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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Buffalo State Bengals Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

April 8, 2015 - spring specialists
"Gone is punter Joe Going, who was third in the Empire 8 in net punting (38.97) and had four punts of 50 yards or more. Going was a four-year starter and an All-Empire 8 honorable mention as a junior. Not only was Going one of the best in the conference, he was the only true punter on the Bengals’ roster. Kickers Alex Debbins and Nate Benoit were also seniors, so Boyes will have to either bring in a recruit or groom another player to take over the backup role. Having a kicker that was practically automatic was a huge help for Buffalo State’s offense last season. Junior Marc Montana transferred in from Memphis University last season and broke school records for field goals in a season (11) and longest field goal (52) on his way to being named All-Empire 8 first team." - The Record

September 6, 2014 - kicker Mark Montana ties it and wins it
"Buffalo State (1-0) and Cortland (0-1) combined for 1,094 total yards and 99 points, and after a wild finish that saw Mark Montana (E. Amherst/St. Joe's) hit a school-record 49-yard field goal at the end of regulation, Montana's 34-yard field goal in overtime sealed a 51-48 victory for the Bengals in the non-conference season-opener today at Coyer Field. Cortland had the ball in Buffalo State territory with a 48-45 lead as time wound down in regulation.  On fourth down with six seconds remaining, the Red Dragons lined up to punt and ran the ball backwards 22 yards and slid with the intent of ending the game, but one second remained on the clock.  Montana came on and set a new school record with the 49-yard boot in his first game as a Bengal to stun Cortland and force overtime. Cortland started with the ball in the extra period, but Mitch Thomas (Buffalo/Sweet Home) came up with an interception in the end zone to put the Bengals in position to win the game with a score.  After three running plays, Montana finally ended the game with a 34-yard kick that split the uprights." - Bengals

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