All eyes were on Drew Anderson in his first career start but it was running back Emmanuel Reed who stole the show. Behind a solid showing by Reed UB triumphed at Kent 27-13.
Between a three and out and a fist down interception UB’s offense put on only 4 plays in their first two drives. Thankfully early on the Defense did it’s part. Sacks be Khalil Hodge and Demone Harris twice stopped the flashes in their tracks before UB’s offense woke up.
It was not Drew Anderson who got things moving but Emmanuel Reed. Reed was the sole weapon on a 4 play 80 yard drive which featured a 55 and 18 yard runs.
It was not until UB’s 4th possession that Drew Anderson completed a pass, but even on that drive it was once again Reed doing most of the work, closing out the drive with his second touchdown of the game.
Kent responded with a quick strike 75 yard touchdown pass to take the edge off of UB’s momentum.
UB’s defense and special teams would step up, holding Kent to punt and then Kobe Green blocked the punt to give UB the field at the 8 yard line, two plays later Reed scored again giving the Bulls a 20-7 lead.
Kent used two drives near the end of the first, to close the game to a 20-13 score at the half.
The Flashes took the first drive of the second half all the way inside the UB one yard line before the Bulls defense stopped Kent on fourth.
With the ball on his own six inch line Drew Anderson used a hard count to force a Kent off sides and then he used a read option to take the ball 64 yards. Eventually aided by a roughing the kicker penalty the Bulls would score another touchdown.
The score would hold and UB would walk away with the win, their third in a row.