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Bulls need to improve on third down

Jerry Davis

---Third down has been a rarely cleared hurdle for UB through the first two games of the season. All told, they're 10-for-33, a success rate that ranks 100th among the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams.

---UCF QB Rob Calabrese continues to split first-string snaps with Jeff Godfrey this week in practice. Coach George O'Leary is set to name a starting quarterback today, with all signs pointing to backup Jeff Godfrey taking over the top job for Saturday's game against UB.

---Virginia Tech, which lost last week to James Madison, is a prime example of what can happen against an FCS opponent. If Syracuse starts overlooking Maine, it could ruin any hope at making a bowl.

---That Michigan QB Denard Robinson has captivated college football the first two weeks of the season has not caught his high school coach by surprise. has not caught his high school coach by surprise, but any chance of Robinson winning the Heisman are complicated by NCAA circumstances surrounding the Wolverines program.

---Here's some stories on Niagara recruits Juan’ya Green and Ameen Tanksley from the Philadelphia Daily News, and the Delaware County Daily Times. takes a look at the 12 new coaches in the power conferences.

---Gregg Doyel calls for the firing of Tennessee's Bruce Pearl, while Andy Katz writes that legally, it might not be that simple.

---Rodney McKissic




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