Two UB Bulls earned conference honors as MAC East players of the week for their performances in UB's 41-12 win over Connecticut Saturday. Adam Redden was selected as the defensive player of the week and Patrick Clarke was named special teams player of the week.
Defensive Player of the Week: Buffalo S Adam Redden
Senior safety Adam Redden (Amherst, N.Y.) had five tackles, two sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Buffalo's 41-12 win over Connecticut on Saturday. Redden set the tone early when, just three plays into the game, he stripped UConn quarterback Chandler Whitmer of the ball and recovered it at the Connecticut 8-yard line. Five plays later, the Bulls scored to take a 7-0 lead. Redden spearheaded a defense that held UConn to just 220 yards of total offense, including just 27 yards in the second half.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Buffalo K Patrick Clarke
Senior kicker Patrick Clarke (New Castle, Del.) was 2-of-4 on field goal attempts in Buffalo's 41-12 win over UConn. After missing his first field goal of 41 yards, Clarke connected on field goals of 49 yards and a career-best 50 yards in the third quarter to extend Buffalo's lead. The 50-yarder was the first by a Buffalo kicker since 2010. The 41 points were the most ever scored by a Buffalo team against UConn. It was Buffalo's second win over a BCS AQ opponent and the first since beating Rutgers in 2002.
UB is home Saturday afternoon against Eastern Micigan. Kickoff is scheduled for 12-noon.