Two Aurora graduates saw playing time during the University of Akron’s 42-3 loss to host Illinois Saturday in Champaign, Illinois.

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Bubba Arslanian led the Zips’ defense with a career-high 11 tackles for minus-5 yards, which included his first sack.

Redshirt freshman Gavin Blunt also lined up on special teams for Akron.