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Army Scores 47 Points on Buffalo

Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

It's now time to ask the hard questions for Buffalo.

In the wake of losing Khalil Mack, Najja Johnson, Colby Way, Derek Brim and a host of defensive starters, do the Bulls have the players to win seven games this year, even with two FCS teams on the schedule? Right now it certainly does not look like UB has a squad and coaching needed to stop other teams for 60 minutes.

Buffalo surged late offensively but the game ended with a 47-39 Army victory over the Bulls. They let Larry Dixon ran for a career-high 174 yards and two touchdowns, but he was just one of six Army players to score as the Black Knights gained 341 yards rushing and snapped a five-game losing streak.

UB had two drives into the Army redzone in the first quarter but walked away with only six points. Then the Bulls' inability to handle Army's offense saw them set up the Black Knights to a 47-17 4th Quarter lead.

Joe Licata led the Bulls to 22 4th quarter points making it a one-possession game on Devin Campbell's 8-yard catch with 2:42 left, which ended up as the final score of the game. The Bulls had one more chance, but Licata threw two incompletions after the defense forced a punt and UB fell a yard short of a first down.

Licata was 34 of 49 for 396 yards and five touchdowns, while Marcus McGill had six catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns.