TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Bruce Gradkowski threw for 186 yards and
three touchdowns to lead Toledo to a 38-15 win over Buffalo on
Quinton Broussard and Trinity Dawson both rushed for 119 yards
for the Rockets (6-1, 4-0 Mid-American Conference). Broussard also
had a 10-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.
Buffalo's Drew Willy completed 18 of 31 passes for 241 yards and
a touchdown. He also threw an interception and was sacked four
Willy found Chad Upshaw for a 6-yard TD pass and Andrae Smith
sacked Gradkowski in the end zone to record a safety to help the
Bulls take a 12-10 lead in the second quarter.
The Rockets bounced back right before halftime. Gradkowski
finished off a 5-play, 67-yard drive with a 13-yard touchdown pass
to Steve Odom to make it 17-12 Toledo with 44 seconds remaining in
Gradkowski tossed a 70-yard TD pass to Andrew Hawkins in the
third to give the Rockets a 24-12 lead.
Gerr McGroarty kicked two field goals for Buffalo (0-7, 0-4),
which had three turnovers.
Richard Davis finished off the scoring with a 7-yard scoring run
with 28 seconds left in the game for Toledo, which tied a school
record with its 17th straight home victory.
The Rockets also won 17 straight from 1999-2002 and 1969-71.
Toledo is 34-1 in its last 35 games at the Glass Bowl.
Buffalo's Steven King also had 22 carries for 67 yards.
Steve Spurrier, the visor-slinging, slick-talking "Head Ball Coach" who is the second-winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history, announced his resignation on Tuesday.
USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke Tuesday about the decision to fire head coach Steve Sarkisian, calling it "very difficult," while also defending his handling of the situation.
The University of Texas said Bevo XIV, the longhorn steer mascot whose given name is Sunrise Studly, was diagnosed with bovine leukemia virus last week.
Steve Sarkisian has been plagued of late by apparent substance-related circumstances, including arriving to team facilities appearing intoxicated Sunday, according to sources.
Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance found in a supplement, coach Jim McElwain announced Monday.
A former Texas A&M football recruit randomly attacked a jogger, using a "large-bladed knife" to repeatedly strike the man and lodging the weapon in his head, according to police documents.