Buffalo 41, Connecticut 12

Date - Saturday, September 28, 2013 3:30 PM
Location - University of Buffalo Stadium
Attendance - 20952

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Connecticut 3 9 0 0 12
Buffalo 14 14 6 7 41

Recap


Buffalo 41, Connecticut 12: Joe Licata threw for three touchdowns and the host Bulls turned three turnovers into scores in the non-conference finale for both teams.

Branden Oliver ran 23 times for 90 yards and a score while Alex Neutz had 76 receiving yards and a touchdown for Buffalo (2-2), which had lost its previous eight meetings with Connecticut (0-4).

Chandler Whitmer completed only 10-of-24 passes with two interceptions and a fumble for the Huskies, who are 0-4 for the first time as an FBS team. Due in large part to five sacks of Whitmer, they managed just 27 yards rushing.

Whitmer was sacked and lost the football on the third play from scrimmage, and Licata hit Mason Schreck for a 5-yard touchdown moments later to set the tone. Chad Christen got the Huskies on the board with a 33-yard field goal but Najja Johnson picked off Whitmer and returned it 33 yards for a score to make it 14-3 late in the first.

Oliver ran one in, Licata hooked up with Neutz from 22 yards out midway through the second and the Buffalo lead ballooned to 34-12 after Patrick Clarke hit consecutive field goals from 49 and 50 yards out near the end of the third. Licata capped the scoring with a 36-yard strike to Fred Lee with 10:29 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Whitmer has thrown 11 interceptions and just seven touchdowns in his last eight games overall. ... Clarke's 50-yard FG was a career high. ... Huskies WR Geremy Davis had five catches for 102 yards.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:18
Buffalo   TD  Buffalo 7 - Connecticut 0
1st Quarter - 6:20
Connecticut   FG  Buffalo 7 - Connecticut 3
1st Quarter - 2:16
Buffalo   TD  Buffalo 14 - Connecticut 3
2nd Quarter - 13:10
Connecticut   FG  Buffalo 14 - Connecticut 6
2nd Quarter - 11:17
Buffalo   TD  Buffalo 21 - Connecticut 6
2nd Quarter - 6:28
Buffalo   TD  Buffalo 28 - Connecticut 6
2nd Quarter - 3:54
Connecticut   TD  Buffalo 28 - Connecticut 12
3rd Quarter - 5:21
Buffalo   FG  Buffalo 31 - Connecticut 12
3rd Quarter - 2:36
Buffalo   FG  Buffalo 34 - Connecticut 12
4th Quarter - 10:29
Buffalo   TD  Buffalo 41 - Connecticut 12
TEAMS

Team Records

  Connecticut Buffalo
W/L 0 - 4 - 0 2 - 2 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Connecticut Buffalo
Score 12 41
First Downs 14 15
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-18
39%
6-for-14
43%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 220 330
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 39-27 43-153
Average/Rush 0.7 3.6
Passing
Comp-Att 12-29 10-21
Passing Yards 193 177
Average/Pass Play 5.7 8.4
Penalties-Yards 2-10 7-70
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 29:39 30:21

PLAYER STATS

Connecticut (0 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Whitmer 10/24 182 0 2
C. Cochran 2/5 11 0 1
Buffalo (2 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Licata 10/19 177 3 1
M. Schreck 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. McCombs 13 33 2.5 1
M. Hyppolite 8 29 3.6 0
M. DeLorenzo 9 15 1.7 0
D. Foxx 3 9 3.0 0
C. Whitmer 5 -57 -11.4 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Oliver 23 90 3.9 1
J. Potts 13 38 2.9 0
A. Zordich 2 17 8.5 0
D. Campbell 3 6 2.0 0
B. Murie 2 2 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
G. Davis 5 102 20.4 0
D. Foxx 1 49 49.0 0
S. McQuillan 2 27 13.5 0
E. Norris 1 8 8.0 0
D. Bradley 1 6 6.0 0
J. Green 1 5 5.0 0
L. McCombs 1 -4 -4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Neutz 2 76 38.0 1
F. Lee 3 51 17.0 1
M. Schreck 2 24 12.0 1
B. Oliver 2 20 10.0 0
C. Dixon 1 6 6.0 0