Get to Know an Opponent: Temple
The Bulls return to UB Stadium Saturday afternoon as 14-point underdogs against the Temple Owls.
Coming off a 20-17 victory over then-No. 21 Maryland, the Owls are a formidable challenger to the Bulls, who struggled in a 35-17 loss to Liberty Saturday. The Owls have received seven votes in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll, after defeating Bucknell 56-12 in week one and Maryland in week three.
UB’s first new starting kicker in four years: Alex McNulty
Alex McNulty was doing a drill in gym class at McQuaid Jesuit High School in his sophomore year when he realized he might have a chance on the field.
After his teacher set up a couple footballs, he hit a 55-yard field goal at the end of class.
Get to know an opponent: Liberty
Unlike the No. 15 Nittany Lions, the Flames are one of the Bulls’ most evenly matched opponents this year, dropping their first two games of the season in resounding fashion. The Flames made headlines this summer when they hired former Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze.
Jordan Avissey was 19 when he stepped onto the gridiron for the first time, but that didn’t stop him from becoming the unlikeliest of football stars.
Get to Know an Opponent: Robert Morris
On Thursday evening, the Bulls will enter UB Stadium as heavy favorites against Robert Morris.
That isn’t stopping them from treating it as an important contest — memories of the not-too-distant past and nearly won season openers continue to haunt the football program.