BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Akron Zips have earned their first bowl victory.

Robert Stein drilled three field goals, including a 46-yard field goal with 8:15 remaining in the fourth quarter as the Zips downed Utah State 23-21 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.

Jatavis Brown was a beast on defense, recording eight tackles along with 1 1/2 sacks, 2 1/2 tackles for loss and a critical forced fumble.

The Zips have their first eight-win season since moving up to FBS in 1987.

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