Thursday, August 29, 2013

Marshall Football: Miami (Ohio) by the Numbers

Everything you need to know about the Miami RedHawks heading into Saturday’s showdown at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

104 – The RedHawks ranking in total team defense out of 120 FBS teams last season. Miami (Ohio) allowed opponents to average 467.67 yards of offense per game.

1,039 – One of the nation’s worst running teams last year, Miami only rushed for 1,039 yards on 339 attempts, good for 3.06 yards per carry.

4 – The amount of career starts by RedHawks quarterback Austin Boucher, who will lead Miami’s offense into Joan C. Edwards Stadium Saturday night. Boucher made all four starts in 2010, passing for 990 yards and five touchdowns, helping Miami win the MAC Championship game over Northern Illinois and the Bowl against Middle Tennessee State.

870 –Then junior Nick Harwell lead Miami with 870 receiving last season but, he will be playing for the Kansas Jayhawks in 2013. Harwell was dismissed from the team this May and transferred to Kansas shortly thereafter.

5th – The predicted place of finish for Miami in the MAC East Division, as voted on by the leagues media members.

8 – Head coach Don Treadwell has notched eight wins in two seasons at Miami. His only victory against a non-MAC FBS opponent, Army in 2011. Of Treadwell’s eight wins, only two have occurred on the road.

23.5 – After missing ten games last season and receiving a medical redshirt, senior defensive tackle Austin Brown is back to anchor Miami’s defensive line. During his career Brown has registered 23.5 tackles for loss.

1 – The amount of All-MAC first or second team selections Miami returns from 2012. The lone All-MAC performer was senior cornerback Dayonne Nunley. A legitimate NFL prospect, Nunley has picked off 12 career passes.

60 – The margin of victory recorded by Miami in 1971 when they defeated the “Young Thundering Herd” 66-6.

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