ARMY at UB
7 p.m. at UB Stadium
Radio: 1520 AM. Online: ESPN3.
Last time out: UB was destroyed at Nevada, 38-14. Army looked like Super Bowl champions in a 66-14 win at Texas-El Paso.
Trending: UB RB Jordan Johnson has produced 258 yards from scrimmage in two games. . . . The Bulls WRs were held without a reception at Nevada. . . . Army is mourning the loss CB Brandon Jackson, who died in a car crash two weeks ago.
Stat check: Army is averaging 39:19 in possession time per game. UB’s offense needs to stay on the field.
Star gazing: Army sophomore Andy Davidson (No. 40) switched from linebacker to fullback in the spring. It was a great move by coach Jeff Monken. Davidson rushed for 2,042 yards and 26 TDs as a high school senior but was overlooked by a lot of recruiters because he was viewed as a tad small at linebacker. Army QB Ahmad Bradshaw (17) escaped one of the most crime-ridden neighborhoods in the South Side of Chicago to became a West Point star. Watch for LBs Alex Aukerman (21), Jeremy Timpf (39) and Kenneth Brinson (56). Brinson ranks No. 1 in Army’s Class of 2019.
At stake: Whatever happens when Army has the ball has no bearing on the rest of the UB season. Army is a different species than UB will see in the Mid-American Conference. More important: The Bulls’ offense needs to show big improvement from last week. The coaches need to get Jackson some safe throws to wideouts to get him in rhythm. The offense needs to start showing life on third downs.
Prediction: Army 45, UB 24.