AMHERST, N.Y. -- James Starks ran 26 times for 177 yards in a 37-17 Buffalo win over Miami of Ohio Tuesday night.
Starks ran for two touchdowns, including a 62-yard score in the fourth quarter to seal the win for Buffalo (5-4, 3-2 Mid-American Conference). It was his third TD run of 50 yards or more this season.
Drew Willy completed 18-of-29 for 245 yards and two touchdowns, tying Marty Barrett for the Buffalo all-time record with his 44th career TD pass.
Buffalo struck first after Willy scored on a 1-yard plunge set up by a 36-yard completion to Roosevelt that was first ruled a touchdown.
Miami (2-7, 1-4 MAC) answered with a 39-yard Nathan Parseghian field goal, but Willy and Roosevelt connected again, this time for 34 yards and a 14-3 lead.
Belton led the Red Hawks on a 13-play, 88-yard drive, scoring on a 7-yard quarterback draw to cut the lead to 14-10.
Both teams were given an NCAA exemption to wear their home colors for the Election Night game. Miami donned its home reds and Buffalo its traditional royal blues to reflect the 2004 election results of both school's home states.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.