AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) -- Ryan Hart threw a pair of touchdown passes
and Brian Leonard rushed for 121 yards to lead Rutgers to a 17-3
victory over Buffalo on Saturday night.
Hart completed 13 of 27 passes for 143 yards, while connecting
on scoring passes to Sam Johnson and Shawn Tucker.
Leonard topped the 100-yard mark for the second time this
season, with his longest run at 42 yards. He also had three
receptions for 25 yards, extending his receptions streak to 25
Buffalo (0-3) broke a scoreless streak of 14 quarters when Mike
Baker booted a 33-yard field goal at 6:53 of the third quarter.
Rutgers (2-1) led 7-0 at halftime, scoring on a 10-yard pass
from Hart to Johnson in the first quarter to finish a seven-play,
Buffalo stayed close throughout the first half. The Bulls'
usually anemic offense held a possession time advantage of 20:48 to
9:12, outrushed the Scarlet Knights 101 yards to 50 and outgained
After allowing Buffalo its first points of the season, Rutgers
answered with a 10-play, 53-yard drive resulting in Jeremy Ito's
33-yard field goal.
Hart completed six of his next eight attempts in the third
quarter for 70 yards, connecting for a second touchdown when Tucker
made a 14-yard one-handed grab with 38 seconds left.
Buffalo's Stewart Sampsel completed 15 of 26 for 140 yards and
rushed for 44 yards on 11 carries before leaving in the fourth
quarter with an injury.
Rutgers' Tres Moses extended his receptions streak to 25 games
in the third quarter.