Tra'Von Chapman passed for two touchdowns, Mykel Traylor-Bennett ran for two scores and Akron rallied to beat Kent State 31-27 on Saturday to retain possession of the Wagon Wheel trophy.
Trailing 27-24, Chapman led the Zips (3-2, 1-0 Mid-American) on a four-play, 57-yard drive and Taylor-Bennett ran in a 3-yard game-winner with 20 seconds left.
Nick Holley passed for two touchdowns for Kent State (1-4, 0-1), including 9-yarder to Justin Rankin to put the Golden Flashes up 27-24 with 1:02 remaining. Holley was 19 of 35 for 285 yards passing, with a TD strike to Ernest Calhoun. Holley gained 117 yards on 34 carries, including a 13-yard scoring run.
Chapman hit Van Edwards Jr. on a 27-yard TD pass to tie it at 17. On the next possession, Chapman capped a seven-play, 76-yard drive with a 23-yard pass to Austin Wolf.
Chapman was 11 of 28 for 237 yards passing with two interceptions.