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Army 21, Buffalo 17

A pair of fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns by junior Darnell Woolfolk propelled Army to a come-from-behind 21-17 victory over Buffalo.

Despite trailing for most of the contest, Army stuck with the ground game and leaned heavily on senior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw and Woolfolk. The two combined for 46 carries, 238 rushing yards and all three of Army scores.

After allowing 17 first-half points, the Army defense buckled down and pieced together a solid second half. Over the final 30 minutes of play, Buffalo was only to manufacture 16 total plays on three drives that resulted in just 48 yards.

Buffalo started with the ball and, following a 52-yard pass and catch, the Bulls were inside the red zone. They were held out of the end zone, however, and limited to just a field goal on the game's opening drive.

Army quickly countered and on the ensuing drive, a 52-yard Bradshaw rush set up the Black Knights for an eventual one-yard rushing score by the senior quarterback.

Entering the second quarter trailing 7-3, Buffalo needed just three plays to retake the lead as quarterback Tyree Jackson tucked the ball to his side and broke off a 75-yard rush to give the Bulls the 10-7 edge.

The Black Knights came up short on their next possession, turning the ball over on downs in Buffalo territory. The Bulls regained possession and capitalized on a pair of big plays. Two consecutive completions for a combined 65 yards led to another touchdown for the visitors.

While both sides were held scoreless in the third quarter, Army scored on the first play of the final period with a one-yard touchdown from Woolfolk that capped a 15-play, 78 yard drive.

Following a short drive by the Bulls, the Black Knights got the ball back and rushed 12 times before punching it into the end zone for the one-yard, go-ahead touchdown by Woolfolk.

After retaking the lead at 21-17, Army's defense forced a three-and-out and forced the Bulls to give the ball back with 3:14 left to play. The Black Knights ran down the clock, but a fourth-and-five brought the punt team onto the field. Nick Schrage received the ball and took off to his right, fooling the Buffalo defense and scampered for a first down to seal the win for the Black Knights.