Nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo… Bulls?!?
An advance warning to those not on the UB football bandwagon yet: Hop on now or you’re getting left behind.
Thanks to a miraculous finish, the University at Buffalo improved to 2-1 this afternoon with a 30-28 victory over MAC rival Temple at UB Stadium.
After Temple took a 28-24 lead with just 38 seconds remaining on a touchdown pass by Temple QB Adam DiMichele, Buffalo stormed down the field to try to win the game. With only seconds remaining, and pinned back on the Temple 35 yard line, UB QB Drew Willy heaved a bomb towards the end zone, dropping it right into the hands of St. Joe’s alum Naaman Roosevelt to give the Bulls the win.
Willy, who at this point is just improving his stock for next year’s NFL Draft, finished 29/41 for 348 yards and three touchdowns. Roosevelt’s eight catches and 132 yards led all receivers, and UB is sitting pretty at the top of the MAC standings.
After falling short of taking down Pitt in Pittsburgh last Saturday, UB got a gift from the heavens today to get back in the win column. They are now poised to win the conference, and are only four wins away from bowl eligibility. All thanks to one play.
If you didn’t see it, be sure to watch SportsCenter tonight, it’s bound to be on the Top 10 plays.
Buffalo is for real, people.