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RedHawks fall flat in second half, lose at Kent State

In a tale of two halves, an 11-point halftime lead wasn’t enough for Miami — Kent State University came roaring back to beat Miami football 17-14. Despite out-gaining the host’s 335-328 yards, and holding a 19-12 first down advantage, the RedHawks lost for the third straight week. Miami went into their date with Notre Dame with a 2-2 record and there was optimism about the future. Yet, all that’s followed is disappointment coming in the form of a trio of losses — two on the road, one at home. If there’s any team in the nation that can overcome...

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Miami stunned by BGSU, fall to 2-4

In a shootout that saw both sides combine for 1,117 total yards, Miami football found itself on the losing end for the second consecutive week in a heartbreaking 37-29 defeat to Bowling Green State University. Saturday’s Mid-American Conference East Division affair shuffled the league standings. Miami (2-4, 1-1 MAC) moved from second to third place, as the head-to-head tiebreaker allowed BGSU (1-5, 1-1 MAC) to usurp the ‘Hawks. Akron (3-3, 2-0) tightens its grip on the top spot, still in first after week two of MACtion. Two themes prevalent within the game were lead changes and a slim point...

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RedHawks bounce back with first MAC win

Marking the beginning of Mid-American Conference play, Miami football (2-2, 1-0 MAC) defeated Central Michigan University (2-2, 0-1 MAC) 31-14 on the road. Gus Ragland had three touchdowns on Saturday afternoon. The Redshirt junior quarterback set the tempo from the opening kickoff. His six yard scoring run and three-yard touchdown pass to Redshirt sophomore tight end Quentin Hardy saw MU take a 14-0 advantage after the first quarter. CMU wouldn’t go down without a fight, though. With 10:39 left in the second quarter, senior quarterback Shane Morris answered the call with a two-yard rushing touchdown to cut the deficit to 14-7. This would be the closest the Chippewas would get, thanks to a quick response from Ragland and the ’Hawks. Not even 1:30 after Morris’ rumble into the end zone, senior wide receiver Sam Martin was on the receiving-end of a 50-yard scoring connection — putting the RedHawks up 21-7. On the day, Martin caught two passes for 72 yards. Seven minutes later, a 31-yard end zone burst from Redshirt junior running back Kenny Young saw the Red and White extend their lead to 28-7. Notably, Young dealt with a death in the family prior to kickoff. “Kenny Young losing a relative, basically a brother, 24 hours before [University of] Cincinnati, plays his tail off at Cincinnati,” Miami head coach Chuck Martin said. “Goes home the last two days...

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RedHawks look to reclaim the Victory Bell

For the past 11 seasons, the famed Victory Bell has been in the possession of the University of Cincinnati (1-1). This Saturday, at home, Miami football (1-1) will get the opportunity to end Cincinnati’s reign. The in-state rivalry has roots dating back to 1888 — the first time these teams played each other — and that maiden meeting resulted in a 0-0 tie. In the series, the RedHawks hold a slight 59-55 advantage. Last season, in a matchup that has been tightly contested since 2013, the ‘Hawks fell short away from Yager Stadium by a score of 27-20. MU...

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Miami takes on Marshall to open season

Miami football (0-0) — who is coming into the year after a six-game regular season winning-streak — is seeking a good start to the 2017 campaign as it makes the southern trek to face Marshall University (0-0) on the road. Following a nine-month hiatus, the ‘Hawks will again be playing meaningful football. With this, a sense of certainty and excitement floods Oxford — the regular season is back. The RedHawks look to take their first step toward Mid-American Conference glory. Opening against the Green and White won’t be easy, however. “They’re really athletic, at every position,” head coach Chuck...

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