A pair of teams from the Buckeye State lock up on the gridiron when the MAC travels to face the Big Ten in non-conference action. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are on the road as they travel within the state to take on the #6 Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday afternoon. Miami (OH) was dropped 35-13 on the road by Cincinnati last Saturday in their previous contest. Ohio State rolled to an easy 51-10 demolition of Indiana on the road in their conference opener last Saturday. The Buckeyes have won the three previous meetings between the teams, including a 56-10 romp at home in the last matchup on September 1, 2012.
Miami (OH) RedHawks Hope for Massive Upset
Miami (OH) tried to build off their week 2 win over Tennessee Tech but they were handled by Cincinnati: they lost to the Bearcats for the 14th straight time. The RedHawks now have to go on the road as they make the trip to Columbus for this contest. Miami (OH) led 10-0 after the opening quarter and still held the lead in the final minute of the half before giving up the go-ahead score with 10 seconds to play before intermission. The RedHawks never recovered as they gave up three third-quarter touchdowns to put the game out of reach. Miami (OH) was outgained 420-207, lost the first down battle 23-14 and dropped the time of possession battle 32:52 to 27:08 in the game. Both teams turned the ball over once in the contest.
— Miami Football (@MiamiOHFootball) September 14, 2019
The RedHawks have struggled on the offensive side of the ball this season: they enter this game 115th in the nation in passing offense (162.7 yards per game) and 116th in rushing (104.3 yards per game) so far. Miami (OH) is 94th in scoring offense by putting up 25 points per contest and are tied for 91st in scoring defense in the FBS by allowing 30 points per game. Brett Gabbert has completed 37 of 62 passes for 481 yards with two touchdowns and one interception this season. Jackson Williamson hit his lone pass attempt for seven yards. Tyre Shelton leads the team with 24 carries for 108 yards and a score on the ground. Davion Johnson (26 carries, 71 yards, two TD) and Maurice Thomas (15 carries, 57 yards) are the next backs in the system. Johnson leads the team with eight receptions for 82 yards while Jack Sorenson (seven catches, 54 yards, TD) and Dominique Robinson (five grabs, 106 yards) are next in line. Sam Sloman is seven of seven on extra point attempts and has hit all four field goal tries with a long of 41. Jacob Swartz hit both his extra point tries while not attempting a field goal this season.