The Bulls won their opener, drubbing Albany 51-14, to give new head coach Lance Leipold his first Buffalo win. FAU took Tulsa into overtime as both offenses flourished in their season opener. Greg Joseph’s 27-yard field goal gave the Owls a lead in the extra session, but Tulsa responded with a three-yard touchdown run to claim the victory.
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-- Redshirt senior Jaquez Johnson has completed 25 of 38 passes for 274 yards with two TDs and no interceptions. Jason Driskel (R-Fr) is 17 of 30 for 155 yards with one score and two interceptions. Johnson is atop this week’s two-deep).
-- Jenson Stoshak (10/ 149 yards/1 TD) and Kalib Woods (9/81/1 TD) are the top pass receivers. Henry Bussey adds eight catches for 45 yards to the totals.
-- FAU can distribute the load on an ground game that gets 69 percent of the snaps. Greg Howell, Jay Warren and Johnson combine for 82 carries and 493 yards with four TDs.
-- Kicker Greg Joseph has made 5 of 7 field goal attempts with a long of 47. Both misses were beyond 40 yards (with one beyond 50).
BUFFALO (1-1, 0-0 MAC)
-- Quarterback Joe Licata completed 24 of 35 for 205 yards with two TDs and one interception against Penn State. Licata has connected with eight or more difference receives in each of the first two games. He is 33 yards shy of becoming the third quarterback in school history to throw for 7,000 career yards.
-- Anthone Taylor led the rushing attack with 18 carries for 93 yards, and Jordan Johnson added 23. Licata, however, had -47 yards due to Penn State pressure.
-- Ron Willoughby (8 catches, 80 yards 1 TD) and Marcus McGill (4 catches, 45 yards, 1 TD) led UB receivers last week.
-- The Bulls are seeking their first non-conference road win since 2009 (a 23-17 win at UTEP).
-- Okezie Alozie leads the team in tackles (14) Margus Baker and Nick Gilbo are next with 11 apiece.