OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Zac Dysert passed for 226 yards and a touchdown and two Pat Hinkel interceptions led to Miami (Ohio) scores as the RedHawks defeated Southern Illinois 30-14 Saturday.
Dysert, who completed 28 of 36 with no interceptions, started the scoring for Miami (1-1) with his 50th career touchdown pass, a 10-yarder to Andy Cruse in the first quarter. Cruse caught a career-high 12 passes for 60 yards.
The Salukis (0-2) answered by driving 71 yards in 10 plays, scoring on Mika'il McCall's 1-yard run. But on their next possession, Hinkel intercepted Kory Faulkner's pass at the SIU 24 and returned it for a touchdown and a 14-7 Miami lead.
After the RedHawks added a third-quarter field goal, Hinkel intercepted Faulkner again to put Miami at the SIU 27. A defensive holding penalty moved the ball to the 12 and Jamire Westbrook ran it in to make it 24-7 after three quarters.
|MIAOH||Andy Cruse 10 yd pass from Zac Dysert (Kaleb Patterson kick)|
|SIL||Mika'il McCall 1 yd run (Austin Johnson kick)|
|MIAOH||Pat Hinkel 24 yd interception return (Kaleb Patterson kick)|
|MIAOH||Kaleb Patterson 30 yd FG|
|MIAOH||Jamire Westbrook 12 yd run (Kaleb Patterson kick)|
|SIL||Mika'il McCall 1 yd run (Jackson MacLachlan kick)|
|MIAOH||Spencer Treadwell 16 yd run (missed kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||4-14||5-13|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-1||0-0|
|Kick Return Yds||93||14|
|Punt Return Yds||13||6|
|Time of Poss.||26:36||32:40|
|SIL: Mika'il McCall 16-74, Steve Strother 10-46, LaSteven McKinney 5-27, Kory Faulkner 5-6, Mulku Kalokoh 1-1|
|MIAOH: Spencer Treadwell 16-73, Jamire Westbrook 5-18, Zac Dysert 9-17, Justin Semmes 2-5, Team 1--3|
|SIL: Kory Faulkner 19-34-195-2|
|MIAOH: Zac Dysert 28-36-226-0|
|SIL: MyCole Pruitt 6-66, David Lewis 4-64, Mulku Kalokoh 3-19, Steve Strother 3-16, Mika'il McCall 2-13, LaSteven McKinney 1-17|
|MIAOH: Andy Cruse 12-60, Steve Marck 4-73, Dawan Scott 4-31, Nick Harwell 3-21, Dustin White 2-14, Justin Semmes 1-11, Orlando David 1-11, Jimmy Turvy 1-5|