AMHERST, N.Y.(AP) Tyler Sheehan threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Freddie Barnes with 39 seconds left to give Bowling Green a 30-29 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday night.
The Falcons (4-5, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) rallied from a 13-point deficit as Sheehan threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter. He was 22 for 40 for 313 yards and an interception.
Sheehan directed the winning 11-play, 75-yard drive by completing 6 of 10 passes down the stretch. The go-ahead touchdown came after a holding call erased a completion to Willie Geter , which had set up the Falcons at the Buffalo 6.
Geter finished with 22 yards rushing, including a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs in the first half.
Jeffvon Gill ran for 172 yards and a touchdown for Buffalo (3-6, 1-4 MAC), which rallied from a 20-point deficit in the fourt quarter to win last year's matchup in two overtimes. Gill, a true freshman, was pressed into his first extensive action after ankle injuries sidelined both Ike Nduka and Mario Henry .
Zach Maynard threw for 149 yards, completing 13 of 27 including an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jesse Rack .
Bowling Green blocked two Buffalo punts, the first set up Geters first TD. The second set up a five-play, 17 yard drive in which Sheehan scored from the 4.
Nduka scored a TD on the Bulls first possession with a 3-yard run. Henry scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter.
Buffalo had 411 yards of total offense but was just 5 of 15 on third down.
Bowling Green was 7 of 14 on third downs, converting 3 of 4 chances in the fourth quarter while finishing with 361 total yards.