AMHERST, NY- Saturday night at UB Stadium the Bulls will have their hands full with the Black Knights of Army. The Black Knights have won their first 3 games this season and last Saturday at UTEP put up 66 points.
Army scored touchdowns on 8 of their 9 possessions during the game. The one time they didn't get a touchdown they settled for a field goal.
In their first 3 games the Black Knights have not turned the ball over once. The Army rushing attack is second in the country after rolling up 424 yards against UTEP.
UB is coming off a 38-14 loss at Nevada Saturday night. Head coach Lance Leipold said Tuesday at his weekly media briefing that Tyrree Jackson will start at quarterback for the Bulls.
The Bulls need more consistency on offense and with Army's running game need to control the ball as much as possible. Long sustained drives is the formula that the Bulls will try to use against the Black Knights.
This will be the fifth meeting between UB and Army. UB won 27-24 in overtime the last time the Black Knights came to Buffalo. The all time series stands tied at two wins apiece. .
The Black Knights are led by their two quarterbacks, Ahmad Bradshaw and Chris Carter. Both have played in all 3 games this season.
Both teams have been impact by horrible tragedies this season. UB's Solomon Jackson passed away earlier this year after an off season workout. The Bulls have dedicated the season to Jackson. They wear ALL41 on the front of their helmets and a 41 decal on the back of them this season.
Army lost cornerback Brandon Jackson earlier this month. The 20-year-old sophomore cornerback died early Sept. 11 after a one-car crash about 20 miles south of the West Point campus. The Black Knights will wear a helmet sticker for the rest of the season. Jackson's No. 28 also will be stitched on the coaches' hats.