Scores

Final

E Michigan 21

(0-2, 0-1 MAC)

Miami (OH) 28

(1-1, 1-0 MAC)

Coverage: GamePlan

2:00 PM ET, September 11, 2010

Yager Stadium, Oxford, OH

1 2 3 4 T
EMU 7 7 7 021
M-OH 7 7 7 728

Top Performers

Passing: A. Gillett (EMU) - 171 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: T. Merriweather (M-OH) - 15 CAR, 105 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: K. Thomas (EMU) - 4 REC, 133 YDS, 2 TD

Miami (Ohio) 28, E. Michigan 21

Associated Press

OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami (Ohio) running back Thomas Merriweather scored three touchdowns, including the game-winning score in the fourth quarter, as the Redhawks came from behind to beat Eastern Michigan 28-21 on Saturday in the Mid-American Conference opener.

Merriweather scored the game's first touchdown on 23-yard run to give Miami (Ohio) (1-1, 1-0) a 7-0 lead.

The two teams traded scores over the next two quarters until Eastern Michigan (0-2, 0-1) took a 21-14 lead on a 40-yard touchdown pass from Alex Gillett to wideout Kinsman Thomas with 6:43 remaining in the third quarter.

A 20-yard touchdown run from Merriweather late in the third quarter tied the score at 21-21.

Miami (Ohio) would take the lead for good after Merriweather's 9-yard touchdown run with 9:03 remaining in the game.

Thomas finished with four receptions for 133 yards and two scores for the Eagles.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EMU
M-OH
1st Downs1723
Total Yards322345
Passing256164
Rushing66181
Penalties2-205-45
3rd Down Conversions8-163-8
4th Down Conversions3-40-0
Turnovers31
Possession29:2830:32

Passing Leaders

Eastern MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gillett18/301715.722
Miami (OH)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dysert16/251646.611

Rushing Leaders

Eastern MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gillett14372.6010
Welch7182.605
Miami (OH)CARYDSAVGTDLG
Merriweather151057.0323
Dysert9434.8016

Receiving Leaders

Eastern MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas413333.3271
LeDuc7456.4111
Miami (OH)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson78912.7124
Rogers44210.5014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREMUM-OH
TD12:06Thomas Merriweather 23 Yd Run (Trevor Cook Kick) 07
TD02:34Kinsman Thomas 71 Yd Pass From Josh LeDuc (Sean Graham Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTEREMUM-OH
TD11:05Armand Robinson 24 Yd Pass From Zac Dysert (Trevor Cook Kick) 714
TD00:28Josh LeDuc 11 Yd Pass From Alex Gillett (Sean Graham Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTEREMUM-OH
TD06:43Kinsman Thomas 40 Yd Pass From Alex Gillett (Sean Graham Kick) 2114
TD04:00Thomas Merriweather 20 Yd Run (Trevor Cook Kick) 2121
FOURTH QUARTEREMUM-OH
TD09:03Thomas Merriweather 9 Yd Run (Trevor Cook Kick) 2128