Football's Akise Teague Named PNC Big 33 Football Classic MVP|
June 19, 2011
HERSHEY, Pa. - University of Cincinnati football signee Akise Teague (Youngstown, Ohio/Ursuline) finished with 182 all-purpose yards and scored three touchdowns to earn MVP honors and help lead Ohio to a 50-14 rout of Pennsylvania in the 54th PNC Big 33 Football Classic Saturday.
Teague, tabbed as Ohio's Mr. Football following the 2010 season, rushed for touchdowns of 52 and 20 yards, later adding a 40-yard touchdown pass at Hersheypark Stadium.
He finished with 168 total yards on 10 touches snagged Ohio's MVP honor.
The 50 points scored by Ohio was the most scored against Pennsylvania in the Big 33 series. Ohio extended its winning streak in the series to three.
Teague averaged 10.9 yards per carry as a senior, earning 2,492 rushing yards. He averaged 19.2 points per game and scored 48 total touchdowns. He was named Ohio's Mr. Football for the 2010 season and helped lead Ursuline to an Ohio Division V State Championship.
Another signee, Jameel Poteat (Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt), also took part in the game. Poteat, who played for the Pennsylvania squad, averaged 5.07 yards per carry, tallying 1,724 rushing yards, scoring 12.8 points per game, while totaling 31 rushing touchdowns in 2010. He is listed by Rivals.com as the No. 15 running back nationally, and helped lead Bishop McDevitt to the PIAA Class AAA Championship Game, and was a finalist for the 2010 Mr. PA Football Award.