UB O-Line chewing up the competition
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AMHERST, N.Y. — Restaurant owners, and opposing defenses beware. The UB offensive line is on a mission.
"Any restaurant that's open, be careful, because we'll come in as a group and just tear it all down," said UB lineman Gokhan Ozkan.
All jokes aside, the big guys up front are devouring their competition. UB is rushing for 225.4 yds/gm, on pace to break the 14-year-old school record of 2,463 yards in a season.
"It feels great to be a part of something big like this," said Ozkan. "We want to the team to lean us. We wouldn't have it any other way. No matter who's behind holding the ball, we just want to protect them and get the team going offensively."
That mindset was never truer than last Saturday against Ohio. With top tailback Branden Oliver sidelined for the second consecutive game with a leg injury, freshman Devin Campbell stepped in rushed for a career-high 160 yards and a touchdown.
"Half the time we don't even know who's back there," said Ozkan. "We just want to get the guy in front of us and move him back 5,10 yards.
Despite their 1-4 record, the Bulls are focused on turning the program around, and it starts with the guys in the trenches.
"All of us together had that one mentality coming into camp, that we want to reach the goal, and we're still striving for it," said Ozkan.