Buffalo's loss to Toledo showed that UB still has a ways to go before tehy are a top tier MAC team but UB fans also got a glimpse of the future in Joe Licata. After shattering a UB single game record for yards in a game Licata was named the MAC East Offensive Player of the Week.
His 497 yards and four touchdowns broke the previous record of 490 set by Cliff Scott against New Haven in 1992. He also broke the school record for completions with 36 and tied the all-time mark with 58 attempts.
In addition tying for seventh in MAC history for single game passing yardage it moved Licata into the UB Books. The Sophomore Quarterback has top ten marks for career touchdowns (6th), Yards (9th), and Completions (10th).
On the season Licata has completed 179 of 295 passes for 2,235 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions. His 20 touchdowns are second in school history for a single season, trailing only Drew Willy who threw 25 TDs in 2008.
It marks the first time in his career that Licata has garnered MAC Player of the Week honors. It is the eighth straight week and ninth over that a UB player has won the award.