Turnovers too much for Green to overcome
BUFFALO, W.Va. — Not even the Pillsbury Doughboy could withstand this many turnovers.
The Green Bobcats lost four of six fumbles and were intercepted three times in a 47-8 season-opening loss to the Buffalo Bisons Friday night.
The loss spoiled the debut of Dan Mercer as the Bobcats head coach.
Buffalo bolted to 22-0 first quarter lead thanks to Green’s turnovers.
After a fumble recovery, Nick Harris ran 10 yards for the touchdown and also added the conversion for an 8-0 lead.
Thomas Davis had 3-yard scoring run to make it 14-0 and Harris found Corey Good on a 35-yard touchdown pass play and it was 20-0. Harris threw to Schuyler Frazier for the extra points.
Frazier returned a Green fumble 15 yards for the next touchdown, and Good returned a punt 80 yards for a score and it was 34-0 at the half.
Harris, who was 7 of 11 for 173 yards, threw touchdown passes of 64 yards to Good and 8 to Davis in the third quarter to open up a 47-0 lead.
Green avoided a shutout when Matt Clark scored on a 7-yard keeper. Clark threw to James McGuire for the conversion.
The Bobcats host Northwest next Friday.
Bu — Nick Harris 10 run (Harris run)
Bu — Thomas Davis 3 run (kick failed)
Bu — Corey Good 35 pass from Harris (Schuyler Frazier pass from Harris)
Bu — Frazier 15 fumble recovery (pass failed)
Bu — Good 80 punt return (kick failed)
Bu — Good 64 pass from Harris (Good kick)
Bu — Davis 8 pass from Harris (kick failed)
Gr — Matt Clark 7 run (James McGuire pass from Clark)