BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Branden Oliver rushed for 238 yards and Alex Zordich threw four touchdown passes as Buffalo rolled to a 56-34 victory over Morgan State on Saturday night.
Oliver had first-half scoring runs of 1 and 3 yards among his 25 carries and broke his own record for most rushing yards for the Bulls (1-1) since they moved to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1999.
Zordich completed 16 of 21 passes for 237 yards, including a 34-yarder to Alex Neutz for a 42-13 lead with 10:05 left in the third quarter. Neutz caught eight passes for 154 yards and four touchdowns, one from Joe Licata.
Buffalo, which lost its opener to Georgia 45-23, piled up 571 yards to 366 for Morgan State (1-1), a Football Championship Subdivision team.
Travis Davidson gained 136 yards on 26 carries for the Bears, and Robert Council completed 12 of 16 for 161 yards and two touchdowns.
|MRGNST||Earvin Gonzalez 35 yd FG|
|BUFF||Branden Oliver 1 yd run (Patrick Clarke kick)|
|BUFF||Jimmy Gordon 18 yd pass from Alex Zordich (Patrick Clarke kick)|
|MRGNST||Earvin Gonzalez 21 yd FG|
|BUFF||Branden Oliver 3 yd run (Patrick Clarke kick)|
|MRGNST||Travis Davidson 38 yd run (Earvin Gonzalez kick)|
|BUFF||Alex Neutz 16 yd pass from Alex Zordich (Patrick Clarke kick)|
|BUFF||Alex Neutz 22 yd pass from Alex Zordich (Patrick Clarke kick)|
|BUFF||Alex Neutz 34 yd pass from Alex Zordich (Patrick Clarke kick)|
|MRGNST||Andrew King 44 yd pass from Robert Council (Earvin Gonzalez kick)|
|BUFF||Alex Neutz 28 yd pass from Joe Licata (Patrick Clarke kick)|
|MRGNST||Brian Mann 5 yd run (Earvin Gonzalez kick)|
|BUFF||James Potts 49 yd run (Patrick Clarke kick)|
|MRGNST||Travis Davidson 21 yd pass from Robert Council (Earvin Gonzalez kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||6-15||3-7|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||2-2||1-1|
|Kick Return Yds||180||136|
|Punt Return Yds||5||-3|
|Time of Poss.||40:10||19:50|
|MRGNST: Travis Davidson 26-136, Brian Mann 17-74, Robert Council 13-23, Seth Higgins 4--32|
|BUFF: Branden Oliver 25-238, James Potts 1-49, Brandon Murie 3-13, Alex Zordich 2-10, Devin Campbell 1--4|
|MRGNST: Robert Council 12-16-161-0, Seth Higgins 1-2-4-0|
|BUFF: Alex Zordich 16-21-237-1, Joe Licata 1-2-28-0, Team 0-1-0-0|
|MRGNST: Travis Davidson 3-34, Tubotein Taylor 3-32, Kristian Johnson 3-26, Andrew King 2-52, Chris Flowers 1-13, Jorge Young 1-8|
|BUFF: Alex Neutz 8-154, Jimmy Gordon 2-23, Cordero Dixon 2-17, Devin Campbell 2-11, Alex Dennison 1-26, Rudy Johnson 1-24, Branden Oliver 1-10|