FAU kicks off to Buffalo. Joseph sends it into the end zone. Underway in Buffalo.
FAU LB Azeez Al-Shaair expected to play but not on the field to start the game. Hosea Barnwell gets the start.
Lane Kiffin said he was worried about stopping Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson. First Bulls possession ends in Jackson rushing TD. Buffalo 7, FAU 0 1Q
Buffalo marched 75 yards on 9 plays. Jackson rushed for 15 yards and threw for 35 on the drive.
Jason Driskel gets the start for FAU. First play throws a duck that should have been picked off.
Driskel’s third pass is picked off. Buffalo takes over inside own 25. A couple of terrible decisions by Driskel.
Buffalo plows through FAU’s porous defense again. Jackson with his 2nd TD run of the day. Buffalo 14, FAU 0, 1Q
Start of the game looks like a repeat of the Wisconsin loss. FAU defense getting blown off the line. Bulls moving at will.
Running game carrying the load for FAU. Kerrith Whyte rushes untouched for a 37-yard TD. Buffalo 14, FAU 7 1Q
FAU has 85 rushing yards and 15 passing yards thus far, but one potentially big completion blown dead because of penalty.
Jalen Young leaves with injury. Zyon Gilbert and James Pierre are now the safeties for FAU. Both are true freshmen. Owls force 1st punt.
First quarter is complete. FAU trails Buffalo 14-7, but the Owls have the ball.
Now it’s the Owls’ turn to open huge holes. Devin Singletary the beneficiary. Second FAU TD run of more than 30 yards. FAU and Buf tied at 14.
Jalen Young back in the game, but Hosea Barnwell with a completely unnecessary targeting penalty. He’s ejected. Started for injured Al-Shaair.
FAU defensive players getting their feet under them. Owls with a second consecutive stop. FAU with the ball and the chance to take the lead.
Gobbling huge chunks of yardage running the ball, FAU elects to throw a couple passes, then punt. FAU 14, Buffalo 14 2Q
FAU is averaging 10.6 yards per rush in the game. Already have 180 on the ground. 43 passing yards. Driskel is 6 of 11.
If FAU ever figures out how to pass the ball, this offense could be really fun to watch.
Ernest Bagner with a sack, forcing a punt from Buffalo. Willie Wright returns punt inside 20.
Holding penalty negates Motor TD run. Greg Joseph 35 FG gives FAU first lead. FAU 17, Buffalo 14. 2Q
The 8 penalties FAU committed against Bethune last week upset Kiffin. Guess how he’s feeling now. Owls already flagged 7 times.
Buffalo in the midst of a 12 play drive, eating up the clock as they go. Bulls at FAU 5 with 1 minute remaining in half.
FAU using its timeouts on defense in hopes of getting the ball back with enough time to score before half.
FAU N Quran Hafiz with a huge hit sends Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson to the sideline.
Buffalo QB Jackson limps to locker room before half ends. Buffalo ties game with 23-yd FG on half’s final play. FAU 17, Buf 17 H
FAU QB Jason Driskel goes 6-of-11 for 43 yards in 1st half. RB Devin Singletary 1 yard shy of 100. Buffalo rushed for 110 yards 1st half.
Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson out for the game with a knee injury.
Jason Driskel starts the second half at QB for FAU.
FAU begins the half by going three and out. Driskel nearly picked off. Buffalo takes over without starting QB.
Buffalo gains 38 yards on three consecutive plays but still faces a 4th and 2 from midfield. Bulls elect to punt. Owls ball, tied 17-17 3Q
FAU picks up a couple of first downs before Ryan Rickel’s punt pins Buffalo inside its own 10. Owls and Bulls still tied at 17. 3Q
Buffalo has only scored 3 second-half points this year. Now the Bulls will have to outscore the Owls while using 2nd string QB.
Buffalo chews up clock, takes the ball right at FAU, marches 92 yards for a TD. Buffalo 24, FAU 17 Late 3Q.
Buffalo ate up more than 6 minutes of the third quarter on that drive. That’s the Bulls first second-half TD of the year.
Three-and-out for FAU ends with a sack of Driskel. Owls punt the ball back to Buffalo. Can FAU stop the run? Buffalo 24, FAU 17. Late 3Q
Haiden Nagel with a sack on the last play of the third quarter. Moving to the fourth, FAU trails Buffalo 24-17.
Buffalo eats 4 minutes off the fourth quarter clock before kicking 42-yard field goal. Buffalo 27, FAU 17 4Q.
Devin Singletary gets the Owls back within a FG with a 4 yd TD run. Huge catch and run by Harrison Bryant set it up. Buf 27, FAU 24. 4Q
FAU defense gets a stop. Bussey elects not to field the punt. Ball rolls to FAU 9. 4:13 remaining, Buffalo 27, FAU 24
Fourth and 3 from own 16, FAU goes for it and fails. 2:38 remaining. FAU trails Buffalo 27-24. Owls in big trouble.
After two runs get stopped, Buffalo takes to the air and hits a touchdown pass. That might do it. Bulls lead FAU 34-24 with 2:37 remaining.
FAU not out of it yet. Singletary 1-yard run pulls Owls within 3 with 1:13 remaining. Will come down to onside kick. Buf 34, FAU 31.
FAU did recover a surprise onside kick last week vs Bethune.
Rickel handles onside kick. Buffalo covers it. It will take a miracle for FAU to win now.
Disappointing loss for FAU. Buffalo defeats Florida Atlantic 34-31.