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UB-Miami Game Analysis

Miami 21, UB 9

Turning Point: Zac Murphy's career-best 54-yard punt with wind pinned UB at its 8 early in fourth quarter. RedHawks next drive start came at UB 42, from where they needed just three plays to make it 21-9 on Thomas Merriweather's 2-yard run.

How UB Lost: What? Haven't you been paying attention all season? The offense continues to sputter and totaled just 265 yards. The running game's non-existent. The young QB's receiving on-the-job training. Same-old, same-old.

Player of the Game: Miami freshman receiver Nick Harwell had eight catches for 97 yards and two TDs, one of them a scintillating, one-handed 29-yarder at the goal line that put the RedHawks ahead, 14-0. He has 33 catches in the last four weeks.

Player of the Game II: Miami sophomore QB Zac Dysert is the real deal. He completed 21 of 36 for 231. Bulls will be glad to see him leave -- after 2012 season.

Stat of the Game: On a windy day that catered to the running game Miami amassed 66 rushing yards, UB 55.

What Loss Means: Bulls have lost three straight at home and haven't scored more than a touchdown in any of them. They must win out to become bowl eligible, for those still tracking such things.

In the House: 12,786 braved the conditions.

He Said It: UB coach Jeff Quinn on Alex Zordich: "I think that is the thing that we can take (as) a positive out of this game."

Up Next: Bulls travel to division tri-leader Ohio on Thursday. Tough task.

-- Bob DiCesare


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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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