Snyder directs Buffalo attack in pasting of UMass

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Cole Snyder threw for three scores and Buffalo broke it open with three touchdowns in the second quarter en route to a 34-7 win over UMass on Saturday.

Buffalo (4-3) posted its fourth straight win and third straight road win.

Snyder threw a 4-yard touchdown to Quian Williams four seconds into the second quarter to complete a seven-play, 80-yard drive and a 10-0 lead. After UMass went four-and-out, Al-Jay Henderson raced 84-yards through the middle of the Minutemen line for a 17-0 advantage.

UMass got on the board when Ellis Merriweather ran it from the 5 capping a 10-play, 75-yard drive. On Buffalo’s ensuing drive, the Bulls sealed it when Snyder threw a 49-yard scoring pass to Justin Marshall with five minutes left before halftime.

Kay’Ron Adams ran for 11 yards on 65 carries for UMass (1-6).

It was the first meeting between the teams since 2015 when UMass was a member of the Mid-American Conference. The Bulls have won three of the four meetings between the teams since both schools joined the FBS ranks.

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