Miami (Ohio) wins two straight vs. Ohio, wins 24-21

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On the 150th Anniversary of the initial College Football game between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Princeton Tigers, the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks defeated the Ohio Bobcats on Wednesday night at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. The RedHawks won 24-21 over the Bobcats.

The win improved the RedHawks to 5-4 on the season. They are now 4-1 in conference play.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks running back Jaylon Bester carries the ball against the Ohio Bobcats
Jaylon Bester carries the ball against the Ohio Bobcats (Photo by Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Athletic Department)

With the loss, Ohio fell to 4-5 on the season. They also fell to 3-2 in conference play.

This is the second straight year that Miami (Ohio) has won in this rivalry. The RedHawks now lead the all-time series 31-26-1 in 58 games dating back to 1962.

Miami (Ohio) has won for just the third-time since the 2006 season. Besides last year and this year’s win, the RedHawks also won 23-20 on Oct. 27, 2012.

RedHawks quarterback Brett Gabbert went 10 of 18 for 149 yards. He threw one touchdown pass.

Jaylon Bester had 15 carries for 84 yards and two touchdowns. Tyre Shelton had eight carries for 41 yards.

James Maye had a 63-yard reception, while Jack Sorenson had three receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown.

Bobcats quarterback Nathan Rourke went 15 of 27 for 133 yards. He also threw one touchdown pass.

Rourke had 16 carries for 89 yards and two touchdowns. De’Montre Tuggle had 12 carries for 74 yards, while O’Shaan Allison had seven carries for 43 yards. Julian Ross had 10 carries for 34 yards.

Isiah Cox had two receptions for 35 yards, while Cameron Odom had three receptions for 34 yards. Shane Hooks had a three-yard touchdown reception.

The RedHawks scored 17 points in the second half. Gabbert hit Sorenson for a 21-yard touchdown reception. Bester scored on a seven-yard rushing touchdown.

Sam Sloman scored on a 53-yard field goal attempt.

The Bobcats scored 14 points in the second half. Rourke scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

He also scored on a nine-yard rushing touchdown.

The game was tied at 7-7 at halftime. Rourke hit Walton for a four-yard touchdown reception for the 7-7 score.

RedHawks’ Bester scored on a 45-yard rushing touchdown.

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