Top 25 Argument for UB Football?
The University of Buffalo football team scored on their first four possessions and built a 48-0 lead on their way to a 48-14 win over Kent State on Tuesday night. The defense had held the Golden Flashes to just 40 yards in offense until the Bulls sent in their replacements to rest the starters.
The Bulls rolled up 478 yards in offense, 358 of it on the ground on a windy night at U-B Stadium to improve to 9 -1 on the season. That's the best record in team history. They're 11 - 2 extending back to last season and next week they have a huge showdown with the Ohio Bobcats who stand 2nd to the Bulls in the Mid American Conference East Division.
In the latest Associated Press Top 25 Football poll the Bulls received enough votes to place them 35th in the country and that was before Tuesday night's victory. They stand 34th in the USA Today Coaches Poll and with Tuesday's game getting national television exposure they should be moving up, perhaps into the Top 25.
Now in his fourth season coach Lance Liepold has built the program into a contender. He was just 7-17 over his first two seasons but he and his coaching staff stuck with it and they're seeing the dividends now.
They missed out on a bowl game last year but they're guaranteed one this year.