AKRON, Ohio -- Ledarius Mack and Kadofi Wright each scored on fumble recoveries and Buffalo blanked winless Akron, 21-0 in a Mid-America Conference battle between teams still looking for a conference victory Saturday.
The win was the second road MAC shutout and first road win of the year for the Bulls.
Kevin Marks capped 75-yard drive that covered almost eight minutes of the second quarter by punching in from 2-yards out for the game's lone offensive touchdown, giving the Bulls a 7-0 lead at intermission.
Taylor Riggins stripped Zach Gibson and Mack scooped up the loose ball and returned it for a touchdown to make it 14-0 after three quarters. Wright recovered a fumble in the Akron end zone for a touchdown with 7:54 left in the game.
Each team missed two field goal attempts in the game and each team struggled to move the ball. Kyle Vantease was 14 of 23 passing for just 65 yards for Buffalo (3-4, 1-2), but the Bulls ran for 189 on 42 carries. Gibson was 22 of 39 for 193 yards passing for Akron (0-7, 0-3), but the Zips managed just three net yards rushing.
SEC acknowledges replay error as Ole Miss' Lane Kiffin fined $25K for retweeting officiating critique
Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin was fined $25,000 on Monday for retweeting a post that called SEC officiating a disgrace, the same day the SEC acknowledged it should have stopped play to review a fourth-quarter kickoff during Saturday's Auburn-Ole Miss game.
R&B Breakdown: How does the Air Raid work?
Thinking Out Loud's Richard Johnson and Brandon Boykin take a deeper look at the intricate details behind Mississippi State's Air Raid.
The coronavirus and college sports: NCAA reopening plans, latest news, program cuts, more
Postponed and canceled games, positive tests sending coaches and players into isolation ... yes, it's still 2020. Here's the latest on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the college sports world.
Saturday's San Jose State-New Mexico football game relocated to San Jose
San Jose State's football game at New Mexico on Saturday has been relocated to San Jose as a result of public health orders in New Mexico.
UNLV Rebels to be first team to play in front of fans at Las Vegas Raiders' new stadium
UNLV will be allowed to host around 2,000 fans at Allegiant Stadium, making the Rebels the first team to have spectators at the Las Vegas Raiders' new stadium.
Hall of Fame Jackson State football coach W.C. Gorden dies at 90
W.C. Gorden, a Hall of Fame coach who led Jackson State's football team to a 28-game SWAC winning streak, died Friday.