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Football’s Comeback Bid Falls Short to Buffalo 35-34

NORFOLK, Va. – Facing a 35-7 halftime deficit, the Old Dominion football team outscored visiting Buffalo 27-0 in the second half but fell just short in a 35-34 loss on Saturday night. D.J. Mack Jr. rushed for a pair of second-half touchdowns and connected with Zack Kuntz from 19 yards out with 19 seconds remaining in the game.

Mack provided a spark in the third quarter with a 42-yard touchdown run to cap an eight-play, 50-yard scoring drive for the Monarchs (1-3). ODU's defense quickly forced a punt by the Bulls (2-2), and the offense responded with an 85-yard scoring drive.