2010 Buffalo Bulls football team

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2010 Buffalo Bulls football
University at Buffalo Interlocking UB logo.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference East
2010 record 2–10 (1–7 MAC)
Head coach Jeff Quinn
Offensive coordinator Greg Forest
Defensive coordinator William Inge
Home stadium University at Buffalo Stadium
(Capacity: 29,013)
Seasons
« 2009 2011 »
2010 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Miami x   7 1         10 4  
Ohio   6 2         8 5  
Temple   5 3         8 4  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Bowling Green   1 7         2 10  
Buffalo   1 7         2 10  
Akron   1 7         1 11  
West
Northern Illinois x   8 0         11 3  
Toledo   7 1         8 5  
Western Michigan   5 3         6 6  
Ball State   3 5         4 8  
Central Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Eastern Michigan   2 6         2 10  
Championship: Miami 26, Northern Illinois 21
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Buffalo Bulls football team represented the University at Buffalo in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulls, led by first year head coach Jeff Quinn, played their home games at the University at Buffalo Stadium and members of the east division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 2–10, 1–7 in MAC play.

Notable players[edit]

  • Davonte Shannon, Strong Safety, Three-time First
  • Peter Bittner, Guard, 2009 Second Team all-MAC.
  • Domonic Cook Safety # 25 senior
  • Terrel Jackson WR # 10 junior hometown Temple, Texas
  • Steve Means Defensive End No. 40 Hometown- Buffalo, New York

Previous season[edit]

The previous season was a disappointing one for the UB Bulls: Following 2008's MAC Championship, UB was expected to challenge for the conference championship again in 2009. But before the season even started, bad luck struck the team as star running back James Starks injured the labrum in his left shoulder in a pre-season scrimmage. It was determined that he would need surgery and miss the whole year.[1] The offense also struggled without four-year starting quarterback Drew Willy as new starter Zach Maynard had an up-and-down season. The defense was unable to force as many turnovers as it did in 2008 and still struggled to stop opposing offenses as coach Turner Gill's decision to replace defensive coordinator Jimmy Williams with defensive back coach Fred Reed did not pay off. The team was out of MAC championship and bowl contention by mid-season and finished 5-7. Despite the setback, Gill was hired away by Kansas. Two weeks after Gill left, UB announced the hiring of Quinn, the offensive coordinator for the then-undefeated and 3rd ranked Cincinnati Bearcats football team. In the Sugar Bowl the Bearcats lost to the Florida Gators.[2]

Recruiting[edit]

Name Position Height Weight Hometown
Dalton Barksdale Defensive End 6'3" 240 Detroit, MI
Dante Burton Tight End 6'4" 236 Lodi, NJ
Jasen Carlson Offensive Lineman 6'3" 295 Lakewood, NY
Andre Davis Defensive Tackle 6'4" 275 Cheektowaga, NY
Cordero Dixon Wide Receiver 6'1" 185 Suwanee, GA
Delano Fabor Cornerback 6'0" 193 Buffalo, NY
Okoye Houston Safety 6'0" 185 Greenville, SC
Devon Hughes Wide Receiver 6'0" 185 Tyrone, GA
Rudy Johnson Quarterback 6'1" 195 Owings Mills, MD
Cortney Lester Wide Receiver 5'11" 175 Miramar, FL
Jack Molloy Punter/Placekicker 6'2" 200 Harrison, NY
James Potts Running Back 5'11 190 Boynton Beach, FL
Adam Redden Wide Receiver 6'0" 185 Amherst, NY
Kendall Roberson Linebacker 6'2" 215 Decatur, GA
Witney Sherry Safety 6'1" 180 Miami, FL
Jake Silas Offensive Lineman 6'8" 270 Portland, MI
Kristjan Sokoli Defensive End 6'5" 230 Bloomfield, NJ
Dwellie Striggles Cornerback 5'10" 170 Lauderhill, FL
Jeff Veinotte Offensive Lineman 6'5" 305 Ottawa, ON
Aaron Walters Wide Receiver 6'1" 180 Hopkins, SC
Tyler Warden Quarterback 6'7" 215 Glen Ellyn, IL
Colby Way Linebacker 6'3" 235 State College, PA
Alex Zordich Quarterback 6'3" 215 Youngstown, OH

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 7:00 PM Rhode Island* University at Buffalo StadiumAmherst, NY TWCSN W 31–0   16,273[3]
September 11 7:00 PM at Baylor* Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX FCS Central L 6–34   40,853[4]
September 18 7:00 PM UCF* University at Buffalo Stadium • Amherst, NY TWCSN L 10–24   14,312
September 25 12:00 PM at Connecticut* Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT Big East Network L 21–45   36,738[5]
October 2 3:30 PM at Bowling Green Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH BCSN W 28–26   14,544[6]
October 16 3:30 PM at Northern Illinois Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL L 14–45   21,230
October 23 12:00 PM Temple University at Buffalo Stadium • Amherst, NY ESPN+ L 0–42   13,371
October 30 3:30 PM Miami University University at Buffalo Stadium • Amherst, NY TWCSN L 9–21   12,786[7]
November 4 7:30 PM at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH ESPNU L 17–34   15,112[8]
November 12 6:00 PM Ball State University at Buffalo Stadium • Amherst, NY ESPNU L 3–20   11,355
November 20 2:00 PM Eastern Michigan University at Buffalo Stadium • Amherst, NY STO L 17–21   9,786
November 26 2:00 PM at Akron InfoCision Stadium-Summa FieldAkron, OH STO L 14–22   5,216[9]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from USA Today/Coaches. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

NFL Draft[edit]

5th Round, 143rd Overall Pick by the Dallas Cowboys—Sr. CB Josh Thomas

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