This isn't the start the University of Akron Football team wanted. Losses to Ohio State and Temple have put the Zips at 0-2 on the season.
The road doesn't bet any easier this week for Akron as they take on the Cincinnati Bearcats at Nippert Stadium in the Queen City.
Zips head coach Rob Ianello says he was disappointed with the score in the MAC Conference opener last Saturday against Temple at InfoCision Stadium.
Ianello says the 79-minute rain delay that took place in Saturday's game hurt his young football team. He says the veteran Temple team handled the stoppage much better than the Zips.
How do the Zips turn things around? 'Getting back to fundamentals', said Ianello. 'Block better. Tackle better. Our guys are looking to get back on the practice field today and moving forward.'
Ianello said "Cincinnati is a tremendous opponent. You look at their offense, they have a minimum of three terrific skilled position players."