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Buffalo Bulls Record Book Watch For Albany

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Last year there were many multi year starters which made this weekly post very active. This season there are a lot of new faces and a lot of first time starters. So in addition to tracking where guys are all time we will also keep a list of single season records.

Defense

Next week we'll include some of the defensive records. The one that jumps off the page is Boise Ross.

Ross defended 20 passes last season. That mark set a UB record and put Ross 8 away from cracking the top 10 all-timeat UB. The career record of 39 by Gemara Williams may be in danger.

Rushing Records

Keep an eye on Jordan Johnson. While I think Branden Oliver's all time attempts record is going to be safe for a good long while and Lou Corriere is safe until the forward pass is made illegal,  it's conceivable that Johnson might be able to top 200 yards if the line comes together.

Single Game Set by Record Game
Yards Alan Bell 266 Duquesne (11/2/91)
Attempts Branden Oliver 43 Massachusetts (10/19/13)
Touchdowns Lou Corriere 6 Hobart (11/7/42)
Season Set by Record Game
Yards Branden Oliver 1,535 2013
Attempts Branden Oliver 310 2013
Touchdowns Lee Jones / James Starks 16 1966/2008

It's also worth noting that Johnson is only 316 yards out of the all time top 10 at Buffalo. That's not going to happen this Friday but he could get there before conference play starts.

Passing Records

Tyree Jackson and Grant Rohach will each be playing their first year as a Bull so, once again, career marks are out the window. Also the two splitting time this week keeps the single season records safe.

Game Set by Record Game
Yards Joe Licata 497 at Toledo (11/12/13)
Completions Joe Licata 36 at Toledo (11/12/13)
Attempts Joe Licata 58 Bowling Green (10/3/15)
Touchdowns Marty Barrett 6 Alfred (11/12/83)
Season Set by Record Game
Yards Drew Willy 3,304 2008
Completions Drew Willy 304 2008
Attempts Drew Willy 468 2008
Touchdowns Joe Licata 29 2014

But perhaps if either sufficiently out plays the competition and wins the job 100% then some season records may be in danger this year.

I suspect before he is done at UB that Tyree Jackson should challenge for some top 5 record book placements, if not for outright records.

Receiving

Once again a lot of turnover here means that career records are safe. Marcus McGill has an outside chance of cracking the top 10 in a couple of categories this year but it's going to be quite a few weeks before we're there.

Game Set by Record Game
Receptions Chaz Ahmed / James Starks 13 Mercyhurst (10/27/90) / Akron (11/13/08)
Yards Joe D'Amico 218 Cortland (9/12/81)
Touchdowns Chris D'Amico / Alex Neutz 4 Alfred (11/12/83) / Morgan State (9/8/12)
Game Set by Record Game
Receptions Naaman Roosevelt 104 2008
Yards Naaman Roosevelt 1,402 2008
Touchdowns Naaman Roosevelt 13 2008