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University at Buffalo drops overtime game against Ohio University 21-20

Posted: 6:40 PM, Oct 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-05 18:40:17-04
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — In a match-up dominated by the running game, a quarterback connection opened up the scoring. With Matt Myers out of the game (upper body), backup quarterback turned punter Kyle Vantrease got the nod for the UB. His first touchdown pass was caught by fellow quarterback Dominic Johnson.

The QB to QB connection didn't spark enough offensively, though. The Bulls lost in heartbreaking fashion to Ohio 21-20 in overtime.

Even though both teams continued to pound the rock with zone reads and option plays, UB's passing game looked crisp with Kyle Vantrease under center. The sophomore tossed 16/23 for 197 yards and two touchdowns without an interception.

Both defenses had their moments as well-- the Bulls and the Bobcats each had a goal line stand in the first half. Johnson's receiving touchdown was the only one on the board before the break.

But neither defense rose to the occasion in overtime. On the opening possession, Kyle Vantrease scored on the ground to make it 20-14. Jackson Baltar missed the extra point that followed. Ohio cashed in on the mistake to win it after just one overtime.

With the loss, UB falls to 0-2 in MAC play and 2-4 overall. After a bye week, their conference slate continues against Akron on October 19th.