Buffalo Bulls vs. Norfolk St Spartans CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/20/14
Norfolk St Spartans (0-0) at Buffalo Bulls (1-2)
College Football: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm (UB Stadium)
The Line: Buffalo Bulls -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Norfolk State Spartans and Buffalo Bulls square off Saturday afternoon at UB Stadium.
The Norfolk State Spartans enter this matchup winless and have almost no offensive production to speak of. Norfolk State has scored just 20 points in their first three games and have produced 42 first downs. Terrance Ervin is completing 63.6 percent of his passes but has zero touchdowns, while the Spartans as a team are averaging just 2.8 yards per rush. Aaron Daniels has provided a spark at running back with 208 yards and a touchdown on 39 carries, but the Spartans have had trouble giving the ball a ton due to trailing late in games. Norfolk State won’t win a single game this season until its offense can get going and put some points on the board. Defensively, the Norfolk State Spartans are allowing 18.6 points per game, 233.7 yards per game and have eight sacks. Marcell Coke leads Norfolk State with 26 tackles, while Lynden Trail and Deon King each have 2.5 sacks.
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The Buffalo Bulls have lost two straight and are fresh off a blowout loss to the Baylor Bears. Buffalo has actually proven to be a pretty decent offensive team led by quarterback Joe Licata, who is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 870 yards and nine touchdowns. Running backs Anthone Taylor and Jordan Johnson have also formed a solid tandem that has helped the Bulls average four yards per carry. Ron Willoughby leads three Buffalo wide receivers who have more than 100 receiving yards. The issue with the Buffalo Bills is a defense that is allowing 502.7 yards per game, while forcing three turnovers and five sacks. Lee Skinner leads Buffalo with 24 tackles and Adam Redden has 3.5 tackles for loss.
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