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NCAA Football Buffalo Defeats Miami 35 to 27

Vaughn Ridley

Miami's Big plays were enough to keep the game close but a punishing game by Antone Taylor eventually subdued the RedHawks as the Bulls opened up MAC conference play with a home win. Taylor 222 yards and three touchdowns anchored a Buffalo offense that put up 575 total yards and got 29 first downs.

1st Downs 13 29
3rd down% 4-15 10-17
4th down % 1-2 0-0
Total Yards 371 575
Passing 238 302
Comp-Att 12-38 29-39
Yards per pass 6.3 7.7
Rushing 133 273
Rushing Atts 22 49
Yards / Carry
6.0 5.6
Penalties 6-55 5-58
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles lost 0 0
Ints Throwns
0 0
Possession 21:16 38:44

Miami's opened up the game by scoring on a six play 78 yard drive capped off on a Hendrix pass,to Murphy. UB responded with their own play, 65 yard drive that saw Jacob Martinez snag his first career touchdown. After scoring again it looked like UB captured the momentum on an 80 drive which was completed with a Licata to Weiser touchdown pass.

After trading punts in the second quarter Miami once again showed their big play ability.  On 2 and 17 Dawan Scott rolled off a 61 yard touchdown run, going virtually untouched of the right side of the field. There would be no more scoring in the half and the teams would go to the locker rooms tied at 14.

Miami took their first possession of the second half half 76 yards, capturing a 21 to 14 lead. UB quickly answered on their next possession.

Anthone Taylor got 29 of his 22 total yards including the 13 yard touchdown run which brought Buffalo to within a point. Patrick Clarke missed the extra point allowing Miami to maintain their lead. On the Bulls next possession Buffalo used a short field to take the lead.

The tie would be broke by Miami. On a 4th and seven from the UB 32 Miami got the ball into the endzone to recapture the lead. From that point on it was all Bulls as the defense locked down Miami and UB added 9 more points.

UB is now 3-2 and head to Bowling Green next week for just their second away game of the season. Miami's win less streak has extended to 21 games and they will try to snap it next week against the surprisingly solid UMass team.