Recap: Buffalo vs. Miami-Ohio
Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Anthone Taylor rushed for 222 yards and three touchdowns as the Buffalo Bulls defeated the Miami-Ohio RedHawks, 35-27, in a Mid-American Conference battle at UB Stadium.
Joe Licata threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns on 28-of-38 passing, and Jacob Martinez caught eight balls for 94 yards and a touchdown in the win for the Bulls (3-2, 1-0 MAC).
As for the RedHawks (0-5, 0-1), Andrew Hendrix threw for 238 yards and three touchdowns. Jared Murphy chipped in with 39 receiving yards and two touchdowns, and David Frazier caught a team-best four passes for 97 yards in the loss.
The RedHawks took a 7-0 lead when Hendrix connected with Murphy on a six-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive with 12:35 left to play in the first frame.
The Bulls answered right back when Licata capped off a five-play, 65-yard drive with a nine-yard touchdown pass to Martinez.
Licata gave Buffalo a 14-7 lead when he threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Matt Weiser with 3:21 left to play in the first quarter.
Dawan Scott tied the game for Miami at 14-14 when he ran the ball 61-yards for a touchdown with 7:18 left to play in the second quarter.
Hendrix hooked up with Murphy again, this time from 27 yards out, to give the RedHawks a 21-14 lead with 9:13 left to play in the third quarter.
Buffalo answered back when Taylor registered a 13-yard touchdown run. The extra point try was missed for the Bulls, who trailed, 21-20.
The Bulls regained the lead, 26-21, when Taylor ran in from three yards out with 35 seconds to play in the period. Buffalo failed on the ensuing two-point conversion attempt.
Hendrix answered right back when he connected with Alex Welch on a 32-yard touchdown pass for the 27-26 lead. The team's two-point conversion attempt failed.
On the ensuing drive, Taylor ran in from one yard out for his third touchdown of the game. The two-point try failed again as the Bulls took the 32-27 lead.
Buffalo pushed the lead to 35-27 with a Patrick Clarke 37-yard field goal with 6:28 left to play in the game. It was the final score of the night for both sides.
Buffalo's offense racked up 575 yards of total offense in the win, while Miami managed 371 yards of offense. The Bulls registered 29 first downs, and the RedHawks failed to keep pace with just 13 in the loss.Game Notes