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Temple football suffers letdown loss against Buffalo

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Temple football suffers letdown loss against Buffalo

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jaret Patterson ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns to lead Buffalo to a 38-22 victory over Temple on Saturday.

Buffalo's first drive stalled at their 45-yard line when Christian Braswell picked off a Matt Myers' pass. Anthony Russo then led the Owls (2-1) on a 12-play drive, capped by his 2-yard touchdown toss to Isaiah Wright. The Bulls (2-2) scored the next 24 points.

A fumbled punt led to Patterson's 4-yard touchdown run. Ledarius Mack sacked Russo and forced a fumble, and the Bulls scored three plays later on Myer's 7-yard TD run. Patterson ran for 52 yards on nine carries, and Kevin Marks capped that drive with a 9-yard touchdown run to end the half with the Bulls up 24-7.

Patterson ran it in from the 3-yard line in the third quarter and Joey Banks returned an interception 46 yards for a score to push Buffalo's lead to 38-10 with 9:43 remaining.

Russo finished 18-of-40 passing for 190 yards with two touchdown passes and three interceptions for the Owls.

No. 15 Penn State shrugs off slow start to beat Buffalo

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No. 15 Penn State shrugs off slow start to beat Buffalo

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sean Clifford threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns and No. 15 Penn State overcame a halftime deficit to beat Buffalo 45-13 on Saturday night.

Trailing 10-7 at half, the Nittany Lions (1-0) took the lead for good when John Reid ran back an interception 37 yards for a touchdown early in the third.

Clifford opened the scoring with a 28-yard pass to Jahan Dotson on Penn State's second drive of the game. He tossed a pair of TDs to tight end Pat Freiermuth in the third quarter and Noah Cain added a 2-yard TD run to give Penn State a 35-13 lead heading into the fourth.

Jake Pinegar added a 32-yard field goal for the Nittany Lions and Clifford found Dotson again in the fourth. Clifford finished as Penn State's leading rusher with 11 carries for 49 yards.

Jaret Patterson led Buffalo (1-1) with 75 yards on 23 carries. Matt Myers was 16 for 31 for 236 yards with a touchdown pass to tight end Julien Bourassa late in the second quarter.

Alex McNulty kicked a pair of field goals for the Bulls.

The takeaway

Buffalo: The daunting environment didn't seem to bother the young Bulls. They controlled the pace in the first half, running 46 plays for 27 yards to Penn State's 20 plays and 82 yards.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions' strength is their defensive line and Buffalo's offensive front did a good job neutralizing Yetur Gross-Matos and his teammates for most of the first half. In the meantime, Clifford and his receivers were able to create some chemistry.

Poll implications 

Penn State cleaned up its mistakes at halftime, won going away and shouldn't be penalized for its slow start.

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Buffalo plays at Liberty Saturday.

Penn State hosts Pittsburgh Saturday.

Temple slips to 0-2 with heartbreaking loss to Buffalo

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Temple slips to 0-2 with heartbreaking loss to Buffalo

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Tyree Jackson passed for 275 yards and three touchdowns, and Kevin Marks ran for 138 yards and two scores to propel Buffalo to a 36-29 victory over Temple on Saturday.

It gave the Bulls their first 2-0 start since 1983 and their first as an FBS member.

Jackson dumped a pass off to Anthony Johnson, who broke a pair of tackles for a 29-yard TD with 59 seconds left. Temple moved to midfield but Buffalo wrapped up the victory on a strip-sack.

Temple trailed at halftime but opened the second half by going 74 yards in six plays, scoring on Frank Nutile's 44-yard hookup with Randle Jones to take a 14-12 lead.

The Bulls (2-0) regained the lead after Cameron Lewis picked off Nutile and Marks later scored on a 1-yard plunge for a 19-14 lead. Adam Mitcheson's 46-yard field goal made it 22-14.

Temple pulled even when Ty Mason blocked a Buffalo punt and recovered the ball in the end zone, and Nutile connected with Ventell Bryant for a 2-point conversion to make it 22-all. The Bulls scored on Jackson's 5-yard strike to Antonio Nunn for a 29-22 lead.

The Owls (0-2) used a 50-yard run by Ryquell Armstead to set up Nutile's 3-yard scoring lob to Mack to pull even at 29 with 4:53 left.