Top 25 football • Ohio played as a ranked team for the first time since 1968.
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Oxford, Ohio • Ohio gambled by going for one more play instead of a tying field goal, and Tyler Tettleton was sacked as time ran out to preserve Miami of Ohio's 23-20 upset over the No. 23 Bobcats on Saturday.
The Bobcats (7-1, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) played as a ranked team for the first time since 1968, when they finished the season at No. 20. They'd won the last six games in one of the MAC's edgiest rivalries, which added another notable ending.
Kaleb Patterson kicked a 31-yard field goal with 1 minute, 24 seconds left to give Miami (4-4, 3-1) its lead. Tettleton drove Ohio in range to tie it by completing four passes and running twice for 17 yards. His last scramble took the Bobcats to the 7-yard line with 9 seconds left and no timeouts.
Ohio coach Frank Solich chose one more play. Tettleton took the snap, saw no one open and was sacked by end Wes Williams.