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Western Michigan beats Buffalo in OT, 34-31

Oct 24, 2009 - 10:07 PM KALAMAZOO, Mich.(AP) -- John Potter's 28-yard field goal in overtime gave Western Michigan a 34-31 victory over Buffalo Saturday in Mid-American Conference play.

The Broncos (4-4, 3-2) were on defense first in the extra period, and when John Rachuna missed on a 43-yard attempt, they needed only to score to win. Five Brandon West rushes put the ball on the Bulls 10 and Potter's kick ended the game. The Bulls (3-5, 1-3) had forced overtime on the final play of regulation on A.J. Principe's 28-yard field goal.

West ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries, and Tim Hiller threw for 350 yards and two touchdowns for Western Michigan. West's second TD put the Broncos ahead 31-28 with 1:58 left in the fourth quarter after Ike Nduka's third touchdown, a 56-yard run, had given the Bulls a 28-24 lead with 5:16 to play. Nduka finished with 172 yards rushing for Buffalo.






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    Buffalo 31, Western Michigan 34  Final - 2OTOct 25 1:06 AM


  • NCAAF FINAL IN OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH
    --- --- --- ---
    BUFFALO 7 0 14 10
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 14 3 7 7
    OT TOTAL
    --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 31
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 3 34 FINAL IN OT
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WESTRN MICHIGAN - TD, ANSEL PONDER 10 YD
    PASS FROM TIM HILLER (JOHN
    POTT

    Oct 24 5:39 PM


  • NCAAF
    BUFFALO 31
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 34 0:00 LEFT, 1ST OT

    Buffalo 31, Western Michigan 34  OTOct 24 5:39 PM


  • NCAAF END, 4TH QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 7 0 14 10 31
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 14 3 7 7 31 GOING INTO OVERTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WESTRN MICHIGAN - TD, ANSEL PONDER 10 YD
    PASS FROM TIM HILLER (JOHN
    POTTER KICK), 4:20. WESTRN
    MICHIGAN 7-0
    BUFFALO - TD, IKE NDUKA 11 YD RUN
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK), 7:43.
    BUFFAL

    Buffalo 31, Western Michigan 31  End of Reg.Oct 24 5:39 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG WESTRN MICHIGAN
    JOHN POTTER 28 YD
    BUFFALO 31
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 34 IN 1ST OT POSSESSION

    Buffalo 31, Western Michigan 34  OTOct 24 5:39 PM
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    Buffalo 31, Western Michigan 31  End of Reg.Oct 24 5:35 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG BUFFALO
    A.J. PRINCIPE 28 YD
    BUFFALO 31
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 31 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Buffalo 31, Western Michigan 31  End of Reg.Oct 24 5:24 PM
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    Buffalo 31, Western Michigan 31  End of Reg.Oct 24 5:24 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD WESTRN MICHIGAN
    BRANDON WEST 3 YD RUN
    (JOHN POTTER KICK)
    BUFFALO 28
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 31 1:58 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Buffalo 28, Western Michigan 31  4th - 1:58Oct 24 5:19 PM
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    Buffalo 28, Western Michigan 31  4th - 1:58Oct 24 5:19 PM
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    Buffalo 28, Western Michigan 24  4th - 5:16Oct 24 5:16 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BUFFALO
    IKE NDUKA 56 YD RUN
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK)
    BUFFALO 28
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 24 5:16 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Buffalo 28, Western Michigan 24  4th - 5:16Oct 24 5:04 PM
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  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 7 0 14 21
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 14 3 7 24 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WESTRN MICHIGAN - TD, ANSEL PONDER 10 YD
    PASS FROM TIM HILLER (JOHN
    POTTER KICK), 4:20. WESTRN
    MICHIGAN 7-0
    BUFFALO - TD, IKE NDUKA 11 YD RUN
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK), 7:43.
    BUFFALO 7-7
    W

    Oct 24 4:48 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BUFFALO
    BRETT HAMLIN 33 YD PASS FROM ZACH MAYNARD
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK)
    BUFFALO 21
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 24 2:43 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Buffalo 21, Western Michigan 24  3rd - 2:43Oct 24 4:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD WESTRN MICHIGAN
    BRANDON WEST 2 YD RUN
    (JOHN POTTER KICK)
    BUFFALO 14
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 24 4:56 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Buffalo 14, Western Michigan 24  3rd - 4:56Oct 24 4:23 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BUFFALO
    IKE NDUKA 2 YD RUN
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK)
    BUFFALO 14
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 17 12:21 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Buffalo 14, Western Michigan 17  3rd - 12:21Oct 24 4:08 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 7 0 7
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 14 3 17 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WESTRN MICHIGAN - TD, ANSEL PONDER 10 YD
    PASS FROM TIM HILLER (JOHN
    POTTER KICK), 4:20. WESTRN
    MICHIGAN 7-0
    BUFFALO - TD, IKE NDUKA 11 YD RUN
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK), 7:43.
    BUFFALO 7-7
    WESTRN MI

    Oct 24 3:58 PM
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    Buffalo 7, Western Michigan 17  2nd - 13:01Oct 24 3:35 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG WESTRN MICHIGAN
    JOHN POTTER 28 YD
    BUFFALO 7
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 17 13:01 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Buffalo 7, Western Michigan 17  2nd - 13:01Oct 24 3:02 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 7 7
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 14 14 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: WESTRN MICHIGAN - TD, ANSEL PONDER 10 YD
    PASS FROM TIM HILLER (JOHN
    POTTER KICK), 4:20. WESTRN
    MICHIGAN 7-0
    BUFFALO - TD, IKE NDUKA 11 YD RUN
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK), 7:43.
    BUFFALO 7-7
    W

    Oct 24 2:52 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD WESTRN MICHIGAN
    ANSEL PONDER 9 YD PASS FROM TIM HILLER
    (JOHN POTTER KICK)
    BUFFALO 7
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 14 2:37 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Buffalo 7, Western Michigan 14  1st - 2:37Oct 24 2:47 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BUFFALO
    IKE NDUKA 11 YD RUN
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK)
    BUFFALO 7
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 7 7:17 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Buffalo 7, Western Michigan 7  1st - 7:17Oct 24 2:32 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD WESTRN MICHIGAN
    ANSEL PONDER 10 YD PASS FROM TIM HILLER
    (JOHN POTTER KICK)
    BUFFALO 0
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 7 10:40 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Buffalo 0, Western Michigan 7  1st - 10:40Oct 24 2:22 PM
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