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The University at Buffalo announced today that football coach Jim Hofher has signed a one-year contract extension, which takes him through the 2006 season. Hofher has a 7-39 record through four seasons at UB.

The school also finalized its 2005 schedule: Sept. 1, at Connecticut, time TBA; Sept. 10, at Syracuse, time TBA; Sept. 17, Rutgers, 6 p.m.; Oct. 1, at Western Michigan, time TBA; Oct. 8, Akron, 1:30 p.m.; Oct. 15, Bowling Green, 1:30 p.m.; Oct. 22, at Toledo, 7 p.m.; Oct. 29, Ohio, 1:30 p.m.; Nov. 5, at Miami, Ohio, 2 p.m.; Nov. 12, at Kent State, 1 p.m.; Nov. 19, Eastern Michigan, 1:30 p.m.

The team will hold its annual Blue-White Scrimmage at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Walter Kunz Stadium (turf field).

Because of a lack of depth at certain positions, the scripted format is offense versus defense. While the offense scores points by traditional means, the defense earns points in categories such as sacks, interceptions and tackles for a loss, among others.

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