Akron 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick and Prediction

Akron 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick and Prediction Photo by Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking Down the Akron Zips Win Total

2020 College Football Season

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The Akron Zips are heading into the 2020 season, hoping for just some sort of improvement. Akron was the worst team at the FBS level, going winless on the season (0-12).  The Akron offense was dead last in points per game, averaging 10.5. The defense was just a hair better, ranking 122nd in points allowed. The defense was allowing 36.2 points per contest.  The head coach for Akron is Tom Arth. Get College Football Predictions at Pick Dawgz.

Akron was guided on offense last season by quarterback Kato Nelson.  Nelson passed for 1,822 yards as a junior. The junior completed just 53.8 percent of passes, while throwing 11 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.  Akron tried 4 different quarterbacks under center last season. The offense struggled to run the ball, as the running game averaged a minuscule 1.7 yards per carry.  A large part of that had to do with the offensive line. The offensive line struggled to block the pass rushers, as Akron quarterbacks were sacked a total of 58 times.  Nate Stewart recorded 37 receptions for 529 yards and 3 touchdowns. 

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Defensively, Akron did not have the same success as opposing teams' pass rush.  Akron collected just 10 sacks on the season, while intercepting just 5 passes. Linebacker Bubba Arslanian returns after leading the team in sacks with 2.  The linebacker also totaled 125 tackles. 

Let us take a look at Akron’s 2020 schedule.

Sept. 5 Youngstown State

Sept. 12 at New Mexico State

Sept. 19 at Clemson

Sept. 26 Miami University

Oct. 3 at Buffalo

Oct. 10 at Kent State

Oct. 17 UMass

Oct. 24 at Ball State

Oct. 31 Toledo

Nov. 14 Bowling Green

Nov. 21 Western Michigan

Nov. 27 at Ohio

Akron was brutal on both sides of the ball last season.  The Zips are hoping to start the season off with a bang against Youngstown State.  Youngstown State, who is an FC opponent, finished (6-6) last season but won just 2 games in the Missouri Valley Conference.  Akron then heads to New Mexico State who went (2-10) last season. Akron will then face Clemson on the road. The last non-conference game for Akron is a home meeting against UMass. UMass finished last (1-11). The projected win total is 2.  Akron plays 2 teams that had 2 or less wins and an FCS opponent. I’ll be frank, I don’t see Akron getting a win in conference play. Akron lost by an average margin of more than 31 points during their 8 conference games. I’m not confident that Akron will win the 3 games mentioned, so I’m going to take the under here, as a push might be the best case scenario. 

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Chris’s Pick Under 2 Wins

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