UB football preps for rush heavy Army

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AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – The UB football team faces a tough test Saturday when they return home. Hosting an Army team that has the second best rushing offense in the country. The Black Knights already have 15 touchdowns on the ground and a 3-0 record.

“We have to pay attention to our pad level and get our pads down be able to tackle,” junior defensive end Demone Harris said. “Get our pass down, stay disciplined and really execute the game plan better than we did last week.”

“They try to test your patience and discipline and then they find some way to expose you,” head coach Lance Leipold added. “They chip away at you, chip away at you. And next thing you know they are going to hit something big and that is where patience, discipline, all those things.”

It’s been a frustrating start to the year for the Bulls as they look to avoid their first 0-3 start since 2005.

“I believe wholeheartedly in our plan and in our men,” Leipold said. “I know they are disappointed but I think our belief in one another has not wavered. I think there is a lot of areas where we have continue to improve.”

The one thing that isn’t in question coming into this week is UB’s quarterback. Freshman Tyree Jackson will start after getting the ball all but one snap against Nevada.

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