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The University at Buffalo’s hopes for a bowl game lives to see another week, thanks in most part to the duo of quarterback Tyree Jackson and wide receiver Anthony Johnson. The two hooked up for four touchdowns through the air Thursday night as the Bulls came away with a 40-24 win at Ball State. UB improved to 5-6 overall and 3-4 in the Mid-American Conference, whic…

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Kickoff: 7 p.m. Thursday. TV: CBS Sports Network. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: Buffalo 4-6 (2-4 in MAC), Ball State 2-8 (0-6). Last time out: The Bulls snapped a four-game losing streak last Tuesday, downing Bowling Green 38-28. Quarterback Tyree Jackson was prolific, throwing for 406 yards and three touchdowns, while running back Theo Anderson ran for 133 y…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Niagara men's basketball: The Purple Eagles took advantage of St. Bonaventure guard Jaylen Adams' injury to start  their season with a bang. Niagara downed the NCAA Tournament-hopeful Bonnies in the Riley Center Friday night. Kahlil Dukes scored a team-leading 23 point…

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Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday TV: ESPNU Radio: ESPN 1520 Records: Buffalo 3-6 (1-4 in MAC), Bowling Green 2-7 (2-3) Gameday: Tickets are $30. There is no Tailgate Series concert this week, but Stampede Square opens at 4:30 p.m. Last time out: UB starting quarterback Tyree Jackson returned to action after missing over a month with a knee injury, but it wasn'…

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After warming up two weeks ago against Miami (Ohio), University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson was itching to get back on the field. Since he hadn't been cleared by doctors he was relegated to the sidelines, but by going through the motions he could tell he was close. By the time the Akron game rolled around last Saturday, it'd been over a month since he was knock…

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If the University at Buffalo wants to make their first bowl appearance under head coach Lance Leipold, the Bulls are going to need to make quite the run. UB currently sits at 3-6, meaning it'll need to win the last three games to be bowl eligible. Leipold, in his third year directing the program, said it isn't something the team directly discusses, but it's certainly in…

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Quarterback Drew Anderson has waited a long time for his Division I opportunity. He wasn't sure he'd ever get this chance at all. "Probably more than one time throughout my whole college career I thought maybe I wouldn't be back here," Anderson said. "My family always supported me to keep chasing this." Anderson, an impressive three-sport athlete at Miramonte (Calif.…

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Emmanuel Reed is used to playing behind other running backs. For two years in high school he played behind his older brother, Micah. Once he came to the University at Buffalo, he once again found himself behind older talent, first in 1,000-yard career rusher Jordan Johnson and now second on the depth chart to junior Johnathan Hawkins. But patience has never been a pr…

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Lance Leipold will see a familiar face on the opposite sideline Thursday night against Minnesota, but P.J. Fleck is coaching a new team with a new staff that complicates preparations for UB leading up to its season opener. Fleck, who rose to coaching stardom after taking Western Michigan from 1-11 in his first year in 2013 to 13-1 last season, took the Gophers' head-coa…

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The shadow of Khalil Mack looms over the University at Buffalo in many good ways and one bad way. The Oakland Raiders All-Pro sackmaster obviously is UB's most famous football alumnus. He's a source of pride for everyone who cares about the Bulls. Two mannequins sporting Mack's No. 46 are front and center in the UB football offices as an unquestionable recruiting tool. …

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By any measure, Tyree Jackson stands out on the University at Buffalo football field. The 6-foot-7, 245-pound sophomore quarterback is the No. 1 reason for optimism about the UB offense this season because he is such an impressive physical specimen. Another year of healthy eating and weight training have made Jackson faster entering Bulls training camp, which began o…

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CANTON, Ohio -- University at Buffalo football coach Lance Leipold thinks his house is getting in order. In a figurative sense, the family room is not yet fully furnished, and the in-ground pool remains a hole in the back yard. Is the kitchen updated with the finest appliances? Not yet. But Leipold looks at the basement and sees the cracks in the walls repaired. The …