NCAAF Game Recap - Buffalo at Kent State
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:00 PM EST

LSU
58
Miss
37
F
OHSt
56
Rut
21
F
Wake
3
Clem
52
F
Ala
38
MisSt
7
F
UGA
21
Aub
14
F
Ariz
6
Oreg
34
F
Minn
19
Iowa
23
F
UCLA
3
Utah
49
F
Ind
27
PSU
34
F
Okla
34
Bayl
31
F
Fla
23
Mizzu
6
F
MSU
10
Mich
44
F
Wisc
37
Neb
21
F
Navy
20
ND
52
F
Cin
20
SoFL
17
F
Mem
45
Hou
27
F
NM
9
Boise
42
F
Tex
21
IASt
23
F
Kans
13
OkSt
31
F
E Mi
42
Akr
14
F
WestMI
37
Ohio
34
F OT
NIU
31
Toled
28
F
BGSU
3
MiaOH
44
F
Buff
27
Kent
30
F
UNC
27
Pitt
34
F OT
LaTec
10
Marsh
31
F
Fres
7
SDSU
17
F
Tul
21
Temp
29
F
TCU
33
TxTch
31
F
UMass
6
NW
45
F
AlaSt
12
FlaSt
49
F
VMI
6
Army
47
F
UTEP
10
UAB
37
F
Troy
63
TxSt
27
F
CoCar
27
ArkSt
28
F
ULMon
29
GaSo
51
F
IdSt
10
BYU
42
F
C Mi
45
Ball
44
F
KY
38
Vand
14
F
WVU
24
K St
20
F
VaTec
45
GATec
0
F
(N/A)
28
NMSt
41
F
Hawaii
21
UNLV
7
F
Wyo
21
UtSt
26
F
Syr
49
Duke
6
F
Stan
22
WaSt
49
F
Rice
31
MidTN
28
F
ULLaf
37
SoAl
27
F
SMiss
36
UTSA
17
F
AF
38
ColSt
21
F
App
56
GASt
27
F
AzSt
34
OreSt
35
F
SCar
6
TxAM
30
F
Lou
34
NCSt
20
F
USC
41
Cal
17
F

Nov 14, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Buffalo (5-5)

7

10

7

3

27

Kent State (4-6)

0

6

0

24

30

Kent St. scores 24 in last 8 minutes, beats Buffalo 30-27
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:07 PM

KENT, Ohio (AP) Dustin Crum threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, Matthew Trickett kicked a 44-yard field goal as time expired, and Kent State scored 24 consecutive points in the final eight minutes to beat Buffalo 30-27 on Thursday night.

Kavious Price - a 5-foot-6, 166-pound receiver - appeared to be stopped short on a third-and-7 with about two minutes left but dragged a defender to the line to gain and then on third-and-6 from the Buffalo 44 with 11 seconds to go Crum hit Price for a 17-yard gain to set up Trickett's winner.

Alex McNulty's 31-yard field goal with 11:18 left in the game gave the Bulls (5-5, 3-3 Mid-American Conference) a 27-6 lead but Kent State responded with an 11-play, 76-yard drive capped by Xavier Williams' 7-yard touchdown run less than four minutes later. Trickett then recovered his own onside kick and, two plays later, Crum hit Williams for a 41-yard score to make it 27-20 with 7:12 to play. Buffalo went three-and-out, Dante Cephas blocked the ensuing punt and Jeremiah Salaam recovered it at the 4. On fourth-and-goal Crum's 5-yard TD pass to Mike Carrigan made it 27-all with 4:52 remaining.

Jaret Patterson had 141 yards rushing on 30 carries for the Bulls. The sophomore, who ran for 1,013 yards last season, has 1,136 yards rushing this year and is the second player (James Starks) in program history with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.

Trickett made field goals of 23 and 33 yards in the second quarter.

Kent State (4-6, 3-3) had 172 of its 284 total yards, and 10 of its 18 first downs, in the fourth quarter.

Passing

Buff Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Vantrease 22 9 40.9 1 134 31 0 76.7
Kent Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Crum 25 16 64.0 2 165 41 1 92.9

Rushing

Buff Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Patterson 30 141 4.7 16 0
K. Marks Jr. 15 53 3.5 17 1
Kent Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
X. Williams 9 42 4.7 20 1
J. Bangda 8 38 4.8 17 0

Receiving

Buff Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Lee 4 58 14.5 30 1
Z. Lefebvre 2 43 21.5 31 0
Kent Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
X. Williams 2 56 28.0 41 1
M. Carrigan 7 43 6.1 13 1

Fumbles

Returning

Buff KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
R. Cook Jr. 1 43.0 0 43 2 -3.5 0 2
Kent KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Parker 4 30.8 0 53 2 9.0 0 16
W. Matthews 1 19.0 0 19 0 - 0 0

Punting

Buff Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Baltar 4 145 36.3 43
Kent Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Adams 6 252 42.0 46

Takeaways

Buff Int Yds InTD
J. Banks 1 18 0

Team Stats Comparison

Buff Kent
Points For 27 30
Total Yards 379 284
Rushing Yards 245 119
Passing Yards 134 165
Passing Completions / Attempts 9/22 16/25
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 0/0
First Downs 22 18
Penalties - Yards 5/55 8/59
Time Of Possession 28:28 32:32
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/16 8/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 5/29 6/42

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Buff Kent
Buff 3:34 TD Daniel Lee 30 yd pass from Kyle Vantrease (Alex McNulty kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter Buff Kent
Buff 0:21 TD Kyle Vantrease 1 yd run (Alex McNulty kick) 14 0
Buff 5:49 FG Alex McNulty 31 yd FG 17 0
Kent 9:16 FG Matthew Trickett 23 yd FG 17 3
Kent 15:00 FG Matthew Trickett 33 yd FG 17 6
3rd Quarter Buff Kent
Buff 11:09 TD Kevin Marks 2 yd run (Alex McNulty kick) 24 6
4th Quarter Buff Kent
Buff 3:42 FG Alex McNulty 31 yd FG 27 6
Kent 7:21 TD Xavier Williams 7 yd run (Matthew Trickett kick) 27 13
Kent 7:48 TD Xavier Williams 41 yd pass from Dustin Crum (Matthew Trickett kick) 27 20
Kent 10:08 TD Mike Carrigan 5 yd pass from Dustin Crum (Matthew Trickett kick) 27 27
Kent 15:00 FG Matthew Trickett 44 yd FG 27 30

Game Information

Stadium: Dix Stadium, Kent, Ohio
Attendance: 8,450
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