Trying something a bit new going forward; because of my limited time to sit down and write long in-depth pieces on the football team's games like I had been the first 3 weeks, I've decided to move it over to a video format. This way I can flesh out all my thoughts in a quick and easy way. I'll type up one key point from each phase of the game in the text but for the rest you'll just have to watch the video. I'm also looking for a name for this so if you have a suggestion leave it in the comments below!
Untimely Turnovers ultimately cost UB the win: UB had pulled to within 3 after a brilliant touchdown drive that culminated in Collin Lisa's first career touchdown and Marcus McGill got the two-point conversion on a trickeration play. It seemed like UB was going on a roll and looked like they were going to come back and win the game. Then they turned over the ball twice on their last two drives after the defense had forced back-to-back three-and-outs. Critical mistakes like that during TWO potential game winning drives will always result in a loss.
Another solid performance: You may be quick to judge the defense's performance against the rush Saturday, but, after giving up runs of 91 and 55 yards in the 1st quarter, the Bulls locked down and only allowed 142 yards on the ground the rest of the way. The pass defense was excellent once again, holding Tyler Stewart to only 90 yards passing on the day. Boise Ross looked more like a bona fide star as he collected four more pass breakups, putting him at 12 on the season which is good for first in the nation.
No critical mistakes, blocking has improved: The blocking for Tyler Grassman has looked much improved from the horrid outings in weeks 1 and 2. Also, Adam Mitcheson got back on track this week hitting both of his field goal attempts from 43 and 33 yards.