BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Trevor Cook kicked a 33-yard field goal on the final play to give Miami of Ohio a 24-21 victory over Bowling Green in foggy conditions Wednesday night.
Miami (6-4, 5-1 Mid-American Conference) moved into a tie with Ohio and Temple atop the East Division and became bowl eligible for the first time since 2005.
Cook made the winning field goal after D.J. Brown intercepted Matt Schilz's pass. The kick marked the first time Miami won a game on the final play since Ben Roethlisberger completed a 70-yard pass to Eddie Tillitz in a 30-27 decision over Akron on Oct. 13, 2001.
Miami took a 21-7 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Falcons (2-8, 1-5) rallied to tie it on Willie Geter's 1- and 2-yard TD runs -- the first after Schilz's 76-yard pass to Kamar Jorden.
Thomas Merriweather opened the scoring for the Redhawks in the first quarter with an 18-yard run.
The Falcons tied it on Schilz's 12-yard TD pass to Alex Bayer in the second, and Miami took a 14-7 lead on quarterback Zac Dysert's 1-yard run with 1:47 left in the half.
In the third quarter, the Falcons made it 21-7 on Dysert's 22-yard pass to Nick Harwell.
Dysert was 19 of 25 for 221 yards for the Redhawks. Harwell had 10 catches for 125 yards, and Merriweather ran for 88 yards on 17 carries. Schilz was 17 of 29 for 176 yards for the Falcons, and Jorden had four receptions for 95 yards.