Gus Ragland #14 of the Miami Ohio Redhawks throws a pass against the Akron Zips during the second half at Yager Stadium on November 7, 2017 in Oxford. Ragland rushed for three touchdowns and passed for 313 yards in the RedHawks’ 51-42 loss to Buffalo on Tuesday night. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

College Football: Miami falls to Buffalo in MAC shootout

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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