Boxscore
Connecticut 24, Buffalo 17
Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Rentschler Field
Attendance - 34666

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Buffalo 7 0 7 3 17
Connecticut 3 14 7 0 24

Recap


Connecticut 24, Buffalo 17: Chandler Whitmer threw for 227 yards and a touchdown as the Huskies took a 17-point lead and held off a rally by the visiting Bulls.

Whitmer completed 15 of 22 passes and Lyle McCombs rushed for 97 yards, including a 2-yard dive on fourth down with 5:03 left in the third quarter that gave UConn (3-2) a 24-7 lead. The Huskies stopped Buffalo on the final drive of the game at the Bulls 39-yard line on fourth down.

Buffalo rushing leader Branden Oliver, with 2,119 career yards, sat out with a leg injury. Brandon Murie filled in for Oliver and scored twice, including a hook and lateral for 50 yards as Buffalo (1-3) pulled within 24-14 with 33 seconds left in the third.

The Bulls held UConn to a field goal in the red zone on its first drive, then took a 7-3 lead. Quarterback Alex Zordich swung a pass to Devin Campbell for 30 yards on fourth down and Murie ran 4 yards for a score on the next play with 6:12 left in the first quarter.

Whitmer connected with tight end Ryan Griffin up the middle for 36 yards and a score on the first play of the second quarter. Martin Hyppolite also scampered 50 yards for his first career touchdown with 10:56 left in the half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Huskies did not have a turnover after coughing the ball up 10 times in their first four games. … Buffalo rushed for 141 yards, the first time the Huskies have allowed 100 on the ground this season. … UConn is 16-4 against Buffalo and 19-4 against MAC teams, including 2-1 this season.
 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:10
Connecticut   FG  Connecticut 3 - Buffalo 0
1st Quarter - 6:12
Buffalo   TD  Connecticut 3 - Buffalo 7
2nd Quarter - 14:54
Connecticut   TD  Connecticut 10 - Buffalo 7
2nd Quarter - 10:56
Connecticut   TD  Connecticut 17 - Buffalo 7
3rd Quarter - 5:03
Connecticut   TD  Connecticut 24 - Buffalo 7
3rd Quarter - 0:33
Buffalo   TD  Connecticut 24 - Buffalo 14
4th Quarter - 2:32
Buffalo   FG  Connecticut 24 - Buffalo 17
TEAMS

Team Records

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

Team Stats

  Buffalo Connecticut
Score 17 24
First Downs 13 16
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-18
33%
4-for-14
29%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-3
33%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 361 360
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 39-141 42-133
Average/Rush 3.6 3.2
Passing
Comp-Att 13-30 15-22
Passing Yards 220 227
Average/Pass Play 7.1 9.1
Penalties-Yards 3-30 3-14
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 26:34 33:26

PLAYER STATS

Buffalo (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Zordich 13/30 220 1 1
Connecticut (3 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Whitmer 15/22 227 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Zordich 14 76 5.4 0
B. Murie 18 55 3.1 1
D. Campbell 6 25 4.2 0
T. Grassman 1 -15 -15.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. McCombs 29 97 3.3 1
M. Hyppolite 6 60 10.0 1
N. Williams 1 -4 -4.0 0
C. Whitmer 5 -18 -3.6 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Neutz 6 90 15.0 0
B. Murie 1 54 54.0 1
R. Johnson 2 33 16.5 0
D. Campbell 2 30 15.0 0
D. Hughes 2 13 6.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
N. Williams 4 57 14.2 0
R. Griffin 1 36 36.0 1
L. McCombs 3 33 11.0 0
G. Davis 2 32 16.0 0
M. Smith 2 26 13.0 0
S. Phillips 1 18 18.0 0
J. Delahunt 1 16 16.0 0
M. Osiecki 1 9 9.0 0
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