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The 2010 Buffalo Bulls football team represented the University at Buffalo in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulls, led by first-year head coach Jeff Quinn, played their home games at the University at Buffalo Stadium and members of the east division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 2–10, 1–7 in MAC play.

2010 Buffalo Bulls football
Buffalo Bulls logo.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast
2010 record2–10 (1–7 MAC)
Head coachJeff Quinn (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorGreg Forest
Defensive coordinatorWilliam Inge
Home stadiumUniversity at Buffalo Stadium
(Capacity: 29,013)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Miami x$   7 1         10 4  
Ohio   6 2         8 5  
Temple   5 3         8 4  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Bowling Green   1 7         2 10  
Buffalo   1 7         2 10  
Akron   1 7         1 11  
West Division
Northern Illinois x   8 0         11 3  
Toledo   7 1         8 5  
Western Michigan   5 3         6 6  
Ball State   3 5         4 8  
Central Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Eastern Michigan   2 6         2 10  
Championship: Miami 26, Northern Illinois 21
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions

Notable playersEdit

  • Davonte Shannon, Strong Safety, Three-time First
  • Peter Bittner, Guard, 2009 Second Team all-MAC.
  • Domonic Cook Safety # 25 senior
  • Terrel Jackson WR # 10 junior hometown Temple, Texas
  • Steve Means Defensive End No. 40 Hometown- Buffalo, New York
  • Khalil Mack, Linebacker 2× First-team NFL All-Pro

Previous seasonEdit

The previous season was a disappointing one for the UB Bulls: Following 2008's MAC Championship, UB was expected to challenge for the conference championship again in 2009. But before the season even started, bad luck struck the team as star running back James Starks injured the labrum in his left shoulder in a pre-season scrimmage. It was determined that he would need surgery and miss the whole year.[1] The offense also struggled without four-year starting quarterback Drew Willy as new starter Zach Maynard had an up-and-down season. The defense was unable to force as many turnovers as it did in 2008 and still struggled to stop opposing offenses as coach Turner Gill's decision to replace defensive coordinator Jimmy Williams with defensive back coach Fred Reed did not pay off. The team was out of MAC championship and bowl contention by mid-season and finished 5-7. Despite the setback, Gill was hired away by Kansas. Two weeks after Gill left, UB announced the hiring of Quinn, the offensive coordinator for the then-undefeated and 3rd ranked Cincinnati Bearcats football team. In the Sugar Bowl the Bearcats lost to the Florida Gators.[2]

RecruitingEdit

Name Position Height Weight Hometown
Dalton Barksdale Defensive End 6'3" 240 Detroit, MI
Dante Burton Tight End 6'4" 236 Lodi, NJ
Jasen Carlson Offensive Lineman 6'3" 295 Lakewood, NY
Andre Davis Defensive Tackle 6'4" 275 Cheektowaga, NY
Cordero Dixon Wide Receiver 6'1" 185 Suwanee, GA
Delano Fabor Cornerback 6'0" 193 Buffalo, NY
Okoye Houston Safety 6'0" 185 Greenville, SC
Devon Hughes Wide Receiver 6'0" 185 Tyrone, GA
Rudy Johnson Quarterback 6'1" 195 Owings Mills, MD
Cortney Lester Wide Receiver 5'11" 175 Miramar, FL
Jack Molloy Punter/Placekicker 6'2" 200 Harrison, NY
James Potts Running Back 5'11 190 Boynton Beach, FL
Adam Redden Wide Receiver 6'0" 185 Amherst, NY
Kendall Roberson Linebacker 6'2" 215 Decatur, GA
Witney Sherry Safety 6'1" 180 Miami, FL
Jake Silas Offensive Lineman 6'8" 270 Portland, MI
Kristjan Sokoli Defensive End 6'5" 230 Bloomfield, NJ
Dwellie Striggles Cornerback 5'10" 170 Lauderhill, FL
Jeff Veinotte Offensive Lineman 6'5" 305 Ottawa, ON
Aaron Walters Wide Receiver 6'1" 180 Hopkins, SC
Tyler Warden Quarterback 6'7" 215 Glen Ellyn, IL
Colby Way Linebacker 6'3" 235 State College, PA
Alex Zordich Quarterback 6'3" 215 Youngstown, OH

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:00 PMRhode Island*TWCSNW 31–016,273[3]
September 117:00 PMat Baylor*FCS CentralL 6–3440,853[4]
September 187:00 PMUCF*
  • University at Buffalo Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
TWCSNL 10–2414,312
September 2512:00 PMat Connecticut*Big East NetworkL 21–4536,738[5]
October 23:30 PMat Bowling GreenBCSNW 28–2614,544[6]
October 163:30 PMat Northern IllinoisL 14–4521,230
October 2312:00 PMTemple
  • University at Buffalo Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
ESPN+L 0–4213,371
October 303:30 PMMiami (OH)
  • University at Buffalo Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
TWCSNL 9–2112,786[7]
November 47:30 PMat OhioESPNUL 17–3415,112[8]
November 126:00 PMBall State
  • University at Buffalo Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
ESPNUL 3–2011,355
November 202:00 PMEastern Michigan
  • University at Buffalo Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
STOL 17–219,786
November 262:00 PMat AkronSTOL 14–225,216[9]

RosterEdit

2010 Buffalo Bulls football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 46 Khalil Mack Fr
CB 15 Josh Thomas Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

NFL DraftEdit

5th Round, 143rd Overall Pick by the Dallas Cowboys—Sr. CB Josh Thomas

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bulls lose Starks to shoulder injury". ESPN.com. 2009-08-25. Retrieved 28 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Cincinnati's Quinn is new UB football coach". The Buffalo News. December 20, 2009. Archived from the original on December 22, 2009. Retrieved December 20, 2009.
  3. ^ "Rhode Island Rams vs. Buffalo Bulls Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2010. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  4. ^ "Buffalo Bulls vs. Baylor Bears Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 14, 2010. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  5. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302680041
  6. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302750189
  7. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303032084
  8. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303080195
  9. ^ http://www.gozips.com/fls/10800/stats/football/2010/game12.htm?SPSID=47122&SPID=4319&DB_OEM_ID=10800[permanent dead link]