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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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As the mike linebacker and defensive signal caller, University at Buffalo's Khalil Hodge has to be aware of everything on the field. He says he's like the defensive quarterback. Hodge gets the play from the sidelines, reads the offensive set and adjusts the defense accordingly. Once the ball is snapped, he has a split second to make a decision, find the ball carrier and…

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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…

Bills

Khalil Mack was sporting a University at Buffalo T-shirt as the Oakland Raiders boarded the plane for their flight to Buffalo in advance of Sunday's game, as seen in the tweet below. Mack has declined this week to talk about the meaning of his return to Buffalo, although he will be featured on CBS' pregame show, "The NFL Today." A crew from CBS, which is broadcasting t…

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Kickoff: 11:30 a.m. Saturday. TV: CBS Sports Network. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: Buffalo 3-5 (1-3 in MAC), Akron 4-4 (3-1). Last time out: The Bulls lost for a third straight time Saturday against Miami (Ohio), 24-14. True freshman QB Kyle Vantrease started for the first time in his career due to a Drew Anderson injury the week prior. He threw for 202 yard…

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Earlier this week, we told you about the surge in recruiting interest for Austin Alexander, a wide receiver for St. Thomas More in Oakdale, Conn., who also happens to be the younger brother of Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander. Austin told The Buffalo News that Cal — his brother's alma mater — is among the schools looking at him the hardest, along with Rutgers, Pi…

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University at Buffalo red-shirt LeDarius Mack usually finds some way to watch his brother, Khalil, play on Sundays. Whether that's finding the Oakland Raiders on TV or frequently updating his Twitter feed, he's following along. This week, he'll get a much closer view. The first-year Bull is joining his family at New Era Field to watch his brother suit up against the Bil…

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Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. Saturday TV: ESPN3 Radio: ESPN 1520 Records: Buffalo 3-4 (1-2 in MAC), Miami 2-5 (1-2) Last time out: UB lost quarterback Drew Anderson to an upper-body injury late in the first half against Northern Illinois, forcing third-stringer Kyle Vantrease into action. The defense was stout, but the offense struggled with Vantrease under center. N…

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For the second straight year, the University at Buffalo's secondary has been dominant. After finishing last year No. 1 in the MAC in passing defense, the Bulls are ranked 20th in Division I and second in the MAC in that category this season, allowing 182.1 yards per game. The stat is slightly skewed by playing Army, a military school famous for its option attack, but it…

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Drew Anderson's phone was blowing up after his game Saturday, but it took him a while to check. He had the game of his life, throwing for 597 yards, recording seven passing touchdowns and running for one in the University at Buffalo's 71-68 seven-overtime loss to Western Michigan. "It's a wild game," Anderson said. "People are kinda still talking about that. It's too ba…

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It was hard for any one individual to steal the show in Saturday’s seven-overtime football game between the University at Buffalo and Western Michigan University at UB Stadium. But the exuberance of Shalene Ernsberger, older sister of Western Michigan’s senior tight end Donnie Ernsberger, has gone viral after the first seven-overtime game in the NCAA since 2006. …