BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - David Fluellen carried 35 times for a career-high 228 yards as Toledo rallied to defeat Buffalo 25-20 for its eighth consecutive victory.
Fluellen scored two of Toledo's three third-quarter touchdowns, gaining 86 yards on four carries on the second drive, as the Rockets (8-1, 5-0 Mid-American Conference) took a 25-14 lead.
Buffalo (1-7, 0-4) pulled within five, 25-20, on the second play of the fourth quarter but failed to move the ball on its final three possessions.
Toledo's defense was led by linebacker Dan Molls, the nation's leader in tackles, who had a game-high 14 and returned a fumble 13 yards for a tying touchdown in the first quarter.
Buffalo had taken an early lead when Cortney Lester intercepted Terrance Owens' pass at the Toledo 23 and returned it for a touchdown.
Alex Zordich found Devin Campbell for a 42-yard second-quarter score that gave Buffalo a 14-7 halftime lead.
|BUFF||Cortney Lester 23 yd interception return (Patrick Clarke kick)|
|TOLEDO||Dan Molls 13 yd fumble return (Jeremiah Detmer kick)|
|BUFF||Devin Campbell 42 yd pass from Alex Zordich (Patrick Clarke kick)|
|TOLEDO||David Fluellen 8 yd run (blocked XP)|
|TOLEDO||David Fluellen 1 yd run (blocked XP)|
|TOLEDO||Alex Zmolik 7 yd pass from Terrance Owens (missed kick)|
|BUFF||Alex Neutz 8 yd pass from Joe Licata (failed 2pt pass)|
|Third Down Efficiency||4-14||4-15|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-1||0-0|
|Kick Return Yds||42||11|
|Punt Return Yds||-6||8|
|Time of Poss.||32:19||27:41|
|TOLEDO: David Fluellen 35-228, Terrance Owens 7-22, Cassius McDowell 1-1, Team 2--3, Vince Penza 1--7|
|BUFF: Branden Oliver 24-101, Alex Zordich 11-67, Devin Campbell 2-6, Joe Licata 2--4|
|TOLEDO: Terrance Owens 12-25-171-2|
|BUFF: Alex Zordich 5-16-118-0, Joe Licata 5-11-68-0, Alex Dennison 1-1-16-0|
|TOLEDO: Alonzo Russell 4-80, Bernard Reedy 4-65, Cordale Scott 1-21, Alex Zmolik 1-7, David Fluellen 1-1, Cassius McDowell 1--3|
|BUFF: Alex Neutz 6-135, Devin Campbell 1-42, Fred Lee 1-16, Cordero Dixon 1-7, Jimmy Gordon 1-4, Branden Oliver 1--2|
|Toledo||2nd Mid American West||6-2||9-4|
|Buffalo||4th Mid American East||3-5||4-8|