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UB-Tennessee Game Analysis

Tennessee 41, UB 10

Big Picture: Bulls took a major step up in class Saturday and it showed. The defense couldn't cope with the Vols speed and quickness. The offense is still having issues in the passing game, making it easier for opponents to stack against the run. Tennessee's pretty good. And the Vols could be ready to take a run at SEC title next year as this young nucleus continues to mature.

Turning Point: UB could have pulled even, or at least within four, late in the first quarter after recovering a fumbled kickoff. The drive began with a sack and ended with a miserably missed 44-yard field goal attempt by Peter Fardon. Tennessee outscored UB, 17-0, the remainder of the half.

Play of the Game: The 68-yard touchdown run by UB QB Chazz Anderson was almost comical. Nobody touched him. Nobody was close to touching him.

Player of the Game: UT QB Tyler Bray's only a sophomore? He threw for 342 and four TDs and the Vols were 12 of 16 on third-down conversions.

Stat of the Game: Tennessee had seven tackles for losses and three sacks.

He Said It: "I was proud of how we jumped out on them. It was a really good first half." Tennessee coach Derek Dooley.

In the House: Attendance was only 87,758 with students on fall break. Fall break? Didn't the semister just start?

What It Means: UB fell to 1-4 and finally is done with nonconference play. Tennessee is 3-1 and moves on to the rigors of the SEC.

What's Next: Ohio visits UB Stadium next Saturday afternoon.

-- 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.

@TBNDicesare | bdicesare@buffnews.com


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.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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