OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Gus Ragland threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns, including a 27-yarder to Sam Shisso in the fourth quarter, to lift Miami of Ohio past Ball State for a 21-20 win that makes the RedHawks bowl eligible for the first time since 2010.
Miami became the first team in college football to finish a regular season 6-6 after losing its first six games.
Trailing by six with 5:04 to play, Shisso hauled in Ragland's pass at the 15, turned and squeezed through three defenders to reach the end zone. Nick Dowd's extra point put the RedHawks on top for good.
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Ragland completed 26 of his 35 passes, twice finding Rokeem Williams for touchdown. Williams finished with 145 yards on six catches.
Ball State (4-8, 1-7 Mid-American Conference) got a rushing touchdown from quarterback Riley Neal, who earlier threw a 25-yard TD pass to KeVonn Mabon. Morgan Hagee kicked two field goals.