Kiffin ran up score on Akron as retaliation for trash talk

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Lane Kiffin intentionally ran up the score on Akron in the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday night after a Zips official trash-talked Florida Atlantic the day before.

With his Owls already up 34-3 during the third quarter, Kiffin kept his team on the field for a two-point conversion following a touchdown.

"He talked yesterday at lunch and talked trash, so his bad," Kiffin said of the guilty Akron party, identified as associate athletic director George Van Horne, according to Dan Agnew of Yahoo Sports.

Kiffin refused to take his foot off the accelerator all night, even calling a passing play on the final snap of the game. Florida Atlantic went on to win the game 50-3, giving Kiffin more to celebrate on the day he finalized a new 10-year deal with the Owls.

Akron coach Terry Bowden didn't appear bothered by Kiffin's night-long aggressiveness postgame.

"Lane was just playing football," he said, per the Associated Press. "I have no problem with it."

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