It’s only week 6 but the Buffalo Bulls entire season may have hung on their match-up against the Ohio Bobcats.
Sitting at 0-1 in the MAC and 2-3 on the season Buffalo could ill afford to drop a home game against one of the better teams in the division. A loss would put the Bulls in a deep hole for both the Division and at getting to a bowl game.
But a win over the Bobcats means that Buffalo is right back in the thick of the MAC east hunt and sitting three wins from Bowl eligibility with six to play.
To make things more complicated Buffalo came into the game missing their staring quarterback, Matt Myers, who got knocked out of the last game against Miami University.
Buffalo thoroughly outplayed Ohio in the first half, but a few key mistakes by the Bulls kept the teams pretty even on the score board.
A Kyle Vantrease touchdown pass to Dominic Johnson gave UB the only score during the first two quarters of play.
In the second half Ohio’s offense found their footing quickly and the Bobcats drove down the field and tied the game up.
From there the teams traded drives several times until a Buffalo fumble recovery followed by a Vantrease bullet to Nunn gave UB the lead.
Ohio though was able to fire right back with a 4 plays, 48 yard drive which tied the game just four minutes later.
Ohio came inches away from taking a three point lead late in the fourth, but their 53 yard field goal hit the crossbar and bounce straight up in the air.
The Bulls drove down and missed a field goal by less than a year and the game went to overtime.
In OT UB socred first but missed their extra point, Ohio matched UB’s touchdown and didn’t miss theirs.
So now the Bulls are 2-4, 0-2 in the MAC and have lost to the two teams likely to be fighting for the division title.
Not a great place to be.