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8 days to kickoff: Houston Glass

Who is wearing #8 in 2015?

Houston Glass

Hometown: Kentwood, Michigan

Year: Junior

Position: Safety

High School: East Kentwood

Freshman: (2013): Played in final 11 games of the year recording 11 tackles.

Sophomore (2014): Played in every game recording 5 tackles.

Outlook: Glass has played on the 2nd team at safety, with a late camp injury probably ending his chance at being a day 1 starter. Should provide depth and continue to work on special teams this year.

#8 UB Football Game

November 21, 2008 - UB 40, BGSU 34

When the 6-4 (4-2) Bulls faced the 5-5 (3-3) Falcons a UB win would mean a trip to the MAC Championship. UB started the game with purpose, gaining 48 yards on 11 plays, with James Starks running five times for 17 yards and catching a 17 yard pass. UB would miss two passes on the BGSU 32 and turn the ball over on downs, and from there fail to move the ball on every drive of the first half. After the initial 11-plays for 48 yards, UB ran 15 plays for 16 yards.

Meanwhile, BGSU put together two TD drives, and threatened for a third but Mike Newton intercepted Tyler Sheehan at the 2 with 17 seconds remaining in the half to send the game into halftime with UB down only 14-0.

Any momentum from the defensive stop was lost as BGSU opened the second half with a 9 play 68-yard TD drive to give BGSU a 21-0 lead. Aided by BGSU penalties and a 24-yard pass to Naaman Roosevelt, Drew Willy got the Bulls on the board with a 1-yard TD run. Bowling Green responded with a punishing 14 play TD drive that took 7:42 off the clock. After a failed extra point, UB's deficit was 20, with only 13 minutes remaining in the game.

Drew Willy hit Brett Hamlin on four consecutive passes for 44 yards and Starks finished off a quick scoring drive with a 12-yard run to bring UB within two TDs, 27-13 after a missed extra point by UB. The game seemed lost with 6 minutes left, when UB attempted to convert 4th and 6 on their own 26 and failed. A BGSU score of any kind probably would have sealed the win, but the Falcons attempted to get a first down on 4th and 4 from the 20 instead of attempting the field goal that would have made the game a 3 possession game. BGSU failed, UB's offense took the field and 96 seconds later, Brett Hamlin was in the end zone.

With 2:29 remaining in the game, UB kicked and recovered an onside kick and Naaman Roosevelt caught 4 passes for 36 yards including a 5-yard TD reception to complete the comeback and send the game into overtime.

In overtime, UB started with a James Starks run, which did not work, it was stuffed for a loss of one. On the next play, Willy found Brett Hamlin for a 26-yard touchdown. BGSU answered with a touchdown. In the second overtime, BGSU decided to attempt to score from the 2 on 4th down, but their pass fell incomplete, meaning UB would need only a field goal to win. UB again started conservative with a James Starks run on 1st down, but this time, Starks burst through the defense, (Video and Peck at: shed through a couple of tackles and willed himself into the end zone, and into the MAC Championship game.