BO-tied Oliver is doubtful for this weekends game

Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Branden Oliver is still technically day to day but the Buffalo News is reporting hsa has not practiced yet this week

Those hoping that Buffalo running back Branden Oliver would get one more week of rest may get their wish this weekend. According to the Buffalo News Oliver has not yet practiced and should be considered doubtful.

Campus Watch | The Buffalo News
Bo Oliver sat out practice again Wednesday and would have to be considered doubtful at best for Saturday's game at UConn. Brandon Murie received most of the reps at the position Wednesday, as was the case Tuesday, and figures to be the primary back against the Huskies.

Coach Quinn had listed Oliver as "Day to Day" after suffering a still undisclosed "leg injury" late in the first half of Buffalo's 23-7 home loss against Kent State.

Despite missing an entire Half of Football Oliver is still, statistically, one of the best backs in the nation. The effect on UB's offense during the Kent game was key in the Bulls loss.

Buffalo lost up and coming running back James Potts after a 49 yard touchdown run against Morgan State, now with Oliver out the duties will fall to Brandon Murie and Devon Campbell

Player (Career)
Brandon Murie JR 13 16 83 5.2 0
Devin Campbell FR 3 6 27 4.5 0
Anthone Taylor SO 7 4 20 5.0 0
Mike Gelz FR 0 0 0 0.0 0
Jordan Johnson FR 1* 0 0 0.0 0

What seemed to be Buffalo's deepest offensive roster spot has seen the loss of their number one and two backs. That leaves the Bulls with five running backs left on the team for this weeks game.

Jorfan Johnson is a great athletic talent but a true freshman and someone who's time on the field has been with the defense. Mike Gelz is a walk on and scout team player.

Murie and Campbell got the work in the second half against Kent and those were the two backes listed on UB's depth chart in the game notes.

If Oliver is out it will be Murie, then Campbell, with Taylor as an emergency back.

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