Akron vs. Penn State
Akron has faced Penn State three times since 2006 and is 0-3 in those games losing by a total score of 86-26 or 20.0 points per game. The last meeting was in 2014 in Happy Valley with Penn State winning 21-3.
Akron lost 7 games in 2016 to opponents (Wisconsin, Appalachian State, Western Michigan, Buffalo, Toledo, Bowling Green and Ohio) with a combined overall record of 57-35 or .619%. In those games, the Zips were outscored by a total margin of 276-116 or 22.8 points per game.
Since 2006, Akron is 1-8 on week one of the season against Power 5 teams losing those games by a total score of 309-67 or 30.2 points per game. (Penn State (twice), UCF (twice), Wisconsin, Syracuse, Ohio State and Oklahoma). The lone win came in 2007 against Army 22-14.
Since 2006, Penn State is 6-2 against FBS teams week one of the season outscoring those opponents by a total score of 206-77 or 21.5 points per game. The two losses came in 2012 to Ohio (24-14) and in 2015 to Temple (27-10).
Penn State’s three losses in 2016 to Pittsburgh, Michigan and USC were a combined 28-11 or .717%. All three losses came on the road or on a neutral site last season. The Nittany Lions lost two games by a total of 6 points (USC 52-49 and Pittsburgh 42-39).
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