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Faust Gets His First Loss at Akron, 24-21

September 21, 1986|Associated Press

YPSILANTI, Mich. — Junior Don Vesling kicked a 20-yard field goal with 1:09 remaining to lift Eastern Michigan to a 24-21 victory over Akron in a nonconference college football game Saturday night.

The defeat was the first for Coach Gerry Faust after two victories. Faust took over the Akron program this season after coaching at Notre Dame for five seasons.

Akron led, 21-14, at the start of the fourth quarter, but with 9:12 to go, Eastern Michigan senior Marcus Mathews caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ron Adams. Vesling kicked the extra point to tie it and set up the game-winning kick.

Gary Patton rushed for 122 yards in 19 attempts for the Hurons (3-0). Mike Clark rushed for 194 yards in 26 attempts for Akron.

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