OXFORD, Ohio – Taking over inside of midfield after a fumble — one of two turnovers in the closing minutes — Andrew Hendrix quickly moved Miami (Ohio) to the 1, where he plunged over to cement a RedHawks' 42-41 comeback victory over Massachusetts on Saturday.
The contest matched winless Mid-American foes. UMass (0-6, 0-2) raced away to lead 14-0 after a quarter and 41-21 by halftime, Blake Frohnapfel passing for 255 yards and 4 TDs in the half.
The second half belonged to Miami (1-5, 1-1). Hendrix hit 32 of 58 passes for 437 yards and four TDs, all to Sam Martin. Hendrix also rushed for 91 yards and the game-winner with 2:58 remaining.
Frohnapfel drove UMass to the 2 as time expired, but once they had the lead, the RedHawks harried Frohnapfel into 10 incompletions in his final two possessions. UMass tight end Todd Stafford also threw a late interception.