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January 3, 2009 - 6:36pm

Lauzze and UB go down in International Bowl

posted by Brian Hillabush in football, sports, pembroke.

 Pembroke grad Chris Lauzze and the University at Buffalo football team had a dream season, winning the MAC title.

But that's where it ends.

The Bulls played in a Bowl Game for the first time in school history, but lost to Connecticut 38-21 in the International Bowl this afternoon.

Connecticut's Donald Brown was an animal, rushing for a career-high 261 yards and said after the game that he was entering the National Football League draft.

That performance put the junior over 2,000 yards for the year.

Buffalo won the Mid-American championship and had an 8-6 record under coach Turner Gill, who had been rumored to get a job at a larger school but signed an extension with UB.

 

It is the first winning season for UB since 1996 and the Bulls were 10-69 in seven seasons before Gill showed up.

I also found an interesting link on Lauzze, where he is the 72nd ranked center in Division I football.  I have a brilliant idea for the Buffalo Bills, pick him with your last round pick and have a local boy at least on the practice squad.

 

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