Scores

Final

Buffalo 42

(1-1, 1-1 away)

Temple 7

(0-2, 0-2 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 8, 2007

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
BUFF 21 7 7 742
TEM 0 7 0 07

Top Performers

Passing: D. Willy (BUFF) - 190 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Henry (BUFF) - 17 CAR, 125 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Starks (BUFF) - 3 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD

Buffalo 42, Temple 7

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Drew Willy completed 20 of 22 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns and Buffalo scored early and often in a 42-7 win over Temple on Saturday.

Mario Henry gained 126 yards on 17 carries and scored once for the Bulls (1-1, 1-0 Mid-American), who rolled up 414 yards of total offense to Temple's 141.

Adam DiMichele completed 13 of 23 passes for 160 yards for Owls (0-2, 0-1), who ran the ball 25 times for minus-36 yards.

The Bulls scored on the first play from scrimmage when James Starks went 74 yards after a short pass from Willy. Buffalo made it 14-0 on Mike Newton's 40-yard interception return and led 21-0 when Henry broke several tackles on a 33-yard run midway through the first quarter.

Temple's Jason Harper's 10-yard dash cut the score to 21-7 early in the second, but Willy's 9-yard run capped a 13-play, 77-yard drive to give Buffalo a 28-7 lead at halftime.

Temple had its first sustained drive midway through the third quarter, but Kendrick Hawkins' interception halted the threat and Willy's 5-yard scoring pass to Jesse Rack gave Buffalo a 35-7 lead.

The loss marked Temple's debut in the Mid-American Conference after two years as an affiliated member following the Owls' departure from the Big East.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
TEM
1st Downs2110
Total Yards414141
Passing190177
Rushing224-36
Penalties4-456-33
3rd Down Conversions7-111-12
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers33
Possession35:5124:09

Passing Leaders

BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Willy20/221908.621
TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
DiMichele13/231607.002

Rushing Leaders

BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Henry171257.4133
Thermilus9414.6114
TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harper6254.2110
Shelton155.005

Receiving Leaders

BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Starks38327.7174
Jackson5408.0014
TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson24221.0038
Grigsby3279.0022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBUFFTEM
TD14:40James Starks 74 Yd Pass From Drew Willy (A.J. Principe Kick) 70
TD10:32Mike Newton 50 Yd Interception Return (A.J. Principe Kick) 140
TD06:23Mario Henry 33 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 210
SECOND QUARTERBUFFTEM
TD12:57Jason Harper 10 Yd Run (Jake Brownell Kick) 217
TD05:49Drew Willy 9 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 287
THIRD QUARTERBUFFTEM
TD02:31Jesse Rack 5 Yd Pass From Drew Willy (A.J. Principe Kick) 357
FOURTH QUARTERBUFFTEM
TD05:47Brandon Thermilus 1 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 427