2005 Akron Zips football team

The 2005 Akron Zips football team represented the University of Akron in the 2005 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 J. D. Brookhart in his second year as head coach. Brookhart would lead Akron to its first MAC title, upsetting Northern Illinois 31-30 in the conference championship game.

2005 Akron Zips football
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MAC champion
MAC East Division co-champion
MAC Championship Game, W 31–30 vs. NIU
Motor City Bowl, L 31–38 vs. Memphis
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2005 record7–6 (5–3 MAC)
Head coachJ. D. Brookhart (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJim Pry (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Fleming (2nd season)
Home stadiumRubber Bowl
(Capacity: 35,202)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Akron xy$   5 3         7 6  
Miami x   5 3         7 4  
Bowling Green x   5 3         6 5  
Ohio   3 5         4 7  
Buffalo   1 7         1 10  
Kent State   0 8         1 10  
West Division
Northern Illinois xy   6 2         7 5  
Toledo x   6 2         9 3  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 4  
Central Michigan   5 3         6 5  
Ball State   4 4         4 7  
Eastern Michigan   3 5         4 7  
Championship: Akron 31, NIU 30
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1012:00 PMat No. 13 Purdue*ESPN360L 24–4964,757
September 175:00 PMat Middle Tennessee*W 17–712,411
September 246:00 PMNorthern IllinoisW 48–4215,612
October 16:00 PMCentral Michigan
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
L 17–3110,093
October 81:30 PMat BuffaloW 13–78,279
October 152:00 PMat Miami (OH)L 23–5114,312
October 226:00 PMArmy*
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
L 0–2012,203
October 294:00 PMat Bowling GreenW 24–149,608
November 52:00 PMat Ball StateL 17–2310,401
November 157:30 PMOhio
  • Rubber Bowl
  • Akron, OH
ESPNUW 27–37,614
November 2410:00 AMKent State
ESPNUW 35–38,942
December 17:45 PMvs. Northern Illinois*ESPNW 31–3012,051
December 264:00 PMvs. Memphis*
ESPNL 31–3850,616
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2012-10-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)