Scores

Final

Akron 10

(3-5, 2-2 MAC)

Buffalo 26

(4-5, 4-1 MAC)

1:00 PM ET, October 27, 2007

UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY

1 2 3 4 T
AKR 7 3 0 010
BUFF 13 0 3 1026

Top Performers

Passing: D. Willy (BUFF) - 125 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Starks (BUFF) - 24 CAR, 91 YDS

Receiving: N. Roosevelt (BUFF) - 3 REC, 34 YDS, 1 TD

Buffalo 26, Akron 10

Associated Press

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP)--Drew Willy tied a career high with three touchdown passes as Buffalo defeated Akron 26-10 in Mid-American Conference play Saturday.

Buffalo (4-5, 4-1) broke an eight-game losing streak to the Zips and remained unbeaten in the MAC East.

Willy connected for touchdowns with Ernest Jackson for 11 yards, Naaman Roosevelt for 9 and Chris Scharon for his first career touchdown reception from 3 yards out.

Willy threw for 125 yards, completing 11 of 14 attempts as wind and rain grounded the Buffalo?s passing game. The Bulls ran 51 of 65 plays, and James Starks rushed for 91 yards on 24 carries.

Akron (3-5, 2-2) dropped its third in four games and struggled offensively.

The Zips managed 327 yards as Bryan Williams ran for 87 yards on 21 carries. But Akron committed three turnovers, converted 7 of 17 third-down opportunities and went 0-for-4 on fourth down.

Akron scored on a 1-yard run by Alex Allen and Igor Iveljic?s 26 yard field as time expired in the first half. QB Chris Jacquemain completed 19 of 37 for 185 yards and had two interceptions.

Akron scored on its first possession, driving 80 yards in 13 plays culminating with Allen?s touchdown. Buffalo answered on its first possession as Willy found Jackson for an 11-yard score.

Willy hit Roosevelt on a 9 yard slant to give Buffalo a 13-7 lead with 1:50 left in the first half.

Buffalo?s A.J. Principe, after hitting for four field goals last week at Syracuse, connected from 32 and 35 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AKR
BUFF
1st Downs2118
Total Yards327280
Passing185125
Rushing142155
Penalties3-134-24
3rd Down Conversions7-173-13
4th Down Conversions0-41-2
Turnovers30
Possession27:4032:20

Passing Leaders

AkronC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jacquemain19/371855.002
BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Willy11/141258.930

Rushing Leaders

AkronCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams21874.1016
Allen12413.4116
BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Starks24913.8017
Roosevelt23919.5034

Receiving Leaders

AkronRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams5499.8023
Owen5438.6020
BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rack34816.0023
Roosevelt33411.3116

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAKRBUFF
TD09:32Alex Allen 1 Yd Run (Igor Iveljic Kick) 70
TD06:27Ernest Jackson 11 Yd Pass From Drew Willy (Pat Blocked) 76
TD01:50Naaman Roosevelt 9 Yd Pass From Drew Willy (A.J. Principe Kick) 713
SECOND QUARTERAKRBUFF
FG00:00Igor Iveljic 26 Yd 1013
THIRD QUARTERAKRBUFF
FG05:06A.J. Principe 32 Yd 1016
FOURTH QUARTERAKRBUFF
TD13:54Chris Scharon 3 Yd Pass From Drew Willy (A.J. Principe Kick) 1023
FG03:12A.J. Principe 35 Yd 1026