OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Zac Dysert threw for three touchdowns and became the career completions leader for Miami (Ohio) as the RedHawks spoiled Massachusetts' debut in Mid-American Conference play by winning 27-16 Saturday.
The senior's third scoring pass, a 33-yarder to Spencer Treadwell at the start of the fourth quarter, was the 855th of his career, surpassing Ben Roethlisberger for first place with the RedHawks (2-2, 1-0).
Dysert also completed touchdown passes of 49 and 17 yards to Dawan Scott and finished 12-for-22 for 192 yards while running for 76 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
With the RedHawks leading 14-3 in the second quarter, the Minutemen (0-4, 0-1) reached Miami territory on two straight drives but were stopped on fourth-and-1 from the 28 and the 29.
Michael Cox rushed for 188 yards on 30 carries with two second-half touchdowns for Massachusetts, but Mike Wegzyn was intercepted three times in the second half.
|MIAOH||Dawan Scott 49 yd pass from Zac Dysert (Kaleb Patterson kick)|
|MA||Brendon Levengood 30 yd FG|
|MIAOH||Dawan Scott 17 yd pass from Zac Dysert (Kaleb Patterson kick)|
|MIAOH||Zac Dysert 7 yd run (Kaleb Patterson kick)|
|MA||Michael Cox 9 yd run (Brendon Levengood kick)|
|MIAOH||Spencer Treadwell 33 yd pass from Zac Dysert (failed 2pt rush)|
|MA||Michael Cox 2 yd run (missed kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||11-19||6-12|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||3-5||0-2|
|Kick Return Yds||96||50|
|Punt Return Yds||1||0|
|Time of Poss.||29:56||30:4|
|MA: Michael Cox 30-188, Mike Wegzyn 14-52, Jordan Broadnax 6-18|
|MIAOH: Jamire Westbrook 17-105, Zac Dysert 12-76, Spencer Treadwell 9-31, Justin Semmes 1-7, Dawan Scott 2-0, Team 1--3|
|MA: Mike Wegzyn 19-40-213-3|
|MIAOH: Zac Dysert 12-22-192-1|
|MA: Deion Walker 6-81, Rob Blanchflower 5-50, Alan Williams 4-35, Tajae Sharpe 3-37, Jordan Broadnax 1-10|
|MIAOH: Dawan Scott 3-92, Andy Cruse 3-13, Spencer Treadwell 1-33, Steve Marck 1-27, Willie Culpepper 1-21, Dustin White 1-5, Orlando David 1-1, Jamire Westbrook 1-0|
|Massachusetts||6th Mid American East||1-7||1-11|
|Miami (Ohio)||7th Mid American East||0-8||0-12|