May 28, 2012

OXFORD, Ohio - This may very well be the season when Miami University's Zac Dysert sheds his label as one of college football's "best kept secrets."

Sure, RedHawk fans know about the skills of their quarterback. Mid-American Conference fans are aware of No. 4's dangerous passing arm. Even knowledgeable NFL draftniks have the "Pride of Ada, Ohio" on their radar.

However, college football fans as a larger group aren't aware that Dysert is ranked among the top four NCAA QBs in terms of career statistics among active players. Nearly everyone knows about Oklahoma's Landry Jones, Southern California's Matt Barkley and West Virginia's Geno Smith, but far fewer are aware that Dysert's stats are as good as or better than his more publicized counterparts.

The common fan wouldn't have any idea who's ranked second to Jones in terms of pass completions per game (Jones-26.2, Dysert-22.5).

They wouldn't have a clue who's racked up the third-most career yards among the 120 Division I QBs (Jones-12,379, Barkley-9,054, Dysert-8,530).

Nor would they be able to guess who's thrown the fourth-most career touchdowns (Jones-93, Barkley-80, Smith-56, Dysert-48).

Dysert also ranks third entering the 2012 season in yards per game (Jones-317.4, Barkley-251.5, Dysert (250.9) and completion percentage (Smith-.654, Barkley-.643, Dysert-.641).

Every football fan knows about Ben Roethlisberger, but are they aware that "Big Ben's" record stats at Miami might fall to Dysert in 2012? While Roethlisberger's 10,829 career yards and 84 touchdowns were accumulated in just three years, it's still impressive to think that Dysert could overtake Ben as Miami's all-time passing leader. With receivers such as Nick Harwell (Missouri City, TX), Andy Cruse (Cincinnati, OH) and DAWON SCOTT (Columbia, SC) to throw to, it's definitely possible!


The Miami RedHawk football squad is "All In" for the 2012 season! Are you?

Get your tickets today so that you can be part of what promises to be an exciting season. The 2012 schedule includes five daytime home games, including Southern Illinois (Sat., Sept. 8, Band Day and Youth Day), Massachusetts (Sat., Sept. 22, Homecoming), Ohio (Sat., Oct. 27, Family Weekend), Kent State (Sat., Nov. 10, Military Day) and Ball State (Fri., Nov. 23).

Season tickets start at just $50. To order, call (513) 529-HAWK, visit the Athletic Ticket Office at Millett Hall, or order tickets online at

• Regular Reserved - $90

• Miami Faculty/Staff Reserved - $75

• Senior Citizen (65 & older)/Butler County resident - $80

• Youth (under 18) - $70

• Hawks Nest (north end zone) - $50