Massachusetts at Buffalo

Buffalo routs UMass 32-3 for fifth straight win


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Branden Oliver ran for 216 yards and a touchdown as Buffalo routed UMass 32-3 for its fifth straight win.

Oliver broke the school's record for career rushing yards, surpassing the previous mark set by James Starks. Oliver now has 3,203 career yards.

Buffalo (5-2, 3-0 Mid-American) scored twice on defense, the first coming on a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown by Khalil Mack in the second quarter. Buffalo also scored on a safety late in the third to extend its lead to 18-3. Buffalo then added two touchdowns in the fourth, scoring on a 7-yard pass from Joe Licata to Fred Lee and a 5-yard run by Oliver.

With a shutout victory last week at Western Michigan, the Bulls have now allowed just three points in their past two games.

A.J. Doyle went just 14-for-28 for 162 yards passing and an interception for UMass (1-6, 1-2).

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BUFFPatrick Clarke 44 yd FG
BUFFKhalil Mack 35 yd interception return (Patrick Clarke kick)
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MABlake Lucas 42 yd FG
BUFFPatrick Clarke 27 yd FG
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Team Stats
First Downs1325
Third Down Efficiency5-154-14
Fourth Down Efficiency0-10-0
Plays-Net Yards61-24775-382
Passing Yds162167
Kick Return Yds14454
Punt Return Yds150
Time of Poss.26:3033:30
Individual Stats
MA: Jamal Wilson 15-42, A.J. Doyle 9-22, Stacey Bedell 8-20, Mike Wegzyn 1-1
BUFF: Branden Oliver 43-216, Boise Ross 1-4, Devin Campbell 1-1, Team 3--6
MA: A.J. Doyle 14-28-162-1
BUFF: Joe Licata 18-27-167-0
MA: Tajae Sharpe 7-94, Jamal Wilson 3-9, Ricardo Miller 2-24, Elgin Long 1-27, Bernard Davis 1-8
BUFF: Fred Lee 8-70, Devin Campbell 3-6, Ron Willoughby 2-38, Alex Neutz 2-26, John Dunmore 1-14, Mason Schreck 1-9, Jimmy Gordon 1-4
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