Despite scoring 10 unanswered points in the second quarter to knot the game, Miami University's football team (0-3) was unable to get on the board again, falling to the University of Michigan Wolverines (2-1) 34-10 Saturday afternoon at Michigan Stadium.
Miami overcame a slow start in the first quarter, which left the RedHawks trailing 10-0 just eight minutes into the game, with a revitalized effort in the second quarter. Senior defensive back Quinten Rollins snatched his second interception of the season at the Michigan 35-yardline, which set the stage for the RedHawks’ first score of the game as junior kicker Kaleb Patterson booted a 36-yard field goal at the 9:14 mark.
On the ensuing kickoff, freshman running back Paul Moses recovered a fumble on the Wolverines’ 21-yardline. Senior quarterback Andrew Hendrix completed successive passes to senior wide receiver David Frazier for 10 and 5 yards before a 3-yard rush by senior running back Spencer Treadwell put the ball on the Michigan 3-yardline. Hendrix connected with senior wide receiver Dawan Scott on a 3-yard touchdown pass with 7:00 left in the quarter. Patterson’s extra point evened the game at 10 points apiece.
The Wolverines fired back on the next drive, scoring on a 1-yard rush to cap a six-play, 66-yard drive to take a 17-10 lead, which they would carry into the half. Michigan extended its lead to 24-10 with 3:44 to go in the third quarter on a 29-yard touchdown pass. A 12-yard touchdown run at the 9:50 mark of the fourth quarter and a 40-yard field goal with 18 seconds remaining pushed the score to 34-10.
Hendrix finished the game completing 12-of-26 attempts for 165 yards and one touchdown and one interception. Frazier finished with four receptions for 52 yards, while sophomore wide receiver Jared Murphy finished with three catches for 59 yards.
Senior defensive back Jarrell Jones led all players with 12 tackles, including seven solo stops.
As a team, Michigan finished with 460 yards of total offense with 276 on the ground and 184 in the air. The RedHawks tallied 198 yards of total offense.
Miami continues a three-game road stretch when the RedHawks travel to Paul Brown Stadium to face local foe Cincinnati for a 7 p.m. game on Saturday, Sept. 20. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.
- Jarrell Jones recorded a career-high in tackles with 12.
- Quinten Rollins had his second career interception and has a pick in two consecutive games. Rollins, who played basketball for Miami for the past four seasons, is believed to be the only player to ever record a field goal in Cameron Indoor and have in interception inside Michigan Stadium. He also had a career-high six tackles in the loss.
- Christian Koch had a career-high 8 punts versus the Wolverines.
- RedHawks held Michigan to just one sack and one tackles for loss for the game. Both are season-bests for Miami.