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Buffalo Bulls Dominate Rutgers

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Going into a B1G stadium favored, and seeking their first ever win against an opponent who was in the conference (not counting UB’s defeat of Penn State in 1900)

The Bulls made a few early mental mistakes that let Rutgers get out to a 3-0 lead.

Isaiah King tried to field a kickoff which was going out of bounds, sticking UB at the 16 when they could have started at the 35. On the ensuing drive a drop by George Rushing capped a 3-0 which gave Rutgers good field position.

The Scarlet Knights easily drove on the UB defense until they got deep into the red zone. The defense held and Rutgers took a 3-0 lead.

On the next UB drive AJ Johnson let the ball go through his hands, and into the hands of a Rutgers defender.

Johnson would make up for that mistake on the next drive, hauling in a 42 yard touchdown pass to put the Bulls on top.

UB extended their lead on the next possession when Jaret Patterson broke a 42 yard touchdown run, putting the Bulls up 14-3.

The Scarlet Knights answered with a 55 yard drive, capped off by a field goal to get back to within a score.

UB Answered when Tyree Jackson rolled to the left, extending a play, until he found Anthony Johnson for a 59 yard pass, down to the Rutgers two yard line, Kevin Marks punched it in to give the Bulls a 21-6 lead.

Jackson used Charley Jones for a 53 yard strike to extend the lead to 28-6, another throw on the next drive to Tyler Mabry put UB up 35-6 at the end of the half.

The Bulls and Knights traded possessions in the third quarter, sending the game into the 4th with the same 35-6 score.

Rutgers closed to a 22 point deficit early in the 4th but UB would close out the scoring with a late touchdown, sealing the 42-13 victory.