OXFORD, Ohio—The Miami University football team suffered a 44-7 decision to the University at Buffalo (8-3; 6-1 Mid-American Conference) on Tuesday night at Yager Stadium.
Sophomore quarterback Drew Kummer scored the RedHawks’ lone touchdown with 3:04 to go in the game. Senior running back Robert Williams III set up the score with a 47-yard run to take the ball down to the 1-yard line, and sophomore Kaleb Patterson capped the scoring with the extra point.
The rush quadrupled Williams’ previous career-best carry, which was 11 yards on Oct. 13, 2012 at Bowling Green.
Freshman cornerback Heath Harding provided a defensive highlight for the RedHawks, preventing a Buffalo touchdown late in the third with an interception in the end zone with 3:23 left in the quarter.
The teams played a scoreless first quarter, but the Bulls got onto the board quickly in the second quarter as Alex Dennison scored on a 1-yard rush at the 14:20 mark. With the Patrick Clarke extra point, UB took a 7-0 lead and never looked back.
Buffalo went on to score three more touchdowns in the second quarter to push its lead to 28-0 at the half. The Bulls scored 16 second-half points on a trio of Patrick field goals and a fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Tony Daniel to Devon Hughes.
Three RedHawks registered double figures in tackles, led by sophomore linebacker Josh Dooley’s 13 stops. Junior safety Brison Burris added 12 tackles, which included six solo tackles, while sophomore linebacker Tyler Tucker tallied 11 tackles, including six solo stops and 2.0 tackles for loss.
Miami (0-11; 0-7 MAC) concludes its season at Ball State at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29.