Scores

Final

Bowling Green 14

(3-3, 1-1 MAC)

Miami (OH) 47

(4-3, 3-0 MAC)

3:00 PM ET, October 13, 2007

Yager Stadium, OXFORD, OH

1 2 3 4 T
BGSU 0 7 0 714
M-OH 16 14 7 1047

Top Performers

Passing: D. Raudabaugh (M-OH) - 237 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Sykes (M-OH) - 17 CAR, 124 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Harris (M-OH) - 2 REC, 87 YDS, 1 TD

Miami (Ohio) 47, Bowling Green 14

Associated Press

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- Miami of Ohio retired former quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's No. 7 in a pregame ceremony on Saturday and then rolled past Bowling Green, 47-14, as Austin Sykes ran for a career-high 124 yards and scored two touchdowns.

The RedHawks sacked the Falcons' Tyler Sheehan six times and limited him to a season-low 140 yards in the air while handing Bowling Green (3-3, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) their second straight loss.

Miami (4-3, 3-0) won by its largest margin since beating Buffalo 54-13 on Nov. 5, 2005.

Redshirt freshman Eugene Harris scored his first two career touchdowns, the second on a 73-yard pass -- Miami's longest play of the season -- that helped the RedHawks open up a 30-7 halftime lead.

Roethlisberger, now the Pittsburgh Steelers' starting quarterback, said one of his childhood goals was to have his high school, college and professional numbers retired. Findlay High School in northwest Ohio also has retired his No. 7.

"Of all the things kids want, I don't know how I got this crazy idea in my head, but I wanted to get that done," Roethlisberger told reporters before the ceremony.

Roethlisberger set almost every school passing record and led Miami to its last MAC championship in 2003. The RedHawks, coached by Terry Hoeppner, finished that year 13-1 and ranked 10th in the nation.

Miami on Saturday also remembered Hoeppner with a video tribute at halftime and a moment of silence before the game's kickoff.

Hoeppner was Miami's coach from 1999-2004. He left in 2005 to become Indiana's coach, and died in June at age 59 from complications of a brain tumor.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BGSU
M-OH
1st Downs1426
Total Yards232499
Passing207237
Rushing25262
Penalties4-305-40
3rd Down Conversions2-117-14
4th Down Conversions1-22-2
Turnovers31
Possession23:2336:37

Passing Leaders

Bowling GreenC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sheehan16/271405.200
Miami (OH)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Raudabaugh16/242379.910

Rushing Leaders

Bowling GreenCARYDSAVGTDLG
Turner6335.5011
Macon4256.3114
Miami (OH)CARYDSAVGTDLG
Sykes171247.3227
Miller11474.319

Receiving Leaders

Bowling GreenRECYDSAVGTDLG
Partridge66410.7028
Geter55110.2033
Miami (OH)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris28743.5173
Woods14343.0043

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBGSUM-OH
TD10:23Austin Sykes 21 Yd Run (Nathan Parseghian Kick) 07
TD06:47Eugene Harris 6 Yd Run (Nathan Parseghian Kick) 014
SF01:10Ball Through End Zone 016
SECOND QUARTERBGSUM-OH
TD05:39Jamel Miller 1 Yd Run (Nathan Parseghian Kick) 023
TD01:58Dan Macon 9 Yd Run (Sinisa Vrvilo Kick) 723
TD01:05Eugene Harris 73 Yd Pass From Daniel Raudabaugh (Nathan Parseghian Kick) 730
THIRD QUARTERBGSUM-OH
TD11:01Austin Sykes 2 Yd Run (Nathan Parseghian Kick) 737
FOURTH QUARTERBGSUM-OH
FG12:24Nathan Parseghian 30 Yd 740
TD06:23Thomas Merriweather 3 Yd Run (Trevor Cook Kick) 747
TD01:06Marques Parks 21 Yd Pass From Anthony Glaud (Sinisa Vrvilo Kick) 1447