Marcus Childers passed for one of Northern Illinois' touchdowns and ran for the other as the Huskies held on through a scoreless second half for a 14-13 win over Buffalo on Saturday.
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Wild history made in the Queen City
Saturday's seven-overtime tussle at University of Buffalo Stadium resulted in the highest-scoring game in FBS history, and the most points by a losing team (68) all-time in FBS. That's a far departure from the last 7-OT contest in FBS, a 25-22 North Texas win over Florida International in 2006.
Jarvion Franklin ran in from the 12 to give Western Michigan a 71-68 victory over Buffalo Saturday in a record-tying seven overtimes with a record-breaking 139 total points.
Emmanuel Reed ran for career bests of 144 yards and three touchdowns to lead Buffalo to a 27-13 victory over Kent State in a Mid-American Conference opener on Saturday.
Drew Anderson threw his first career-touchdown pass for Buffalo, a 20-yarder to Anthony Johnson with 2:37 to play, and the Bulls held on to beat Florida Atlantic 34-31 on Saturday night.
Sturm tops Saturday's QBR performers
With his near-perfect effort (19-of-22, 292 yards, 4 TDs) in UTSA's rout of Southern, Dalton Sturm earned the top QBR from Week 3 according to ESPN's metric, just edging out Wisconsin's Alex Hornibrook, Buffalo's Tyree Jackson and Alabama's Jalen Hurts.
Tyree Jackson threw for one touchdown and ran in another to lead Buffalo in a 33-10 win over Colgate on Saturday night.
Darnell Woolfolk scored on a pair of 1-yard runs in the fourth quarter to lead Army past Buffalo 21-17 on Saturday.
Tyler Johnson had a 61-yard touchdown reception from Conor Rhoda in the first quarter to give Minnesota a spark in coach P.J. Fleck's first game, and the Gophers grinded out a 17-7 victory over Buffalo in the season opener on Thursday night.
Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer
P.J. Fleck gets the 17-7 win over Buffalo in the season opener for Minnesota. The Bulls were 24.5-point underdogs earlier this week. Entering the game, this felt like an opportunity for Fleck to show off. But this is clearly an offense that's still searching for a rhythm.