Who: Miami (0-3) at Bowling Green (1-2).
When: Saturday, 3 p.m.
Where: Doyt Perry Stadium (24,000), Bowling Green, Ohio.
Coaches: Miami Chuck Martin, fifth season, 90-43 overall, 16-36 at Miami; Bowling Green Mike Jinks, third season, 7-20 overall, same at Bowling Green.
Last time: Miami’s shotgun snap went awry with the RedHawks at Bowling Green’s 1-yard line in the last two minutes and Brandon Harris scooped it up and returned it 93 yards for the clinching touchdown in the Falcons’ 37-29 win in Oxford. The teams combined for six lead changes and 1,117 yards of total offense, including Miami’s season-high 612 yards. Billy Bahl replaced injured quarterback Gus Ragland in the third quarter.
Series notes: Miami leads the series, 43-24-5, including 21-10-4 at Bowling Green. The Falcons have won four of the last five games. The RedHawks last win was 40-26 at Bowling Green in 2016.
Stat pack: Miami RB Maurice Thomas 15 carries, 76 yards, 5.1 avg.; QB Gus Ragland 58-of-107 passing, 604 yards, 3 TDs, 2 int.; RB Kenny Young 16 catches, 77 yards, 1 TD; S De’Andre Montgomery 32 tackles, 17 solo.
Bowling Green RB Andrew Clair 66 carries, 247 yards, 3.7 avg., 1 TD; QB Jarret Doege 67-of-104 passing, 654 yards, 9 TDs, 4 int; WR Quintin Morris 16 catches, 213 yards, 3 TDs; LB Brandon Harris 31 tackles, 18 solo.
Local flavor: Soph. RB Maurice Adika, Fairmont; Soph. OL Tim Blair, Lakota West; Fr. WR Colin DeBord, Centerville; Fr. RB Ra’veion Hargrove, Trotwood-Madison; Fr. DL Jevon Henderson, Centerville; Sr. TE/RB Dorian Hendrix, Wayne; Fr LB Antwuan Johnson, Wayne; Jr. DL Kyle Junior, Middletown; Jr. DB Roman Sneed, Wayne; Sr. WR Justin Sawmiller, Kenton; Jr. DB Roman Sneed, Wayne; Jr. OL Lorenzo Taborn, Sidney; Soph. P Grant Timmerman, Centerville; Soph. TE Tyler Traylor, Centerville; Soph. LB Roland Walter, Trotwood-Madison; Soph. DB Darius Wortham, Trotwood-Madison.
Worth noting: Bowling Green has allowed at least 35 points in each of its three games, including the 42-35 win over Football Championship Subdivision Eastern Kentucky last Saturday. … The Falcons rank last in the 12-team Mid-American Conference in scoring and rushing defense and second-last in total defense. … They have allowed 10 sacks, tied for second-most among MAC teams. … They lead the conference with an average time of possession of 32 minutes, 11 seconds per game, which means opponents are piling up huge offensive numbers in short amounts of time. … Clair is third among conference rushers with an average of 82.3 yards per game.
Quotes: Jinks on Bowling Green trying to win back-to-back games for the first time since closing the 2016 season with three straight victories: “To get back on a win streak and start to gain that confidence, and to be 2-2 after four games, I think when we looked at our schedule, I think a lot of people would be very pleased with that outcome. It is a big game.”
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