The UB Bulls didn’t get off to the start of conference play that they were hoping for on Wednesday night.
The Bulls entered the night hoping to show all the pundits that doubted them that they could compete for a MAC East division title but ended up laying an egg as they lost to Kent State 23-7.
As bad as the score looks, it was actually a lot worse for the Bulls.
UB could never get their offense going as they got their lone touchdown of the game on a lucky 46-yard Hail Mary as time expired before halftime.
Neutz, the receiver on the play was invisible for large stretches of the game despite the amazing reception, finishing with two receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown.
Bulls running back Branden Oliver had a solid first half, rushing for 77 yards on 16 carries but didn’t suit up in the second half following an injury he suffered late in the second quarter.
Kent State’s offense led by their running back duo of Dri Archer and Trayion Durham was too much for UB as they both rushed for over 100 yards apiece in the Golden Flashes win.
Both team’s offenses were led by their rushing attacks as neither team could get into a rhythm passing.
Bulls quarterback Alex Zordich had the worst start of his college career, passing for only 92 yards on 4-22 passing, one touchdown and two interceptions.
The win vaults Kent State to 2-1 (1-0) while it drops UB to 1-2 (0-1).
Buffalo will have to rebound when they return to conference play and hope that the injury to Branden Oliver isn’t serious.
With Oliver out, UB’s offense looked lost and didn’t have any identity.
The loss puts a damper on some of the recent positivity the Bulls had generated after blowing out Morgan State 56-34.
With Wednesday’s loss, UB has a week and half to put this loss behind them as they look to get back on track next Saturday when they take on UCONN on the road.