2011 Buffalo Bulls football team

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2011 Buffalo Bulls football
University at Buffalo Interlocking UB logo.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division East
2011 record 3–9 (2–6 MAC)
Head coach Jeff Quinn (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Alex Wood
Defensive coordinator William Inge
Home stadium University at Buffalo Stadium
(Capacity: 29,013)
← 2010
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2011 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Ohio xy   6 2         10 4  
Temple   5 3         9 4  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         5 7  
Miami   3 5         4 8  
Buffalo   2 6         3 9  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West Division
Northern Illinois xy$   7 1         11 3  
Toledo x   7 1         9 4  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   4 4         6 6  
Eastern Michigan   4 4         6 6  
Central Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Championship: NIU 23, Ohio 20
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Buffalo Bulls football team represented the University at Buffalo in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulls were led by second-year head coach Jeff Quinn played their home games at the University at Buffalo Stadium. They are a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 2–6 in MAC play to finish in sixth place in the East Division.

Previous Season[edit]

2010 was a year of transitioning for the Bulls. Previous head coach, Turner Gill, left for Kansas and was replaced by former Cincinnati coach, Jeff Quinn. The Bulls started off well against Rhode Island with a dominating 31–0 win, but found themselves in a 3-game losing streak before winning against Bowling Green 28–26. The Bulls again found themselves in a 7-game losing streak from that point on. Despite a 2–10 overall record, Jeff Quinn managed to bring in talented recruits for the 2011 season.


Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:00 PM at Pittsburgh* Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN3 L 16–35   48,359
September 10 6:00 PM Stony Brook* University at Buffalo StadiumAmherst, NY TWCS W 35–7   21,933
September 17 7:00 PM at Ball State Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN L 25–28   8,964
September 24 6:00 PM Connecticut*dagger University at Buffalo Stadium • Amherst, NY Big East Network L 3–17   18,215
October 1 12:30 PM at Tennessee* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN CSS L 10–41   87,758
October 8 3:30 PM Ohio University at Buffalo Stadium • Amherst, NY TWCS W 38–37   15,051
October 15 1:00 PM at Temple Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 0–34   25,820[1]
October 22 12:00 PM Northern Illinois University at Buffalo Stadium • Amherst, NY ESPN3 L 30–31   13,370
October 29 3:30 PM at Miami (OH) Yager StadiumOxford, OH TWCS L 13–41   16,131[2]
November 12 1:00 PM at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI L 17–30   3,830
November 19 12:00 PM Akron University at Buffalo Stadium • Amherst, NY TWCS W 51–10   14,509
November 25 12:00 PM Bowling Green University at Buffalo Stadium • Amherst, NY TWCS L 28–42   12,262
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


Game notes[edit]


1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 0 3 7 6 16
Panthers 7 0 14 14 35

Recap: The Panthers took the lead in the first quarter with a rushing touchdown by Graham. Buffalo's offense struggled to gain any yardage on the ground or in the air. Early in the second quarter, Pittsburgh missed a 32-yard field goal. One Panther drive later, and Pittsburgh would miss a 47-yard field goal. Once the Bulls got the ball back, Peter Farning kicked a 40-yard field goal, putting Buffalo on the scoreboard. Both defenses remained strong throughout the first half of play. The Bulls got the ball first in the third quarter. Chazz Anderson, Buffalo's starting QB, drove for 49 yards before being intercepted by Pittsburgh's defense. Ray Graham of the Panther's would later punch in a rushing touchdown to go ahead 14–3. The next drive, Anderson lead a Buffalo drive that would take them to the end-zone. The score was then 14–10. Pittsburgh would soon answer back however, with a 5-yard rushing touchdown by Ray Graham. Going into the fourth quarter, Buffalo's running back, Branden Oliver, would punch in a 1-yard touchdown. The Bulls tried a 2-point conversion, but failed to make the score 21–16. Pittsburgh answered back yet again however with a quick 6 play, 60-yard drive that would end in a touchdown. On the next drive, the Bulls gained 42 yards, but failed to convert on fourth down, forcing them to turn over. On the next drive, Ray Graham broke loose for 75 yards, and later punched in a touchdown with a 1-yard gain. The end score was 35–16, Pittsburgh.

Stony Brook[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seawolves 0 7 0 0 7
Bulls 7 14 14 0 35

Recap: After a 53-yard kick return by Buffalo's Terrell Jackson, Chazz Anderson started the game by throwing a 57-yard touchdown to Alex Dennison. Within 19 seconds, the Bulls would be up a score of 7–0. The rest of the first quarter would be scoreless for both teams. Within 2 minutes of the second quarter, Stony Brook would drive for 92 yards out of 10 plays, ending in a touchdown by Jordan Gush. Buffalo would take the ball back the next drive, and score a touchdown by Branden Oliver. The next drive for Buffalo also ended in a touchdown, with a 49-yard rush by Branden Oliver. The Bulls would go into halftime leading Stony Brook 21–7. Within 4 minutes of the 3rd quarter, Buffalo would score another touchdown. Chazz Anderson threw a pass to Devon Hughes, who would make his way to the end-zone with a 15-yard run. Buffalo would end the 3rd quarter with a 43-yard rushing touchdown by Branden Oliver, making it 35–7. In the fourth quarter, Stony Brook would drive for 50 yards, until Khalil Mack sacked Stony Brook's quarterback, Kyle Essington who would fumble the ball. Fred Branch, of the Buffalo Bulls, would recover the fumble to put away the game.

Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 7 0 6 12 25
Cardinals 0 21 0 7 28

Recap: The game started out well for the Bulls, who scored a touchdown in their first drive. That first touchdown however would be their last until the second half. The Buffalo offense and defense would be completely exposed as the Cardinals score 21 unanswered points in the first half. Within 7 minutes of the third drive, Buffalo would score their second touchdown with a run by Branden Oliver, The PAT however was blocked by Ball State's defense. The score would remain 21–13 going into the fourth quarter. Within 2 minutes of the fourth quarter, Buffalo would score their third touchdown, but fail on their 2-point conversion. 1 drive later, and the Bulls would get the ball back and score their fourth touchdown, giving them a lead of 25–21 with 6 minutes left on the clock. This is when Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning took over the game. Buffalo's defense could not stop the Ball State juggernaut, even when they had a 4th down and 7, and a 4th down and 17. The Cardinals would eventually score their last touchdown with only 29 seconds on the clock. In the last 29 seconds of the game, Buffalo would get 2 first downs, but it wouldn't be enough to get a field goal. Ball State would win the game 28–25.


1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 10 0 7 17
Bulls 0 3 0 0 3

Recap: As expected, both Buffalo's offense and Connecticut's offense would not click early in the game. The Bulls would take more first downs in the first quarter, but would not be able to complete their drives to end in scores.The Bulls would take the lead in the second quarter with a field goal by Peter Fardon. Connecticut would answer back quickly though with a field goal of their own and a touchdown later in the quarter. The Bulls and Huskies would go into halftime with a score of 3–10, Huskies leading. The third quarter was again hampered by strong defensive plays on both sides of the ball. Khalil Mack and Steven Means paired together to create impressive plays and sacks behind Connecticut's line of scrimmage. Buffalo's offense however, would not click together to overcome Connecticut's strong defense, which was one of the best in the FBS. Connecticut would take another touchdown score in the fourth quarter to put away the game. The Huskies would win the game 17–3. The overall series record between the Bulls and Huskies is 4–15 with Connecticut leading.


1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 7 0 0 3 10
Volunteers 17 14 7 3 41

Recap: Going into the game as 30 point underdogs, Buffalo was weaker in every category than the Tennessee Volunteers. Tyler Bray threw for 342 yards against the Bulls, while Chazz Anderson of Buffalo only threw for 99 yards. Anderson though, would break for a 68-yard run to the end zone in the first quarter. The Vol's however would never look back, and would score 38 unanswered points. In the fourth quarter, Buffalo would score a field goal to make the score 38–10, but the Vol's would again answer back with a field goal of their own.


1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 7 10 14 6 37
Bulls 14 10 7 7 38

Recap: Buffalo came into the game as 8 point underdogs. After losing three straight games, the team knew they had to come back to their home field with a bang. Early in the first quarter, Bo Oliver rushed into the end zone from 12 yards out to give the Bulls a 7–0 lead. On the next drive for Ohio, Harden rushed 13 yards into the end zone to tie the score at seven. Oliver would answer back however with another rushing touchdown from 1 yard out. Halfway through the second quarter, Chazz Anderson would find Alex Neutz to complete a 36-yard touchdown pass to push the Bulls advantage to 21–7. Ohio however, would score another touchdown with 5 minutes remaining in the half. Buffalo would answer back quickly though with a field goal to make the score 24–14. One drive later, and Ohio would score a field goal themselves to make the score 24–17 going into halftime. Within 3 minutes of the 3rd quarter, Ohio's Tyler Tettleton threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 24. A few drives later, and Ohio's LaVon Brazill burst for a 67-yard run that put the Bobcats up 31–24. Buffalo would answer right back however as Anderson completed a 90-yard touchdown pass to Ed Young that tied the score at 31 with 7:17 remaining in the third quarter. The Bobcats however would take the lead again with a 46-yard field goal by Matt Weller. With 5:45 remaining in the contest, Oliver rushed for his third touchdown, this time from one-yard out to give Buffalo a 38–34 lead. The next drive, Weller would make another field goal to inch the Bobcats closer 38–37. The Bulls defense however sealed the victory when Richie Smith sacked Tettleton on fourth down with less than two minutes remaining. The Bulls won 38–37.


1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 0 0 0 0 0
Owls 10 14 7 3 34

Recap: Buffalo came into the game as 21 point underdogs. The offense and defense had a tough time against a Temple team that was made up of mostly seniors. Buffalo would fall go behind 24 points to nothing into the half. The second half was just as devastating as the first half for the Bulls. Temple ran the ball multiple times to earn scores, and eventually would win the game 34–0.

Northern Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 3 14 14 0 31
Bulls 3 7 0 20 30
  • Date: October 22, 2011
  • Location: UB Stadium
    Amherst, NY
  • Game start: 12:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,370
  • Television network: MAC TV, ESPN3

Recap: The Bulls started off well with good defense, holding the Huskies to only 3 points in the first quarter. The Huskies however would fight in the second quarter, scoring 14 points with rushing touchdowns. In the third quarter, the Huskies would take a 31–10 lead against the Bulls. The Huskies defense however would shut down in the fourth quarter. The Bulls drove for over 300 yards to score 3 touchdowns. Within the last 15 seconds of the game, Buffalo would score their third touchdown to make the score 31–30. Peter Fardon, the Bulls kicker, would miss the point after to lose the game. This comeback would have been one of the greatest ever played by the Bulls. Senior quarterback, Chazz Anderson, would have an all-time record-breaking afternoon. He completed a school-record 35 passes (on 53 attempts, the fourth highest-total in school history) for a Division I-A record 404 yards, the eighth best total in school history.

Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 13 0 0 0 13
RedHawks 21 7 13 0 41


Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 0 3 14 0 17
• Eagles 3 6 14 7 30



1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 3 0 0 7 10
Bulls 14 16 14 7 51
  • Date: November 19, 2011
  • Location: UB Stadium
    Amherst, NY
  • Game start: 12:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 14,509
  • Game weather: Mostly Cloudy, Windy
  • Television network: TWCS

Recap: Brandon "Bo" Oliver rushed for 235 yards to not only lead the Bulls to their second conference win of the season, but also broke the single-game rushing yardage in UB history. Chazz Anderson threw for 19/25 with 155 yards on the day. Anderson threw 2 touchdowns, while Oliver ran for the other 2 touchdowns. Freshman, Patrick Clarke, nailed 3 field goals and 6 PAT's. At the beginning of the game, John Syty returned the first kickoff for 93 yards.

Bowling Green[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Falcons 7 14 21 0 42
Bulls 10 10 0 8 28



2011 Buffalo Bulls football football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
C 66 Veinotte, JeffJeff Veinotte Fr
LB 42 Branch, FredFred Branch Sr
TE 12 Dennison, AlexAlex Dennison Jr
DB 4 Lester, CortneyCortney Lester Jr
LB 24 Wallace, DelonteDelonte Wallace Jr
K 45 Clarke, PatPat Clarke Fr
OT 70 Wilson, PatPat Wilson Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 11 Caesar, JuwanJuwan Caesar Fr
RB 22 Caper, LarryLarry Caper Jr
TE 85 Celek, GarrettGarrett Celek Sr
OL 76 Clark, DonavonDonavon Clark Fr
OT 73 Conway, HenryHenry Conway So
QB 18 Cook, ConnorConnor Cook Fr
QB 8 Cousins, KirkKirk Cousins Sr
WR 3 Cunningham, B.J.B.J. Cunningham Sr
OT 65 Dennis, MichaelMichael Dennis Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 71 Deyo, JohnJohn Deyo Jr
OT 51 Fonoti, FouFou Fonoti Jr
OG 67 Foreman, JoelJoel Foreman Sr
WR 13 Fowler, BennieBennie Fowler So
OT 59 France, DanDan France So
TE 92 Gleichert, AndrewAndrew Gleichert Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 20 Hill, NickNick Hill Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 84 Hoebing, DerekDerek Hoebing So
OG 74 Hueter, ZachZach Hueter Jr
C 63 Jackson, TravisTravis Jackson Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 69 Kamm, ShawnShawn Kamm Redshirt.svg Fr
C 72 Klatt, NateNate Klatt So
OL 54 Kruse, ConnorConnor Kruse Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 23 Kubvoruno, TakudzwaTakudzwa Kubvoruno Fr
TE 83 Lang, PaulPaul Lang Fr
TE 88 Linthicum, BrianBrian Linthicum Sr
OG 53 Lints, KyleKyle Lints Fr
WR 82 Martin, KeshawnKeshawn Martin Sr
QB 10 Maxwell, AndrewAndrew Maxwell So
OG 62 McDonald, ChrisChris McDonald Jr
OT 75 McGaha, JaredJared McGaha Sr
WR 25 Mumphery, KeithKeith Mumphery Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 7 Nichol, KeithKeith Nichol Sr
WR 17 Nichol, KyleKyle Nichol So
FB 38 Palazeti, NikoNiko Palazeti Redshirt.svg Fr
FB 37 Pendleton, TrevonTrevon Pendleton Fr
OG 73 Ray Jr., ArthurArthur Ray Jr. Sr
WR 16 Rucker, Chris D.Chris D. Rucker Sr
C 68 Ruhland, EthanEthan Ruhland Jr
FB 47 Setterbo, AdamAdam Setterbo Sr
TE 80 Sims, DionDion Sims So
WR 21 Sims Jr., AndreAndre Sims Jr. Fr
WR 81 Sonntag, BradBrad Sonntag Sr
TE 48 Stevens, DrewDrew Stevens Jr
C/OG 64 Treadwell, BlakeBlake Treadwell Jr
QB 19 Troup, A.J.A.J. Troup Fr
QB 16 Vento, TommyTommy Vento Fr
Pos. # Name Class
CB 5 Adams, JohnnyJohnny Adams Jr
LB 28 Allen, DenicosDenicos Allen So
LB 40 Bullough, MaxMax Bullough So
DE 94 Calero, TaylorTaylor Calero Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 89 Calhoun, ShiliqueShilique Calhoun Fr
DL 87 Clemons, BrandonBrandon Clemons Fr
CB 36 Colquhoun, ArjenArjen Colquhoun Fr
DT 65 Curtis, DougDoug Curtis Jr
LB 43 Davis, EdEd Davis Sr
CB 31 Dennard, DarquezeDarqueze Dennard So
CB 12 Dixon, DanaDana Dixon So
DE 52 Drone, DenzelDenzel Drone So
S 27 Drummond, KurtisKurtis Drummond Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 29 Elliott, SpencerSpencer Elliott Fr
LB 41 Elsworth, KylerKyler Elsworth So
S 19 Folino, DannyDanny Folino So
DE 55 Freeman, CoreyCorey Freeman Jr
LB 47 Gainer, JeremyJeremy Gainer So
LB 50 Gardiner, SteveSteve Gardiner Jr
LB 2 Gholston, WilliamWilliam Gholston So
LB 42 Hamilton, TyTy Hamilton Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 49 Hammock, TyQuanTyQuan Hammock So
LB 45 Harris, DarienDarien Harris Fr
DE 92 Heath, JoelJoel Heath Fr
CB 6 Hicks, MylanMylan Hicks Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 91 Hoover, TylerTyler Hoover Jr
NT 61 Jeremiah, AntonioAntonio Jeremiah Jr
S 23 Jones, JairusJairus Jones So
LB 34 Jones, TaiwanTaiwan Jones Fr
DL 81 Kittredge, JamesJames Kittredge So
DE 93 Knox, DamonDamon Knox Fr
DB 35 Laneaux, ChrisChris Laneaux Fr
CB 33 Langford, JeremyJeremy Langford Redshirt.svg Fr
S 9 Lewis, IsaiahIsaiah Lewis So
CB 14 Lippett, TonyTony Lippett Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 10 Norman, ChrisChris Norman Jr
DL 69 Pacheco, BlakeBlake Pacheco Sr
NT 96 Pickelman, KevinKevin Pickelman Sr
DT 56 Ramondo, MattMatt Ramondo Fr
NT 60 Reynolds, MicajahMicajah Reynolds So
LB 48 Rhomberg, PatPat Rhomberg Fr
S 39 Robinson, TrentonTrenton Robinson Sr
LB 44 Rush, MarcusMarcus Rush Redshirt.svg Fr
NT 58 Sanders, JordanJordan Sanders Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 97 Scarpinato, MarkMark Scarpinato Fr
DT 57 Strayhorn, JonathanJonathan Strayhorn Sr
LB 8 Thomas, LawrenceLawrence Thomas Fr
CB 15 Waynes, TraeTrae Waynes Fr
NT 98 White, Anthony RashadAnthony Rashad White Jr
CB 32 White, MitchellMitchell White Jr
S 26 Williamson, R.J.R.J. Williamson Fr
DT 99 Worthy, JerelJerel Worthy Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 4 Conroy, DanDan Conroy Jr
LS 57 Giampapa, MattMatt Giampapa Fr
LS 51 Moore, SteveSteve Moore So
K 17 Muma, KevinKevin Muma So
P 3 Sadler, MikeMike Sadler Redshirt.svg Fr
P 20 Selden, KyleKyle Selden Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • William Inge – Defensive Coordinator
  • Alex Wood – Offensive Coordinator
  • Ernest Jones – 'Associate Head Coach
  • Adam Shorter – Defensive Line

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt