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Miami (Ohio) tops Northwestern 17-14 with late field goal

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By MATT CARLSON
Associated Press

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Graham Nicholson kicked a tiebreaking 36-yard field goal with 21 seconds left in regulation, and Miami (Ohio) rallied late to stun Northwestern 17-14. It was the RedHawks’ first win against against a Big Ten team since it beat Northwestern 44-14 in 2003. Miami went 13-1 that year and was ranked No. 10 in the final AP poll with Ben Roethlisberger leading the way. Nicholson had hit the upright on a previous field goal attempt and had another blocked. His game-winner capped a 13-play, 58-yard drive. It was Northwestern’s third straight loss and second shocker at home, following a 31-24 loss to Southern Illinois last week.

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