Scores

Final

Miami (OH) 24

(6-4, 5-1 MAC)

Bowling Green 21

(2-8, 1-5 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN2

8:00 PM ET, November 10, 2010

Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH

1 2 3 4 T
M-OH 7 7 7 324
BGSU 0 7 0 1421

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Dysert (M-OH) - 221 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: T. Merriweather (M-OH) - 17 CAR, 88 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Harwell (KU) - 10 REC, 125 YDS, 1 TD

Trevor Cook's field goal lifts Miami (Ohio) over Bowling Green 

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Trevor Cook kicked a 33-yard field goal on the final play to give Miami of Ohio a 24-21 victory over Bowling Green in foggy conditions Wednesday night.

Miami (6-4, 5-1 Mid-American Conference) moved into a tie with Ohio and Temple atop the East Division and became bowl eligible for the first time since 2005.

Cook made the winning field goal after D.J. Brown intercepted Matt Schilz's pass. The kick marked the first time Miami won a game on the final play since Ben Roethlisberger completed a 70-yard pass to Eddie Tillitz in a 30-27 decision over Akron on Oct. 13, 2001.

Miami took a 21-7 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Falcons (2-8, 1-5) rallied to tie it on Willie Geter's 1- and 2-yard TD runs -- the first after Schilz's 76-yard pass to Kamar Jorden.

Thomas Merriweather opened the scoring for the Redhawks in the first quarter with an 18-yard run.

The Falcons tied it on Schilz's 12-yard TD pass to Alex Bayer in the second, and Miami took a 14-7 lead on quarterback Zac Dysert's 1-yard run with 1:47 left in the half.

In the third quarter, the Falcons made it 21-7 on Dysert's 22-yard pass to Nick Harwell.

Dysert was 19 of 25 for 221 yards for the Redhawks. Harwell had 10 catches for 125 yards, and Merriweather ran for 88 yards on 17 carries. Schilz was 17 of 29 for 176 yards for the Falcons, and Jorden had four receptions for 95 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
M-OH
BGSU
1st Downs2011
Total Yards377220
Passing221176
Rushing15644
Penalties10-725-45
3rd Down Conversions7-143-12
4th Down Conversions0-01-3
Turnovers33
Possession33:1026:50

Passing Leaders

Miami (OH)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dysert19/252218.810
Bowling GreenC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schilz17/291766.112

Rushing Leaders

Miami (OH)CARYDSAVGTDLG
Merriweather17885.2118
Woods8354.4011
Bowling GreenCARYDSAVGTDLG
Geter16342.126
Wiley33010.0025

Receiving Leaders

Miami (OH)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Harwell1012512.5141
Robinson55711.4019
Bowling GreenRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jorden49523.8076
Bayer4389.5112

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERM-OHBGSU
TD04:58Thomas Merriweather 18 Yd Run (Trevor Cook Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERM-OHBGSU
TD08:28Alex Bayer 12 Yd Pass From Matt Schilz (Kyle Burkhardt Kick) 77
TD01:47Zac Dysert 1 Yd Run (Trevor Cook Kick) 147
THIRD QUARTERM-OHBGSU
TD02:40Nick Harwell 22 Yd Pass From Zac Dysert (Trevor Cook Kick) 217
FOURTH QUARTERM-OHBGSU
TD13:27Willie Geter 1 Yd Run (Kyle Burkhardt Kick) 2114
TD06:59Willie Geter 2 Yd Run (Kyle Burkhardt Kick) 2121
FG00:00Trevor Cook 33 Yd 2421