Male Scholar Athlete of the Week: September 9-15
Akron Quarterback Kyle Pohl, Sophomore, 3.56, Exercise Science - Pre–Physical Therapy
Sophomore quarterback Kyle Pohl led the Akron offense to a near upset of No. 11/12-ranked Michigan on Saturday. He finished the game 25-of-49 passing for a career-high 311 yards with two TDs, and also had 11 yards rushing on three carries. Pohl connected on 16-of-27 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns in the second half of the contest.
Pohl completed an eight-play, 75-yard drive with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Zach D'Orazio to give the Zips a 10-7 lead with 9:56 remaining in the third quarter. With 4:10 left in the game, he capped an 11-play, 67-yard series with a one-yard scoring pass to Tyrell Goodman that gave UA a 24-21 edge.
Pohl led UA down the field on the final possession of the game, using three big plays to reach the Michigan one-yard line with 15 seconds remaining. Passes of 24 and 21 yards coupled with a rush of 19 yards set the Zips up one yard away from the end zone.