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Miami tops MTSU 35-21 in GoDaddy.com Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Austin Boucher threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns in his fourth career start and Miami of Ohio capped a historic turnaround season with a 35-21 win over Middle Tennessee in the GoDaddy.com Bowl.

The RedHawks (10-4) are the first team in Football Bowl Subdivision history to win 10 games one season after losing 10. Miami finished a dismal 1-11 in 2009, but recovered to win the Mid-American Conference title and finish this season on a 6-game winning streak.

MTSU (6-7) won three games in a row to become bowl eligible, but was hurt by five turnovers.

Miami's Dayonne Nunley was responsible for 2 of them, recovering a fumble and returning an interception 52 yards for a touchdown. Thomas Merriweather rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns.

MTSU's Dwight Dasher threw four interceptions - all in the second half.

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