No. 24 UB finishes regular season with 56-7 win over Akron

UB Akron Kevin Marks
Posted at 5:53 PM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 00:57:30-05

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — Even with the division title and a berth into the MAC Championship in the bag, UB football finished their regular season in style. The Bulls took down Akron 56-7 in their home finale on Saturday.

The rainy weather at UB Stadium facilitated the ground-first approach that the Bulls' offense takes. Running backs Jaret Patterson and Kevin marks combined for nearly 300 yards on the ground and scored two touchdowns apiece.

Patterson's 105 yards on the ground was enough for him to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark. The Doak Walker Award semifinalist finished the regular season with 123 carries for 1,025 yards and 18 touchdowns in just five games.

UB's defense and special teams carried their weight, too. The Bulls had short fields on offense to go with four sacks and an interception. Senior safety Tyrone Hill returned a blocked field goal 63 yards to the house in the first quarter. It was the first touchdown off a blocked kick since the school brought back football in 1999.

The Bulls face a short week ahead of the MAC Championship game. They'll face Ball State in Detroit on Friday, December 18th.