Scores

Final

Baylor 34

(3-1, 1-1 away)

Buffalo 21

(1-3, 0-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 22, 2007

UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY

1 2 3 4 T
BAY 3 7 17 734
BUFF 0 7 0 1421

Top Performers

Passing: B. Szymanski (BAY) - 172 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Starks (BUFF) - 14 CAR, 62 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Akers (BAY) - 7 REC, 74 YDS, 1 TD

Baylor 34, Buffalo 21

Associated Press

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) -- Blake Szymanski passed for three touchdowns and ran for another to help Baylor beat Buffalo 34-21 on Saturday night.

Szymanski was 21-of-45 for 172 passing yards, shaking off a sluggish first half in which he completed just 8 of 25. He also added 91 yards rushing, including a career-long 39-yard touchdown scamper in the fourth quarter for the Bears (3-1), who have won three straight.

Drew Willy finished 29-of-46 for 276 yards passing for Buffalo (1-3, 1-0 Mid-American Conference). He was also was intercepted three times and sacked three times.

James Starks scored all three touchdowns for the Bulls, who have lost two straight.

With Baylor up 10-7, Szymanski engineered an 11-play, 85-yard drive to open the second half, capping the march with a 9-yard touchdown to Krys Buerck.

The Bears made it 24-7 with 2:30 left in the third when Szymanski hit Brandon Whitaker from 2 yards out.

Shea Brewster connected on a 39-yard field goal 2 minutes later.

Szymanski, who has 14 touchdown passes in the last three games, capped the Bears' scoring with his 39-yard run around left end with 3:09 left in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BAY
BUFF
1st Downs2418
Total Yards401363
Passing172276
Rushing22987
Penalties6-5010-81
3rd Down Conversions6-174-15
4th Down Conversions0-31-3
Turnovers25
Possession32:3427:26

Passing Leaders

BaylorC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Szymanski21/451723.831
BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Willy29/462766.013

Rushing Leaders

BaylorCARYDSAVGTDLG
Szymanski11918.3139
Finley15805.3014
BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Starks14624.4215
Henry10484.8012

Receiving Leaders

BaylorRECYDSAVGTDLG
Akers77410.6123
Finley3217.0013
BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roosevelt67913.2032
Hamlin55010.0023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBAYBUFF
FG00:43Shea Brewster 43 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERBAYBUFF
TD11:49Justin Akers 4 Yd Pass From Blake Szymanski (Shea Brewster Kick) 100
TD03:13James Starks 1 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 107
THIRD QUARTERBAYBUFF
TD10:01Krys Buerck 9 Yd Pass From Blake Szymanski (Shea Brewster Kick) 177
TD02:30Brandon Whitaker 2 Yd Pass From Blake Szymanski (Shea Brewster Kick) 247
FG00:31Shea Brewster 39 Yd 277
FOURTH QUARTERBAYBUFF
TD13:14James Starks 10 Yd Pass From Drew Willy (A.J. Principe Kick) 2714
TD03:09Blake Szymanski 39 Yd Run (Shea Brewster Kick) 3414
TD01:21James Starks 1 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 3421