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UB is a six-point underdog at Central Michigan on Saturday. The Bulls are 3-1 vs. the spread so far this season. They failed to cover the seven-point spread against Temple. ---Rodney McKissic

For the third time in four weeks UB has had a player honored by the Mid-American Conference. Senior receiver Ernest Jackson was named the MAC East Division special teams player of the week on Monday after his career day at No. 5 ranked Missouri. Jackson returned a kick 97 yards for a touchdown, the first of his career and only the second in the Bulls' Division I-A era. …

Columbia, Mo. - UB trailed No. 5 Missouri by six points midway through the third quarter before the Tigers scored 15 unanswered points to pull away for a 42-21 victory. The Bulls were 34-point underdogs heading into the game. ---Rodney McKissic

The Tigers' Derrick Washington scored on a TD run with 1:25 remaining in the third to give Missouri a 33-21 lead heading into the fourth quarter. ---Rodney McKissic

In the second quarter, the Bulls scored on a 32-yard touchdown pass from Drew Willy to Ernest Jackson and forced two Missouri turnovers to keep the game close at halftime, 20-14. Missouri Heisman candidate Chase Daniel is 20 of 23 for 198 yards, but has yet to throw a TD pass. ---Rodney McKissic

Columbia, Mo. - Thanks to a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Ernest Jackson, the Bulls trail Missouri 10-7 at the end of the first quarter. Jackson's kick return is the Bulls first for a TD since Naaman Roosevelt's at Bowling Green on Sept. 9, 2006 and only the second since 1989.---Rodney McKissic 

Columbia, Mo. - Starting tailback James Starks will not play in today's game against No. 5 Missouri because of a hip injury suffered during the Bulls' win last week against Temple. The injury was originally thought to be a leg bruise. Starks practiced this week but is being held out as a precautionary measure in hopes his condition will improve for next week's game at Cen…

UB athletics director Warde Manuel interviewed for the AD position at the University of Washington recently, according to a source close to the situation, a job that was officially filled by acting Washington AD Scott Woodward on Wednesday. It is not clear whether Manuel was a finalist for the job, but the source said he flew to Seattle twice to meet with Washington offic…

You can vote here for Drew Willy's Hail Mary to Naaman Roosevelt as the Week 3 Pontiac Game Changing Performance. ---Rodney McKissic

Senior defensive tackle Ronald Hilaire will not be available for the Missouri game because of a leg injury suffered during UB's win Saturday over Temple. Hilaire, who is also one of the team's captains, was injured just before halftime and didn't return. Junior Dane Robinson will start in place of Hilaire with junior Kevin Johnson and true freshman Richie Smith expected to…

If Lane Kiffin's days are numbered as the Oakland Raiders' coach, he may land on his feet as the next coach at Syracuse. And it could happen sooner than you think. ---Rodney McKissic

St. Joe's grad Naaman Roosevelt was named the MAC East Division offensive player of the week on Monday. The junior wideout had eight receptions for 132 yards and caught a 35-yard Hail Mary as time expired to lift the Bulls to a 30-28 win over Temple on Saturday. Following a Temple touchdown, Buffalo got the ball with 38 seconds left on its own 40-yard line. Roosevelt a…

The Niagara women's hockey team will be down an assistant coach as the Purple Eagles begin to prepare for the upcoming season, now only 17 days away. Allison Coomey, who was one of the original players for the Niagara program and served as an assistant coach on Monteagle Ridge for four years, has taken a similar position with Boston University. Coomey joins Katie Lachape…