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Buffalo Bulls Quarterback Matt Myers is not practicing Kyle Vantrease taking starting snaps.

NCAA Football: Buffalo at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo head coach Lance Leipold informed the media that Matt Myers, the freshman starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bulls, has not been practicing this week due to upper body injuries he suffered against the Miami Redhawks in UB’s last game.

Myers was pummeled against Miami University. He was only sacked twice but was hit multiple times just after releasing the ball. He was pulled late in the game after one such hit.

The pressure in Miami got the best of the freshman who was just 4 for 16, pulling his season average down to 45% completion. But through four games Myers had managed six touchdowns against only four interceptions and seemed to be growing into the role.

While Myers is still the starter on the Buffalo’s two deep this week it’s been Kyle Vantrease taking snaps with the first team.

Vantrease, a Redshirt Sophomore, has only thrown five passes this season. He was three for four late in the Miami game with the one in completion being a fade to the end zone which hit the receivers hands. The pass would have brought the Bulls to within 7 points mid way through the fourth quarter.

Buffalo’s hosts the Ohio Bobcats this week. In this series no visiting team has won since 2009 and the Bulls need a victory to keep from picking up their fourth loss this year, and falling too far behind in the division.