Samson Evans accounts for 3 TDs to help Eastern Michigan beat Akron 30-27 in 2OT
Wed, Nov 15, 2023
NCAAF News (AP)
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Samson Evans accounted for three touchdowns to help Eastern Michigan beat Akron 30-27 in double-overtime on Tuesday night.
Evans opened the first overtime running up the middle for an 11-yard touchdown. Akron answered with Tahj Bullock's 2-yard touchdown toss to Jake Newell followed by an Owen Wiley 36-yard field goal to begin the second OT.
Austin Smith then sealed it for the Eagles with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jere Getzinger.
Evans finished with 71 yards rushing with a pair of 2-yard scoring runs in the second quarter for Eastern Michigan (5-6, 3-4 Mid-American Conference). Smith was 20-of-32 passing for 214 yards. Jesus Gomez kicked a 32-yard field goal with 10 seconds left in regulation to force overtime tied at 17-all.
Lorenzo Lingard and Bullock each had a short-yardage TD run in the second quarter for Akron (2-9, 1-6). Wiley's 23-yard field goal gave the Zips a 17-14 lead with 8:00 to play. Jeff Undercuffler Jr. was 19-of-26 passing for 223 yards for the Zips.
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