Zips vs Lions Football, live stream 2017. Akron Zips vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Odds, College Football Betting Pick
The Zips get back 15 starters this season after going 5-7 during an injury-plagued 2016. Akron actually started 5-3 last year, but after going down to its third-string quarterback lost its last four games. The Lions started 2-2 last year then won nine games in a row, knocking off Ohio State and then Wisconsin in the conference title tilt. UA opens the 2017 campaign with a daunting task as they head to Beaver Stadium in the middle of Pennsylvania to battle the defending B1G Champion Penn State Nittany Lions
The Akron Zips look to rebound after their third 5-7 season in the last four under head coach Terry Bowden. Midway through 2016, UA had a 4-3 record however they finished losing five of their final six including the last four and with all that, they still were one incomplete pass away from being in the MAC Championship Game. Defensively, the team lost half of its starters from last year, and that group was not entirely successful to begin with – allowing 34.5 points per game.
UA opens the 2017 campaign with a daunting task as they head to Beaver Stadium in the middle of Pennsylvania to battle the defending B1G Champion Penn State Nittany Lions. The Zips defense allowed 33.6 points and 446 yards a season ago. The defensive 11 bring back the 2016 MAC Defensive Player of the Year in Ulysses Gilbert. The senior had 122 total tackles (65 solo) with four sacks, 11 tackles for losses, three pass breakups, and two forced fumbles