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Ohio holds off Buffalo, 27-24

AMHERST, N.Y. — Matt Wellers 47-yard field goal with 1:25 left gave Ohio a 27-24 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday night.

Theo Scott completed 22 of 28 passes for 221 yards while LaVon Brazill had a career-high 10 catches for 99 yards for the Bobcats (7-3, 5-1 Mid-American Conference).

Naaman Roosevelt had eight catches for 165 yards and scored three touchdowns for Buffalo (3-7, 1-5).

The teams combined to score 28 points in a 3:19 span in the first half. Tyler Tettleton ran 9 yards for Ohio’s first score and Buffalo answered when Roosevelt caught a 76-yard pass from Jerry Davis.

Vince Davidson scored on a 10-yard run for Ohio, and LaVon Brazill and Terrence McCray worked a reverse option for 48 yards.

Zach Maynard hit Roosevelt for a 21-yard TD with 3 seconds left in the half, and for a 22-yarder in the third quarter.

Ohio U. stats

OHIO 27, BUFFALO 24

Ohio 14 7 3 3 — 27

Buffalo 7 7 7 3 — 24

First Quarter

Ohio—Tettleton 9 run (Weller kick), 3:10.

Buff—Roosevelt 76 pass from Davis (Principe kick), 2:57.

Ohio—Davidson 10 run (Weller kick), 2:10.

Second Quarter

Ohio—McCrae 1 pass from Brazill (Weller kick), 14:51.

Buff—Roosevelt 21 pass from Maynard (Principe kick), :03.

Third Quarter

Ohio—FG Weller 46, 10:22.

Buff—Roosevelt 22 pass from Maynard (Principe kick), 7:58.

Fourth Quarter

Buff—FG Principe 26, 7:04.

Ohio—FG Weller 47, 1:25.

A—13,032.

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Ohio Buff

First downs 17 23

Rushes-yards 33-115 27-125

Passing 269 316

Comp-Att-Int 23-29-1 20-44-2

Return Yards 47 26

Punts-Avg. 4-43.0 5-37.8

Fumbles-Lost 4-1 2-1

Penalties-Yards 7-64 7-75

Time of Possession 35:33 24:27

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Ohio, Garrett 17-68, T.Price 1-22, Davidson 3-14, Tettleton 2-13, Brazill 2-4, Team 1-(minus 2), Th.Scott 7-(minus 4). Buffalo, Henry 5-43, Maynard 7-39, Gill 9-32, Thermilus 4-11, Jackson 1-4, Davis 1-(minus 4).

PASSING—Ohio, Th.Scott 22-28-1-221, Brazill 1-1-0-48. Buffalo, Maynard 17-36-2-230, Davis 3-5-0-86, Team 0-3-0-0.

RECEIVING—Ohio, Brazill 10-99, T.Price 6-81, McCrae 2-56, Thompson 2-31, Goulet 2-0, Garrett 1-2. Buffalo, Roosevelt 8-165, Hamlin 5-75, Jackson 4-60, Rack 2-14, Gill 1-2.