. J.A. J. Coney Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 27 Senter, JohnJohn Senter Redshirt.svg Jr
CB 29 Cheek, BryceBryce Cheek Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 30 Green, BryanBryan Green Redshirt.svg So
S 31 Baggett, JamalJamal Baggett Fr
S 32 Durant, MartelMartel Durant Sr
DL 34 Marcus, JamalJamal Marcus (I) Jr
LB 35 Williams, NewmanNewman Williams Fr
DL 36 Grice, CodyCody Grice Redshirt.svg Jr
S 39 Turner, JamesJames Turner Jr
S 41 Guiser, ZachZach Guiser Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 43 Bischof, NathanNathan Bischof Fr
LB 44 Rossi, NickNick Rossi Sr
LB 51 Ray, TevanTevan Ray Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 52 Shelby, JonJon Shelby Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 54 Evans, DylanDylan Evans Jr
DE 56 Moore, Deon'TaeDeon'Tae Moore Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 58 Hauser, AndrewAndrew Hauser So
LB 59 Rachal, JohnJohn Rachal Redshirt.svg So
DL 63 Garrett, VarnellVarnell Garrett Sr
DL 79 Davis, MikeMike Davis Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 90 Pittman, Se'VonSe'Von Pittman Redshirt.svg So
DL 91 Coe, RodneyRodney Coe Jr
DL 92 Martin, DaryanDaryan Martin Redshirt.svg So
DL 93 Gauthney, LavonneLavonne Gauthney Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 95 Copeland, DariusDarius Copeland So
DL 96 Horner, AlfonsoAlfonso Horner Jr
DL 97 Bullard, UndreaUndrea Bullard Fr
DL 98 Spruill, ChristopherChristopher Spruill Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 99 Okafor, NmesomaNmesoma Okafor Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 37 O'Leary, TomTom O'Leary Fr
P, K 38 Paul, ZachZach Paul Redshirt.svg Jr
PK 43 Gingerich, ZachZach Gingerich Redshirt.svg Fr
PK 48 Stein, RobertRobert Stein Redshirt.svg Jr
P 64 Foster, KyleKyle Foster Fr
LS 65 Grover, HaydenHayden Grover Fr
LS 88 Buddenberg, MichaelMichael Buddenberg Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Chuck Amato (Defensive Coordinator / Associate Head Coach)
  • Jeff Bowden (Special Teams Coordinator / Outside Receivers)
  • A.J. Milwee (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach)
  • Trent Boykin (Running Backs)
  • John Pont (Recruiting Coordinator / Inside Receivers)
  • (Offensive Line)
  • Todd Stroud (Defensive Line)
  • Otis Mounds (Cornerbacks)
  • Mike Woodford (Safeties)
  • Brett Ekkens (Offensive Graduate Assistant)
  • Matt Gildersleeve (Director of Football Strength and Conditioning)
  • Ben Murphy (Director of Football Operations)
  • John Nemec (Director of Player Personnel)
  • Mark Ouimet (Assistant Director of Football Operations)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: December 20, 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Akron Zips Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 11, 2014.