Buffalo at Bowling Green

Bowling Green 21, Buffalo 7


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Matt Schilz threw for one touchdown and ran for another Friday as Bowling Green defeated Buffalo 21-7 in the Mid-American Conference teams' regular-season finale.

John Pettigrew carried 29 times for 93 yards for the Falcons (8-4, 6-2), including a 1-yard run in the second quarter for the game's first touchdown.

Schilz found Shaun Joplin with a 48-yard pass 1:56 before halftime for a 14-0 lead.

Schilz made it 21-0 with a 7-yard run in the third quarter. The 47-yard drive began with five consecutive rushes by Pettigrew, for 32 yards, then two short passes to Pettigrew before Schilz's touchdown.

The Bulls (4-8, 3-5) got on the scoreboard with 9:59 remaining after Colby Way's 22-yard interception return set them up at the Bowling Green 19. Two plays later, Alex Dennison ran it in from the 4.

Buffalo was held to 197 yards total offense in the game at Columbus Crew Stadium.

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Scoring Summary
BGREENJohn Pettigrew 1 yd run (Stephen Stein kick)
BGREENShaun Joplin 48 yd pass from Matt Schilz (Stephen Stein kick)
BGREENMatt Schilz 7 yd run (Stephen Stein kick)
BUFFAlex Dennison 4 yd run (Patrick Clarke kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1118
Third Down Efficiency2-156-16
Fourth Down Efficiency0-41-1
Plays-Net Yards60-19772-310
Passing Yds168228
Kick Return Yds880
Punt Return Yds00
Time of Poss.23:136:59
Individual Stats
BUFF: Devin Campbell 6-26, Branden Oliver 9-20, Brandon Murie 4-9, Alex Dennison 1-4, Fred Lee 1-3, Joe Licata 8--33
BGREEN: John Pettigrew 29-93, Matt Schilz 2--1, Team 1--2, Anthon Samuel 9--4, Andre Givens 1--4
BUFF: Joe Licata 13-30-168-0, Team 0-1-0-0
BGREEN: Matt Schilz 18-30-228-3
BUFF: Alex Neutz 6-92, Fred Lee 3-33, Devin Campbell 3-28, Matt Weiser 1-15
BGREEN: Chris Gallon 5-65, Shaun Joplin 3-77, John Pettigrew 3-31, Ryan Burbrink 3-27, Alex Bayer 2-19, Jordan Hopgood 1-9, Je'Ron Stokes 1-0
Buffalo6th Mid American East1-72-10
Bowling Green3rd Mid American East3-54-8

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