Oct. 23, 2010
Redshirt sophomore Travis Carrie (Antioch, Calif.) recorded his first career sack, tackling Miami quarterback Zac Dysert for a six-yard loss on the opening drive of the game. Carrie recorded his second career sack in the third quarter, forcing a fumble, also the first of his career.
Vince Davidson (Dayton, N.J.) put Ohio on the scoreboard with a 56-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The carry represents Davidson's longest career run from scrimmage and his fourth touchdown of the season. Davidson set a new career-high for rushing yards in a game with 103 yards, marking his first career 100-yard game.
Matt Weller's (Twinsburg, Ohio) now stands at 58 career made PATs (sixth all time) and 65 career PAT attempts (seventh all time). He has 28 career field goals made (T-second all-time) and 38 career field goal attempts (sixth all-time).
Hilton Dawson's (Compton, Calif.) second-quarter pick of Zac Dysert was the redshirt senior's first career interception.
Donte Harden (Erie, Pa.) recorded his first touchdown of the season and fifth of his career with a three-yard run in the second quarter. He added a second in the third quarter, matching this scoring effort of Oct. 17, 2009, when Harden also ran for a pair of touchdowns against Miami.
Riley Dunlop (Liberty Township, Ohio) set a new career mark with an acrobatic 39-yard catch on a pass from Boo Jackson in the third quarter. Dunlop tied his career mark with four receptions and fell just short of his career receiving yards in a game mark with 68.
Redshirt sophomore Omar Leftwich (Huntsville, Ala) tallied the first interception of his Bobcat career with a pick of Miami's Zac Dysert in the end zone during the fourth quarter. Leftwich picked off another Dysert pass in the fourth quarter.
Eric Benjamin (Grove City, Ohio) recorded his first career fumble recovery in the third quarter.
In the third quarter, a one-yard run to the end zone gave Boo Jackson (Gardena, Calif.) his fourth rushing touchdown of the season. Jackson has a total of 35 career touchdowns (six rushing, 29 passing) for which he is responsible, putting him sixth all-time in career touchdown responsibility. Jackson added another rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter, moving him to 36 career touchdowns, five away from Sammy Shon (1978-81) who is fifth with 41.
Senior Steven Jackson (Austin, Texas) picked off his fifth career pass in the fourth, returning the interception for 12 yards.
Under head coach Frank Solich, Ohio has averaged 219.3 rushing yards against Miami (2005-157, 2006-304, 2007-81, 2008-326, 2009-226, 2010-222).
Ohio outgained its opponent on the ground for the fifth straight game. Ohio finished the contest with 222 yards rushing compared to 11 for the RedHawks. Ohio has rushed for 18 touchdowns this season, after combining for 18 total in the 2008 and 2009 seasons combined.
The win marks Ohio's seven straight road victory against Mid-American Conference teams, tying the program's longest road conference streak since 1959-61, when Ohio earned wins on the road against Marshall, Kent State, Western Michigan, Bowling Green, Toledo, Miami and Marshall.
Ohio's 13-7 halftime lead against Miami marked the 36th time the Bobcats have taken the lead into the locker room under coach Frank Solich. The win puts Ohio at 30-6 (.833) when leading at the break since the 2005 season.
The win is Ohio's fifth-straight victory over Miami, the longest streak since an identical run from 1960-1964.
Since the 1998 season, Ohio is 47-14 (.770) when reaching the 28-point mark. Ohio is 38-9 (.809) in that same time span when scoring at least 30 points.
Omar Leftwich (2), Steven Jackson and Hilton Dawson each intercepted passes against the RedHawks, marking the first time Ohio recorded four or more interceptions since the 2008 game against Northwestern.
Previous to Saturday's game, the last time Ohio scored five rushing touchdowns as a team was against Eastern Michigan in 2002.
Ohio's opponents are 7-for-14 on field goal attempts this season.