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UB-Bowling Green Game Analysis

Bowling Green 42, UB 28

Game Analysis: Bowling Green stacked the box and that was it for UB's offense. The strategy
contained Branden Oliver and UB's sideline throws were easily defended. Is it illegal to throw
between the hashes? Was there a slant in the playbook? UB defense wasn't as bad as the score
indicates. Falcons had scoring drives of 6, 28, 39 and 36 yards.

Turning Point: Faced with a third-and-1 on their 41 with less than 2 minutes left in the
first half, the Bulls took to the air. Chazz Anderson's pass, a cross-field throw into the
wind, fell incomplete. The Falcons went 74 yards in nine plays, took a 21-20 lead into
intermission and put UB away in the third quarter with the wind again their ally.

Player of the Game:  BG QB Matt Schilz bounced back from two early interceptions to throw
for four touchdowns. His 64-yarder to Kamar Jorden was an absolute gem.

Unsung Hero: Falcons middle LB Dwayne Woods was in on 15 tackles as BG held Oliver to 3.7
yards per attempt.

Record Book: Oliver picked up 127 yards on 34 carries and became UB's all-time
single-season rushing leader with 1,439 yards. Some people say, That's only the school I-A
rushing record." Yeah, well no one cares what anyone did against Baldwin-Wallace.

Stats of the Game: Bowling Green had the ball just 26:43 and converted only 5 of 15 third
downs.

He Said It: It's tough to go out this way with our kids.‘-- Bulls coach Jeff Quinn.

In the House: The paid crowd was 12,262. There might have been a third of that in the
stadium.

The Final Score: UB finishes 3-9 overall, 2-6 in the MAC.

Next Up: It's on to offseason workouts, spring ball, training camp and next year's opener
at - gulp - Georgia.

-- 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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Rodney McKissic

Rodney McKissic

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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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