ORCHARD PARK, NY – The University at Buffalo football team held its annual Blue-White scrimmage at the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon, due to inclement weather, and the offense (White) scored a 49-34 win over the defense (Blue) in a modified scoring system.
Senior wide receiver Marcus Rivers was the star of the game, leading the White with nine receptions for 198 yards and three touchdowns, including long scores of 65 and 68 yards. UB's two quarterbacks – junior Jerry Davis and sophomore Alex Zordich – combined to throw for 322 yards and three touchdowns – in the contest, including four completions of more than 40 yards.
Leading returning tackler Khalil Mack was also active with a team-high four solo tackles, while Joe Petit added five tackles, as did linebacker Scott Pettigrew (with a pass breakup), returning from a season-ending knee injury last year. Redshirt freshman defensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli added a tackle for loss and a pass breakup.
"It was a great day," said head coach Jeff Quinn. "It was great because every single player got to see action in today's scrimmage. From the offensive side we had some very explosive plays. We had two interceptions, but we had no fumbles and we put a big emphasis on taking great care of the football and we saw that today."
"Defensively, we were very opportunistic at times," said Quinn. "We saw some great effort from them. We took Josh Copeland who played outside linebacker and moved him to safety and he was very productive today so we were pleased with that."
The Bulls are now off until the first week of August when pre-season drills begin. Buffalo opens the season at Pittsburgh on Saturday, Sept. 3.