It was the second time Buffalo (1-2) beat Army (3-1) in overtime at UB Stadium. The Bulls also defeated the Black Knights, 27-24, in overtime in 2008 – the only other meeting in Buffalo.
Trailing, 20-6, early in . . .
JACKSON COMPLETES 64.5%
Freshman quarterback Tyree Jackson had the best game of his young career, finishing 20-of-31 for 178 yards and a touchdown and added 34 yards rushing and two other scores.
Johnathan Hawkins was the Bulls leading rusher with 37 yards on 10 carries.
Seven different Bulls caught passes, led by Schreck who had five catches for 58 yards. Jamarl Eiland added four catches and Holsey had three.
Army took its opening possession and drove 71 yards on nine plays. Jordan Asberry took an option pitch and ran it into the endzone from 15 yards out.
ARMY OWNS HALFTIME LEAD
Army drove 80 yards to the UB 4-yard line early in the second quarter, but the Bulls defense stuffed the Army rush attack and forced the Black Knights to settle for a 21-yard field goal that put the Black Knights up 10-0, and they carried that lead into halftime.
After Buffalo forced and recovered a fumble at the Army 23-yard line, it took the Bulls eight plays before Jackson scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak. The PAT failed, leaving UB behind at 10-6 with 10:48 remaining in the third period.
On the ensuing possession, Army drove to the UB 21-yard line but had to settle for a Blake Wilson 38-yard field goal.
Army, however, scored on its second straight possession after driving 62 yards on 11 plays. Ahmad Bradshaw ran it in from five yards out to extend the Black Knight lead to 20-6.
FOURTH QUARTER RALLY
Jackson connected with Kamathi Holsey for a 5-yard touchdown pass to pull the Bulls to within a touchdown midway through the final frame. The key play on the drive was a 49-yard pass from Jackson to Marcus McGill. Army had not allowed a fourth quarter touchdown through it first three games.
After the UB defense forced a three-and-out on Army's next possession, the Bulls drove 62 yards on 13 plays, including a 4th-and-9 conversion. Jackson scored his second one-yard rushing touchdown of the game to tie the contest.
After Army missed a 43-yard field goal in the first overtime, the Bulls got the ball and drove to the 15-yard line before Mitcheson drilled the game-winning 33-yard field goal.
"I am always put through those situations during the week of practice, so I just cleared my head and did my job," Mitcheson said.
Buffalo will be at Boston College next Saturday with a 1 p.m. ET kickoff.