Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 6

(3-7, 2-5 MAC)

Buffalo 36

(2-8, 2-6 MAC)

1:30 PM ET, November 13, 2004

UB Stadium, BUFFALO, NY

1 2 3 4 T
CMU 0 0 6 06
BUFF 0 28 0 836

Top Performers

Passing: K. Smith (CMU) - 184 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: P. Piskorik (BUFF) - 10 CAR, 85 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Harper (CMU) - 7 REC, 60 YDS

Buffalo 36, Central Michigan 6

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) -- Quarterback P.J. Piskorik rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown as Buffalo beat Central Michigan 36-6 Saturday.

Buffalo exploded for 28 second-quarter points as the Bulls (2-8, 2-6 Mid-American Conference) handed Central Michigan (3-7, 2-5) its 13th straight road loss.

Piskorik also threw for a season high 122 yards, completing 6 of 17 passes with one interception. Buffalo rolled up 387 yards of offense, 223 on the ground. The Bulls got 18 first downs, while their defense recorded eight sacks.

Chris McDuffie scored on runs of 11 and 2 yards. Steven King ran for a 9-yard TD, while Gabriel McGlover returned a blocked punt 24 yards for another score. King ran 16 times for 74 yards.

Central Michigan quarterback Kent Smith, who last week threw for five touchdowns against Eastern Michigan and ran for two more, was held to 18 of 37 for 184 yards with an interception, plus a sack by Buffalo's Rich Sanders for a fourth-quarter safety.

Smith hit Justin Gardner with a third-quarter, 11-yard scoring pass. Jerry Seymour led the Chippewas with 81 yards on 20 carries.

Buffalo's win, just its second of the season, tied its highest total as a member of the MAC. That may alleviate some pressure on head coach Jim Hofher, whose future could still be in question after seven wins over four years. Hofher is in the fourth year of a five-year contract.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CMU
BUFF
1st Downs1818
Total Yards301387
Passing245164
Rushing56223
Penalties8-426-50
3rd Down Conversions2-186-16
4th Down Conversions2-60-0
Turnovers22
Possession32:4727:13

Passing Leaders

Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Arnoldin...6/7618.700-
Smith18/371845.011-
BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Secky1/5428.400-
Piskorik6/171227.201-

Rushing Leaders

Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Seymour20814.1022
Lewis273.504
BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Piskorik10858.5134
King16744.6119

Receiving Leaders

Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harper7608.6016
White66110.2017
BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Breaux34916.3023
Kisabeth25628.0051

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERCMUBUFF
TD14:06STEVEN KING 9 YD RUN (MICHAEL BAKER KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 70 yards.
07
TD9:32CHRIS MCDUFFIE 11 YD RUN (MICHAEL BAKER KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 53 yards.
014
TD6:01P.J. PISKORIK 4 YD RUN (MICHAEL BAKER KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 20 yards.
021
TD5:03GABRIEL MCCLOVER 24 YD BLOCKED PUNT RETURN (MICHAEL BAKER KICK)028
THIRD QUARTERCMUBUFF
TD2:48JUSTIN GARDNER 11 YD PASS FROM KENT SMITH (MISSED KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 42 yards.
628
FOURTH QUARTERCMUBUFF
S11:32RICHARD SANDERS SAFETY630
TD1:46CHRIS MCDUFFIE 2 YD RUN (BLOCKED XP)
Drive info: 8 plays, 63 yards.
636