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#91 Demone Harris and the '03 Marshall Game

Summer is over. It is countdown to kickoff season. In 2012, Bull Run wanted you to "Know Your Bulls" In 2013 Bull Run took you on the "Road to Columbus" This year Bull Run is counting down the top games in UB football's FBS history.

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Who is wearing #91 in 2015?

Demone Harris

Hometown: Buffalo, New York

Year: Redshirt Sophomore

Position: Defensive End

High School: Bishop Timon-St. Jude

Freshman (2013): Harris walked-on to UB and redshirted

Redshirt Freshman (2014): Harris did not see any action, but impressed enough to earn a scholarship

Outlook: Harris is in competition to start at defensive end this year. At 6'4 270, Harris is the right size to be an impact defensive end. UB has had success with local stars, Aaron Leeper, Naaman Roosevelt, Domonic Cook, Alex Neutz, Joe Licata, Steven Means and Adam Redden to name a few. Harris could be the next hometown Bull to excel in Amherst.

#91 UB Football Game

October 18, 2003 - UB 16, Marshall 26

Buffalo was the worst team in football carrying a 17-game losing streak. Marshall won the MAC East the previous six years, winning the MAC five times in that span.

Losing streaks are fascinating. How does a team that cannot find a way to win, win?

The 2002 and 2003 UB teams were often overmatched, but were also often unlucky:

18 Game Losing Streak 2002-03
Games Points For Points Allowed Margin of Victory
Outclassed 6 7 51 44
Outmatched 5 15 38 22
Unlucky 7 15 24 9

UB's losing streak continued as they were downed at Ohio by 2, lost to Kent at home by 4, and at UCF by 9. After a 56 point loss against the Big Ben Roethlisberger Miami Redhawks, UB faced another chance at embarrassment, a likely homecoming blowout at the hands of the dominant Marshall Thundering Herd.

Marshall cruised to a 19-3 lead at halftime but early in the third quarter Marshall RB Earl Charles fumbled and Aaron Sanders recovered at the 18-yard line. Four plays later, Chris McDuffie scored from 1 yard out to make the score 19-9.

On the next Marshall drive, a J.J. Gibson sack on 3rd down forced a punt. On a key 3rd and 17, P.J. Piskorik found Gabriel McClover for 25 yards to keep the drive alive. Aaron Leeper broke UB into the red zone with a 24-yard run and Chad Upshaw fought through pass interference to bring down a 2-yard touchdown reception.

With 12 minutes remaining, Buffalo was within three points and had all the momentum. UB's defense held again but Marshall forced a UB three-and-out, flipping the field position, exasperated by a UB personal foul on the ensuing punt. Marshall took over on the 44, moved quickly down the field with a 14-yard run by Earl Charles and a 24-yard reception by Darius Watts, and scored a touchdown to secure a 26-16 lead with five minutes remaining.

Buffalo's offense couldn't move the ball past midfield and the Herd escaped Amherst with the ten-point victory.

Despite the loss, UB's fight in the second half carried over to their next game, a gritty 26-17 victory over Ohio.