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Baylor Bears at Buffalo Bulls 1st Quarter Summary

Vaughn Ridley
BAY BUFF
1st Downs 10 2
3rd down efficiency 3-4 1-4
4th down efficiency 1-1 0-0
Total Yards 269 27
Passing 197 19
Comp-Att 9/10 2/4
Yards per pass 19.7 4.8
Rushing 72 8
Rushing Attempts 15 9
Yards per rush 4.8 0.9
Penalties 1-5 0-0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles lost 0 0
Interceptions thrown 0 0
Possession 7:39 7:21

The Bulls started out the game with a moderately effective defense. Baylor was forced to covert two thrid downs and a fourth down en route to a score on the opening drive. I don't think anyone was expecting a stop but UB came close enough to break hearts.

Then the real heartbreaking moment. On third down and short UB used the play action to spring Marcus McGill who was open 10 yards behind the Baylor secondary. The Pass from Licata was perhaps four inches overthrown and it tips just off the outstretched fingertips of McGill.

A great bounce on the ensuing punt put Baylor inside their 10 but two plays later the Bears uncorked an 89 yard touchdown pass and the race was on.

UB followed up with an unimpressive three and out followed by another Baylor march down the field which put the Bulls down 21-0.

Finally, on UB's third series, they managed a couple of first downs but the drive stalled as the Bulls crossed the 50.

On Baylor 4th drive of the game Bryce Petty finally threw an incompletion and on the following play the Bears got their first penalty, a false start. That's how the quarter ended. Baylor 21, UB 0 with tbe bears driving once again.