Scores

Final

Buffalo 32

(4-4, 2-2 MAC)

Ohio 19

(2-7, 1-4 MAC)

Coverage: ESPNU

7:00 PM ET, October 28, 2008

Peden Stadium, Athens, OH

1 2 3 4 T
BUFF 14 10 0 832
OHIO 0 7 0 1219

Top Performers

Passing: B. Jackson (OHIO) - 290 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Starks (BUFF) - 30 CAR, 185 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Peterson (OHIO) - 6 REC, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Buffalo 32, Ohio 19

Associated Press

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.

Jackson was 20 of 29 for 290 yards, one interception and two touchdowns.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
OHIO
1st Downs2117
Total Yards393417
Passing116290
Rushing277127
Penalties4-357-42
3rd Down Conversions11-164-12
4th Down Conversions0-02-4
Turnovers15
Possession32:1627:44

Passing Leaders

BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Willy14/231165.010
OhioC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jackson20/2929010.021

Rushing Leaders

BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Starks301856.2252
Thermilus10737.3139
OhioCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson9707.8121
Garrett11312.808

Receiving Leaders

BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roosevelt7588.3115
Hamlin2189.0010
OhioRECYDSAVGTDLG
Peterson69716.2159
Goulet25226.0035

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBUFFOHIO
TD12:28James Starks 3 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 70
TD00:27Brandon Thermilus 3 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERBUFFOHIO
TD13:09Brandon Peterson 59 Yd Pass From Boo Jackson (Barrett Way Kick) 147
TD08:21Naaman Roosevelt 9 Yd Pass From Drew Willy (A.J. Principe Kick) 217
FG00:00A.J. Principe 25 Yd 247
FOURTH QUARTERBUFFOHIO
TD12:49Boo Jackson 8 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 2413
DC12:49Andrae Smith 97 Yd Off A Blocked Extra Point 2613
TD08:41Riley Dunlop 20 Yd Pass From Boo Jackson (Pat Failed) 2619
TD07:10James Starks 52 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 3219