Miami at Akron Game Notes
lineman Mwanza Wamulumba joined season-long captain Zac Dysert, Jaytee Swanson
and Andy Cruse for the coin toss.
won the toss and elected to receive. The RedHawks have started on offense in
each of the first five games.
now leads the series 16-5-1 after the 56-49 win. The RedHawks have won four
straight and nine of the last 10 against the Zips.
705 yards of total offense were a school record and ranked seventh all-time in
MAC history. The previous best was 648 at Kent State on Oct. 25, 2003.
scored on its opening possession for the first time this season. The RedHawks
started the first three games with three punts and a lost fumble.
RedHawks tallied 13 first-quarter points, scoring touchdowns on each of their
first two drives. They entered Saturday's game with 10 first-quarter points total
over the first four games.
56 points scored by Miami were a season high and the most since a 62-point
effort against Kent State (62-26) Oct. 11, 1997. The RedHawks also tallied 56 points
at UCF Nov. 28, 2003 (56-21).
516 passing yards tied for fifth all-time in MAC history. It ranked second
all-time behind a 525-yard effort against Northern Illinois in 2002.
42 first downs were a new school record, topping 36 at Kent State in 2003.
Dysert's six touchdown passes set the Miami school record, topping four other
performances including his own career-high reached of five last Oct. 29 vs.
Buffalo. Ben Roethlisberger had five twice (at UCF, 2003 and at Ohio, 2001) with
Sam Ricketts also hitting that mark (vs. Akron, 2005). Dysert has thrown for four
or more scoring strikes three times in his career and three or more on 10
performance matched 11 other players for tied for third best in Mid-American
Conference history. The league record is seven, set by Kent State's Jose Davis
(vs. CMU, 1997) and Western Michigan's Alex Carder (at Toledo, 2011).
moved into 15th place on the Mid-American Conference's all-time passing
touchdowns list on Saturday. With 59 overall, he jumped over five players
Saturday, including former Miami quarterback Josh Betts (54 from 2002-05).
Dysert trails only Ben Roethlisberger (84 from 2001-03) in the Miami record
516 passing yards were a career high, topping 426 at Temple on Nov. 5, 2009. It
was the third time in his career he overshot the 400-yard plateau. It was the
second-most in Miami history, trailing a 525-yard day by Ben Roethlisberger
against Northern Illinois in 2002.
289 passing yards in the first half were a career high for that 30 minutes. He
threw for 268 vs. Buffalo last year. His best overall half was 322 at Temple,
also in 2011.
accounted for a school- and MAC-record 624 yards
of total offense, the first time in school history a player reached 500. The
previous best was 485 by Ben Roethlisberger (525p, -40 r) against Northern
Illinois in 2002. Dysert' career best had been 444 yards at Kent State (337p +
107r) on Sept. 26, 2009. The MAC record was 564 by Western Michigan's Alex
Carder (at Toledo, 2011).
108 rushing yards were a career-high (107 at Kent State in 2009). It was his
second career century rushing game.
the second straight week, sophomore Dawan Scott hauled in a pair of touchdown
passes. Those are the only two multiple-TD games of his career after he totaled
two touchdown receptions all of last year.
tallied 11 receptions for 208 yards, both career highs. His previous bests were
catches (Oct. 22, 2011 at Toledo) and 141 yards (Oct. 29, 2011 vs. Buffalo). The
catch total tied for 11th in a single Miami game, while the yardage
mark was third highest (and third 200+ effort in school history).
Kaleb Patterson was two-for-three on field goals against the Zips, the second multi-kick
game of his career. He also kicked two against Boise State on Sept. 15.
Patterson has made all three 40+ yard attempts this year, 43 vs. the Zips and 45
and 42 vs. the Broncos.
Luke Swift hauled in his first career touchdown pass on just his second career
reception on the first drive. His 35-yard catch from Dysert marked the
seventh play from scrimmage of 35 or more yards and the ninth of 30+ yards.
Jenkins caught his first career pass during the first quarter. He added another
in the second quarter. David Frazier caught his first career touchdown pass late
in the second quarter.
- Brison Burris grabbed the only turnover of the game when he picked off Akron's quarterback at the Miami 1 with no time left. It was the first career interception for the sophomore.