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Buffalo Blanks Western Michigan

The Bulls offense started cold but the UB defense never let the Broncos get on the board.

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bulls offense was a little slow off the block but the UB defense gave Joe Licata and company the time they needed to find a grove. Powered by a whistle to whistle defensive effort UB defeated the Western Michigan Broncos 33-0.

Branden Oliver set UB's all time mark for 100 yard rushing games with 128 yards on 19 carries. With the game well in hand his backup James Potts put in 16 carries for 91 yards and Buffalo gained 263 yards on the ground.

Through the air Joe Licata threw for three touchdowns on 11 of 21 passes. Alex Neutz only caught 2 passes for 9 yards but he extended his touchdown streak to six games.

Buffalo opened up the scoring in the first Quarter when Devin Campbell rushed for a one yard score. The Bulls would miss the extra point but that six points held until the half thanks to opportune turnovers by their defense.

In the third Quarter an interception by Marqus Baker would set up a 51 yard Patrick Clarke Field Goal which began a 17 point UB frame. The other scores in the third Quarter were a Mason Schreck 2 yard touchdown reception from Joe Licata and a 28 yard pass to Fred Lee.

Early in the fourth quarter Licaca found Neutz on a shallow out pattern just across the line. six minutes later Clarke would his his second field goal of the game to complete the scoring.

It is Buffalo's second straight win over estern Michigan and their firs every conference win on the road against a team from the Mid American Conference West. UB is now 4-2 and will host UMass next week ,