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Buffalo 34, Toledo 27

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BUFFALO, N.Y. - Cole Snyder ran for one touchdown and threw for another as Buffalo scored 24 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to come from behind to beat Toledo, 34-27 and go to 4-0 in the Mid-American Conference.

Toledo held Buffalo without an offensive touchdown in the first half, led 20-7 at intermission and pushed its lead to 27-10 midway through the third quarter.

Buffalo's defense provided the spark for the Bulls' comeback. Keyshawn Cobb forced a fumble and Jahmin Muse scooped up the high bounce and scored on a 72-yard run to get Buffalo on the board in the first half. Marcus Fuqua had three of the team's four interceptions on Toledo quarterback Dequan Finn and the defense forced the Rockets into three fumbles, recovering two, including a key fumble in the third quarter when Isaiah King ran down Jacquez Stuart in the open field, stripped the ball and recovered it to help jump start the comeback.

Snyder scored from five yards out with 13:13 left in the game, then found Jamari Gassett in the open field and he juked past his defender to score on a 32-yard run to cut the Toledo lead to 27-24 with 9:35 left. Ron Cook broke free 90 seconds later for a 30-yard touchdown to give Buffalo the lead.

Alex McNulty kicked field goals from 40- and 42-yards out for the Bulls (5-3, 4-0). Snyder was 22 of 39 passing for 245 yards and Cook finished with 118 yards on 18 carries.

Finn was 25 of 47 for 249 yards and a touchdown to go with his four interceptions and ran for two touchdowns for the Rockets (5-3, 3-1). Stuart had 107 yards on 14 carries.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ToledoBuff
Toledo TD 2:14 Jamal Turner 26 yd pass from Dequan Finn (Thomas Cluckey kick) 7 0
Second Quarter ToledoBuff
Toledo FG 11:50 Thomas Cluckey 39 yd FG 10 0
Buff TD 10:36 Jahmin Muse 72 yd fumble return (Alex McNulty kick) 10 7
Toledo TD 8:17 Dequan Finn 17 yd run (Thomas Cluckey kick) 17 7
Toledo FG 1:47 Thomas Cluckey 23 yd FG 20 7
Third Quarter ToledoBuff
Buff FG 11:31 Alex McNulty 40 yd FG 20 10
Toledo TD 6:09 Dequan Finn 3 yd run (Thomas Cluckey kick) 27 10
Fourth Quarter ToledoBuff
Buff TD 13:13 Cole Snyder 5 yd run (Alex McNulty kick) 27 17
Buff TD 9:35 Jamari Gassett 32 yd pass from Cole Snyder (Alex McNulty kick) 27 24
Buff TD 8:06 Ron Cook Jr. 30 yd run (Alex McNulty kick) 27 31
Buff FG 0:47 Alex McNulty 42 yd FG 27 34
Team Stats
  Toledo Buffalo
First downs 22 19
  Rushing 9 10
  Passing 12 9
  Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Efficiency 6-18, 33% 5-16, 31%
4th down efficiency 3-5, 60% 0-3, 0%
Rushes-Yards 38-198 38-153
Passing Yards 240 245
Return Yards 98 104
Completions-Attempts-Int 25-48-4 22-39-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--10 3--27
Punts 3 4
Punts-Average 51 35.3
Fumbles Lost 2-2 1-1
Penalties - Yards 5-30 4-35
Time of Possession 32:57 27:03
Toledo Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Finn 25 47 240 1 4
Buffalo Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Snyder 22 39 245 1 0
Toledo Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Stuart 14 107 7.6 0
D. Finn 14 66 4.7 2
P. Boone 4 10 2.5 0
M. Kelly 5 8 1.6 0
D. Maddox 1 7 7.0 0
Buffalo Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Cook Jr. 18 118 6.6 1
M. Washington 10 36 3.6 0
A. Henderson 1 1 1.0 0
C. Snyder 9 -2 -0.2 1
Toledo Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Newton 6 54 9.0 0
M. Barkley 3 39 13.0 0
J. Turner 3 36 12.0 1
T. Zsiros 2 36 18.0 0
D. Maddox 4 34 8.5 0
P. Boone 4 20 5.0 0
J. Stuart 1 8 8.0 0
M. Kelly 1 7 7.0 0
L. Kuhl 1 6 6.0 0
Buffalo Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Gassett 4 69 17.3 1
R. Cook Jr. 3 40 13.3 0
Q. Williams 5 37 7.4 0
R. Mangas 2 30 15.0 0
J. Marshall 3 26 8.7 0
B. Curry 2 21 10.5 0
C. Harrity 1 8 8.0 0
T. Borland 1 7 7.0 0
R. Embry 1 7 7.0 0
Toledo Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Buffalo Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Fuqua 3 21
C. Offord 1 8
Toledo Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Batzke 3 153 51.0
Buffalo Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Venneri 4 141 35.3
Toledo Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Beale 2 65 32.5
Buffalo Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Toledo Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Stuart 2 33 16.5
Buffalo Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Cook Jr. 4 75 18.8
Toledo Missed FG
Player Length
Buffalo Missed FG
Player Length
A. McNulty 57




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