2016 Buffalo Bulls football team

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2016 Buffalo Bulls football
Buffalo Bulls logo.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division East Division
2016 record 2–10 (1–7 MAC)
Head coach Lance Leipold (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Brian Borland (2nd season)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium University at Buffalo Stadium
(Capacity: 29,013)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Ohio xy   6 2         8 6  
Miami x   6 2         6 7  
Akron   3 5         5 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         4 8  
Kent State   2 6         3 9  
Buffalo   1 7         2 10  
West Division
No. 15 Western Michigan xy$   8 0         13 1  
Toledo   6 2         9 4  
Northern Illinois   5 3         5 7  
Eastern Michigan   4 4         7 6  
Central Michigan   3 5         6 7  
Ball State   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Western Michigan 29, Ohio 23
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Buffalo Bulls football team represented the University at Buffalo in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulls were led by second-year head coach Lance Leipold. The team played their home games at University at Buffalo Stadium and competed as a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 2–10, 1–7 in MAC play to finish in last place in the East Division.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 7:00 PM Albany* UB StadiumAmherst, NY ESPN3 L 16–22   18,657
September 17 9:00 PM at Nevada* Mackay StadiumReno, NV MW Net/Twitter L 14–38   20,457
September 24 7:00 PM Army* UB Stadium • Amherst, NY ESPN3 W 23–20 OT  19,217
October 1 1:00 PM at Boston College* Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ACCN+ L 3–35   24,203
October 8 3:30 PM Kent Statedagger UB Stadium • Amherst, NY ESPN3 L 20–44   20,532
October 15 3:30 PM Ball State UB Stadium • Amherst, NY ESPN3 L 21–31   16,092
October 22 3:30 PM at Northern Illinois Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL ESPN3 L 7–44   11,801
October 27 7:30 PM Akron UB Stadium • Amherst, NY BCSN/ESPN3 W 41–20   15,012
November 3 6:00 PM at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH CBSSN L 10–34   17,113
November 12 1:00 PM Miami (OH) UB Stadium • Amherst, NY ESPN3 L 24–35   15,447
November 19 3:30 PM at No. 14 Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI ESPNU L 0–38   26,136
November 25 2:30 PM at Bowling Green Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH ESPN3 L 19–27   10,021
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source:[1]

Game summaries[edit]

Albany[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–7 2015 UB, 51–14
Week One: Albany Great Danes at Buffalo Bulls – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Great Danes 7 7 0822
Bulls 0 13 3016

at UB Stadium, Amherst, NY

  • Date: September 2
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 18,657
  • TV: ESPN3
Game information

@ Nevada[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2015 NEV, 24–21
Week Three: Buffalo Bulls at Nevada Wolf Pack – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulls 0 0 7714
Wolf Pack 7 17 7738

at Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV

  • Date: September 17
  • Game time: 9:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 20,457
  • TV: MW Net/Twitter
Game information

Army[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2014 ARMY, 47–39
Week Four: Army Black Knights at Buffalo Bulls – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Black Knights 7 3 100020
Bulls 0 0 614323

at UB Stadium, Amherst, NY

  • Date: September 24
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 19,217
  • TV: ESPN3
Game information

@ Boston College[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–6 2006 BC, 41–0
Week Five: Buffalo Bulls at Boston College Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulls 0 3 003
Eagles 7 14 01435

at Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA

  • Date: October 1
  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 24,203
  • TV: ACCN+
Game information

Kent State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
11–10 2015 UB, 18–17
Week Six: Kent State Golden Flashes at Buffalo Bulls – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Golden Flashes 10 10 71744
Bulls 0 3 31420

at UB Stadium, Amherst, NY

  • Date: October 8
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 20,532
Game information

Ball State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–8 2011 BALL, 28–25
Week Seven: Ball State Cardinals at Buffalo Bulls – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 7 0 141031
Bulls 7 7 0721

at UB Stadium, Amherst, NY

  • Date: October 15
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 16,092
Game information

@ Northern Illinois[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–9 2015 NIU, 41–30
Week Eight: Buffalo Bulls at Northern Illinois Huskies – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulls 0 7 007
Huskies 10 20 7744

at Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, IL

  • Date: October 22
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 11,801
Game information

Akron[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–10 2015 AKR, 42–21
Week Nine: Akron Zips at Buffalo Bulls – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Zips 3 7 3720
Bulls 3 17 02141

at UB Stadium, Amherst, NY

Game information

@ Ohio[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–13 2015 UB, 41–17
Week Ten: Buffalo Bulls at Ohio Bobcats – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulls 0 10 0010
Bobcats 10 17 0734

at Peden Stadium, Athens, OH

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 6:00 PM EDT
  • TV: CBSSN
Game information

Miami (OH)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
6–12 2015 UB, 29–24
Week Eleven: Miami RedHawks at Buffalo Bulls – Game summary
1 2 34Total
RedHawks 13 7 12335
Bulls 0 7 31424

at UB Stadium, Amherst, NY

  • Date: November 12
  • Game time: 1:00 PM EST
Game information

@ Western Michigan[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–5 2013 UB, 33–0
Week Twelve: Buffalo Bulls at Western Michigan Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulls 0 0 000
#14 Broncos 0 14 101438

at Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Date: November 19
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EST
Game information

@ Bowling Green[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–10 2015 BGSU, 28–22
Week Thirteen: Buffalo Bulls at Bowling Green Falcons – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulls 0 12 0719
Falcons 7 7 6727

at Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH

  • Date: November 25
  • Game time: 2:30 PM EST
Game information

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Buffalo Bulls Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved April 5, 2016.