Scores

Final

Syracuse 14

(1-4, 1-2 away)

Miami (OH) 17

(2-3, 1-1 home)

3:00 PM ET, September 29, 2007

Yager Stadium, Oxford, OH

1 2 3 4 T
SYR 0 0 7 714
M-OH 0 14 0 317

Top Performers

Passing: A. Robinson (SYR) - 236 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Jones (M-OH) - 12 CAR, 125 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Williams (SYR) - 5 REC, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Miami (Ohio) 17, Syracuse 14

Associated Press

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- Cory Jones scored his first two career touchdowns as Miami (Ohio) snapped a seven-game home losing streak with a 17-14 win over Syracuse on Saturday.

The senior carried 12 times for 125 yards to lead the RedHawks (2-3) to their second win in six games against Big East teams.

Syracuse (1-4), coming off a 38-35 road upset of then-No. 18 Louisville, had won 14 consecutive games against Mid-American Conference teams dating back to a 22-7 loss to Bowling Green on Sept. 11, 1976. The Orangemen were 3-0 against the RedHawks.

The RedHawks took advantage of two Orangemen mistakes to open a 14-0 first-half lead. Miami's Craig Mester recovered a fumble at the Syracuse 40 early in the second quarter. On the next play, Mike Kokal hit Dustin Woods with a 39-yard pass, setting up Jones' 1-yard plunge.

A Syracuse offside penalty on a Miami punt allowed the RedHawks to retain possession later in the quarter, with Jones scoring on a 13-yard run.

The Orangemen capitalized on Joe Fields' interception, scoring on Andrew Robinson's 43-yard pass to Mike Williams in the third quarter to cut the lead in half.

After Trevor Cook increased Miami's lead to 17-7 with a 19-yard field goal with 5:18 left in the game. Robinson added a 28-yard scoring pass to Taj Smith with 4:16 left.

The Orangemen got the ball back late in the game deep in their own territory but the possession ended on downs when Miami defensive lineman Morris Council batted down a Robinson pass.

The win was the first at home for Miami since a 54-13 victory over Buffalo on Nov. 5, 2005. The RedHawks were 0-5 at home last season and lost their first game at home this year to Cincinnati.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SYR
M-OH
1st Downs1419
Total Yards302436
Passing236150
Rushing66286
Penalties7-4010-89
3rd Down Conversions3-137-17
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers13
Possession23:0836:52

Passing Leaders

SyracuseC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Robinson17/362366.620
Miami (OH)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kokal13/261505.803

Rushing Leaders

SyracuseCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brinkley12363.009
Robinson6244.0018
Miami (OH)CARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones1212510.4248
Kokal11635.7022

Receiving Leaders

SyracuseRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams59719.4143
Smith68113.5128
Miami (OH)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Woods69515.8039
Jones3217.008

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERSYRM-OH
TD13:48Cory Jones 1 Yd Run (Trevor Cook Kick)
Drive: 2 plays, 40 yds, :26
07
TD05:56Cory Jones 13 Yd Run (Trevor Cook Kick)
Drive: 14 plays, 88 yds, 6:25
014
THIRD QUARTERSYRM-OH
TD09:16Mike Williams 43 Yd Pass From Andrew Robinson (Patrick Shadle Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 75 yds, 1:45
714
FOURTH QUARTERSYRM-OH
FG05:18Trevor Cook 19 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 79 yds, 5:08
717
TD04:16Taj Smith 28 Yd Pass From Andrew Robinson (Patrick Shadle Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 67 yds, 1:02
1417