Lafayette 24, Buffalo 17
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ Quincy Miller caught seven passes for 158 yards and the go-ahead score as Lafayette downed the University of Buffalo 24-17 Saturday afternoon.
It was Leopards coach Bill Russo’s 100th victory.
Miller’s 35-yard touchdown reception from Shawn McHale put the Leopards ahead 7-3, and his 27-yard catch on third-and-19 in the third quarter set up the first of Nino DiMatteo’s two touchdowns to put Lafayette (1-0) up 17-3.
Buffalo’s Anthony Swan threw a 46-yard pass to Rick Sitarek with 3:30 left in the game to cut the lead to 24-10. Keith Hansen then returned an interception 42 yards after Vince Canosa hit McHale’s arm with 2:04 left in the game.
Miller fielded Gerald Carlson’s onside kick, and Lafayette was able to run the clock down to :01. Buffalo quarterback Kevin McGriff’s Hail Mary pass on the last play was incomplete.
McHale completed 20-of-34 passes for 236 yards.