San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24

Date - Saturday, December 21, 2013 5:30 PM
Location - Bronco Stadium
Attendance - 21951

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Buffalo 0 10 0 14 24
San Diego State 7 21 14 7 49

Recap


San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24: Adam Muema rushed for 229 yards and three touchdowns on the ground as the Aztecs whipped the Bulls in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.

Muema posted his fourth career 200-plus yard rushing game for San Diego State (8-5), while Quinn Kaehler threw for 211 yards and two scores. The Aztecs outgained Buffalo 460-309.

Buffalo’s Branden Oliver rushed for 114 yards on 28 carries and Joe Licata threw for three touchdowns and 196 yards. The Bulls (8-5) were hampered by an uncharacteristic three turnovers - they had only turned it over 12 times in their previous 12 contests.

Muema’s first score came from 3 yards out early in the second quarter to give the Aztecs a 14-0 advantage. Buffalo scored ten straight before the Aztecs found the end zone twice in a span of 33 seconds - the first on Muema's 8-yard touchdown and after Marcus Andrews picked off a Licata pass, Kaehler found Dylan Denso for a 25-yard strike - as they took a commanding 28-10 advantage.

The Bulls effectively lost any comeback chance when Boise Ross fumbled the opening kickoff of the second half and the Aztecs punched it in 1:32 later when Kaehler found Adam Roberts from 11 yards out. Licata threw for two fourth-quarter touchdown passes once the game was out of reach.

GAME NOTEBOOK: San Diego State became the third team in the last 34 seasons to finish with eight wins after starting 0-3. … Buffalo is 0-2 all-time in bowls. … The 25-point margin was the largest margin of victory for San Diego State this season.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 0:21
San Diego State   TD  San Diego State 7 - Buffalo 0
2nd Quarter - 11:55
San Diego State   TD  San Diego State 14 - Buffalo 0
2nd Quarter - 7:51
Buffalo   TD  San Diego State 14 - Buffalo 7
2nd Quarter - 4:01
Buffalo   FG  San Diego State 14 - Buffalo 10
2nd Quarter - 1:11
San Diego State   TD  San Diego State 21 - Buffalo 10
2nd Quarter - 0:38
San Diego State   TD  San Diego State 28 - Buffalo 10
3rd Quarter - 13:28
San Diego State   TD  San Diego State 35 - Buffalo 10
3rd Quarter - 8:18
San Diego State   TD  San Diego State 42 - Buffalo 10
4th Quarter - 14:53
Buffalo   TD  San Diego State 42 - Buffalo 17
4th Quarter - 6:40
San Diego State   TD  San Diego State 49 - Buffalo 17
4th Quarter - 0:36
Buffalo   TD  San Diego State 49 - Buffalo 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Buffalo San Diego State
W/L 8 - 5 - 0 8 - 5 - 0
Conference 6 - 2 - 0 6 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Buffalo San Diego State
Score 24 49
First Downs 20 22
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-15
33%
7-for-14
50%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
0-for-3
0%
Total Yards 309 460
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 38-113 43-249
Average/Rush 3.0 5.8
Passing
Comp-Att 13-31 15-29
Passing Yards 196 211
Average/Pass Play 5.6 6.8
Penalties-Yards 8-54 13-122
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 27:27 32:24

PLAYER STATS

Buffalo (8 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Licata 13/30 196 3 1
San Diego State (8 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
Q. Kaehler 15/28 211 2 0
J. Bernards 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Oliver 28 114 4.1 0
A. Taylor 5 14 2.8 0
J. Licata 5 -15 -3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Muema 28 229 8.2 3
Q. Kaehler 3 8 2.7 1
E. Ruffin 3 7 2.3 0
C. Young 4 6 1.5 1
D. Pumphrey 2 2 1.0 0
C. Price 2 -2 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Neutz 3 77 25.7 1
F. Lee 4 48 12.0 1
B. Oliver 3 22 7.3 1
J. Gordon 1 22 22.0 0
M. Schreck 1 21 21.0 0
A. Dennison 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Ruffin 5 75 15.0 0
E. Judge 2 45 22.5 0
C. Lockett 3 40 13.3 0
D. Denso 1 25 25.0 1
A. Roberts 1 11 11.0 1
T. Vizzi 1 7 7.0 0
A. Muema 1 4 4.0 0
C. Young 1 4 4.0 0