Healthy QB helps UT avoid pitfallsWritten by Scott McKimmy | | email@example.com
The Rockets breathe a sigh of relief as they prepare for their next home game against the University of Buffalo on Oct. 22.
Not because they shook off some voodoo curse that seems to follow them to Muncie, Ind., whenever they visit Ball State. UT won 34-14, maintaining a perfect 5-0 conference record. The real reason the Rockets can put their collective minds to rest lies in the health and welfare of Bruce ”Almighty” Gradkowski.
The star quarterback appears to have overcome the concussion that sidelined him for the Fresno game — UT’s only loss — and his outlook brightens with each healthy game. He threw three touchdowns and two interceptions, completing 62 percent, which is low for Gradkowski, but respectable in the MAC.
Buffalo arrives with no wins this season. In nonconference play, they were victims to Connecticut, Syracuse and Rutgers. The MAC East Division opponent lost a heartbreaker to Akron after holding the Zips to three scoreless quarters and dropped conference matchups against Western Michigan and powerhouse Bowling Green.
”I think the UB Bulls did a very credible job today competing against [BGSU], one of the elite offenses in the country and certainly one of the most elite teams in the Mid-American Conference over the last five years,” head coach Jim Hofher said.
Buffalo has shown strength on defense, holding BGSU quarterback Omar Jacobs to the lowest yards passing of his career. The same game saw the Bulls record their highest rushing total of 198 yards.