Western Michigan Defeats Miami (Ohio) 24-21 - Recap
Alex Carder sliced and diced the RedHawks defense for 429 yards as Western Michigan handed Miami (Ohio) a 24-21 defeat on Wednesday at Fred C Yager Stadium.
Western Michigan was the ATS victor, as they covered the 1.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 59.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Brian Fields rushed for 20 yards, while Alex Carder added 19 yards in the win. Chleb Ravenell and Jordan White added 110 and 106 receiving yards respectively.
Willie Culpepper rushed for 40 yards for Miami (Ohio), while Zac Dysert added 8 yards. Zac Dysert threw for 413 yards for the RedHawks, while receivers Chris Givens and Nick Harwell had 141 and 138 yards respectively.
Miami (Ohio) was outgained by Western Michigan 471-466 yards in Wednesday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 26-23 by the RedHawks.
The time of possession battle favored Miami (Ohio) as their offense was on the field for 33:22, longer than the 26:38 of their opponents.
Next game, Western Michigan takes its act home to face Akron looking for another win. For Miami (Ohio), they head on the road to face Ohio.