Buffalo Falls to Rutgers

Updated 9/9/2000
Rutgers wide receiver Walter King is tackled by Buffalo defensive end Mike Lambert in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer)
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) (September 9, 2000) -- Mike McMahon threw five touchdown passes for the second straight week as Rutgers won 59-0 over Buffalo.

McMahon hit Walter King on scoring passes of 7 and 15 yards, David Stringer on tosses of 20 and 15 yards and Errol Johnson on a 7-yard TD pass.

In just three quarters, McMahon completed 17 of 25 for 249 yards. The senior threw only five touchdown passes in five games last season before having shoulder surgery. His single-season best for TD passes was 12 in 1998, which is four shy of the school record.

After two games, he now is two shy of his career best and six shy of the school record.

Freshman Ravon Anderson added touchdown runs of 2 and 8 yards in the third quarter when Rutgers scored 28 points to boost a 31-point halftime margin to 59-0.

In taking a 31-0 halftime lead, the Scarlet Knights needed only 10 plays and 1:43 to score its four touchdowns.

Wes Robertson set up Jason Ohene's 3-yard touchdown run after just 68 seconds by sacking Joe Freedy and forcing a fumble that Tom Petko recovered at the Bulls 27.

Rutgers wide receiver Josh Hobbs fumbles the football as he is tackled by Buffalo linebacker Chris Shelly and defensive back Youdlain Marcellus in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer)
A 47-yard punt return by Sean Carty set up a two-play, 7-yard drive that McMahon capped with his first scoring pass to King.

Shahib White's interception and 39-yard return set up a one-play drive that McMahon ended with a pass to Stringer.

The final drive covered 62 yards in four plays with Ohene running 45 yards to set up the short pass from McMahon to Johnson.