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.
Ex-NFL receiver Ed McCaffrey named head coach at Northern Colorado
Ed McCaffrey, a former receiver in the NFL who has been coaching at the high-school level, was named the head coach at Northern Colorado, he announced Thursday on social media.
The best college football moments of the 2019 season
Before the bowls begin, check out the best college football moments from this year.
Texas A&M's Justin Madubuike to skip senior year, enter NFL draft
Junior defensive tackle Justin Madubuike, who led Texas A&M with 11.5 tackles for loss this season, will enter the NFL draft and skip the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl on Dec. 27.
Cotton Bowl preview: Can Memphis make a statement against Penn State?
This will be the Tigers' first New Year's Six bowl game, and they face a top-10 opponent in the Nittany Lions.
Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill declares for NFL draft
Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft, but he still plans to play in the team's bowl game against Louisville on Dec. 30.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott: Missing playoff 'harmful' to league
A Pac-12 team has made the College Football Playoff just twice in six seasons and none of the past three, a situation that commissioner Larry Scott referred to as "painful."