The team lost its Head Coach, Jeff Quinn, when the school’s Athletic Director fired him after game seven in 2014. An Interim Head Coach, Alex Wood, led the Bulls for the remainder of the season.
When “the dust cleared,” the Bulls had compiled a Won-Loss record of 5-6. They won three of seven games against conference foes. It wasn’t a great performance by any measure, but this team played half of it games without its leader.
The university had not named a new Head Coach when the 2015 Season began two weeks ago. But the football team still had to play the games on its schedule.
Thyey played their first game of the new season at home on Saturday, September 5th and annihilated the visiting University of Albany by a score of 51-14. The team traveled to western Pennsylvania last Saturday, September 12th to compete against the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Big 10 Conference squad prevailed against the small school from western New York in a very competitive game. The final score was 27-14.
After just two games, it appears that the Bulls have improved over their performance a year ago. Of course, there are still many games to be played, contests that will show whether or not this squad is a better team in 2015.
To begin, the Bulls will be at home against the University of Nevada on September 26th, Bowling Green University on October 3rd, Ohio University on October 24th, the University of Northern Illinois on November 11th and the University of Massachusetts on November 27th.
These will be tough games for the home team, but the Bulls should certainly be competitive and can win the majority of these contests.
When the University of Buffalo “hits the road” its players will find that their destinations offer lots of winnable games.
The Bulls will visit Florida Atlantic University (FAU) on September 19th (that’s this Saturday), the University of Central Michigan on October 17th, Miami of Ohio on October 29th, Kent State University n November 5th and the University of Akron on November 21st.
It will surprise no one if the Bulls of the University of Buffalo win more games than they lose in 2015. The schedule, if not totally favorable, gives the team from western New York a real chance to compete and succeed.
Of course, the Bulls probably won’t win consistently unless they put forth maximum effort every time they play. It takes determination and a willingness to play hard on every down of every game.
It is something the Bulls of the University of Buffalo can and will do because this team wants to win.
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