Kent State vs. Buffalo: Live Scores, Analysis and Results

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistSeptember 19, 2012

September 1, 2012; Athens, GA, USA; Buffalo Bulls quarterback Alex Zordich (15) during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE

Well, it wasn't the prettiest nationally televised game we will see this college football season.

Nonetheless, the Kent State Golden Flashes came away with a 23-7 victory over the Buffalo Bulls in a special Wednesday night clash between MAC opponents.

The star of the game for the Golden Flashes was running back Dri Archer, who came away with 159 yards on just 16 touches and also scored a critical touchdown for his team. The 5'8" speedster seemingly put a jolt of lightning into the Kent State offense every time he touched the ball, and the Bulls' defense had almost no answer for his quickness.

This win puts Kent State at 2-1 for the season and gives the Golden Flashes a leg up in the East division of the MAC.

For the Bulls, things looked dire offensively from the outset and only got worse when star running back Branden Oliver went down with an injury. Buffalo quarterback Alex Zordich went 4-of-22 passing for 92 yards and threw one touchdown against two interceptions.

The touchdown came on a brilliant Hail Mary throw to wide receiver Alex Neutz as time expired in the first half. However, that was all the offense the Bulls could manage on Wednesday night. 

With a big matchup against the Connecticut Huskies next week, it's critical that Buffalo gets its offense back in shape. 

If you checked in with our live blog tonight, we hope you had fun. If not, be sure to scour the play-by-play action and analysis from the Golden Flashes' victory.