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Tuesday, 10 September 2013 11:23

Michigan vows to avoid letdown against Akron

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan coach Brady Hoke sounds confident his team will avoid a letdown against Akron after beating rival Notre Dame. The Wolverines beat the Fighting Irish 41-30 Saturday night in the second game under the lights at the Big House in front of an NCAA record crowd of 115,109. No. 11 Michigan won't face as tough of a test against the Zips of the Mid-American Conference on Saturday afternoon with fewer fans in the stands. Akron barely beat second-tier James Madison last week and has lost 27 straight road games since winning at Eastern Michigan nearly five years ago. The Zips will be in the same county as they were against Eastern Michigan, but they will basically be in another world on the football field against the Wolverines. Kick off Saturday is at Noon at the Big House.