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UB vs. Central Florida / Breaking down the Bulls' loss

Game analysis: Another ugly one for the old Bulls. Four turnovers, two on the final two drives, spelled doom for UB in its 23-17 loss to Central Florida. The Bulls fall to 1-2 on the season in a game in which they led, 17-7, at the half.

How UB lost: Turnovers. Four of 'em. Just like last week against Pitt. The Bulls had two chances to put together winning drives in the final 5:57 but quarterback Zach Maynard threw an interception, then fumbled after being sacked on the last drive.

Turning point: In the third quarter with UB leading, 17-14, defensive end Jarvis Geathers sacked Maynard and forced him to fumble. It was recovered by Darius Nall at the UB 33. UCF tied the game four plays later on a field goal.

Player of the game: Geathers. Played big and came up with game changing plays. Three tackles. All sacks. Two forced fumbles.

Stat of the game: Just 86 yards on the ground for the Bulls. Leading rushing Brandon Thermilus ran 12 times for 36 yards for an average of 3.0 yards a carry. James Starks' season-ending shoulder injury is looking more and more devastating.

He said it: "The last two weeks we have probably faced the two best front fours that we are probably going to face all year long." -- UB coach Turner Gill.

In the house: 33,689 in three-year old Bright House Network Stadium.

Up next for the Bulls: The Bulls travel to Philadelphia for a Saturday afternoon game against MAC rival Temple in a rematch of the Hail Mary Game won last year by UB.

--Rodney McKissic

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