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Bowling Green beats Buffalo on last-minute TD

Nov 4, 2009 - 5:11 AM AMHERST, N.Y.(AP) -- Tyler Sheehan threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Freddie Barnes with 39 seconds left to give Bowling Green a 30-29 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday night.

The Falcons (4-5, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) rallied from a 13-point deficit as Sheehan threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter. He was 22 for 40 for 313 yards and an interception.

Sheehan directed the winning 11-play, 75-yard drive by completing 6 of 10 passes down the stretch. The go-ahead touchdown came after a holding call erased a completion to Willie Geter, which had set up the Falcons at the Buffalo 6.

Geter finished with 22 yards rushing, including a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs in the first half.

Jeffvon Gill ran for 172 yards and a touchdown for Buffalo (3-6, 1-4 MAC), which rallied from a 20-point deficit in the fourt quarter to win last year's matchup in two overtimes. Gill, a true freshman, was pressed into his first extensive action after ankle injuries sidelined both Ike Nduka and Mario Henry.

Zach Maynard threw for 149 yards, completing 13 of 27 including an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jesse Rack.

Bowling Green blocked two Buffalo punts, the first set up Geters first TD. The second set up a five-play, 17 yard drive in which Sheehan scored from the 4.

Nduka scored a TD on the Bulls first possession with a 3-yard run. Henry scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter.

Buffalo had 411 yards of total offense but was just 5 of 15 on third down.

Bowling Green was 7 of 14 on third downs, converting 3 of 4 chances in the fourth quarter while finishing with 361 total yards.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BOWLING GREEN 7 6 3 14 30
    BUFFALO 7 14 8 0 29 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BUFFALO - TD, IKE NDUKA 3 YD RUN
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK), 4:34.
    BUFFALO 7-0
    BOWLING GREEN - TD, WILLIE GETER 1 YD RUN
    (MATTHEW NORSIC KICK), 10:02.
    BOWLING GREEN 7-7
    2ND QUARTER: BUFFALO - TD, MAR

    Nov 3 10:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BOWLING GREEN
    FREDDIE BARNES 18 YD PASS FROM TYLER SHEEHAN
    (MATTHEW NORSIC KICK)
    BOWLING GREEN 30
    BUFFALO 29 0:33 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Bowling Green 30, Buffalo 29  4th - 0:33Nov 3 10:31 PM
  • 124
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 114 roots (Close Finish)

    Bowling Green 30, Buffalo 29  4th - 0:33Nov 3 10:31 PM
  • 10
    roots
    GGG3 Added 10 roots

    Bowling Green 23, Buffalo 29  4th - 10:34Nov 3 9:51 PM


  • NCAAF
    BOWLING GREEN 23
    BUFFALO 29 10:34 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Bowling Green 23, Buffalo 29  4th - 10:34Nov 3 9:45 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BOWLING GREEN 7 6 3 16
    BUFFALO 7 14 8 29 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BUFFALO - TD, IKE NDUKA 3 YD RUN
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK), 4:34.
    BUFFALO 7-0
    BOWLING GREEN - TD, WILLIE GETER 1 YD RUN
    (MATTHEW NORSIC KICK), 10:02.
    BOWLING GREEN 7-7
    2ND QUARTER: BUFFALO

    Bowling Green 16, Buffalo 29  End of 3rdNov 3 9:45 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BOWLING GREEN
    TYLER SHEEHAN 4 YD RUN
    (MATTHEW NORSIC KICK)
    BOWLING GREEN 23
    BUFFALO 29 10:34 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Bowling Green 23, Buffalo 29  4th - 10:34Nov 3 9:45 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BUFFALO
    JEFFVON GILL 5 YD RUN
    (ZACH MAYNARD RUN FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION)
    BOWLING GREEN 16
    BUFFALO 29 9:07 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Bowling Green 16, Buffalo 29  3rd - 9:07Nov 3 9:10 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG BOWLING GREEN
    MATTHEW NORSIC 34 YD
    BOWLING GREEN 16
    BUFFALO 21 12:23 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Bowling Green 16, Buffalo 21  3rd - 12:23Nov 3 9:00 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BOWLING GREEN 7 6 13
    BUFFALO 7 14 21 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BUFFALO - TD, IKE NDUKA 3 YD RUN
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK), 4:34.
    BUFFALO 7-0
    BOWLING GREEN - TD, WILLIE GETER 1 YD RUN
    (MATTHEW NORSIC KICK), 10:02.
    BOWLING GREEN 7-7
    2ND QUARTER: BUFFALO - T

    Nov 3 8:55 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BUFFALO
    JESSE RACK 18 YD PASS FROM ZACH MAYNARD
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK)
    BOWLING GREEN 13
    BUFFALO 21 2:34 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bowling Green 13, Buffalo 21  2nd - 2:34Nov 3 8:20 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BOWLING GREEN
    WILLIE GETER 1 YD RUN
    (PAT FAILED)
    BOWLING GREEN 13
    BUFFALO 14 6:16 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bowling Green 13, Buffalo 14  2nd - 6:16Nov 3 8:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BUFFALO
    MARIO HENRY 2 YD RUN
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK)
    BOWLING GREEN 7
    BUFFALO 14 6:32 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Bowling Green 7, Buffalo 14  2nd - 6:32Nov 3 7:50 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BOWLING GREEN 7 7
    BUFFALO 7 7 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: BUFFALO - TD, IKE NDUKA 3 YD RUN
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK), 4:34.
    BUFFALO 7-0
    BOWLING GREEN - TD, WILLIE GETER 1 YD RUN
    (MATTHEW NORSIC KICK), 10:02.
    BOWLING GREEN 7-7

    Nov 3 7:40 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BOWLING GREEN
    WILLIE GETER 1 YD RUN
    (MATTHEW NORSIC KICK)
    BOWLING GREEN 7
    BUFFALO 7 4:58 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Bowling Green 7, Buffalo 7  1st - 4:58Nov 3 7:30 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BUFFALO
    IKE NDUKA 3 YD RUN
    (A.J. PRINCIPE KICK)
    BOWLING GREEN 0
    BUFFALO 7 10:26 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Bowling Green 0, Buffalo 7  1st - 10:26Nov 3 7:20 PM