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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Great read at the Spectrum..

Welcome to The Khalil Mack Show - Opinion - The Spectrum - The University of Buffalo
Khalil Mack proved Saturday that he’s not just one of the best players in the Mid-American Conference; he’s one of the best in the nation. His play against No. 2 ranked Ohio State earned so much recognition that he was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter in the United States at one point during the game.

More on the Ohio State Game

Quarter-by-Quarter Analysis: #OSUvsBUFF - Queen City Sports
A completely different quarter from the Bulls offense and defense. UB was actually able to win the second quarter 13-7. Bulls linebacker Khalil Mack was a man among boys in the second quarter racking up four tackles, including two sacks and two for loss. But his half of dominance was highlighted by a 45 yard interception return to get the Bulls within ten, 23-13. Braxton Miller threw the ball right into the chest of Mack who was in the right position at the line of scrimmage and he quickly turned on the jets and dove over the pillion for the touchdown. OSU quickly responded with a long kickoff return and 37 yard TD run by Jordan Hall, his second of the game.

UB wins big in loss to Ohio State » Sports » Niagara Gazette
But despite a 40-20 loss in front of a national audience on ESPN2 and over 100,000 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, the Buffalo Bulls, in the midst of a re-branding effort to become New York state's flagship school, won the day.

Bulls in the NFL

Where the Western New Yorkers are after final cuts around the NFL - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
UB players

Josh Thomas: Entering his third season, he’s listed as the starting left cornerback on the Carolina Panthers’ depth chart. Thomas played in all 16 games and made four starts with Carolina last season.

Trevor Scott: Signed with Tampa Bay on Aug. 20 and is listed as a third string defensive end behind Means. Jamey Richard: Currently a free agent after spending last season on the New England Patriots’ injured reserve.

Steven Means: The Buffalo native and Grover Cleveland and University at Buffalo product is listed as the backup right defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who drafted Means in the fifth round of April’s NFL Draft. Mean impressed the Bucs earlier in the preseason with his athleticism.

James Starks: The Niagara Falls native is entering his fourth season with the Green Bay Packers. He’s listed as the starter at running back on the depth chart, but has promising rookies in Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin behind him.

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