OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami University earned its first win over a ranked opponent since 2010, upsetting previously undefeated Ohio University 23-20 Saturday afternoon in the 89th Battle of the Bricks at Yager Stadium.
The 24th-ranked Bobcats, in field-goal range from the Miami 7-yard line with nine seconds to go, did the one thing they couldn't afford to do. Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton was sacked with Ohio out of timeouts and the clock ran out.
Kaleb Patterson's 31-yard field goal with 3:17 remaining proved to be the difference in the
game. He finished 3 of 3 on field-goal attempts.
Miami snapped a two-game losing streak and the RedHawks are now back in the Mid-American Conference title hunt at 4-4 overall and 3-1 in the conference. Ohio, who lost to Miami for the first time in six years, dropped to 7-1 overall and likely out of the top 25.
The RedHawks leaned on senior quarterback Zac Dysert, who passed for 311 yards while completing 21 of 36 with a touchdown. Junior Nick Harwell led all receivers with eight catches for 138 yards and a score.
Tettleton finished 23 of 38 for 302 yards with no touchdowns. Ryan Boykin and Beau Blankenship combined for 148 yards rushing.
Notes: Ohio's Beau Blankenship became the eighth player in school history to rush for 1,000
yards in a season. ... Miami's crowd of 19,326 was its largest of the season.