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
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
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.