FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Joe Licata threw two touchdowns and Buffalo scored 29 points in the second half as the Bulls rallied and beat Massachusetts 29-19 Saturday in a Mid-American Conference matchup.
Licata completed 18 of 30 passes for 226 yards in only his third start of the season.
Buffalo (4-7, 3-4) trailed 13-0 at halftime but Kyn Minniefield returned a punt 35 yards for a touchdown to cut the deficit to 13-7 in the third quarter.
After Michael Cox's 3-yard touchdown expanded UMass' lead to 19-7, Licata capped off back-to-back Buffalo drives with touchdowns to give the Bulls their first lead of the day, 22-19.
Brandon Murie added a 12-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
Murie finished with 90 yards on 16 carries.
Mike Wegzyn led UMass (1-10, 1-6) with 215 yards through the air but threw two second-half interceptions.
A final decision in Ohio State's quarterback derby won't be revealed until just before the season kicks off, but Urban Meyer isn't ruling out playing both his decorated candidates.
Baylor coach Art Briles said Monday his fourth-ranked Bears have not been distracted by the swirling controversy surrounding the program's handling of former defensive end Sam Ukwuachu.
Junior transfer Chad Kelly, the nephew of NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, will start at quarterback for Ole Miss in the Rebels' opener against Tennessee Martin on Saturday.
Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison, who injured his left knee in January and needed two surgeries to repair the damage, will play in Saturday's opener against New Mexico State.
Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill has named his son, redshirt freshman Brent Stockstill, his starting quarterback for the Blue Raiders' season opener against Jackson State.
North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a high ankle sprain in Saturday's season opener and is questionable for their next game Sept. 12 against Weber State.