RedHawks rout Long Island to win home opener

Credit: Jeff Dean

Credit: Jeff Dean

Associated Press

OXFORD -- Brett Gabbert threw two touchdown passes and AJ Mayer threw for another, and Miami swarmed FCS-member Long Island 42-7 on Saturday in the home opener at Yager Stadium.

Mayer got the Redhawks (1-2) going when he found Jack Sorenson on an 18-yard touchdown toss to finish the game-opening eight-play, 93-yard drive.

Early in the second quarter, Camden Orth threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Derick Eugene to pull the Sharks (0-3) into a 7-7 tie.

But Miami proceeded to establish control of the line of scrimmage and pulled away when Kevin Davis crashed in from 3 yards out with 5:22 remaining before halftime. Five minutes later, Gabbert threw a 16-yard scoring pass to Jalen Walker for a 21-7 lead.

Miami outgained Long Island 523-216 in total yards.

Orth finished 15-for-21 passing for 178 yards.

Lakota West grad David Afari added 78 yards rushing for Miami, which visits Army next Saturday.


Miami at Army, Noon, CBS Sports Network, 980, 1450