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Ohio 45, Buffalo 24

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ohio - Kurtis Rourke threw for 317 yards and five touchdowns, Sam Wiglusz had 131 yards receiving and two scores, and Ohio beat Buffalo 45-24.

Rourke threw for three touchdowns in the first half to help build a 24-10 lead. Ohio took a 7-0 lead on its first possession when Rourke lofted it into the corner of the end zone to Wiglusz for a 16-yard score. The duo connected again from 5-yards out for Wiglusz's ninth touchdown catch of the season. All six of Wiglusz's catches came in the first half.

Cam Dorsey had 52 yards rushing and a touchdown for Ohio (6-3, 4-1 Mid-American Conference). The Bobcats defense forced three turnovers, including a strip sack with 13:04 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Cole Snyder was 25 of 49 for 238 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for Buffalo (5-4, 4-1), which had its five-game winning streak snapped.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter BuffOhio
Ohio TD 11:22 Sam Wiglusz 16 yard TD pass from Kurtis Rourke (Nathanial Vakos Extra Point) 0 7
Ohio FG 6:01 Nathanial Vakos 37 yard field goal 0 10
Ohio TD 1:38 Jacoby Jones 5 yard TD pass from Kurtis Rourke (Nathanial Vakos Extra Point) 0 17
Second Quarter BuffOhio
Buff FG 12:05 Alex McNulty 28 yard field goal 3 17
Ohio TD 4:03 Sam Wiglusz 5 yard TD pass from Kurtis Rourke (Nathanial Vakos Extra Point) 3 24
Buff TD 0:20 Justin Marshall 12 yard TD pass from Cole Snyder (Alex McNulty Extra Point) 10 24
Third Quarter BuffOhio
Buff TD 14:00 Keyshawn Cobb 26 yard interception return for TD (Alex McNulty Extra Point) 17 24
Ohio TD 10:05 Miles Cross 2 yard TD pass from Kurtis Rourke (Nathanial Vakos Extra Point) 17 31
Buff TD 1:48 Mike Washington 2 yard TD pass from Cole Snyder (Alex McNulty Extra Point) 24 31
Fourth Quarter BuffOhio
Ohio TD 13:16 Jake Neatherton 1 yard TD run (Nathanial Vakos Extra Point) 24 38
Ohio TD 12:10 Miles Cross 9 yard TD pass from Kurtis Rourke (Nathanial Vakos Extra Point) 24 45
Team Stats
  Buffalo Ohio
First downs 19 19
  Rushing 2 7
  Passing 14 11
  Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Efficiency 9-19, 47% 4-9, 44%
4th down efficiency 2-3, 67% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 28-19 34-157
Passing Yards 238 317
Return Yards 112 58
Completions-Attempts-Int 25-49-1 20-29-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 6-36 0-0
Punts 5 3
Fumbles Lost 3-2 1-1
Penalties - Yards 4-38 7-51
Buffalo Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Snyder 25 49 238 2 1
Ohio Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
K. Rourke 20 29 317 5 1
Buffalo Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Washington 6 19 3.2 0
A. Henderson 3 6 2.0 0
R. Cook Jr. 3 4 1.3 0
C. Snyder 16 -10 -0.6 0
Ohio Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Neatherton 13 68 5.2 1
K. Rourke 6 45 7.5 0
J. Ross 4 36 9.0 0
N. McCormick 8 16 2.0 0
Buffalo Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Marshall 6 72 12.0 1
Q. Williams 6 64 10.7 0
R. Mangas 4 41 10.3 0
C. Harrity 1 28 28.0 0
R. Cook Jr. 2 14 7.0 0
J. Gassett 2 10 5.0 0
M. Johnson 2 7 3.5 0
M. Washington 2 2 1.0 1
Ohio Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Wiglusz 6 131 21.8 2
J. Jones 3 67 22.3 1
W. Kacmarek 2 44 22.0 0
J. Bostic 3 39 13.0 0
M. Cross 4 18 4.5 2
N. McCormick 1 12 12.0 0
A. Burton 1 6 6.0 0
Buffalo Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Cobb 1 26
Ohio Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Drake 1 0
Buffalo Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Venneri 5 233 46.6
Ohio Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Wilson 3 111 37.0
Buffalo Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Ohio Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Wiglusz 2 6 3.0
Buffalo Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Cook Jr. 3 86 28.7
Ohio Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Wilburn 2 32 16.0
M. Cross 1 20 20.0
Buffalo Missed FG
Player Length
Ohio Missed FG
Player Length




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