This week was an extremely good time to turn football’s year around. On paper Buffalo made positive gains with a flourishing offense, but the score does not resemble that. UB could not turn 413 net yards into points and that would utterly doom the Bulls from the start.
The first quarter started in the worst imaginable way for the Bulls. After receiving the kickoff, Ohio threw a bomb to the right and scored on the first play to gain a 7-0 advantage. Throughout the quarter Buffalo moved the ball down the field pretty well but costly mistakes let Ohio keep knocking on the door for more points.
A Tyree Jackson pass was later intercepted in dangerous territory. Thankfully, the Bulls defense was able to clamp down on Ohio and hold them to a field goal. But, things quickly fell apart from there as Buffalo gave up 17 points to the Bobcats in the second quarter—letting Ohio cruise to a win. After another Bobcat rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter, the game ended with an Ohio advantage of 34-10.
UB’s stats in this matchup are perplexing. For the second time in UB freshman quarterback history, Tyree Jackson had over 300 yards. The problem is that untimely stops and sacks kept the freshman from finding the end zone. Jackson was sacked 5 times for a loss of 27 yards by a vicious Ohio defensive line.
With that being said, the passing game was still healthy. Mason Schreck had himself a night with 120 yards and UB’s only touchdown. Marcus McGill and Malcolm Robinson also got into the mix with 40 and 73 yards respectively.
With the loss, Buffalo moves to 2-7 on the season and for the third straight year they will not be bowl eligible. They’ll take a nice break from action and an extra couple of days of for now before they face Miami (OH) next Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 1:00PM and the game will air on ESPN3.
More will be said on this game later.