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Published: 9/14/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Wolverines gasp to 28-24 win over Akron

The University of Michigan Wolverines survived a last-second thriller against the surprisingly game Akron Zips on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Michigan won 28-24. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

Michigan senior Jeremy Gallon (21) dodges Akron senior Malachi Freeman (20). Enlarge Michigan senior Jeremy Gallon (21) dodges Akron senior Malachi Freeman (20).
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Fans celebrate a play. Enlarge Fans celebrate a play.
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Akron sophomore Zach D'Orazio (11) narrowly misses a pass in the end zone on fourth-and-goal with only seconds remaining. The QB was heavily pressured by Michigan defenders. Enlarge Akron sophomore Zach D'Orazio (11) narrowly misses a pass in the end zone on fourth-and-goal with only seconds ...
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Akron senior Jerrod Dillard (88) jumps for a pass and is blocked by Michigan junior Delonte Hollowell (24) and Thomas Gordon (30) Enlarge Akron senior Jerrod Dillard (88) jumps for a pass and is blocked by Michigan junior Delonte Hollowell (24) and Thomas ...
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Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke talks with players. Enlarge Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke talks with players.
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Michigan sophomore Jehu Chesson (36) celebrates as he scores a touchdown on Akron senior Anthony Holmes (7). Enlarge Michigan sophomore Jehu Chesson (36) celebrates as he scores a touchdown on Akron senior Anthony Holmes (7).
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Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke yells from the sidelines during the final minutes of the game. Enlarge Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke yells from the sidelines during the final minutes of the game.
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Michigan senior quarterback Devin Gardner (98) runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. Enlarge Michigan senior quarterback Devin Gardner (98) runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown.
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Akron senior Emmanuel Lartey (31) blocks Michigan freshman Jake Butt (88) and is penalized for passing interference. Enlarge Akron senior Emmanuel Lartey (31) blocks Michigan freshman Jake Butt (88) and is penalized for passing interference.
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Michigan senior Jeremy Gallon (21) reaches for a pass on Akron senior Malachi Freeman (20) and narrowly misses. Enlarge Michigan senior Jeremy Gallon (21) reaches for a pass on Akron senior Malachi Freeman (20) and narrowly misses.
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Michigan players sophomore Devin Funchess (87) and senior Drew Dileo (9) celebrate. Enlarge Michigan players sophomore Devin Funchess (87) and senior Drew Dileo (9) celebrate.
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Michigan sophomore Jehu Chesson (86) runs the ball. Enlarge Michigan sophomore Jehu Chesson (86) runs the ball.
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Akron junior Justin March (5) reaches for a deflected pass and makes a catch for an interception. Enlarge Akron junior Justin March (5) reaches for a deflected pass and makes a catch for an interception.
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Michigan junior Blake Countess (18) runs the ball after intercepting an Akron pass. Enlarge Michigan junior Blake Countess (18) runs the ball after intercepting an Akron pass.
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Michigan junior Thomas Rawls (39) runs the ball as Akron sophomore Bryce Cheek (29) attempts to tackle. Enlarge Michigan junior Thomas Rawls (39) runs the ball as Akron sophomore Bryce Cheek (29) attempts to tackle.
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An air plane writes Enlarge An air plane writes "Hoke" in the sky.
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Michigan senior quarterback Devin Gardner (98) runs the ball and is chased out of bounds by Akron junior C.J. Mizell (51) and sophomore Jatavis Brown (53). Enlarge Michigan senior quarterback Devin Gardner (98) runs the ball and is chased out of bounds by Akron junior C.J....
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Akron sophomore quarterback Kyle Pohl (16) looks to pass as Michigan senior Jibreel Black (55) runs to attempt a tackle. Enlarge Akron sophomore quarterback Kyle Pohl (16) looks to pass as Michigan senior Jibreel Black (55) runs to attempt a tackle.
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Michigan senior Jibreel Black (55) tackles Akron sophomore quarterback Kyle Pohl (16), forcing him to throw the ball. Enlarge Michigan senior Jibreel Black (55) tackles Akron sophomore quarterback Kyle Pohl (16), forcing him to throw the ball.
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Michigan senior quarterback Devin Gardner (98) hands off the ball to senior Fitzgerald Toussaint during. Enlarge Michigan senior quarterback Devin Gardner (98) hands off the ball to senior Fitzgerald Toussaint during.
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Akron sophomore Zach D'Orazio (11) runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. Enlarge Akron sophomore Zach D'Orazio (11) runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown.
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Akron sophomore Zach D'Orazio (11) runs the ball toward the end zone for a touchdown. Enlarge Akron sophomore Zach D'Orazio (11) runs the ball toward the end zone for a touchdown.
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Michigan players and student celebrate beating Akron. Enlarge Michigan players and student celebrate beating Akron.
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Michigan sophomore Ondre Pipkins celebrates beating Akron. Enlarge Michigan sophomore Ondre Pipkins celebrates beating Akron.
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