NCAA Football

             === Miami-Ohio ends No. 23 Ohio's unbeaten streak ===
 Oxford,  OH (Sports  Network) - Kaleb Patterson's 31-yard field goal and a big
 sack  on  the last play  of the  game helped Miami-Ohio  take a 23-20 win over
 23rd-ranked Ohio in MAC play.
 Zac  Dysert  passed for  311 yards  on 21-of-36 attempts  with a touchdown and
 interception,  while Jamire  Westbrook  had  a score  on  the  ground for  the
 RedHawks (4-4, 3-1), who snapped a two-game losing streak.
 Tyler  Tettleton  went 23-for-38  with 302  yards and  had a rushing touchdown
 along  with Beau Blankenship for the Bobcats (7-1, 3-1), who were off to their
 best start since finishing the 1968 season with a 10-0 mark.
 Ohio had tied the game with 4:41 to play, but Miami-Ohio quickly got back down
 the  field  thanks to  a 17-yard  catch from  Nick Harwell  and 30-yard run by
 Spencer Treadwell. That led to a 31-yard field goal from Patterson for a 23-20
 lead with 1:24 to play.
 The  Bobcats  quickly got  back down the  field and had  a 1st-and-goal at the
 Miami-Ohio  7  after a  run from  Tettleton. With nine  seconds left, the team
 opted  for  one more  shot at  the end zone,  but Tettleton  was sacked by Wes
 Williams and the game ended before Ohio could take another snap.
 "There was plenty of time to get a play off, either you throw a touchdown pass
 or  you throw  it away, said Ohio  head coach Frank Solich. "Obviously with no
 timeouts  left you don't  have a chance to tell Tyler to throw the ball out of
 bounds.  But with all of his training, he's so sharp, and everything that he's
 done throughout the course of time that he's been here and the snaps that he's
 taken  and the  coaching that he has gotten indicates that, in that situation,
 he knows what to do."
 Miami-Ohio  scored on its opening drive as a 14-play, 50-yard march was capped
 with  a 40-yard  field goal  from Patterson  with 9:05  to play  in the  first
 quarter. The team converted three third downs on the drive.
 Following  a three-and-out  from the  Bobcats, the  RedHawks quickly  added to
 their  lead as the third play saw Dysert and Harwell get together on a 54-yard
 score and a 10-0 advantage.
 Miami-Ohio  scored on its third straight touch after forcing another punt from
 Ohio  as Patterson's 32-yard field goal with 2:55 to play in the first made it
 a 13-0 game.
 Ohio  got its game together on its next touch as a six-play, 75-yard drive was
 capped  on  a 5-yard run  into the end  zone by Blankenship  to make it a 13-7
 game. The big play of the drive was a 45-yard catch from Chase Cochran.
 On  its  first touch of  the second quarter,  Miami-Ohio benefited from a poor
 punt  to  start with  the ball near  midfield. On the  second play, Dysert hit
 Dawan  Scott for 38  yards down to the 1-yard line and Westbrook punched it in
 from there for a 20-7 lead.
 The  Bobcats  responded with  a  score  of  their  own on  Tettleton's  3-yard
 touchdown with 9:45 to play in the half. His run capped a nine-play march that
 covered  71  yards and neither  squad put  up any more  points the rest of the
 Miami-Ohio  came close to adding to its advantage before the break as the team
 made it to the Ohio 10, but Nathan Carpenter picked off Dysert with 19 seconds
 Ohio opened the second half with the ball and was able to make it a 20-17 game
 on Matt Weller's 45-yard field goal.
 The game stayed that way until the Bobcats tied it late in the fourth quarter.
 The nine-play, 41-yard drive was capped on a 38-yard field goal from Weller to
 knot the game with 4:41 to play.
                                   Game Notes
 Blankenship totaled 74 yards on 16 carries, while Westbrook had 65 yards on 16
 runs  ...  Ohio still holds a  51-36-2 edge in  the series, but saw a six-game
 winning streak snapped ... Harwell finished the contest with eight catches for
 138  yards ... Ohio hosts Eastern Michigan on Thursday ... Miami-Ohio plays in
 Buffalo on Saturday.
 10/27 22:15:27 ET

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