Big second quarter lifts Miami RedHawks to win against Tennessee Tech

The Miami RedHawks bounced back from a season-opening 38-14 loss to Iowa, scoring 31 points in the second quarter en route to a 48-17 victory Saturday against Tennessee Tech at Yager Stadium in Oxford.

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Davion Johnson and Brett Gabbert each rushed for two scores in the first half as the RedHawks built a 41-3 halftime lead.

Gabbert completed 10 of 17 passes for 152 yards. Tyre Shelton led the rushing attack with 11 carries for 65 yards. Zach Kahn gained 49 yards on eight carries and scored his first career touchdown.

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Jalen Walker caught two passes for 60 yards. Dominique Robinson had 60 yards on three receptions.

Bart Baratti returned an interception 35 yards for a score.

Miami didn’t score in the third quarter in part because Tennessee Tech ran 10 minutes, 35 seconds off the clock on a 20-play, 72-yard drive before being stopped four times at the Miami 1-yard line.

Tennessee Tech fell to 1-1. This was the first meeting between the schools since 1953. Miami won the first game 44-6.

Miami (1-1) plays Cincinnati (1-1) in Week 3 at noon Saturday at Nippert Stadium.

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