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2017 Buffalo Bulls Football Season: Schedule and Basic Information

Buffalo looks to improve after a very disappointing 2016

Buffalo v Western Michigan Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

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

Offense 6

Defense 8

Specialists 2

  • 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.