Alfred University rolled up more than 400 yards of offense, held the ball for almost 44 minutes and kept its record unblemished by scoring a 34-10 victory over Buffalo State Saturday afternoon at Coyer Field.
The Saxons (3-0) had things their own way almost all day as the Bengals offense struggled without injured starting quarterback Kyle Hoppy. Buffalo State (1-2) managed just 196 yards of total offense and only 32 of those came through the air. Backup quarterback Aaron Ertel was 3 of 8 passing.
Alfred quarterback Tyler Johnson tormented the Bengals, passing for 160 yards and rushing for another 92 and four touchdowns.
The Saxons opened the scoring with a 58-yard, first-quarter drive capped by Johnson’s 22-yard run. Johnson’s 12-yard scoring run early in the second quarter upped the Saxons’ advantage to 13-0.
The Bengals broke through behind running back Dale Stewart (Niagara Falls), who eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the second straight week. Stewart broke off a 55-yard touchdown run that closed the gap to 13-7. He finished with 154 yards on 17 carries.
From there is was just about all Alfred. Short runs by Johnson completed a pair of 66-yard scoring marches that helped put the game away in the third quarter. Buffalo State’s lone second-half points came on Marc Montana’s 33-yard field goal.
The Bengals open Empire 8 Conference play against visiting Morrisville at 12 noon this Saturday.