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Eastern Michigan Defeats Akron in Double Overtime

Samson Evans led Eastern Michigan to a 30-27 win over Akron in double overtime on Tuesday night. Evans finished with three touchdowns, including the game-winner in the second overtime.

Akron has now lost three games in overtime this season, all five by one point.

Evans scored two two-yard touchdowns in the second quarter. Lorenzo Lingard and Bullock each finished with short touchdowns for Akron in the second quarter.

Eastern Michigan Defeats Akron in Double Overtime

Wiley’s 23-yard field goal with just over eight minutes left in the game gave the Zips a 17-14 lead, but Jesus Gomez’s 32-yard field goal with 10 seconds left sent the game into overtime.

In the first overtime, Evans ran 11 yards for a touchdown and Akron received a 2-yard touchdown pass from Brock to Jake Newell. Wiley nailed a 36-yard field goal in the second overtime.

Austin Smith’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Jere Getzinger sealed the win for the Eagles.

Evans ended up rushing for 71 yards and three touchdowns. Akron’s Andrew Kufler Jr. completed 19 of 26 passes for 223 rushing yards.


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