Scores

Final

Bowling Green 30

(4-5, 3-2 MAC)

Buffalo 29

(3-6, 1-4 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN2

7:00 PM ET, November 3, 2009

UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY

1 2 3 4 T
BGSU 7 6 3 1430
BUFF 7 14 8 029

Top Performers

Passing: T. Sheehan (BGSU) - 313 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Gill (BUFF) - 23 CAR, 172 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: F. Barnes (BGSU) - 8 REC, 122 YDS, 1 TD

Bowling Green rallies from 13 down to beat Buffalo

Associated Press

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Tyler Sheehan threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Freddie Barnes with 39 seconds left to give Bowling Green a 30-29 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday night.

The Falcons (4-5, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) rallied from a 13-point deficit as Sheehan threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter. He was 22 for 40 for 313 yards and an interception.

Sheehan directed the winning 11-play, 75-yard drive by completing 6 of 10 passes down the stretch. The go-ahead touchdown came after a holding call erased a completion to Willie Geter, which had set up the Falcons at the Buffalo 6.

Geter finished with 22 yards rushing, including a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs in the first half.

Jeffvon Gill ran for 172 yards and a touchdown for Buffalo (3-6, 1-4 MAC), which rallied from a 20-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win last year's matchup in two overtimes. Gill, a true freshman, was pressed into his first extensive action after ankle injuries sidelined both Ike Nduka and Mario Henry.

Zach Maynard threw for 149 yards, completing 13 of 27 including an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jesse Rack.

Bowling Green blocked two Buffalo punts, the first set up Geter's first TD. The second set up a five-play, 17 yard drive in which Sheehan scored from the 4.

Nduka scored a TD on the Bulls' first possession with a 3-yard run. Henry scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter.

Buffalo had 411 yards of total offense but was just 5 of 15 on third down.

Bowling Green was 7 of 14 on third downs, converting 3 of 4 chances in the fourth quarter while finishing with 361 total yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BGSU
BUFF
1st Downs2023
Total Yards361411
Passing313149
Rushing48262
Penalties8-6510-123
3rd Down Conversions7-145-15
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers20
Possession25:5434:06

Passing Leaders

Bowling GreenC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sheehan22/403137.811
BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Maynard13/271495.510

Rushing Leaders

Bowling GreenCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sheehan6203.319
Geter15130.927
BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gill231727.5133
Maynard10383.8011

Receiving Leaders

Bowling GreenRECYDSAVGTDLG
Barnes812215.3123
Geter37123.7043
BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hamlin35418.0030
Rack23819.0120

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBGSUBUFF
TD10:26Ike Nduka 3 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 07
TD04:58Willie Geter 1 Yd Run (Matthew Norsic Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERBGSUBUFF
TD13:26Mario Henry 2 Yd Run (A.J. Principe Kick) 714
TD06:16Willie Geter 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1314
TD02:34Jesse Rack 18 Yd Pass From Zach Maynard (A.J. Principe Kick) 1321
THIRD QUARTERBGSUBUFF
FG12:23Matthew Norsic 34 Yd 1621
TD09:07Jeffvon Gill 5 Yd Run (Zach Maynard Run For Two-Point Conversion) 1629
FOURTH QUARTERBGSUBUFF
TD10:34Tyler Sheehan 4 Yd Run (Matthew Norsic Kick) 2329
TD00:39Freddie Barnes 18 Yd Pass From Tyler Sheehan (Matthew Norsic Kick) 3029