Scores

Final

Duquesne 28

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Buffalo 38

(1-0, 1-0 home)

3:30 PM ET, August 30, 2014

UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY

1 2 3 4 T
DUQ 0 7 14 728
BUFF 14 7 3 1438

Top Performers

Passing: D. Buechel (DUQ) - 322 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: A. Taylor (BUFF) - 30 CAR, 115 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. King (DUQ) - 8 REC, 199 YDS, 2 TD

Licata with 3 TDs, Buffalo beats Duquesne 38-28

Associated Press
4Q BUFF J. Licata pass,to R. Willoughby for 11 yds for a TD, (P. Clarke KICK)
Joe Licata pass complete to Ron Willoughby for 11 yds for a TD
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Joe Licata threw for three touchdowns including two in the fourth quarter to help Buffalo rally past Duquesne 39-28 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

Licata was 25 of 36 for 298 yards passing. Anthone Taylor ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns.

The Bulls took an early lead when Licata found Matt Weiser for a 41-yard touchdown on the game's first drive. Taylor took it in twice in the second quarter for a 21-0 Buffalo lead.

Dillon Buechel connected with Devin Rahming for Duquesne's first score late in the second quarter to trail 21-7 at the break.

In the second half, the Dukes took a 28-24 lead on a Randy Morris TD run and a pair of touchdown passes from Buechel to Chris King.

But Licata wasn't finished, finding Ron Willoughby for two touchdowns on back-to-back possessions in the fourth quarter for the Buffalo win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DUQ
BUFF
1st Downs1826
Total Yards373472
Passing322298
Rushing51174
Penalties3-453-31
3rd Down Conversions6-1611-20
4th Down Conversions2-22-2
Turnovers12
Possession25:1945:36

Passing Leaders

DuquesneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dillon Buechel18/373228.730
BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Joe Licata25/362988.331

Rushing Leaders

DuquesneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Klartel Claridy12393.3013
Ryan Ho6254.206
BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Anthone Taylor301153.8217
Jordan Johnson9384.2011

Receiving Leaders

DuquesneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chris King819924.9288
Kevin Enright14545.0045
BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ron Willoughby1013213.2246
Matt Weiser25226.0141

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDUQBUFF
TD11:49Matt Weiser 41 Yd pass from Joe Licata (Patrick Clarke Kick)Watch Highlight 07
TD7:30Anthone Taylor 11 Yd Run (Patrick Clarke Kick)Watch Highlight 014
SECOND QUARTERDUQBUFF
TD5:24Anthone Taylor 5 Yd Run (Patrick Clarke Kick)Watch Highlight 021
TD1:58Devin Rahming 4 Yd pass from Dillon Buechel (Austin Crimmins Kick)Watch Highlight 721
THIRD QUARTERDUQBUFF
TD11:21Randy Morris 3 Yd Run (Austin Crimmins Kick)Watch Highlight 1421
TD7:04Chris King 88 Yd pass from Dillon Buechel (Austin Crimmins Kick)Watch Highlight 2121
FG1:46Patrick Clarke 24 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 2124
FOURTH QUARTERDUQBUFF
TD14:55Chris King 6 Yd pass from Dillon Buechel (Austin Crimmins Kick)Watch Highlight 2824
TD9:50Ron Willoughby 24 Yd pass from Joe Licata (Patrick Clarke Kick)Watch Highlight 2831
TD1:32Ron Willoughby 11 Yd pass from Joe Licata (Patrick Clarke Kick)Watch Highlight 2838