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Zordich "shook up" but should be ready for Miami (Ohio)

Starting quarterback Alex Zordich left Saturday’s Toledo game after being “shook up’’ according to UB coach Jeff Quinn, not because of ineffective play. The junior from Youngstown, Ohio is expected to start on Saturday against Miami (Ohio).

“He was very upbeat [Monday],’’ Quinn said. “I don’t think he feels pain because he’s that kind of tough kid.’’

Zordich rushed for 67 yards but toiled in the passing game completing just 5 of 16 passes for 118 yards and a 42-yard touchdown to tailback Devin Campbell in the second quarter. He was replaced by former Williamsville South quarterback Joe Licata.

“We put Joe in there because of that and we left him in there,’’ Quinn said. “Alex Zordich, who is probably one of the toughest kids I’ve ever coached in my entire career, he was shook up. We did not pull Alex Zordich out of the game … it was done because he was shook up. We thought I was in best interest of our football team to put Joe in there and it was great to see him command the offense.’’

Licata went 5 of 11 for 68 yards and a TD – an 8-yard pass to Alex Neutz in the fourth quarter – but fumbled after being sacked on the Bulls’ final drive.

“He does have a good sense and understands the game,’’ Quinn said. “I’m excited about continuing to watch his growth and development. … It was nice to see Joe be able to get in there and move the offense and get us a nice score right at the beginning to the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough.’’

---Rodney McKissic

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Bob Dicesare

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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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