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UB falls to 2-8 with 35-24 loss to Miami Ohio

Just when you thought the University at Buffalo offense could not get any worse, it hit a new low Saturday.

The Bulls’ offense managed just three points and coughed up two turnovers for touchdowns over the first three quarters against Miami Ohio. That was a negative-9 total over 45 minutes of action.

The Bulls got two garbage-time scores in the fourth quarter and lost to the RedHawks, 35-24.

UB entered the game averaging just 17.2 points per game, which ranked 127th out of 128 teams in the nation.

The loss dropped the Bulls to 2-8. Miami won its fifth straight and improved to 5-6.

UB’s offense came up empty on all six of its full possessions in the first half but trailed 20-7 because of a defensive touchdown by Brandon Crawford, who returned a fumble 9 yards for a score.

In the third quarter, UB quarterback Tyree Jackson threw a receiver screen pass that was intercepted by De’Andre Montgomery and returned 20 yards for a touchdown. It was an ill-advised throw by Jackson, who probably should have seen Montgomery reading the play. But it also was a predictable call that Miami diagnosed.

On the next drive, UB marched to Miami’s 3 but Jackson fumbled an attempted handoff to Jordan Johnson. Montgomery scooped up the ball and returned it 92 yards for a touchdown to put the RedHawks ahead, 32-10.

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