Miami tops Eastern Michigan for third straight win

Gus Ragland had a 54-yard touchdown throw to Jared Murphy and ran in another score Saturday to lead Miami to its third straight win, a 28-15 triumph over Eastern Michigan.

Ragland finished 15 of 23 for 175 yards and punched in his rushing TD from the 2 on the game's opening drive. Kenny Young made it 14-0 on the RedHawks next possession with a 54-yard touchdown run as Miami (3-6, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) notched its third-straight win.

Also scoring for the RedHawks was Alonzo Smith with a 1-yard touchdown.

The Redhawks’ defense, the top-ranked unit in the MAC, limited the Eagles to 33 yards rushing on 23 attempts and recorded five sacks.

In the fourth quarter, Eastern Michigan (5-4, 2-3) closed the gap to 28-15 with a 75-yard TD pass from Brogan Roback to Dieuly Aristilde, but the Eagles next drive stalled at the Ohio 41 and an interception by Heath Harding ended their final possession at midfield.

Roback finished with 328 yards and two touchdowns, while Aristilde had a career-high 193 yards receiving.

Miami returns to action Friday night at home vs. Central Michigan.


FRIDAY’S GAME

Central Michigan at Miami, 6 p.m., CBS Sports Network, 1450, 980