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.
Missouri Valley Conference, eyeing FCS playoffs, opts for spring season
With the FCS playoffs shelved for the fall, the Missouri Valley Conference announced Friday that it will move its football season to the spring.
Colorado State suspends football activities to investigate racism, verbal abuse allegations
Colorado State athletic director Joe Parker suspended all football-related activities Friday and asked the school to expand an investigation into the athletic department to include allegations of racism and verbal abuse in the football program.
Clemson's Trevor Lawrence '100 percent committed' to returning for '20 season
Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, widely considered a potential No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL draft, said he is "100 percent committed" to returning to play for the Tigers in the 2020 season.
New SEC opponents set for revised football schedule
The SEC announces the two additional non-divisional opponents each school will play in the 2020 conference-only football schedule.
Best games, toughest tests from SEC schedule additions
SEC Network's Chris Doering reacts to the SEC's new non-divisional opponents, highlighted by a juicy matchup between Florida and Texas A&M.
Conference USA approves 8+4 schedule for 2020
Conference USA approved a 2020 schedule that will include eight conference games and up to four nonconference matchups.