2011 Buffalo Bulls football team

The 2011 Buffalo Bulls football team represented the University at Buffalo in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulls were led by second-year head coach Jeff Quinn played their home games at the University at Buffalo Stadium. They are a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 2–6 in MAC play to finish in sixth place in the East Division.

2011 Buffalo Bulls football
Buffalo Bulls logo.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
2011 record3–9 (2–6 MAC)
Head coachJeff Quinn (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorAlex Wood
Defensive coordinatorWilliam Inge
Home stadiumUniversity at Buffalo Stadium
(Capacity: 29,013)
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2011 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Ohio xy   6 2         10 4  
Temple   5 3         9 4  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         5 7  
Miami   3 5         4 8  
Buffalo   2 6         3 9  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West Division
Northern Illinois xy$   7 1         11 3  
Toledo x   7 1         9 4  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   4 4         6 6  
Eastern Michigan   4 4         6 6  
Central Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Championship: NIU 23, Ohio 20
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant

Previous seasonEdit

2010 was a year of transitioning for the Bulls. Previous head coach, Turner Gill, left for Kansas and was replaced by former Cincinnati coach, Jeff Quinn. The Bulls started off well against Rhode Island with a dominating 31–0 win, but found themselves in a 3-game losing streak before winning against Bowling Green 28–26. The Bulls again found themselves in a 7-game losing streak from that point on. Despite a 2–10 overall record, Jeff Quinn managed to bring in talented recruits for the 2011 season.


September 36:00 PMat Pittsburgh*ESPN3L 16–3548,359
September 106:00 PMStony Brook*TWCSW 35–721,933
September 177:00 PMat Ball StateL 25–288,964
September 246:00 PMConnecticut* 
  • University at Buffalo Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
Big East NetworkL 3–1718,215
October 112:30 PMat Tennessee*CSSL 10–4187,758
October 83:30 PMOhio
  • University at Buffalo Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
TWCSW 38–3715,051
October 151:00 PMat TempleL 0–3425,820[1]
October 2212:00 PMNorthern Illinois
  • University at Buffalo Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
ESPN3L 30–3113,370
October 293:30 PMat Miami (OH)TWCSL 13–4116,131[2]
November 121:00 PMat Eastern MichiganL 17–303,830
November 1912:00 PMAkron
  • University at Buffalo Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
TWCSW 51–1014,509
November 2512:00 PMBowling Green
  • University at Buffalo Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
TWCSL 28–4212,262
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • All times are in Eastern time


Game summariesEdit


1 234Total
Bulls 0 376 16
Panthers 7 01414 35

Recap: The Panthers took the lead in the first quarter with a rushing touchdown by Graham. Buffalo's offense struggled to gain any yardage on the ground or in the air. Early in the second quarter, Pittsburgh missed a 32-yard field goal. One Panther drive later, and Pittsburgh missed a 47-yard field goal. Once the Bulls got the ball back, Peter Farning kicked a 40-yard field goal, putting Buffalo on the scoreboard. Both defenses remained strong throughout the first half of play. The Bulls got the ball first in the third quarter. Chazz Anderson, Buffalo's starting QB, drove for 49 yards before being intercepted by Pittsburgh's defense. Ray Graham of the Panther's later rushed for touchdown to go ahead 14–3. The next drive, Anderson lead a Buffalo drive that took them to the end zone. The score was then 14–10. Pittsburgh soon answered back with a 5-yard rushing touchdown by Ray Graham. Going into the fourth quarter, Buffalo's running back, Branden Oliver, punched in a 1-yard touchdown. The Bulls tried a 2-point conversion, but failed to make the score 21–16. Pittsburgh answered back yet again however with a quick 6 play, 60-yard drive that ended with a touchdown. On the next drive, the Bulls gained 42 yards, but failed to convert on fourth down, forcing them to turn over. On the next drive, Ray Graham broke loose for 75 yards, and later punched in a touchdown with a 1-yard gain. The end score was 35–16, Pittsburgh.

Stony BrookEdit

1 234Total
Seawolves 0 700 7
Bulls 7 14140 35

Recap: After a 53-yard kick return by Buffalo's Terrell Jackson, Chazz Anderson started the game by throwing a 57-yard touchdown to Alex Dennison. Within 19 seconds, the Bulls were up by 7–0. The rest of the first quarter was scoreless for both teams. Within 2 minutes of the second quarter, Stony Brook drove for 92 yards in 10 plays, ending in a touchdown by Jordan Gush. Buffalo took the ball back the next drive, and scored a touchdown by Branden Oliver. The next drive for Buffalo also ended in a touchdown, with a 49-yard rush by Branden Oliver. The Bulls went into halftime leading Stony Brook 21–7. Within 4 minutes of the 3rd quarter, Buffalo scored another touchdown. Chazz Anderson threw a pass to Devon Hughes, who made his way to the end zone with a 15-yard run. Buffalo ended the 3rd quarter with a 43-yard rushing touchdown by Branden Oliver, making it 35–7. In the fourth quarter, Stony Brook drove for 50 yards, until Khalil Mack sacked Stony Brook's quarterback, Kyle Essington, who fumbled. Fred Branch of Buffalo recovered the ball to put away the game.

Ball StateEdit

1 234Total
Bulls 7 0612 25
Cardinals 0 2107 28

Recap: The game started out well for the Bulls, who scored a touchdown in their first drive. However, that first touchdown was be their last of the half. The Buffalo offense and defense were completely exposed as the Cardinals score 21 unanswered points in the first half. Within 7 minutes of the third drive, Buffalo scored their second touchdown with a run by Branden Oliver. The kick attempt was blocked by Ball State's defense. The score remained 21–13 going into the fourth quarter. Within 2 minutes of the fourth quarter, Buffalo scored their third touchdown, but failed on their 2-point conversion. One drive later, and the Bulls scored their fourth touchdown, giving them a lead of 25–21 with 6 minutes remaining. This is when Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning took over the game. Buffalo's defense could not stop the Ball State juggernaut, even when they had a 4th down and 7, and a 4th down and 17. The Cardinals eventually scored their last touchdown with only 29 seconds on the clock. In the last 29 seconds of the game, Buffalo gained two first downs, but it wasn't enough to get a field goal. Ball State won, 28–25.


1 234Total
Huskies 0 1007 17
Bulls 0 300 3

Recap: As expected, both Buffalo's and Connecticut's offenses did not click early in the game. The Bulls made more first downs in the first quarter, but were not be able to complete their drives. The Bulls took the lead in the second quarter with a field goal by Peter Fardon. Connecticut answered back quickly with a field goal of their own and a touchdown later in the quarter. The Bulls and Huskies went into halftime with a score of 3–10, Huskies leading. The third quarter was again hampered by strong defensive plays on both sides of the ball. Khalil Mack and Steven Means paired together to create impressive plays and sacks behind Connecticut's line of scrimmage. Buffalo's offense however, did not click to overcome Connecticut's strong defense, which was one of the best in the FBS. Connecticut scored another touchdown score in the fourth quarter to put away the game. The Huskies won, 17–3. The overall series record between the Bulls and Huskies is 4–15 with Connecticut leading.


1 234Total
Bulls 7 003 10
Volunteers 17 1473 41

Recap: Going into the game as 30 point underdogs, Buffalo was weaker in every category than the Tennessee Volunteers. Tyler Bray threw for 342 yards against the Bulls, while Chazz Anderson of Buffalo threw for only 99 yards. Anderson though, broke for a 68-yard run to the end zone in the first quarter. However, the Volunteers never looked back, and scored 38 unanswered points. In the fourth quarter, Buffalo scored a field goal to make the score 38–10, but the Volunteers again answered with a field goal of their own.


1 234Total
Bobcats 7 10146 37
Bulls 14 1077 38

Recap: Buffalo came into the game as 8 point underdogs. After losing three straight games, the team knew they had to come back to their home field with a bang. Early in the first quarter, Bo Oliver rushed into the end zone from 12 yards out to give the Bulls a 7–0 lead. On the next drive for Ohio, Harden rushed 13 yards into the end zone to tie the score at seven. Oliver answered back with another rushing touchdown from 1 yard out. Halfway through the second quarter, Chazz Anderson found Alex Neutz to complete a 36-yard touchdown pass to push the Bulls advantage to 21–7. However, Ohio scored another touchdown with 5 minutes remaining in the half. Buffalo answered quickly with a field goal to make the score 24–14. One drive later, Ohio scored a field goal to make the score 24–17 at halftime. Within 3 minutes of the 3rd quarter, Ohio's Tyler Tettleton threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 24. A few drives later, and Ohio's LaVon Brazill burst for a 67-yard run that put the Bobcats up 31–24. Buffalo answered as Anderson completed a 90-yard touchdown pass to Ed Young that tied the score at 31 with 7:17 remaining in the third quarter. The Bobcats took the lead again with a 46-yard field goal by Matt Weller. With 5:45 remaining in the contest, Oliver rushed for his third touchdown, this time from one yard out to give Buffalo a 38–34 lead. The next drive, Weller made another field goal to inch the Bobcats closer 38–37. However, the Bulls defense however sealed the victory when Richie Smith sacked Tettleton on fourth down with less than two minutes remaining. The Bulls won, 38–37.


1 234Total
Bulls 0 000 0
Owls 10 1473 34

Recap: Buffalo came into the game as 21 point underdogs. The offense and defense had a tough time against a Temple team that was made up of mostly seniors. Buffalo fell behind 24–0 at the half. The second half was just as devastating as the first half for the Bulls. Temple ran the ball multiple times to earn scores, and won 34–0.

Northern IllinoisEdit

1 234Total
Huskies 3 14140 31
Bulls 3 7020 30
  • Date: October 22, 2011
  • Location: UB Stadium
    Amherst, NY
  • Game start: 12:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,370
  • Television network: MAC TV, ESPN3

Recap: The Bulls started off well with good defense, holding the Huskies to only 3 points in the first quarter. However, the Huskies fought in the second quarter, scoring 14 points with rushing touchdowns. In the third quarter, the Huskies took a 31–10 lead over the Bulls. The Huskies defense shut down in the fourth quarter. The Bulls drove for over 300 yards to score 3 touchdowns. Within the last 15 seconds of the game, Buffalo score their third touchdown to make the score 31–30. Peter Fardon, the Bulls kicker, missed the point after to lose the game. This comeback would have been one of the greatest ever played by the Bulls. Senior quarterback Chazz Anderson, had an all-time record-breaking afternoon. He completed a school-record 35 passes (on 53 attempts, the fourth highest-total in school history) for a Division I-A record 404 yards, the eighth best total in school history.

Miami (OH)Edit

1 234Total
Bulls 13 000 13
RedHawks 21 7130 41


Eastern MichiganEdit

1 234Total
Bulls 0 3140 17
• Eagles 3 6147 30



1 234Total
Zips 3 007 10
Bulls 14 16147 51
  • Date: November 19, 2011
  • Location: UB Stadium
    Amherst, NY
  • Game start: 12:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 14,509
  • Game weather: Mostly Cloudy, Windy
  • Television network: TWCS

Recap: Brandon "Bo" Oliver rushed for 235 yards to not only lead the Bulls to their second conference win of the season, but also broke the single-game rushing yardage in UB history. Chazz Anderson threw for 19/25 with 155 yards on the day. Anderson threw 2 touchdowns, while Oliver ran for the other 2 touchdowns. Freshman, Patrick Clarke, nailed 3 field goals and 6 PAT's. At the beginning of the game, John Syty returned the first kickoff for 93 yards.

Bowling GreenEdit

1 234Total
• Falcons 7 14210 42
Bulls 10 1008 28



2011 Buffalo Bulls football football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
RB 1 James Potts   Fr
WR 2 Marcus Rivers   Fr
QB 4 Jerry Davis   Jr
WR 5 Terrell Jackson   Sr
WR 6 Saron Hood   Jr
QB 8 Rudy Johnson   Fr
WR 10 Ed Young   Sr
QB 11 Cory Jorgensen   Sr
WR 11 Aaron Walters   Fr
TE 12 Alex Dennison   So
RB 13 Brandon Murie   So
QB 15 Alex Zordich So
WR 18 Fred Lee   So
WR 19 Alex Neutz   So
RB 21 Jeffvon Gill Jr
WR 25 John Dunmore   Fr
WR 26 Aaron Huber   Fr
RB 32 Branden Oliver   So
RB 43 Josh Fuller   So
OL 50 Andre Davis   Fr
OL 55 Graham Whinery   Jr
OL 56 Jasen Carlson So
OL 65 Dillon Guy Fr
OL 66 Jeff Veinotte   Fr
OL 67 Jake Silas   Fr
OL 70 Pat Wilson   So
OL 71 Trevor Sales   So
OL 75 Josh Violanti   Sr
OL 76 Anthony Bartholomew   Fr
OL 77 Gabriel Barde Fr
OL 78 Matt Ostrowski   Sr
OL 79 Gokhan Ozkan   Jr
TE 80 Aaron Connacher   Sr
TE 81 Jimmy Gordon   So
WR 84 Derek Brim So
WR 85 Cordero Dixon   Fr
WR 87 Devon Hughes   Fr
TE 88 Jake Reeder Jr
Pos. # Name Class
LB 3 Josh Copeland   Sr
DB 4 Cortney Lester   Fr
DB 8 Isaac Baugh   Sr
DB 9 Alan Hayes   Sr
DB 17 Joe Petit Sr
DB 19 Daniel Gold So
DB 20 Ray Anthony Long   Jr
LB 23 Delano Fabor So
LB 24 Dalonte Wallace   Jr
LB 26 John Syty   Sr
DB 27 Kyle Sims Fr
DB 28 Dwellie Striggles   Fr
DB 29 Adam Redden So
DB 30 Okoye Houston So
DB 31 Carlos Lammons   So
LB 33 Scott Pettigrew   Jr
LB 35 Mark Richardson   Jr
LB 36 Lee Skinner   Fr
LB 38 Witney Sherry   Fr
DB 39 Najja Johnson   So
DL 40 Steven Means Jr
DB 41 Romel Dismuke   So
LB 42 Fred Branch   Sr
LB 44 Jaleel Verser Sr
DL 45 Terry Peden   Jr
LB 46 Khalil Mack   So
LB 47 Imani Chatman   Jr
LB 48 Willie Moseley   Jr
DB 49 Keith Taken   Fr
LB 52 Jake Stockman   Fr
DL 54 Richie Smith Sr
LB 59 Shaquille Dudley   So
DL 90 Kristjan Sokoli   Fr
DL 91 Dalton Barksdale   Fr
LB 92 Kendal Robinson   Fr
DL 95 Desmond Howard   Fr
DL 96 Colby Way So
DL 97 Wyatt Cahill Jr
DL 98 Rashad Jean Jr
DL 99 Gordon DuBois   Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P, K 13 Peter Fardon Jr
P 16 Jake Schum Jr
LS 58 Tim Krantz   So
LS, DE 63 Ryan O'Sullivan So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • William Inge – Defensive Coordinator
  • Alex Wood – Offensive Coordinator
  • Ernest Jones – 'Associate Head Coach
  • Adam Shorter – Defensive Line

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

Last update: June 10, 2017


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  2. ^ a b "Buffalo Bulls vs. Miami Redhawks Box Score". ESPN.com. October 29, 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-05-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)