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UB quarterback Matt Myers sits out practice

Matt Myers did not practice Monday with the University at Buffalo football team, two days after he left in the third quarter of a 34-20 loss at Miami (Ohio) in UB's Mid-American Conference opener.

Coach Lance Leipold did not specify the injury to Myers, a West Seneca West graduate and UB's starting quarterback, and said Monday that he has not gotten a full update of Myers’ status. Myers left the game with less than two minutes left in the third quarter.

“I’ll get a better (update) later in the afternoon, after our staff meeting this afternoon and as we get through the week,” Leipold said Monday morning on the MAC football coaches teleconference. “But he did not practice today.”

UB (2-3, 0-1 Mid-American Conference) hosts Ohio (1-3, 0-0) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at UB Stadium.

If Myers is not available against Ohio, UB will likely turn to Kyle Vantrease, Myers’ backup. Vantrease competed with Myers for the starting job during the preseason, and replaced Myers on Saturday at Miami.

Against Miami, Myers was 4-for-16 passing for 59 yards and a touchdown, and was intercepted twice and sacked once. It was his least productive start this season.

Vantrease, a redshirt sophomore from Stow, Ohio, was 3-for-4 passing for 30 yards, and was sacked once at Miami.

Vantrease played in six games in 2017 and 2018, including one start in 2017, and had 375 yards and two touchdowns on 29-of-66 attempts, with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Vantrease has also punted for UB in its last three games, after punter Evan Finegan sustained a broken right leg Sept. 7 at Penn State. Jackson Baltar is UB’s No. 2 punter.

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