Josh Allen

Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen throws a pass during the team's NFL football rookie minicamp on May 11, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

LARAMIE -- Former University of Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen was 9 of 19 passing for 116 yards and one touchdown in his first NFL game for the Buffalo Bills Thursday night.

Buffalo lost at home to the Carolina Panthers 28-23 in the first preseason game for both squads.

Allen played in the second half. His touchdown went to wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud. Allen was the Bills' second-leading rusher with three carries for 29 yards.

As for the other Buffalo quarterbacks, Nathan Peterman was 9 of 10 for 119 yards with one touchdown and one interception. A.J. McCarron was 7 of 10 for 116 yards.

Here is a rundown of how other former UW players did in NFL preseason games Thursday:

-- Wide receiver Tanner Gentry caught six passes for 54 yards for Chicago, which lost to Cincinnati 30-27. 

-- Running back Brian Hill, who plays for Cincinnati, had three carries for 13 yards.

-- Defensive tackle Mike Purcell had two solo tackles for Kansas City in its 17-10 loss to Houston.

-- Tight end Jacob Hollister caught two passes for seven yards for New England, which beat Washington 26-17.

-- Defensive lineman Mitch Unrein and linebacker Eric Nzeocha didn't record any stats in Tampa Bay's 26-24 win over Miami.

-- Cornerback Rico Gafford recorded one assisted tackle for the Tennessee Titans, which lost 31-17 to the Green Bay Packers.

-- Defensive back Marqueston Huff had two solo tackles for Dallas in a 24-21 loss to San Francisco.

-- Linebacker Mark Nzeocha had one tackle for San Francisco against Dallas.

Robert Gagliardi is the WyoSports senior editor. He can be reached at or 307-755-3325. Follow him on Twitter at @rpgagliardi.

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