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UB-Ohio Game Analysis

Game Analysis: Chazz Anderson might have been playing for the rest of his career in this one. A Bulls defeat and it would have been time -- or at least close to time -- for Bulls to start looking to future. Instead, Anderson threw for 343 yards and two TDs. UB passing game was the difference. They couldn't have gotten by with Branden Oliver's big day alone.

Turning Point: Candidates abound when there are four second-half lead changes. But Bulls could have been staggered when LeVon Brazill ran 67 yards on a reverse to give Bobcats a 31-24 lead. Instead, seconds later, Ed Young took a wide receiver screen and went 90 yards for a touchdown, UB's longest passing TD since 1996.

Decision of the Game: Jeff Quinn decided it was now or never on fourth-and-goal from the Ohio 1 with UB down three and 5:45 left. They gave the ball to Oliver and he produced the winning points. Gutsy call.

Player of the Game: How does one differentiate between Anderson, who threw for 343, Oliver, who rushed for 179,  or Ed Young, who emerged from the doghouse with a flourish (five catches, 135 yards)?

He Said It: "A nine on a scale of 10." -- UB DE Steven Means describing the pain of the shots he took to the face area some 24 hours after undergoing root canal surgery.

He Said It II: ""I looked in each of those young men's eyes and said, look, this is the moment." -- Quinn on the decision to go on fourth-and-goal with less than six minutes left.

In the House: 15,051 at UB Stadium saw a game that sticks in the memory bank.

Next Up: Bulls head to Philly to face Temple Saturday. It's HUGE.

---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

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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