AMHERST, N.Y. -- Matt Schilz threw for four touchdowns to help Bowling Green rally and beat Buffalo 42-28 Saturday in the season finale for both teams.
Schilz gave Bowling Green (5-7, 3-5 Mid-American Conference) a 21-20 lead on his 19-yard strike to Eugene Cooper with 23 seconds remaining in the first half. The Falcons then took a commanding 35-20 lead behind touchdown runs by John Pettigrew and Jamel Martin. Schilz capped off the scoring burst with a 64-yard bomb to Kamar Jorden to take a 42-20 lead with 45 seconds left to play in the third quarter.
Buffalo (3-9, 2-6) did not reach the end zone again until Chazz Anderson's 7-yard touchdown run with 1:01 left in the fourth quarter.
Schilz finished with 236 yards passing on 14-of-31 attempts. Cooper was his favorite receiver, grabbing six passes for 90 yards.
Branden Oliver led the way for Buffalo, tallying 127 yards on 34 carries.
USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke Tuesday about the decision to fire head coach Steve Sarkisian, calling it "very difficult," while also defending his handling of the situation.
Steve Sarkisian has been plagued of late by apparent substance-related circumstances, including arriving to team facilities appearing intoxicated Sunday, according to sources.
Steve Spurrier, the visor-slinging, slick-talking "Head Ball Coach" who is the second-winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history, announced his resignation on Tuesday.
Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance found in a supplement, coach Jim McElwain announced Monday.
Tennessee defensive tackle Shy Tuttle will miss the rest of the season with a broken fibula and torn ankle ligament.
Former NFL safety Tyler Sash died from an accidental overdose after mixing two powerful pain medications, and a history of injuries was a contributing factor, a medical examiner said.