ATHENS, Ohio -- James Starks ran for 186 yards and two touchdowns, including a 52-yarder in the fourth quarter that helped clinch Buffalo's 32-19 win over Ohio Tuesday night.
The Bulls (4-4, 2-2 Mid-American Conference) led throughout, scoring early on Starks' three-yard run. Quarterback Drew Willy led two long scoring drives, the last one ending in a nine-yard touchdown pass to Naam Roosevelt to give Buffalo a 24-7 halftime lead.
Neither team scored in the third quarter. In the fourth, Ohio's Boo Jackson ran for a score then threw a 20-yard pass to Riley Dunlop to get the Bobcats (2-7, 1-4) within a touchdown with more than eight minutes left.
A minute later, Starks broke free for his long run. Ohio was held to just three plays on its next possession and didn't get the ball again.
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