Scores

Final

Connecticut 12

(0-4, 0-1 away)

Buffalo 41

(2-2, 2-0 home)

3:30 PM ET, September 28, 2013

UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY

1 2 3 4 T
CONN 3 9 0 012
BUFF 14 14 6 741

Top Performers

Passing: J. Licata (BUFF) - 177 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Oliver (BUFF) - 23 CAR, 90 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: G. Davis (CONN) - 5 REC, 102 YDS

Buffalo pounds UConn, 41-12

Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bulls beat the Connecticut Huskies for the first time since 2001 with a 41-12 win Saturday.

UConn turned the ball over five times and remains winless through four games. The Huskies struggled to find any offense behind quarterback Chandler Whitmer, increasing the pressure on third-year Connecticut head coach Paul Pasqualoni.

Buffalo (2-2) scored through the air, on the ground and on defense in building a 28-12 halftime lead. They blocked a field goal and scored 17 points off Connecticut turnovers.

Bulls quarterback Joe Licata passed for a career-high three touchdowns, connecting with different receivers on each score. Licata found tight end Mason Schreck for a 5-yard touchdown in the first quarter, later adding a 22-yard touchdown to Alex Neutz and a 36-yard score to Fred Lee.

The Bulls were aided by the return of starting running back Branden Oliver, who had 110 total yards including 90 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Whitmer turned the ball over four times, including a second-quarter interception that Najja Johnson returned 33 yards for a Bulls touchdown.

Backup quarterback Casey Cochran fared no better, intercepted on his first pass attempt by Nick Gilbo.

Patrick Clarke hit field goals of 49 and 50 yards for Buffalo.

Receiver Geremy Davis was a bright spot for the Huskies, with five catches for 102 yards.

The Huskies continue to have trouble on the ground. Entering the game 121st in rushing offense, they finished the game with 27 yards rushing on 39 attempts.

The win was Buffalo's first against a BCS school since Sept. 7, 2002, when they beat Rutgers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CONN
BUFF
1st Downs1415
Total Yards220330
Passing193177
Rushing27153
Penalties2-107-70
3rd Down Conversions7-186-14
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers41
Possession29:3930:21

Passing Leaders

ConnecticutC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Whitmer10/241827.602
BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Licata10/191779.331

Rushing Leaders

ConnecticutCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCombs13332.517
Hyppolite8293.6010
BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Oliver23903.9121
Potts13382.908

Receiving Leaders

ConnecticutRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis510220.4034
Foxx14949.0049
BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Neutz27638.0154
Lee35117.0136

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCONNBUFF
TD12:18Mason Schreck 5 Yd Pass From Joe Licata (Patrick Clarke Kick) 07
FG06:20Chad Christen 33 Yd 37
TD02:16Najja Johnson 33 Yd Interception Return (Patrick Clarke Kick) 314
SECOND QUARTERCONNBUFF
FG13:10Chad Christen 37 Yd 614
TD11:17Branden Oliver 5 Yd Run (Patrick Clarke Kick) 621
TD06:28Alex Neutz 22 Yd Pass From Joe Licata (Patrick Clarke Kick) 628
TD03:54Lyle McCombs 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1228
THIRD QUARTERCONNBUFF
FG05:21Patrick Clarke 49 Yd 1231
FG02:36Patrick Clarke 50 Yd 1234
FOURTH QUARTERCONNBUFF
TD10:29Fred Lee 36 Yd Pass From Joe Licata (Patrick Clarke Kick) 1241