As we finish up July, I am going to be putting up a quick fact sheet and schedule for each team in our beloved Mid-American conference. Bookmark it and use it as a cheat sheet for the season, I know I will.
After a terrible season in 2016, there are reasons for the Buffalo Bulls to be optimistic for the upcoming season. They return 4 of 5 starters on the offensive line, and 8 on the defense. They also return promising quarterback Tyree Jackson.
Buffalo Bulls Cheat Sheet
- Head Coach: Lance Leipold, 3rd season. 7-17 at Buffalo, 116-23 overall.
- 2016 Record: 2-10.
- 2017 Schedule:
Thu, Aug 31 at Minnesota Golden Gophers
Sat, Sep 9 at Army Black Knights
Sat, Sep 16 Colgate Raiders
Sat, Sep 23 Florida Atlantic Owls
Sat, Sep 30 at Kent State Golden Flashes
Sat, Oct 7 Western Michigan Broncos
Sat, Oct 14 Northern Illinois Huskies
Sat, Oct 21 at Miami RedHawks
Sat, Oct 28 at Akron Zips
Tue, Nov 7 Bowling Green Falcons
Thu, Nov 16 at Ball State Cardinals
Fri, Nov 24 Ohio Bobcats
- Starters Returning
- Key Returnees
Tyree Jackson, soph, QB: The 6’7 quarterback shows a lot of promise. Threw for over 300 yards against both Ohio and Ball State last season.
Khalil Hodge, jr., LB: Hodge was second team All-Mac as a sophomore in 2016.
Ishmael Hargrove, Sr, LB: Was second on the team in tackles last season, with 103.
News and Notes
- This is a make or break season for coach Lance Leipold. After compiling a record of 109-6 at division 3 Wisconsin-Whitewater, he has had less than fantastic results at Buffalo. The 2016 team was extremely young, but he returns a solid core of players. Anything less than a .500 record, and I expect the natives to be restless.
- Buffalo gave up 388 points last season, while only scoring 198.
- There were 42 new faces on the team last year.