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UB quarterback Matt Myers sits out practice for third day

University at Buffalo quarterback Matt Myers did not practice Wednesday, the third consecutive day he has been held out of practices.

UB coach Lance Leipold said Tuesday that Myers sustained an upper-body injury in a 34-20 loss Saturday at Miami (Ohio) in UB's Mid-American Conference opener. Myers left the game in the third quarter, and was replaced by Kyle Vantrease.

The Bulls (2-3, 0-1 MAC) host Ohio (1-3, 0-0) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at UB Stadium.

Myers has not yet been ruled out for the game Saturday, but Leipold said Tuesday that the goal was to have Myers, a West Seneca West graduate, participate in two practices this week.

If Myers is ruled out for Saturday, Kyle Vantrease will start at quarterback. Vantrease has been taking snaps with the first team this week. The redshirt sophomore from Stow, Ohio, played in six games in 2017 and 2018, including one start as a true freshman in 2017.

Vantrease lost the starting quarterback job to Myers in the preseason, but has punted for UB in its last three games, after Evan Finegan sustained a broken right leg Sept. 7 at Penn State.

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