ATHENS, Ohio -- — Rashad Amos rushed for a career-high 163 yards and Miami of Ohio ran past Ohio 30-16 on Saturday in a key Mid-American Conference game.
Smith, a starter in the past, was 7-of-11 passing for 103 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown on a swing pass to running back Kevin Davis that gave Miami a 30-9 lead in the fourth quarter.
Amos' 163 yards were the bulk of Miami's 188 yards on the ground. His 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter gave Miami a 13-9 lead after Graham Nicholson got the Redhawks on the board with the first two of his three field goals for the day.
Nicholson's third field goal and a 3-yard TD run by Smith gave Miami a 23-9 lead through the third quarter before the Smith-to-Davis pass broke the game open.
Miami is in first place in the East Division, half a game ahead of Buffalo which plays West Division leader Toledo on Tuesday.
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