Miami at Cincinnati Game Notes
Receiver Dawan Scott joined season-long captain Zac Dysert, Jaytee Swanson and
Andy Cruse for the coin toss.
won the toss and elected to defer. Miami received the opening kickoff, the
sixth time in as many games this season that it has opened with possession.
has now lost seven straight to the Bearcats, dating back to 2005 when the
RedHawks posted a 44-16 win at home. Overall,
Miami stands 59-51-7 against UC, including 43-40-5 in the Queen City. The
RedHawks have dropped four straight on the road against the Bearcats.
being the visiting team, Miami wore its red uniforms. The Bearcats asked
permission to wear white as part of its Homecoming "White-Out".
Harwell returned to the Miami lineup after missing three games with a leg
52 points scored by Cincinnati equalled the most by either school in the series.
The Bearcats earned a 52-42 win over Miami in 1999.
scored a touchdown on its opening possession for the second straight game. In
the first four games, the RedHawks' first drive resulted in three punts and a
defensive back Camerron Cheatham's first quarter interception return for a
touchdown was the first by a Miami opponent since the 2010 season opener, Sept.
4 at Florida. Janoris Jenkins took a pick 67 yards to the house for the Gators.
four Miami turnovers were a season high and most for the RedHawks since committing
six against Ohio on Oct. 23, 2010. The previous high this year was three, the
same number that Miami had in the first quarter on Saturday night. The RedHawks
suffered two interceptions and a fumble lost at Ohio State.
was successful on its third two-point conversion of the season late in the
first half, when Zac Dysert scrambled into the end zone. The first two makes
were via the pass.
used 57 players -- of the 68-man travel squad -- during the game.
Dysert became the 78th player in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision
history to top 10,000 career passing yards on a 12-yard toss to Dawan Scott
midway through the first quarter. He finished with 10,246 to end the game
ranked 66th. Some of the quarterbacks he passed on Saturday were Cade McNown
(UCLA/10,008), Glen Foley (Boston College/10,042) and Eli Manning (Mississippi/10,119).
Dysert's current total ranks ninth in MAC history.
Dysert finished the day with 303 yards, the 16th time in his career
that he has topped the 300-yard mark.
Dysert threw a pair of quarter interceptions, the second time this year
(joining Ohio State) that he has been picked off twice. The initial one was
returned for a touchdown, the first time an opponent returned an interception
for a touchdown since the 2010 season opener, Sept. 4 at Florida, when Janoris
Jenkins covered 67 to paydirt after a pick.
two touchdown passes Saturday, Zac Dysert moved into a tie for 14th
on the Mid-American Conference's career touchdown list. He is tied with Western
Michigan's Alex Carder (2009-present), who also has 61, but missed today's game
due to injury.
Harwell caught a touchdown pass in the second quarter, the 17th of
his career. His only other scoring catch this season came against Ohio State in
the season opener.
pooch punted midway through the second quarter, his third kick this season and
ninth of his career.
Wade led Miami in tackles for the fourth straight game. On Saturday against the
Bearcats, he had 12 stops, one shy of his career high. Reaching double figures for
the fifth straight game, he added ½ tackle for loss, a forced fumble and a