ATHENS, Ohio (Ticker) -- Ben Roethlisberger had no problem picking apart Ohio's defense.
Roethlisberger completed 19-of-28 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns in just three quarters as No. 19 Miami of Ohio extended its winning streak to 10 games, its longest since 1975, with a 49-31 win over the Bobcats.
Martin Nance had two touchdown receptions for the RedHawks (10-1, 7-0 Mid-American Conference East), who produced the most points by either team in the 80-game series.
The RedHawks already had clinched the division and visit the winner of next week's Bowling Green-Toledo contest in the conference championship game on December 4.
Roethlisberger, who surpassed his own single-season school records in total offense, passing yards and completions in the contest, gave Miami the lead for good on a 34-yard pass to Nance that opened the scoring just 1:48 into the contest.
The quarterback added a 28-yard touchdown pass to Matt Brandt and a 17-yard toss to R.J. Corbin in the second quarter to open up a 35-10 halftime edge. Roethlisberger made it 49-10 with a two-yard pass to Nance with 39 seconds left in the third quarter, then sat out the rest of the contest.
Austin Everson was 9-of-19 for 182 yards and a touchdown for Ohio (2-9, 1-6), which lost its fifth straight game.
Nance had six catches for 95 yards and Cal Murray 14 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown for Miami, which overcame two lost fumbles and an interception thrown by backup quarterback Josh Betts.