While it was not the dominant win UB started out last year a win on the road against a team harboring one of the top 20 quarterbacks in College football is a nice confidence builder for the 209 Bulls.
Maynard: I was very impressed with the composure of Maynard, gill did a great job preparing him for this game. His numbers were nothing stealer, 12 of 19 for 159 yards and one touchdown, but he only made on obvious mistake the whole game when in the fourth he ran us out of field goal range trying to evade pressure. For a true sophomore starting his first game you can't ask anything more than that.
Offensive Line: Played rather well breaking in three new starters is never easy but Maynard had the time he needed and Thermilus and Henry got some nice holes. A few too many nickle and dime penalties but those will go away with time.
Front Seven: No pressure the whole game, they also gave up huge yards to Buckram (7 ypc). If Price was half the coach Gill was they would have jammed the ball down our throats starting in the 2nd quarter. They were getting held the whole game but they are going to see that all year, especially when we get into conference play.
Defensive Backs: They kept everything in front of them, UTEP has a potent passing offense and they kept Vittatoe under 250 yards for the second year in a row. Until the final drive UTEP never looked comfortable in the passing game..
Special Teams: Place kicking aside it was a nice effort. The coverage on kickoffs and punts was solid and the return game was excellent.