Buffalo vs. Bowling Green - 10/3/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bowling Green Falcons (2-2) at Buffalo Bulls (2-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 3:30 pm (UB Stadium)
The Line: Buffalo Bulls +6.5 -- Over/Under: 68 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Bowling Green Falcons will travel to UB Stadium to take on the Buffalo Bulls this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Bowling Green Falcons improved to 2-2 (0-0 MAC) as they were able to score the game winning TD with just 9 seconds left to play to defeat the Purdue Boilermakers 35-28. Bowling Green put on another offensive show as they outgained the Boilermakers by a 539-426 margin and had 39 first downs in the victory. Offensively, Bowling Green is averaging 38.5 ppg and is led by QB Matt Johnson who is completing 64.7 % of his passes for 1760 yards, 13 TD’s and 2 Int. The Falcons WR’s have put up some big numbers early in the season and are led by Roger Lewis (30 receptions, 559 yards, 5 TD) and Ronnie Moore (29 receptions, 312 yards, 1 TD). Bowling Green’s rushing attack is led by Travis Greene (49 carries, 232 yards, 3 TD’s) and Fred Coppet (39 carries, 224 yards). Defensively, the Falcons have been allowing opponents to average 39.5 ppg. The Falcons have only been able to generate 4 turnovers and 6 sixes on the season. The defense have been led by LB Austin Valdez (47 tackles) and DL Taylor Royster (19 tackles, 3 sacks).
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The Buffalo Bulls fell to 2-2 (0-0 MAC) on the season after losing a close 27-24 contest to the Nevada Wolfpack at home this past Saturday. Buffalo was able to outgain the Wolfpack by a 487-379 margin but committed 3 turnovers in the loss. Buffalo held Nevada to just 90 yards passing but had trouble stopping the rushing attack of Nevada as they allowed 289 yards on the ground. Offensively, Buffalo is averaging 29.8 ppg on the season and are led by RB Anthone Taylor who had 381 yards and 2 TD’s on 76 carries this season. Buffalo has experience at the QB position in senior Joe Licata who currently has 894 yards on the season with 6 TD’s and 4 Int. Leading the Bulls at WR are Ron Willoughby (22 receptions, 269 yards, 1 TD) and Matt Weiser (17 receptions, 176 yards, 1 TD). Defensively, Buffalo has been solid this season as they are holding their opponents 20.0 ppg. The Bulls have a plus 3 turnover margin this season as they’ve forced 4 fumbles and 4 interceptions this season. The Bulls defense is led by LB Okezie Alozie (33 tackles, 2 sacks) and LB Nick Gilbo (32 tackles, 2.5 sacks).
The Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 35-17-2 ATS in their last 54 road games. The Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in October.
Bowling Green has been putting up some crazy offensive numbers and has played a decent non-conference schedule which included games against Tennessee, Maryland, Memphis and Purdue. Buffalo has been competitive in all four of their games this season and has an experienced offensive that can put up some points. Buffalo’s defense has played well this season but they’ve yet to face an offense like Bowling Green’s and I think that Matt Johnson will be able to pull away from the Bills in the 2nd half in this one and cover the spread.