Bester sprinted 59 yards for a touchdown and had a 1-yard plunge for another score while Gabbert connected with Andrew Homer for a 35-yard score and Jalen Walker for a 60-yarder during a 27-point second quarter that left the RedHawks up 37-3 at halftime.
Mike Brown gave Miami a quick lead with a 79-yard interception return within the first two minutes of the game.
The victory (6-4, 5-1) was the fourth in a row for the RedHawks and strengthened their grip on first place in the Mid-American Conference East Division lead with two games remaining.
Two suspended Cornhuskers facing sexual assault-related charges
Nebraska's Katerian LeGrone and Andre Hunt face felony charges after their arrests Tuesday. LeGrone was booked on a charge of first-degree sexual assault, while Hunt was booked on a charge of first-degree aiding and abetting sexual assault.
Utah State QB Jordan Love declares for NFL draft
Jordan Love, the No. 7-ranked draft-eligible quarterback, according to ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr., announced Tuesday that he's leaving Utah State to enter the draft.
Colorado Buffaloes receiver K.D. Nixon declares for NFL draft
Colorado junior receiver K.D. Nixon will forgo his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Nixon's move follows that of fellow receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., who announced last week that he is declaring for the draft.
Nevada players disciplined for brawl against UNLV
The Mountain West Conference has suspended DB Austin Arnold, DB Daniel Brown and DT Hausia Sekona for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl as a result of their roles in a brawl against UNLV on Nov. 30. In addition, LB Gabriel Sewell is banned for the first half.
New Mexico to pay $825K buyout to Bob Davie
New Mexico will pay former football coach Bob Davie an $825,000 buyout over the next 30 months. School officials said the money for the Davie buyout will come from future game guarantees.
Liberty makes Hugh Freeze among highest-paid non-Power 5 coaches
Hugh Freeze has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with bowl-bound Liberty, the school announced Tuesday. Sources told ESPN the deal is for five years and will pay Freeze an average of $2 million per year.