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Temple-UB game analysis

Game analysis: One thing is certain: The Bulls played the two best teams in the MAC the last two weeks in Northern Illinois and now Temple. The Owls crushed the Bulls in all phases of the game while humbling the Bulls, 42-0.

How UB lost: The offense could generate anything and ventured into Temple territory just three times. The defense, the cornerstone of the team, couldn’t stop tailbacks Matt Brown and Bernard Pierce nor first-time starting QB Mike Gerardi.

Turning Point: Let’s start with the opening kickoff when Domonic Cook fumbled on the Bulls 23 and Temple scored six plays later. The Bulls were down 21-0 before the start of the second quarter.

Players of the game: Let’s give it to Pierce and Brown who combined for 215 yards with Pierce scoring two TDs. If they had another juke move or two, they would both be in the SEC.

Stat of the game: UB converted two third down on 17 tries.

What the loss means: UB falls to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in league play but at least the best teams are off its schedule. Still, the Bulls have now suffered two blowout wins against the Owls. A few more like this and they’ll stop calling this matchup a rivalry.

In the house: Football alums Jamey Richard, Ramon Guzman and Andre Forde were among 13,371 for Homecoming.

He said it: “”I’m beyond frustrated. Beyond.’’ – UB coach Jeff Quinn

Up next for the Bulls: vs. improved Miami (Ohio) Saturday at UB Stadium.

---Rodney McKissic


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