College Football

Miami (OH) RedHawks (6-7)


Sat. 11/12 Tue. 11/22 Mon. 12/26
@ Buff
W 35-24
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vs. BallSt
W 21-20
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@ MissSt
L 16-17
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Blocked FG helps Mississippi State hold off Miami 17-16

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Mississippi State's sideline erupted in celebration, relieved to escape with a victory to end a challenging season.

Nick Fitzgerald rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns in another strong performance by the dual-threat quarterback; however, the heavily favored Bulldogs had to block a field goal in the closing seconds to hold off Miami (Ohio) 17-16 in the St. Petersburg Bowl on Monday.

"Great game. Not exactly how we drew it up," coach Dan Mullen said after defensive tackle Nelson Adams got a hand on Nick Dowd's potential game-winning kick that would have helped Miami finish a stunning turnaround from a 0-6 start to the season to a winning record.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: G. Ragland1537
Passing TDs: G. Ragland17
Rushing Yards: A. Smith709
Rushing TDs: A. Smith3
Receiving Yards: J. Gardner750
Receiving TDs: J. Gardner6
Interceptions: H. Harding4
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at 17 Iowa L 21 - 45
9/10 vs. Eastern Illinois L 17 - 21
9/17 vs. Western Kentucky L 24 - 31
9/24 at Cincinnati L 20 - 27
10/1 vs. Ohio L 7 - 17
10/8 at Akron L 13 - 35
10/15 vs. Kent State W 18 - 14
10/22 at Bowling Green W 40 - 26
10/29 at Eastern Michigan W 28 - 15
11/4 vs. Central Michigan W 37 - 17
11/12 at Buffalo W 35 - 24
11/22 vs. Ball State W 21 - 20
12/26 at Mississippi State L 16 - 17
Mid-American
East
  Conference Overall
Ohio 6-2 8-6
Miami (OH) 6-2 6-7
Bowling Green 3-5 4-8
Akron 3-5 5-7
Kent State 2-6 3-9
Buffalo 1-7 2-10
West
  Conference Overall
15 Western Michigan 8-0 13-1
Toledo 6-2 9-4
Northern Illinois 5-3 5-7
Eastern Michigan 4-4 7-6
Central Michigan 3-5 6-7
Ball State 1-7 4-8
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4770 (80)
Passing Yards: 2998 (56)
Rushing Yards: 1772 (96)
Points per game: 22.8 (104)
Yards per game: 366.9 (95)
Touchdowns: 36 (92)
Field Goals: 11 (79)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4592 (25)
Passing Yards: 2715 (38)
Rushing Yards: 1877 (34)
Points per game: 23.8 (29)
Yards per game: 353.2 (23)
Touchdowns: 36 (30)
Field Goals: 13 (53)
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