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Western Michigan at Buffalo

Buffalo 29, W. Michigan 24

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Joe Licata's 30-yard touchdown pass to Alex Neutz in the fourth quarter proved the game-winner as Buffalo topped Western Michigan 29-24 Saturday in Mid-American Conference action.

The touchdown with 10:53 left capped a six-play, 77-yard drive that took just over two minutes.

Licata was 21-of-33 passing for 285 yards and the score.

The Broncos (4-7, 2-5) committed three turnovers after Licata's TD pass, including two in Buffalo territory.

The Bulls (3-7, 2-4) jumped to a 17-0 advantage on rushing touchdowns by Branden Oliver and Devin Campbell and a 30-yard field goal by Patrick Clarke before Western Michigan scored 21 straight points on three Alex Carder TD passes - 17- and 27-yarders to Eric Monette and an 8-yarder to Kendrick Roberts.

Two more Clarke field goals propelled Buffalo briefly back into the lead, 23-20, before Andrew Haldeman put the Broncos ahead with a 28-yard kick, setting up the Bison's winning drive.

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Scoring Summary
BUFFBranden Oliver 18 yd run (Patrick Clarke kick)
BUFFDevin Campbell 45 yd run (Patrick Clarke kick)
BUFFPatrick Clarke 30 yd FG
WMICHEric Monette 17 yd pass from Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman kick)
WMICHEric Monette 27 yd pass from Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman kick)
WMICHKendrick Roberts 8 yd pass from Alex Carder (Andrew Haldeman kick)
BUFFPatrick Clarke 35 yd FG
BUFFPatrick Clarke 38 yd FG
WMICHAndrew Haldeman 28 yd FG
BUFFAlex Neutz 30 yd pass from Joe Licata (failed 2pt pass)
 
Team Stats
 WMICHBUFF
First Downs1922
Third Down Efficiency5-156-18
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-0
Plays-Net Yards70-37682-453
Rushes-Yds32-10149-168
Passing Yds275285
Kick Return Yds13042
Punt Return Yds0-3
Passes19-38-421-33-0
Punts7-2378-307
Fumbles-Lost2-13-1
Penalties-Yds7-8011-105
Time of Poss.26:1933:41
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
WMICH: Alex Carder 18-52, Dareyon Chance 13-48, Eric Monette 1-1
BUFF: Devin Campbell 22-107, Branden Oliver 12-75, Brandon Murie 6-17, Fred Lee 1-2, Team 3--14, Joe Licata 5--19
PASSING
WMICH: Alex Carder 19-37-275-4, Blake Hammond 0-1-0-0
BUFF: Joe Licata 21-33-285-0
RECEIVING
WMICH: Justin Collins 6-122, Blake Hammond 5-50, Eric Monette 4-78, Dareyon Chance 2-11, Kendrick Roberts 1-8, Josh Schaffer 1-6
BUFF: Alex Neutz 9-140, Fred Lee 5-70, Devin Campbell 4-23, Jimmy Gordon 1-25, Cordero Dixon 1-20, Devon Hughes 1-7
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Western Michigan1st Mid American West0-00-0
Buffalo1st Mid American East0-00-0