A week after breaking up three passes in Buffalo's 40-3 home victory over Gardner-Webb, starting free safety Mike Newton (Calvert Hall) was back making big plays in the Bulls' 21-17 win over visiting Akron. The senior came up with two takeaways, recovering a fumble in the first quarter after Buffalo defensive lineman Anel Montanez forced Zips running back DeVoe Torrence to cough up the ball, and intercepting Akron quarterback Patrick Nicely in the second quarter. Newton also made eight tackles (two solo, six assists). Bulls senior Dane Robinson (Calvert Hall) started at defensive tackle, recording no statistics.Connecticut's 38-25 Homecoming win over Louisville was overshadowed this weekend by the death of Huskies junior cornerback Jasper Howard. Howard, 20, of Miami was stabbed early Sunday on the university's Storrs, Conn., campus and died from his wounds. Though the game is an afterthought in the wake of that tragedy, it should be noted that redshirt freshman Jerome Junior (Archbishop Curley) returned to his starting spot at safety and recorded four tackles (two solo, two assists). Cardinals freshman linebacker Horace Miller (Dunbar) played in the game but recorded no statistics.