Scores

Final

Buffalo 23

(1-0, 1-0 away)

UTEP 17

(0-1, 0-1 home)

9:00 PM ET, September 5, 2009

Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

1 2 3 4 T
BUFF 0 16 7 023
UTEP 7 0 7 317

Top Performers

Passing: T. Vittatoe (UTEP) - 233 YDS

Rushing: B. Thermilus (BUFF) - 25 CAR, 79 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Roosevelt (BUFF) - 5 REC, 91 YDS, 1 TD

Buffalo 23, UTEP 17

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- Brandon Thermilius ran for 79 yards and a touchdown as Buffalo defeated UTEP 23-17 Saturday night.

Buffalo (1-0), of the Mid-American Conference, scored two touchdowns in the second quarter along with a safety and built a 23-7 lead. Thermilius and Jason Williams ran for touchdowns and the Bulls recorded a safety after UTEP recovered a fumble in its own end zone. Zach Maynard connected with Naaman Roosevelt for 42 yards for another TD in the third quarter.

Donald Buckram ran for 108 yards and Trevor Vittatoe threw for 233 yards for the Miners (0-1) of Conference USA. UTEP reached the Buffalo 20-yard line in the final minutes but a holding penalty followed by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty scuttled the drive.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
UTEP
1st Downs1824
Total Yards309372
Passing159233
Rushing150139
Penalties10-8012-101
3rd Down Conversions6-127-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-3
Turnovers00
Possession28:1831:42

Passing Leaders

BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Maynard12/191598.410
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vittatoe27/452335.200

Rushing Leaders

BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thermilus25793.2114
Henry11555.0119
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Buckram141087.7017
Moturi12121.0021

Receiving Leaders

BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roosevelt59118.2142
Rolle12323.0023
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Adams99810.9032
Moturi6386.308

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBUFFUTEP
TD05:07Jason Williams 1 Yd Run (Logan Barrett Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERBUFFUTEP
TD14:56Brandon Thermilus 2 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 77
SF13:10- Team Tackled By In End Zone 97
TD12:39Mario Henry 6 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 167
THIRD QUARTERBUFFUTEP
TD12:13Naaman Roosevelt 42 Yd Pass From Zach Maynard (A.J. Principe Kick) 237
TD07:37James Thomas II 17 Yd Run (Logan Barrett Kick) 2314
FOURTH QUARTERBUFFUTEP
FG05:45Logan Barrett 31 Yd 2317