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02/14/19 - Previewing the 2019 NFL Combine: Third Day Sleeper: Tyrone Jackson, Buffalo: A raw talent with all the tools necessary to be a starter at the next level, he has big upside because of his size and arm strength and is the ultimate wild card in this year's draft. Jackson possesses a howitzer and is able to launch 70-yard rockets with a simple flick of the wrist. Plus, showed that he responded well to coaching during his time at the Senior Bowl, he was one of the most improved players as the week wore on. Some scouts view Jackson to have the greatest ceiling of any quarterback in this year's class, if allowed to sit for a few years, he could possibly develop into a starting quarterback. Jackson will be intriguing for NFL teams who have an aging quarterback and are looking to groom a successor. - Ric Serritella, NFLDraftScout.com
01/06/19 - University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson is forgoing his senior season by declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft. Jackson calls it a "once in a lifetime opportunity" in a posting Sunday on Instagram. He has been contemplating his future since placing his name into the NCAA transfer portal shortly after completing his season with a 42-32 loss to Troy in the Dollar General Bowl. Jackson is a redshirt junior who already has graduated. He says he reached his decision by consulting with his family, and adds he's "really excited about the journey ahead, and I am going to attack it head on." Jackson had a career-high 3,131 yards passing for 28 touchdowns, one short of matching the school's single-season record, and 12 interceptions this season. He also scored seven touchdowns rushing. Overall, Jackson has completed 56 percent of his passes for 6,999 yards with 49 touchdowns and 24 interceptions in 32 career games. Buffalo also stands losing its top two receivers. Anthony Johnson is graduating, and K.J. Osborn is exploring the possibility of transferring. - AP College Football
01/02/19 - University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson has taken the first step in exploring the possibility of transferring to another school for his senior season. Coach Lance Leipold says in a statement Wednesday that Jackson has placed his name into the NCAA transfer portal. Leipold says he and Jackson have had "good open talks" regarding the future, and adds the player is considering all options, including staying at Buffalo. Being placed in the portal allows players to have contact with other schools. Jackson is a redshirt junior who already has graduated, which would allow him to transfer and immediately play next year.
Jackson was the Mid-American Conference offensive player of the year, helping Buffalo set a single-season record in victories and clinch its fourth bowl appearance. The Bulls finished 10-4 following a 42-32 loss to Troy in the Dollar General Bowl on Saturday. Jackson finished with a career-high 3,131 yards passing for 28 touchdowns, one short of matching the school's single-season record, and 12 interceptions this season. He also scored seven touchdowns rushing. Overall, Jackson has completed 56 percent of his passes for 6,999 yards with 49 touchdowns and 24 interceptions in 32 career games. Buffalo is losing its top receiver, Anthony Johnson, to graduation. - AP College Football
11/24/18 - Tyree Jackson threw a touchdown pass and Buffalo ran in four scores to beat Bowling Green 44-14 on Friday to claim the Mid-American Conference East Division championship. The Bulls (10-2, 7-1) will face Northern Illinois in the conference title game on Nov. 30 at Detroit's Ford Field. The Bulls captured its second outright East Division championship and third overall; they won it in 2008 and tied in 2007. Buffalo rebounded from a 52-17 rout at Ohio on Nov. 14 to earn its tenth win, the most since joining the FBS era in 1999. Jackson's 37-yard scoring throw to George Rushing was his 25th TD pass of the season, tying Drew Willy (2008) for second most touchdown passes in a season at Buffalo.
Jaret Patterson and Kevin Marks had two touchdown runs apiece for the Bulls, who extended their program-best for most rushing touchdowns in a season to 32. Patterson broke loose for a 40-yard score and an 11-yarder in the first half. He finished with 88 yards on 11 carries, and is 44 yards shy of Aaron Leeper's (2002) freshman record of 917 in a season. Marks bullied in both scores from short yardage, and had 63 yards rushing on 21 carries. Buffalo rushed for 332 yards on 62 carries. Emmanuel Reed led with 109 yards on 15 carries. Jarret Doege threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Scott Miller in the first quarter for Bowling Green (3-9, 2-6). Doege was 8-of-17 passing for 84 yards with one interception. - AP College Football
11/05/18 - NOV 5 MAC EAST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson,...Buffalo junior quarterback Tyree Jackson (Norton Shores, Mich.) accounted for six touchdowns in a 51-42 win over Miami on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Jackson threw for three touchdowns and ran for a career-best three more. Jackson went 20-of-34 for a season-high 358 yards passing and three touchdowns, passes of 75, 20 and 10 yards. With his three touchdown runs, he became the first quarterback in the Bulls' FBS era (since 1999) to score three rushing touchdowns in a game. He became just the second quarterback in the country this season to throw for three and rush for three touchdowns in the same game. - MAC Football
10/31/18 - Tyree Jackson threw for 358 yards and three touchdowns - all to Anthony Johnson - and ran for three more scores to help Buffalo beat Miami (Ohio) 51-42 on Tuesday night and remain unbeaten in Mid-American Conference play. Jackson was 20-of-34 passing with no interceptions. Johnson finished with eight receptions for a career-high 238 yards and Jaret Patterson had 96 yards rushing and a score on 23 carries for Buffalo (8-1, 5-0), which has won four in a row. Miami's Gus Ragland hit Kenny Young for a 59-yard touchdown and then, less than two minutes later, scored on a 1-yard run to make it 42-all going into the fourth quarter. Patterson's 4-yard TD run put Buffalo back in front with 8:53 to play and, after Miami failed to convert a fourth-and-5 from midfield, Adam Mitcheson's 37-yard field goal nearly five minutes later capped the scoring. The four-year starter became the program's career leader with 45 made field goals. Ragland completed 20 of 35 for 313 yards and had 16 carries for 53 yards and three scores for Miami (3-6, 3-2). - AP College Football
10/20/18 - Freshman Jaret Patterson rushed for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Buffalo rallied from 10 points down to defeat Toledo 31-17 on Saturday and remain undefeated in the Mid-America Conference. Buffalo (7-1, 4-0) is off to its best start since the 1959 season and are bowl eligible for the fourth time in program history. Tyree Jackson completed 25 of 46 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns, overcoming three interceptions. Both touchdown passes went to Anthony Johnson - a 32-yarder late in the third quarter pulling the Bulls into a 17-17 tie. Buffalo forced a fumble and then intercepted Eli Peters to end Toledo's next two possessions, holding the Rockets (3-4, 1-2) without a first down in the final quarter. Bryant Koback rushed for 81 yards and a score for Toledo, Peters hooked up with Diontae Johnson for another on the way to a 17-7 halftime lead. - AP College Football
10/14/18 - Tyree Jackson threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score and Buffalo breezed to a 24-6 victory over Akron in Mid-American Conference action on Saturday. Buffalo is now 6-1 for the first time since 1959. The Bulls (6-1, 3-0) are bowl eligible for a second straight season and fourth overall. Jackson connected with George Rushing for a 17-yard TD in the first quarter to erase a 3-0 deficit. It was Jackson's 18th TD pass of the season, already the Bulls' fourth-best single-season total. Adam Mitcheson stretched the lead to 10-3 with 30-yard field goal early in the second quarter, moving one away from the school record with 43 career makes. Nick Gasser's second field goal pulled the Zips (2-3, 0-2) within 10-6 at halftime. Freshman Jaret Patterson, who rushed for 91 yards on 17 carries, scored on a 4-yard run in the third quarter and Jackson added a 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter for Buffalo. K.J. Osborn had six catches for 116 yards. The Bulls piled up 435 yards of offense, while holding Akron to 235. - AP College Football
10/06/18 - Tyree Jackson threw for a touchdown and ran for another and freshmen running backs Kevin Marks and Jaret Patterson had career days to lead Buffalo to a 34-24 win over Central Michigan on Saturday. Jackson had a 6-yard scoring pass to Tyler Mabry in the first quarter and ran 5 yards for a touchdown in the second, helping the Bulls (5-1, 2-0 Mid-American Conference) take a 17-3 lead. Then the freshmen took over to help Buffalo, off to its best start since 1996, pile up more than 300 yards on the ground.
After a touchdown run for the Chippewas (1-5, 0-2) with 5:24 left in the third quarter, Marks, a redshirt freshman who finished with 167 yards, broke off a 70-yard scoring run on the next snap. Patterson, a true freshman who had 121 yards, answered the next Central Michigan score with a 14-yard scoring run. Both backs had 18 carries as Buffalo had a pair of 100-yard runners in the same game for the first time since 2014. Jackson finished 10 for 20 for 127 yards. Buffalo, which had lost four straight in the series, picked off Tommy Lazzaro four times. - AP College Football
09/25/18 - SEPT 10 MAC EAST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson...Buffalo junior quarterback Tyree Jackson (Norton Shores, Mich.) finished 26-of-45 for 275 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning score with less than a minute to play to lead Buffalo to a 36-29 win over Temple at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday. Jackson opened the scoring with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Charlie Jones late in the first quarter to give the Bulls a 6-0 lead. However, most of his heroics came in the fourth quarter. With the game tied at 22-22, Jackson drove the Bulls 58 yards on eight plays and hit Antonio Nunn with a five-yard touchdown pass to give the Bulls a 29-22 lead with 7:43 left. Then after Temple tied it again, Jackson drove the Bulls 81 yards on 10 plays and hit Anthony Johnson on a 29-yard touchdown pass with 59 seconds left to win the game. - MAC Football