I have juxtaposed the success of this season with the success of the 2008 season all year long. I'm not done yet, one more post where I'll compare and contrast the final stats of each year. But before I do that, I let whatifsports.com do the heavy lifting.
I performed 10 simulations of 2013 UB vs 2008 UB, 4 at 2013 UB Stadium, 4 at 2008 UB Stadium and 2 at a Neutral site to see once and for all which team is
the deadliest warrior the greatest Bull.
The 2013 Bulls started with the ball and marched down the field taking advantage of UB '08's single coverage on Neutz and Lee. As the 2013 Bulls entered the red zone, they tried to run BO but were stuffed. The '13 Bulls settled for a Patrick Clarke field goal and a 3-0 lead.
The lead wouldn't last long, a short kickoff and a quick 15-yard completion to Brett Hamlin took UB to the 50. With Mack lined up over the left guard, Drew Willy audibled to a zone stretch run right. The blocking aligned and Starks found himself in space with Najja Johnson, shrugging off the tackle attempt and galloping 50 yards for the games first touchdown. 7-3 UB 2008.
The quick score concerned Quinn who hammered Branden Oliver in an attempt to slow the game down. After 5 consecutive runs, UB faced a 3rd and 1 near midfield. Licata faked to Oliver and threw towards his play maker Alex Neutz who was matched up on the much shorter Domonic Cook. Davonte Shannon was able to get back from his safety position and deflect the ball, which fell into the hands of Cook. Cook returned the interception to the UB 2008 35 and the UB 2008 offense returned to the field.
Attacking the quick change situation UB sent three wide receivers into the game and hit Ernest Jackson for a 22-yard strike to the 43-yard line. After a run by Mario Heny and Brandon Thermilus, Willy hit Naaman Roosevelt on a WR screen for a 27-yard touchdown. UB 2008 led 14-3.
UB 2013 started a nice drive, offsetting the UB secondary strength with passes to the tight ends Weiser and Schreck. Inside of the 20, UB gave the ball to BO again, and again the Bulls faced a 3rd down as the 1st quarter came to a close.
All eyes on AJ Principe. 49 yards for the instant winner, the snap is good the hold is good...the kick has the distance...it's drifting right...and it's..........NO GOOD.The kick bounced off the right upright and fell no good, and the 2013 Bulls have their best win of the season, overcoming a 12 point halftime deficit to defeat the favored 2008 Bulls.