Scores

Final

Buffalo 28

(2-3, 1-0 MAC)

Bowling Green 26

(1-4, 0-1 MAC)

3:30 PM ET, October 2, 2010

Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH

1 2 3 4 T
BUFF 0 14 14 028
BGSU 6 7 0 1326

Top Performers

Passing: J. Davis (BUFF) - 241 YDS, 3 TD, 4 INT

Rushing: I. Nduka (BUFF) - 12 CAR, 47 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Jackson (BUFF) - 7 REC, 90 YDS, 1 TD

Buffalo 28, Bowling Green 26

Associated Press

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.

Davis hit Marcus Rivers with a 7-yard TD pass and Terrell Jackson for a 9-yarder to give the Bulls (2-3, 1-0) a 28-13 third-quarter lead.

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
BGSU
1st Downs2710
Total Yards441176
Passing241167
Rushing2009
Penalties9-1046-37
3rd Down Conversions12-193-16
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers65
Possession38:2221:38

Passing Leaders

BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis19/342417.134
Bowling GreenC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pankratz12/371674.523

Rushing Leaders

BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gill13524.0014
Nduka12473.9119
Bowling GreenCARYDSAVGTDLG
Geter12322.708
Cooper273.504

Receiving Leaders

BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson79012.9132
Rivers55911.8125
Bowling GreenRECYDSAVGTDLG
Geter56312.6148
Pronty26331.5149

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBUFFBGSU
TD06:18Jordan Hopgood 5 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 06
SECOND QUARTERBUFFBGSU
TD11:41Ike Nduka 1 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 76
TD03:37Tyrone Pronty 49 Yd Pass From Aaron Pankratz (Bryan Wright Kick) 713
TD00:22Alex Neutz 24 Yd Pass From Jerry Davis (A.J. Principe Kick) 1413
THIRD QUARTERBUFFBGSU
TD11:10Marcus Rivers 7 Yd Pass From Jerry Davis (A.J. Principe Kick) 2113
TD05:34Terrell Jackson 9 Yd Pass From Jerry Davis (A.J. Principe Kick) 2813
FOURTH QUARTERBUFFBGSU
TD10:14Robert Lorenzi 82 Yd Interception Return (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2819
TD07:12Willie Geter 48 Yd Pass From Aaron Pankratz (Bryan Wright Kick) 2826