Tyree Jackson threw for 358 yards and three touchdowns — all to Anthony Johnson — and ran for three more scores to help Buffalo beat Miami 51-42 on Tuesday night and remain unbeaten in Mid-American Conference play.
Jackson was 20-of-34 passing with no interceptions. Johnson finished with eight receptions for a career-high 238 yards and Jaret Patterson had 96 yards rushing and a score on 23 carries for Buffalo (8-1, 5-0), which has won four in a row.
Miami’s Gus Ragland hit Kenny Young for a 59-yard touchdown and then, less than two minutes later, scored on a 1-yard run to make it 42-all going into the fourth quarter.
Patterson’s 4-yard TD run put Buffalo back in front with 8:53 to play and, after Miami failed to convert a fourth-and-5 from midfield, Adam Mitcheson’s 37-yard field goal nearly five minutes later capped the scoring. The four-year starter became the program’s career leader with 45 made field goals.
Ragland completed 20 of 35 for 313 yards and a touchdown and had 16 carries for 53 yards and three scores for Miami (3-6, 3-2). Alonzo Smith added a pair of rushing TDs. Kenny Young caught five passes for 95 yards and a score. Jack Sorenson had seven catches for 94 yards.
The RedHawks’ defense was led by Brad Koenig (11 tackles).
Miami returns to action Nov. 7 at home vs. Ohio.
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