AMHERST, N.Y. --- It wasn't pretty, but Toledo won its eighth straight Saturday, 25-20, at Buffalo.
UT's Jayrone Elliott sacked UB quarterback Joe Licata and forced a fumble with under two minutes to go. UT's Colby Kratch recovered, and the Rockets offense took two knees to win the game.
UB cut the lead to 25-20 on the second play of the fourth quarter when back up quarterback Licata found Alex Neutz in the end zone for eight yards. UT snuffed out the ensuing two-point conversion.
Toledo's sleepy offense has come to life and the Rockets now lead 25-14.
Toledo scored three touchdowns in the frame --- two on runs by David Fluellen --- but missed the extra point every time. Two were blocked and another sailed wide..
True freshman tight end Alex Zmolik scored the other touchdown when he hauled in a 7-yard pass in the end zone from Terrance Owens.
Buffalo leads Toledo 14-7 at halftime, threatening to puncture the Rockets' seven-game win streak.
Toledo, which is one-of-eight on third down and has punted seven times, has not scored an offensive touchdown in seven straight quarters. The Rockets have totaled just 115 offensive yards, with 35 coming on Terrance Owens' strike to Bernard Reedy on the team's first offensive play.
Owens (5-for-15) threw two interceptions in the half, giving him five for the season.
Buffalo (1-6) went up 14-7 with 7:06 left in the half when Devin Campbell squirted out of the backfield undetected and hauled in a short pass from Alex Zordich. Campbell did the rest for a 42-yard TD.
Two defensive touchdowns were scored early on at UB Stadium, and the teams are tied at 7-7 heading into the second quarter.
Buffalo took the early lead with Cortney Lester's 23-yard interception return for a touchdown. The Rockets got even when Hank Keighley forced a fumble of Devin Campbell that Dan Molls returned 13 yards to the end zone..
Toledo has just 71 yards of total offense and has punted three times.
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