The Buffalo Bulls will indeed put up seven home games next season and the team that makes seven is Duquesne.
This will mark the first time UB has hosted seven games in the modern era and follows a season which saw UB lead the Mid American Conference in regular season attendance. The Bulls had an average paid attendance of 22,736 fans per game this past season, over 2,000 more than any other school in the MAC.
|vs Duquesne Dukes
|at Army Black Knights
|vs Baylor Bears
|vs Norfolk State
|at Ohio Bobcats
|at Bowling Green Falcons
|at UMass Minutemen
|at Eastern Michigan Eagles
|vs Akron Zips
|va Miami of Ohio Redhawks
|vs Kent State Golden Flashes
|vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Buffalo will open the season up with a game against the Duquesne Dukes of the NEC. It will be the first time that the Bulls have played the Dukes since the DII days of Dukes football during the 1990's. UB will pay $125,000 to bring Duquesne up from Pittsburgh.
The Bulls second home game of the year sees them playing host to the defending Big12 Champion Baylor Bears. Last season Buffalo traveled to Waco and were handed an emphatic 70-13 loss at the hands of Baylor.
Before Baylor UB will travel to Army to take on the Black Knights for the firs time since 2008 when a late Buffalo comeback sparked a run of tight games which saw the Bulls win the Mid American Conference for the first time.
UB returns home for their final out of conference game. They take on Norfolk state of the Football Championship Subdivision before entering conference play.
The order of conference play is not known at this point but our opponents and the locations of the games are known.
UB will host Akron in the first meeting between the two teams since 2011. where the Bulls demolished the Zip's at UB stadium. Akron has been a soft target in recent years but under Terry Bowden the Zips have been showing a lot of improvement over the years. With many of the top MAC East teams facing graduation issues Akron could challenge for the division.
UB will also host Miami. The RedHawks are breaking in their new head coach, Chuck Martin. After winning the MAC in 2010 the RedHawks lost their head coach and have been in a tail spin ever since. They also have lost their starting Quarterback. Last year Khalil Mack broke the all time forced fumbles record against the RedHawks.
The Bulls will take to the road looking for revenge against Bowling Green.The Falcons wrested the MAC East from UB's hands last season at Rich Stadium. 2013 was the second straight year the two teams met on black friday and both games were played off campus. In 2012 Bowling Green played in Columbus Ohio and last season the Bulls played at the venue for the Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo has a cross over game which sees them travel to Ypsi to take on EMU and their new head coach Chris Creighton. The Eagles lost Ron English after a controversy surrounding some poorly chosen words in the locker room and several years of poor results. Last season the Bulls dismantled the Eagles at home.
UB Will host the Chips in their other crossover game. Buffalo last played CMU in 2009 and Central Michigan knocked off the Bulls at home despite a valiant effort by Ike Nduka. The season before 2009 before UB lost in Mount Pleasant when a last second A.J. Principe field goal hit the upright.
Ohio is a yearly, and should be mandatory match up. Both Schools do a good job protecting the home turf and it's as close to a rival fan base as UB has in the MAC. This past season the Bulls won a big game against the Cats on prime time television and started the tail spin that saw Ohio lose three of their last four games.
Buffalo will host Kent State as they adjust to life after Dri Archer and Roosevelt Nix. Last season Kent had a rough go of it but did show promise as the year went on. Buffalo used a strong game by Branden Oliver and Alex Neutz to down the Flashes in Kent last season.
Buffalo will also make a trip to Massachusetts to take on the Minutemen. This will be the first season where some UMass home games will be played on Campus and there is the appeal of a "Amherst to Amherst" game. Buffalo is 2-0 against UMass since the Minutemen entered bowl subdivision and will hope to keep that string alive.