University at Buffalo drops MAC opener against Miami (OH) 34-20

Buffalo v Miami Ohio
Posted at 3:50 PM, Sep 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-28 15:50:09-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Throughout UB's non-conference slate, the Bulls demonstrated time and again that they'd be a run-first football team and try to dominate the tempo. But once Lance Leipold and company were in a hole in the fourth quarter, they couldn't dig themselves out; they lost to Miami (OH) 34-20 on Saturday.

Jaret Patterson was a force to be reckoned with in the running game. In the first half, he ran for 110 yards as the Bulls took a 14-13 lead into the locker room.

An interception return for a touchdown early in the third quarter sparked a furious RedHawks comeback. With their first lead of the game, Miami (OH) never looked back and scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter.

Redshirt freshman Matt Myers completed just four of 16 passes for 59 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. Quarterback and punter Kyle VanTrease completed three passes for 30 yards, as well.

Defensively, the Bulls held Miami (OH) to only 265 total yards on offense. But good field position was all the RedHawks needed to put away the win in the second half.

UB returns home next Saturday to host the Ohio Bobcats at 3:30 p.m.