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Buffalo holds off Kent State 9-6

Nov 28, 2009 - 12:39 AM KENT, Ohio(AP) -- A.J. Principe made a 22-yard field goal with 5 seconds left that sealed Buffalo's 9-6 win over Kent State in the season finale for both teams on Friday.

Principe's game-winning kick made him Buffalo's all-time leading scorer with 224 points.

After Principe's second 24-yard field goal put Buffalo up 6-3 in the fourth quarter, Kent State's Dri Archer returned a kickoff 77 yards to the Buffalo 13-yard line. But the Buffalo (5-7, 3-5 Mid-American Conference) defense held the Golden Flashes (5-7, 4-4) to a game-tying, Freddy Cortez 26-yard field goal with 5:25 to play.

Buffalo then drove 63 yards in 5:16, setting up Principe's winning kick.

Brandon Thermilus rushed for 123 yards for Buffalo.

The Bulls defense held Kent State to a season-low 159 offensive yards.

Cortez also kicked a 39-yard field goal for Kent State.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 3 0 6 9
    KENT ST 0 0 3 6 9 GOING INTO OVERTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    2ND QUARTER: BUFFALO - FG, A.J. PRINCIPE 24 YD,
    9:37. BUFFALO 3-0
    3RD QUARTER: KENT ST - FG, FREDDY CORTEZ 39 YD,
    14:45. KENT ST 3-3
    4TH QUARTER: BUFFALO - FG, A.J. PRINCIPE 24 YD,
    7:09. BUFFALO 6-3
    KENT

    Buffalo 9, Kent State 6  FinalNov 27 4:58 PM
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    Buffalo 9, Kent State 9  4th - 0:05Nov 27 4:58 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG KENT ST
    FREDDY CORTEZ 26 YD
    BUFFALO 9
    KENT ST 9 5:16 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Buffalo 9, Kent State 9  4th - 5:16Nov 27 4:48 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG KENT ST
    FREDDY CORTEZ 26 YD
    BUFFALO 9
    KENT ST 6 5:25 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Buffalo 9, Kent State 6  4th - 5:25Nov 27 4:48 PM
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    Buffalo 9, Kent State 6  4th - 5:25Nov 27 4:48 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG BUFFALO
    A.J. PRINCIPE 24 YD
    BUFFALO 9
    KENT ST 3 7:51 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Buffalo 9, Kent State 3  4th - 7:51Nov 27 4:43 PM
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    Buffalo 9, Kent State 3  4th - 7:51Nov 27 4:43 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG BUFFALO
    A.J. PRINCIPE 24 YD
    BUFFALO 6
    KENT ST 3 7:51 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Buffalo 6, Kent State 3  4th - 7:51Nov 27 4:38 PM
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    Buffalo 6, Kent State 3  4th - 7:51Nov 27 4:38 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 3 0 3
    KENT ST 0 0 3 3 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    2ND QUARTER: BUFFALO - FG, A.J. PRINCIPE 24 YD,
    9:37. BUFFALO 3-0
    3RD QUARTER: KENT ST - FG, FREDDY CORTEZ 39 YD,
    14:45. KENT ST 3-3

    Nov 27 4:28 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG KENT ST
    FREDDY CORTEZ 39 YD
    BUFFALO 3
    KENT ST 3 0:15 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Buffalo 3, Kent State 3  3rd - 0:15Nov 27 4:18 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 3 3
    KENT ST 0 0 0 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    2ND QUARTER: BUFFALO - FG, A.J. PRINCIPE 24 YD,
    9:37. BUFFALO 3-0

    Nov 27 3:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG BUFFALO
    A.J. PRINCIPE 24 YD
    BUFFALO 3
    KENT ST 0 5:23 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Buffalo 3, Kent State 0  2nd - 5:23Nov 27 2:58 PM
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    Buffalo 0, Kent State 0  2nd - 15:00Nov 27 2:51 PM


  • SCORING SUMMARY

    Nov 27 2:33 PM