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UConn 24, Buffalo 17: Lyle McCombs, Huskies slip past Bulls

Lyle McCombs rushed for 97 yards and one touchdown as the UConn Huskies squeaked past the Buffalo Bulls, 24-17, to improve to 3-2 on the season on Saturday afternoon at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT.

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Buffalo vs. UConn 2012: Bloggers react

The UCONN Huskies beat the Buffalo Bulls 24-17 yesterday. SB Nation's Connecticut and Buffalo communities react.

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UConn 24, Buffalo 17: Huskies squeak past Bulls

Lyle McCombs racked up 97 rushing yards and one touchdown as the UConn Huskies (3-2) outlasted the Buffalo Bulls en route to a 24-17 victory on Saturday afternoon at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT.

Chad Cristen's 29-yard field goal opened the scoring at 10:10 of the first quarter, but a four-yard scoring rush from Brandon Murie at 6:12 gave Buffalo a 7-3 lead. UConn scored two unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter, a 36-yard pass from Chandler Whitmer (15-of-22, 227 yards) to Ryan Griffin at 14:54 and a 50-yard run from Martin Hyppolite at 10:56, giving the Huskies a 17-7 lead at halftime.

McCombs scored his lone touchdown on a two-yard run at 5:03 of the third quarter to widen the gap to 24-7, but Alex Zordich's 50-yard pass to Brandon Murie with 33 seconds left in the third made it a ten points game. Buffalo added a field goal on 44-yard kick from Patrick Clarke, but couldn't come any closer.

UConn heads back out on the road to face Rutgers next Saturday afternoon.

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Huskies look to improve to 3-2 against Buffalo

UConn will wrap up their non-conference slate with a home date against Buffalo on Saturday.

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UConn vs. Buffalo: Huskies square off with Bulls

Chandler Whitmer and the UConn Huskies (2-2) look to rebound from last weekend's embarrassing loss when they face the regional rival Buffalo Bulls (1-2, 0-1 MAC) Saturday at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT.

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