Buffalo 40

(1-1, 0-1 MAC)

Bowling Green 48

(1-1, 1-0 MAC)

3:00 PM ET, September 9, 2006

Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH

1 2 3 4 OT T
BUFF 7 10 10 0 1340
BGSU 14 0 6 7 2148

Top Performers

Passing: A. Turner (BGSU) - 204 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: F. Barnes (BGSU) - 20 CAR, 99 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Ruiz (BGSU) - 4 REC, 62 YDS, 2 TD

Bowling Green 48, Buffalo 40 (3OT)

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Anthony Turner threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Ruben Ruiz and Jacob Hardwick forced a fumble on the last play of the third overtime to give Bowling Green a 48-40 victory over Buffalo on Saturday night.

Turner, who completed 16 of 23 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 127 yards on 23 carries, tossed a 17-yard scoring pass to Ruiz with 1:30 left in regulation to send the game into overtime.

It took the Falcons (1-1, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) just four plays to score on Turner's 7-yard pass to Ruiz in the third overtime. Buffalo (1-1, 0-1) then took over at the 25 but on fourth and 1 from the 16, Steven King took a handoff and Hardwick knocked the ball loose. The play was blown dead -- and the game ended -- when Buffalo quarterback Drew Willy recovered and tried to advance the ball.

In the second overtime, Jare Patterson scored on a 1-yard run for the Bulls before the extra-point kick was blocked. The Falcons scored on the next play, with Turner tossing a 25-yard pass to Brandon Jones. Alonso Rojas, needing only to convert the point-after kick to win the game, shanked it to send the teams to the third overtime.

Turner opened the scoring on a 9-yard run, and Freddie Barnes rushed for 99 yards on 20 carries and added touchdown runs of 1 and 13 yards. Dan Macon carried 12 times for 97 yards, including a 25-yard scoring run.

Willy completed 21 of 32 passes for 138 yards for the Bulls. Steven King, Willy and Patterson each ran for touchdowns.