Buffalo at Kent State - 11/5/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (4-4) at Kent State Golden Flashes (3-5)
College Football: Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Dix Stadium)
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes +2.5 -- Over/Under: 44.4 See the Latest Odds
The Buffalo Bulls and Kent State Golden Flashes square off Thursday at Dix Stadium.
The Buffalo Bulls look for a big road win to get a game above a .500 record. Joe Licata is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 1,876 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Licata has three passing touchdowns in his last three games. Ron Willoughby and Matt Weiser have combined for 916 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Marcus McGill has 27 receptions. The Buffalo Bulls ground game is averaging 144.8 yards per contest, and Jordan Johnson leads the way with 575 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 25 points and 405.4 yards per game. Nick Gilbo leads the Bulls with 73 tackles, Okezie Alozie has two interceptions and Brandon Crawford has two sacks. Brandon Manosalvas and Dillon Guy are questionable.
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The Kent State Golden Flashes could use a big victory after losing four of their last six games. George Bollas is completing 60.9 percent of his passes for 425 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. Bollas has 50 pass attempts in his last two games. Raekwon James and Antwan Dixon have combined for 407 receiving yards and one touchdown while Kris White has 16 receptions. The Kent State Golden Flashes ground game is averaging 152.1 yards per contest, and Trayion Durham leads the way with 308 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 27.6 points and 339.6 yards per game. Nate Holley leads the Golden Flashes with 83 tackles, Demetrius Monday has five interceptions and Terence Waugh has 8.5 sacks. Jordan Italiano is questionable and Nick Holley is doubtful.
The Bulls are 12-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November and 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 home games. The Bulls are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Kent State.
The difference for me is at the quarterback position, as Licata provides stability and playmaking ability while Kent State has had no answer at QB all season. I like Buffalo to find a way to win this game on the road.