Bulls Open 2018 Campaign vs. Delaware State on Saturday Night

This is the second-ever meeting between UB and Delaware State. The Bulls won the only other meeting, 40-30, at UB Stadium on Sept. 13, 1997. • The Bulls return 14 starters from a season ago, including eight on offense. • The Bulls are 4-1 all-time against teams from the MEAC. Since joining the FBS ranks in 1999, Buffalo is 2-0 with wins over Morgan State in 2012 and Norfolk State in 2014. • Five of Buffalo's offensive starters are on preseason watch lists for national awards - QB Tyree Jackson (Davey O'Brien, Johnny Unitas), WR Anthony Johnson (Maxwell, Biletnikoff), RB Emmanuel Reed(Doak Walker), TE Tyler Mabry (John Mackey), C James O'Hagan (Rimington) • Buffalo linebacker Khalil Hodge totaled 277 tackles over the last two seasons - more than any other player in college football. • Anthony Johnson is the top returning wide receiver in the nation - after averaging 113 receiving yards per game last season. He is a 2018 preseason All-American. • The Bulls have won seven of their last eight home openers. • The Bulls enter the 2018 season on a three-game winning streak after winning the final three games of the 2017 campaign. • Buffalo is predicted to finish second in Mid-American Conference East Division. • The Bulls are kicking off their 106th season of football.

Bulls Open 2018 Campaign vs. Delaware State The University at Buffalo football team will kick off the 2018 season against Delaware State on Saturday night at UB Stadium.

The Bulls are coming off a season in which they went 6-6 overall and 4-4 in MAC play.

Buffalo returns 14 starters, including eight on the offensive side of the ball. The Bulls were picked second in the MAC East Division preseason poll.

Delaware State is coming off a 2-9 season. The Hornets were picked 10th in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason poll.

Buffalo leads the all-time series, 1-0. The Bulls won the only other meeting, 40-30, at UB Stadium on Sept. 13, 1997. T3 2018 will be Tyree Jackson's third season as the Bulls' starting quarterback. The junior signal-caller threw for 2,096 yards and 12 touchdowns to only three interceptions in 2017. He also added 197 yards rushing and four scores. The Academic All-MAC selection averaged 341 yards passing and threw nine touchdowns over the final four games of the 2017 season.