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Local College Football Roundup

OHIO 21, BUFFALO 20, OT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — O’Shaan Allison scored in overtime and Louie Zervos won it with the extra point as Ohio defeated Buffalo 21-20 on Saturday.

Buffalo had first possession in overtime and quarterback Kyle Vantrease scored on a 3-yard run. However, freshman kicker Jackson Baltar missed the extra point. Baltar also missed both of his field-goal attempts.

The Bobcats (2-3, 1-0 Mid-American) gave the ball to Allison on all five of their plays in overtime. His touchdown covered the last five yards, giving him 96 yards for the game.

Buffalo led 7-0 at halftime and the game was tied at 7 heading to the fourth quarter.

Buffalo went ahead 14-7 on a 34-yard TD pass from Vantrease to Antonio Nunn in the first minute of the fourth quarter. Ohio tied it on a 1-yard run by Allison with 10:39 remaining. Both teams missed a field goal later in the period.

Kevin Marks had a game-high 112 yards on the ground for the Bulls (2-4, 0-2).

OHIO NORTHERN 31,

MARIETTA COLLEGE 23

ADA, Ohio — Christiaan Williams rushed for 183 yards and Anthony McFadden passed for 194 yards as Ohio Northern defeated Marietta College 31-23 Saturday to hand the Pioneers their first loss of the 2019 season.

The Pioneers trailed 24-10 in the fourth quarter before Tanner Clark, who finished with 140 yards on 25 carries, rushed for a 71-yard touchdown to make it a one-score game. The Pioneers then forced a fumble on the first play of Ohio Northern’s ensuing possession, but were unable to convert the turnover into points. The Polar Bears then made it a two-score game again on Williams’ 1-yard TD plunge.

The Pioneers scored one last time on Kyle McSweeney’s 12-yard touchdown pass to Austin Veatch, but ONU closed it out from there.

It was tied at 7-all at the 14:55 mark in the second quarter. McFadden hit Chase Rose on a 22-yard TD strike for the game’s first score before Marietta tied things up on an 8-yard touchdown run by Clark. ONU went back up by seven on Brock Martin’s 11-yard TD scamper before Jacob Griffin’s 41-yard field goal cut it to 14-10 at halftime.

ONU scored the first 10 points of the second half thanks to a 3-yard TD pass from McFadden to Austin Eick and a 24-yard field goal by Dom DiFalco.

McSweeney finished 20 for 31 with 174 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Robert Nelson was his leading receiver, grabbing four catches for 73 yards.

The Pioneers, now 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, will try to bounce back at 2 p.m. next Saturday when they take on Heidelberg at Don Drumm Stadium. It will be Marietta’s homecoming game.

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