Turnovers too much for Green to overcome

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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.

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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.



First Quarter

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)

Second Quarter

Bu — Frazier 15 fumble recovery (pass failed)

Bu — Good 80 punt return (kick failed)

Third Quarter

Bu — Good 64 pass from Harris (Good kick)

Bu — Davis 8 pass from Harris (kick failed)

Fourth Quarter

Gr — Matt Clark 7 run (James McGuire pass from Clark)



First downs715


Passing yards31173

Total yards122373