Bulls streak ends at seven
Coming into Tuesday night’s matchup the Buffalo football team was in search of its eighth straight victory of the season.
However, the Bulls (7-3, 5-1 Mid-American Conference) were unable to overcome an early 31 point deficit as they fell to Toledo (7-3, 5-1 MAC) 51-41 on the road.
Offensively, senior wide receiver Alex Neutz had 8 receptions for 168 yards and two touchdowns and sophomore quarterback Joe Licata had 497 passing yards and four touchdowns.
Turning Point in the Game:
The first half proved to be the turning point of the game as Toledo took a 31-0 lead into the locker room at half.
Although the Bulls would climb back into the game and outscore the Rockets 41-20, the hole that they were in the whole game proved to be the Achilles heel.
Player(s) of the game: Alex Neutz and Joe Licata
Neutz has been brilliant this season. He reached a UB milestone on Tuesday night as his two touchdowns in the fourth quarter set a new school record 30 career touchdowns.
The previous record was 28 set back in 2008 by former UB and Buffalo Bills wide receiver Namaan Roosevelt.
At the helm, sophomore quarterback Joe Licata set career-highs in passing yards (497) and touchdowns (4).
His 497 passing yards set a new school record. The previous record was 490 set by Cliff Scott on Sept. 12, 1992 against New Haven.
Although David Fluellen did not suit up for the game, Kareem Hunt filled in nicely and complemented Toledo quarterback Terrance Owens well.
Hunt finished the game with 31 carries for 186 yards and a touchdown and could not be brought down by Buffalo’s run defense.
Owens played a solid game for the Rockets. He finished the game 11 for 20 with 228 yards and two touchdowns.
After facing off against a difficult opponent in Toledo, the Bulls should have no problem against Miami Ohio (0-9, 0-5 MAC).
The Redhawks are currently sitting last in the MAC East division and are only averaging 10 points per game and they play Kent State (2-8, 1-5 MAC) tonight at 8 p.m.
Buffalo’s game against Miami Ohio is set for next Tuesday at Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio. Kick-off is slated for 8 p.m and can be seen on