Boxscore
Connecticut 17, Buffalo 3
Saturday, September 24, 2011 6:00 PM
Location - University of Buffalo Stadium
Attendance - 18215

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Connecticut 0 10 0 7 17
Buffalo 0 3 0 0 3

Recap


Johnny McEntee threw a pair of touchdown passes to lead Connecticut to a 17-3 victory in a defensive slugfest with host Buffalo on Saturday.

Nick Williams went over 100 yards receiving on just two catches and scored a touchdown for the Huskies (2-2), who will play Western Michigan next week before diving into Big East play at West Virginia on Oct. 8.

Connecticut has been shuffling three different quarterbacks this season but has given McEntee the bulk of the passing attempts. The junior from California threw his first touchdown pass of the season late in the second quarter, giving the Huskies a 10-3 lead at the half when he found Mark Hinkley for a 4-yard touchdown with 15 seconds left before the break.

That score was set up by a 64-yard connection two plays earlier from McEntee to Williams.

Buffalo’s best chance to knot it at 10-10 came early in the third quarter, when an 11-play, 80-yard drive brought the Bulls (2-2) inside Connecticut’s 10-yard line. But Chazz Anderson’s pass was intercepted in the end zone by Yawin Smallwood and returned out to the Huskies’ 26-yard line.

Connecticut put it away with 4:52 left when McEntee and Williams hooked up again, this time for a 49-yard touchdown.

The two schools combined for 16 punts.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 5:28
Buffalo   FG  Buffalo 3 - Connecticut 0
2nd Quarter - 2:34
Connecticut   FG  Buffalo 3 - Connecticut 3
2nd Quarter - 0:15
Connecticut   TD  Buffalo 3 - Connecticut 10
4th Quarter - 4:52
Connecticut   TD  Buffalo 3 - Connecticut 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  Connecticut Buffalo
W/L 2 - 2 - 0 1 - 3 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Connecticut Buffalo
Score 17 3
First Downs 13 16
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-15
27%
6-for-19
32%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 293 319
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 42-80 31-126
Average/Rush 1.9 4.1
Passing
Comp-Att 12-22 18-40
Passing Yards 213 193
Average/Pass Play 8.9 4.5
Penalties-Yards 5-45 4-48
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 30:22 29:38

PLAYER STATS

Connecticut (2 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. McEntee 12/21 213 2 0
M. Nebrich 0/1 0 0 0
Buffalo (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Anderson 18/39 193 0 1
T. Jackson 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. McCombs 30 61 2.0 0
J. McEntee 6 10 1.7 0
S. McCummings 5 7 1.4 0
K. Moore 1 2 2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Oliver 23 84 3.7 0
C. Anderson 7 35 5.0 0
E. Young 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
N. Williams 2 113 56.5 1
I. Moore 4 49 12.2 0
K. Moore 3 23 7.7 0
L. McCombs 1 15 15.0 0
D. Shoemate 1 9 9.0 0
M. Hinkley 1 4 4.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Rivers 9 94 10.4 0
A. Neutz 5 83 16.6 0
J. Gordon 1 15 15.0 0
B. Oliver 2 3 1.5 0
D. Hughes 1 -2 -2.0 0
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