Buffalo at Massachusetts

Buffalo 29, UMass 19

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Joe Licata threw two touchdowns and Buffalo scored 29 points in the second half as the Bulls rallied and beat Massachusetts 29-19 Saturday in a Mid-American Conference matchup.

Licata completed 18 of 30 passes for 226 yards in only his third start of the season.

Buffalo (4-7, 3-4) trailed 13-0 at halftime but Kyn Minniefield returned a punt 35 yards for a touchdown to cut the deficit to 13-7 in the third quarter.

After Michael Cox's 3-yard touchdown expanded UMass' lead to 19-7, Licata capped off back-to-back Buffalo drives with touchdowns to give the Bulls their first lead of the day, 22-19.

Brandon Murie added a 12-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Murie finished with 90 yards on 16 carries.

Mike Wegzyn led UMass (1-10, 1-6) with 215 yards through the air but threw two second-half interceptions.

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Scoring Summary
MABlake Lucas 39 yd FG
MABlake Lucas 32 yd FG
MARob Blanchflower 14 yd pass from Mike Wegzyn (Blake Lucas kick)
BUFFKyndal Minniefield 33 yd blocked punt return (Patrick Clarke kick)
MAMichael Cox 3 yd run (failed 2pt rush)
BUFFJimmy Gordon 3 yd pass from Joe Licata (Patrick Clarke kick)
BUFFAlex Neutz 6 yd pass from Joe Licata (Matt Weiser 2pt pass from Alex Dennison)
BUFFBrandon Murie 12 yd run (Patrick Clarke kick)
 
Team Stats
 BUFFMA
First Downs2020
Third Down Efficiency6-127-18
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-2
Plays-Net Yards72-40575-264
Rushes-Yds41-16835-49
Passing Yds237215
Kick Return Yds7686
Punt Return Yds3365
Passes19-31-120-40-2
Punts6-2366-253
Fumbles-Lost1-11-0
Penalties-Yds10-982-20
Time of Poss.30:030:0
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
BUFF: Brandon Murie 16-90, Rashad Jean 17-73, Joe Licata 5-4, Natey Adjei 1-2, Alex Dennison 1-1, Team 1--2
MA: Michael Cox 13-31, Jordan Broadnax 9-30, Mike Wegzyn 13--12
PASSING
BUFF: Joe Licata 18-30-226-1, Alex Dennison 1-1-11-0
MA: Mike Wegzyn 20-40-215-2
RECEIVING
BUFF: Alex Neutz 9-76, Fred Lee 3-93, Rudy Johnson 3-39, Jimmy Gordon 2-14, Rashad Jean 1-8, Alex Dennison 1-7
MA: Alan Williams 7-62, Deion Walker 5-83, Rob Blanchflower 4-44, Jordan Broadnax 2-12, Tajae Sharpe 1-13, Michael Cox 1-1
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Buffalo1st Mid American East0-00-0
Massachusetts1st Mid American East0-00-0

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