It's hard to glean style from the stats because the stats were great across the board, but 2014 UWW picked off 24 passes, broke up another 61, forced 17 fumbles, and logged 97 tackles for loss. Their Havoc Rate of 19.5 percent would have ranked 14th at the FBS level, and their 4.4 yards per play allowed (their worst average since 2008) would have ranked fourth.
Buffalo's defensive two-deep isn't going to be experienced enough to make drastic improvement -- it takes a while, as new Wyoming head coach (and former North Dakota State head coach/defensive whiz) Craig Bohl found out in 2014. Still, while the offense varied in style and production based on personnel (42.5 points per game in 2009, 24.7 in 2012, 40.1 in 2014), the defense was consistently awesome. And while Leipold's defensive line coach, Kevin Bullis, stayed in Whitewater to become the new head coach, Leipold was able to entice defensive coordinator Brian Borland to make the trip to UB with him.
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