GAMEDAY College Football

Eastern Michigan 13, Miami of Ohio 12

Associated Press

YPSILANTI, Mich. - Ben Bryant's 16-yard pass to Bryson Cannon over the middle was the lone touchdown in a game that saw six field goals provide the bulk of the scoring as Eastern Michigan edged Miami (Ohio) 13-12 in a Mid-American Conference battle.

The touchdown capped an eight-play, 73-yard drive as Cannon crashed through a pair of defenders to give Eastern Michigan (4-2, 1-1) a 7-6 lead midway through the second quarter. Chad Ryland tacked on field goals of 47 and 33 yards as the Eagles extended their lead to 13-6.

Graham Nicholson, who kicked four field goals for the RedHawks (2-4, 1-1), booted 31 and 44-yarders that cut the gap to 13-12 with 6:29 left to play.

Eastern Michigan sealed the one-point win when A.J. Mayer's fourth-down pass was deflected at the line of scrimmage, ending the RedHawks final drive with under two minutes to go.

The Eagles took over and wound the clock down to almost zero before punting.

Bryant went 21-of-31 passing for 206 yards. Miami outgained the Eagles 385 yards to 257 with Mayer throwing for 259 yards. Jack Sorenson had 123 yards on seven catches for the RedHawks.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter Mia-OEastMi
Mia-O FG 8:47 Graham Nicholson 49 yd FG 3 0
Mia-O FG 2:05 Graham Nicholson 40 yd FG 6 0
Second Quarter Mia-OEastMi
EastMi TD 6:55 Bryson Cannon 16 yd pass from Ben Bryant (Chad Ryland kick) 6 7
EastMi FG 0:11 Chad Ryland 47 yd FG 6 10
Third Quarter Mia-OEastMi
EastMi FG 8:07 Chad Ryland 33 yd FG 6 13
Mia-O FG 5:40 Graham Nicholson 31 yd FG 9 13
Fourth Quarter Mia-OEastMi
Mia-O FG 6:29 Graham Nicholson 44 yd FG 12 13
Team Stats
  Miami (OH) Eastern Michigan
First downs 19 16
  Rushing 5 3
  Passing 13 11
  Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Efficiency 6-16, 38% 5-16, 31%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 29-126 33-51
Passing Yards 259 206
Return Yards 3 18
Completions-Attempts-Int 16-39-0 21-31-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--18 6--36
Punts 4 8
Punts-Average 43 46.1
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 7-63 4-30
Time of Possession 25:52 34:08
Miami (OH) Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Mayer 16 39 259 0 0
Eastern Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Bryant 21 31 206 1 1
Miami (OH) Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Shelton 9 41 4.6 0
A. Mayer 8 34 4.3 0
K. Davis 3 33 11.0 0
K. Mozee 7 18 2.6 0
K. Tracy 1 1 1.0 0
Eastern Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Boone Jr. 9 36 4.0 0
J. Hamilton 7 28 4.0 0
A. Jackson 3 8 2.7 0
S. Evans 2 4 2.0 0
H. Beydoun 1 3 3.0 0
B. Bryant 11 -28 -2.5 0
Miami (OH) Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Sorenson 7 123 17.6 0
M. Hippenhammer 5 94 18.8 0
K. Davis 2 17 8.5 0
A. Homer 1 16 16.0 0
J. Walker 1 9 9.0 0
Eastern Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Drummond 7 93 13.3 0
H. Beydoun 6 52 8.7 0
B. Cannon 2 21 10.5 1
D. Boone Jr. 2 19 9.5 0
I. Stewart 1 11 11.0 0
S. Evans 3 10 3.3 0
Miami (OH) Interceptions
Player Int Yards
I. Pace Jr. 1 1
Eastern Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Miami (OH) Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Dzioban 4 172 43.0
Eastern Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Julien 8 369 46.1
Miami (OH) Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Walker 1 2 2.0
Eastern Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Miami (OH) Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Eastern Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
H. Beydoun 1 18 18.0
Miami (OH) Missed FG
Player Length
G. Nicholson 46
Eastern Michigan Missed FG
Player Length




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