Buffalo at Ohio

Ohio 38, Buffalo 31

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Ryan Boykin ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and Daz'mond Patterson's 100-yard kickoff return propelled Ohio from an early 14-0 deficit to a 38-31 victory over Buffalo Saturday in Mid-American Conference play.

The Bobcats (6-0, 2-0) trailed 14-0 when Patterson's kickoff return kick-started the offense with the first of 24 consecutive points. Beau Blankenship scored on a 14-yard run and Tyler Tettleton hit Tyler Futrell on a 15-yard scoring pass, then Matt Weller's 45-yard field goal stretched the lead to 24-14.

Buffalo's Alex Dennison threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Alex Neutz and Patrick Clarke kicked a 30-yard field to tie the game 24-24 after three quarters. But Boykin scored from the 2-yard line, then broke a 51-yard scoring run for a 38-24 lead. Dennison's 1-yard TD run with 0:08 left cut it to 38-31.

Buffalo's Devin Campbell ran for 159 yards and the game's first touchdown.

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Scoring Summary
BUFFDevin Campbell 3 yd run (Patrick Clarke kick)
BUFFDevon Hughes 10 yd pass from Alex Zordich (Patrick Clarke kick)
OHIODaz'mond Patterson 100 yd kick return (Matt Weller kick)
OHIOBeau Blankenship 14 yd run (Matt Weller kick)
OHIOTyler Futrell 15 yd pass from Tyler Tettleton (Matt Weller kick)
OHIOMatt Weller 45 yd FG
BUFFAlex Neutz 55 yd pass from Alex Dennison (Patrick Clarke kick)
BUFFPatrick Clarke 30 yd FG
OHIORyan Boykin 1 yd run (Matt Weller kick)
OHIORyan Boykin 51 yd run (Matt Weller kick)
BUFFAlex Dennison 1 yd run (Patrick Clarke kick)
 
Team Stats
 BUFFOHIO
First Downs3016
Third Down Efficiency10-196-13
Fourth Down Efficiency1-20-2
Plays-Net Yards92-50163-333
Rushes-Yds56-31336-149
Passing Yds188184
Kick Return Yds83149
Punt Return Yds00
Passes19-36-015-27-1
Punts5-1564-124
Fumbles-Lost4-30-0
Penalties-Yds9-1108-89
Time of Poss.35:2924:31
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
BUFF: Devin Campbell 30-160, Alex Zordich 19-110, Devon Hughes 1-17, Alex Dennison 4-13, Tyler Grassman 1-13, Joe Licata 1-0
OHIO: Beau Blankenship 25-86, Ryan Boykin 6-64, Team 1-1, Tyler Tettleton 4--2
PASSING
BUFF: Alex Zordich 13-25-97-0, Joe Licata 5-10-36-0, Alex Dennison 1-1-55-0
OHIO: Tyler Tettleton 14-26-183-1, Matt Waters 1-1-1-0
RECEIVING
BUFF: Alex Neutz 4-77, Devon Hughes 4-19, Cordero Dixon 3-37, Rudy Johnson 3-19, Jimmy Gordon 3-16, Devin Campbell 2-20
OHIO: Bakari Bussey 8-77, Troy Hill 3-38, Matt Waters 1-36, Chase Cochran 1-17, Tyler Futrell 1-15, Tim Edmond 1-1
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Buffalo1st Mid American East0-00-0
Ohio1st Mid American East0-00-0

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