Ohio vs. Miami (OH)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Peden Stadium)
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On Wednesday, the University of Miami of Ohio Redhawks head to the University of Ohio for a game against the Bobcats in a game that will determine first place in the MAC-East. In their last game, Miami (OH) was victorious, defeating Kent State by the score of 23-16. Quarterback Brett Gabbert was somewhat inaccurate but effective on the day, going 13 of 29 in the passing game for 178 and a touchdown. Wide receiver Dominique Robinson was the Redhawks leading receiver as he caught 3 passes for 80 yards. Running back Tyre Shelton was the most productive player for the Redhawks on the ground and he carried the ball 14 times for 148 yards.
With the win, Miami (OH) is now 4-4 on the season and is 3-1 in conference play which puts them in a tie with Ohio for first place in their division in the MAC. On the year Gabbert has thrown for 1,360 yards, 5 touchdowns and 5 interceptions which isn’t too shabby for the freshman quarterback. Shelton has been the teams lead rusher and has ran 59 times for 315 yards and a touchdown. The Redhawks lead receiver is Robinson who has caught 13 passes for 290 yards on the year, but has yet to record a touchdown.
The Ohio Bobcats welcome the Redhawks to town after winning their last game 34-21 against Ball State. In the Bobcats game against Ball State quarterback Nathan Rourke led the team in passing and in rushing. Rourke was 8 of 16 for 131 yards and an interception through the air. Meanwhile, Rourke ran 18 times for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Bobcats win. Isiah Cox was the Ohio’s leading receiver on the day as he caught 5 passes for 92 yards.
Ona the year the Bobcats are now 4-4 and 3-1 which puts them in a first place tie in the MAC-East with their opponent on Wednesday. Rourke is the teams primary offensive weapon and has thrown for 1,743 yards, 10 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on the year. Meanwhile, Rourke is also Ohio’s leading rusher and has ran 97 times for 536 yards and 8 touchdowns on the year. When Rourke does throw the ball, Isiah Cox has been the most productive of his receivers, catching 24 passes for 1 touchdown on the year.
Ohio is scoring 30.4 points per game this season while allowing 29.5 points per game. Miami of Ohio is scoring 22.5 points per game while allowing 33 points per game. I believe this will be a close game, but it really comes down to the play of Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke. If Rourke is able to throw the ball just well enough to throw off the Redhawks defense, it should be a win for the Bobcats. Ohio is averaging 411.6 per game this year on offense while the Miami (OH) defense is allowing 395.3 yards per game. This should be a good division match up but I believe that Ohio will walk out with a win and stay in first place in the MAC-East. Ohio wins 31-21 and covers the spread.