Miami RedHawks finish 0-12 season with rout at Ball State

OXFORD —  The Miami RedHawks are giving thanks that their football nightmare is over.

Miami finished its winless season Friday with a 55-14 crushing at Ball State, switching the focus to the search for a new coach willing to take over the wreckage of an 0-12 team.

Athletic Director David Sayler said he would move quickly.

Sayler fired coach Don Treadwell after the RedHawks started 0-5. That came after two 4-8 seasons under the former Miami wide receiver.

Former RedHawks quarterback Mike Bath took over for Treadwell but was unable to pull out a single win.

Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning put the RedHawks out of their misery quickly, passing for 445 yards and six touchdowns.

Ball State (10-2; 7-1 MAC) rolled up 585 total yards of offense and blew out to a 35-0 halftime lead.

Miami  (0-12; 0-8 MAC) got a 58-yard touchdown strike from sophomore Drew  Kummer (LaSalle) to junior wide receiver Dawan Scott, marking the RedHawks’  longest play of the season.

The RedHawks also got a 3-yard scoring plunge from freshman QB Austin Gearing (Fenwick).

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