The University at Buffalo football team will return to national television on Saturday, September 29 as UB’s home contest against Army West Point has been selected by CBS Sports Network. The game will kick off at Noon at UB Stadium.
University at Buffalo wide receiver K.J. Osborn was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, the league announced. It marked the third straight week a UB player was honored by the MAC.
Fans of Mid-American Conference football are familiar with the term MACtion. University at Buffalo football fans were introduced to the term first hand in an exciting 35-28 win over Eastern Michigan at UB Stadium on Saturday night. The Bulls beat a 2-0 Eastern Michigan team to improve to 3-0 on the season for the first time since 1983.
The University at Buffalo Division of Athletics and Blue and White Fund have jointly announced a new crowdfunding campaign to support the UB football team. This is the second year UB is offering a crowdfunding campaign, giving donors, alumni and fans an avenue to provide direct support to the program.
The University at Buffalo football team received two of the three weekly awards from the Mid-American Conference on Monday following Saturday’s win at Temple. For the second straight week, quarterback Tyree Jackson was named the MAC East Division Offensive Player of the Week while Cameron Lewis was named the MAC East Division Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career.
Anthony Johnson took a pass over the middle from Tyree Jackson, fought through defenders and willed his way into the endzone for a 29-yard touchdown with 59 seconds left to lift the University at Buffalo football team to a 36-29 win over Temple at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday.
With the NFL season kicking off this weekend, four former University at Buffalo football players find themselves on NFL rosters. Khalil Mack is in Chicago and Mason Schreck is in Cincinnati. In addition, Demone Harris is on Tampa Bay’s practice squad and Kristian Sokoli is on the injured reserve list for the Giants.
After his standout performance in the season opener, University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
Tyree Jackson tossed a career-high six touchdowns passes in just over two quarters of work to lead the University at Buffalo football team to a 48-10 win over Delaware State in the season opener at UB Stadium on Saturday night.
James O’Hagan, a senior center on the University at Buffalo football team, is the 2018 recipient of the 1958 Lambert Cup Football Team Endowed Scholarship. Members of the 1958 football team created this scholarship, and many former players have since contributed to the endowment fund.
The Bulls will have a fourth-year starter at kicker and a first-year starter at punter this season. While the Bulls have a kicker who is ascending the record books, they will have to replace a punter who left his name at the top of the record books.
The defensive backfield is a true mix of veterans and youth. While the cornerback position is stacked with seniors, the Bulls will need to replace both starting safeties with the graduation of Ryan Williamson and Tim Roberts.
The linebacker unit will once again be led by senior Khalil Hodge. The City College of San Francisco transfer has been a revelation since his arrival prior to the 2016 season. The two-time All-MAC linebacker followed up his 123-tackle performance in 2016, by piling up 154 stops in 2017 to lead the MAC and rank second in the nation.
University at Buffalo standout wide receiver Anthony Johnson was named to the Associated Press Preseason All-America Team on Tuesday. Named to the second team, Johnson became the first player in school history honored as an AP Preseason All-American.
Much like the offensive line, the defensive line needs to replace a pair of starters, including All-MAC defensive end Demone Harris - currently a rookie with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fortunately, the Bulls return another All-MAC defensive end in Chuck Harris and other experience on the d-line.
A season ago, Buffalo rolled up over 5,100 yards of total offense. That would not have happened without the effective play of the offensive line. While the Bulls did graduate a pair of starters in Brandon Manosalvas and David Goldsby, UB returns three starters as well as other linemen who saw extensive action in 2017.