Patterson’s 4-yard TD run put Buffalo back in front with 8:53 to play and, after Miami failed to convert a fourth-and-5 from midfield, Adam Mitcheson’s 37-yard field goal nearly five minutes later capped the scoring. The four-year starter became the program’s career leader with 45 made field goals.
Ragland completed 20 of 35 for 313 yards and a touchdown and had 16 carries for 53 yards and three scores for Miami (3-6, 3-2). Alonzo Smith added a pair of rushing TDs. Kenny Young caught five passes for 95 yards and a score. Jack Sorenson had seven catches for 94 yards.