Miami RedHawks (3-2 overall, 2-0 MAC)
vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (3-0 overall)
As a team, Miami has been penalized only 29.6 yards per game thus far in 2012, the sixth-fewest by NCAA FBS teams.
Zac Dysert, the MAC East Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week, set school records for touchdown passes (six) and total offense (624) in a 56-49 victory over Akron. The senior threw for 516 yards, second-most in Miami history, while adding a career-best 108 yards rushing, becoming the first player in NCAA FBS history to pass for 500 yards and rush for 100 yards.
Linebacker Chris Wade has led the RedHawks in tackles in each of the last four games. He is Miami's top tackler in 2012 and ranks tied for sixth in tackles among MAC players with 51. Coming into the 2012 season, Wade had accounted for only 12 total stops during his career.
In the last two weeks, Miami has registered 22 plays of 20 yards or more. Fourteen of those came against Akron, with Zac Dysert accounting for 12 of those (two rushing, 10 passing). Dysert's 40-yard run in the third quarter is the longest by a RedHawk this season.
Saturday's meeting is the 117th edition of The Battle for the Victory Bell, with Miami holding a 59-50-7 advantage. The series ranks fifth among FBS rivalries, although three of the top four are inactive in 2012 due to conference realigment.
RedHawks on the Airwaves
MIAMI IMG SPORTS NETWORK
In its seventh year of its partnership with IMG College, the Miami Sports Network continues its coverage of Miami Football with a group of affiliates blanketing most of Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana. "The Voice of the RedHawks" Steve Baker will deliver the play-by-play coverage, while Tim Bray will provide color commentary. Terry Bridge will be the network's sideline reporter. Tune-in to one of Miami's game-day affiliates:
WMOH-AM 1450 (Hamilton, OH)
WFMG-FM 101.3 (Richmond, IN)
WDBZ-AM 1230 (Cincinnati, OH)
WONE-AM 980 (Dayton, OH)
Beyond southwestern Ohio, Miami's audio broadcast also is available through Miami All-Access at www.MURedHawks.com.
IMG's pregame show on Saturday, Oct. 6, begins at 6 p.m. ET.
Saturday's game will be aired live throughout the state on Fox Sports-Ohio. Tom Gelehrter (pbp) and Artrell Hawkins (analyst) serve as the talent. Natalie Taylor will report from the sideline. FS-Ohio is on DirecTV's channel 660, Dish TV's channel 425 and Time Warner Cable's channel 43/309.