One of the most amazing things about the UB Bulls is how many diamond in the rough players they have pulled from the football poor State of New York. However two of our biggest stars of last year were from Florida, Branden Oliver and Khalil Mack. It made me think who would win in a fantasy battle, the New York Bulls, or the Non-New York Bulls.
For this battle, I pitted In-State Bulls from 1999-present against Bulls who came to us from
lesser other states.
The New York Bulls Offense:
James Starks via www.ubathletics.buffalo.edu
|New York Bulls Offense|
|RB||James Starks||Niagara Falls|
|FB||Ike Nduka||White Plains|
|WR||Alex Neutz||Grand Island|
|OT||Ray Norell||New Berlin|
|OG||Gokhan Ozkan||Staten Island|
Joe Licata will lead the New York Bulls into battle. Despite only 17 games as a starter, Licata 11-6 in those games and has already become one of the most reliable QBs in UB history.
Joe Licata via www.ubbulls.com
In the air, Licata is reunited with his main target Alex Neutz, but also gets shifty Naaman Roosevelt, a big possession receiver in Ernest Jackson, a deep threat in Andre Forde and a solid target at tight end, Jesse Rack.On the ground, the most gifted running back in UB history, James Starks, forms a dynamic duo with former MAC Freshman of the year Aaron Leeper, with the athletic Ike Nduka playing fullback.
Protecting Licata, will be familiar linemen Andre Davis, Gokhan Ozkan and Jasen Carlsen, with veteran help from Ray Norell, and Peter Bittner.
The Non-New York Bulls Defense:
Khalil Mack via Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
|Non-New York Bulls|
Licata will need all that firepower if he wants to score on the Non-New York Bulls. Mike Newton, Davonte Shannon, Josh Thomas and Kendric Hawkins start for the NNY Bulls reuniting the 2008 MAC Champion secondary. Willie Moseley and Duane Williams chase the QB while Mike Thompson and Colby Way anchor the defensive line against the run.
Mike Newton via www.ubbulls.com
The star of the NNY Bulls is the best UB player of all time, Khalil Mack. He'll be paired with three top linebackers, one from the Hofher era, Bryan Cummings, and two from the Gill era, Justin Winters and Larry Hutchinson.
The Non-New York Bulls Offense:
Drew Willy via ubbulls.com
|Non-New York Bulls|
|QB||Drew Willy||New Jersey|
|FB||Chris Scharon||New Hampshire|
|WR||Fred Lee||South Carolina|
The Non New York Bulls Offense is led by Drew Willy, the owner of most of UB's passing records. He will be reunited with Brett Hamlin, Chris Scharon, Chad Upshaw Jeff Niedermier and his center Jamey Richard. Added to the squad is UB's rushing leader, Branden Oliver, all-purpose yard machine Drew Haddad, Fred Lee and Matt Knueven. The NNY Bulls will have AJ Principe handling kicking duties and Ben Woods punting.
Branden Oliver via www.ubbulls.com
The New York Bulls Defense:
Ramon Guzman via www.ubathletics.buffalo.edu
|New York Bulls Defense|
|DT||Rob Schroeder||East Rochester|
The New York Bulls Defense is built on the Giants "NASCAR" principle. They have three QB seeking DEs in Means, Sanders and Trevor Scott which hope to make Drew Willy's day a bad one. The secondary is solid with Domonic Cook, Najja Johnson (born in Buffalo, claiming him), JJ Gibson and Derek Brim. Last year's breakout star on defense Adam Redden joins a trio of downstate linebackers, the legendary Ramon Guzman, Akingba and Akobundu. The New York Bulls will rely on Dallas Pelz for Kicking and Punting duties.
Trevor Scott via www.ubathletics.buffalo.edu
Who do you think would win in a game between the New York Bulls and the Non-New York Bulls?