Jeff Quinn should be optimistic about how his team played vs. Georgia on Saturday. (AP Photo/John Amis)
The University at Buffalo football team entered Saturday’s contest at Georgia with modest expectations at best.
Coming off a 3-9 season in which they struggled severely at times, the Bulls knew that they would have their hands full on the road, week 1 vs. the #6 ranked Bulldogs.
With all the hype and excitement of playing such a high-caliber opponent, UB managed to give Georgia a good fight as the Bulls stayed competitive all the way until the 4th quarter before falling 45-23 on the afternoon.
After a rough stretch to start the game saw the Bulls trail 24-6 early, UB scored 10 straight points to end the first down only 24-16.
Georgia, not playing up to their expectations was even booed off the field as they left for the end of the half.
In the 2nd half, the Bulls still gave Georgia some problems but saw too much of Aaron Murray on the Bulldogs.
Murray, Georgia’s talented junior quarterback threw two touchdown passes in the 2nd half on his way to passing for 258 yards and three touchdowns on the afternoon.
His main target, Todd Gurley had two of those touchdown receptions as he finished with 100 receiving yards.
The Bulls offensively were led by quarterback Alex Zordich and running back Branden Oliver.
Zordich led UB on numerous impressive drives, including two 75-yard touchdown drives and a very impressive 94-yard touchdown drive.
On the afternoon, Zordich finished 14-24 for 148 yards and a touchdown. Rushing wise, the mobile quarterback carried the ball 14 times for 83 yards and a touchdown.
Branden Oliver managed to rush for over 100 yards for UB, finishing with 111 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries.
With the loss, the Bulls fall to 0-1 on the year and return to action next Saturday when they host Morgan State in their home opener.
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