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24 Hours to kickoff: Boise Ross

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Boise Ross

Hometown: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Year: Junior

Position: Cornerback

High School: Liberty

Freshman: (2013): Ross played in 9 games and was 1-0 as a starter. He caught 13 balls for 156 yards finishing the regular season hot with 11 catches for 136 yards coming in the final 3 games.

Sophomore (2014): Ross played in all 11 games and was 4-4 as a starter. In the first two games of the year Ross caught 8 balls for 69 yards. As a defender for the rest of the year, Ross recorded 26 tackles, defended 7 passes, recorded 50% of UB's total interceptions (1 of 2) against BGSU and Ross scored on a 75-yard fumble return against Ohio.

Outlook: Ross improved every week, and was a big reason for UB's defensive stand in the final two games of the year. With the defense overhauled with a new scheme and mostly new players, Ross is going to have to play at All-MAC levels if UB wants a shot at a successful season.

#1 UB Football Game - 1st Half

October 8, 2011 - UB 24, Ohio 17

After 1 quarter, Branden Oliver had 13 runs for 46 yards and 2 TDs, Ohio's offense only had 11 plays, 36 yards and a TD. A pair of long well executed drives led to two BO TDs, but UB special teams failed them, allowing a 67 yard kick return that set up a quick Ohio score.

The run established in the first quarter opened up passing lanes in the second quarter, and Chazz Anderson took advantage when he found Alex Neutz for a 36-yard TD to give UB a 21-7 lead.  Ohio answered when their other long time nemesis (the first being special teams coverage) a running QB struck. Tyler Tettleton ran 40 yards for a TD to keep the game close.

BO answered with a 58-yard run down to the 2, but the Bulls weren't able to score a TD and had to settle for a field goal. With time running out in the half, Ohio drove to the 5, but a solid tackle by Najja Johnson and a sack by Steven Means kept the Bobcats out of the end zone. A field goal cut the UB lead to 7, 24-17 at the half.