Miami Game Notes vs. Boise State

Sept. 15, 2012 · Bronco Stadium · Boise, Idah0

  • Boise State won the toss and deferred its choice to the second half. Miami received the kickoff for the third time in as many games this year.

  • Junior wide receiver Nick Harwell did not make the trip due to a leg injury. Senior Austin Brown dressed for the game, but did not see action due to injury.

  • Evan Harris made his first appearance of the season. He missed the first two games with an injury.

  • Senior linebacker Pat Hinkel made his third interception of the season in the first quarter, thwarting a Bronco scoring attempt. He had two picks last week, including one he returned for a touchdown. Hinkel entered the 2012 season with four career interceptions. He also recovered a fumble in the second quarter, setting up a Miami touchdown.

  • Boise State became the first opponent to hold a first-quarter lead against the RedHawks this season. Miami led Ohio State 3-0 at the end of 1 and scored first in a 7-7 deadlock with Southern Illinois after 15 minutes.

  • Freshman Kaleb Patterson put Miami on the scoreboard with a career-long 45-yard field goal early in the second. He booted tries of 22 and 30 yards in the first two games. The kick was the longest by a freshman since Trevor Cook booted a 49-yarder at Cincinnati in 2006. He added a 42-yarder in the fourth quarter for the first multiple field-goal game of his career.

  • Quarterback Zac Dysert pinned Boise State deep in its territory with his eighth career quick-kick midway through the second quarter. The 41 yards covered made it a career long.

  • Redshirt freshman running back Spencer Treadwell threw his first career pass in the second quarter, hitting Andy Cruse for a two-yard touchdown pass. It was the first touchdown pass by a non-quarterback since Ryne Robinson hit Michael Larkin on an option play against Kent State, Oct. 9, 2004.

  • Senior Luke Swift made his first reception of the season in the second quarter. It was his first catch since his sophomore year, when both of his catches came against Cincinnati.

  • Boise State running back D.J. Harper rushed for 162 yards, the most by an opposing back since Minnesota's MarQueis Gray tallied 173 yards on Sept. 17 of last year.