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Buffalo Bulls
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First season 1894
Athletic director Warde Manuel
Head coach Jeff Quinn
Home stadium UB Stadium
Stadium capacity 31,000
Stadium surface Momentum Turf
Location Amherst, NY
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division East
All-time record 360–478–28
Postseason bowl record 0–1
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 1 (2008)
Division titles 2 (2007, 2008)
Heisman winners 0
Current uniform
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Colors Blue and White            
Fight song Victory March
Mascot Victor E. Bull
Marching band Thunder of the East
Rivals Army Black Knights
Bowling Green Falcons
Kent State Golden Flashes
Miami RedHawks
Syracuse Orange
Temple Owls
Website BuffaloBulls.com

The Buffalo Bulls football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University at Buffalo located in the U.S. state of New York. The team competes at the NCAA Division I level in the Football Bowl Subdivision and is a member of the Mid-American Conference. Buffalo's first football team was fielded in 1894. The team plays its home games at the 31,000 seat UB Stadium on University at Buffalo's north campus in Amherst, New York. The team's main rival are the Temple Owls. The Bulls are coached by Jeff Quinn.[1]

HistoryEdit

UB's first run with football started in 1894 and lasted until 1970, when the football program was suspended due to the student body's vote to stop funding the program. The football program was reintroduced in 1977. When reintroduced, the team played in Division III level football until 1992. In 1993, the school made the jump to Division I-AA. In 1999, the Bulls moved up again to Division I-A Bowl Subdivision level football.

The early years: 1894–1903Edit

In 1894, UB established an athletics association and fourteen UB Medical students formed the first UB football team.[2] This team played until 1903 with a record of 28-7-13. The team managed this despite lacking a coach for all but two of those years. In 1897, C. W. Dibble coached UB to a perfect 7-0-0 record and in 1903, Ray Turnbull led the UB team to a 3-3 record. After the 1903 season, UB would not again put a team on the field until 1915.

The UB Bisons: 1915–1930Edit

In 1915, UB re-established the football program and instituted men's basketball. Both teams were named the 'Bisons' and used as their logo a caricature of a male American bison, often outfitted in a UB jersey. Frank Pleasant was called on to coach the football team but was replaced the following season after a 3-3 record. Art Powell would take over in 1916 and coach the team for six seasons (13-22-5). UB would go through two coaches in a span of two years - Jim Batterson in 1922 and James Bond in 1923 - before Russ Carrick would take over, serving five seasons despite winning only five games (while losing 30 and garnering two ties). The team would last be known as the Bisons under the command of Jay "Biffy" Lee, who coached for two seasons (until 1930), leading UB to a 8-7 record.

Welcome the Bulls: 1930–1942Edit

In 1931, the University changed its mascot to the Bulls in order to distinguish UB from professional teams in the Queen City. The Bulls played every year until the outbreak of World War II mainly under the coaching guidance of Jim Peelle who was at the helm from 1935-1942 and would lead the Bulls to a 38-34-1 record including a 6-2 season in 1942.

Post-World War II: 1946–1954Edit

After World War II, UB again took to the grid-iron under Jim Peelle, who led UB in two impressive seasons of 7-2 (1946) and 8-1 (1947), but were not selected to a bowl in either season. The program was next taken over by Frank Clair, who coached for two seasons, leaving with an impressive mark of 12-4-1. The following season represented one of the low points for UB when, under the guidance of coach Frtiz Febel, UB won only four games in three years with an overall record of 4-19-1.

Offenhamer era: 1955-1965Edit

If the Febel season can be seen as one of the low points in UB football history, then Dick Offenhamer brought in UB's most successful era when from 1955 to 1965, he would coach UB to an impressive 58-37-5 record. In 1958, the football team won the Lambert Cup, emblematic of supremacy in Eastern U.S. small-college football. That led to the team's first bowl invitation, to the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida against Florida State University. But the Bulls would be allowed to participate only if back-up defensive end Mike Wilson and starting halfback Willie Evans, who were black, did not play. The team stood behind the two, and refused the bowl offer. The team was profiled on ESPN's Outside the Lines in 2008.[3] Buffalo would not be invited to or be bowl-eligible for another 50 years.

Several UB football stars from the Offenhamer years went on to play professional football, including quarterback John Stofa with the American Football League's Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals, and defensive lineman Gerry Philbin with the AFL's New York Jets. Philbin is a member of the AFL Hall of Fame and the All-time All-AFL Team. Philbin and UB's Willie Ross were the first two UB graduates to play on professional football championship teams: Ross with the 1964 AFL Champion Buffalo Bills; and Philbin with the 1968 AFL Champion New York Jets, who went on to win Super Bowl III. They have been followed by Ramon Guzman who played on two Grey Cup Championship teams with the Montreal Alouettes and James Starks with the Super Bowl XLV champion Green Bay Packers.

Out with a whimper: 1965-1970Edit

Following the departure of Offenhamer in 1965, UB would last only five more years before suspending football in 1970. There was some success under coach Doc Urich, who led UB to an 18-12 record over three years, but declining performance under his successor, Bob Deming (1969-1970) and financial issues would cause UB to suspend its football program. The main reason that football was dropped was that the student body voted to stop funding the team. At the time athletics at UB were fully funded by student fees. It would be seven years until UB would again take the field.

Division III football: 1977-1992Edit

In 1977 UB began playing football at the Division III level under Coach Bill Dando, who would be the Bulls' longest serving coach, lasting thirteen years. UB had moderate success during his tenure, and he retired after the 1989 season. Sam Sanders would take over, but lasted only two seasons. His coaching career ended because of medical issues and Jim Ward was promoted because of a New York State hiring freeze and ushered in UB's return to Division I football.

Division I-AA (FCS): 1993-1998Edit

UB's return to Division I football started in Division I-AA (known today as the Football Championship Subdivision). UB would have only one winning season during their time in I-AA. Under Coach Craig Cirbus, UB would go 8-3 in 1996. This would be UB's last season at or above .500 for a dozen years.

1999-2005: return to Division I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision)Edit

Drew Willy

Drew Willy scrambles against Bowling Green in 2005.

In 1999 UB joined the Mid-American Conference in Division I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision) football. They retained their head coach from their I-AA seasons, Craig Cirbus. After a few years of dismal results, the team hired Jim Hofher a former head coach at Division I-AA Cornell University to be the head coach. However, Hofher's teams were marked by poor discipline and lack of effort, and won only 8 games during his five seasons at UB. Buffalo won only 10 games and lost 69 during this seven-year period, the second-worst record in the Football Bowl Subdivision during that time. A 2002 win on the road over Rutgers remains their only win against a BCS team.

2006-2009: Turner Gill eraEdit

In early December 2005, Hofher was replaced by Green Bay Packers assistant coach and former Heisman Trophy candidate Turner Gill. The former University of Nebraska quarterback led the program in a remarkable turnaround, helping the team to a 5-7 (5-3 MAC East divisional co-champions) in 2007, their best season since the school joined the MAC.

On November 21, 2008, the Buffalo Bulls won their first outright MAC Eastern Division Championship, sealing the win with a thrilling 2-OT victory over Bowling Green, 40-34. Down 27-7 at the beginning of the 4th quarter, the Bulls stormed back to tie the game at 27 and force it into overtime. In the second OT, running back James Starks ran 25 yards on the first play for a touchdown and a Bulls win. The quarterback coach for Bowling Green that day was former UB head coach Jim Hofher.

Following a loss to Kent State that broke a five-game winning streak for Buffalo, the Bulls entered the conference title game at 7-5, while MAC West champion Ball State was an unblemished 12-0. However, on December 5, at Ford Field in Detroit, Buffalo's defense returned two fumbles for touchdowns and the Bulls defeated the Cardinals, 42-24, to become Mid-American Conference champions for 2008. Their successful season earned the Bulls an invitation to the International Bowl in Toronto, Ontario to face Connecticut. The Bulls went on to lose that game to UConn by a score of 38-20.

2009 would not be as successful as Starks was lost before the season even started to a shoulder injury. The offense also struggled without four-year starting quarterback Drew Willy as new quarterback Zach Maynard had an up-and-down season as UB finished 5-7. After the season, Gill left to become head coach of Kansas.

2010-present: Jeff Quinn eraEdit

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On December 20, 2009, it was first reported that Jeff Quinn would be the new head coach. He took over after coaching Cincinnati in the 2010 Sugar Bowl. In Quinn's first season as coach, he was unable to build upon Gill's success as UB finished the season 2-10.

Notable former playersEdit

Notable alumni include:

Current NFL playersEdit

Buffalo Bulls in the NFL
NFL Draft selections
Total selected: 7
First picks in draft: 0
1st Round: 0
NFL achievements
Hall of Famers: 0
Pro Bowlers 0
Name Position Current Team
Naaman Roosevelt Wide Receiver Buffalo Bills
Trevor Scott Defensive End Oakland Raiders
James Starks Running Back Green Bay Packers
Josh Thomas Cornerback Carolina Panthers


Year-by-year results[4][5]Edit

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2011-12 college football season
NCAA Division I champions Conference Champions Division Champions Bowl Eligible Undefeated Season
Year NCAA Division Conference Conference Division Overall Conference Coach Final Ranking
Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Standing
1894 N/A Independent N/A 2 0 1 1 .250 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A No Coach -
1895 N/A Independent N/A 2 0 1 1 .250 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A No Coach -
1896 N/A Independent N/A 3 1 0 2 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A No Coach -
1897 N/A Independent N/A 7 7 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A C.W. Dibble -
1898 N/A Independent N/A 5 4 1 0 .800 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A No Coach -
1899 N/A Independent N/A 6 6 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A No Coach -
1900 N/A Independent N/A 4 1 1 2 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A No Coach -
1901 N/A Independent N/A 6 4 2 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A No Coach -
1902 N/A Independent N/A 7 2 4 1 .357 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A No Coach -
1903 N/A Independent N/A 6 3 3 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Ray Turnbull -
1904 No team
1905 No team
1906 No team
1907 No team
1908 No team
1909 No team
1910 No team
1911 No team
1912 No team
1913 No team
1914 No team
1915 N/A Independent N/A 6 3 3 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Frank Pleasant -
1916 N/A Independent N/A 10 3 5 2 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Art Powell -
1917 N/A Independent N/A 8 4 4 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Art Powell -
1918 N/A Independent N/A 4 3 1 0 .750 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Art Powell -
1919 N/A Independent N/A 6 0 5 1 .083 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Art Powell -
1920 N/A Independent N/A 5 1 4 0 .200 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Art Powell -
1921 N/A Independent N/A 7 2 3 2 .429 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Art Powell -
1922 N/A Independent N/A 6 1 5 0 .167 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Batterson -
1923 N/A Independent N/A 8 2 5 1 .313 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A James Bond -
1924 N/A Independent N/A 8 1 7 0 .125 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Russ Carrick -
1925 N/A Independent N/A 8 3 4 1 .438 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Russ Carrick -
1926 N/A New York State Conference N/A 7 0 7 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Russ Carrick -
1927 N/A New York State Conference N/A 7 0 6 1 .071 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Russ Carrick -
1928 N/A New York State Conference N/A 7 1 6 0 .143 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Russ Carrick -
1929 N/A New York State Conference N/A 7 5 2 0 .714 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jay Lee -
1930 N/A New York State Conference N/A 8 3 5 0 .375 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jay Lee -
1931 N/A New York State Conference N/A 8 2 6 0 .250 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Pritchard -
1932 N/A New York State Conference N/A 7 1 5 1 .214 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Wilson -
1933 N/A New York State Conference N/A 7 2 3 2 .429 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Wilson -
1934 N/A New York State Conference N/A 7 2 4 1 .357 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A George Van Bibber -
1935 N/A Independent N/A 8 2 6 0 .250 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A George Van Bibber -
1936 N/A Independent N/A 8 5 3 0 .625 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Peelle -
1937 N/A Independent N/A 8 4 4 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Peelle -
1938 N/A Independent N/A 8 2 6 0 .250 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Peelle -
1939 N/A Independent N/A 7 0 7 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Peelle -
1940 N/A Independent N/A 8 3 5 0 .375 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Peelle -
1941 N/A Independent N/A 8 3 4 1 .438 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Peelle -
1942 N/A Independent N/A 8 6 2 0 .750 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Peelle -
1943 No team Due To World War II
1944 No team Due To World War II
1945 No team Due To World War II
1946 N/A Independent N/A 9 7 2 0 .778 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Peelle -
1947 N/A Independent N/A 9 8 1 0 .889 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Peelle -
1948 N/A Independent N/A 8 6 1 1 .813 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Frank Clair -
1949 N/A Independent N/A 9 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Frank Clair -
1950 N/A Independent N/A 8 5 3 0 .625 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Wilson -
1951 N/A Independent N/A 8 4 4 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Wilson -
1952 N/A Independent N/A 8 1 7 0 .125 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Fritz Febel -
1953 N/A Independent N/A 7 1 5 1 .214 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Fritz Febel -
1954 N/A Independent N/A 9 2 7 0 .222 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Fritz Febel -
1955 N/A Independent N/A 9 4 4 1 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dick Offenhamer -
1956 College Independent N/A 8 5 3 0 .625 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dick Offenhamer -
1957 College Independent N/A 9 5 4 0 .556 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dick Offenhamer -
1958 College Independent N/A 9 8 1 0 .889 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dick Offenhamer -
1959 College Independent N/A 9 8 1 0 .889 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dick Offenhamer -
1960 College Independent N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dick Offenhamer -
1961 College Independent N/A 9 4 5 0 .444 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dick Offenhamer -
1962 University Independent N/A 9 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dick Offenhamer -
1963 University Independent N/A 9 5 3 1 .611 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dick Offenhamer -
1964 University Independent N/A 9 4 4 1 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dick Offenhamer -
1965 University Independent N/A 10 5 3 2 .600 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Dick Offenhamer -
1966 University Independent N/A 10 5 5 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Doc Urich -
1967 University Independent N/A 10 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Doc Urich -
1968 University Independent N/A 10 7 3 0 .700 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Doc Urich -
1969 University Independent N/A 9 6 3 0 .667 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bob Deming -
1970 University Independent N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bob Deming -
1971 No team
1972 No team
1973 No team
1974 No team
1975 No team
1976 No team
1977 III Independent N/A 4 0 3 1 .125 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Dando -
1978 III Division III Independent N/A 9 3 6 0 .333 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Dando -
1979 III Division III Independent N/A 9 4 5 0 .444 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Dando -
1980 III Division III Independent N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Dando -
1981 III Division III Independent N/A 10 5 5 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Dando -
1982 III Division III Independent N/A 10 5 5 0 .500 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Dando -
1983 III Division III Independent N/A 10 8 2 0 .800 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Dando -
1984 III Division III Independent N/A 10 6 4 0 .600 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Dando -
1985 III Division III Independent N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Dando -
1986 III Division III Independent N/A 11 9 2 0 .818 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Dando -
1987 III Division III Independent N/A 10 3 7 0 .300 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Dando -
1988 III Division III Independent N/A 10 2 8 0 .200 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Dando -
1989 III Division III Independent N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Bill Dando -
1990 III Division III Independent N/A 10 2 8 0 .200 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Sam Sanders -
1991 III Division III Independent N/A 10 3 7 0 .300 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Sam Sanders -
1992 III Division III Independent N/A 10 4 6 0 .400 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Ward -
1993 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 1 10 0 .091 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Ward -
1994 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Jim Ward -
1995 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Craig Cirbus -
1996 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 8 3 0 .727 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Craig Cirbus -
1997 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Craig Cirbus -
1998 I-AA Division I-AA Independent N/A 11 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 0 .000 N/A Craig Cirbus -
1999 I-A MAC East 11 0 11 0 .000 8 0 8 0 .000 7th (East) Craig Cirbus -
2000 I-A MAC East 11 2 9 0 .182 8 2 6 0 .250 T-5th (East) Craig Cirbus -
2001 I-A MAC East 11 3 8 0 .273 8 1 7 0 .125 T-6th (East) Jim Hofher -
2002 I-A MAC East 12 1 11 0 .083 8 0 8 0 .000 7th (East) Jim Hofher -
2003 I-A MAC East 12 1 11 0 .083 8 1 7 0 .125 T-6th (East) Jim Hofher -
2004 I-A MAC East 11 2 9 0 .182 8 2 6 0 .250 T-5th (East) Jim Hofher -
2005 I-A MAC East 11 1 10 0 .091 8 1 7 0 .125 5th (East) Jim Hofher -
2006 FBS MAC East 12 2 10 0 .167 8 1 7 0 .125 6th (East) Turner Gill -
2007 FBS MAC East 12 5 7 0 .417 8 5 3 0 .625 T-1st (East) Turner Gill -
2008 FBS MAC East 14 8 6 0 .571 8 5 3 0 .625 1st (East) Turner Gill -
2009 FBS MAC East 12 5 7 0 .417 8 3 5 0 .375 5th (East) Turner Gill -
2010 FBS MAC East 12 2 10 0 .167 8 1 7 0 .125 T-5th (East) Jeff Quinn -
2011 FBS MAC East 12 3 9 0 .250 8 2 6 0 .250 6th (East) Jeff Quinn -
Totals 866 360 478 28 .432 104 24 80 0 .231

All-time MAC recordsEdit

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2011-12 college football season

This table includes all MAC games from 1999, the year the Bulls joined the Mid-American Conference. It includes only games that were MAC conference games, and does not include postseason games.

OpponentGamesWinLossPct.PFPAFirst MeetingLast MeetingStreakMost recent win
Akron1349.308268353199920111 win2011, 51-10
Ball State606.000123237200020116 loss-
Bowling Green 936.333209290200020111 loss2010, 28-26
Central Florida (2002-2004) 312.3337984200220041 win2004, 48-20
Central Michigan6 15.167129162199920093 loss2004, 36-6
Eastern Michigan 505.000102150200120115 loss-
Kent State 11 56.455207249199920091 win2009, 9-6
Marshall (1999-2004) 6 06.00082280199920046 loss-
Miami University13211.154213443199920112 loss2009, 42-17
Northern Illinois 606.00097265199920116 loss-
Ohio 1358.385297375199920111 win2011, 38-37
Temple 5 23.40085148200720113 loss2008, 30-28
Toledo 3 12.33387127200320071 win2007, 43-33
UMass 0 00.00000----
Western Michigan 5 05.000114175199920095 loss-
Totals 104 24 80 .231 2092 3338

OvertimeEdit

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2011-12 college football season

Following the 1995 season, the NCAA changed the rules to allow for overtime on games tied at the end of four quarters. Until that time, the Bulls had tied 28 times. Since then, Buffalo has participated in nine overtimes game and has won six of those games for a winning percentage of .667.

Year Opponent Venue Number of OT Victor Score
2000 Kent State UB Stadium 1OT Buffalo W 20–17
2006 Temple UB Stadium 1OT Buffalo W 9–3
2006 Bowling Green Doyt Perry Stadium 3OT Bowling Green L 40–48
2007 Kent State Dix Stadium 1OT Buffalo W 30–23
2008 Western Michigan UB Stadium 1OT Western Michigan L 28–34
2008 Army UB Stadium 1OT Buffalo W 27–24
2008 Akron Rubber Bowl 4OT Buffalo W 43–40
2008 Bowling Green Doyt Perry Stadium 2OT Buffalo W 40–34
2009 Western Michigan Waldo Stadium 1OT Western Michigan L 31–34


Buffalo vs. the BCSEdit

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2011-12 college football season

Since 1999, the Bulls have played 28 regular season games and 1 postseason game against teams that are a member of one of the six conferences of the Bowl Championship Series, and have gone 1-29 all time against them (1-28 in the regular season, and 0-1 in the postseason). The Bulls have gone 0-2 against the ACC, 0-4 against the Big Ten, 0-3 against the Big 12, 1-17 against the Big East (0-1 in postseason play), and 0-2 against the SEC. The Bulls have yet to play against a team from the Pacific-12 Conference. This table includes only games with teams that were members of one of the six BCS conferences at the time the game indicated was played. The conferences indicated are also reflective of the conference the team was a member of at the time the game was played.

SeasonDatevs./@OpponentW/LPFPAConferenceSiteCoachAttendanceOpponent's RankingBowl game
199911/13/1999@VirginiaL2150ACCScott StadiumCraig Cirbus40,100-No
20009/2/2000@SyracuseL763Big EastCarrier DomeCraig Cirbus40,634-No
20009/9/2000@RutgersL059Big EastRutgers StadiumCraig Cirbus26,511-No
20018/30/2001vs.RutgersL1531Big EastUB StadiumJim Hofher22,658-No
20029/7/2002@RutgersW3411Big EastRutgers StadiumJim Hofher19,101-No
20029/21/2002@MinnesotaL1741Big TenHubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeJim Hofher34,294-No
20038/30/2003@RutgersL1024Big EastRutgers StadiumJim Hofher25,011-No
20039/6/2003@IowaL756Big TenKinnick StadiumJim Hofher54,471-No
20049/11/2004vs.SyracuseL1737Big EastUB StadiumJim Hofher29,013-No
200411/20/2004@ConnecticutL029Big EastRentschler FieldJim Hofher40,000-No
20059/1/2005@ConnecticutL038Big EastRentschler FieldJim Hofher40,000-No
20059/10/2005@SyracuseL031Big EastCarrier DomeJim Hofher34,442-No
20059/17/2005vs.RutgersL317Big EastUB StadiumJim Hofher17,620-No
20069/23/2006@AuburnL738SECJordan-Hare StadiumTurner Gill84,921#3No
200610/28/2006@Boston CollegeL041ACCAlumni StadiumTurner Gill14,682#17No
200611/18/2006@WisconsinL335Big TenCamp Randall StadiumTurner Gill80,850#10No
20078/30/2007@RutgersL338Big EastRutgers StadiumTurner Gill43,091#16No
20079/15/2007@Penn StateL2445Big TenBeaver StadiumTurner Gill107,506#12No
20079/22/2007vs.BaylorL2134Big 12UB StadiumTurner Gill22,676-No
200710/20/2007@SyracuseL1220Big EastCarrier DomeTurner Gill30,897-No
20089/6/2008@PittsburghL1627Big EastHeinz FieldTurner Gill42,494-No
20089/20/2008@MissouriL2142Big 12Faurot FieldTurner Gill65,566#5No
20081/3/2009vs.ConnecticutL2038Big EastRogers CentreTurner Gill40,184-Yes
20099/12/2009vs.PittsburghL2754Big EastUB StadiumTurner Gill21,870-No
20109/11/2010@BaylorL634Big 12Floyd Casey StadiumJeff Quinn40,853-No
20109/25/2010@ConnecticutL2145Big EastRentschler FieldJeff Quinn36,738-No
20119/3/2011@PittsburghL1635Big EastHeinz FieldJeff Quinn48,359-No
20119/24/2011vs.ConnecticutL317Big EastUB StadiumJeff Quinn18,215-No
201110/1/2011@TennesseeL1041SECNeyland StadiumJeff Quinn87,758-No
Totals 1-29 341 1071 1,210,515
Regular Season Totals 1-28 321 1033 1,170,331
Postseason Totals 0-1 20 38 40,184

Championships Edit

Conference championships Edit

Buffalo has won one Mid-American Conference championship.

Conference affiliations:

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record Conference Championship Game
2008 Mid-American Conference Turner Gill 8-6 5–3 2008 MAC Championship Game
Total conference championships 1

Divisional championshipsEdit

As winners of the Mid-American Conference's East Division, Buffalo has made one appearance in the MAC Championship Game, in 2008. The Bulls also shared the Division title with Miami in 2007, but the tie-breaker allowed the RedHawks to represent the division in the championship game.

Year Division Championship CG Result Opponent PF PA
2007 MAC East (Co-Championship) NA Did Not Play X X
2008 MAC East W Ball State 42 24
Totals 2 1-0 - 42 24

Bowl game appearancesEdit

Season Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA Coach Notes
2008 January 3, 2009 International Bowl L Connecticut 20 38 Turner Gill notes
Total 1 bowl game 0–1 20 38

Current coaching staffEdit

Name Title Position Coach
Jeff Quinn Head Coach n/a
Lou Tepper Defensive Coordinator Linebackers
Alex Wood Offensive Coordinator Wide Receivers
Zachary Duval Director of Sports Performance Football Operations
Ernest Jones Associate Head Coach Cornerbacks
Adam Shorter Offensive Line Run Game Coordinator
Jerome "Jappy" Oliver Assistant Head Coach Defensive Line
Don Patterson Quarterbacks Coach Quarterbacks
Marty Spieler Special Teams Coordinator Tight Ends
Mike Dietzel Co-Special Teams Coordinator Safeties
Matt Simon Running Backs Coach Running Backs
Scott Pilkey Director of HS Relation Player Development
Nick Bach Defensive Assistant Defense
Keegan Jones Offensive Assistant Offense
Jonathan Barnum Video Coordinator Football Operations
Paul Bittar Director of Football Operations Football Operations
Julie O'Neill Administrative Assistant for Head Football Coach Football Operations
Patrick Covert Administrative Assistant for Recruiting Football Operations

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BroadcastingEdit

WECK currently holds the broadcast rights to Bulls games, with WIVB-TV sports anchor Paul Peck on play-by-play and former Navy quarterback Jim Kubiak on color commentary. UB basketball commentators Nick Mendola and Scott Wilson handle sideline and pregame duties, respectively. The broadcasts are also simulcast on WHTK in Rochester.

A separate feed is available from the student Part 15 radio station, WRUB.

Future non-conference opponents Edit

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
at Georgia at Baylor at Army at Penn State vs Army at Army vs Army at Army
vs Morgan State vs Stony Brook vs Baylor TBA Boston College TBA Boston College
at Connecticut at Ohio State vs Norfolk State
vs Pittsburgh vs Connecticut

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ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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