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Ohio 50, Buffalo 0

September 20, 1997

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) _ Kareem Wilson ran for one touchdown and passed for one and Brian Huston kicked three field goals as Ohio took advantage of four Buffalo turnovers in the first half in a 50-0 victory Saturday.

The margin of victory was Ohio’s largest since the Bobcats beat Western Michigan 67-15 in 1953. It was their biggest shutout win since a 50-0 triumph over Indiana, Pa., in 1957.

The last time Ohio scored more than 50 points was in a 63-15 victory over Northern Illinois in 1976.

It was Buffalo’s worst defeat since a 50-0 loss to Ithaca in 1990. Buffalo (2-2), which joins Ohio in the Mid-American Conference in 1999, was playing its first game against a Division I-A opponent in 27 years.

Ohio (3-1) had 303 yards rushing. The Bobcats completed only one pass, but it went 64 yards from Wilson to Damion Maxwell for a touchdown to make the score 29-0 with 2:03 to play in the first half.

Anthony Swan provided the only bright spot for the Bulls with 107 yards in 28 rushes.

The Bobcats benefited from two Buffalo fumbles and two interceptions in the first half, converting them into 19 points on the way to a 36-0 halftime lead.

A fumbled punt and an interception led to two of Huston’s field goals, including a 49-yarder that gave Ohio a 6-0 lead with 8:50 left in the first quarter.

Sean Williams’ 20-yard return of a fumble off an aborted punt attempt made it 12-0 with 7:24 left in the quarter.

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