Jim Tressel, flanked by Kirk Barton (74) and Alex Boone (75) wait to take the field against the Zips.
Todd Boeckman threw two touchdown passes in the second half to help the Buckeyes pull away after only holding a 3-2 lead at the break.
Brian Robiskie caught the second Boeckman touchdown on a 13-yard connection.
Chris "Beanie" Wells ran for 143 yards on 20 carries to lead the rushing attack.
The Buckeyes pressured Akron's quarterbacks all game. Here, linebacker Ross Homan gets to Carlton Jackson just after the ball left Jackson's hand.
Robert Rose also had Jackson on the run.
True freshman Cameron Heyward celebrated his first career sack against Akron.
Ohio State AD Gene Smith congratulated former fullback Pete Johnson when the latter was inducted to the Ohio State's Athletics Hall of Fame at halftime.
Ryan Pretorius made a 37-yard field goal in the second quarter to erase an early 2-0 Akron lead.
Freshman Dane Sanzenbacher caught this 9-yard pass.
Jamario O'Neal strips the ball from Akron's Dennis Kennedy for OSU's first defensive turnover of the season.