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Buffalo 26, Akron 10

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.