Penn State vs. Buffalo Score, Recap & Analysis

Penn State 27, Buffalo 14

1. It was a tough start for Penn State, but the offense finally broke through on a 22-yard Brandon Polk run. The Nittany Lions couldn’t start to breathe until early in the fourth on a five-yard DaeSean Hamilton touchdown catch. Saquon Barkley put the game away on a nine-yard scoring grab.
2. Buffalo got two Joe Licata touchdown passes, finding Ron Willoughby for a 14-yarder in the third and a ten-yard play to Marcus McGill in the fourth.
3. How many sacks on Christian Hackenberg? Zero. Penn State came up with six sacks.

Penn State

– Christian Hackenberg completed 14-of-27 passes for 128 yards and a score

– Saquon Barkley ran 12 times for 115 yards and a score

– DE Carl Nassib dominated with three sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles and five stops


– Joe Licata completed 24-of-35 passes for 205 yards and two scores

– Anthone Taylor ran well, taking off for 93 yards on 18 carries

– Penalties, penalties, penalties. Buffalo committed 14 for 107 yards