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82 days to kickoff: Kevin Rogers and Buffalo gets robbed by Cribbs

Can Kevin Rogers bring back the Wild Bull formation?

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Who is wearing #82 in 2015?

Kevin Rogers

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Year: Redshirt Freshman

Position: Tight End

High School: Anderson

Freshman (2014): Rogers Redshirted

Overall: A HS Quarterback, Rogers at (his spring listed size) 6'3 230 pounds is the backup TE most similar in size to the 6'5 245 pound starters. His size may be the key in the battle for the #3 TE position..

#82 UB Football Game

November 22, 2003 - UB 24, Kent 34

With 434 yards of total offense, UB had one of their best offensive outputs to date led by four runners. Dave Dawson (15 for 67), Jared Patterson (8 for 60), Aaron Leeper (8 for 56) and Quarterback P.J. Piskorik (12 for 69) combined for 252 yards rushing on 43 carries.

Buffalo was down 13-3 late in the first half when QB sensation Josh Cribbs broke through on 3rd and 2 for an 80-yard TD run. Buffalo answered with a Piskorik to Matt Knueven 23-yard TD reception to leave UB down 20-10 with 77 seconds left before halftime. Cribbs threw a 52-yard pass to instantly get Kent in the Red Zone and threw a TD pass with 19 seconds remaining in the half, to put Kent up 27-10.

In the third quarter, the UB defense adjusted to stop Cribbs. He started the 2nd half 2 for 8 passing for 31 yards with 1 sack for -9 yards, and 3 runs for -5 yards. Meanwhile Aaron Leeper was hit late out of bounds after running for 16 yards; the personal foul pushed UB into scoring position, which they quickly capitalized on with a 6-yard Jared Patterson TD run. The next UB drive ended with a second PJ to Knueven TD pass.

With the lead cut to 3, and 12 minutes left in the game, UB needed a stop to continue the momentum. Unfortunately, Josh Cribbs stepped up, breaking another long TD run, this time from 56-yards out to seal the 34-24 Kent victory. This was a great game in UB history, both because it was a high scoring and hard fought match, but also because UB fans were able to see Josh Cribbs before he electrified the NFL as a return specialist.