ATHENS, Ohio -- Ryan Boykin ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and Daz'mond Patterson's 100-yard kickoff return propelled Ohio from an early 14-0 deficit to a 38-31 victory over Buffalo Saturday in Mid-American Conference play.
The Bobcats (6-0, 2-0) trailed 14-0 when Patterson's kickoff return kick-started the offense with the first of 24 consecutive points. Beau Blankenship scored on a 14-yard run and Tyler Tettleton hit Tyler Futrell on a 15-yard scoring pass, then Matt Weller's 45-yard field goal stretched the lead to 24-14.
Buffalo's Alex Dennison threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Alex Neutz and Patrick Clarke kicked a 30-yard field to tie the game 24-24 after three quarters. But Boykin scored from the 2-yard line, then broke a 51-yard scoring run for a 38-24 lead. Dennison's 1-yard TD run with 0:08 left cut it to 38-31.
Buffalo's Devin Campbell ran for 159 yards and the game's first touchdown.
South Carolina's loss to The Citadel, coupled with Georgia and Florida struggling in tight victories, was an embarrassment for the conference.
Travis Greene run for 8 yds for a TD (Tyler Tate KICK)
Ryan Graham pass complete to Kenny Golladay for 27 yds for a TD (Christian Hagan KICK)
Ryan Graham pass complete to Juwan Brescacin for a loss of 4 yards to the NoIll 17
Riley Neal pass complete to Chris Shillings for 7 yds for a TD
Chase Herbstreit finishes up the regular season going with Ohio State to knock off Michigan, which doesn't come as a shock to the family.