Things to Know About Miami (Ohio)
Oct. 26, 2007
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The last time Vanderbilt hosted Miami (OH) in 2000, the Redhawks were quarterbacked by Mike Bath. Bath is now an assistant coach at Miami (OH).
PK #35 Nate Parseghian is the great grandnephew of legendary former college coach Ara Parseghian. Over the past three games, he has made four of five field goals and nine consecutive PAT attempts.
LB #20 Chris Shula is the grandson of NFL Hall of Fame coach Don Shula. Shula has 31 tackles this season.
TB #29 Austin Sykes leads the team in rushing with 378 yards this season. He rushed or a career-high 124 yards earlier this season vs. Bowling Green.
WR/PR #2 Eugene Harris ranks 20th nationally in punt return statistics (13.2 yards per punt return).
In four Miami (OH) victories in 2007, the Redhawks' defense has allowed 13.5 point per game. In four Redhawks' losses, the opposition has averaged 38.5 points per game.
Miami (OH) Athletics Director Brad Bates earned his doctorate from Vanderbilt and spent 17 years with the Commodore athletics staff before becoming AD at Miami (OH) in 2002.
Miami (OH) Director of Marketing Anthony Azama played football at Vanderbilt from 1994-1997 and was a three-time Academic All-SEC honoree.
For the season, the Redhawks have been outscored by their opponents in every quarter, including overtime (a combined total of 208-160).