Scores

Final

Buffalo 25

(2-3, 1-1 MAC)

Cent Michigan 27

(3-2, 2-0 MAC)

4:00 PM ET, September 27, 2008

Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, MI

1 2 3 4 T
BUFF 3 2 6 1425
CMU 0 3 14 1027

Top Performers

Passing: D. Willy (BUFF) - 270 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: O. Sneed (CMU) - 16 CAR, 77 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Starks (BUFF) - 5 REC, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Cent. Michigan 27, Buffalo 25

Associated Press

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Ontario Sneed ran for his second touchdown of the game with 2:58 left and Central Michigan held off Buffalo 27-25 on Saturday.

The Bulls (2-3, 1-1 Mid-American) answered 1:21 later on Drew Willy's 65-yard scoring pass to James Starks. Buffalo recovered the ensuing onside kick and converted a fourth-and-4 attempt at the Chippewas' 40-yard line to set up a 46-yard field goal attempt by A.J. Principe, but the ball hit off the right upright as time expired.

Sneed finished with 77 yards rushing on 16 carries for Central (3-2, 2-0). Quarterback Dan LeFevour carried 16 times for 100 yards and a touchdown and completed 21-of-26 passes for 152 yards.

Willy completed 23-of-33 passes for 270 yards for Buffalo. Starks rushed for 94 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown, and had five receptions for 97 yards with the late TD.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
CMU
1st Downs1821
Total Yards336360
Passing270152
Rushing66208
Penalties4-345-56
3rd Down Conversions4-129-15
4th Down Conversions2-31-1
Turnovers01
Possession29:2830:32

Passing Leaders

BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Willy23/332708.220
Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
LeFevour21/261525.800

Rushing Leaders

BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Starks22944.3129
Henry144.004
Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
LeFevour161006.3124
Sneed16774.8216

Receiving Leaders

BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Starks59719.4165
Roosevelt78011.4117
Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bockheim34314.3016
Brown9414.609

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBUFFCMU
FG09:03A.J. Principe 29 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERBUFFCMU
SF11:16Ball Through End Zone 50
FG00:19Andrew Aguila 31 Yd 53
THIRD QUARTERBUFFCMU
TD06:19Dan Lefevour 3 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 510
TD02:57Naaman Roosevelt 17 Yd Pass From Drew Willy (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1110
TD01:54Ontario Sneed 16 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 1117
FOURTH QUARTERBUFFCMU
TD14:26James Starks 2 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 1817
FG10:39Andrew Aguila 43 Yd 1820
TD02:58Ontario Sneed 6 Yd Run (Andrew Aguila Kick) 1827
TD01:37James Starks 65 Yd Pass From Drew Willy (A.J. Principe Kick) 2527