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Home Sweet Home aka Licataville

Buffalo Has won 8 consecutive games at UB Stadium dating back to October 2012.

Joe Licata is now 8-0 as a starting QB at UB Stadium.

Yesterday's victory was the 42nd win at UB Stadium, the Bulls are 42-75 all time at UBS.

UB lost their first 6 games at UB Stadium before climbing up to 12-22 (35%) at home in 1998. With today's win, UB has now won 36% of their games at UB Stadium. This is the first time UB has ever exceeded the 35% win mark at UB Stadium.

UB was 18-53 at home pre-Gill, but 24-22 at UB Stadium since 2006. During that time, UB has won 14% more at UB Stadium than when they play anywhere else during that time.

With the win, Quinn passed Cirbus as the coach with the most wins at UB Stadium. Quinn also has the best win percentage at UB Stadium.

Coach W L %
Quinn 13 11 54%
Gill 11 11 50%
Cirbus 12 21 36%
Ward 2 9 18%
Hofher 4 23 15%

Despite the Home-Field Advantage, each of the previous five MAC East Champions have played at UB Stadium the season they won the MAC East. (except BGSU, who played at the Ralph) UB is 1-4 in those games.

Year Team Result Score
2009 vs Ohio Loss 24-27
2010 vs Miami Loss 9-21
2011 vs Ohio Win 38-37
2012 vs Kent Loss 7-23
2013 vs BGSU* Loss 7-24

Campbell vs Archer

2014 Devin Campbell VS 2012 Dri Archer
Attempts Yards Yards per TDs TDs per Thru 1 Game Attempts Yards Yards per TDs TDs per
6 37 6.17 0 0 Rushing 8 54 6.75 2 0.25
3 20 6.67 0 0 Receiving 1 8 8.00 0 0.00
2 46 23.00 0 0 Kick Returns 2 155 77.50 1 0.50
9 57 6.33 0 0 Offensive Touches 9 62 6.89 2 4.50
11 103 9.36 0 0 Total Touches 11 217 19.73 3 3.67

I think Campbell is the better option out of the backfield, his speed, plus his ability to catch the ball makes him a more dangerous weapon than the run straight 3 yards at a time Anthone Taylor. I think that method worked for BO because 2-4 times a game BO could break a big run, we haven't seen the speed, burst or vision from Taylor that makes me think he's due to break a big gain on any carry.

That said Campbell needs to make more of his opportunities. He had a swing pass with 3 blockers in front and 3 defenders, ten yards from a touchdown, and he let himself get tripped up. He has to stay on his feet in that situation and get six points.


Licata vs. Willy

V
S
Joe Licata
V
S
66.7% 58.20% 3928 32 11 12.16 7.08 17.34
Win% comp % Yards TDs INTs y/com y/att att/td
16.7% 61.34% 2997 14 19 9.64 5.91 36.21
Drew Willy

Licata's first 18 games have been much more successful than Drew's who didn't really hit his stride until start 22.


Quinn vs. Coach Record Books

WINNING PERCENTAGE, MINIMUM 15 WINS ALL-TIME WINS
RANK COACH W L T WIN % GAMES RANK COACH WINS
1 CLAIR 12 4 1 75.0% 17 1 DANDO 59
2 OFFENHAMER 58 37 5 61.1% 100 2 OFFENHAMER 58
3 URICH 18 12 0 60.0% 30 3 PEELE 38
4 LEE 8 7 0 53.3% 15 4 GILL 20
5 PEELE 38 34 1 52.8% 73 5 URICH 18
6 DANDO 59 64 1 48.0% 124 5 QUINN 18
7 WILSON 12 15 3 44.4% 30
8 DEMING 8 12 0 40.0% 20
8 GILL 20 30 0 40.0% 50
10 POWELL 13 22 5 37.1% 40
11 QUINN 18 32 0 36.0% 50

If Quinn defeats Army, he would jump Powell for 10th in win percentage, and jump Doc Urich for sole possession of 5th place in wins as a UB Coach.

I think it's kind of funny that Turner Gill, the most successful coach in UB's FBS history has a dictionary entry describing his 5-7 teams' lack of discipline, because his predecessor finished his coaching career 1-10 before he left and we have no entry describing that. 2009 created many spoiled fans.

Anyway, Gill coached 50 games, Quinn has now coached 50 games Quinn joins seven other UB coaches to reach that milestone:

Coach_win_at_50

With both coaches at 50 career games, Quinn's teams fell 4% short of Gill's. Gill of course took a team that won 7 of 50 prior to his arrival, and improved the team by 26%, winning 20 games, the third best turnaround in UB history. Quinn was unable to build on the success initially, but fortunately after destroying the program, he has built it back up to around the level it was in 2009.

Top Transitions From Peele to Quinn
Rank New Coach Old Coach Win % Inc
#1 Offenhamer Febel 37.50%
#2 Peele Van Bibber 33.30%
#3 Gill Hofher 26.00%
#4 Cirbus Ward 15.60%
#5 Urich Offenhamer 6.70%
#6 Ward Sanders 0.00%
#7 Quinn Gill -4.00%
#8 Sanders Dando -5.00%
#9 Dando Deming -10.00%
#10 Clair Peele -10.70%

FCS win streak

UB is now 6-4 against FCS teams since 1999. They lost their first 4 FCS games, but have now won 6 straight. UB's average margin of victory in those ten games is only 7 points, and 40% of UB's FCS games have been within two scores:

FCS Challenges
YEAR OPP. UB OPP. MARGIN
2002 Lehigh 26 37 -11
1999 Hofstra 13 20 -7
2013 Stony Brook 26 23 3
2014 Duquesne 38 28 10

Taylor vs. BO vs. Starks

Year RB Opponent ATT Yards TDs Avg
2014 Taylor Duquesne 30 115 2 3.83
2013 Oliver Ohio State 26 73 0 2.81
2011 Oliver Pittsburgh 35 114 1 3.26
2008 Starks UTEP 31 179 0 5.77
2007 Starks Rutgers 18 21 0 1.17
07, 08, 11, 13 Average 27.5 96.75 0.25 3.52

Taylor had a good day, outpacing the average 1st game of the four best seasons of UB Running Backs. However, the four best seasons all started with much tougher games than FCS Duquesne.

Willoughby vs Naaman & Neutz

Player Year Opponent Receptions Yards TDs Yds/Rec Rec/TD
Naaman 2008 UTEP 4 154 2 38.5 2
Neutz 2012 Georgia 5 52 1 10.4 5
Naaman 2009 UTEP 5 91 1 18.2 5
Neutz 2013 Ohio State 9 98 1 10.88888889 9
average 5.75 98.75 1.25 17.17391304 4.6
Willoughby 2014 Duquesne 10 132 2 13.2 5

Willoughby is on pace to have one of the great receiving seasons in UB history.

Taylor and Willoughby 100/100 Club

Taylor and Willoughby take over the 100/100 reigns from BO and Neutz. For some reason under Quinn, UB still seems to play poorly when their star receiver and running back both have big days.

Star RB, Star WR Both Over 100 Yards
Players Opponents Result Rush + Rec Yards TDs Yds/Touch Touch/TD
Oliver/Neutz Morgan St '12 Win 33 392 6 11.88 5.50
Oliver/Neutz EMU '13 Win 30 254 3 8.47 10
Oliver/Neutz Toledo '13 Loss 32 270 3 8.44 10.67
Campbell/Neutz WMU '12 Win 31 247 2 7.97 15.5
Oliver/Neutz Toledo '12 Loss 30 236 1 7.87 30
Oliver/Neutz NIU '11 Loss 37 247 1 6.68 37
Taylor/Willoughby Duquesne '14 Win 40 247 4 6.18 10
Oliver/Neutz Pittsburgh '11 Loss 45 222 1 4.93 45