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The 2013 Buffalo Bulls football team represented the University at Buffalo in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by fourth-year head coach Jeff Quinn and played their home games at University at Buffalo Stadium. They completed as a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 8–5, 6–2 in MAC play to finish in second place in the East Division. They were invited to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, only the second bowl game in school history, where they were defeated by San Diego State.

2013 Buffalo Bulls football
Buffalo Bulls logo.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2013 record8–5 (6–2 MAC)
Head coachJeff Quinn (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorAlex Wood
Defensive coordinatorLou Tepper
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumUniversity at Buffalo Stadium
(Capacity: 29,013)
Seasons
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2013 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Bowling Green x$   7 1         10 4  
Buffalo   6 2         8 5  
Ohio   4 4         7 6  
Akron   4 4         5 7  
Kent State   3 5         4 8  
UMass   1 7         1 11  
Miami   0 8         0 12  
West Division
Northern Illinois x   8 0         12 2  
Ball State   7 1         10 3  
Toledo   5 3         7 5  
Central Michigan   5 3         6 6  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         2 10  
Western Michigan   1 7         1 11  
Championship: Bowling Green 47, Northern Illinois 27
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3112:00 PMat No. 2 Ohio State*ESPN2L 20–40103,980
September 73:30 PMat Baylor*FSNL 13–7039,126
September 143:30 PMNo. 17 (FCS) Stony Brook*ESPN3W 26–23 5OT24,013
September 283:30 PMUConn*
  • UB Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
ESPN3W 41–1220,952
October 512:00 PMEastern Michigan 
  • UB Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
ESPN+W 42–1423,602
October 122:00 PMat Western MichiganESPN3W 33–014,722
October 193:30 PMMassachusetts
  • UB Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
TWCSW 32–318,707
October 263:30 PMat Kent StateTWCSW 41–2114,197
November 58:00 PMOhio
  • UB Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
ESPN2W 30–322,918
November 127:30 PMat ToledoESPNUL 41–5115,036
November 198:00 PMat Miami (OH)ESPNUW 44–79,895
November 291:30 PMvs. Bowling GreenESPNUL 7–2426,226
December 215:30 PMvs. San Diego State*ESPNL 24–4921,951

Game summariesEdit

@ Ohio StateEdit

Buffalo @ Ohio State
1 234Total
Bulls 0 1370 20
#2 Buckeyes 23 773 40

In their first game of the season, the Bulls lost, 40–20 to the Ohio State Buckeyes.[1]

@ BaylorEdit

Buffalo @ Baylor
1 234Total
Bulls 13 000 13
Bears 28 2877 70
  • Date: September 7
  • Location: Floyd Casey Stadium
    Waco, TX
  • Game start: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 39,126
  • Game weather: Scattered Clouds, 97°F
  • Referee: Alan Eck
  • Television network: FSN

In their second game of the season, the Bulls lost, 70–13 to the Baylor Bears.[2]

Stony BrookEdit

Stony Brook @ Buffalo
1 234OT2OT3OT4OT5OTTotal
Seawolves 0 001037003 23
Bulls 3 07037006 26
  • Date: September 14
  • Location: UB Stadium
    Amherst, NY
  • Game start: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 24,013
  • Game weather: Partly Sunny, 61°F
  • Referee: Stan Evans
  • Television network: ESPN3

In their third game of the season, the Bulls won, 26–23, in 5 overtimes, over the Stony Brook Seawolves.[3]

UConnEdit

Connecticut @ Buffalo
1 234Total
Huskies 3 900 12
Bulls 14 1467 41
  • Date: September 28
  • Location: UB Stadium
    Amherst, NY
  • Game start: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 20,952
  • Game weather: Mostly Sunny, 73°F
  • Referee: Jeff Maconaghy
  • Television network: ESPN3

In their fourth game of the season, the Bulls won, 41–12 over the UConn Huskies.[4]

Eastern MichiganEdit

Eastern Michigan @ Buffalo
1 234Total
Eagles 0 707 14
Bulls 14 14140 42
  • Date: October 5
  • Location: UB Stadium
    Amherst, NY
  • Game start: 12:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 23,602
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 65°F
  • Referee: Mark Kluczynski
  • Television network: ESPN+

In their fifth game of the season, the Bulls won, 42–14 over the Eastern Michigan Eagles.[5]

@ Western MichiganEdit

Buffalo @ Western Michigan
1 234Total
Bulls 6 01710 33
Broncos 0 000 0
  • Date: October 12
  • Location: Waldo Stadium
    Kalamazoo, MI
  • Game start: 2:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 14,722
  • Game weather: Clear, 73°F
  • Referee: Rod Snodgrass
  • Television network: ESPN3

In their sixth game of the season, the Bulls won, 33–0 over the Western Michigan Broncos.[6]

MassachusettsEdit

Massachusetts @ Buffalo
1 234Total
Minutemen 0 300 3
Bulls 0 13514 32
  • Date: October 19
  • Location: UB Stadium
    Amherst, NY
  • Game start: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 18,707
  • Game weather: Cloudy, showers, 57°F
  • Referee: Stan Evans
  • Television network: TWCS
 
Branden Oliver carries the ball on October 19, 2013

In their seventh game of the season, the Bulls won, 32–3 over the Massachusetts Minutemen.[7]

@ Kent StateEdit

Buffalo @ Kent State
1 234Total
Bulls 6 14147 41
Golden Flashes 0 777 21
  • Date: October 26
  • Location: Dix Stadium
    Kent, OH
  • Game start: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 14,197
  • Game weather: Overcast, 45°F
  • Referee: Don Willard
  • Television network: TWCS

In their eighth game of the season, the Bulls won, 41–21 over the Kent State Golden Flashes.[8]

OhioEdit

Ohio @ Buffalo
1 234Total
Bobcats 0 300 3
Bulls 0 7167 30
  • Date: November 5
  • Location: UB Stadium
    Amherst, NY
  • Game start: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 22,918
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 49°F
  • Referee: Tom McCabe
  • Television network: ESPN2

In their ninth game of the season, the Bulls won, 30–3 over the Ohio Bobcats.[9]

@ ToledoEdit

Buffalo @ Toledo
1 234Total
Bulls 0 01427 41
Rockets 21 10713 51
  • Date: November 12
  • Location: Glass Bowl
    Toledo, OH
  • Game start: 7:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 15,036
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy skies, 31°F
  • Referee: Stan Evans
  • Television network: ESPNU

In their tenth game of the season, the Bulls lost, 51–41 to the Toledo Rockets.[10]

@ Miami (OH)Edit

Buffalo @ Miami (OH)
1 234Total
Bulls 0 28313 44
RedHawks 0 007 7
  • Date: November 19
  • Location: Yager Stadium
    Oxford, OH
  • Game start: 8:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 9,895
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 35°F
  • Referee: Don Willard
  • Television network: ESPNU

In their eleventh game of the season, the Bulls won, 44–7 over the Miami RedHawks.[11]

Bowling GreenEdit

Bowling Green @ Buffalo
1 234Total
Falcons 3 0147 24
Bulls 0 700 7

In their twelfth game of the season, the Bulls lost, 24–7 to the Bowling Green Falcons. The game was promoted as the "Clash at the Ralph," returning college football to the 70,000+ seat Ralph Wilson Stadium for the first time since the 1970s. (The stadium was nowhere near filled to capacity, but ticket sales were roughly on par with the Bulls' games at UB Stadium.) Had the Bulls won this game, they would have qualified for the MAC Championship Game.[12]

Famous Idaho Potato BowlEdit

Buffalo vs. San Diego State
1 234Total
Bulls 0 10014 24
Aztecs 7 21147 49
  • Date: December 21
  • Location: Bronco Stadium
    Boise, ID
  • Game start: 5:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 21,951
  • Game weather: Sunny, 30°F
  • Referee: Jeff Hilyer
  • Television network: ESPN

In their thirteenth game of the season, the Bulls lost, 49–24 to the San Diego State Aztecs in the 2013 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho.[13]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR 
Harris Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ohio State rolls early to win opener against Buffalo". Associated Press. August 31, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "No. 23 Baylor piles up 70 points, school-record 781 total yards in romp". Associated Press. September 7, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Taylor leads Buffalo past Stony Brook 26–23 in 5OT". Associated Press. September 14, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "Buffalo pounds UConn, 41–12". Associated Press. September 28, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  5. ^ "Buffalo cruises to 42–14 win over Eastern Michigan". Associated Press. October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  6. ^ "Buffalo rolls past Western Michigan 33–0". Associated Press. October 12, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  7. ^ "Buffalo routs UMass 32–3 for fifth straight win". Associated Press. October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  8. ^ "Licata, Oliver lead Buffalo over Kent State 41–21". Associated Press. October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  9. ^ "Oliver helps Buffalo roll over Ohio in 30-3 win". Associated Press. November 5, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  10. ^ "Toledo runs to a 51-41 win over Buffalo". Associated Press. November 12, 2013. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  11. ^ "Buffalo routs Miami (Ohio) 44-7". Associated Press. November 19, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  12. ^ "Bowling Green beats Buffalo to claim MAC East". Associated Press. November 29, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  13. ^ "San Diego State pounds Buffalo in Potato Bowl". Associated Press. December 21, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013.