Scores

Final

Buffalo 9

(5-7, 3-5 MAC)

Kent State 6

(5-7, 4-4 MAC)

2:00 PM ET, November 27, 2009

Dix Stadium, KENT, OH

1 2 3 4 T
BUFF 0 3 0 69
KENT 0 0 3 36

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Maynard (CAL) - 181 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: B. Thermilus (BUFF) - 29 CAR, 123 YDS

Receiving: B. Hamlin (BUFF) - 5 REC, 86 YDS

Buffalo 9, Kent St. 6

Associated Press

KENT, Ohio -- A.J. Principe made a 22-yard field goal with 5 seconds left that sealed Buffalo's 9-6 win over Kent State in the season finale for both teams on Friday.

Principe's game-winning kick made him Buffalo's all-time leading scorer with 224 points.

After Principe's second 24-yard field goal put Buffalo up 6-3 in the fourth quarter, Kent State's Dri Archer returned a kickoff 77 yards to the Buffalo 13-yard line. But the Buffalo (5-7, 3-5 Mid-American Conference) defense held the Golden Flashes (5-7, 4-4) to a game-tying, Freddy Cortez 26-yard field goal with 5:25 to play.

Buffalo then drove 63 yards in 5:16, setting up Principe's winning kick.

Brandon Thermilus rushed for 123 yards for Buffalo.

The Bulls defense held Kent State to a season-low 159 offensive yards.

Cortez also kicked a 39-yard field goal for Kent State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
KENT
1st Downs208
Total Yards320159
Passing18131
Rushing139128
Penalties2-159-80
3rd Down Conversions6-171-12
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers41
Possession33:4226:18

Passing Leaders

BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Maynard13/321815.702
Kent StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Magazu5/14312.200

Rushing Leaders

BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thermilus291234.2036
Maynard12121.0011
Kent StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Archer10939.3023
Bowman4205.0015

Receiving Leaders

BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hamlin58617.2032
Jackson44711.8035
Kent StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Garner11313.0013
Archer199.009

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERBUFFKENT
FG05:23A.J. Principe 24 Yd 30
THIRD QUARTERBUFFKENT
FG00:15Freddy Cortez 39 Yd 33
FOURTH QUARTERBUFFKENT
FG07:51A.J. Principe 24 Yd 63
FG05:25Freddy Cortez 26 Yd 66
FG00:05A.J. Principe 22 Yd 96