Game Analysis: UB had a chance to break this one wide open early but turnovers squashed that possibility. And then the defense couldn’t produce a late stop despite spending so little time on the field all afternoon. In some ways it was the same old story for the Bulls — just shy of enough to get a victory. But this time it was entertaining.
Turning Point: Ryan Boykins’ 51-yard touchdown run with 5:56 left sealed the deal for the Bobcats.
What It Means: Ohio remains unbeaten both in conference and out and became bowl-eligible while Bulls fell to 1-4, 0-2.
Player of the Game: UB RB Devin Campbell — fourth on the depth chart a month ago — became the first true freshman in the UB’s modern I-A era (and perhaps beyond) to rush for 100 yards. He finished with 167 on 30 carries and caught two passes for 20 yards.
Stat of the Game I: UB rolled up 501 yards of offense while running 92 plays
Stat of the Game II: Ohio’s first two scoring drives covered 14 and 15 yards.
He Said It: ”It’s beyond frustrating. We made plays. We made great plays. But we made plays that put us out of the game. We didn’t take care of the ball when we needed to. If you look at how many yards we had on offense, we should have won the game. But we didn’t.” — UB QB Alex Zordich
In the House: 20,044 turned out on a sunny fall day at Peden Stadium.
Next Up: The Bulls complete their three-game road adventure next Saturday in DeKalb, Ill., against Northern Illinois and multi-threat QB Jordan Lynch.