While the offense struggled mightily, the Bulls defense had its moments, playing better than the final score would indicate. Buffalo had . . .
Ishmael Hargrove continued to play well in his first season as a starter. The junior linebacker had six tackles, a sack, two tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. His sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery gave the Bulls the ball at the Boston College 11-yard line. UB was able to convert the turnover into points when Adam Mitcheson connected on a 28-yard field goal to cut the Boston College lead to 14-3 in the second quarter.
The UB defense was able to hold Boston College off the scoreboard until the nine minute mark of the fourth quarter when Jon Hilliman scored on a one-yard run. The Eagles added a touchdown in the closing seconds to make the final, 35-3.
Boston College, ranked sixth in the nation in defense, was able to control the line of scrimmage all afternoon. The Bulls were limited to just 26 yards rushing and quarterback Tyree Jackson, who hadn't been sacked all season, took some hits before finishing 9-of-21 for 42 yards.
The loss dropped Buffalo to 1-3. Now finished with non-conference action, the Bulls will open up Mid-American Conference play next Saturday when they host Kent State at UB Stadium.
(Courtesy of UB Athletics/MRO Edit)