BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo Bulls will close the 2010 season with their first visit to InfoCision Stadium on the University of Akron campus in a matchup of two teams desperately looking to end the season with a win.
The Bulls last trip to Akron closed the Rubber Bowl in 2008 and ended in a 43-40 heart-stopping four-overtime thriller. This time around, the Bulls and Zips are looking to snap a six- and 11-game losing streak, respectively, in a game that will be televised by SportsTime Ohio.
Buffalo comes into the contest 2-9 overall and 1-6 in MAC play after a 21-17 home loss to Eastern Michigan on Senior Day. The Bulls got a solid performance from sophomore Jerry Davis, reinstated as starting quarterback after a season-ending injury to Alex Zordich. Daviscompleted 20-of-32 passes for 222 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the game.
Akron is 0-11 overall and hoping to avoid a winless season in their home finale under first-year coach Rob Ianello. The Zips are led offensively by tailback Alex Allen, who has rushed for 771 yards and a healthy 5.0 yards per carry. Defensively linebacker Brian Wagner has a team-best 116 tackles and two interceptions.
This is the 12th meeting between the two schools and the series has been a streaky one.Akron won the first eight meetings with the Bulls capturing the last three.
Davonte Shannon is one of 18 UB Bulls who don the blue and white for the final time on Friday. Shannon needs just three tackles to break the school record for career tackles.
The game kicks off at 2:00 pm. As always, fans can listen to the game on 1230 WECK in Buffalo and 1280 WHTK in Rochester. The game will be televised on SportsTime Ohio as well as online on ESPN3.com.