Tony Daniel was the first quarterback to see action and went 8-for-14 for 76 yards and two touchdowns. He threw 14-yard touchdowns passes to both Mason Schreck and Marcus McGill. Chris Merchant was the next quarterback to get in the game and finished 2-for-5 for 20 yards. Collin Michael threw for the most yards, as he went 5-for-8 for 115 yards and a 21-yard touchdown pass to Mikel DeMonte. Craig Slowik went 2-for-3 for nine yards.
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McGill and DeMonte each had three catches and a touchdown to lead the receivers. Schreck had two receptions for 31 yards and a score. Nine other receivers registered a catch on the day.
The defense looked strong, led by Nick Gilbo who had six tackles. That unit was able to get good pressure on the quarterback,k and Randy Anyanwu and Solomon Jackson each had a pair of sacks. Max Perisse had 1.5 tackles for loss on the afternoon.
The defense was also able to force two turnovers in the game. Ryan Williamson stepped in front of a Daniel pass for one interception. Later in the game, Okezie Alozie forced a fumble that was recovered by Kyril Threats.
All in all, head coach Lance Leipold was pleased with what he saw.
"There was good production by both side's first unit," Leipold said. "We've accomplished a lot of the things we needed to this spring to get us going towards the fall. It was pretty vanilla in the game plan today. We did some things to keep it generic. At the same time, I thought there was some decent execution."
Preseason camp will start in early August with the season opener set for September 5 against Albany at UB Stadium.
(Courtesy of UB Athletics)