UB Football holds first scrimmage of camp

Quarterback battle between Grant Rohach and Tyree Jackson stays even after first taste of live action.

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Friday evening brought the first taste of live action for the UB football team in a scrimmage style practice. Iowa State transfer Grant Rohach got the first snaps of the night with the first team offense but 6-foot-7 freshman Tyree Jackson proved he could find the end zone against the first team defense.

“I mean every day we go out there we are facing a great defensive line,” Jackson said Friday night. “So, if we can bust up runs and make some plays against them and pass protect them I think we will be good against anyone in the MAC.”

“I think there is a lot of positives today,” Rohach said. “In the scrimmage scenario you get more of that live speed unlike in practice no matter how hard you try to replicate it. I think things were moving a little faster, especially for the younger guys. Overall we did really well but the tape will tell how well we did.”

“Probably longer than we went in our last year in our first scrimmage about 100 plays,” second year head coach Lance Leipold said. “Tyree and Grant each got about 25 plays. We thought some things were good on both sides of the ball. Some things we need to clean up but I think we are heading in the right direction.”

The Bulls will resume regular practice activities on Saturday before a day off on Sunday. The Bulls open the season on September 2nd against Albany.

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