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Bulls to face Troy in Dollar General Bowl

Dollar General Bowl announcement graphic.

By JON FULLER

Published December 2, 2018

The UB football team has been selected to play in the Dollar General Bowl, it was announced yesterday.

The Bulls will face Troy University of the Sun Belt Conference at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, on Dec. 22. It will mark the third time in school history UB will play in a bowl game. 

With a record of 10-3, UB is having the finest season in school history. The 10 wins are a school record for a single season and UB’s 7-1 conference mark is its best finish since joining the Mid-American Conference in 1999. The Bulls won the MAC East Division and advanced to the MAC Championship game for the second time in school history.

“Congratulations to Coach Lance Leipold and the UB football team on your Dollar General Bowl bid,” President Satish K. Tripathi said. “I’m looking forward to more exciting UB football! Go Bulls!”

The game will be the Bulls’ first-ever meeting with Troy. The Trojans are 9-3 on the season and finished with a 7-1 conference mark. Troy is led by running back B.J. Smith, who leads the Sun Belt in rushing with 1,093 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season. 

“On behalf of our President, Dr. Satish Tripathi, and the University at Buffalo, we’re very honored and excited to represent the Mid-American Conference in the 20th Dollar General Bowl in Mobile, Alabama,” UB Athletic Director Mark Alnutt said. “It has been a historic season for the University at Buffalo football program and we have an opportunity to continue to build upon this season by playing in a bowl game that is known for providing a first-class experience for its participants.

“In addition, I would like to congratulate Troy University on their outstanding season,” Alnutt said. “This matchup has the makings to be one of the better ones this bowl season. We can’t wait to get down to Mobile on Dec. 18.”    

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. (EST); the game will air nationally on ESPN. 

Check back with UBBulls.com for ticket information.