Who is wearing #53 in 2015?
Hometown: Hilton, New York
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Position: Defensive Line
High School: Hilton
Freshman (2014): Gusty redshirted.
Outlook: It will be interesting to see where Gusty goes. Gusty, Demone Harris and Max Perisse are all about the same size. Perisse is slotted at starting defensive tackle while Harris is expected to compete for the starting job at defensive end. This brings up many questions:
Will Leipold will stay with smaller DTs or utilize the bigger bodies on the roster like Xavier Davis, Jake Khoury and Chris Ford? If so, then Gusty has a great shot at DT.
Will Leipold put a premium on a mid-sized DE who can play both inside and on the end? If so, then Gusty is one of 4 defensive linemen with the size to play all four positions on the defensive line.
#53 UB Football Game
October 4, 2007 - UB 31, Ohio 10
A year earlier, the one win Bulls went to Ohio and lost 42-7. In 2007 the one win Bulls hosted Ohio in front of a homecoming crowd just shy of 11,000 fans. UB got their 4th win under Gill and the first against his Nebraska rival Frank Solich.
UB took the lead by riding James Starks. On a 10-play, 79-yard drive Starks ran 9 times for 43 yards and a TD. A second Starks heavy drive, 7 touches for 39 yards, ended in a Brandon Thermilus TD. At the half UB led 14-7.
Ohio's first drive of the second half ended with a Mike Newton interception that resulted in a UB field goal. Ohio answered with a field goal to keep the game within one TD, so UB did what worked before, they gave it to Starks. In their third TD drive, Starks ran the ball down to the 1, and Drew Willy snuck the ball across the goal line for a 24-10 lead.
In the fourth quarter, UB's defense took over nabbing an interception and stopping Ohio on consecutive 4th down tries. To end the game, Starks decided to change it up, instead of a long drive with a lot of touches, Starks took his first carry of the drive 72 yards for a TD.