2002 Akron Zips football team

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2002 Akron Zips football
University of Akron script logo.gif
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division East Division
2002 record 4–8 (3–5 MAC)
Head coach Lee Owens (8th season)
Home stadium Rubber Bowl
(Capacity: 35,202)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 24 Marshall x$   7 1         11 2  
UCF   6 2         7 5  
Miami   5 3         7 5  
Ohio   4 4         4 8  
Akron   3 5         4 8  
Kent State   1 7         3 9  
Buffalo   0 8         1 11  
West Division
Toledo xy   7 1         9 5  
Northern Illinois x   7 1         8 4  
Bowling Green   6 2         9 3  
Ball State   4 4         6 6  
Western Michigan   3 5         4 8  
Central Michigan   2 6         4 8  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Marshall 49, Toledo 45
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Akron Zips football team represented the University of Akron in the 2002 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 head coach Lee Owens.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 11:00 AM at Iowa* Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN+ L 21–57   51,493
September 7 6:00 PM at Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 14–44   48,057
September 14 6:00 PM Central Michigan Rubber BowlAkron, OH L 17–24   15,629
September 21 3:00 PM at Virginia* Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA L 29–48   56,216
September 28 6:00 PM Miami (OH) Rubber Bowl • Akron, OH L 31–48   17,298
October 5 6:00 PM at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI L 34–42   10,075
October 12 2:00 PM Liberty* Rubber Bowl • Akron, OH W 49–21   7,132
October 26 4:00 PM at Central Florida Citrus BowlOrlando, FL L 17–28   18,278
November 2 3:30 PM No. 25 Marshall Rubber Bowl • Akron, OH W 34–20   13,762
November 9 2:00 PM at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH L 10–27   17,788
November 16 1:00 PM Buffalo Rubber Bowl • Akron, OH W 21–10   4,178
November 23 2:00 PM at Kent State Dix StadiumKent, OH (Battle for the Wagon Wheel) W 48–10   3,278
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Roster[edit]

2002 Akron Zips football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense 15 Jamie Goodwin WR 5-11 160 Fr.-RS McKeesport, Pa. (McKeesport) 33 Mike Brake TE 6-4 249 Jr.-2L Hilliard, Ohio (Davidson) 34 Matt Carter RB 5-9 185 Jr.-1L Copley, Ohio (Copley) 35 Jay Rohr RB 6-1 210 Fr.-HS Massillon, Ohio (Jackson) 36 Dan Basch FB 6-1 247 Jr.-2L Walton Hills, Ohio (Walsh Jesuit) 38 Nick Fortener TE 6-1 252 Sr
Pos. # Name Class
QB 5 Charlie Frye So
QB 16 Jonathan Gill Jr
RB 40 Jerell Ringer Fr
RB 42 Bob Hendry Jr
OL 61 Jim Borrieci So
OL 62 Mike Piccirillo Jr
OL 63 Andy Wills Fr
OL 65 Aaron Feller So
OL 69 Aaron Conley So
OL 70 Bryan Shaw Jr
OL 71 Mike Grzeskowiak So
OL 72 Tim Crouch Fr
OL 75 Mike Donaldson Fr
OL 76 Justin Hein Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 77 Willie Cook So
OL 78 Jud Cummins Jr
Defense 11 Jesse Smith DB 6-1 184 Jr.-2L Liberty Center, Ohio (Liberty City) 12 Greg Williams DB 5-10 186 So 21 Kris Williams DB 5-11 178 Sr.-1L Oakland, Calif. (Amador Valley/Chabot J.C.) 22 Richard Spaulding DB 6-3 205 Fr.-RS New Albany, Ohio (New Albany) 26 Brendon Banks DB 5-11 186 So.-SQ Pittsburgh, Pa. (Woodland Hills) 27 Dion Elie DB 6-2 192 Fr 45 Ryan Robinette LB 6-2 224 So 53 Charlton Lewis DL 6-3 252 So.-SQ North Bradddock, Pa. (Woodland Hills) 55 Brad Sheldon LB 6-2 220 So./Fr. Rochester, Mich. (U. of Detroit Jesuit) 56 Ryan Myers LB 6-1 244 Sr.-2L Wellington, Ohio (Wellington/Ashland University) 57 Joe Radich LB 6-1 225 So.-SQ Massillon (Perry) 58 Matt Robinson LB 6-1 240 Jr
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Rickey McKenzie Jr
DB 4 Sekai Greer So
DB 23 Domenik Hixon Fr
DB 24 Montae Russell So
LB 44 Chase Blackburn So
DL 54 Josh Hill Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P/K 14 Billy Sullivan Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2002 University of Akron Football". Akron Zips football. Archived from the original on July 29, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2012.