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71 days to kickoff: Hofher beats Brian Kelly

#71 UB Football Game

November 13, 2004 - UB 36, Central Michigan 6

In the only meeting between the bread in UB's Gill coaching sandwich, Jim Hofher took on Brian Kelly and CMU offensive coordinator/future UB coach Jeff Quinn.

In a glimpse of what UB fans would see for the majority of five years under Quinn, the CMU offense moved the ball but could not score. UB capitalized on their opportunities in the second quarter to turn the game into a laugher.

UB scored on 4 consecutive drives despite only completing 1 pass, and missed a field goal on their fifth drive to take a 28-0 lead into halftime. In the second quarter, UB's defense completely shut down CMU's offense and UB responded with points.

UB's first score was a 9-yard run by Steven King set up by a 34-yard run by QB P.J. Piskorik. After a CMU 3-and-out, UB traveled 53-yards in 2:26, punched in by Chris McDuffie from 11 yards out. Another CMU 3-and-out drive was ended with a 15-yard punt that gave the Bulls the ball at the CMU 20 yard line. 4 plays later, Piskorik ran into the end zone from 4 yards out for a 21-0 UB lead. Another CMU three-and-out led to a Bryan Cummings punt block recovered and returned for a TD by Gabriel McClover.

UB only completed 7 passes on the day, while QB P.J. Piskorik led all runners with 85 yards on 10 carries. The defense was the star of the day: UB recorded 8 sacks and 13 tackles for a loss. Phil Jacques had two sacks and a forced fumble recovered by Kirk Berry. Jamal Chisam recorded an interception, Bryan Cummings recorded two sacks and a punt block and Rich Sanders recorded 6 tackles and 2 sacks including a safety. The win was UB's first over a MAC West team, and UB's only win over CMU to date.