BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Ben Roethlisberger showed why so many NFL scouts are watching the junior's every move and waiting to find out whether he'll stay in college another year.
Roethlisberger threw touchdown passes to four receivers Thursday night, leading No. 14 Miami of Ohio to a 49-27 victory over No. 20 Bowling Green in the Mid-American Conference championship game.
He picked apart the Falcons, spreading the ball to nine receivers, and set a title-game record with 440 passing yards.
"All I had to do was put it out there, and they made the plays," Roethlisberger said.
He praised his offensive line for not giving up a sack.
"I still have a white jersey," Roethlisberger said with a grin.
He became only the second MAC quarterback to surpass 4,000 yards in a season, joining Marshall's Byron Leftwich.
Roethlisberger led Miami, 12-1 overall and 9-0 in the MAC, to scores on its first four possessions of the second half. He secured the victory with a 55-yard scoring pass to Calvin Murray, who found a seam along the sideline.