OXFORD, OHIO - OCTOBER 19: Jaylon Bester #1 of the Miami of Ohio Redhawks runs the ball during the fourth quarter in the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Yager Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Oxford, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

College Football: Miami atop MAC East standings after road win at Ohio

The game marked the official 150th anniversary of the first collegiate game and was close all the way. The game was tied at 7 at halftime and the teams combined for 24 points in the fourth quarter.

After Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke’s second rushing touchdown tied the game with 8:58 to play, the RedHawks (5-4, 4-1 Mid-American Conference) took more than five minutes to grind out 40 yards before Sloman’s kick.

Rourke got the Bobcats to the 37 but after an incomplete pass he was sacked for an 8-yard loss and after a 5-yard penalty for third-and-23 he threw two more incompletions.

Jaylon Bester ran for 83 yards and two touchdowns for Miami, which is now in control of the MAC East Division.

Rourke passed for 133 yards and a touchdown and ran for 89 yards. The Bobcats (4-5, 3-2) were hurt by losing two fumbles. Ohio had 374 yards of total offense, 96 more than Miami.

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