Rockets Win Third Straight
Three touchdown passes by Bruce Gradkowski paces Toledo in a 38-15 win over Buffalo.
Oct. 22, 2005
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Bruce Gradkowski threw for 186 yards and three touchdowns to lead Toledo to a 38-15 win over Buffalo on Saturday night.
Quinton Broussard and Trinity Dawson both rushed for 119 yards for the Rockets (6-1, 4-0 Mid-American Conference). Broussard also had a 10-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.
Buffalo's Drew Willy completed 18 of 31 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown. He also threw an interception and was sacked four times.
Willy found Chad Upshaw for a 6-yard TD pass and Andrae Smith sacked Gradkowski in the end zone to record a safety to help the Bulls take a 12-10 lead in the second quarter.
The Rockets bounced back right before halftime. Gradkowski finished off a 5-play, 67-yard drive with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Steve Odom to make it 17-12 Toledo with 44 seconds remaining in the quarter.
Gradkowski tossed a 70-yard TD pass to Andrew Hawkins in the third to give the Rockets a 24-12 lead.
Gerr McGroarty kicked two field goals for Buffalo (0-7, 0-4), which had three turnovers.
Richard Davis finished off the scoring with a 7-yard scoring run with 28 seconds left in the game for Toledo, which tied a school record with its 17th straight home victory.
The Rockets also won 17 straight from 1999-2002 and 1969-71. Toledo is 34-1 in its last 35 games at the Glass Bowl.
Buffalo's Steven King also had 22 carries for 67 yards.