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Countdown to Kickoff 1993

Dalton Barksdale - #93


  • Position - Defensive Line
  • Class - Senior
  • Hometown - Detroit, MI
  • High School - Cass Tech
  • Size - Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 304

With Khalil Mack and Colby way gone there is going to be enormous pressure on the front seven to put some pressure on the Quarterback. Last year when Colby way missed a game due to injury it was Dalton who stepped up to start in his place.

About 1993


It some ways it was a great year, in others it was oh so painful.

The UB Bulls, after a 23 year absence moved up to division one athletics. UB became a Division I-AA independent program after 15 years as a division III program.

UB opened their season at home against Maine. The large crowd went wild when U.B. took the lead with less than a minute left in the 4th quarter. UB Quarterback Cliff Scott rolled around right end and crossed the goal line again to cap a 60-yard. The 5-yard touchdown run gave the Bulls an apparent 27-24 victory.

Unfortunately, the University of Maine rallied, winning the contest on a 6-yard touchdown pass with 24 seconds left to beat U.B., 30-27.

Thrust into a division the school was not prepared to compete in UB landed just a single win, on the road at Hofstra. UB would finish the year with a 1-10 record and winless at the new stadium.

Craig Guest was starting a career in which he nailed down 455 tackles. His record would stand for 14 years.

Coach - Jim WardJimward

Jim Warde, a Maryland-Eastern Shore graduate from 1968 came to Buffalo in 1991 as Buffalo's offensive coordinator. After one season he became the teams coach, remaining at UB for three seasons.

Ward held multiple positions, including physical education teacher and vice principal at Seneca Vocational High School, principal of Douglass High School, and County Youth Commissioner for Erie County.

Ward died in 2001 from a heart attack, while attending church services at Mount Olive Baptist Church.

New York Governor - Mario Cuomo

Mario Cuomo was served as New Yorks the 52nd Governor of New York for three terms, from 1983 to 1994.

.Cuomo was known for his liberal views and public speeches, particularly his keynote speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco,

The speech brought him to national attention, and he was widely considered a front-runner for the Democratic nomination for President in both 1988 and 1992, but he declined to seek the nomination in both instances.

His legacy as a reluctant standard-bearer for the Democrats in presidential elections led to him being dubbed "Hamlet on the Hudson".

In The News News

Bill Clinton became president after winning 49% of the vote in a three person race with George Bush and Ross Perot.

It was a difficult year for Clinton who would have to deal with a world trade center bombing, the Branch Davidian standoff and siege in Waco Texas, and 23 UN Peace Keepers Killed By Somalia Warlord.

What Year is Next? This would be the most recent "last season" for a UB coach who was unable to secure a winning record.