October 02, 2014
College Sports

UB takes second consecutive game, downs Miami

UB quarterback Joe Licata was 28 of 38 for 276 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulls’ come-from-behind victory over Miami (Ohio). Photo by Jeffrey T. Barnes.

Anthone Taylor led the nation in rushing last week while leading the University at Buffalo to its first Mid-American Conference win.

Taylor tallied 222 yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries – all career-highs – as the Bulls began MAC play Saturday (Sept. 27) with a 35-27 comeback win over Miami (Ohio) University at UB Stadium.

UB (3-2, 1-0 MAC) has now won two in a row and has two wins toward bowl eligibility, since only one of its previous wins over Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) foes counts.

Miami (0-5, 0-1) has now lost 21 straight, the nation’s longest losing streak, which began Nov. 3, 2012 at UB Stadium.

While becoming the first UB offense since 1959 to score more than 20 points in each of its first five games, the Bulls racked up 575 yards, the second-highest total since UB joined Division I-A in 1999.

Joe Licata (Williamsville South) was 28 of 38 passing for 276 yards and two touchdowns and led the Bulls back from two second-half deficits.

Jacob Martinez, a redshirt freshman who played quarterback in high school, caught eight passes for 94 yards and a touchdown in his first collegiate start. Tight end Matt Weiser caught four passes for 54 yards and a touchdown.

But the standout performer was Taylor, a junior out of Huber Heights, Ohio, just 60 miles from the RedHawks campus in Oxford.

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