Only twice in the modern history of UB Athletics have the Bulls hit the "Bowl Eligible mark". Interestingly enough they both happened on the road in North East Ohio.
In 2008, in the time before Bull Run, UB headed off to face Akron in an attempt to get their sixth win and take sole possession of first place in the Mid American Conference East division.
The game went into two overtimes and was won mainly on the legs of James Starks. The now Green Bay running back carried the ball 37 times for 151 yards and got int the endzone three times. His last score came early in the fourth and capped a 16 plays 89 yard drive which put the Bulls ahead 24-17.
Akron fought back, railing off an 80 yard drive to tie the game with 23 seconds remaining.
In the fourth overtime A.J. Principe kicked a 40-yard field goal to give Buffalo a 43-40 victory. It was UB's first 6 win season in the FBS and it was Akron's last game in the Rubber Bowl.
In 2013 the 5-2 UB Bulls took a trip to Kent State.
46 days to kickoff: 2013 Bulls become bowl eligible - Bull Run
The 5-2 (3-0) Bulls looked to become bowl eligible for the second time in FBS history. To do so, they would have to defeat the defending MAC East champs in their building. The Bulls put together a near perfect game and stayed perfect in MAC play.
This weekend Lance Leipold, in his first season, hopes to take UB to their third Bowl, and the game will be in Akron Ohio.
Once again the Road to bowl eligibility goes down route 90 towards Cleveland.