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12 Hours to kickoff: Anthone Taylor

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Anthone Taylor

Hometown: Huber Heights, Ohio

Year: Redshirt Senior

Position: Running Back

High School: Wayne

Freshman: (2011): Taylor played in 7 games and ran 4 times for 20 yards against Stony Brook.

Sophomore (2012): Redshirted.

Redshirt Sophomore (2013): Taylor played in 9 games and ran 82 times for 399 yards and 3 TDs and caught 7 passes for 45 yards. Ran for 118 yards against Stony Brook and for 154 yards against Miami.

Redshirt Sophomore (2014): Taylor started every game  games and ran 282 times for 1,403 yards and 12 TDs while catching 16 passes for 108 yards. He ran for 237 yards against UMass (#4 most in single game), 222 against Miami (#8) and 219 against Bowling Green (#9). Overall, Taylor fell 132 yards short of UB"s best rushing season, thanks in part to Kent State not driving very good.

Outlook: Taylor will start again and will only be 1,318 yards shy of having the second best rushing career in UB history. In the Quinn offense, Taylor was the engine, in the Leipold offense, we'll have to wait and see how Taylor's usage will be effected, especially with Johnson, Campbell and Hawkins waiting in the wings.

#1 UB Football Game - 2nd Half

October 8, 2011 - UB 38, Ohio 37

Ohio tied the game early in the 3rd quarter and took the lead when LaVon Brazill ran for a 67 yard touchdown. On the next play, Chazz Anderson found Ed Young who ran for his life on a 90-yard TD scamper, which created my favorite UB picture ever (see below).

Ohio moved down to the 12 where Cortney Lester intercepted a Tyler Tettleton pass to keep the game tied. Ohio took the lead again early in the fourth quarter when Ohio kicked a field goal. UB responded with an epic 18-play 78 yard drive. After fumbling on the first play, Branden Oliver manufactured 71 of the 78 yards of the drive.

Ohio was able to drive down the field, but again the UB defense held them to a field goal to maintain a 38-37 UB lead. On Ohio's final drive, Tyler Tettleton was sacked by Richie Smith on 4th and 5 to give UB the ball and the win.