BUFFALO – The Army West Point football team dropped its first contest of the 2016 season here Saturday night and it was a heartbreaker.
Buffalo recorded the game-winning field goal in overtime to stun the Black Knights 23-20 after scoring 17 unanswered points.
The Bulls trailed 20-6 heading into the fourth quarter but two Bulls touchdowns made things interesting late in the game. Those Buffalo scores in the final frame marked Army’s first points allowed in the fourth quarter all season.
Neither team was able to break the 20-20 deadlock in regulation, forcing the contest into overtime.
Army failed to score in the extra period, leaving the window open for the hosts. And after moving themselves into good field goal position, Buffalo saw Adam Mitcheson convert on the game-winning score from 33 yards.
Army heads into its bye week but will resume action on Oct. 8 at Duke.
The Army-Duke football game set for Oct. 8 in Durham, N.C., will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. on the ACC Network.
The Black Knights are traveling to Duke for the eighth time in program history and the first time since 1997. The Blue Devils sport a 2-2 overall record after its win at Notre Dame on Saturday.