NCAA Football - Buffalo Bulls down the Redhawks

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

In what can be seen as a tuneup game for their MAC East title showdown Buffalo's defense stifled an 0-10 Miami RedHawks team. Khall Mack forced three fumbles and in the process set a new NCAA career mark. The entire defense did its part holding the moribund RedHawks offense to 200 yards.

Mack also recorded three tackles for loss, bringing him within two and a half of that all time NCAA record.

On the other side of the ball Branden Oliver continued his march towards 4,000 career yards with a 150 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. When Oliver went to the Bench in the second half Anthone Taylor put up154 against the Miami defense.

Miami's senior day started with the teams trading several punts until a powerful Braden Oliver run brought UB deep into the red zone where two plays later Joe Licata would hit Alex Dennison to start the scoring. Oliver would score on the next two drives making the score 21-0 late in the second Quarter.

With Miami trying to score Khalil Mack forced his third fumble of the game which was scooped up by Okoye Houston and returned 60 yards for a touchdown.

In the second half UB backed off the gas but continued long drives which ended with Patrick Clarke field goals. The Buffalo kicker hit on kicks of 22, 28, and 38 yards.

In the closing minutes of the game UB Backup Tony Danielhit Devon Hughes to extend the score to 44-0.

Miami would get their first score of the game when backup quarterback Drew Kummer carried the Ball two yards in for a touchdown. The 4 plays, 71 yard drive was keyed by a 47 yard carry by Robert Williams III.

UB now has ten days to prepare for their black Friday match-up against Bowling Green. The winner of that game will likely face the winner of the game tomorrow night between Toledo and Northern Illinois in the Mid American Conference Championship game.

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