Miami at Ohio State Game Notes

Sept. 1, 2012 · Ohio Stadium · Columbus, Ohio

  • Republican vice-presidential candidate and Miami alum Paul Ryan visited the RedHawk locker room before the game, speaking to the team for a few minutes. He is a 1992 graduate of the university.
  • Miami won the toss and elected to receive.
  • Cincinnati native Brandyn Cook was the only true freshman to start for the RedHawks (left guard). Of the 14 true freshmen who made the trip, 11 saw their first collegiate action --Jamire Westbrook, Kaleb Patterson, Orlando David, Marshall Taylor, Kent Kern, David DeLeon, Josh Dooley, Wesley Scott, Bryce Lehwald, Bryson Abright and Cook.
  • Junior Nick Harwell caught a 42-yard pass from Zac Dysert in the first quarter, then the duo connected for a 44-yard score in the third. It marked the 10th and 11th times in the receiver's career that he has a reception of 40+ yards.
  • Freshman Kaleb Patterson was declared the winner of the preseason kicking battle with Mason Krysinski when he came out to attempt a 24-yard field in the first quarter. However, the attempt was missed. Patterson later converted a 22-yarder to put Miami up 3-0 with 5:06 left in the first.
  • With 303 passing yards, Zac Dysert moved into 14th place on the MAC's career passing list. He now has 8,833 yards, eclipsing Buffalo's Drew Willy (8,748) and WMU's Brad Tayles (8,717).
  • Dysert topped the 300-yard mark for the 14th time in his career, including four straight back to last year. He crossed 200 yards for the 23rd time (seven in a row and 11 of the last 12). Dysert became the first visiting quarterback to top 300 in Ohio Stadium since Michigan State's Drew Stanton in 2005.
  • Dysert's 53 pass attempts were one short of his career high (54 vs. Western Michigan on Nov. 16, 2011). In his last three outings, the senior has averaged 53.7 attempts (54, 53 and 53).
  • The last time Miami was held to negative rushing yards was against Cincinnati on Oct. 1, 2011 (minus-3).
  • Three RedHawks (D.J. Brown, Pat Hinkel and Brison Burris) tied for the team lead in tackles with seven. Freshman Josh Dooley had six stops.
  • The 56 points were the most allowed by Miami since a 58-7 loss to Dartmouth on Oct. 3, 1942.
  • A pair of Bowl representatives were in attendance at Saturday's game.