For the second season there was a lot of hype leading into the 2012 season. Jeff Quinn has a way of dealing with the local media which can really make them optimistic about the season. Coming into this year some folks from the Buffalo News stated, in print no less, that UB would contend for the division and a bowl game this year.
For the second year in a row UB came in woefully short of where many thought they would.
Bowling Green came into Buffalo trying to end a painful skid which doomed a once promising season. Buffalo came into the game hoping to build off their first comfortable FBS victory of the season. When the dust settled a 21 point third Quarter sent UB into the off season with a 3-9 record.
Early in the first quarter Buffalo looked to be setting up for its second straight win. A Kahlil Mack interception return put UB up 10-0 in the first quarter. Brandon Oliver would once again put UB up by ten with a score that capped a six play 28 yard drive. The Bulls would not see the end zone again until late in the 4th Quarter when the game was all but over.
Bowling green took a one point half time lead and buried the Bulls behind the Passing of Matt Schilz threw three of his four touchdowns on consecutive third quarter drives.
The Good news for Buffalo coming out of the game was Oliver, who who 127 yards on 35 carries grabbed him several UB rushing records. He is now number one in carries and yard sin a season leap frogging the 2008 effort by James Starks. He also surpassed Anthony Swann's seven one hundred yard games from the 1996 season.
The Bulls will have Oliver, and most of his line back next season but they will have to find someone else to hand off the ball as Senior Chazz Anderson is leaving. On the line the Biggest loss is senior Matt Ostrowski who battled back from a sever leg fracture last season to anchor UB's front five this year.