Scores

Final

Kent State 24

(4-8, 3-5 MAC)

Buffalo 21

(7-5, 5-3 MAC)

Coverage: GamePlan

2:00 PM ET, November 28, 2008

UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY

1 2 3 4 T
KENT 7 3 0 1424
BUFF 7 0 7 721

Top Performers

Passing: D. Willy (BUFF) - 240 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: E. Jarvis (KENT) - 22 CAR, 150 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: N. Roosevelt (BUFF) - 8 REC, 124 YDS, 1 TD

Kent St. 24, Buffalo 21

Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Julian Edleman's 25-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Simpson with 5:57 left gave Kent State a 24-21 win over Mid-American Conference East champion Buffalo Friday.

Edleman, who also ran for 167 yards while completing 13 of 23 attempts for 114 yards, drove Kent State (4-8, 3-5 MAC) 80 yards and capped the drive by lofting the game-winning completion to Simpson, his only catch of the day.

Earlier, Buffalo's (7-5, 5-3 MAC) Drew Willy teamed up with Naaman Roosevelt for a go-ahead 23-yard score with 9:11 left and a 21-17 lead.

Kent's Derek Burrell dashed Buffalo's hopes for a game-winning touchdown when he forced Brett Hamlin to fumble at the 1-yard line after catching Willy's pass. B.G. Walters recovered with 1:46 remaining.

Eugene Jarvis ran for 150 yards and scored two touchdowns. The Golden Flashes had 426 yards of total offense, rushing for 312 yards.

Roosevelt had 8 receptions for 124 yards. James Starks ran for 136 yards on 24 carries with one touchdown.

Starks broke Buffalo's all-time single season rushing record, now with 1,226 yards, while Roosevelt broke Drew Haddad's single season records in receptions (86) and receiving yards with 1,196.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
KENT
BUFF
1st Downs2520
Total Yards426385
Passing114240
Rushing312145
Penalties5-402-23
3rd Down Conversions5-125-12
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers01
Possession30:2029:40

Passing Leaders

Kent StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Edelman13/231145.010
BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Willy21/312407.710

Rushing Leaders

Kent StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edelman191678.8019
Jarvis221506.8250
BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Starks241365.7155
Roosevelt11010.0010

Receiving Leaders

Kent StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bayes4256.3012
Simpson12525.0125
BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roosevelt812415.5130
Hamlin44210.5021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERKENTBUFF
TD10:49Drew Willy 1 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 07
TD10:12Eugene Jarvis 50 Yd Run (Nate Reed Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERKENTBUFF
FG00:00Nate Reed 40 Yd 107
THIRD QUARTERKENTBUFF
TD02:16James Starks 3 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 1014
FOURTH QUARTERKENTBUFF
TD11:18Eugene Jarvis 12 Yd Run (Nate Reed Kick) 1714
TD09:11Naaman Roosevelt 23 Yd Pass From Drew Willy (A.J. Principe Kick) 1721
TD05:57Jonathan Simpson 25 Yd Pass From Julian Edelman (Nate Reed Kick) 2421