Connecticut at Buffalo

Buffalo pounds UConn, 41-12


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bulls beat the Connecticut Huskies for the first time in a dozen years with a 41-12 win Saturday, increasing the pressure on third-year Connecticut head coach Paul Pasqualoni.

Buffalo (2-2) scored through the air, on the ground and on defense in building a 28-12 halftime lead while the Huskies (0-4) committed 2 turnovers and had a field goal attempt blocked.

Connecticut gave away five turnovers in the game.

Bulls quarterback Joe Licata led the way with 177 yards passing and three touchdowns, connecting with Fred Lee, Alex Neutz and Mason Schreck for scores.

Huskies quarterback Chandler Whitmer turned the ball over 4 times, including a second-quarter interception that Buffalo corner Najja Johnson returned 33 yards for a touchdown.

Kicker Patrick Clarke hit field goals of 49 and 50 yards for Buffalo.

Receiver Geremy Davis was a bright spot for the Huskies, with 5 catches for 102 yards.

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Scoring Summary
BUFFMason Schreck 5 yd pass from Joe Licata (Patrick Clarke kick)
UCONNChad Christen 33 yd FG
BUFFNajja Johnson 33 yd interception return (Patrick Clarke kick)
UCONNChad Christen 37 yd FG
BUFFBranden Oliver 5 yd run (Patrick Clarke kick)
BUFFAlex Neutz 22 yd pass from Joe Licata (Patrick Clarke kick)
UCONNLyle McCombs 2 yd run (failed 2pt pass)
BUFFPatrick Clarke 49 yd FG
BUFFPatrick Clarke 50 yd FG
BUFFFred Lee 36 yd pass from Joe Licata (Patrick Clarke kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1415
Third Down Efficiency7-186-14
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-1
Plays-Net Yards68-22064-330
Passing Yds193177
Kick Return Yds0128
Punt Return Yds024
Time of Poss.29:3930:21
Individual Stats
UCONN: Lyle McCombs 13-33, Martin Hyppolite 8-29, Max DeLorenzo 9-15, Deshon Foxx 3-9, Team 1--2, Chandler Whitmer 5--57
BUFF: Branden Oliver 23-90, James Potts 13-38, Alex Zordich 2-17, Devin Campbell 3-6, Brandon Murie 2-2
UCONN: Chandler Whitmer 10-24-182-2, Casey Cochran 2-5-11-1
BUFF: Joe Licata 10-19-177-1, Mason Schreck 0-1-0-0, Team 0-1-0-0
UCONN: Geremy Davis 5-102, Sean McQuillan 2-27, Deshon Foxx 1-49, Elijah Norris 1-8, Dhameer Bradley 1-6, John Green 1-5, Lyle McCombs 1--4
BUFF: Fred Lee 3-51, Alex Neutz 2-76, Mason Schreck 2-24, Branden Oliver 2-20, Cordero Dixon 1-6
Connecticut4th American Athletic East1-73-9
Buffalo6th Mid American East1-72-10

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