UB bounces back from first loss of the season

October 06, 2018 - 5:31 pm
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Seven days after suffering their first loss of the season, the Buffalo Bulls bounced right back with a 34-24 Mid American Conference road win over Central Michigan.  The Bulls have their run game and takeaways to thank for just the second victory in nine career matchups with the Chippewas.  Buffalo’s offense produced 307 yards on the ground while the defense equaled their season total with four interceptions. 

His cohort, true freshman Jaret Patterson, was part of a one two punch that was too much for the Chippewas to handle.  The five foot nine Patterson ran hard all day, breaking tackles and bowling over Chippewas defenders en route to 121 yards on eighteen carries.  His 14 yard touchdown run gave the Bulls breathing room after CMU pulled within 24-17.

The Bulls have won three straight road games in the same season for the first time since 2008.  By improving to 5-1, UB is now one win away from bowl eligibility.  The Bulls are also 2-0 in the MAC for the first time in five years.  They return home to face Akron on Saturday at 12:00.

Kicker Adam Mitcheson was successful on two field goal attempts and moved past Patrick Clarke for the top spot in career scoring.

UB’s defense responded after giving up the back to back touchdowns.  They picked off Central Michigan quarterback Tommy Lazzaro on three straight possessions.  Cam Lewis got his team leading third interception of the season.  Joey Banks and Aapri Washington recorded their first takeaways of the season. Brandon Williams had the Bulls other interception in the first half.

The Bulls needed their rushing offense to carry the day since they were without top wide receiver Anthony Johnson and facing the MAC’s best pass defense as well.  Quarterback Tyree Jackson completed just 10 of 20 passes for 127 yards, one touchdown and one interception.  Although a six yard toss to Tyler Mabry was the Bulls first touchdown of the day and Jackson’s five yard scoring run helped UB build a 17-3 halftime lead.

His cohort, true freshman Jaret Patterson, was part of a one two punch that was too much for the Chippewas to handle.  The five foot nine Patterson ran hard all day, breaking tackles and bowling over Chippewas defenders en route to 121 yards on eighteen carries.  His 14 yard touchdown run gave the Bulls breathing room after CMU pulled within 24-17.

UB’s defense responded after giving up the back to back touchdowns.  They picked off Central Michigan quarterback Tommy Lazzaro on three straight possessions.  Cam Lewis got his team leading third interception of the season.  Joey Banks and Aapri Washington recorded their first takeaways of the season. Brandon Williams had the Bulls other interception in the first half.

Kicker Adam Mitcheson was successful on two field goal attempts and moved past Patrick Clarke for the top spot in career scoring.

The Bulls have won three straight road games in the same season for the first time since 2008.  By improving to 5-1, UB is now one win away from bowl eligibility.  The Bulls are also 2-0 in the MAC for the first time in five years.  They return home to face Akron on Saturday at 12:00.

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