BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Jerry Davis threw for three touchdowns and Buffalo withstood a late comeback to edge Bowling Green 28-26 on Saturday in both teams' Mid-American Conference opener.
The Falcons (1-4, 0-1), who were dominated statistically, nearly pulled it out in the fourth quarter. After Robert Lorenzi returned an interception 82 yards for a touchdown, Bowling Green partially blocked a punt. Aaron Pankratz's 48-yard scoring pass to Willie Geter made it 28-26.
Bowling Green had a chance to win after Keith Morgan recovered an Ike Nduka fumble at the Bulls' 24 with 1:16 left, but Bryan Wright missed a 40-yard field goal try on the final play.
Buffalo outgained Bowling Green 441 yards to 176 and converted on 12 of 19 third downs to the Falcons' 3 of 16.
Ohio State remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 and tied a poll record Sunday despite lagging support from voters. Meanwhile, No. 2 TCU and No. 3 Baylor edged forward and No. 4 Michigan State slipped.
Texas cornerback Kris Boyd has apologized for retweeting a Texas A&M fan during halftime of Texas' 50-7 loss to TCU on Saturday.
The Big 12 on Sunday acknowledged an officiating mistake that incorrectly awarded Oklahoma State a first down Saturday and said the officials involved would be disciplined.
Georgia coach Mark Richt says he's sticking with Greyson Lambert, who was just 10-for-24 for 86 yards in a loss to Alabama, as the Bulldogs starting quarterback.
Will Grier threw four touchdown passes to four receivers -- all in the first half -- and No. 25 Florida downed third-ranked Mississippi 38-10 on Saturday night.
Leonard Fournette highlighted his SEC-record third straight 200-yard game with a 75-yard touchdown run, and No. 9 LSU overcame Eastern Michigan 44-22 on Saturday night.