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Utica pulls away from Buffalo State, 34-12

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UTICA, N.Y.—Utica scored the game's final 21 points to a pull away from visiting Buffalo State for a 34-12 victory in an Empire 8 game today at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Utica – 34, Utica - 12
LOCATION:  Charles A. Gaetano Stadium - Utica, N.Y.
RECORDS:  Utica (3-4/2-3), Buffalo State (4-3/1-3)

INSIDE THE BENGAL BOX SCORE

  • Quarterback Kyle Hoppy (Orchard Park/Orchard Park) finished 13 of 28 for 273 yards and a touchdown.  Kevin Torrillo (Amherst/Sweet Home) came in late in the game and was 3 of 6 for 25 yards.
  • Ricky Bailey (Niagara Falls/Niagara Falls) was the Bengals' top target with six catches for 126 yards.
  • Bart Mazzara (Lockport/Starpoint) led the Bengals on defense with eight tackles.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Nicodemus Gambill opened the scoring for Utica on the game's second play from scrimmage with a 73-yard scoring run.
  • Buffalo State responded with a nine-play, 93-yard drive on its first possession, capped by a 7-yard scoring run by Antoine Holloman (Brooklyn/Abraham Lincoln).  Buffalo State missed the extra point to make the score 7-6.
  • A 74-yard punt return for a touchdown by Dan Kehrer later in the first quarter extended the Pioneers lead to 13-6.
  • Neither team scored in the second quarter as Utica came close driving into Buffalo State territory before Trovis Clarke (Central Islip/Central Islip) forced a fumble that was recovered by Justin Pender (Brooklyn/Erasmus Hall) at the Bengals' 15 with 2:02 remaining.
  • Buffalo State wasted no time getting things going in the second half as Hoppy connected with Stephen Johnson (Buffalo/McKinley) for a 75-yard touchdown on the very first play from scrimmage.  The Bengals again missed the extra point try and continued to trail, 13-12.
  • The Pioneers took control from there, however, adding three second-half touchdowns to close out the game's scoring.  Malcolm Stowe scored on a 9-yard run, and then Tyree Powell caught a 6-yard scoring strike from Vinny Aloi, before Aloi scored the only points of the fourth quarter on a 44-yard scamper. 
  • Five of the Bengals' final six drives ended with a punt with the lone exception being a turnover on downs in the fourth quarter.
  • Buffalo State finished with 388 total yards, compared to 330 by Utica.
  • Utica finished with 11 tackles for loss, including five sacks.
  • Buffalo State was penalized 16 times for 185 yards, compared to 10 flags for 103 yards on Utica.

FOR THE FOES

  • Aloi was 9 of 16 for just 117 yards with a touchdown and ran for 75 yards on 11 attempts.
  • Derrick Sekuterski had eight tackles for Utica, and Keanu Heedram added seven stops, including 1.5 sacks.

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