Against The SEC
The Miami RedHawks have played 22 games against teams from the Southeastern Conference and are 8-13-1 overall. Besides Kentucky, Miami has faced Vanderbilt (1-3), LSU (1-2), Georgia (1-0) and Florida (1-1). Miami has also face Missouri (0-2) and South Carolina (3-2) ... current members of the SEC, but were not members of the conference when the two teams competed.
|RedHawks Face Kentucky on Saturday|
Miami RedHawks (0-1, 0-0 MAC)
vs. Kentucky Wildcats (0-1, 0-0 SEC)
Game 2: Sat., Sept. 7 • Noon
Commonwealth Stadium (67,942)
Series vs. Kentucky: Kentucky leads 7-4-1
Series Streak: Kentucky - 2
Last Meeting: Sept. 5, 2009
Television: Fox Sports • Pete Pranica (PxP), Ovie Mughelli (Analyst)
Radio: Miami Sports Network • Steve Baker (PxP), Tim Bray (Analyst), Terry Bridge (sideline)
Live Stats: www.muredhawks.com
Miami Quick Hits
• The Miami University football team is in its 125th season of football and has an all-time record of 668-411-44 (.615).
• Head coach Don Treadwell is in his third season at the helm of the football team and has a record of 8-17.
• Miami is coming off a 52-14 loss at Marshall, a game that was once tied at 14-14 at the half.
• Nine different RedHawks made their first career start last Saturday at Marshall.
• Coach Treadwell returns both his offensive coordinator (John Klacik) and defensive coordinator (Jay Peterson) for the third consecutive season.
• Miami will have four captains in 2013, voted on by their teammates. QB Austin Boucher, TE Steve Marck, DT Austin Brown and DE Wes Williams will serve as captains in 2013.
• Miami returns 47 letterwinners (20 offense, 23 defense and 4 special teams) and 16 starters (6 offense, 6 defense and 4 special teams).
• Kentucky leads the all-time series 7-4-1 and has won each of the last two contests. Miami’s last win versus Kentucky was a 15-14 victory back in 1979.
• Miami will feature a roster loaded with youth. The RedHawks will enter the season opener with 12 seniors, 14 juniors, 23 sophomores and 51 freshmen.
Need To Know
• The Miami University football team is coming off back-to-back 4-8 seasons under third-year head coach Don Treadwell.
• The RedHawks are coming off a 52-14 loss at Marshall, despite the game being tied 14-14 to start the third quarter. In the second half Miami could only manage 55 yards of offense, while the Thundering Herd racked up 374 yards.
• Marshall had a slight edge in total offense in the first half, 217-184. Senior quarterback Austin Boucher completed 9-of-12 passes for 150 yards in the first 30 minutes and was just 1-of-10 for 15 yards in the second half.
• The loss was the first for Boucher as a starting quarterback for the RedHawks. The senior is now 4-1 in his career when he takes the opening snap for the Red and White.
• On offense Terry Davis, Austin Green, Wesley Scott and Rokeem Williams made the start and Bryson Albright, Josh Dooley, Kent Kern, Jay Mastin and Mitch Winters made their first career starts on defense.
• Kern (13), Mastin (12) and J’Terius Brown (6) all recorded career-bests in tackles. Mastin added his first career interception and Brown added a game-high 3.5 tackles for loss.
• Two key defensive components for Miami made solid returns. Dayonne Nunley returned to the field after suffering a knee injury late in 2012 and defensive tackle Austin Brown, who missed all but one game last season started up front for the RedHawks. Nunley had six tackles and three pass breakups, while Brown added two tackles and a quarterback hurry.
• Kentucky leads the all-time series with Miami at 7-4-1. Miami’s last win versus the Wildcats came back in 1979 (15-14).
• These two teams last saw each other in the 2009 season opener, a contest Kentucky won 42-0 in Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
• Miami is 3-5-1 all-time in Lexington, with wins dating back to 1979, 1974 and 1912.
• After one week of action the RedHawks rank seventh in the MAC in scoring (14.0), ninth in rushing (74.0), ninth in total offense (239.0) and eighth in passing (165.0)
• Defensively, Miami ranks 12th in scoring defense (52.0), 12th in rushing (304.0), 11th in total defense (591.0) and 11th in pass defense (287.0).
Against The SEC
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