Miami at Bowling Green Game Notes
Oct. 13, 2012 • Doyt L. Perry Stadium • Bowling Green, Ohio
• Miami season-long captains are Zac Dysert, Jaytee Swanson and Andy Cruse. There was no game captain this week
• Bowling Green won the toss and elected to defer. Miami received the opening kickoff, the seventh time in as many games this season that it has opened with possession.
• Bowling Green won its second straight game against Miami, snapping a six-game home losing skid. Prior to today, the Falcons' last series win at Doyt Perry Stadium came in 1997. The all-time series record is now 42-22-5 in favor of Miami, including 20-10-4 in Bowling Green.
• Miami scored a field goal on its opening possession Saturday after tallying touchdowns on the first drive in each of the previous two weeks. In the first four games, the initial touch resulted in three punts and a lost fumble.
• Miami's Mike Johns was credited with a sack during the second quarter on Saturday, the RedHawks' first sack in three games. Mwanza Waumulumba last put an opposing quarterback down against UMass on Sept. 22. As a team, Miami has just six sacks in seven games.
• Miami used 53 players from the 66-man travel squad during the game.
• Bowling Green's BooBoo Gates returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. It marked the second time in as many weeks that an opposing defensive back registered a pick-six against the RedHawks. Cincinnati's Camerron Cheatham gave the Bearcats a 7-6 lead with a 68-yard return.
• With 198 passing yards, Zac Dysert moved up five notches on the NCAA's FBS career passing chart. He climbed ahead of Troy Kopp (Pacific/1989-93), Brian McClure (Bowling Green/10,280), Andy Dalton (TCU/10,314), Jared Lorenzen (Kentucky/10,354) and Robert Griffin III (Baylor/10,366). Dysert's current total of 10,444 ranks eighth in MAC history.
• Dayonne Nunley made his 11th career interception in the third quarter, moving him into sole possession of eighth place on Miami's all-time list. He entered the game tied with Bob Smith (1965-67), Sheldon White (1984-86) and Milt Bowen (1999-2001). It was also Nunley's second pick of the season.
• Alvonta Jenkins made his first career start, opening in a five-receiver set.
• Andy Cruse's 2-yard touchdown catch was his fourth of the season.
• Zac Murphy hit a 54-yard punt in the third quarter, his fifth this season of 50 yards or more. He now has 16 in his career that have covered more than half the field.
• Kaleb Patterson converted first half field goals of 36 and 44 yards, making him eight of 10 this season. The true freshman has been perfect of six attempts of OVER 35 yards, including four of four over 40.
• Zac Dysert has thrown a touchdown pass in six of the seven games this season and in 14 of the last 15 games dating back to 2011.
• Austin Boucher entered the game in the fourth quarter for his fourth appearance of the season.